I have an R61 running Vista Business, purchased about 6 months ago.
When I disconnect from a network, wired or wireless, sometimes Windows refuses to acknowledge that the disconnect has occurred. I can't disable the network adaptor (nothing happens when I try) or connect to another network. This behaviour happens when I pull out the cable ... or when I tell it to disconnect through the menu, or when I straight-out try to disable the network adaptor while its connected.
The worst part of it is, when I try to sleep, hibernate or shutdown the laptop after this has happened, the screen goes blank & the disk spins for a while & then it hangs. I need to press the power button to hard-power it off.
When I first got the computer this was happening quite infrequently - once every 20 or so disconnects, enough to put down to rare Vista bugs that maybe will be solved by an update one day soon.
Now its happening on _every_ disconnect. As I need to disconnect from a network at least once a day, that means a daily hard reboot - and I can't begin to describe how much I absolutely hate doing that!
Nothing shows in any of the event logs, and so far I've found no solutions searching the 'net. I am getting desperate here - is it a Vista problem or something wrong with my laptop? Is there any way I can get around it?