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Old 12-31-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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For the past several months my laptop has not had a working WiFi. Had several friends look at it, all IT guys, no luck. I used to do IT for a living, I couldn't figure it out. Even Tommy logged in to my computer and look around, no luck. We finally decided to back up the computer and format. I started that yesterday. This morning I formated the drive and reloaded the operating system. 13 hours to do the backup. 2 hours to format and load Windows. Then 9 hours of updates. Ya, 9 hours. Nearly 150 updates were needed. And more reboots then I care to count. But with 2 full days of dealing with this, the laptop is working again.

I have installed just about all my programs. Not that I had a lot on this computer. Firefox, AVG, and my HP tuners. Installed drivers, and all is working. Happy me. This means I can take the laptop to the hotel tomorrow and it will work. Darn hotel don't have cat5, only WiFi.
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well damn maybe i should send you my laptop and let you fix its non working wifi
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WOW thats alot of updates!!!! What was the install disc? XP without any Service Packs?
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Format fixes everything.
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idk anything about computers....
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WOW thats alot of updates!!!! What was the instal disc? XP without any Service Packs?

It'* vista home premium. The computers not even that old. Guess when you program like Microsoft, you need a lot of updates to fix it.
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i remember when hotels had hookers in every room
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okay so who wants to fix mine..ill send it to ya and pay...needs the wifi fixed and i have a vongo tray application issue?? and the disc drive doesnt like to work all the time
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Just put in the recovery disk and start over. That'* all I did.
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what the hell is a recovery disk lol
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