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Missing Network Icons, Network Connections Service stuck on "starting"

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kollegeman, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. Kollegeman

    Kollegeman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm running a Win XP SP2 machine, a couple of days ago the Network Icons in the taskbar dissapeared. Also, I cannot get into Network Connections to check the connections. The folder is empty.

    However, the all the connections work fine, I just cannot edit them or get any details... Cause they're nowhere to be found.

    I browsed around the net and found that for this type of problems one needs to check if certain services such as "Network Connections" and "Telephony" are running. I checked, and they are all stuck in "Starting" status. And nothing I can get them to start.

    I checked the chain of dependencies and the service they all depend on "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" is started and running.

    Any help would be greatly appreaciated, thanks guys!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Symptom: Your network connections folder is empty.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, follow each one with the Enter key:

    regsvr32 netshell.dll
    regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
    regsvr32 netman.dll

    Reboot the computer.
     
  3. Kollegeman

    Kollegeman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Thnx for the quick reply post. Unfortunately had already tried that didnt work... Got a success dialog box. Any other ideas?

    Thanks,

    K
     
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