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Solved: Network Connections service cannot start, no wireless network icon

Discussion in 'Networking' started by melikbilge, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. melikbilge

    melikbilge Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2008
    So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
    One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
    I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

    However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

    So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

    This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
    I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

    I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

    I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

    And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.
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