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Windows 7: Error saving wireless profile


18 Apr 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Error saving wireless profile

When i tried to access the properties of my wireless network i currently connected. It pops out
"Windows has encountered an error saving the wireless profile. Specific error: The system cannot find the file specified".

I'm able to connect to the internet, however, unable to access wireless properties and unable to check/uncheck the boxes in properties tab, unable to access ipv4, ipv6 all other properties.

When clicking the "properties (with the admin shield)" in Wireless Network Connection Status, it didnt prompted me to run as admin where it should have.

I've tried everything from sfc/scannow (everything is fine), uninstall the wireless device and reinstalled it, deleted all wireless profile, netsh ipv4 reset, winsock reset, ipv4 interface install, system restore (does not have a restore point).....and still unable to access the wireless properties as i am able before. I did not know what happened that able to cause this kinda problem. I fear it will cause future problems although there isnt any harm now except for unable to access the ipv4 and other properties. Please help.



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18 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i have the same problem and I can't figure it out. I cannot connect to my wifi but I can't browse. I can ping and got a reply but still can't browse. Does anyone have this problem?
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29 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Basic 64bit
 
 

I am facing the same problem. Neither can i view the IPv4 properties nor can i connect to the internet. Need help.
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29 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This problem is caused by malware or a virus, you two should go to the System Security - Windows 7 Help Forums for help.

Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-78ef5e0dca37
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29 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I scan my computer but it doesn't detect any sort of viruses or malware. It shows I am connected to the internet but when I open my browser, it says, The page cannot be displayed. Also when I clicked on my network profile, it gave the above message. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
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30 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tkit770 View Post
I scan my computer but it doesn't detect any sort of viruses or malware. It shows I am connected to the internet but when I open my browser, it says, The page cannot be displayed. Also when I clicked on my network profile, it gave the above message. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
Yes as I've just stated, the problem is caused by malware or virus. This has been proven true on multiple forums as noted from the links I posted. This problem has come up on multiple occasions and that was the cause in every single case.

One scan with one type of anti virus doesn't mean the problem isn't caused by a virus.

Suggest you go to the security section of the forum as I've already said.
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01 May 2014   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

where to find the replacement of the tcpip.sys file for my OS windows..? i can connect smoothly to the internet, but just cant access those properties including ipv6 and others. Is it still tcpip.sys causing the problem?

PS: i've tried to replace the tcpip using the link u recommended by "Copy G:\tcpip.sys C:\Windows\System32\Drivers". But when i select "Y" for YES, it said access denied. If i did it manually by replacing a new tcpip.sys to the folder, it also doesnt let me. I've tried it in safe mode also. Cant work. It just wouldnt let me replace the tcpip.sys file. Help...
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05 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Fix?

I believe I have a fix for you.

It is caused by a registry problem. To fix it:

1. Make sure you are an Administrator.
2. Win + R. Type "regedt32" and hit enter.
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum
4. Right click on the "Enum" folder and click "permissions..."
5. Click Advanced
6. Check the box next to "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent".

NOTE: If you get an "access is denied" box, download the program RegOwnit and use it to gain ownership of the Enum key.

7. Grant full control to the Administrators group and/or your username.
8. Restart your computer.

It should function now!
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07 May 2014   #9

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debrotam View Post
I believe I have a fix for you.

It is caused by a registry problem. To fix it:

1. Make sure you are an Administrator.
2. Win + R. Type "regedt32" and hit enter.
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum
4. Right click on the "Enum" folder and click "permissions..."
5. Click Advanced
6. Check the box next to "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent".

NOTE: If you get an "access is denied" box, download the program RegOwnit and use it to gain ownership of the Enum key.

7. Grant full control to the Administrators group and/or your username.
8. Restart your computer.

It should function now!
Wow, thanks alot, it worked like a charm. Though i'm logged in as admin, but due to unknown reason, i do not have access to the wireless properties as well as unable to delete some folders, which did not occur in the past. Apparently, perhaps there were changes made unbeknownst to me by some software or what. There are problems similar to mine but arent the same, those solutions didnt work. Anyway, thx for ur help, appreciate it!
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07 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Those registry settings don't change themselves, you may think this system is fixed but I can assure you it isn't. You only fixed one part of the problem created by malware or a virus.

If you want to completely fix the other issues and not have the problem occur again I would suggest going through malware removal guide in the following link.

How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)
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