The icon is gone, and when i click apple>system preferences, nothing happens. I need system preferences and this is very frustrating. Could I possibly have deleted it from my hard drive while clearing up un-used files? Grrrr! Please PLEASE help!
Lets just RESET System Preferences (you can reset almost program this way). Just mosey to the folder /YourHardDrive/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/ and find the file com.apple.systempreferences.plist and delete it. This will reset System Preferences so lets see if that fixes it.