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Wireless Networks vanished XP


Got to Spain and WiFi was fine on Lenovo T61....then it vanished. iPad had WiFi, iPhone had WiFi so network was there.

Disabled and enabled, deleted the Hotel network & nothing.

Got home............everything working excpet the T61. Only change is Kaspersky expired on my 3 machines over last couple of days.

Just ran CMD and typed sc query wzcvc but reply was the Open Service Failed 1060.

Is this an easy fix?

Can anyone help?


3 Solutions
Check the Device manager, if Wireless card is installed
Remove and Uninstall it
Reboot machine
Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Do you have an on/off switch for the wirlesss somewhere in the front like my X61?
Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Just had a look at a pic and you do, it is on the front left side of the machine (small slider) check to make sure it is on.
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The Lenovo T61 is known for its disappearing of Network Interfaces. The best common ways to Fix the problem, is often just a reboot, if that does not help, you should try to reinstall the Network driver. You can find the network driver at:


You just need to type in your Type number and Model Number, wich you can find under your laptop.

Before you do that, you must ensure that you have Activated the Wireless Network switch on the Front of the laptop, or if you have activated the Wireless network on the FN+F5 combination.

Best Regards
Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
As above the X61 has the same issue, however I find deleting the newtrok card from device manager and rebooting is usually the best way, as the drivers and IP stack get refreshed in the process.

I suggest just restore windows to the date it was working..

start>>all programs > accessories>>system tools >> system restore..  i hope it helps you..
77SevenAuthor Commented:

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I suggest just restore windows to the date it was working..

start>>all programs > accessories>>system tools >> system restore..  i hope it helps you..

just let me know if you need any assistance
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