I have a computer running Windows 7 Pro. It was recently infected with some malware/viruses. Right now, I'm trying to restore some basic functionality back to the machine, and have found that there is still something blocking me.
I have no network icon in the taskbar to attempt to connect to a wireless network. None of the functionality under Network and Sharing Center will bring up the information either. I have tried to turn the icon on, but the option is greyed out. Everything I've found on the internet points to a group policy being turned on that is not allowing the icon to show. When I try to run gpedit.msc I get an access denied error stating I do not have permission to perform this action. I am logged in as the only user on this machine, and I have administrator rights. I have also tried to just get into the Local Security Policy, and was greeted with the same message.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get this part of windows back without re-installing Windows, I'd be very grateful.