Wireless Networking May Not Function When You Use the "Safe Mode with Networking" Option

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Article ID: 305616 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you start your Windows XP-based computer by using the Safe Mode with Networking option, the wireless network adapters may not function.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur because the Safe Mode with Networking option does not start the services for the Zero Configuration utility (a built-in utility) that is used by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) 802.11 wireless local area network (LAN) standard network adapters nor does it start the service for IEEE 802.1x wireless LAN standard authentication.

RESOLUTION

To work around this behavior, attach or use a standard-wired network adapter.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

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Article ID: 305616 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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