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Hello,

I have a problem for which I can find no solution:

Upon start up it takes a long time for my wireless to kick in (very long). Then I receive the following dialogue box: ”error stopping windows xp wireless configuration "manager” with a button saying “OK.” If I open applications before this button pops up, often they do not work or are stalled. In Network Connections (wireless) is states:

“Windows cannot configure this wireless connection. If you have enabled another program to manage this wireless connection, use that software”

It then gives me a MS knowledge base article which has me run: Service/wireless zero configuration and start the program. Yet when I start up the next time I must go thru this entire ordeal. I have also notice for some reason this process inables my Mcafee “On access scan” which only will turn back on once I restart the Zero configuration.

Anyone have any clue why this is happening, to such a honest man as I?


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Welcome to G2G, kirok

It sounds like you may have another wireless configuration utility running as well as XP's Zero config.

What sort of wireless device are you using? i.e is this a laptop with wireless built in or do you have a desktop with a wireless adapter? If so, what make/model is the adapter?
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Thank you,

I have a toshiba laptop with a built in atheros AR5004G wireless network adapter. I'm not sure how to find another wireless program (Would love to get rid of it). I put a new operating system. used to have XP home i believe, now have Pro. (could that be it?).

thank you very much for all your help
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Yeah the problem is almost certainly due to the new operating system.
Can you tell me :

1. Which model is your Toshiba laptop?

2. Did you do a fresh installation of XP Pro (i.e wiped the hard drive first) or did you upgrade to XP Pro?

3. Can you check in Device Manager (Start->Run... then type devmgmt.msc) to make sure that the wireless adapter has been correctly installed? Look in the Network Adapters branch & make sure that the wireless adapter is listed there & that there is no yellow exclaimation mark (!) next to it.
If you don't see it listed under network adapters, then look in the Other Devices branch.

Let me know also if any device has a yellow exclaimation mark next to it.
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I have a P35-S609 toshiba laptop.

I did a fresh installation and wiped the hard drive.


the Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter has no yellow exclamation mark (It says "device is working properly).


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OK, I can think of two possible solutions you could try :

1) Try going to control panel->Admin Tools->Services
Find Windows Zero Configuration utility & change the startup type to disabled.

2) Download & install (if you haven't already done so), Toshiba's Config Free utility. This allows for the configurarttion of comms devices (apparently). The linkbelow will take you to the config free download page for the Satellite P30 :

http://uk.computers....iverLanguage=13

You may need to do both (1) & (2) but if I were you, I would try (1) first. If that doesnt work, then change the startup type back again & try (2) instead.
If neither work, try both!
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