windows 7 network and sharing center - unable to open the "connect to a network" window

When i click "connect to a network" in the network and sharing center nothing happens. a new window doesnt pop up or anything. I also cant open the "connect or disconnect" link where it says view your active networks, also in network and sharing center. Also when i click "set up a new connection or network", select "connect to the internet", then select "no, create a new connection" and select "wireless", the window closes and nothing else opens, i cant seem to find any way to view a list of my available wireless connections as a window never opens no matter what i try. please help, thank you
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I would also like to mentions that i did not always have this problem and that the wireless connections i already had saved, i am still able to connect to whenever i am in range. thanks

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sorry to keep adding but nothing comes up when i click on the little network icon at the bottom right, next to the clock, nothing happens either.

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Hi,

 

Follow the mentioned methods:

 

Method 1: Run the Fix it.

 

Windows 7 Network connections are stuck in Public mode

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2578723

 

Method 2:

 

If you are facing any issue with networking connectivity refer the links and check.

I would suggest you to refer the link and check.

Wired and wireless network connection problems in Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/wired-and-wireless-network-connection-problems-in-windows

 

Method 3:

 

Perform the methods in the following article:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-find-a-wireless-network

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

 

Hope the above information is helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi there, I know this is a little late but I'm just now having this same issue. Did you perhaps find a solution? None of the solutions posted by Sandeep addressed this specific problem. 

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I, too, am now having this exact problem.  I've had it for a while but it didn't matter until my home network changed and I was no longer able to connect automatically.  None of the aforementioned buttons do anything and I'm stuck.  Can anyone help?

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