My laptop is a Toshiba, and the operating system is Windows 7.
Last night, I set my laptop ran a bunch of updates and I went to bed. This morning when I tried to get on, it wasnt detecting any networks. There is no external switch for my laptop, but I did the FN-F8 process to check that my wifi is enabled. It is. AND its light is on. I then checked the other laptops in the house (one of which I am on now, hence being able to post), and see that the internet is running fine. I tried resetting my router just in case, it booted back up, and all of my teenagers devices (phones, laptop, and tablet) all got back online as expected....my laptop did not.
I tried to troubleshoot the laptop, and it failed. I tried doing a hard reset (turned off the laptop, unplugged it, took out the battery, held down the power button for 30 seconds, put battery back in, plugged in power cord,and turned on. Still nothing. I then right-clicked on the red network symbol to open the network center and viewed the full map, and it says "The adapter is not connected"
Yet, the light is still on, and when I push FN and select the wifi symbol and hover over the on/off button, it says it's on. I am thinking something went wrong in an updates? Is there anything else I can do or check before I am forced to go back to a restore point?