I have an Acer Aspire 5741 running Windows 7 and I have had problems with the Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter almost from Day One. We have tried multiple fixes and gotten nowhere. The computer frequently drops the internet and/or network connection and troubleshooting leads to "reset the ...adapter". Recently, the error message read 'the driver reported a problem with the ms virtual wif miniport adapter and turned it off'. This causes problems with my printer - both wireless and USB connected - which are only fixed by rebooting. My network indicator has a yellow blaze on it almost all the time. Now my computer shows up in the devices and printers area with a yellow exclamation point indicating that there is a prolbem, but troubleshooting does not fix the issue.
I'm ready to throw the computer out - is this a part that can be replaced? Any ideas?