Its an older toshiba a660 running windows 10, the wifi will not turn on, i am pretty computer savy, I have uninstalled the drivers, reinstalled the drivers, i have used the keyboard buttons to turn the wifi on, i have went in settings and hit the wifi to turn on, it will not turn on. I have even changed out the wifi card, the wifi card gets recognized and installs, says its working, but wifi will not turn on to use it. reset winsock, network troubleshooter, nothing. I have even reinstalled windows 10, but chose the option to keep my files when reinstalling, still wifi will not turn on. If I use a usb wifi card, the wifi works through the card, if i plug in an ethernet cable, i also get internet. I have reset the network settings on the laptop multiple times as well, still will not turn on. Do you think it worth trying a full reinstall of windows 10 to a factory reset? I am also thinking the motherboard is bad now, this is my fathers girlsfriends computer, she gave it to me to repair saying the computer wouldnt turn on for her, just shut off and wouldnt load windows again, kept shutting off, but when I got the computer, it worked fine was just slow like it was overheating, but it wasnt. So I gave the computer back to her after making sure everything was working good and no viruses, no overheating, tested hard drive, everything was clean and good. Once she got it back she said she couldnt get the wifi to turn on. I used the wifi the entire time at my house. So I took the laptop again, and when i got it to my house, and plugged it in, the laptop turned on fine, then shut off pretty quick, kept trying to turn on but then would shut off, the battery was so hot, I am surprised it didnt melt!! So I removed the battery and the laptop turned on as normal. I think the extreme heat may have ruined the motherbaord area by the wifi card? And probably what caused the problems intially and the first time I took the laptop, the battery never got hot like that the first time i had it. Like the battery was getting hot sometimes and sometimes not maybe? I tested the laptop temperatures the first time and also felt with my hand, it was normal cuz its what I thougth her problem was to begin with.
So basically would a full reinstall of windows 10 to factory settings do anything different for me then the reinstall keeping the files? Shouldnt a windows 10 reinstall fix any issues if they were software related? Motherboard fried or do a full windows 10 reset? or something else?
Edited by dynocompe, 06 January 2022 - 01:32 AM.