I have a small 2GB Toshiba notebook that I bought used about a year ago and has never given me any problems until last week when Windows performed one of its automatic updates. After the computer restarted itself, everything was completely normal except one thing: the system fails to detect any network! All our other computers are running on this network just fine, and I am using another laptop right now with no problem.
Just to be clear, the bars on the bottom that indicate connection to a network are crossed out in red. When I mouse over it it says Not connected - No connections are available.
Troubleshooting detected this:
"Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings."
In more detail it said this:
"Failed to connect to a windows service.
Windows could not connect tothe System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."
I do not know where such a log would be found.
Also, System Restore, my secred weapon, did not work either.
Does anyone have a suggestion?