I suspect the Lenovo "ThinkAdvantage" wireless configuration package is disabling the Windows service with each restart. Sometimes even using msconfig to turn off startup items doesn't work if some service can just turn them back on. You'll need to go to msconfig and just turn off all the Lenovo startup items with the exception of the hard drive shock utility. Then, go into services and find those for the many Lenovo features and set them to manual. Turn on Windows wireless zero and try again. If no go, recheck msconfig to see if some startup object you turned off is back on again. If so, it's back to services to search again for the culprit. Make sure to check the "apply" button with each change. Don't disable Windows services during this process. If this fails, you can just uninstall the ThinkAdvantage wireless config package. It's on the laptop and/or available at the Lenovo download sight if you think you want it back. Good luck.
I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop with XP.
When I brought it home, the installed wirelss software wouldn't work and I spent hours on the phone with Lenovo to correct the problem. We finally uninstalled the software and set up the Windows Locator. Now, everytime I power on, I have to do the following:
My Computer -> Manage -> Services & Applications -> Services -> Wireless Zero Configuration -> Start (I can not keep the setting at start; I have to do this EVERY TIME.
Then I have to View Available Wireless Networks -> Change Advanced Settings -> Use Windows to Configure my wireless network settings
Should I create the rescue disks and try to start over before I install so much on here that I just learn to deal with this issue?
Secondly, my kitty ran across the keyboard and my sound and virus icons have disappeared from the tray. I went into the control panel to reactivate them, checked the little box, and it still does not appear. Any suggestions?
thanks in advance for all the help!