I'm working on a HP Pailion g6 - 2238 Notebook PC, initially Windows 8 and latter updated to 8.1. It started popping up a dialog box while using the internet (in IE, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) stating HPSA.exe has stopped working.
I googled the issue and found a site that said to uninstall it and find the file and reinstalled (after a restart didn't correct it first, which it didn't). When I did that and restarted I couldn't connect to a wifi network, in fact it wouldn't even find any wifi networks to connect to.
Device Manger specified it was Atheros AR9485 802.11 b|g|n adaptor.
I downloaded a driver from Qualcom and it turned out to be the same one already installed but didn't resolve the issue either. I then went to HP.com and finally found their driver for it (it was the same as installed also). Installing both of these did not resolve the issue which to me indicates the drive isn't corrupt.
Any suggestions? I ran Malwarebytes and it found 196 items and I removed them all. Performed a soft reset (all power and network cables removed and held the power button in for ~15- 30 seconds. Still no effect.
Thanks in advance