intel centrino advanced-n 6205 WLAN fails to connect

This problem is taking a lot longer solved for multiple reasons.  The hard drive was failing so I cloned it with Casper.  That took forever because I downloaded the PE on a T1 but I digress.  The hard drive replacement was installed but the same wifi not connecting issues still occurred.  I deleted the driver.  THen upgraded the driver from 2011 to 2015  and tested on another hot spot.  That didn't help.
I used a PE environment with a boot CD and the wifi connects fine.  Safe mode with networking does the same things.  I'm exhausted.  I hope there's answers by morning otherwise I'm going to wipe.
PS LAN gives an APIPA IP.   ping 127.0.0.1 and I get errors.
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masnrockCommented:
Safe mode with networking works? Some piece of software you have is screwing it all up. You could disable programs in the startup section of Msconfig until it works. Tedious, but should get you there.
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gheistCommented:
Half-failed drive lost some data, namely important system components. Salvage data to another disk and do a clean windows install.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
In an elevated CMD window, type:
netsh winsock reset<enter>
netsh winsock reset catalog<enter>
Reboot and try the wired LAN first.
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snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
I entered those commands and rebooted w the same symptoms.  I'm removing some programs
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gheistCommented:
Is DHCP client service running?
Can you use static IP on wireless interface?
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snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
This computer is running like doggy doo doo.  I don't have time any more to troubleshoot a computer that is running sloooow.   Sorry guys, I'm abandoning this question due to time constraints.
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gheistCommented:
Reinstall damaged windows - hard to understand ? there is nothing left to troubleshoot.
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snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
I wiped and used HP recovery to factory defaults.  All is well.  Just a little annoyed I couldn't figure it out and need to reinstall 3rd party apps.
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snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for snoopaloop's comment #a40973717

for the following reason:

Not the best solution but one I had to do.
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gheistCommented:
Indeed you confirm the solution then.
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