Windows xp not showing available wireless networks

I have a desktop with windows Xp and I too have no wireless networks come up in the box on the right hand side, I know the wireless Linsky cisco wifi is working as I have connected it to another laptop with Vista, but have tried everything to get it wireless and nothing works the Desktop works fine when hard wired? please help as have lost two weeks work so far thanks John
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  1. Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

    Have a look in Control Panel>Network Connections and see what the status of the wireless connection is. Also, check Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, right click Network Adapters and then the wireless adapter. Make sure it's enabled and doesn't have a yellow mark beside it. If it has, click teh Driver tab and on Update Driver.

    What is the make and model of your wireless adapter?

  2. thanks will get back to you tomorrow
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