I have a Toshiba laptop which i bought in July 05. All was fine with it until 2 weeks ago when i started it one morning and it came up with the message
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
on a black screen. I was inable to do anythin.
Some text said I could use the original disk and sytem restore/recover.
Having decided that what id lose wasnt that valuable i decided to system restore, so i reset to factory settings using the Toshiba recovery disk.
When i restarted it, i installed my D-Link adaptor wireless disk, and a few other programs as i waited for the internet password/netowrk key from fellow housmates for the IP (Wanadoo) provider to connect.
These included Microsoft Office, Kerio Firewall, AVG, AntiSpyware which i had stored on disk.
When i got round to trying to connect to the internet via the livebox in our house the connection said "Wireless Connection - Excellent" for it only to go to "Wireless Connection Unavailable" every 2-3 seconds.
We tried for 3-4 days doing various things to try and solve it.....i.e by removing the adaptor files, reinstalling stuff, plus removing all the firewall and other programs above but it still didnt work.
Yesterday i did a system restore to the exact time i factory reset. So in theory, its back to as i bought it now, completely blank but with just D-Link reinstalled and Wanadoo (IP disk)
Phoning IP provider was useless as they couldnt help with an adaptor not linked to theirs. Also D-Link the makers didnt seem to know.
The Livebox works as others in my house use the internet still, plus the settings/passwords i have are all the same as before..
When i initially set it up it was very straight forward.
Im beginning to question what the Factory Re-Set did. I had the wireless adaptor plugged in to my laptop at the time and maybe this shouldnt have been in as the computer reset????? and now it perhaps doesnt work.??
The adaptor picks up the Wanadoo connection from our Livebox though........it recognises our available intenet broadband connection............
Yet, the wireless connection disk doesnt seem to accept the adaptor or pick up a connection properly. Not 100% sure everything is connected.
Is there something within my computer that is blocking the connection? either something hidden (firewall ?) or a diffrent setting been put on?
Also, was the initial System/ COnfg problem a result of seomthing which still persists?
If i double click on the connections it says the wirelss connection is enabled, yet Firewalled....and continues to be connected/ then immediately unavailable.
We have tried unplugging the adaptor and used a internet wired connection from my other housemates computer, but this says brings about a failed connection altogether, so its likely the problem is within the laptop itself.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks Very much.
Edited by bobbylindsay, 23 February 2006 - 07:51 AM.