My wirelss worked smoothly until today. Now Vista doesn't detect any wireless networks (my other laptop detects them on the same location). Diagnosing several times this problem always gives the following message: 'The Windows wireless service is not running on this computer', suggesting to 'Start Windows wireless service'. The next message is that 'Windows cannot resolve the problem'.
I have restarted laptop several times, checked with device manager all relevant devices that are enabled and working ok, then disabled and enabled wireless network adaptor and wireless switch several times. Checked firewall, internet properties - no changes from any previous settings detected. Checked the long list of what to be troublshooted per Windows' recommendation.
I could not do system restore because it was not activated by default and i didn't do any points manually (a new laptop). So, now I could not roll it back, unfortunately. Restoring to the Last Known Good Configuration didn't help.
Please advise how I could fix this issue. Thank you very much.
Configuration: Sony Vaio, Intel Core 2 CPU, 2.17GHz, 32x
Windows Vista Business