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Q: Windows was unable to connect to "select" Internet

Hello I have an HP Envy 17 Laptop. I've recently been unable to connect to an unsecured wi-fi connection that I have been able to connect to perfectly fine in the past. Since yesterday though, when I tried to connect, I kept getting a message saying, "Windows was unable to connect to blank internet".

If anyone could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

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A: Windows was unable to connect to "select" Internet

Yes, I do, however, it's not my own connection I'm trying to connect to. Our internet ocassionally goes down, so whenever that happens, we use our neighbors network. I'm guessing they have a router. Another point to be noted is that, my laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to our neighbor's network, my sibling is able to connect his laptop, along with his Ipod Touch, without any problems.

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I am sitting here after plunking down 23 dollars for a coffee and lunch and I cannot use their wireless internet. but I ask a dozen other people here if they cannot connect, not single one is unable to connect. When I try to connect, I get a "Windows was unable to connect to WaterStreet KZoo" however both my android phone and Windows 8.1 tablet connected with a breeze. I did the Windows troubleshooting and it reset my adapter but still cannot connect, then it told me that to investigate wireless modem issues which I know is not it, 12 people with multiple devices plus two other of my devices work.

I tried every step mentioned in all these including uninstalling the driver and the winsock reset thing and it made no difference.
Fix Windows Was Unable to Connect to Selected Network -
wireless networking - Windows was unable to connect to this network - Super User
I cannot connect to a wi-fi network
https://social.technet.microsoft.com...tpronetworking

when it comes to the ip /release /renew, I get the following message, "no operation can be performed when media is disconnected" which I tried every step in these urls, made no difference either
I get an error "media disconnected" when I try to renew the IP - Microsoft Community
how can i fix this ERROR - renewing you IP address - IP Address - Wireless Networking
ipconfig - no operation can be performed while it's media

However I fired up my Android hotspot and even after the device uninstall/reinst... Read more

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I have Comcast cable internet in Atlanta and use a Motorola SB6121 modem and a Linksys wireless router. The wireless network has been up and running for over a year and I have never had any problems with it and I have never made any changes to it after the initial setup. I connect to the wireless network using two smart phones and an Apple laptop. I live in an apartment so the signal strength is always high and I am never more than one room away from the wireless router.

It was working fine one night like always and then in the morning I was unable to connect to the wireless network. I can still access the internet via wired ethernet cable so I know the internet is online and it is downloading at full speed. I can access the internet via wired connection directly from the modem to the computer. I can also access the internet via wired connection from the modem to the router to the computer. Comcast shows no problems with the connection on their end.

I have purchased all new ethernet cables so I know the cables aren't the problem so I figured the wireless router might have a problem. I bought a new wireless router (Apple Airport Express) and created a new wireless network. I can see the network name is available and it has full signal strength with WPA2 encryption just like it had always been with the old router.

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A:Unable to connect to wireless network. "Internet connection is too slow."

if the router is working with a cable connection, then its unlikely to be the modem , unless thats also a router and you are using it for DHCP

you say the modem is connected by cable to the router
and any device connected to the router by cable works perfectly - is that correct

on the old router - have you removed the wireless security and see if you can connect ?

carried out a full power cycle - see below

also it would be worth making a note of the router configuration and do a factory reset on the router and re setup and try again

with a PC connected by a cable direct to the modem can we see an ipconfig /all
now do a power cycle and connect the router
with a PC connected by a cable direct to the router can we see an ipconfig /all

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ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunne... Read more

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Hi!

My daughter got a virus on her laptop and after getting rid of it (I think all the way, it's hard to tell until I can update the anti-virus software) I can no longer connect her laptop to the internet.

I have had a problem in the past with having to reboot the server and all the computers in order for the computers (all of them in the house) to register new ip addresses. Normally, if I have one computer that refuses to connect even after a reboot of the entire system I can connect it thru LAN and it, bang, fixes itself. However, this time it is not working.

Not only will her wireless not connect but neither will the LAN. I have opened the cmd prompt and done an ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew. Every time I do this I get the message:

"An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I tried the "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" and it seemed to work fine.

I also tried the "netsh winsock reset" and it seemed to work fine as well.

I rebooted each time I attempted a fix. Still I am unable to connect to the internet. It says it is connecting locally, but will not connect to the actual internet. When I use the repair option it gives me the same messages over and over that do not work. It always leads back to the IP address.

Here are the specs on her computer and as much information as I can think of. Please let me know what else I can try to get her compu... Read more

A:Can't connect to internet - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

Could be a non-Windows firewall messed up. Not sure if you did all or just some of ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with 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.
 

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Hello,

About three weeks ago, I built a desktop PC and it ran fine for about a week and a half, but then it would sometimes not start and go into "startup repair", which never succeeded in actually finding a solution. The cause of this was a blue screen error which reported the following:

STOP: c000021a
The Windows Subsystem System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x
The system has been shut down.

This would occur perhaps a third of the time after powering the system on. In order to try and stop this, I opened Windows with "last known good configuration". The computer now does not find any internet connections, even though it is connected via ethernet as before.

How can I fix this issue? Any help is appreciated.

(I do not know if the startup repair issue is fixed, either)

A:Unable to connect to internet following use of "last known good configuration"

Hi and welcome to TSF please check in device manager for any error flags and also try running sfc /scannow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello guys,

I have just finished my very first computer build and am rather happy with most things.

Unfortunately I am having problems connecting to the internet.

I have a temporary dongle in place and because it's my only option for about a month I kinda need it to work.

When I first connected it I found my connection and I successfully connected, I downloaded Google Chrome and Steam, then unfortunately it randomly stopped working.

Where the strength bar should of been, there was a large red cross, when I found my connection it read "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network." I Googled this and people said delete your connection and reconnect, that didn't work, so then I tried to set my security type to something different or off as recommended in a solved post, the problem persisted.

Now after restarting my computer several times it sometimes rejects my password, or comes up with the "the settings for the network..." and on rare occasions it connects then 5 minutes later comes up wit my original problem.

I have tried resetting my connection details as what is saved on my laptop and mac and they don't work either.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Regards, Lee.

A:Can't connect to internet "Windows was unable to connect to this netwo

Try removing profiles after you remove the device with Device manager and letting windows detect it again.

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""Unable to Connect"" to internet

I desperately need someone’s help.
I am having great trouble using my internet browsers to connect to the intyernet.
I am on a broadband connection, which is set up on a small home lan. I have 2 computers connected to a hub/switch, and then the modem also connected into the hub/switch to connect straight to the phone jack. So both my computers use the modem to access the net.
***Comp 1 connects to hub/switch
***Comp 2 connects to hub/switch
***Modem connects to hub/switch
***Modem connects to phonejack
Now to my problem assessment;
I am unable to connect to the internet with either of my internet browsers (IE, FIREFOX) as well as via msn or gaim. My MSN diagnosed the problem, and said it had something to do with my key ports. But I have disabled all my firewalls, and closed them. (Zone Alarm, Symantec client firewall, and the default windows SP2 firewall). I can still ping addresses, they reply. So what’s the problem?!?! My internet works but it doesn’t work?!?!?!
My other computer on the same LAN works perfectly fine, using the same connection settings. Like DNS, Default gateway, Subnet mask are all the same. Except for the IP, Of course.
Comp 1 IP is 10.0.0.3 and the other 10.0.0.2. Subnet is 255.255.255.0 and DNS and default gateway is 10.0.0.138.
Also, my bit torrent client is screwed. It no longer connects. I use Bit-comet. Connection error 10061 with all torrents.
Before my computer worked perfectly fine.

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A:Solved: Internet "unable to connect"

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i've been relying on going to "internet options","general" and "delete" then ticking all the boxes on that page..i found out that by doing this,my temporary internet file swere NOT being deleted.is this a vista problem? my pc came to a complete sludge of a slow down today and i found that my internet files folder had files going back a year that hadn't been deleted as i've been relying on ticking those boxes..i had tons and tons of and tons of files.i'm wondering if this is the norm and also is it possible that other files are not being deleted when using that method? if so,then i probably have folders that are totally loaded with trash.
 

A:Solved: Had to delete temp internet files by "view files" ,"select all" ,"delete"

Have you ever unticked Preserve Favorites website data?
 

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I usually use the internet in 3 locations on my laptop and till a few days back the laptop would connect fine to all 3 wifi networks. However, out of the blue my laptop stopped connecting to the wifi at location A and B, and still connects fine at location C. Other laptops and phones still connect fine to the wifi at location A and B, there's been no change in the software on my laptop since before the problem and I've run a system restore too to back when it was working, with no luck. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter driver, also cleared my saved network locations and tried to connect again. Any other suggestions?
 

A:Error "Windows was unable to connect to ABC" when trying to connect to ABC wifi.

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We have recently deployed patches from Nov 2016 to May 2017 in out environment.
After these updates, the internet explorer 11 starts working weirdly.
It is intermittently not able to connect to the internet. All the intranet sites are connecting fine.
Has anyone faced similar issue?
A solution would be much appreciated. 

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Hi.  I had been running Windows 7 Ultimate RC, since July.  When I plugged in my scanner, it went and found the correct software (CanoScan Toolbox), and my scanner worked perfectly.  This weekend I installed Windows 7 Pro.  When I plugged in the same scanner...nothing happened.  So I installed the CanoScan toolbox, using the setup CD that came with the scanner.  I didn't think much of it.  Subsequently, I pushed a button on the scanner, and Windows Fax and Scan opened, and the scanner made a terrible noise. When I open the CanoScan toolbox, and try to scan, it says "unable to select TWAIN source."  I have tried the troubleshooter, downloaded the driver and the entire CanoScan program (for 64-bit Vista) from Canon's website, and tried many other fixes.  Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:"Unable to select TWAIN source" - Canon LIDE 25 scanner issue

Hello,
 
I know that you've already managed to solve the problem yourself; here you might keep the following method as the reference if you encounter the same issue in the future.
 
According to the description, you should add c:\WINDOWS\twain_32\CNQLxx (xx is the number of your scanner) to the PATH environmental variable.
 
To change your PATH variable, go to Contorl Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables button and then New a path for your scanner in the System Variables window.
 
Good Luck!
Andy

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I have Windows XP Home edition on my laptop. After installing Service Pack 3 and running Norton Antivirus in Safe mode, if I open the System Config Utility > General tab, I am forced to select "Selective Startup": if I select "Normal Startup" the box "Safeboot" is automatically checked in the BOOT.INI tab. This means that the computer then only boots up in safe mode.
So I have "Selective Startup" selected in System Config Utility, and that means that every time my computer starts, although it starts normally, I get a message warning me that because I selected "Selective Startup" my computer boots up in diagnostic mode and I should immediately change my selection to "Normal startup". Any suggestions?

A:Unable to select "Normal Setup" in msconfig

Try running Msconfig in Administrator Mode and make your changes. Click Start, at the bottom of the menu you will see Start Search, in that box type Msconfig, at the top you will see it appear. Right click Msconfig and select Run as Administrator.

If this don't work you can try AutoRuns
It's far superior to Msconfig, but you need to run it as Administrator as well. When it opens click the Logon tab.

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Okay , this is going to be a very long post . So bear with me here

I have an acer aspire 5742g laptop . I use wifi at my home , and the wireless network seemed to work fine there.

Then after a few days I came to the hostel . We have wifi in the hostel , so I tried to connect my laptop with the wifi . And there is a message that came , "Unable to connect to stes(name of the wifi network ) , earlier I thought that it was a temporary thing and that it would work the next day, but then the next day , my room mates arrived and their laptops connected easily without the error message .

1)When I click on the wifi icon on the right hand side bottom bar , I can see the network , but it does not connect , and gives me the same error message .

2)When I click on Network and Sharing Center , and then on manage wireless network , I don't see the name(stes) of the wireless network(So I can't even remove it)

3)I have tried uninstalling,installing,updating my network adapter , drivers etc . but none of the things have worked .

I can't seem to figure out what the problem is . Its really bugging me now :| , I formatted my laptop , restored it to factory settings , nothing worked.
I also tried to connect through a hotspot which I made from my mobile and it got connected easily without any problem .
Can anyone help me out here ?
 

A:Getting message "Unable to connect to wireless" after multiple attempts(Windows 7)

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After Windows 8.1 x64 Professional is running for a while, when I go into disk management I get:
"unable to connect with virtual disk service"
Upon reboot it starts working again. I have done an sfc /scannow and it comes up with no errors.
Any suggestions?
This is more than a minor annoyance, when I connect a USB drive it's doesn't map a letter to it and I have to go into disk management to do so. Rebooting each time is costing lost productivity. 

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Hi... I've just installed Windows 10 Home under bootcamp on a 13" Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013) and cannot connect to my wifi... it sees my network but every time I click on connect I get the unable to connect to network error. So far I've uninstalled driver and re-booted... windows installed driver to no avail, I've rebooted router, and googled the problem but for the life of me cant get win 10 to connect.... everything works fine on the mac side... can anyone help? thanks
 

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I just switched broadband providers and they switched out my surfboard SB6121 to an Arris TM1602.  Now my laptop won't connect., no matter what I do..
I tried resetting the modem/router,, uninstalling/reinstalling the Dell Wireless WLAN 1501 Half Mini-Card Driver, removing/readding the SSID etc etc...  This is driving me freakin banannas..

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Hi guys, as the title suggests I am unable to download Windows 8 media via the provided Microsoft setup. I have contacted Microsoft on multiple occasions with multiple agents connecting to my computer via a remote connection and have been unable to fix the problem. They had the cheek to offer me a ?65 Guaranteed Fix which from what I saw with the technicians put me right off.

Upon giving the licence key I have to Microsoft agents, everyone stated that my key was fine, with no problems. Once I enter my key I get "We can't connect right now. Please check your internet connection and try again.". The ironic thing is, my internet connection is fine and the license key apparently checks out ok. It's really frustrating not being able to download the Windows 8 media nor find an alternative direct download like Windows 7 from Digital River.

Again, I have a legitimate key so I can't see what the problem is. My time/date has been set multiple times via the internet so I can't see this being an issue. I've tried to download, not activate to be clear, via another machine and I am given the same error. Every technician has tried a cold boot with services and applications disabled. I have provided a screenshot for further support.

A:Unable to download Windows 8- "We can't connect right now"

What site address said "a ?65 Guaranteed Fix" . I am not aware of a Microsoft site that does that? Ditto - to what "Microsoft agents", did you give the licence key ? To what purpose, and why, are you constantly resetting the time and date.

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Hello, I am using WINDOWS 7 64bit in my HP LAPTOP.
When I start my PC, it connects to the network automatically and works fine. But after a few minutes, if any network interruption(like voltage up down or if i restart the router etc.) occurs it failed to connect to the network again. Even sometimes it lost the connection without any reason. I tried using troubleshoot. But I could not figure out any possible solution and permanent one. Can you guys, help me please? Thanks in advance. I am attaching the screenshots regarding this problem. Anyways, My NETWORK name is "Zarif"

 

A:Windows was Unable to connect to a "NETWORK"

Delete the wireless profile and then try again. If that doesn't work, delete the wireless profile, broadcast the SSID, and try to connect. If successful that should confirm that the wireless profile is correct, and then when/if you again disable the SSID broadcast I think (have no experience with 'hidden' networks) you should be able to still connect.

As a side question, why disable the SSID broadcast?
 

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I have been messing with my daughter's computer (Sony Vaio VGN-CS320J with Win7 professional) for days now and cannot connect to the wireless network that our other two laptops running Vista work fine on.

This all started when my router went wonky and I had to go buy another power adapter for it. For some reason (I realize this is illogical.) I've been unable to get her back to our wireless network since then. Things I've tried:

1. Unplugged, reset both router and modem probably 50 times.
2. Connected her laptop directly to the router and confirmed the router settings that way.
3. Uninstalled wireless adapter (Intel Wi-Fi link 5100 AGN) and let startup re-install (numerous times)
4. Downloaded and installed latest drivers for said adapter
5. Copied my network settings from working laptop to the one that won't connect.
6. Deleted the network and recreated it (numerous times)
7. Tried to ping router unsuccessfully. (general failure)
8. System restore to a few different dates when said laptop WAS connecting.
9. Reset all the router settings via 192.168.1.1 (New name, SSID, key, etc.)Then created new network on non-connecting laptop with new settings.


I can see the wireless network, that's not the issue. However, I can't connect to it. I ran ipconfig/all and the adapter is listed as "media not connected". I'm using WPA2-personal for security if that matters.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. What makes it so frustrating is that it worked fine a... Read more

A:At my wit's end "windows was unable to connect"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lorraineg


I have been messing with my daughter's computer (Sony Vaio VGN-CS320J with Win7 professional) for days now and cannot connect to the wireless network that our other two laptops running Vista work fine on.

This all started when my router went wonky and I had to go buy another power adapter for it. For some reason (I realize this is illogical.) I've been unable to get her back to our wireless network since then. Things I've tried:

1. Unplugged, reset both router and modem probably 50 times.
2. Connected her laptop directly to the router and confirmed the router settings that way.
3. Uninstalled wireless adapter (Intel Wi-Fi link 5100 AGN) and let startup re-install (numerous times)
4. Downloaded and installed latest drivers for said adapter
5. Copied my network settings from working laptop to the one that won't connect.
6. Deleted the network and recreated it (numerous times)
7. Tried to ping router unsuccessfully. (general failure)
8. System restore to a few different dates when said laptop WAS connecting.
9. Reset all the router settings via 192.168.1.1 (New name, SSID, key, etc.)Then created new network on non-connecting laptop with new settings.


I can see the wireless network, that's not the issue. However, I can't connect to it. I ran ipconfig/all and the adapter is listed as "media not connected". I'm using WPA2-personal for security if that matters.

If anyone has any suggestion... Read more

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Hi,

I'am having problems when connecting to my router. Some times i can connect to my router on the first attempt, but after a while it disconnects randomly and i cant connect back without trying to connect about half an hour. Its also really slow although sometimes its superfast. When i cant connect to my router i try fixing it with troubleshooter and it's not succesfull most of the time, but somehow it repairs it and it connects to internet(if i am lucky). I'am running Win7 64-bit and i have Belkin USB wireless adapter ( Belkin surf N150) When i first bought the adapter it didnt connect to internet, so i throught it is not working and i got it replaced.
I got the same problem with the second one as well, it's been a quite long time since
i had this problem and its starting to annoy me really badlly.
I just cant figure out if it is something to do with my settings/windows or my wireless adapter. I dont think theres something wrong with router because my brother connects to it without any problems.(wireless) I want to show you the troubleshooter reports as well.

REPORT WHEN TROUBLESHOOTER DONT FIX THE PROBLEM

Windows Network Diagnostics Publisher details

Issues found
Problem with wireless adapter or access pointProblem with wireless adapter or access point Not fixed
Reset the wireless adapter Completed
Investigate router or access point issues Completed
Refer to Windows Help and Support for more information about wireless connectivity problems Completed ... Read more

A:"Windows was unable to connect"

no one got any idea ?

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?

Thanks

A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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So my dell laptop has been working fine for over a year now until today, we just changed over our internet/TV/telephone provider and now i get an error message saying "Windows was unable to connect to this network" when i try to connect to our network. My other laptop (which is vista) can connect succesfully no problems, my ps3 can connect succesfully no problem. Pretty much everything else connects fine but my Wind. 7 Laptop lol. It is working fine now with an Ethernet cable connected to the wireless modem gateway. I will provide any information for anyone who has any idea on how to overcome this problem.

Thanks in Advance, Shmister
 

A:Solved: "Windows was unable to connect to this network" Windows 7

Hi: May we see :
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Help! I can't select a "shared" security type for my wireless internet connection in windows 8 (using WEP encryption). I guess they've removed this due to it being low security. However, to change it, I would have to reset my router!! Is there any way around this? selecting "open authenication" doesn't work....

A:How select "shared" security type for internet?

If your router has WPA2 and AES encryption you will want to use them for most any Windows 8 drivers. Changing pretty much any setting in a router requires that it's reset or rebooted.

WEP is really not supported any longer, with most any Windows 8 drivers it probably won't work.

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Hello there! I am in desperate need of help in solving my rather unique problem: My beloved MSI GP 2PE Leopard (Intel i7, 16GB RAM) is stuck in Windows 10 setup due to the fact that it cannot connect to my router.

Upon turning on my PC, a page comes up that tells me to connect to a network "to finish setting up this device". I click on my network, and after a minute of trying it says "We can't connect to the Internet right now. Please try again." Well I did try again. Again and again. Same results. Every other device in my house can connect to the WiFi, and I had no problem until I installed Windows 10.

All other cases I've found online are from people who at least got out of Setup Mode...l don't even have access to my desktop.

I'm in dire straits and I want my baby back so if anyone could help it would be seriously appreciated. <3

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Hi,
I was wondering how I can read the Persian pages properly on IE? In Mozilla Firefox, I can go to;
View > Character Encoding > Unicode UTF-8
But how can I find the same encoding for IE?

A:How to select "Unicode" in Internet Explorer?

Hello robertchatty you can enable the menu bar in IE 9 by right-clicking on the glassy part of the IE window at the top and ensure the Menu bar is selected.

Next follow the same path depicted by the Red highlighted boxes in my screenshot below to change Character Encoding.

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Hi, I need to find a fix for this issue I have with a change in Windows 8. I am running Windows 8 Pro and normally (in windows 7 and older) when I Right click on a folder, the default option for properties is "r". Nice and quick and next to my
left hand which rests on the left side of the keyboard. Now it has changed to "o" and not only that, there are 2 options for "o". Open and Properties. Very frustrating and not very easy to get around. Any way of getting around this whether
it be alternative software or reg hack or something... anything. Itsvery annoying.
Cheers

A:Right Click on folder and select "R" for Properties has changed to "O"

Well it looks like the US version oif the upgrade iso/cd is the version that has the r has properties. UK version is O which really doesnt make sense as open is O aswell so you have to press it twice then enter. I like my keyboard shortcuts so US version
is. Problem solved. language to install must read US (English) on the install screen.
Prolem solved
cheers all for your assistance.

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Well for some reason one of the computers in my house will no longer connect to the internet. when i try and troubleshoot the problem it says the drivers aren't detected and that i have to re-install them:

I click next and it then gives me this:


I tried finding some drivers for the motherboard on the internet, and nothing seems to work.

Here are the computer's specs:
Asrock g31m-s
intel duo core e6400
2 gigs of RAM
on-board graphics

A:Windows 7 can't connect to the internet "0x80070005"?

Check Device Manager to see if there are any driver errors listed,

Click Start Orb > in the search field type devmgmt.msc

Once the Device Manager window is open check for any problems or disabled devices.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I've run Windows download troubleshooter.  It says that it has fixed the problem but it hasn't.  I've tried with both firewall on and off.  The following comes from the Windows update log.

    AU    #############
    AU    ## START ##  AU: Search for updates
    AU    #########
    AU    <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = ]
    Agent    *************
    Agent    ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    Agent    *********
    Agent      * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
    Agent      * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0
and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
    Agent      * ServiceID = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D} Third party service
    Agent      * Search Scope = {Machine}
    Misc    Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\muv4... Read more

A:Windows is unable to update "WindowsUpdate_8024402F" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Hi,


You may launch this Fixit.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941?wa=wsignin1.0
Kim Zhou

TechNet Community Support

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"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch.

Though I am fairly well versed in Windows 7 from working on other people's machines, I decided to stick with good old XP because of one issue above all else. When I instructed my firewall to block Windows Explorer from accessing the Internet it completely cut me off from the Internet, no ifs, ands or buts. My understanding of why this is happened leads me to believe the dependency chain for Internet access goes through Windows Explorer. I have long had a habit of blocking my File Manager of choice access to the Internet because... well, it's a file manager! Admittedly, my one experience with Windows 7 on my own machine was a retired student version of Server 2008 R2, but as soon as I found out that was the case, I decided not to make the move to Windows 7 and went back to my XP installation. I believe I was using Sunbelt Personal Firewall at the time. I now use PCTools Free Firewall.

Is this still the case with Windows 7? Is there a workaround if it is?

I haven't tried to recreate this on another person's machine.

+KronKyrios

A:"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:
http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?17198-explorer.exe-(W98)&p=58079#post58079

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

You can go into Services and check:
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation

R-click on each one, then Properties, then the Dependencies Tab.
You would have to cross check each one that is listed.

Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi,

I have a Sony Bravia 55" tv and I tried connecting to the wifi both auto and manually, but no luck. It shows connected but without Internet access. Am able to connect to other devices with this wifi connections. I did check the ip settings too. Please help. Thank you !
 

A:Sony tv 55" unable to connect to wifi internet

Hi

Is it a smart tv?
 

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While using "Windows Explorer" as an FTP client I have put the system into a state where any attempts to access an FTP folder from "Windows Explorer" produces the following dialog:
Dialog Title: "FTP Folder Error"
Dialog Icon: Information Icon
Dialog Text: "Windows cannot access this folder.  Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.  Details: No more Internet handles can be allocated"
Dialog Buttons: OK
I had used the "Add a network location" feature of "Windows Explorer" to add an FTP site.  The FTP folder appears under "Computer" in the left panel of "Windows Explorer." 
It is not mapped to a drive letter.  I then initiated a large FTP transfer operation by using drag-and-drop from the FTP folder to a local folder.  A portion of the transfer completed as expected but after some time it produced the "No more Internet
handles can be allocated" error.  When OK was clicked the transfer was terminated.  In this case I am using large to refer to many thousands of files and directories to be transferred as opposed to a small count of files having many bytes.
After the initial error dialog is cleared with the OK button and the transfer is terminated I can then reliably reproduce the dialog.  Any attempt to open an FTP network location
from "Windows Explorer" will produce a n... Read more

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hi,
I noticed that when some Windows Updates arrive the list in "Select updates to install" is blank! See the attached screenshot. What to do?
After system restart the list comes back but after next Updates it vanished.
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit, SP1

A:blank list in "Select updates to install" Windows Update

Install SP2 standalone version and all hotfixes.If it don't help
observe your system for a while on clean boot How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use

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Hi everyone,I'm using Windows 7 x64 (final RTM build). A few days ago I've started to have problems with the Windows Update control panel. It doesn't show me the description of the updates I've downloaded. It's very annoying!I've taken a screenshot so you can see it:screenshotAre there any hotfixes yet?Kind regards.

A:Windows Update "select updates to install" screen is blank

Hi. I had the same problem and contacted Microsoft for help.On a remote session they runned MicrosoftFixit50202 and the problem is for now solved.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9665683Hope this help.

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Hey all,

I've found a huge number of varied threads and websites that discuss similar issues to the one I'm seeing, but none of them match my symptoms exactly and none of the fixes I *have* tried have fixed a thing. Sorry for the excessively long write-up below, but I'm QA by trade and I'm trying to include as much useful information as I can for the serious troubleshooters.

I'll write a short description of what's happening, followed by some weird details I've noticed that I hope will help provide some clues.

The issue occurs like this:

For roughly an hour or so of use my machine seems to have no problems at all. At some seemingly random point that has no obvious trigger, my Chrome browser tabs will stop loading pages and refreshing will also just loop. Windows generally just stops working properly a this point. If I mess around with Windows to open Task Manager or anything else, I will eventually receive a small window that's titled "Microsoft Windows" and reads "This program is not responding", and then it gives me the option to either wait for the program to respond or close it. If I choose to wait, I will eventually get a super-fast BSOD and the system will reboot itself. When it comes back up it will give me a generic "Reboot and select proper boot device" message. I will have to hard shutdown the machine, boot it back up, and select "Run Windows Normally" in order to get Windows up and ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 hangs, followed by BSOD, then gives "select proper boot device" mes

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Hello, I'm interested in the following:

Connecting "Desktop" to other partition than Windows "C:", so if I drop files on DSKT for easy reuse and availability, they copy on, f.e., "D:" or other partition.

Any way to achieve this?

Thank you.

A:Connect "Desktop" to other partition than Windows "C:"?

I just go to the other partition or HDD, right-click the drive letter/icon and drag to the desktop choosing Create shortcut here. That works but it probably would be better to do the same with a Folder on the other drive. Dropping a file on the icon should copy or save it there.

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Recently, my laptop has been unable to connect to my home's wireless network. The router is Linksys WRT54G. Results of ipconfig/all:

(Comments in parentheses are mine)
***
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name: (long name--don't want to type it here)
Primary Dns Suffix: (blank space)
Node Type: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Media State: Media disconnected
Description: Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address: (address here)

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State: Media disconnected
Description: Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network Adapter
Physical Address: (address here)
***
When I try to "repair" the wireless network connection, I get an error message that it is unable to connect to a network, even though the wireless network in question is well within range and accessible from all other computers. I can't even see my wireless network in the list of available networks! What is going on? I would appreciate any help.
 

A:Solved: Can't Connect Wirelessly or Find Network--Unable to "Repair"

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Any idea what this means for Bluestacks users? Laptop works fine but I get THIS gamemanager.log file output on main rig from an endless load loop:

2016-08-26 00:12:01.228000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): Opened log file
2016-08-26 00:12:01.231000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Using event Global\BlueStacks_LogRotate_gamemanager for log rotation
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Starting GameManager PID 688
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO GameManager: CLR version 4.0.30319.42000
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 ERROR Can't get the process.
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Unable to retrieve information about invoking process
2016-08-26 00:12:01.256000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO localized strings file path: D:\Android\AppPlayer\Bluestacks\Locales\i18n.en-US.txt
2016-08-26 00:12:01.258000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Successfully populated English strings
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO if update available for install
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Forced value: -1
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO No Forced Update Available
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO pkg name =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO activity =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.261000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO the installdir path is [bluestacks local x86]
2016-08-26 00:12:01.261000 Blue... Read more

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I have used several different programs lately that whenever they try to validate my information from the web, I get an error that the program is "unable to connect to remote server." I removed my anti-virus software and disabled windows firewall, but nothing seems to work. Internet Explorer and Firefox seem to work just fine. The other weird things is that these programs work just fine when I use them on my laptop which is connected to the same router. Thus, the router is not the problem. Since I have the same problem with multiple programs, I'm assuming that there must be something wrong with my windows network settings. I am running Windows XP

Any ideas of what fixes I can try?
 

A:Solved: "unable to connect to remote server" on multiple applications

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Hi guys and gals,

i live in a student house, and we have a wireless network but my laptop can't connect to it. the lan works fine on my laptop, and my laptop can connect to a few of our neighbours unsecured networks. 3 other laptops in the house have no problem connecting to our wireless, but my laptop wont.

i opened a command prompt and did ipconfig/release then ipconfig/renew and this message came up: An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

when i try to connect to it in the list of available wireless networks, it acquires network address for a while, then says limited or no connectivity. i click repair, and it says " Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network." ... and im the most computer literate person we've got
 

A:can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

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I have been trying to get my Linksys wireless network adapter to work but it keeps saying that the connection is Limited or no connectivity. Now when I am trying to renew the ip through cmd, it says can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

After I typed ipconfig/all, this is what comes up
WIndows IP Configuration
Host Name..................................icarangal-desk
Primary Dns Suffix.......................
Node Type...................................Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled.......................No
WINS Proxy Enabled....................No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
Media State.................................Media Disconnected
Description..................................Intel<R> 82562V 10/100 Network Connection
Physical Address.........................00-18-F3-35-97-6E

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection
Connection-specific DNS Suffix.....
Description..................................Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter
Physical Address.........................00-1D-7E-A1-71-4E
Dhcp Enabled..............................Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled............Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address........169.254.94.181
Subnet Mask................................255.255.0.0
Default Gateway............................

My internet used to work then it started acting up which eventually led to me having to get my CPU reformatted..Now that I got the CPU back the internet is once again acting up but this... Read more

A:can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

A:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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I am using Norton 360 for online backups on Windows 7 SP1, and the program is flagging an error trying to backup open files. In attempting to use the application provided Exclude Folder application interface, I encountered the following problem: the Windows
Folder Select User Interface used by the application does not allow for selection of folders in the C:\Documents and Settings\... path.
Further examination revealed that Windows Explorer does not display this path in the left-side file tree either.
I suspect this is a usability problem, with a workaround I am not aware of.
Thanks in advance for your time and help with this matter.

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