Friday, June 6, 2014

Surface Pro 2 Marvell AVASTAR Wifi Driver Randomly Stopped Working

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  1. Boom son. It worked for me. Thanks!

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  2. Happends on the original Surface Pro also. Very random. Fix worked perfectly. Thx!

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  3. Thanks for this! It worked perfectly on my original Surface Pro. You made my day! : )

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  4. Thank you - it worked for me.
    This is now the 3rd time this happened to me just after a microsoft 'update'. I don't usually re-start the surface just because of an update. 'But' when there is an update that blows the wifi out, one is forced to do a re-start (after deleting the Marvell driver). So what happens if I decide I don't want any more updates bloating my surface because it's running just fine? I did that on an XP machine for almost two years with no problems.
    Curious ain't it?

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    1. Definitely curious - however, as annoying as those updates are, Microsoft is constantly patching vulnerabilities which is why I would recommend keeping up to date with them. It is definitely a pain, but the end definitely justify the means in this situation. If I had to guess - this is a hardware and device driver issue. It is very disappointing.

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  5. I owe you something for this. I'm gonna' get you a nice fruit basket.

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    1. Thank you. I am not big on fruit, but I do accept Tips! Check the top right of this page :D

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  6. Invested over 90 minutes with Microsoft Surface Pro Technical Support... only to conclude you have a hardware problem (please spend $320.00). Well the recommendation to Uninstall the Marvell AVARSTAR wireless software was 100% correct. Removed driver, restarted Surface Pro 2, Re-Installed Marvell AVARSTAR driver s/w and everything worked... cleared the error and the Wireless appears. Thank you.

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    1. Wow some nerve they have saying it is hardware. I haven't had the problem since another recent windows update. Like 4-5 batches back. I strongly believe this is all driver related. To further my point, I used to be able to tether my android with my surface. Ever since a recent windows update, now I get blue screens if I even think about it. Problem with watchdog. Go figure.

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  7. several sessions with this problem the above did not fix it after several reboots.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. The next thing you can try is just using an external USB device. That's what I did when it happened at first.

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  8. Your post helped after over 2 hours of random and fruitless troubleshooting. Many thanks.

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  9. Holy shit. I can't believe it worked. Thanks.

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  10. Worked a treat! Thank you very much.

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  11. WTF? It worked!!! Thanks for the AWESOME tip!!!

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. I have completely given up on the Surface Pro 2 and I moved to Surface Pro 4. Microsoft was having a great promotion where they take your Surface Pro 2 and give you a $300 credit towards a 4. Good riddance.

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  13. Me too, years after you firdt did this. Thank you for sharing, you saved me a ton of headaches !!

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  14. Have had the pro 2 for a few years with constant battles, rubbed the Buddha belly,crossed my fingers & toes, here goes nothing....... Annnd wow! really???.. are you.** Kidding me? That easy??. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I've been web searching for hours. For an easy fix. Good job Microsoft! Now fix the Xbox one. I for sure will share this

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  15. i have been solving this issue since two month :-D i just followed your trick and it worked :-D Thanks

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