I have a HP dv9000 laptop that has begun exhibiting some strange behavior. Every few hard boots, the wireless network adapter disappears from the configuration - it doesn't show up in Computer Manager or anywhere else. This is not just a Control Panel glitch - the machine actually thinks it doesn't have a network adapter and won't connect to any available networks. After rebooting several times, it eventually shows up again.
Is this a physical failure in the network adapter? A driver problem? A configuration issue?
Ideas on how to fix this would be wonderful, the laptop is 2 years old on out of support.
Any help would be appreciated.