HP Pavillion lappy AMD 64bit 8GB RAM Win8.1 drops WIFI. Maybe once a week or month or ? and after weeks of google I found a one liner that said try closing lid for one second and I did and it works. But may drop again in a few minutes or hours even if i restart or cold boot. Whatchoo think aside from this being a POS?
It sits next to 5 year old Gateway Vista lappy that shares WIFI and never drops unless they both go down when router needs (Xfinity) an unplug/replug.
Thanks for any help.
...out of it's misery or can it be fixed?
This afternoon the good old XP workhorse got stuck on the "saving settings" screen as it shut down.
I got back to it after a while and nothing I could do got it beyond that.
So I pushed the button and it quickly shut down.
Now trying ot get it up and running gets me some fan noise and a few superfast messages on the screen before it goes dead again - just a few seconds of life..
Lots of needed stuff on it - I'd like to get it running again if it can be done. It's been around for a long time and I guess I have the same kind of affection for it that I had for my old portable typewriter.
All help - including advice - will be greatly appreciated.