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Windows 7: Extremely odd problem, cant even open "connect to a network" window

02 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Extremely odd problem, cant even open "connect to a network" window

early last week, I had a weird problem come up where something (still dont know what) wiped out all of my buttons in the lower right of my taskbar. At first I thought that I could just work around it with rainmeter, but now I found a problem that might be tied into the icons missing.

I can't open the "connect to a network" window, when I go to the link in the network and sharing center it doesn't do anything (same with every other link directing me to the window). This normally wouldnt be a problem, but I'm a college student and need to switch networks a few times a day.

Does anyone have any ideas? (I already tried replacing the .dlls, changing the registry associated with those icons, and a few other things {theres a guide somewhere, and I did every step in the guide}). please, this i'm getting desperate

My father is borrowing my laptop until tomorrow night, so I wont be able to come back here until then, thanks guys

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

First of all, get some AV scanning.

Second, try to reinstall the program or driver for your network card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Extremely odd problem, cant even open "connect to a network" window

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