Cant Find Available Wireless Network

hey guys, ive done a lot of research on this topic and have not yet found any solutions.

my computer has never had problems connecting to wireless networks. i was even using it last night and everything was fine. but now it says it cant find any available wireless networks. i know its the computer because i have 2 other computers that are connected to the same network wirelessly and they work just fine. i have made no changes to my comp/network/system whatsoever for a long time now, this is just out of the blue.

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop (Windows XP Home Edition)
Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card
1394 Net Adapter
Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection

let me know if you need anymore info

-uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers
-system restore as far back as a month ago
-enabling and disabling
-Last Known Good Configuration
-trying a different username
-disconnecting and reconnecting the wireless receiver (the blue light is on, so i know that is working)

i think thats about it.

also, tried going to command and typing "sc query wzcsvc" (from the troubleshooting on Microsofts website) it says
TYPE : 20
WIN32_EXIT_CODE :0 <0X0>

im not sure what any of that means, but i figured its a clue since it says its supposed to say

does anyone have any ideas? its important that i get this computer back online by tomorrow. any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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  1. Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

    So the WZC Service is stopped. Have you checked it to make sure other services it depends on are running and tried to start it? Is it set to Automatic?

  2. thanks for the reply. i checked all that stuff and it all seemed to be working. i figured it out though, in the "change advanced settings" window i checked "use windows to configure my wireless networks" and it seems to be working now. thanks again, all this running around on my system actually taught me a few things haha

  3. That figures - Windows doesn't like any other utility taking control of anything it prefers to do by itself.

    Glad you sorted it.

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