I was playing around with the registry deleting what I though to be useless stuff and being the silly man I am, I somehow disabled the wifi. I did not backup my registry and I have no system restores to return to because I disabled that service.
I can connect to a router on windows 7 wifi in that the router will detect an incorrect network password, but it always says limited access under the wifi icon. I cannot log in to the router to change the router's settings when i put 192.168.1.1 in a web browser. Otherwise there is no wifi functionality
I know this problem is isolated to my windows os because when i boot on ubuntu (which I am on now) I can get wifi.
I tried reinstalling the wifi card but that did not work.
Any ideas what I should try next?
I still have my windows 7 disc but my disc drive broke like 8 months ago... I'm probably going to have to end up buying another one
If I system repair from the windows disc, will it still preserve my files and installations?
Is there some easier way to fix this, like is there a default registry file out there that I can just download and run in windows 7 to restore my registry to defaults?
Oh and I was also deleting a bunch of tasks off the windows task scheduler as well. I don't think deleting a task would disable the wifi but I don't know.
Thanks for reading this far.