My wireless driver seems to be down, and as a result my WiFi no longer works. I've tried disabling/enabling it from the device manager as well as shutting down and booting the system back up to no avail.

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Windows 8 does not do a full shutdown unless you explicitly tell it to or disable fast startup from the power management settings. I temporary solved the problem by executing shutdown /s /t 0 from the command line and rebooting, but this doesn't prevent the wireless card/driver from eventually failing again. Something I'm still seeking a solution for.

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    easier way is to hold shift key while you click shutdown.
    – Moab
    Jul 7, 2015 at 2:13
  • In Windows 98 when used with restart it did a fast restart (skip bios loading again) of the OS, a real time saver in the day.
    – Moab
    Jul 7, 2015 at 13:28

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