I have searched here and all over the net and the most common remedy is to re-install Vista or ABANDON it for XP Pro. I have been through Dell drivers, Intel drivers, M$ Updates including SP1, BlackVipers, M$ MVPs... I've tried so many fixes that fixed SOME peoples but no one has a determinable fix. I have been chasing a fix for approx 5 weeks on and off....I have uninstalled/re-installed, hacked the registry, updated drivers, turned 22 different all dependent "services" on/off onto auto start, removed and replaced ivp6 and all sorts of "fixes"...I have 'repaired' the start up sequence with Vista Auto repair....I have "Restored" the comp. back about 4 restore points after each 'hack' or severe adj....to the best of my knowledge it is back to default settings everywhere I have changed..... but I have 'given up'! (almost!)
I'm thinking what's a couple more days gonna matter???
Here's the full senerio....when I 1st turn on the lappie..."Windows cannot re-connect to the network" is one pop up, another over the x'ed out network icon...."Not connected....Networks available" Another pop up boasts "Not Connected Wireless networks are available. Connect to a network. Network and Sharing Center" If I put the cursur over Connect to a network the arrow turns to a hand and click, NOTHING happens. If I click on the N and S center it opens as Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, View comp. and devices, brings up Network window...this comuter is not connected to a network. Click to connect...clicking on connect brings another menu...Connect to a network, Help, Open N and S Center...when I click on "Connect to a Network" NOTHING happens. Back under Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, there is Connect to a Network....clicking does NOTHING. Back under Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, Manage wireless networks..opens Ctr panel-Manage W/less Networks.....clicking +Add does NOTHING, Adapter Properties...everything in there reads good. Profile types.... makes no difference of settings. N and S Center (don't want to go there again)..that is all there is in Manage Wireless Networks. Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, Set up a connection or network....clicking on this does NOTHING. Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, Manage network connections....been there done that. Ctr panel-N and S center....under Tasks, Diagnose and repair...."There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer" (an understatement) 1) plug cable into network adapter. 2) View available wireless networks" click on this (2) and NOTHING happens. Ctr panel-N and S center....main page has pic of (this computer) an x and the world. PC icon... Not connected. Wireless networks are available...connect to a network. Click on this and NOTHING happens. Ctr panel N and S center....during all the searches I often read that there was a "customize" link on this page mine does not show that facility. There is nothing else on this page. In Control panel-Network connections....connect to does NOTHING...Diagnose this connection is the same as Ctr panel-Networking and Sharing diagnostics....Nothing happens. Lastly click Start>Connect...you guessed it NOTHING happens.
Vista is so automated that it ties itself in knots. By the way there was 76 running applications and the log that records errors was in the 3000 odd.....the only thing I still like about Vista is the Bubbles screensave. As you can imagine Vista is going wild letting me know my "updates and virus library are out of date".
If anyone would like to have a go at this your help would be welcome, and I am sure plenty of other people would appreciate seeing a fix. Thanks in advance.
Edited by driver33b, 11 October 2008 - 06:25 AM.