Hello all,\n\n\n\nI have a Dell Inspiron (laptop). It's a couple of years old and was running Vista HP.\n\nI say "was" running because a few days ago the hard drive conked out and I had to put\n\na new one in. \n\n\n\nWhen I bought this PC, it came with a bunch of CDs, two of which were the\n\nre-install Vista cd, and a driver cd.\n\nSo I re-installed Vista on the new hard drive and used the driver cd as recommended in the manual.\n\n\n\nNow I'll tell you what the problem(s) is.\n\n\n\nThe first one is the Device Manager that tells me there is a problem with \n\nthe network adapter (wireless).\n\nIn the Device Manager, under Network adapters, it shows:\n\n- Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller\n\n- Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter\n\n\n\nThe first one (the Integrated Controller) is OK.\n\nThe second one (the 802.11n) is the one with the problem.\n\nA little digging in Properties brought a wee window telling me that the network adapter "cannot\n\nstart (Code 10)". A troubleshooter said that "the driver was successfully installed, \n\nbut that it encountered a problem when it tried to run".\n\nThat's all it said.\n\n\n\nThe installed driver is:\n\nBCMWL6.sys\n\nversion: 188.8.131.52\n\ndate: 11-02-2006\n\n\n\nCould it be that the Broadcom device in my PC is newer and the driver is too old?\n\nI looked on the Dell and Broadcom websites for this issue, but got nowhere.\n\n\n\nNow, on to the other driver problem.\n\n\n\nIn Device Manager again, under "Other Devices", it shows:\n\n- Base System Device\n\n- Base System Device\n\n- Base System Device\n\n(yes, three times)\n\n\n\nIn Properties, all three show that the drivers "are not installed. (Code 28)".\n\nIn the Details tab window, under "Location information", the only intelligible info I could get was:\n\n"PCI bus 3, device 1, function 3" for the first one,\n\n"PCI bus 3, device 1, function 2" for the second one,\n\n"PCI bus 3, device 1, function 4" for the third one.\n\nNo additional info.\n\n\n\nI tried every which way to install the drivers from every location I could think of,\n\nbut no cigars. The wizzard kept saying it couldn't find a driver for the device.\n\nIf someone in this forum has a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista HP, would you \n\nlook up in your own Device Manager what the name of the "Base System Device" \n\ndrivers are, and where they are located, and let me know.\n\nMaybe I can find them on the web and I'll install them manually.\n\n\n\nAs for the "Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter" problem, I have no idea why it won't start.\n\n\n\nAny suggestions ?\n\n\n\nThanks for any help.