Cannot start "Network Connections" Service, Cannot open Network and Sharing Centre
Posted on 2008-10-08
I have a HP Notebook with Windows Vista Business SP 1. After SP 1 was installed all my problems started. At first it looked though my Network Connection is not connected, but i could receive mail, Skype was working but no internet. Then after a while mail and Skype also stopped working. Now nothing is working over the network, cant even browse my local network. But I can ping the internet fine.
I aslo cant view the "Installed Updates" in "Programs and Features". Aslo my Media Player stopped working, it opens, but the moment you click on any chages it just hangs. So I tried a "System Restore" but was unable to do this. If however I go into Safe Mode, everything works fine.
I then did a Systems recovery with HP's Recovery. This solved my problem until the next day when al was up and running and installed. As before all of the above problems started again, and now I am back to square one. Only this time I can do a system restore and it works but only until tomorrow when it restarted, then same thing over again. I disabled Windows Updates cause I thought it could have downloaded some update that is doing all this. But no update is installed and it still occurs.
Please help I am at my end with this Vista, makes me wonder why Bill Gates is not in my office so that I can shout at him!!!!!!