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Windows 7: Cannot turn Wireless On

21 Nov 2013   #1
RichardNixon

Windows 7,Pro 32, Ulti 64
 
 
Cannot turn Wireless On

After some house cleaning (Cleaning out temp files, ran CCleaner's registry clean, tweaking some services, updating some drivers and deleting an unused dual-boot partition) I ran into BSODs on boot. Repair, and restore points didn't help. Ended up fixing my boot problem through BCDEDIT.exe, deleted the entries then going back to a previous restore point a few hours old.

Now that my system is up and running again I can't seem to get Wireless enabled. No wireless networks are shown.
Here's a list of things I've gone through.
-Windows Network Diagnostics says to Turn on wireless capability, fails to fix it.
-Enabled in device manager and Network adapters
-Wireless is enabled in BIOS
-Wireless switch on laptop is on
-Deleted device and drivers. Reinstalled device with latest drivers.
-Checked services, WLAN AutoConfig is running
-Windows Mobility Center's "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out
-Wireless Card is shown in ipconfig, auto configuration is enabled, state shown as Media disconnected

Is there any other services I should check to make sure they are running?
Any registry entries that can be checked?


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21 Nov 2013   #2
RichardNixon

Windows 7,Pro 32, Ulti 64
 
 

So found out my problem. HP has a setting in the BIOS for LAN/WLAN Switching, it will disable the wireless card and not alert you to that fact, if it finds a wired connection (working or not).
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