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Windows XP SP3 - Wireless Network Connection 2 not starting

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Hi,

I have Windows XP SP3 and when I start my computer the Wireless Network Connection 2 is disabled and Im not able to enable it?

So, I have now wifi connection to my PC...

How can I solve this porblem?

Tks,
Joao
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by:0x4c1d
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hey ya

is this a laptop or desktop?

if desktop is it a usb wifi?
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by:joaotelles
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Laptop
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by:rindi
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Look for a physical switch or button, or function key combination on the Laptop to turn wireless on or off.
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by:joaotelles
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Tried it but did not work....

Looks like its a windows problem or something, that its not able to "start" the wireless connection...
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what type of laptop do you have?

and do you have any 3rd party application/wireless app that could be using the windows zero configuration utility
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by:joaotelles
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hmm not sure about it...

I have a HP laptop... How can I check if someone is using the Zero configuration utility?
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by:0x4c1d
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like what model HP,

HP LAPPYS some times come with hp wireless tools
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by:joaotelles
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When I try to enable the wireless connestion I get:

Enabling...

Connection Failed!
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by:rindi
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What does the device manager show? Did this work at some time?

Also, HP Laptops usually do need a key combination to turn on the wireless adapter. Usually it is a blue button.
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thats why its helpfull to tell us what model you have so we can narrow down the search for you,

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by:joaotelles
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Yes it did work before.

Where exactly can I check the device manager?
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Elitebook 8530w
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by:0x4c1d
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why have you got xp on an elitebook lol,

now their is a panel on the top of the laptop with a blue wireless icon can you press this icon and see if it enables your wireless

all so have you installed the quick launch key software for xp? and is it 64bit windows
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Can you press this icon number 3 this is the wireless on off switch
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Right click "My Computer", select "Manage", and then "Devices". If there are any exclamation marks or crosses, make a screenshot and attach it.
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by:joaotelles
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The windows is XP 32bits.

Looks like Windows is missing something during startup...

The light is blue.

Se disabled.jpg to see that the wireless is disabled.

Here is the print:


untitled.JPG
disabled.JPG
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What error message do you get when you right click the wireless network connection 2 and select "enable"?
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Solution:

Logged in the Safe Mode - Reinstalled the wireless card driver.
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Found at another forum
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