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Topic # 67510 3-Sep-2010 01:12
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I had the misfortune to have to re-install XP on a laptop. Before the crash I was able to connect to my home network and now I can't.

I did a full install using an original XP SP2 disc.

There is no problem with the network as two other computers are working on it. The SSID is being broadcast.

The Laptop is an HP Presario V6301au.

Essentially, using HP's Wireless Assistant I am told that the WLAN is disabled. The wireless switch is on.

In device manager the there is an exclamation mark in a yellow circle. In properties it says it is enabled but the device cannot start (code 10). I uninstalled it and used the add devices wizard to reinstall it. It enabled it but it then says it is not function correctly.

I can't find a driver on the HP site but I'm not sure that's the problem

Wher to from here?

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  Reply # 376071 3-Sep-2010 06:30
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I'd pick that the driver is the issue. With a laptop you'd normally do a reinstall with a manufacturer provided recovery disc as it will include all necessary drivers.

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  Reply # 376078 3-Sep-2010 07:02
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Check HP's website to see if they have a driver package for your laptop.

You may have to find the exact chipset model for your wireless card and see if the manufacturer has any drivers if HP have nothing on their website.

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