Sony vaio (previously with wireless) now has no wireless icon

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I have a sony vaio laptop which has just been formatted (had xp before, Still has xp but now sp3) and now the wireless icon is not anywhere ! No Wireless option under network connections either....please help
 

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which has just been formatted
have you installed the wireless driver ?

whats the exact model of the sony ?
and can we see an device manager
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http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, menu on the left hand side

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if the above does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb > In the Start Search box type > device manager and then press enter
or
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

Windows 8
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If on a touch screen - have a read here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/device-manager-windows-8.htm

once you are in device manager then

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

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Its a sony vaio PCG - 7D1M, and i reformatted it using windows xp (sp3) .. i cant seem to find any drivers for this model as my 2nd hdd has disapeared also so guessing i need the drivers for this too !!!
 

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can you check if the model is something like VGN-F315N. although I cant find that model

PCG-7D1M is a Sony reference

check this out on the label on the underside of your pc - se here http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/search/vgn-f315
also try
* Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
* Type, wmic computersystem get model
* Press Enter
 
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