You changed the topic?
"Not being able to see icons for "Microsoft Networks" & "Entire Network" indicate a problem with the OS."
I agree and there are discussions about that. I read your first post and I can't see where you shared this issue.
So the good news is that issue is discussed. Let's find one.
Remember this is only one of the dozen issues today with this. And I hope I can help but somehow I missed that the control panel was blank. That would have changed my reply.