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Wireless Radio Button Problems

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#1 lost2pc


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:01 PM

Hi - Working with mOle on Malware problem. Part of the solution was to reinstall MS Office 2003 to get back icons. I did the re-install but thunderstorm knocked power out.

Computer R61i ThinkPad Windows XP Pro SP2 would not Boot up today. Took it to GeekSquad - "it will take 7 days to get to it" Took it to my friend - got it to Boot up but Wireless would show strong signal strength but no internet connection. I googled help and found a solution to run 'cmd' and type in 'ipconfig/all' then 'ipconfig/renew'. It stated that my 'Media disconnected'.

I then googled "media disconnected" and found the following:
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2. For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

When I did a Reboot - the system at Start Up - everything had changed. Still I was able to password sign on, but my Radio Icon on toolbar was red X out. I clicked on it and it said "Radio Off click to turn On". I did but nothing happened

Then I got an error message "wireless device is set to Radio Off in BIOS set up" 802.11 wireless radio. I went into BIOS via ThinkVantage blue button. It says Radio On status. Even the hardware Green light radio is "on" on the ThinkPad.

So I went to ThinkVantage Productivity Center - Hardware Button is"On" green, but 802.11 wireless radio Status "Off". So I hit the "Power On " radio button. It turns green - but the radio is still off (software). *Note the Hardware is "On" *

Went into Connection Status - wireless Lan is "Radio Off" - I hit "Power On" but it does not respond Neither does "Find WLan" button.

I unable to connect to Internet via ThinkPad so I'm using an old Dell Desktop via AOL dialup.

I sincerely appreciate your help!

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