Okay, so I've had an issue with Windows 7 today seemingly out of the blue. Yesterday, I restarted my laptop, and then put it in standby like I normally do. When I open it today, I can't connect to the internet, but rather than there being an orange circle, there was a red X and no connections were even available to choose from. However, my other computer, which I'm posting on right now, is connected perfectly. When I opened up the troubleshooter, it said that the Diagnostic Policy Service wasn't on. I went to the service program through the start menu, scrolled down to DPS, right clicked and hit start, and again it wouldn't turn on. Then, something popped up saying the firewall was turned off, so I attempted to turn it on, but it didn't and told me to turn it on manually. I tried this, clicking Use Recommended Settings, but was given an error message saying that windows firewall can't change my settings and gave an error code. I attempted a system restore, but when my computer restarted, I was given the following message: "System restore failed while mounting the registry from the restore point." So now I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?
What I'm thinking of doing is downloading the Windows 7 repair disc and saving it to a CD, but I'd rather not have to come to that.
Edited by saiyahog84, 19 July 2010 - 05:21 PM.