I don't know if any one actually reads my posts or not nowadays, but I have a problem that no one seems to be competent to solve when I seek technical help from HP. I have an HP laptop that runs on Vista and in the past month, some programme is disabling my WLAN. When I performed a Recovery, the WLAN was enabled once again until I left the computer for more than a few hours. It appears that something kicks in to disable the HP Wireless Assistant before 24 hours has elapsed after the Recovery is performed. This has occurred twice now and I am NOT going to perform a Recovery every day to re-enable my wireless connection. I am heartily tired of the whole business but I need my wireless connection badly, so if any one can help, please please post a comment here.
I even installed Service Pack 1 yesterday to see if that would solve the issue, but evidently it did not have any effect because my HP Wireless Assistant WLAN was disabled again about an hour ago. It is not the button. When I attempt to enable it, I receive a prompt to the effect that I need to enable the device in the Device Manager, but it doesn't even appear there now. I went to 'Help' and it said that sometimes when a device is disabled, it will not even appear in the Device Manager. The BIOS has to be changed by using F10. When I did that, however, I did not find the device either, but I am no expert when it comes to F10 meddling.
So, this is my desperate last-ditch attempt to fix the laptop before I relegate it to hell forever. I am using a very old computer now to post this and it is not one that I can use on a regular basis.