posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 11:27 PM
I'd assume you already checked the control panel for it an options?
When I was working on the same problem with someone's computer(not an expert but end up fixing my own and others) found it's seems to be an issue with
Win XP and an annoying one at that. After trying everything, including net searches, to locate it short of system restore and even to partitioning,
the computer was accidentally shut down. When restarted the icon showed again as well as the wireless began working as normal.
I'm wondering, Was your computer shutdown improperly such unplugged, frozen or electrical outage?-without using the shutdown button? That may be the
cause of the loss.
edit on 3-12-2015 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)