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Wireless adaptor not working

by Guet Pooi / February 3, 2013 11:56 PM PST

I have a desktop, os is Windows XP.

An IT 'professional' installed a wifi adaptor (TP-LINK, 54Mbps/ TL-WN312G) on the computer in order for me to have wifi internet connection.

It worked after he installed it, and I switched off the computer after he left.

When I turned on the computer again later on, I got this message:
"Notepad
[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787"

The following window then came on:

System Configuration Utility

You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to way Window starts

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic mode or Selective startup mode, causing . . .

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

I did not know what to do, and I just cancelled the window. The problem is that the computer now says that the adapter is disconnected and I am now unable to access the internet via wifi.

This does not trouble me much as I still have alternate access.

My concern is "Is my computer in trouble? What do I do next?"

Thank you.

Guet Pooi.

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Sorry but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:57 PM PST

I've seen that brand and it looks to be cheap and trouble. Try another brand.
Bob

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Here's a link about selective startup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 12:00 AM PST
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Can I run System Restore Instead?
by Guet Pooi / February 4, 2013 10:48 AM PST

Thanks for the link.

In my case, when the computer starts, I am shown the System Configuration Utility Window, with the General tab pre-selected.

"System Configuration Utility

You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to way Window starts

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic mode or Selective startup mode, causing . . .

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

(1) Since I am asked to choose the Normal Startup mode, will just selecting the Normal Startup mode from the System Configuration Utility window do the job?

(2) Alternately, can I just run System Restore to return my system to the pre-installation state?

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Why not try it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 12:37 PM PST

I think you want me to predict what will happen. This machine looks to have issues. It's quite unusual for this screen to show on startup but it's your PC so you should know if a recent virus damaged it.

Good luck,
Bob

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