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COMPAQ EVO N600c WLAN Multibay card not recognised after XP reinstall.

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I have a Compaq Evo N600c Notebook.  After the file system became inaccessible XP has been reinstalled.
Now the Wireless LAN Multiport W200 is not detected by the system.
I have tried installing drivers and tried using Fn F2 to switch it on but the card is simply not seen in device manager.
Help appreciated.
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Most laptops with integrated wireless have a toggle switch so that you can turn the radio (wireless) off for better battery life.
It may be a key combination (like you suggest Fn+F2) or it may also have a physical switch or button. If you don't have a physical switch, you also need to install software to enable button (Fn) shortcuts.
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Thanks for your suggestion.
It needed a new card.  There was no doubt about it in the end.
There was no software problem which could have been fixed nor a physical switch which we had not spotted, the fn F2 button is fine when used with a working card.
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