Got a new laptop, an HP dv9017ca. This model has a wireless antenna (like most laptops) good for A,B,G,and Draft N.
That isnt the issue.
For some reason, which I cant quite figure out, the wireless causes my bootup to hang now. Here's how it happens exactly.
I had the system fully setup, everything working perfectly. Turn the laptop off, and overnight the problem appeared. Now, if I leave the wireless connection enabled in the network connections, it freezes my login.... IE programs halt loading alltogether, only have the processes, services and applications get loaded, as if it was eternally hanging.
I use acronis trueimage to do backups of my systems, and disable system restore to save space on the C: partition. So I said to myself "what the hay, just re-image the windows partition with the image I made 2 days ago while it was working fine"
so thats what I did, and yes, the very next day, it re-started exhibiting the same behaviour.
I understand, through googling this, that its not an uncommon problem, but I couldnt find a fix for my specific symptoms.
Please advise, thx.