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Can't "change adaptor settings"

My PC: AMD: phenom 2 810 with 8 GB DDR3 running win 7 x64 MSI motherboard with onboard Atheros AR8131 gigabit ethernet controller

I noticed the other day that the network icon in my system tray has a red X on it even though I can get to the internet OK. if I hover over the connection it says Network:Internet Access, if I open network and sharing center it shows that I'm connected to my home network and the Internet.

If I "troubleshoot problems" it says that no problems were detected and everything is working as it should.

I can ping, tracert, and nslookup all day long with no problems.

What I CAN'T do:
I can't "set up a new connection or network" if I click on the link it does absolutely nothing, as if I hadn't clicked on it at all, no hourglass or anything, it just ignores the click.

I can't "change adapter settings" either, exactly the same issue as if I never clicked on it at all.

It's really not THAT big of a deal but it's really irritating becuase if I wan't to give my machine a static IP or DNS I can't do that and I can't create a VPN connection into my office since I can't "set up a new connection or network".
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I can confirm that it was working correctly in the past, when I 1st built the PC it was OK for a few months, it has only started doing this in the last few days.

I have removed and reinstalled the NIC as per the instructions in the link provided above and also I have removed it and reinstalled it using the drivers that came from the motherboard manufacturer.
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More than likely, There's a CLSID missing in the registry for these applets...

Can you right click the adapter/properties, or just access the details by double clicking an adapter?
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John: You're probably right about the missing CLSID, without knowing which one though, how could I fix it. I can't view network connections at all so I can't right click or double click any adapters.

Sampat: I tried sfc /scannow but no changes were made.

Thanks.
Ill have to dig through Process Monitor to see if I can find it......
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B$0|)!!1!...... Th@+$ $w33+!!

I'm going to re-install the OS tonight. Poinks assigned, thanks for the help guys!
I like the easy run command to get to network adapters, I hate having to go through network and sharing center and then "change adapter settings".
Ok.....

Ill post the full Procmon capture shortly....

When you click the Setup a new connection blah blah blah......

It references this.....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\XWizards\Components\{7071ECE0-663B-4BC1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55}
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\XWizards\Components\{7071ECFA-663B-4BC1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55}

Underneath the Children, you will see various other CLSIDs.... Are those present? Those each represent each "Task" in the wizard... Those are probably there, as youre never making it that far.....

Looks like underneath the XWizards\Components, is that there are a ton of CLSIDs for various wizard based tasks (here)...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\XWizards

The TYPES also references several .dll files..... Check for thier presence.....

These are various CLSIDsreferenced throughout. Im sure those are probably there for the most part..... They all have one thing in common..... The InProcServer32 value is "C:\Windows\System32\connect.dll"......

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7071ECE5-663B-4bc1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55} - Connect to Network Page Class
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{777BA8E5-2498-4875-933A-3067DE883070} - Private XWizard Task Enumeration Manager Class
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7071ECA0-663B-4bc1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55} - Connect to Internet Class
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d1a42999-0adf-11da-b070-0011856571de} - No default value
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6db29a9b-10d0-4b93-b86a-188fc998eff8} - Infra Create Task
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7071ECB0-663B-4bc1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55} - Connect to Work Class
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7071EC71-663B-4bc1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55} - Create Dialup Class Task
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0cbb5030-f2b2-4b38-8cbc-895cec57db03} - Create 802.11 Ad-Hoc Task
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DD06A84F-83BD-4d01-8AB9-2389FEA0869E} - Dot11 AdHoc Manager Task
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7071ECD0-663B-4bc1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55} - Connect to Bluetooth Class Task






Setup-a-new-connection-or-networ.CSV
lol... Didnt refresh...... Ill keep pursuing with you if you want......   :-)
Oh, also a single SXS assembly is queried.....

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7600.16661_none_420fe3fa2b8113bd