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Can't open Network and Sharing Center

  1. #1


    mjMQ Guest

    Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    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 finally
    loads, not a single item inside the folder window is click-able. Under
    "Sharing and Discovery" there are the options for "Network Discovery," "File
    Sharing," etc. I can't click the drop-down arrows for any of those options
    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 appreciated.

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  3. #2


    blad3runn69 Guest

    RE: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    network code in vista is excellent, as far as network P&P goes... specify
    your hardware in particular network setup, could be a lotta things...

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    Malke Guest

    Re: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    mjMQ wrote:

    > 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
    > finally
    > loads, not a single item inside the folder window is click-able. Under
    > "Sharing and Discovery" there are the options for "Network Discovery,"
    > "File
    > Sharing," etc. I can't click the drop-down arrows for any of those
    > options
    > 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
    > appreciated.
    Try this:

    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
    didn't?

    Malke
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    Re: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Malke View Post
    Try this:

    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
    didn't?

    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    Don't Panic!
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

    My Mom's recently purchased laptop was exhibiting these symptoms, throwing a "server execution failed" error every time. I was about to call HP about it (an impossibly frustrating, incoherent, time-consuming, and often consumer-blaming process when dealing with HP as most of us know) when I though I'd check here first. This fixed it immediately. Thank you so much for saving me time and frustration.

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    Malke Guest

    Re: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    DKqwerty wrote:

    >
    > Malke;751706 Wrote:

    >> Try this:
    >>
    >> 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
    >> didn't?

    > THANK YOU, ::THANK YOU,:: THANK YOU!!!
    >
    > My Mom's recently purchased laptop was exhibiting these symptoms,
    > throwing a "server execution failed" error every time. I was about to
    > call HP about it (an impossibly frustrating, incoherent, time-consuming,
    > and often consumer-blaming process when dealing with HP as most of us
    > know) when I though I'd check here first. This fixed it immediately.
    > Thank you so much for saving me time and frustration.
    You're very welcome. I have no recollection of the original problem of this
    thread, but if something you found there helped you I'm very happy that it
    did.

    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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    Re: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    this explanation worked perfectly. i was having hte same issue, and it was corrected by that fix.

    not only did it fix that, but i was also having an issue where the network icon on my taskbar was showing as ALWAYS offline or disconnected, despite having internet and network. it now appropriately shows me as connected or disconnected.

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    Re: Can't open Network and Sharing Center

    I have the same issues of not being able to open network and sharing center and icon always showing no connection even when it does connect. I tried the route above and nothing happened. Any more suggestions? thanks

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