The network will show up, I'll try to connect to it, everything will be going fine, then I get the message: "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network."
BUT, when I try to manually renew said IP address using the command prompt it gives me these messages:
For plain ipconfig: "Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Media State . . . : Media disconnected"
For ipconfig/renew: "Window IP Configuration: No operation can be performed on Wireless Network Connection while it has its media disconnected."
I'm using an ordinary XP operating system. I recently reloaded it because of the malware and then used a backup of my files and settings to get my hp mini back to the state it was before the whole ordeal. Now it will only connect to my home wireless network which defeats the purpose of having a small laptop I can take with me anywhere.
I've seen a few people who had the exact same problem but no one gave them a solution that worked. I've seen more than a few with similar problems whose solutions don't apply. Please, if a solution exists it would be more than greatly appreciated as I am quite literally at my witts end.