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June 8, 2005 1:03:25 PM

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I have a six week old Dell Inspiron 9300 runing XP Pro SP2. It has both
an internal 100 mbs network card and an internal 802.11 a/b/g wireless
adapter. Most of the time I use the wireless adapter and have the wired
adapter disabled. Sometimes I disable the wireless adapter and enable
the wired adapter when I have to copy very large files. The last time I
did this was several weeks ago.

Now, when I right click the wireless adapter and choose Disable I get
an error message, "It is not possible to disable the connection at this
time. This connection may be using one or more protocols that do not
support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or
the system account."

I have no idea what has changed to cause this. I can disable the
wireless adapter in Device Manager but that is a nuisance. How can I
fix this problem so I can once again disable the wireless adapter?

Thanks,
--
_Bill_
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June 8, 2005 8:17:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Might be some updating software (ex. QTime, Acrobat etc) or some service
(VPN?) that needs the connection alive. You can try to find the culprit or,
easier, delete reboot and see if you get any error regarding the connection;
then, redo the connection.
If the issue persist, try disabling one service at a time (Run ->
services.msc) and see if you can disable....

Michael

"Bill" <no@no.com> wrote in message
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>I have a six week old Dell Inspiron 9300 runing XP Pro SP2. It has both
> an internal 100 mbs network card and an internal 802.11 a/b/g wireless
> adapter. Most of the time I use the wireless adapter and have the wired
> adapter disabled. Sometimes I disable the wireless adapter and enable
> the wired adapter when I have to copy very large files. The last time I
> did this was several weeks ago.
>
> Now, when I right click the wireless adapter and choose Disable I get
> an error message, "It is not possible to disable the connection at this
> time. This connection may be using one or more protocols that do not
> support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or
> the system account."
>
> I have no idea what has changed to cause this. I can disable the
> wireless adapter in Device Manager but that is a nuisance. How can I
> fix this problem so I can once again disable the wireless adapter?
>
> Thanks,
> --
> _Bill_
June 8, 2005 10:36:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks Michael. I'll try your suggestions.

--
_Bill_

Phillips wrote:

> Might be some updating software (ex. QTime, Acrobat etc) or some
> service (VPN?) that needs the connection alive. You can try to find
> the culprit or, easier, delete reboot and see if you get any error
> regarding the connection; then, redo the connection.
> If the issue persist, try disabling one service at a time (Run ->
> services.msc) and see if you can disable....
>
> Michael
April 7, 2009 11:52:26 PM

I started haing that problem, I would re-register the crypto service and it would happen again at random, turned out to be net framework 2.0 with windows xp 3, wow finally fixed, had to remove net framework.
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