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I cannot open "Network And Sharing Center" on my Windows 8.1 computer. When I try to get access to this window/dialog nothing happens. I usually right click on the network icon in the taskbar, and select "Network And Sharing Center". This takes about 5-10 minutes (!) to load, and when loaded, I cannot get access to any of the settings in that window.

I tried booting the computer in failsafe mode, but the problem still existed.

I want to hear if anybody has had the same experience, if not, I will try to restore Windows, and hope that it helps.

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    Try running sfc /scannow to check the integrity of system files -> reboot once the scan has completed -> Check to see if problem resolved -> run malware/anti-virus scan -> reboot -> try again... short of backing up and restoring these are a few steps to consider – Kinnectus Nov 11 '14 at 10:33
  • There is some useful stuff at tweaking.com/content/overview/default.html which I've found great for the non-expert. The all-in-one would be my go-to, but +1 for your first steps @BigChris – Tetsujin Nov 11 '14 at 10:37

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