Having problems with your Acer eMachines 520-2890 Notebook ?

Running to slow and wireless not responding

\015 Running to slow (there are no virus or spyware) , and also it does not detect any wireless network (using FN+F2 should turn the wireless adapter on, but it seems that the combination does not work, is there any way to turn this on manually?)\015

Answers :

Is the Wireless Zero Configuration service running? To determine if the Wireless Zero Configuration service is running, follow these steps:\015\012
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
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  3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
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  5. Type sc query wzcsvc, and then press ENTER.
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  7. If the Windows Zero Configuration service is running, the words "STATE : #RUNNING" will appear.
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  9. If the problem is in the user interface, collect a screen shot of the issue, if you can. To collect a screen shot, press ALT+PRINT SCRN.
\015\012Basic troubleshootingTo troubleshoot wireless network connections in Windows XP, follow these steps:\015\012
  1. Check the Windows Catalog at http://www.windowsmarketplace.com to determine if there is a Windows XP-compatible driver that is available for your wireless adapter.\015\012
    • If there is a compatible driver, install the updated driver before you perform any additional troubleshooting procedures.
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    • If there is not a compatible driver, you may be able to use the network adapter, but its configuration and functionality may be very limited.
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  3. Determine if the driver that you are using recognizes the Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration service. To do this, follow these steps:\015\012
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. \015\012
    3. in the right pane,click Network and Internet Connections.
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    5. In the right pane, click Network Connections.
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    7. Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
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    9. View the available options:\015\012
      • If you do not see the Wireless Network Connection icon in the Network Connections folder, or if you cannot view the properties, there is a problem with the driver for the wireless network adapter. To troubleshoot this problem, see the Driver installation issuessection.
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      • If you can view the properties for the Wireless Network Connection icon, but you do not see a Wireless Networks tab, see the Drivers that do not support the Wireless Zero Configuration service section to continue troubleshooting.
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      • If you can view the properties, and you can see and use the Wireless Networks tab, see the Drivers that support the Wireless Zero Configuration service section to continue troubleshooting.
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      • If the Authentication tab is missing in the Wireless Network Connection properties, make sure that the Wireless Zero Configuration service is running.
I would back up all your files and do a system recovery, that usually fixes all these problems.
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