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Laptop wifi broken?

  1. #1


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8

    Laptop wifi broken?


    OK so I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and turned it off normally yesterday.
    Now when I turn it on,my WiFi is disabled.

    I get the Ethernet cable unplugged with the yellow symbol. Which is odd because I have WiFi and should be seeing signal bars. The box you see on desktop computers with no WiFi just Ethernet....

    WiFi is intact,once I connect to WiFi,internet work fine,but once I disable or restart my PC I have to put my WiFi password every-time I turn on my laptop.

    Something must of gotten broken and can't seem to fix it. System Restore does also not seem to complete the process.
    I also re installed WiFi drivers,but all that did was make the internet icon back to signal bars not Ethernet.

    Any ideas on why my icon for WiFi where changed and why my passwords won't save anymore?

    Pictures should clear some things up.

    With wifi connected.



    In Airplane mode/Off:



    Also this confuses me,since I am using wifi?


    Edit: I used sfc scannow and it said it could not repair some files......
    Anyone care to take a look? I can't re install my windows,I will lose to many programs.
    Last edited by jms209; 16 Dec 2013 at 20:13.

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  2. #2


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    There is a keystroke on most laptops to turn wifi off and on - did you hit it accidentally? On mine it is FUNCTION -F3.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by jms209 View Post
    OK so I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and turned it off normally yesterday.
    Now when I turn it on,my WiFi is disabled.

    I get the Ethernet cable unplugged with the yellow symbol. Which is odd because I have WiFi and should be seeing signal bars. The box you see on desktop computers with no WiFi just Ethernet....

    WiFi is intact,once I connect to WiFi,internet work fine,but once I disable or restart my PC I have to put my WiFi password every-time I turn on my laptop.

    Something must of gotten broken and can't seem to fix it. System Restore does also not seem to complete the process.
    I also re installed WiFi drivers,but all that did was make the internet icon back to signal bars not Ethernet.

    Any ideas on why my icon for WiFi where changed and why my passwords won't save anymore?

    Pictures should clear some things up.

    With wifi connected.



    In Airplane mode/Off:



    Also this confuses me,since I am using wifi?


    Edit: I used sfc scannow and it said it could not repair some files......
    Anyone care to take a look? I can't re install my windows,I will lose to many programs.
    In fact Hamachi has been causing similar problems on many different machines.

    In this case Hamachi is very likely to be creating the problem, either configure Hamachi or uninstall it to fix the problem.

    For the sfc /scannow which indicates system file integrity problem you will want to follow the advice in the following link to fix the system files and component store file problem may be present which the DISM repair command may fix.
    Accessing internet
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  4. #4


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8


    Installed Windows over Windows because for some reason even mounting ISOs would not work. Trying so many things,but nothing would fix it. After the install I still had all my files and programs,no harm done.
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