After not using my PC for nearly 2 months i turned it on and discovered that i could not connect to the wireless router.
I've had this PC since several years and have used the same router, ect. with no issues.
In Device Manager, it gave me a Code 10.
After messing w/ the drivers for a while (disable/enable uninstall & restart, ect.) the PC BSOD. When it restarted it ran a repair saying the OS failed to start.
Once that was done, the problem seemed to go away. I ran Windows update, and updated several programs and restarted the PC a couple of times through out.
Turned it off to go to dinner, and when i came back, the wireless card was no longer working once again. But, this time, it is giving me a Code 12 in Device Manager. I have tried everything i know to do to fix it to no avail.
I've updated the drivers, to the latest version, and the BIOS is also the latest version
i added a new graphics card last fall, thats it
haven't changed anything.
I'm really hoping its not the wireless card.
I know its a cheap one, but its still annoying to admit defeat and get new hardware.