A few days ago I accidentally ran a malicious script on my netbook. This stopped my power options working, System restore was faulting when I tried to load it (service not running), my Windows theme looked like Windows 2000, I had no audio (the list goes on) and my internet didn't work via my browser or LAN. After hours of investigation I realized all it appeared to have done was disable all my services. So, into services I go, and enable them as needed.
All now work other than networking.
This is what I've tried to so far
- Making sure I have internet connection - I used another computer or mobile phone and it connects wireless fine.
- I plugged a cable into my netbook and it works, indicating the issue must be the wireless.
- Uninstalling the network card in device manager and re-installing it.
- Disabling the network card in device manager and re-enabling it.
- A ping of the router fails on wireless.
- I have no local network either.
- In command prompt, typing IPCONFIG returns the message that the media is disconnected. (FYI this means it's not functioning as expected more than the device is physically dis-connected)
If I open up Network Connections, I can see my Wireless Network Connection is disabled. Right clicking it and selecting enabled does not change the state (it remains disabled). Diagnose does not help or provide anything further.
I have tried changing the IP v4 to static / dynamic and this has no effect (it's normally dynamic).
When I open IE and click Tools, Internet Options is greyed out (meaning I can't select it). I opened it with no add ons, and it worked. I return to IE and it now works.
Thankfully, my netbook (Lenovo thinkpad with W7 starter) comes with a quick start (a dual boot) and when I enter the 'Nix OS, it connects with the wireless fine. Therefore, a service (or driver) is faulting in Windows.
Any other suggestions what I can do to try?