vista-windows wireless service can't start......
Hi I have 2 XP desktops and a Vista Home laptop all sharing internet through a lynksys wireless router for weeks. I've had no problems untill a couple days ago, the Vista laptop suddenly couldnt see the network let alone connect to it. The WIFI light is on. Ive tried the useless repair connection button but it says "windows wireless service is not running on this computer" so i click repair only to be told it cant fix the problem. Is ther a way to start the service? I cant find it in services.mcs or msconfig. I ran sfc /scannow and it said there were errors but they couldnt be fixed. Ive tried everything and called Dell tech support but they say it has to be an OS error and all i can do is backup and reinstall the whole OS but I would prefer not to. Any ideas? Please help!!!!!!
June 23rd, 2007 8:36pm
try these solutions:http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/#vistahttp://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=65995hope that helpedakif22
August 4th, 2007 8:57pm
Thanks but i ended up having to reinstall Vista. I already knew abotu these tips you gave but they didnt work.
August 4th, 2007 9:46pm
I just had the same problem with my laptop running Vista business. Stopped seeing my wireless coneection and i tried restarting the windows wireless service and would not start...had to reload vista from scratch....what a pain. I think this problem need to be addressed by Microsoft.
October 20th, 2007 9:45pm
Hi I'm having the same problem I was wondering if the only solution for this issue is reinstalling the OS??
October 22nd, 2007 4:38am
unfortunately, i did end up reinstalling vista and since i still haven't heard of an alternative. Its rediculous. Hopefully with the security pack due out in early 2008 this and many other problems will be addressed.
October 22nd, 2007 5:28am
I agree it is totally absurd to have to reload Vista when this happens...i hope Microsoft finds a solution real soon. I have two machines running Vista both using a wirelss connection so im wondering now when the second machine is going to go down! Cant believe they release products with this type of problem with no solution.
October 22nd, 2007 7:21pm
Hi guys, I have exactly the same problem. I have a laptop with home premium eidtion. Yesterday, due to a virus,I lost the connection. After cleaning the virus, I cannot get connected to my wirless router. In fact, the laptop was unable to find any wireless networks around. I know at least 5-6 wireless networks around including mine. When I run diagnose for wireless connnection, it says: start windows wireless service, when I click it, it says: windows cannot resolve the problem, please contact service provider or network administrator. After googling it, I run into this thread. Looks like there is no options other than reinstalling windows vista. This really sucks. Thanks guys for the info posted. P.S. where are the M$ guys around?
October 22nd, 2007 8:12pm
When I run diagnose for wireless connnection, it says: start windows wireless service, when I click it, it says: windows cannot resolve the problem, please contact service provider or network administrator. Same problem on a laptop with Vista home basic edition. Sunday 21-okt the problem started, still no solution.
October 23rd, 2007 2:43pm
It must be a way, if someone resolve this PLEASE post a reply to this forum...same problem here...
October 24th, 2007 2:41pm
YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!!The solution:1. regedit2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"4. RestartThat's it!PS> I figured this by myself
October 24th, 2007 8:25pm
Well i have no reason to try this now (wish this was around about 6 months ago...) but if it does work, thanks a lot. I guess you know more than the people who actually made the OS. hehe. Still, this should never have been a problem to begin with...
October 25th, 2007 11:51pm
Its on 3 and it didn't help when I changed it to 2. Thanks for helping anyway.
October 26th, 2007 4:10pm
Worked for me! Brilliant! It was set to 4 for me. Is that an invalid value perhaps?
October 27th, 2007 9:47pm
This worked for me!I got a rootkit virus and used avg rootkit to remove some files.After rebooting, the wireless service (vista native wifi) could not start.I tried to re install all my network drivers without success.after changed that value, wireless is working Thanks!J
November 6th, 2007 9:36pm
Had a nearly identical experience. AVG was run just before the problem occured as well and the above regedit fixed it. Thanks! I have been messing with this off and on for a couple days.
November 11th, 2007 9:07am
Unfortunately, it didn't work for me either. Changed from 3 to 2 and restarted but I'm still stuck with the problem.
November 17th, 2007 5:39pm
Brilliant, Set value to 2 (was changed to 4) and my wireless works again. Ure The Best
November 23rd, 2007 2:01pm
Also changed from 3 to 2 with no Joy.The problem for me started when one of my ram Dimms blew. The machine wouldn't boot. I managed to remove the broken memory and found that my belkin usb network adapter was also no longer working. I tried this in another machine and it didnt work there either.I have just bought a new adapter it powers and installs. Still no joy connecting. finding this thread I have changed from 3 to 2 this also doesn't work in my case. I don't think I have a virus but have not software to check.Any word from anybody at MS about this problem?
November 24th, 2007 10:11pm
Yep, this one worked perfect for me also. Had the problem since I removed some darn trojan virus.. Thanx alot!
November 25th, 2007 11:54pm
THX! Finnally problem solved! This works!
November 28th, 2007 12:31am
i also had this problem and i found a solution to it that works for me at leasthere is what i did:i first tried the registry the value was 3 and i changed it to 2 without any success so i started digging morei looked up the services module (startbutton, then type services) to see what services i had running and what not, and i found one that looked relevant called: 'WLAN AutoConfig' i opened this up and went to the tab called dependencies, there you have a list of other services (gearshaped icons) that you need to have running in order for thos one to run, so i went thru them one by one and changed them to automatic then started them up, som of them in turn needed others to be started so i did that also and finally i could turn WLAN AutoConfig on and after that i was smooth sailing.i uninstalled the cards software in system settings, and i reinstalled the drivers and its working great nowhope it helps for some of u too/dorreCheck this out also, but be aware it has one flaw, it doesnt mention that you need to start the dependencies on order for this to work at allhttp://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/#vista
December 5th, 2007 3:29pm
This sounds interesting I have been Reading about this servicethis has happened to me as well as others I have supported. Both WLAN and Wired LAN.I will give this a try. I have a Perfect Specimen that this has happened to recentlyI will Post back with my Results
January 9th, 2008 2:45am
Wow It Did work. I set the registry to 2. It seemed to be from when I uninstalled AGV FREE antivirus from the clients computer that set this setting to 4. I had to reboot 2wice for it to take effect. After the first reboot I noticed The connection obtaining IP address. Then lost connection I rebooted again and all was perfect.Thanks again for this Post. It was Most helpfull. To bad it Did not actualy come from Microsoft.Figures.
January 12th, 2008 4:03am
Hi Killall5, So, how did you figure this out? What was the cause of this? Thanks for the helpful solution for some (inc. me). However, how do we prevent this from happening again or even regularly? If I have the problem, does that mean my laptop is infected by some virus/spyware? I think most of the 4->2 people are happy now, what about these having value as 3? Should they update it toor something else? = )
January 18th, 2008 2:11am
Hi again, As you all had the same problem, I had it too. I got a nasty virus/spyware and my anti-virus didn't got it. After removing the virus/spyware, and when I wasn't able to use my wireless internet connection became really really frustrating including the fact that no internet resource was available on this issue. After investigating a little, I tried to restore my windows services to the original state. After typing 'windows vista default services' in Google I found a script that supposed to do what I was needed. That site contained also a description for each windows service, so this way I found out about the wireless service that was shut-down, and that couldn't be started because of a missing dependency (that couldn't be started using the windows software (I forgot the name for it . So looking at the script (the one for defaulting the state of windows services), and finding the name for that dependency that was stopped by that mallware, I did it a try and it worked. So, funny thing, I'm not a windows fan ("Long live UNIX"), my expertise with windows is fairy limited, and with a little luck I figured out. Why I was so stubborn? I had to chat with my girlfriend Funny thing though is that some one stoled my laptop 1 mo later and I lost my girlfriend too ) Regarding the answer to the question if your computer is still infected.... I have no idea....
January 18th, 2008 11:44am
I have the exact same problem!!! i have a compaq presario c710el and a linksys wireless-g router, i have a desktop pc connected to it via cable and it works fine ( this is how i got to this forum). The problem started when i was downloading a patch for a software. I exctracted the files and ran the patch setup. ( ithink it was a virus, I cant believe i was so stupid), the computer crashed and then restarted. thats when i started having the problem. i restarted my laptop again and i noticed that windows defender wasnt starting up like it usually does ( idont know if the same thing happened to u) and when i tried starting the application it would give me the error code : 0x800106ba. wich i looked up on the internet with the desktop pc and found a way to fix the problem. it wanted me to reinstall defender by downloading it, but since i dont have access to internet on the laptop i opted for the regsvr32 option. anyway, u shouldnt have to reinstall the OS. when u got the laptop u shouldve made a backup disc. use that to fix the pc. Itshould fix the corrupted .dll files without having to reinstall thus losing all ur files. if u didnt make the cd when u got the pc, u should still be able to make by typingrecovery disc creation in the start bar. U can also start the recovery without the disc, directly from the pc. I willkeep looking for a solution and when i find it i will post it here
January 29th, 2008 1:06pm
The reg edit solution worked for me to, however i had 4 and changed to 2 ( like all those for whom this trick worked) those who say it didint work had it to 3, so either the changed the wrong one or they should try changing it to 4, rebooting the pc, tthen changing it back to 2 and rebooting the pc.
January 29th, 2008 1:31pm
It actually won't let me change the individual dependencies. Double clicking does nothing and right-clicking does nothing. Does anyone know how I can fix this or what I can do? Thank you!
January 30th, 2008 4:46am
Actually I had similar problem (still have?) It started when my Vista crashed and restarted, but in my case not only wireless stopped working, but IE was not reposnding when I tried to use it. It was ok in the no add-onsmode. Thx for the article - it helped me to get wireless back (I had 4 as a value), but I noticed something different. After restoring IE to it's default state I tried to install Google Toolbar and every time I try to do it the value in the registry change to 4 again. I've just checked before restarting Windows and loosing wireless - it was set up 4 again. Does anybody else noticed any dependency?
January 31st, 2008 3:30am
Killall5 wrote: YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!!The solution:1. regedit2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"4. RestartThat's it!PS> I figured this by myself Man, you are pure genious!!! this worked like a charm for me! thanks for the info and the share!
February 1st, 2008 5:03am
How do we get Microsoft's attention on this one? Now I have to keep in mind and update the vaue from 4 to 2 before I shut down my computer each time, otherwise I will need to boot my computer twice to get my wireless. Is there a script I can use to do this update for me automatically? One interesting thing is that, the link in the alert mail to my Live! Hotmail never worked, when I pressed the link, it always says the topic was merged to another one and asked me to go to the announcement... so weird (IE7 used) then, when I try to search the content of the forum, this one was never displayed. So, for me to come back here again, I had to go to google and by using the same seach keywords "vista-windows wireless service can't start", this post appears at the top of the result.... Man, if Microsoft can't even handle a search for their home properly (its own browser, own web mail service plus on its own forum....), and Google could get into it so much better, how is it going toplay the game with it..... anyways, hopefully Microsoft will at least fix this problem within our Vista.......
February 4th, 2008 3:39am
Just one comment - the reason for the problem we're talking about on my computer was a virus - W32/Bagle It started with OS crash and blue screen and now - after many hours of scanning and when it seems I got rid of that *** I restarted my computer twice and it looks like the value is still 2 and doesn't change.
February 6th, 2008 11:50pm
I had a bit of a surprise when I found that after uninstalling Network Magic I had neglected to turn off their protection feature. What the feature actually does is turn on MAC filtering on the wireless router. After 2 system restores and a couple of pulled hairs, I figured out the issue and was able to allow myself back onto my own system by turning off MAC filtering on the router. To do so, you will have to access the router using another wireless computer on the network that still has access or connect the router directly to your computer through a dreaded wire. Once, I turned off the MAC filtering I was back in business in less than 5 seconds. If, for security reasons, you wish to turn filtering back on, you can do so now that you are connected and the router recognizes your MAC address once again.Cheers!
February 7th, 2008 2:46am
I have the same problem on my HP dv6277 laptop.I've always all Vista updates.I can't reinstall my Vista, because I didn't got disc with my laptop and I can't Restore, because I have too many important documents and programs installed.It's ridicoules that no one fix it more than half an year!!!
February 11th, 2008 5:26pm
I have tried to scan my PC for hours and anti-virus did me no good. I have seen people having"W32/Bagle" in the thread, then I have tried Spy Sweep from www.webroot.com I have found the same thing in my PC "Worm - Bagle" You can try the spy sweep for free but you need to delete the affected files manually. I think webroot is quite good, have a try will do you no harm. Get rid of it or pay for it afterwards, up to you.
February 12th, 2008 7:31am
Worked! My 'Start' value was also 4. Thanks! Killall5, if you're still around, how did you figure this out?
February 22nd, 2008 2:50am
Whoops, no need for another explanation Killall5, I had just missed your second post. To confirm a suspected source of this error, I also was hit by the W32/Beagle virus, GM variant. If others find their way here with the same problem, it can be cleaned up quite quickly by deleting certain files (google it) in system32\drivers using safe mode or a rescue disk, and ComboFix.exe can also help (though doesn't always fix it completely). This virus was really nasty - a harsh reminder to keep the definitions up to date!
February 22nd, 2008 3:17am
Been dealing with this issue on a customer's new Vista Home Premium laptop today... All of a sudden it stopped finding wireless connections.Trying to start the WLAN auto config always got me an error, so I started checking the "dependancy" services for WLAN Auto Config. And the dependancies of those dependancies...Bottom line, I found a service that had a corrupt .dll associated.The service was named: KeyISO Every time I'd try to view the KeyISO properties, it would give me a "not functioning Error 2". Not able to find anything about it in MS KB, I started some tried and true possibilities, not knowing if any of them would work, but giving them a try anyway.Long story short, I ended up running the old SFC /SCANNOW from a command prompt elevated as Administrator.Click the blue pearl, then click the search box.Type 'CMD', then hold down Ctrl-Shift and press the Enter key. This should open a command prompt elevated to Administrative level. (click continue at the prompt).Type 'sfc /scannow' (obviously without the quotes, and press enter. Let it do it's thing and scan your system. When it's done, restart the computer.That's all it took for me, and my wireless started showing up again. I'm documenting this one... cause it looks like the issue is pretty prevalent.
February 26th, 2008 12:37am
Had to sign up just to say thanks, computerguy366I had this problem on my work laptop, a Dell XPS 1530, after I received it back from the IT guy, who installed some remote desktop software on it. I came across this thread, and tried the other solutions to no avail. Glad I read through to the last post! Now I know about the sfc command too - that will come in handy!
March 2nd, 2008 6:43pm
^^, it works for me too. A few days ago just got a virus or something that makes the BSOD come out and my wireless died. The NDIS start=2 really fixed the problem. However, I did try to reinstall the Intel Wireless driver before applying this modification. Dunno whether this combination helped to fix the issue. Anyway, thanks.
March 8th, 2008 1:13pm
computerguy366 : You are amazing! I did not have wireless for near 4 months. I had been consistently monitoring this forum to see if there was an answer. Finally there was. I am so happy right now. Thank you!
March 10th, 2008 5:27am
GREAT !!!!! IT WORKED FOR ME....... TONS OF THANKS TO YOU........
March 11th, 2008 12:21pm
It worked for me... Thx! Great Job. Greetings Maxply - The Netherlands
March 14th, 2008 7:04pm
It works for me! Thanks!BTW, my value was 4 before changing to 2.
March 21st, 2008 1:26pm
VeNoMmx wrote: Killall5 wrote: YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!!The solution:1. regedit2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"4. RestartThat's it!PS> I figured this by myself Man, you are pure genious!!! this worked like a charm for me! thanks for the info and the share!TONS OF THANKS ONCE AGAIN....YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER....Thanks once again,M. Sada Sivam
March 21st, 2008 2:59pm
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April 8th, 2008 2:18am
U the Man....thx so much...3 day headache now gone.
April 11th, 2008 2:55am
I have tried changing the Start to 2 (mine was set to 3), and I get this error:"Cannot edit Start: Error writing the value's new contents."Any ideas as to what I can do now? I feel a bit discouraged because everyone has seemed successful changing the code. I haven't seen one comment yet about getting any errors.
April 20th, 2008 2:56pm
Bravo guy! Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!
April 29th, 2008 5:47pm
I am having the same issue........I had intermittent wireless problems. After I installed SP1 about 5 days later the wireless card stopped working. It says device cannot start (code 10). I rolled back windows vista back to factory default settings and the wireless will not work. Under device driver it has a yellow triangle. How do I change the above information to get the wireless to work again? For the mean time I have another network wireless card that I am using and the same intermittent issue is going on, but works. The factory internal card will not work at all.
May 3rd, 2008 4:38am
Dudes: Start> right click on Computer> Manage> Services and Applications> Services> scroll down to the bottom to WLAN AutoConfig> double click> under the General tab choose automatic start.Done deal.
May 5th, 2008 4:06am
excellent Killall5 - u saved me a bunch of aggrevation kd
May 11th, 2008 9:55pm
Killall5 wrote: YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!!The solution:1. regedit2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"4. RestartThat's it!PS> I figured this by myself Great ! This work. I got again the wireless LAN. Thank a lot
May 19th, 2008 5:33am
Killall5 wrote: YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!!The solution:1. regedit2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"4. RestartThat's it!PS> I figured this by myself Great ! This work. I got the wireless LAN again. Thanks a lot!
May 19th, 2008 5:35am
I had the same problem earlier today.I had to start the following services Wired AutoConfigWhich depends on: Extensible Authentication ProtocolAnd also WLAN so in all started 3 services back and it was all good. hope it helps
May 24th, 2008 3:15am
I JUST signed in this forum to thank Mr.Killall5 for his new method to solve that damn problem .... it worked with me THANK GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after a real strugglingin finding ways to solve that sick problem MAN ... how did you figured out that way to solve it ??? again ... THANK YOU Mr.Killall5 !!!!! God be with us for that damn Vista system ... seems like we're gonna have alot alot alotof problems with it but i hope that one won't get back again to my laptop
May 29th, 2008 10:17pm
Thank you. SFC /SCANNOW worked great!
June 12th, 2008 1:01am
For some reason none of the solutions given here have worked for me. I tried running the SFC/SCANNOW, but it says that some of the problems could not be resolved. I've rebooted my computer after each attempt but I still cannot find a wireless signal.
June 19th, 2008 8:11am
Thanks a lot. You saved me from ***. This is excellent and simple solution. God bless you.
June 28th, 2008 2:16pm
Well, I have tried everything suggested in this thread on a clients laptop and still no luck, the error code I get is 1747, anyone have an update?
July 8th, 2008 3:51pm
Hi, I have a brand new laptop computer that has windows vista. The windows wireless services does not start. I tried what Killer said...still doesn't work. I mentioned that the computer is brand new. I don't think I would need to reinstall the os since I've never used it before. Please help! Thank you!
July 8th, 2008 4:36pm
I have a brand new laptop as well, windows vista, and it doesn't start either..i tried what they said as well. I need help as well
July 9th, 2008 10:51am
Hey all, For all of you that this did not fix, i may have a solution... if you start the service called "WLAN AutoConfig" and receive "error 3", have a look in your C:\windows folder for a folder called "l2schemas" If you do not have the folder / files in this location i.e. C:\windows\l2schemas\Lan_policy_v1.xsd, Lan_profile_v1.xsd, WLAN_Policy_v1.xsd etc. then you may have an issue... to resolve (without a re-install of Vista), grab a copy from another working computer (running vista) and place in C:\%windir%\l2Schemas hope this helps others out there........ took me 3 hours to sort this one Kurt.
July 10th, 2008 11:16am
Well, we finally figured out that there was a problem with the network card, at least. Basically the computer was damaged. We took it back and got a different one. This one is working. So, for everyone that has a new comp that does't start the wireless service: EXCHANGE IT!
July 10th, 2008 3:22pm
Many Thanks Killall5 Wow..!!!!!!!! I had this problem on my HP Dragon laptop, I lost my wireless connection and was unable to start Windows Wireless service......spent ages finding same old info on net but was getting nowhere......just tried this and it works.......THANK YOU !!!!!!!! ml
July 12th, 2008 1:28pm
Maybe this will help the folks who didnt get fixed with the 4 > 2 solution.This worked for me.. From these folks: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34536From the Start, Right-click the Command Prompt selection and choose: "Run as Administrator"netsh diag guiBut a lot of things in your post trouble me.Start, then right click the Command Prompt option and "Run as Administrator"In the Black Box that opens, type carefully:netsh int ip reset resetlog.txtnetsh winsock resetIt will take a moment to complete.Reboot when you see the notice that a Restart is required and Test.Fundamentally I believe this "Pilot Error" in that the Kaspersky firewall needs to be told about any new Trusted Domain or Zone.Therefore fundamentally it requires help from the Kaspersky folks.I suspect the issue is not very difficult to resolveBut it is not a Vista issue.
July 14th, 2008 2:46am
I tried everything short of re-installing Vista to resolve this issue. Thanks, Kurt, for your suggestion. When Iviewedthe WLAN_Policy_v1.xsd file, it was a mixture of XML and garbage. After changingthe file ownership to Administrators, I was able to replacethat filewith a copy from another Vista installation. Now wireless services once again work fine!
July 22nd, 2008 7:58pm
I had the same problem & nothing worked. Running Vista SP1. I disabled some services days earlier and realized this was the cause. Make sure that the following services are started & automatic (including dependencies): WLAN Autoconfig, Extensible Authentication Protocol, RPC & CNG Key Isolation (the last will cause the unable to start Window Wireless Service (WLAN)). I hope this can save you all the headaches I had with this issue. [The registry start value on my machine was 3 - still works]. Goodluck.
August 3rd, 2008 1:10am
My last reply didn't get posted, so here is the short version. The registry start value was 3 on mine, but Windows Wireless Service (WLAN) must be started/automatic as well as Exten sible Authentication Protection and CNG Key Isolation, also RPC. Good luck!
August 3rd, 2008 1:22am
Thanks for the help, Computerguy. I tried the regedit fix and it got me nowhere. However, your sfc /scannow did the trick, though for some reason I had to run the cmd through the start button as the Ctrl+Shift wouldn't work for me. But now I'm happily replying wirelessly, and I owe you a huge thanks.Thank you.
August 3rd, 2008 4:27am
You are so brilliant! It really works for me! Thanik you very much! CC
August 8th, 2008 2:53pm
ty so much you saved me a whole bunch of trouble
August 27th, 2008 7:38pm
I had the same problem. The value was somehow set to 3. I tried your suggestion and it works GREAT!!!!! Thanks
August 31st, 2008 12:58am
You're a genius! I stupidly ran an exe file I downloaded (knowing the risks), then had this problem. You're simple fix worked perfectly. Thank you very much!
September 7th, 2008 1:57pm
This is what worked for me. Got it from another forum.Got too "start"Then too "all programs"then too "accessories"then right click on "command prompt"hit "run as adimistrator"when the command prompt screen comes uptype this without the quotation marks "sfc /scannow"let it do its stuffthen reboot and see if it works.
September 14th, 2008 5:25pm
I tried all the solutions in this thread but when i was going through the services the EapHost gives me a error code 2 any suggestions?
September 25th, 2008 3:55am
ive done the changing my value to 2 which was first at 3 and i have also ran the scf/scannow and none have worked my wireless card had always work until i updated to SP1 i have gotten it to work with updating the drivers but then it goes out and doesnt come back so im going crazy and need help please
September 25th, 2008 11:18pm
YOU'RE SIMPLY THE BEST Killal5... the BEST!
September 29th, 2008 9:45pm
This problem began for me when I received a message that I needed to run chkdsk. After chkdsk ran I got a message that there were some corrupt files that could not be fixed. Googling brought me to this board. I tried all of the suggestions on this board - no luck. I deleted and reinstalled SP1. Still no luck. Again I ran scannow and this time found a way to read the CBS log: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228 From this log I could seethat the corrupted file was: c:/windows/sys32/drivers/ndisuio.sys When I looked at this file in the folder the size was 0. After making the sys32 folder and the drivers folder shared, I right clicked to properties of the ndisuio.sys file. Clicking the Previous Versions tab gave me the option to copy a shadow copy -17KB. I copied it, rebooted, problem fixed! Only silver lining of this exercise was that I freed up about 15GB of disc space by deleting some Vista updates that predated SP1.
October 12th, 2008 9:36pm
The problem for me is vista-windows wireless service doe'snt shows my service provider wireless connection (even if i manually create the connection). but it shows the other service providers connection. I tried all the replies given in the above chain of mails nothing worked out. please share some of your answers.
October 17th, 2008 1:36pm
Bless you and all you present and past progeny! My spirits were sinking lower and lower as I read about re-installing Vista, then I came upon you post. It worked just in about as much time as it took to read it. The moral of this story is that people shouldn't just willy-nilly accept defaults in Vista Manager to speed up the system, and that there are self-taught geniuses around to rescue the rest of us from our mistakes. Thank you so much for this and I saved this tip.
October 20th, 2008 12:02am
Hersey wrote: Maybe this will help the folks who didnt get fixed with the 4 > 2 solution.This worked for me.. From these folks: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34536From the Start, Right-click the Command Prompt selection and choose: "Run as Administrator"netsh diag guiBut a lot of things in your post trouble me.Start, then right click the Command Prompt option and "Run as Administrator"In the Black Box that opens, type carefully:netsh int ip reset resetlog.txtnetsh winsock resetIt will take a moment to complete.Reboot when you see the notice that a Restart is required and Test.Fundamentally I believe this "Pilot Error" in that the Kaspersky firewall needs to be told about any new Trusted Domain or Zone.Therefore fundamentally it requires help from the Kaspersky folks.I suspect the issue is not very difficult to resolveBut it is not a Vista issue.Thank you, thank you so much, Hersey.I had an automatic update on my Vista Business laptop last night, and got to work this morning, and it was taking close to five minutes to boot, and when it finally got up, no wireless. I tried the registry change, but my 'start' setting was at 3, and switching it to 2 did not help. I ran the SFC /scannow as admin, and that did not help. The instant I saw a mention to Kaspersky in this post, I knew that had something to do with my problem. This did it for me, and I'm going to send Kaspersky an email about this issue, maybe they don't know about it. Thank you again.
November 5th, 2008 7:58pm
Awesome, It worked, I tried too many solution all over the web this the only one that fixed the problem , Thanks
November 16th, 2008 6:48pm
Found this at http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/#vista just followed the links up towards the top of this blog Windows Vista To start Wireless Zero Configuration in Windows Vista you need to log in as an Administrator. Click on Start and Control Panel Select Administrative Tools and then Services In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wired AutoConfig and double click it. In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK Now find the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it. In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK Go to File and Exit to close the Services window
November 22nd, 2008 5:59am
I have a Netgear USB Wireless Adapter that has a driver not recognized properly by Vista. Here's how I fixed it on my computer: Click "Start" button. Right Click on "Computer" When the little menu pops up, select "Manage" When "User Account Control" pops up, click on "Continue" Computer Management window: Expand "Services and Applications" Click on "Services" Scroll down the list of services til you get to "WLAN Autoconfig" Double-click on "WLAN Autoconfig" WLAN Autoconfig window: "General" tab Half way down, "Startup type" should be set to "Automatic" "Recovery" tab I set "First Failure" and "Second Failure" to "Restart theService"(seemed to make sense) Clicked "Apply" and "OK" at bottom Restart computer. Give the service time to start up. It's not immediate. Hope this works for you!
November 27th, 2008 8:05am
YOU ARE THE KING...!!! It's amazing that half a minute it took to set up that 0x0000004 value to 0x0000002 saved hours spending on reinstalling Vista. We owe you and Microsoft should pay you, men. Much thanks.
December 11th, 2008 11:59am
I've exhausted every single supposed solution on this thread. I have done the regedit thing (change start from 3>2) and the sfc /scannow which stops at verification 26% complete and says "Windows Resource Pretection could not perform the requested operation." I have also done the WLAN AutoConfig thing making sure all of its dependencies are on automatic and started. Then when i attempt to start WLAN AutoConfig (its on automatic too) it starts and then this error pops upWindows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer.Error 1392: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.Any help would be greatly appreciated as i have wasted countless hours researching this. Thanks.-Vini
December 19th, 2008 12:06am
It worked perfect for me. I've changed the last digit from 4 to 2 and the wireless is back. Miracle.Thank you guys for such a simple solution.
January 3rd, 2009 5:00am
Finally!! After 6 months of not being able to get mine to work, and doin everything id read. i was about to reinstall vista.I just found this page and see the sfc /scannow Did that, checked my cbs.log, found a file named wlansec.dll was missing and one in store corrupt.I found a site where u can download .dll files and downloaded it. Put it into my sys32 folder and rebooted.Made my day!
January 6th, 2009 12:34am
This almost helped for me - I had to change it to 4, reboot, and then changed it to 2, and kazaam, it worked! I am so relieved. Thank you so much.Also, I was reading these answers and posts here and I noticed that most people experienced the problem after installing/uninstalling some antispyware software. And yes it was the same thing for me, I had the problem after I restarted my system after uninstalling Webroot Spysweeper. Installing it back didn't help.ALSO, worth mentioning, I am running Windows 7 Beta.Thanks again!
January 13th, 2009 1:56am
Ok so I worked out the REGEDIT thingy ... changed from 3 to 2 and restarted... didn't workChanged back to 3 and restarted.... didn't work Changed to 4 and restarted.... didn't work Changed back to 2 and restarted twice.... didn't work Changed back to 3... Have tried the SFC /Scannow.... didn't come up with anything went through to 100% ... didn't work THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY ... I dont want to have to pay to get my computer fixed ... and I dont have the disk for windows ... I am continuing to try other avenues but it is a very short time until I become extremely violent with my laptop and it dies a horrible death
January 15th, 2009 4:16pm
Can someone tell me their values for DependOnService in the KeyIso registry folder? It seems to be missing in my registry values and its stopping my CNG Key Isolation service from working.
February 1st, 2009 7:33pm
Hi Killall5,Your solution worked perfectly on my laptop! Now it detects the neighbouring wireless networks. Although I still haven't really tried connecting to any. I'll keep you posted on how it goes!Thanks a bunch!!D.
February 7th, 2009 9:21pm
I tried all these suggestions here and nothing worked. So I found this suggestion on another website that said to add the command promptnetsh winsock reset then I rebooted and the problem was fixed!Found it here:http://www.msserveradmin.com/wlan-autoconfig-service-failed-to-start/
March 6th, 2009 7:18am
This worked for me: just change the start value of "Ndisuio" to "2," but do it using "psexec," this way you'll have full permissions.download "psexec.exe" from microsoft at:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/psexec.mspx The following command line will open a "system" regedit: psexec -s -i regedit (Note: You have to execute this command line from an "administrator" command prompt [right-click command prompt and click run as administrator])you can set pstools in cmd path, or just type the full directory of "psexec.exe"ex: if you downloaded pstools in c:\pstools, then type the following at the cmd [with admin rights]: "c:\pstools\psexec -s -i regedit"and change Ndisuio [located at: "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndisuio] "start" value to "2"
March 11th, 2009 1:26pm
Hey, guy.. I've been fighting with this problem for weeks!! You are a genius.. Thanks.. I changed that value for 4 to 2.. restart... Got my wireless back!! You are THE MAN!!!
March 19th, 2009 2:29am
Hi,I'm experiencing the same problem on Vista Ultimate. I bought my computer mere months ago, and last week this problem cropped up.I found this thread with your miraculous solutions, but I tried the first and the most recent and they haven't worked for me. Any advice?Thanks!
March 22nd, 2009 8:36pm
man the thing with regedit really works. I recently had an infection and saved the computer from a nasty virus. I'm guessing that's the reason why I can get this service thing started. Anyway now I got my wireless back and it's all thanks to you.
April 22nd, 2009 12:19am
Genius!!!! Thanks!!!! It worked for me ( windows vista home ed)
April 28th, 2009 11:12pm
For all of you who has the problem where you tried these solutions and had the problem where you had the 3 and not the 4, I had that problem, what I did was:...... It's really simple, 1. Click Start 2. Search "System Restore" (Without the inverted Commas) 3. Select a date possibly from before the problem first occurred. and restore. This worked for me after having tried all these solutions unsuccessfully.
May 22nd, 2009 1:12am
I just tried so many methods from this post but none of them works except the easiest way is to restore my comp to the last restore point. It didn't take long but solve my problems and thanks to Mr_Cool8204 a bunch.
June 22nd, 2009 10:44pm
worked for me as well!!! :D thks Killall5!! btw i think i was infected too, but cant get avira to work (my usual antivirus) nor can i install other antivirus software :| I dont even know what virus this is.. but is there any idea on how to delete this virus? thks
June 29th, 2009 1:26am
Your way to handle this so helpful and works nicely Thanks a lot
July 14th, 2009 10:02am
b Hersey wrote: Maybe this will help the folks who didnt get fixed with the 4 > 2 solution.This worked for me.. From these folks: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34536From the Start, Right-click the Command Prompt selection and choose: "Run as Administrator"netsh diag guiBut a lot of things in your post trouble me.Start, then right click the Command Prompt option and "Run as Administrator"In the Black Box that opens, type carefully:netsh int ip reset resetlog.txtnetsh winsock resetIt will take a moment to complete.Reboot when you see the notice that a Restart is required and Test.Fundamentally I believe this "Pilot Error" in that the Kaspersky firewall needs to be told about any new Trusted Domain or Zone.Therefore fundamentally it requires help from the Kaspersky folks.I suspect the issue is not very difficult to resolveBut it is not a Vista issue. Thank you, thank you so much, Hersey.I had an automatic update on my Vista Business laptop last night, and got to work this morning, and it was taking close to five minutes to boot, and when it finally got up, no wireless. I tried the registry change, but my 'start' setting was at 3, and switching it to 2 did not help. I ran the SFC /scannow as admin, and that did not help. The instant I saw a mention to Kaspersky in this post, I knew that had something to do with my problem. This did it for me, and I'm going to send Kaspersky an email about this issue, maybe they don't know about it. Thank you again. 10 days and 23 hours since my problem started. My thanks to Hersey for bringing this solution to the forum and to Heartsease for putting in the "Business" word after Vista that caught my eye to this solution. This was the last thing I had left to try before the OS reinstall. It is now 4:00AM Goodnight all.
July 14th, 2009 11:54am
Have the same Windows wireless problem and i have been battling with it over too days now. I have read through all the supports posted on the hp online help forum and i have tried almost all the process but non have worked except the one that i have to do the following; 1. regedit 2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio 3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)" 4. Restart But its quite unfortunate that I don't know where to access the regedit. Please kindly send we the directives of where to access it. Thanks appreciate.
July 15th, 2009 2:47am
This worked for me! THank you. However I didnt have the issue with the dependencies. I think they made those services manual so that start up time would be faster. Thank you!
July 31st, 2009 2:42am
I had the same message from the scan. If this is the only issue you have, try the wlan cofig listed a couple postings above. However, my computer is new and I couldnt find any networks automatically but could still get on when hitting repair. Just try the config thing. Goodluck!
July 31st, 2009 2:44am
You need to open up command prompt then type regedit. Then you can kinda figure out how to get to the next steps. If when you get there you have a 3 instead of a four this may not work for you. It didnt for me. I used the wlan cofig advice and that was my problem. Everying was set to manual start instead of automatic.Michelle
July 31st, 2009 2:46am
IT WORKS !!!! This is the way i DID !!!!First of all thank you very much to Killall5 for the solution !!! i tryed at first and it didn't work For the guywho doesn't know how to open regedit you go to "start" then "run" then you write "regedit" the you do the rest. Now i recomend to look around because Killall5 says to change the start of ndis but that start it's in 0, then the start of ndistapi is in 3 and the ndisuio is in 4, i tryed everything and it didn't work untill y change the ndisuio's start from 4 to 2 !!!!!That the wey it work for me...I hope i could help !!! and thanks every body !!!Sorry for may bad english it's not my first lenguage...
July 31st, 2009 10:28am
Ok, I have tried all of the solutions above and nothing is working. It'll work for a day and then when I shut off my computer for the night and come back to it in the morning, my wireless won't connect again. I don't know what else to do! My wifi switch is on, i've tried the cmd netsh thing. I've tried 4>2, I've tried services and nothing will stick... Someone help...
August 1st, 2009 9:37pm
Same problem here. None of these solutions worked, but finally I found a command that will start my wireless. The command is: Net Start "Wlan Autoconfig" I put this in a batch file and put it in my startup folder. It works now.
August 5th, 2009 12:11am
OMG It worked!!!! Thank you so much. I tried all the other sugestions, and even more not on here. Yours finaly worked. Thank you!!!Thank you!!!
August 22nd, 2009 5:49am
hi there!I solved the problem with the 4 to 2... but everytime I turn off the comp and then turn on, i have to restart the proccess again.Does anyone know how to solve the problem permanently??? pleaseeeeeeeee
August 23rd, 2009 11:29pm
SOLVED I had the same problem after installing some 30 days free trial networking software. I restored the system to a time before that installation and my Windows wireless service started to work Fine. This can be done by going to All Programmes, Accessories, System Tools and System Restore. Select a time before you installed any networking software and resotre the system to that point. It will work. Thanks.
August 26th, 2009 4:00pm
Maybe this will help the folks who didnt get fixed with the 4 > 2 solution. This worked for me.. From these folks: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34536 From the Start, Right-click the Command Prompt selection and choose: "Run as Administrator" netsh diag gui But a lot of things in your post trouble me. Start, then right click the Command Prompt option and "Run as Administrator" In the Black Box that opens, type carefully: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt netsh winsock reset It will take a moment to complete. Reboot when you see the notice that a Restart is required and Test. Fundamentally I believe this "Pilot Error" in that the Kaspersky firewall needs to be told about any new Trusted Domain or Zone. Therefore fundamentally it requires help from the Kaspersky folks. I suspect the issue is not very difficult to resolve But it is not a Vista issue. Genius! I tried resetting permission on windows directory, the regedit 3>2 and sfc /scannow and this solution finally solved my problem! Thanks!-Nick-
September 9th, 2009 11:12pm
This worked for me (http://laptopforums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/HEEEELP-quot-Windows-Wireless-Service-not-running-on-this/m-p/13401;jsessionid=B6F027 B64866B36497CB0AA398B372E6): Open Services (services.msc ) and verify that the WLAN AutoConfig service is turned on. If not, check its dependencies: Extensible Authentication Protocol and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) , which should also be turned on. :)
September 10th, 2009 10:08am
Just Install Vista SP2 to fix it. It works for me.
September 10th, 2009 12:26pm
Hi Killall5,You are good at this perticular issue after i read the forum.I am also having a same type of problem.I am having a DELL Studio 1555 model laptop, where my Wireless is not working.As usual Called the Dell, and they informed that Due to Some Virus the services are currupted. I am usign the AVG Antivirus.Tried to re Install teh wirelss drivers, nothing worked.I tried you answer it still had no Effect.Please help me . You are only the hope for me.If not I need to re-Install my O/S.please help me... Please...!Thanks & Regards,Sudhir Nune
September 27th, 2009 3:46pm
____ yeah man worked awesome. been just repairn it every time i wanted to go online Thank You, RED
October 8th, 2009 11:37am
Hi all, Ive been monitoring this thread for a while now in the hopes I could fix mine but to now avail. I have however located the problem. Firstly I have tried: Changing the registry keys (Start from 3 > 2, 2 > 4) and so on. Didnt fix it but my mate had the same problem and this sorted his straight out. Going through the services and finding the WLAN Config. This is where the problem threw up an error as everyone else. Although I went through all the dependencies and they were all set to automatic and I started them all. Still wouldn't start the WLAN. This threw up the "Error 1068" message So based on that I knew some files were corrupt, ran the Scannow hoping it would fix them but it did have a problem with a few The two files which seem to be effected are the ndisuio.sys file which most people are having problems with and also httpapi.dll.mui I do not have the windows install disk handy at the moment, is there any way to replace those files or download ones that aren't corrupt? Any advice would be great as im seriously losing patience with this problem Thanks
November 4th, 2009 2:24pm
Thank You so Much... I dont know if it was only this solution or the combination of all of the above, but right after i did this i was able to see my connections again, and after some basic maintain and configuration to the DNS i was back on the net.... Thanks again... I was about to rebut my Windows Vista but I didnt wanted to... THANKS
November 9th, 2009 7:46am
My internal wireless devise on HP laptopshows the orange light rather then blue. If I connect a LAN wire to the router,I could connect to internet, but not via wireless device.Tried ensuring services WLAN Auto config and its dependencies areall automatic and are started. Then Rebooted. Did not work even though everything was up and running after reboot.ran the sfc /verifyonly to scan the integrity of the protected system files. I did not run with/scannow option which also repairs. Wanted to see if there are any issues first. Took little while butfound no issues.Then changed theregistry settingfrom 3 > 4 > restart > 2 > restart. Did not work. I believe 2 means automatic and 3 is manual.ran the netsh intip reset > c:\resetlog.txt and did a Shutdown/reboot.Voila ... My internal wireless device light turned blue and it detected the network and I am connected. I did not need to do a winsock reset.Thanks a bunch.
December 7th, 2009 6:20am
Hersey,I tried all the solutions listed and nothing worked for me until I tried your solution and that worked. Thanks for your post! This was a great help to me.Todd
December 24th, 2009 2:35pm
I have a HP Pavillion dv9000 Entertainment Laptop.So I happened to come across this forum about a week ago when my internet functions went out. My WLAN screen did not allow me the option to connect to networks which I knew I was in range of. I followed all of the answers below and it seemed nothing would work but an OS which was NOT an option. I tried changing the values/dependancies, (Mine was set at 3 to begin with) I tried the /Scannow; I TRIED EVERYTHING! But FINALLY...After one hanus, long, tear-filled week, I found my answer.Start ButtonIn Search Box type: "cmd winsock reset"Hold Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Let it do its thing.Restart computer.I was completely surprised when this worked. I tried over 20 times with different suggestions and restarting my Laptop and nothing helped...But here I am now! Wrting this from the very Laptop I had the issue with in the first place. Google really can fix anything, can't it? :] I hope this works for those of you who have tried everything else. Thanks to all the Tecch-ies who have also gathered their answers and input here. I'm glad I didn't shell out that $200 to get my laptop fixed by some dude with stinky B-O who was gonna google his questions like I did. :D-J.Renay
January 4th, 2010 11:55pm
This worked for me! :]
January 4th, 2010 11:56pm
Dear Computerguy366, THANKS A TRILLION TON!!....you are the life-saver out here...i had been following this thread and tried several things(like changing the value to 2 in the regedit...but it worked for only those who had their previous value as '4'....but i had 3 and even after changing to 2, it didnt work...and alas!!...saw ur solution and worked 100% fine!! i would recommend what computerguy366 has said above, to all those who had 3 in their regedit START value and wireless did not work even after changing to 2....just run the sfc/scannow as mentioned above and all will work fine...at the end of the scan, it might even say COULD NOT REPAIR SOME FILES...but still exit the CMD and restart your machine...all will be fine.... THANKS ONCE AGAIN dude!!...God bless ya...
January 22nd, 2010 12:45pm
are you sure about the number of zeros and the capitalizations of the location? when i opened my regedit, i found out that ndisuio was Ndisuio and the number of the zeros of start is only seven while there are supposed to be eight based on your post.
February 26th, 2010 5:45am
Dudes: Start> right click on Computer> Manage> Services and Applications> Services> scroll down to the bottom to WLAN AutoConfig> double click> under the General tab choose automatic start. Done deal. excellent one AndyWC! I tried all the possible solutions above and it is only your solution that worked for me! Thanks a lot! I haven't used my laptop's wireless services since last December. Thanks a million! :-bd
February 26th, 2010 3:31pm
Hey guys, after finally trying everything on this page and almost giving up hope. All the drivers were working fine and I checked all the services but the wireless service just woudn't work. I finaly came across this solution on http://forums.techguy.org/networking/630190-solved-windows-wireless-service-cant.html TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista. Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log Reboot the machine. It worked for me perfectly and solved some of my other problems as well hope this helps
April 5th, 2010 7:47pm
THANK YOU!! I was able to repair my wireless services by replacing the L2Schemas folder. I had trouble deleting the folder even though I was logged in as the Admin so I renamed the old folder instead. Then I pasted the L2Schemas folder with the files from another computer with Vista and it works! I'm so happy and thankful to have this problem resolved. I've tried the other procedures (change to 2, etc.) and they didnt work for me but copying the folder worked so I highly recommend this solution if you are having trouble with your windows wireless service (wlan autoconfig). Thanks so much. Thank you so much forumistas... This last tip from Tech Trainer was the clincher - I was prepared for long and tedious phone support conversations with Compaq so thanks! I had to rename L2Schemas using the Command prompt as the operation was hanging in Windows Explorer Start > Type in "command Prompt" and Run as administrator cd Windows rename L2Schemas crapfolder and then copy over an entire working L2Schemas from another computer using Windows explorer (you could take this from my site http://www.lepki.com/L2Schemas.rar if you're short) Unpack, copy, Reboot and Bob's your uncle Andy
April 19th, 2010 11:27pm
I had to join just to say THANK YOU!! I tried changing the 3 to a 2 version, and doing all the the command prompt suggestions with countless errors and no luck. Replacing the L2Schemas folder with a copy from another vista machine worked like a charm. You guys are a true blessing!!!
May 25th, 2010 6:32am
Hey, Computerguy366. I done what u said about the CMD thing it says found corrupted but unable to fix it and see C Blah blah blah... any idea on how to fix it? will be checking back everyday till i get a reply! thanks a thousand.
May 25th, 2010 1:01pm
OK, so here's my problem. When I try to start WLAN autoconfig, I get the error 1068: dependencies group failed to load. So I checked further and the EAP (Error 1068) CNG Key Isolation (Error 3: system path cannot be specified) can't start. The other dependencies are on and automatic. I tried the regedit, and the sfc/scannow AND I thought I tried the winsock reset but I have no idea if I did it correctly. Still nothing. Any ideas?
July 10th, 2010 1:58am
neilbd: right there with you. HERE'S A SYNAPSIS OF THIS THREAD: ISSUE: Vista users report wireless radio failure after being infected with a virus and cleaning it up with a product like AVG Root Kit. SOLUTION: It's like your wireless connection ceases to exist, right? The now legendary Killal came up with the following solution 4 months after it was first reported in 2007. This solution was subsequently verified by almost everyone who tried it: _________________________ "YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!! The solution: 1. regedit 2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio 3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)" 4. Restart _________________________ So anyone who had a "4" for their initial Start value and then changed it to "2" is GOLD. ON the other hand, if you are one of the few who had a "3" as their initial Start value there is still no real solution save for re-installing from scratch. I'm going to do something stupid like change my "3" to a "1" and see what happens. I'll report back if I find an answer....
July 13th, 2010 4:21pm
Yeah, I was one of the guys who had a 3 instead of 4. That option didn't work for me. For me it actually goes a lot deeper. I have a lot of windows programs that ceased to work after I cleaned up the virus, not just windows wireless. That's just the biggest priority fix for me right now. I'm also searching for some sort of restore of the default services, I'm hoping this exists and works, but at this point...yeah, who's to say? the search continues
July 14th, 2010 2:06am
Go back through the posts and look for the guy who mentions looking at what services are running on your computer. Look for the WLAN and make sure it is enabled. I had the exact same problem as everyone else. I tried the regedit trick but my value was set to 3 so changing it to 2 did nothing. I checked the services and sure enough, WLAN was in disabled mode. Changed it to automatic and all is good now! Good Luck all!
July 27th, 2010 10:31pm
I discovered the issue to my problem. I couldn't start WLAN because one of the dependencies, the CNG Key Isolation wouldn't start. I googled and found this link, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistanetworking/thread/6449ec62-f55c-4122-9881-af6321ab67eb , and it helped me solve the problem. The service wouldn't start because the system path couldn't be found (error 3) So, The "ImagePath" had been removed/erased/deleted from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\KeyIso. The following steps got the wireless back up: 1) Added a new "Expandable String Value" Where Name = "ImagePath" & Data = "%SystemRoot%\system32\lsass.exe. 2) Started "CNG Key Isolation" service 3) Started "WLAN Auto Config" service This worked for me. Worth a shot if any of you still can't start your WLAN
August 1st, 2010 6:17am
Hi, Andy, THANK YOU THANK YOU . I have been trying everything on this page for the last 6 hours...... the scannow solution showed that the files in the L2Schemas folder were the issue and I did not have a backup copy to use. So thank you for this solution, replaced the files, rebooted and "voila" Wireless is back online.... Thanks again, Alan.
September 17th, 2010 4:25pm
Thank-you for posting. I had missing Windows Folder and Files Windows\L2schemas\... Fortuately I hade another VISTA SP1 laptop to get settigs from. Services then started OK.
September 24th, 2010 7:57pm
Thank you all who have provided all sorts of solutions here. I really appreciated, especially the time you all have invested in. I tried all the solutions above, and there's just a few solutions that worked for me. For those who have this error message: "windows couldn't start wlan autoconfig on local computer.." when starting the wlan autoconfig from service snap-in console, the solution is: replace the files in windows\L2Schemas\. with the files from another computer with wireless functioning well. You may check first with sfc/scannow command to see which files are corrupted. Then if it's not working, you may also need to change the ndisuio registry start value to 2. I hope this helps.
September 30th, 2010 5:28pm
May be this should work for those who has start value 3 and tried everything mentioned in this forum. Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt (Right-Click and Run as Administrator) At the command Prompt type : netsh winsock reset It worked for me. I tried all the stuff mentioned in this forum before resetting winsock but no sucess. I am using Windows Vista Home edition.
November 1st, 2010 4:16pm
I have a HP Pavillian 6000 with Vista 32. I tried all of the above....going from 3 to 2 helped to make the computer restart better but didnt solve the problem I was having with Wired Config and WLan Config. The Winsock reset got the system running and internet working. It still has issues but this got it running. Thank you very much....
December 1st, 2010 8:01am
I had issues with this too Heres what helped me http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833 Basically it scans your services and attempts to repair any that are corrupt. Check it out.
December 20th, 2010 5:19am
I FIXED IT!!!!! I had the same issues... I changed it to 2 also- didn't work.... but- go to control panel services the wlan autoconfig says it will not start due to dependencies not running check and make sure the Dcom server process launcher is started and set to auto start check and make sure CNG Key Isolation is started and set to auto start (the dcom and CNG will depend on the other one to start first, but i cannot remember wich one i started first, but it will tell you it wont start cause of a dependencies.. choose the other then) after the Dcom and CNG is started go back to wlan autoconfig and restart it.. this worked to correct my issues I was having.. (also make sure wlan is set to auto start) I hope this helps!
January 4th, 2011 4:55am
wow 3hour to repair this thing..! The ONLY solution that worked for me is to replace the L2SHEMA like fairlytall said. Start > Type in "command Prompt" and Run as administrator cd Windows rename L2Schemas crapfolder and then copy over an entire working L2Schemas from another computer using Windows explorer (you could take this from my site http://www.lepki.com/L2Schemas.rar if you're short) Unpack, copy, Reboot and Bob's your uncle Thx a lot Yves
January 18th, 2011 2:23am
This post was a long, long time ago, but for anyone who still is experiencing this problem (as I just did), go to this site: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic162080.html. Worked in minutes!!! I tried several of the solutions on this page and although they were informative, they did not resolve my issue. I was also one of those people whose registry was at 3 -- not 4. Thanks!
February 18th, 2011 2:26am
YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!! The solution: 1. regedit 2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio 3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)" 4. Restart That's it! PS> I figured this by myself thank you!!! you solved the problem to easily!!!!!!!
February 18th, 2011 10:52pm
So had same problem - couldn't start wireless connection [windows wireless service wouldnt start] So changed Redit value from 3 to 2 - Restarted - [didn't work] Ran SFC /scannow - went 100% - [didn't work] Restarted Physically 'turned on' my wireless - via wireless button on laptop. [for me, Alt-F3] and it turned on and now works perfectly..... BTW [throughout whole process i kept trying the physical button, only worked after i did the process above] Maybe this will help others?
March 26th, 2011 3:14am
the http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/#vista solution worked brilliantly. Found that this problem occurred after I 'renamed' by computer. Part of my solution was adopting the original name again. There were a number of the group processes running under the administrator account rather than 'Local'. by setting all the Local, I was able to set WLAN service to automatic and 'start' it. thanks for the help!
March 27th, 2011 3:08am
Thankyou Tech Trainer and fairlytall - I tried changing the registry as suggested ('Start' from 3 to 2) but this did not work for me. I then used scf /scannow as suggested by computerguy366. This found an error but did not fix the problem. I then replaced the folder L2schemas in the Windows Folder. (Fortunately I had another Vista computer to get it from).This worked perfectly. The renamed old L2schemas folder disappeared on rebooting.I am so pleased as I thought I might have an expensive repair of replacing the internal wireless card or antenna cable, even though device manager showed no errors.I am now checking for virus and trojan infection.Thanks again guys!
June 26th, 2011 8:01am
Hi all, I understand this is an old thread but I am posting, hoping that someone will respond to me :) I own a gateway laptop. I had the same problem with my computer not being able to find wireless network connections. When I opened regedit the start value was at 4. Every time I change it to 2 and restart my computer, it resets back to 4. I'm a 100% sure that Killall5's solution will fix my internet problem. Please advise how I can get regedit to save my settings once I restart my computer.
July 3rd, 2011 4:06am
It didnt fix mine but for anyone it doesnt this did: Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EapHost right click "depend on service" and delete all entries. Under the same HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Dhcp right click "depend on service" and remove all entries. I saved changes rebooted and viola ..working again of course back up registry or create a restore point before doing this...although I had no problem
August 22nd, 2011 1:18am
HERSEY THANKS A LOT! NO OTHER BUT YOUR METHOD WORKED FOR ME! THUMBS UP MAN AND THANKS !!!
October 9th, 2011 8:54pm
8 Sign In to Vote YOU DON'T have to reinstall the OS !!! The solution: 1. regedit 2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio 3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)" 4. Restart Daft question for all you people in the know no doubt. But step 4 how do I restart. Thanks
October 15th, 2011 3:19pm
"FIXED IT FOR ME-WIN7" I couldn't access my wifi on my Pavillion DV6, and windows7 couldn't detect or fix my network card, I even re-installed my cards driver, still no joy, UNTIL I tried your solution, above and bingo alls well. Many thanks to you Killall5...Respect...Slan.
February 20th, 2012 8:16pm
I just wanted to bump Hersey's response as the one that worked for me. Background: Vista Home Premium on laptop. Also running AVG Free for virus protection. I downloaded a program called MHotspot, and when it was installing, my virus program went ballistic, saying it had prevented malware and that I needed to reboot immediately. I noticed that my network had gone down. Upon rebooting I had the similar error messages others reported about the Windows wireless service not starting, and the Network and Sharing Center said the needed services would not start. I managed to get back online by putting my SIM card into my Galaxy Tab and using that to browse. (I use a USB stick in my laptop for internet.) I tried several things included the registry edits described here with changing 4 to 2, as well as making changeds to the DHCP service including just deleting all of its dependency information (not the services themselves but the information in the DHCP registry entry). I still got the same errors. But doing Hersey's tip is what made it come back. So this is to let everyone know that this will work even if you are not using Kaspersky or another anti-virus program. Well, at least it worked in my situation. Thanks Hersey!
February 23rd, 2012 7:37pm
March 27th, 2012 10:59pm
Thanks a lot.
April 1st, 2012 6:22am
Hi, This worked for me (Vista Premium). My settings were 3, so I just went into services and dependencies and turned stuff on. But my computer will still not boot the windows 7 upgrade disc.
April 2nd, 2012 1:31am
OMG!! I have tried pretty much everything in this forum (and MANY) others and finally found your elegant fix... looking for service dependencies never occurred to me. Worked like a charm. I can't thank you enough!
December 4th, 2012 12:41pm