Solved windows 10 settings seems embedded in the HDD

March 21, 2017 at 22:55:01
Specs: Windows 10, 8 gb
I have a couple of problems with my laptop ( Acer 4752 - 8 gb ram ) and Windows 10.
First of all it will not stay connected to the internet - either LAN or WIFI.... i have to run
diagnostics and let it sort it out....which it does by resetting the router etc.....but it only
hold up for 5 minutes then I have to repeat the diagnostics. I thought that a new install of windows 10 ( where I could install the LAN and WIFI drivers - manually ) would solve the problem but alas it didnt. I even updated the Lan and Wifi drivers but still the same problem.

So I decided to format the disk and make a new clean installation.

I backed up everything, reformatted the HDD ( I had to remove the HDD from the laptop to format it ) and even when I installed windows 10 again the same LAN and WIFI drivers were still there ALONG WITH most of my settings from my previous version of windows 10 - how is that possible after formatting then hard drive?

I tried another laptop ( HP ) and everything worked perfectly as is the case on my desktop pc's so there is nothing wrong with my wifi settings on the router or the Lan settings.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated



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March 21, 2017 at 23:39:56
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Hi again Korat

"So I decided to format the disk and make a new clean installation"
The only safe way to get a clean install, is to delete all the partitions, Once that is done, the Format option will be greyed out.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.

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March 22, 2017 at 00:08:33
The network drivers would have been installed by Windows 10. Other settings related to your account are stored in the Cloud and are applied when you log on to another Windows 10 installation. No drivers or data were carried over on the reformatted disk.

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March 22, 2017 at 17:35:39
It is possible at odd times for information to be retained in the motherboard components. This clears it:

Turn off computer and disconnect power cord. Remove battery too if its a laptop. Hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds before restoring things.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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