Through some troubleshooting with a a pc, I have noticed something which does not make sense. Basically, the wireless USB adapter shows a stable green light for connectivity in Safe Mode, but, not Normal Mode. Could this possibly mean there are corrupted or missing network drivers for the wireless? Or, could this mean the wireless USB adapter is bad itself? There are many other issues going on as well with this wireless such as its inability to automatically acquire network addresses like IP numbers and DNS information.
The model of the wireless is Microsoft Wireless USB Adapter, Model MN-510. The OS on this pc is Windows XP Pro SP2.
With the mentioned problem, would it prove more fruitful to simply purchase a new wireless USB adapter as opposed to trying to continue troubleshooting it? On the one hand, the lights on the wireless show steady or stable within Safe Mode, thus, indicating a non-hardware problem. But, on the other hand, it begins blinking within Normal Mode, thus, indicating a problem with the wireless or perhaps some form of driver corruption of the network adapter itself.
Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.