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Shutdown Hang and WiFi problem

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Shutdown Hang and WiFi problem


    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but it seemed like the best choice.
    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro from Microsoft Dreamspark. The installation went well and my Laptop was working fine for a few days. After a few days I got a hang at shutdown and had to force shutdown the laptop. It never happened again until a few shutdowns later. Again, after this occurrence it was fine until 2-3 shutdowns later. I booted up my laptop to my second problem which I have only had twice to date. The booting was fine and I logged in. I noticed that the wifi was not connected to anything so I clicked on the icon hoping it would come up with the 'connect to' window. The 'connect to' window never appeared so I decided to disable the adapter and re-enable it. Trying to disable the adapter failed (although it never said anything) and the device still said it was enabled. I then restarted the laptop only to have it hang on the restart screen. After the restart everything was fine and the cycle of 2-3 good shutdowns to a bad shutdown started again. After having the wifi problem again and the laptop hanging at restart I have decided that I need some help with this. I believe the two problems might be connected with something to do with the wifi service not turning off? I am hoping someone here will know how to fix this and can give me the instructions on how to do so.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Try uninstalling your WiFi and reinstalling it, then update your driver.
    Also go here:Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums, download and follow the steps, then upload your logs.

    It might give clues to what is going on with your machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    The shutdown problem solved itself when I updated my WiFi drivers (Windows Update decided to give me really old ones) but the WiFi problem remains. The only time it has happenned is today since the times above and appears to have something to do with the fast shutdown feature. It would show the 'Connect to' window but it said there were no networks (my phone was connected to it so the router is fine).
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