Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:51 PM
Win XP Pro
When I shut down the computer then restart, the external Seagate drive letter may or may not show up, and the wireless adapter driver disappears from the Network Adapter list (it also sometimes disappears during usage or suddenly shows up yellowed out)
If I try to reinstall the wireless adapter, Windows shoehorns in and installs it incorrectly as an USB device where it won't function.
The only way I've found to get the external drive letter to reappear and for the adapter to install properly is by:
Removing the wireless adapter from programs.
Shut down the computer
Unplug the external drive's USB cable and electrical connection.
Unplug the wireless USB adapter connection.
Unplug the computer and wait for at least 10 minutes.
I know this sounds crazy, but everything then installs and works properly until I shut down then on restart I'm back at square one again.
If I omit unplugging the computer, then as soon as it boots up, Windows reinstalls the wireless driver back under USB devices where it won't operate.
No virus present, no spyware, run chkdsk and scannow, tried a repair but no luck.Needless to say, this is driving me crazy.