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hp Windows 8.1 laptop, wifi has dissapeared.

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    windows 8.1

    hp Windows 8.1 laptop, wifi has dissapeared.


    so i have had this laptop for a while now with no issue, then suddenly last night while sitting on the desktop the thing suddenly restarts and after it fully re boots the wireless is completely gone and no matter what i try, i cannot get it to come back. Its like the thing thinks theirs no card in it when there clearly is. Any help would be much appreciated, because while i can just plug it in to the router in my room, i share this with my mom and she cant just sit in my bedroom.
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    Welcome to the forum. Does the wireless card show in device manager? Does the pc have a hot key to turn wireless off/on?
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    windows 8.1


    No, its just gone as far as windows is concerned and the hot key stays orange and just switches airplane mode on and off with out doing anything else. Its baffling me to no end.
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    If its not showing in device manage rit could be a hardware fault. Have you installed and new software or hardware
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hp Windows 8.1 laptop, wifi has dissapeared.
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