1.    11 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

    Wi-Fi Button suddenly disabled.


    So I upgraded to windows 10 a few months ago and everything was running smoothly. Then literally over night the wi-fi button has become permanently disabled. If i try to click on it, nothing happens. If I try to flick the Wi-Fi switch in the settings, it goes straight to off and never turns on.

    I have tried updating my network adapter drivers, troubleshooting the connect (just says "wi-fi is disabled, please enable it" without giving a fix to the solution, and reinstalling windows 10. Nothing has seemed to work, and I am still stuck without Wi-Fi.


    Does anyone have any ideas on what I could try or how I could fix it?

    Will answer all of your questions,

    Cheers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    11 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,980
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by JSleek View Post
    So I upgraded to windows 10 a few months ago and everything was running smoothly. Then literally over night the wi-fi button has become permanently disabled. If i try to click on it, nothing happens. If I try to flick the Wi-Fi switch in the settings, it goes straight to off and never turns on.

    I have tried updating my network adapter drivers, troubleshooting the connect (just says "wi-fi is disabled, please enable it" without giving a fix to the solution, and reinstalling windows 10. Nothing has seemed to work, and I am still stuck without Wi-Fi.


    Does anyone have any ideas on what I could try or how I could fix it?

    Will answer all of your questions,

    Cheers.
    My Notebooks with Win10 have to have Airplane Mode turned off before I can get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    My Notebooks with Win10 have to have Airplane Mode turned off before I can get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working.
    Airplane mode is definitely turned off, I can assure you
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  4.    12 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    I found the fix.

    The fix involved resetting the BIOS to factory default. Because I didn't know the password to access my BIOS, I had to contact HP support and get them to send me a .bin file to reset it.

    I have no idea why the wifi was disabled in BIOS, because I didn't change anything before the wifi got disabled, but this sorted it out.

    Try resetting the BIOS first!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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