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Malfunction I disabled my wireless adapter late one night. On start up the next time, I tried to connect, but couldn't find my wireless network in the Network Connections folder. I removed and reinserted the adapter. Windows greeted me with the message that the device had malfunctioned. To be sure I tried the device in every other port, same story. However I tried my sisters adapter, which works fine on her laptop and was told that it too was malfunctioning. Back in the laptop it works fine. I have tried rebooting several times and reloading the drivers. Its driving me mad and I think i'm missing something obvious. I would really appreciate some help because I'm stumped as to why it has suddenly malfunctioned yet other working adapters are also supposedly malfunctioning. If you think its a problem with my USB system as a whole, any directions to the relevant places would be greatly appreciated. (All other USB devices are working fine) Thanks alot ED fourunicorns@gmail.com

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This is one of those Cuckoo! problems. Assuming you have enabled your wireless connections again, have you tried a system restore to a few days before you dissabled the connection to see if the settings as they should; revert back to before the problem. If all other devices work in usb ports can't be that, if the device works in another pc, can't be that, so it's back to the software driver or a usb controller problem, on your pc that cannot start the device.

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