wireless only works in safe mode

December 25, 2011 at 13:22:58
Specs: xp, 2gb
I cannot connect to my router (WEP key) in normal mode.
I turned off all firewalls, peerblock, spybot etc but it just hangs on connecting.
This is XP SP2 and I am using Wows wireless to manage the setting.

However, using safe mode with networking it immediately connects and internet works.
Any ideas what could be wrong?

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December 25, 2011 at 17:18:14
Something in startup is conflicting, with it. There are a couple of ways to find the offender. One is using msconfig & go to the startup tab. Disable what you think might be doing it & reboot or disable all & reboot.

Another way would be running tasklist & taskkill from a command prompt. It's alot of guess work.

A third way would be to use the task manager.

I would also look at the event viewer. Actually, do that first.

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December 26, 2011 at 06:48:53
"This is XP SP2"
"WEP key"

SP3 was released almost 4 yrs ago, what are you waiting for? You seem to be concerned about being hacked yet you haven't installed the latest security patches M$ has to offer. Out of curiousity, which version of IE are you running?

Do you have an old router than doesn't support WPA? WEP can be hacked in a matter of minutes. You have "all firewalls, peerblock, spybot etc" yet your wireless network is vulnerable. I suggest you seriously rethink your system security.

As for the connection issue, if you don't already have it, I suggest you install CCleaner-Slim. Start by running the Cleaner & Registry scanner. Then click on Tools > Startup & review the list. Very few startup entries are actually needed & you should be able to identify each one of them. Disable or delete whatever you don't want loading, then reboot & see if you can access the internet.


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December 26, 2011 at 13:12:55
I meant SP3.

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