My wireless button seemed to be working intermittently and then I could not get it to turn on (blue light on HP laptop). After searching the net for solutions I tried safe mode and yes it worked under safe mode. I have very little software on this computer as I just reformatted and then re-installed windows XP. I have Windows Firewall enabled and use MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). I disabled both of these in normal mode but that did not fix the problem. I did uninstall the wireless driver and then reinstall but that also didn't fix the problem. Twice I shut down the laptop and removed the power connections (outlet and battery), held down the power button for one minute, reinstalled power, and when I tried the wireless button it worked!!!! But that doesn't work anymore. I did run a complete malewarebytes in safe mode with no exceptions found. Any suggestions?
Update: When I run Winsox XP fix and reboot I can then turn on the wireless button but if I then reboot again the wireless button will not work. When I run Winsox XP fix once again and reboot them I can turn on the wireless button. I hope this sheds some light on what the underlying problem is.
Edited by Hiker886, 28 November 2012 - 09:55 AM.