Fixed wireless on my HP Pavilion dv2700
Thank you for your reply Bob. It does appear that the helper application will work only if the switch is turned on. I decided to do something radical late this afternoon after trying everything I could find on the Internet for hours. I removed the screws on the bottom cover and pried open the area where the wireless button was and used a tiny screwdriver to push the switch to the on position. It took a while (after putting it back together) to get it to run, but I finally got to a start window that would let me load the OS and now it is working again.