Home Networking Wizard missing

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Working on a customer machine to get a home network going for printer sharing.  The machine is running windows 2000 pro and is a micron 15gig HD 128 ram and running well.  No viruses found.  Removed small amounts of spyware & adware.  

Problem I am having is accessing the Home Networking Wizard.  I can see it in MY Network Places but the icon has the windows symbol that I see when no program is associated with it.

If I click on the icon and windows cannot find netconn.exe

I searched on a windows 2000 pro disk I have and I cant find anyfile like that.

Also another weird thing is that I tried pulling up the ip address from a command prompt using ipconfig and received a bad command or file name.  I also tried  ipconfig /all, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew all with the same results.  The cpu has no internet connection problems and am able to access the router thru the address line.   I also just discovered the ping isnt working either since I cant ping the router or any thing else.  Same error bad command or file name.

I tried to run a sfc /scannow but not sure if it worked well.  It keep telling me that files needed to be copied from my 2000 pro cd which was in the drive.  I keep hitting retry and eventually it made it through but I had to hit retry 50 times.  I never hit cancel and skipped any files.

Any ideas?

Question by:rngrfan
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    Accepted Solution

    In Add/Remove Programs click on Add/Remove Windows Components -
    look under "Networking Services" and "Other Network File and Printer Services"


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