XP Pro is not what I found supplied with this model. Too many times I find someone that installed XP Pro and didn't develop an install plan. Let's read this link to learn that installing XP is not as simple as we like -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?threadID=271360#2699006
Yes, that's for some HP but the install plan is similar to same for almost all machines.
Over in our networking forum we have long posts about wifi card issues. I no longer repair such things. I disable the internal and slip in a replacement.
If the OS needs reinstalling we do that too.
Hi I hope someone can help.
On startup the "found new hardware wizard" pops up. In device manager there is a yellow? in front of "other devices" and under that a black! on top of yellow? in front of "network controller". When I right click "properties" the message is "This device is not configured correctly (Code 1)" Also this has co-incided with the disappearance of my "Wireless Network" icon from my task bar and from my network connections (which I had up until 1 week ago). Intel(R) ProWireless 3945ABG Network Connection. Is this problem related and why did the icon disappear? Where did it go? Where did the driver go (if that is the problem)?
The only thing I did at about the same time that this issue came up was to un-install "PC Connectivity Solution" and the "Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver" from Add or Remove Programs. Did this cause the problem. Also downloaded from Microsoft a "FixIt 50052" workaround file as I had problems with my wireless mouse not working properly.
When I tried to use "system restore", could not restore to any dates (and I tried a few dates). I have Avira as my antivirus programme, which I had installed 4 days before this problem.
Ok, so, from reading other posts, I guess I need to re-install the driver for the wireless network? Is this correct. Just want to make sure so that I do not stuff up my computer with more problems. Or could someone suggest something else that I could do. I am still scratching my head wondering what the heck happened.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 PSAA8A notebook. Intel Centrino. Is approx. 4 years old. OP is Windows XP Professional version 2002 SP3. Genuine Intel(R) CPU. T1300 @1.66GHz, 1.66GHz. 504mb of RAM.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.