Network Connections Settings missing in Control Panel Vista


I'm misisng the network connection settings in the Control Panel of Vista. I didn't make any changes. I just rebooted the Vista home premium 32bit and now the network settings is missing. I can't connect to the internet. How do I restore this?

Which services do I need to enable?

Victor KimuraSEO, Web DeveloperAsked:
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
when disconnected from the network - does it start up fast?
if not try a clean boot :

here some ideas :
Victor KimuraSEO, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Oh, it came up now. I had to do a cold shut down and reboot. Just wondering if there is a way to speed up the time to connect to the network. I think for my laptop dual core 1.7, 3 GB, Vista home premium, 32bit it takes around 5 to 7 minutes to connect to the internet. What could be slowing it down?
Victor KimuraSEO, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Spoke too soon. I see the internet connected on the task bar beside the clock but in Control Panel I don't see the Network settings.
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