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  • Im having a serious issue with my vista laptop.  since ive installed the latest service pack, there are 2 problems.  1, theres no wireless because the driver for the wireless card is defunct.  normally i would just download the driver on a different computer and transfer via flashdrive, but that's when i ran into my second issue. 

    2, usb devices wont connect.  i don't mean that they aren't recognized, i mean the computer doesn't even realize a usb device has been connected.  i attached an ipod, and it didnt appear in itunes.  i attached a flashdrive and it didn't appear in the computer folder.  i attached a usb mouse and it wont work. 

    my laptop is currently a useless standalone text editor and picture viewer.  i have no idea how to even begin to diagnose what the issue is.  anyone's help is desperately craved. 
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 11:00 PM

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