I would try this:

Get the installation from Ibm/Lenovo for your specific wireless adapter and unpack the files in a folder to use later.

Go to the Device Manager and see if it is listed. If so, right click and uninstall.

Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall any software you have for the adapter.


When the computer comes back up, and tries to automatically install the device, don't let it automatically install. Manually tell it where to find the drivers you downloaded.