Long story short: my girlfriend's laptop had a bad hard drive. Popped a new one in and did a fresh format.
Upon doing this, I can get EVERYTHING but the wireless drivers working.
Model of laptop: HP Pavilion DV6-6144ca Entertainment Notebook PC
I've tried installing all of the drivers from the following page:
Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion dv6-6144ca Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support
And none of them work. None of them recognize the wireless adapter.
The adapter WAS previously working just fine.
I've also tried popping the back off, and removing the card, firing up Windows, shutting down, re-inserting it, with hopes it would recognize it, but it doesn't work. Hard wired, works flawlessly. Just cannot get any wireless working at all.
The wireless network icon isn't showing up at all and the device manager recognizes the Network Adapter, but has "!'s" next to "Network Controller" and "Unknown Device".
Any advice would be appreciated. I've tried multiple drivers but none seem to work. The recovery disc is long lost and irretrievable as well. If anyone has an online option I'd really appreciate that.