So, last night I rebooted my windows 7 laptop and performed system updates, and ever since I have been unable to connect to any networks (having to write this from an iPad :( )
I can see all of the wireless networks around, and the list is refreshing correctly. However, upon attempting to connect to a network it stalls for a bit (with the laptop's wireless light not blinking at all, and it usually does when transferring data). Finally, after a bit windows claims I have limited connection to the network and that the connection failed. This occurs with networks of all security levels, so it's not a wireless security issue.
I then connected the laptop up to the router with an Ethernet cord, to no avail. I know that connection works as I used my girlfriends laptop with it yesterday.
I then opened a command prompt and type 'ipconfig', and the only network adapter that appears is the "tunnel adapter toredo tunneling pseudo-interface", there are no LAN adapters listed.
All wireless drivers and Ethernet drivers appear to be working in the device manager, and the only error in the system log is "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: vflt."
I'm out of ideas, and now my laptop is essentially useless. Does anyone have Ny suggestions?
Edit: So I had some more ideas last night. I attempted to restore my system to how it previously was on the 19th before the windows update, but the networking interfaces were still broken. I tried to go back to the system restore on the 17th and system restore finished with a failure message (no details, just said the system restore failed).