Lost Wireless Networking Capabilities on Sony VAIO VGN-S260P
Posted on 2008-10-28
Problem: I've lost wireless networking capabilities on my Sony VAIO VGN-S260P. O/S is Windows XP SP3. Wireless network adapter is Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG.
Question: Do you suspect this to be a hardware issue (i.e. wireless adapter, motherboard), an O/S issue or some other issue? What other steps can I take?
1. Wireless internet connectivity not functional -- was intermittent for about a week and machine would sometimes freeze and require a restart.
2. Wireless adapter no longer being recognized by machine -- in Device Manager the wireless adapter is not present.
3. On system startup I receive the Error message "Resource Conflict PCI in Slot 03, Bus: 02, Device: 0B, Function: 00." I have to push "F1" to continue startup.
4. Machine continuously cycles through startup -- when machine gets to the Windows login screen a "blue screen" briefly appears (from which I can't gather info) and cycles back through startup. Only way to avoid this from happening is to start machine from last known good config.
5. Continue having uninterrupted Wired LAN functionality (I'm writing this from the machine in question)
6. Have verified the wireless access point is functioning properly using another machine.
7. Have verified the wireless switch on my machine is turned on.
Solutions Attempted without Positive Outcome:
1. Reseated the wireless network adapter.
2. Reinstalled all network and wireless LAN drivers + updated for the machine (to include the original network adapter for the machine, Intel PRO/100 VE) in Safe Mode.
3. Conducted System Restore.
4. Attempted to start Windows using Last Known Good Config.
5. Reset BIOS to factory default settings.
6. Tried manually adding the wireless network adapter through the "Add Hardware" wizard.
7. Updated virus definitions and conducted a scan to ensure machine is not infected.