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Wireless device error. Failed to start device

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Pavilion X-360 BK002TX
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Laptop device management shows Intel (R) Dual Wireless-AC 3160 failed to start. The pre-installed Wireless device AC 3165 was replaced by this due to some IC failure.

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@KunalTawde Welcome to HP Community!


I understand that you are getting a Wireless device error.


Please perform the below steps and check. 


Step 1 Network Troubleshooter - 

1) In the search box, type and open "Troubleshooter". 

2) Click on "Network and Internet". 

3) Click on "Internet Connections".  


Step 2 Run Network commands - 

1) In the search box on the taskbar, type Command prompt, press and hold (or right-click) Command prompt, and then select Run as administrator > Yes. 

2) At the command prompt, run the following commands in the listed order, and then check to see if that fixes your connection problem: 

Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter. 

Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter. 

Type ipconfig /release and press Enter. 

Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter. 

Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. 


Step 3 Re-install the Network Adapter - 

1) In the search box on the taskbar, type Device Manager, and then select Device Manager from the list of results. 

2) In Device Manager, select Network adapters > the network adapter name. 

3) Right-click on the network adapter, and then select Uninstall device > Delete the driver software for this device check box > Uninstall. 

4) Restart the computer.  


If the issue still persists, please perform the wireless module test.


1. Power off the PC and make sure that it is completely powered off.

2. Press the power button and the moment you press the power button immediately start tapping F2 key, you should see the system diagnostics screen.

3. Look for the component test, under that all the hardware will be listed, please choose the wireless module and initiate the quick test.

Note: If it fails it will generate a 24 digits alphanumeric failure id, please capture that.


Please let us know the result.


Keep us posted,

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Have a great day!


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