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WLAN AutoConfig won't start | Windows Wireless Service won't start....

wheatln2

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OK, so I have a new Dell XPS M1330 notebook running vista home premium and an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and I can't connect to any wireless networks...

The wireless switch is booted up in the on position. I go to windows network diagnostic and it says that I need to Start Windows Wireless Service, but this won't start and I'm simply told "Windows cannot resolve your problem".

I have found this link, Windows Wireless Service? - Windows BBS and vista-windows wireless service can't start...... - TechNet Forums and have attempted this technet fix and changed the reg value from 3 to 2:

1. regedit
2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio
3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"
4. Restart
but this hasn't fixed the issue.

Similarly I have found this link regarding Zero Configuration, How do I start the Wireless Zero Configuration? and have gotten the first step done but have stalled at the the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig.
In Services, the service's startup type is set to Automatic but Service status is "stopped". When I go to "Start the Service" it returns me with an error that:

Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer.

Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
The fact this WLAN service won't start is what I think is causing the problem, I've searched round and found nothing that can fix the issue. Any ideas or suggestions other than re-installing windows or restoring factory settings?
 

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Mr_Elite

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I have the EXACT same problem (but with a Dell M1530) and have tried the exact same thing with no success. I think I got the problem from an update Microsoft sent me. I have heard the only way to fix it is to reinstall Vista. HELP!
 

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sidney1st

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Yep, known problem with this chip :(
Maybe you could have a look around this page and give more details on what happens really, for example an elevated command prompt with: netsh wlan show all

One thing to try would be to deactivate the inside broadcom controller in the bios.

Check if there is no bios update with dell which could improve wireless compatibility.
 

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Mr_Elite

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I just called Dell tech support and they told me to do some chkdsk stuff in Command Prompt and then to do a system restore. Apparently the chkdsk said some of my files were corrupted...
 

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rmarc

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Hi: I am having exactly the same problem as described in this thread. Did you ever resolve your problem? If so, I would appreciate any tips as I have searched extensively and have not found anything that works. Thanks
 

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