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Built in netword card shows up as removable on HP laptop



 
 
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Old July 28th 08, 08:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
NZSchoolTech
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Default Built in netword card shows up as removable on HP laptop

HP supplies some of their current laptop models with a Broadcom network card
built in that shows up as a removable device and can be accidentally
"removed" by the user (Using the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system
tray). When this happens the network adapter is unavailable until the next
reboot.

How do I tell Windows that the card is not removable?

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Old July 28th 08, 10:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Barb Bowman
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Default Built in netword card shows up as removable on HP laptop

what happens if you use the switch (or keyboard combination) to turn
the wireless off/on/off/on again? does it re-enable? what laptop
specifically?

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:24:41 +1200, "NZSchoolTech"
wrote:

HP supplies some of their current laptop models with a Broadcom network card
built in that shows up as a removable device and can be accidentally
"removed" by the user (Using the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system
tray). When this happens the network adapter is unavailable until the next
reboot.

How do I tell Windows that the card is not removable?

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Old May 25th 10, 09:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Amy Hardeman
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Default Built in netword card shows up as removable on HP laptop

In my case I found out if I disable the Lan Power Save in Bios the network
adapter was then removed from the removable device manager in the task bar.
I hope this help someone else out there.

gamie62

url:http://www.ureader.com/msg/128411776.aspx
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Old May 25th 10, 09:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Amy Hardeman
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Default Built in netword card shows up as removable on HP laptop

In my case I found out if I disable the Lan Power Save in Bios the network
adapter was then removed from the removable device manager in the task bar.
I hope this help someone else out there.

gamie62

url:http://www.ureader.com/msg/128411776.aspx
 




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