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Windows 7: No Wireless In Safe Mode With Networking

2 Weeks Ago   #1
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 
No Wireless In Safe Mode With Networking

Is it possible to have wireless in safe mode with networking? Or does it only work with wired connection? Computer is a Dell Inspiron laptop. Is there some service that needs to be enabled?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't use Windows networking, but I see in the services list that there are several networking services. So if you're in safe mode I'm assuming a lot of services are disabled. Now you are using safe mode with networking, but I'm assuming this just means for Internet access only. Meaning it allows those drivers to load absent of networking services needed to share files. But I'm just speculating.

Have you in fact tried this to see if you can share files from one computer to another in safe mode with networking? I'm assuming yes thus your question. If yes, you can verify what services are running while you are in safe mode with task manager. Right click the task bar on the bottom and select Start Task Manager. In Task Manager you have a Services tab. See if the networking services are started. I may try this my self and report back.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you're asking if you can use the Internet with a WiFi connection in safe mode with networking then it should be possible. I'll have to verify.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just tested this in VMware in Windows 7 with safe mode with networking and I was able to use WiFi.

When you were in safe mode did you launch your WiFi connection client software to try and make a connection?
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for helping, Simpilot. Yes, I am trying to have wireless working while in safe mode. I was assuming I need safe mode with networking to do that, perhaps I'm wrong about that. I am trying to figure out how to make this happen. In regular mode, I just click on the "strength" icon, and do the connection there. Can't seem to do that in safe mode; the icon does not show up, even if I try to make it visible.

Corrected typo - should be "strength," not "straight."
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Not sure whats happening here but SM with Networking should auto-connect

What symbol are you getting, inplace of the bars (strength)
Orange bomb or red X



Roy
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Not getting anything at all, torchwood, no sign that there even is wireless. Even worse, I tried an ethernet cable, and that does not work either.

I went in to Services in msconfig and checked all boxes relating to wireless, and restarted, no luck. I did not see anything re: ethernet in services.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Safe mode with networking is suppose to allow you to use an Internet connection so I don't know why it isn't working without looking at your computer.

This is Windows 7? Did you try and launch the WiFi application from the start menu like I said? Though, for an ethernet connection not to work doesn't look right.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I'm giving up on this for now. For some reason, the computer is working better, so for the moment I don't need safe mode. I'm not confident this state of affairs will last, however, so you may hear from me again on this.

Meanwhile, thanks to all who have helped me out, I really appreciate it.

Michael
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1 Week Ago   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One thing that might solve this: tweaking.com's windows repair all in one -- click only the box for Safe Mode (including with Networking) fixing, and if you want, the two 25[?] & 26[?] that reset windows services to normal mode.
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