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Whenever I try to connect to the internet I get the control panel O.o


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#1 monkpart9

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:59 PM

The title pretty much says it all. Whenever I try to connect to connect to my home network by clicking the little icon in the bottom right corner of the screen the control panel pops up whereas before the network utility used to pop up. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver and that didn't work. I'm absolutely dumbfounded. I did get infected and have recently been cleaned of this infection but I think it left a lasting impression. I'm running Windows XP service pack 2. Any other information anyone who could help me needs to know I can provide. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:46 PM

Try installing Service Pack 3.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:06 PM

I just found out that I was mistaken and that I actually do have service pack 3 :/ So that's not the problem. Any other ideas, guys?
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Enable/Disable - Network Connection - #392 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

Edited by Budapest, 20 January 2011 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:24 PM

*sigh* Sadly when I tried to run it I got a message saying: "Couldn't find wireless network connection" Item. :[ Don't give up please! I need help aha
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:25 PM

Try #277 on the right at Kelly's Korner.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Sadly it just brings me to this page http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/shownetcon.reg Is there anything else I could do?
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:42 PM

Right click on it and save .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any registry fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:49 PM

Hmm. Should I be using internet explorer? Because when I save it as ".reg" and try to use it once it's on the desktop, it doesn't work.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

Do you get an error message?
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

I'm not sure if you would call it an error message. When I click it, windows pulls up that window that says: "What program would you like to use to open this with?" Maybe I need to name it something? Like "soandso.reg" I remember when I had to add registry values in the past, that's what I was told to do.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

Try renaming it to this: shownetcon.reg
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:39 PM

Hmm, this is confusing. For some reason, even though I use the .reg extension and name it that, it gets saved as a text document O.o.

Update: I did drag the document icon over to the registry while regedit was open and it did say that it was successfully added to the registry though.

Edited by monkpart9, 20 January 2011 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

In Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer" go Tools > Folder Options > View Tab and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types".

Then rename the file.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

Okay I just read your edit. Any change?
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