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  • Windows Network Connection Error Message - Not able to enable or disable the network

    Is your Windows Network Connection giving error Messages? Are you looking for ways to troubleshoot this problem? Our technical experts can guide you through.

    I am using Windows 7 Basic since more than 4 years and from last week I am facing problem of the windows network connection error message about I am not able to enable or disable it in order to successfully use my LAN or wireless network.

    It automatically sometimes connects or disconnects and malfunctions. I would like to know which are the components responsible for such errors in Windows networking?

    I have attached a photo below for your immediate reference

    wireless error
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  • If you have problem in disabling the Network connection then try disabling it using the device Manager.Using the device manager often solves this issue.

    If this also doesn't works then do the following steps:-
    1.You should run the installer of the your current Windows version and then replace the network driver.
    2.After replacing the network driver you can then disable the network connections.

    You can also use command prompt to solve this problem. Click on the start button then find cmd and right click on it and choose to Run as Administrator. Then type "netsh winsock reset catalog" and press the enter key and then again type "netsh int ip reset reset.log" and press the enter key. After these steps restart the computer.

    There is one more solution if the above steps doesn't work on your computer.
    Try to start your computer in safe mode.
    You can start you computer in safe mode by pressing F5key as the windows logo appears on the screen.
    When the computer opens then go to the "C:\windows\system32".
    Rename the folder catroot2 to catroot2old.
    After than you should restart the computer.

    Hope the above methods can help you to solve the problem,

  • You can try disabling and then re enabling the network connection. This can be done through Control Panel. Here are the ways you can achieve it -

    Using Device Manager
    • Launch Device Manager. You can do it by going into Devices and Printers from Control Panel.
    • Scroll to Network Adapter section.
    • Right click on the different entries and from the options available , choose to disable and enable it.

    Using Control Panel
    Follow the steps here below -
    • Launch Control Panel.
    • Open Network and Sharing Center
    • Click on Change Adapter Settings.
    • Right click on the network connection you would want to enable or disable.
    • From the context menu that appears, click on Enable or Disable as the case may be.

    If you are not able to do it by any means, follow the steps indicated by the above response. My issues with network connection were effectively solved by following them.

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  • It is very clear that your system has hardware issue due to that you are unable to enable or disable network connection. So get it repaired from support team if the laptop is under warranty or visit nearby laptop service center and repair the faulty spare from your laptop. I am suspecting system board (motherboard) problem in your laptop.

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    Try these things first to help you fix or narrow down the connection problem.

    Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Select the "No internet connection" icon on the right side of the taskbar, and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. If it isn't, select it to turn it on. Also, make sure Airplane mode is turned off.

    Select Manage Wi-Fi connections (>) on the Wi-Fi quick setting, see if a Wi-Fi network you recognize and trust appears in the list of networks. If it does, select the Wi-Fi network, and they try to connect to it. If it says Connected underneath the network name, select Disconnect, wait a moment, and then select Connect again.

    Try connecting to a network on a different frequency band. Many consumer Wi-Fi routers broadcast at two different network frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. These will appear as separate networks in the list of available Wi-Fi networks. If your list of available Wi-Fi networks includes both a 2.4 GHz network and a 5 GHz network, try connecting to the other network. To learn more about the differences between 2.4 GHz networks and 5 GHz networks, check out Wi-Fi problems and your home layout.

    Make sure the physical Wi-Fi switch on your laptop is turned on. (An indicator light usually shows when it's on.)

    Run the Network troubleshooter. The Network troubleshooter can help diagnose and fix common connection problems.

    To run the Network troubleshooter

    Select Start > Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters .

    Under Other, select Network Adapter > Run.

    Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and see if that fixes the problem.

    Restart your modem and wireless router. This helps create a new connection to your internet service provider (ISP).

    When you do this, everyone that is connected to your Wi-Fi network will be temporarily disconnected. The steps you take to restart your modem and router can vary, but here are the general steps.

    Note: If you have a cable modem/Wi-Fi router combo device, you only need to follow the steps for the single device.

    Unplug the power cable for the router from the power source.

    Unplug the power cable for the modem from the power source.

    Some modems have a backup battery. If you unplug the modem and lights stay on, remove the battery from the modem.

    Wait at least 30 seconds or so.

    If you had to remove the battery from the modem, put it back in.

    Plug the modem back into the power source. The lights on the modem will blink. Wait for them to stop blinking.

    Plug your router back into the power source.

    Wait a few minutes for the modem and router to fully power on. You can usually tell when they're ready by looking at the status lights on the two devices.

    On your PC, try to connect again.

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