To fix this issue, you just need to follow these simple steps: 3. By deleting the key we are just clearing the configuration cache. Once you delete the key, close Registry Editor and open Network Connections folder again and now it should show all network adapters without any problem.In right-side pane, you'll see a binary key "Config". PS: If you don't want to edit registry manually and want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run extracted REG file.So if you are also facing this problem and none of the above mentioned solutions worked for you, try to uninstall your antivirus program or Internet security suite. If it works, you can try to reinstall the security software again, it should work now without any problem.Share this article: Facebook | Twitter | Google | Linked In | Reddit Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP About the author: Vishal Gupta (also known as VG) has been awarded with Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award.Actually Windows stores a cache of network adapters configuration in registry and if by any chance the cache becomes corrupted, you might face such kind of strange issues.Anyway I'm sharing the solutions here so that if anyone else faces this problem, he'll be able to fix it easily without any hard work. When you delete the key and open Network Connections folder or restart your system, Windows automatically re-creates the key.
These go against the goal of helping the most folks possible for the given investment of time and energy.The adapters will be rediscovered and when the drivers are loaded back, the devices will re-appear in Network Connections. In right-side pane, you'll see a multi-string key "Class Managers".If none of the above mentioned methods work for you, try following solution given by our reader "Rusty": 1. Double-click on it and it'll open the edit dialog box to change its value. The dialog box will contain 4 GUIDs and each GUID must present on a separate line.To fix it, just uncheck or uninstall these virtual network adapters from your Internet connection properties as shown in following image: To open Internet connection properties, go through STEP 1-3 as mentioned in above tutorial to change or use custom DNS server settings.Some readers have reported that they faced this issue due to Kaspersky, Check Point Endpoint or other 3rd party security software.