> For as long as I've had my new pc with 32-bit Vista I've had problems with
> the Network and Sharing Center. The problem never bothered me enough to
> really do too much about it but now, after a year of it I'm fed up and
> trying to fix it.
> So the problem is that I cannot open up the Network and Sharing Center
> properly. I click it, it takes about 5 minutes for the folder that pops
> up to be filled with any form of information, and then when the thing
> loads, not a single item inside the folder window is click-able. Under
> "Sharing and Discovery" there are the options for "Network Discovery,"
> Sharing," etc. I can't click the drop-down arrows for any of those
> nor can I click any of the options on the side of the window. I can't
> even close the window without going into Task Manager and sometimes that
> doesn't even work so I have to reboot the computer.
> Any advice, information about what I should do would be greatly
1. Go into Safe Mode With Command Prompt (repeatedly tap F8 as the computer
is starting up, then use the arrow key to select the right option)
2. At the command prompt type:
net localgroup "Administrators" "local Service" /add [enter]
See "The command completed successfully". Type:
exit [enter] and allow Vista to start normally.
If that doesn't help, provide more information - particularly the answer to
the First Question of Troubleshooting: assuming this issue has not always
existed, what changed between the time things worked and the time they
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