Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:16 PM
The last 3 Windows Updates I installed were Service Pack 3 (KB936929), Security Update (KB956744), and Update (KB951978.) I'm running XP Home Edition on a Sony Vaio. Ever since these updates, when I click on my wireless connection, it tells me it can't connect but I should try Microsoft Zero Configuration. When I run that program, it gets stuck on "Acquiring Network Address," although it reads my network name and the signal strength is excellent. I used to just have it work fine on its own, with an Intel Pro, Wireless 2200BG Network Connection, which is now listed as disconnected, even though the hardware device is listed as installed and working properly.
Also, now there's no system volume at all. When I go to the control panel and open up the volume settings, it's blanked out, as in, I can't toggle the volume slider at all. It's as if I've uninstalled the volume capability completely.
Should I just do a system restore and hope for the best or are there some simple fixes? Are the updates even the root cause of this? I assume it is, because all these issues happened after the restart.