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I cant use discovery network tool, after I change my settings

I want to change my startup programs settings, I played around and change some settings that I not remember which ones, I restart my computer and then my computer was unable to see any network because the network discovery tool was turned off, I tryied to turn it on but I can not.

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  • myri_mag Apr 08, 2009

    Thanks, I will try and let you know.

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This may help if yor laptop is vista, open the menu and in the search box type msconfig this will bring up a menu that alows you to choose starup programs and other options, hope that helps

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