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Internet connection icon missing from systray

Q: Internet connection icon missing from systray

I turned on my Dell Laptop running W7 today and the "2 tv's and globe" icon showing that you are connected to the Internet is missing from the systray. Thankfully I'm connected to the Internet, however it is very annoying and mystifying that this icon has just disappeared. I've gone into the taskbar properties and done the customiise option, but the icon does not appear on that list either so I don't have an option to 'show' it permamently etc. I've also tried a few System Restore points and that hasn't made any difference either.
Despite trying to Goggle a solution for several hours, I've not gotten anywhere. I'm now turning to the experts here to see if anyone on this Forum can suggest a solution to this niggly little problem? Hopefully someone has come across this already and has sorted it out?
Many thanks for any help or suggestions.

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A: Internet connection icon missing from systray

Hello Toppers and welcome to the forum.

Your description of the missing network icon sounds like your running Vista not 7.

Plese post a screen shot of your desktop. And did you check to make sure it isn't just hidden. Press the arrow by the tray and make sure its not under there.

Let us know.

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I have mIRC set to minimize to the systray (notification area) and on occassion the icon disappears. It has nothing to do with hiding inactive icons or anything like that, looked into that.

I thought maybe I could kill the systray process and restart it, although I don't know the name of the task. Any ideas?

mIRC is still running, it's in the process list, and I can see myself if I join the channel on my other computer.

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I don't seem to have a connection icon in my systray. Seems like I used to have one but don't remember how long it's been gone. I'm running Win 98 and have a dial-up modem with a router connecting two computers. Can anyone tell me how to get a connection icon in the systray or if there is some other way to determine what my actual connection speed is?

A:Connection icon in systray


Try this:

Doubleclick My Computer, doubleclick DialUp Networking, rightclick your connection, and choose 'properties'.
In the 'Connect using' section click 'Configure'.
Click on the 'options' tab, and check 'Display Modem Status' in the 'Status Control' section.

There are lots of third party apps however.

Take a look here for some pointers: Bandwidth Monitors

Good luck,

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Like the title says.

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Core i7-980X @ 5 GHz & Corsair H50 Watercooler
6GB DDR3 1800 ram
2 x GTX480 EVGA SLi
Corsair 1000w PSU
EVGA X58 Mobo

A:Missing My Network Icon In The SysTray


Right click on the task bar and select properties.

Select Customize next to Notification Area.

Select Turn System Icons on and off

Use the pull down menu next to Network to turn it on.

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In my case the missing icons only occur after a windows explorer crash. There are some that come back but not all. The startup delay or boot vis solutions do nothing for this type. 12 Ghost Tray protector works, and other shareware programs which 'memorize' and restore missing systray icons (and alot of other bells and whistles I don't need). I can
log off and back on, but if I'm uploading or downloading or something else I don't want to start over. Is there a FREEWARE (not demo, shareware or free to try) program that can
restore all missing icons after a windows explorer crash. No I don't want to stop and start
all the tasks and I'd prefer not to log off and back on. As I said startup delay programs do
nothing for this. Any registry tweak or like fix would be appreciated. paj692

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This icon for changing resolutions on the fly, has disappeared from sys tray after I had formatted the hard drive and done a clean reinstall of Win 98SE. Any ideas please?

A:{SOLVED} Resolution Icon missing in systray

right click on desktop, properties, advanced, settings, look through the tabs for a check box to enable systray icon for your vid card.

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During periods of inactivity i've noticed that my hard drive light gets going and I can hear some activity... I've noticed that every now and then while i'm browsing around, sometimes the focus gets taken off of my browser and I have to reclick the browser to put it back as the active window... One last thing is that whenever I reboot, my sound icon does not appear anymore in my system tray and I have to manually add it back through the control panel (it is supposed to be there by default, according to settings)

I've run both Spybot and MBAM as well as AVG to no avail they all did not find anything, so i'm wondering if i have anything suspicious...
Running WinXP SP3

A:hard drive activity/missing sound icon in systray

I haven't gotten a reply , can anyone please help me with this?

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I have a P8Z77-V LK with two hot-swap bays. After a fresh install on this new system about 8 months ago I set BIOS to allow hot-swap of these two bays. Everything worked fine for a few months then I had the bright idea that, when prompted by Intel's Rapid Storage Technology to update, I would remove this utility simply to see if it was of any worth keeping. After this I noted I no longer see the manager icon in the systray for these bays but it does still pop up and work for any USB drives which are connected. As a test I did reinstall Intel RST but the swapping function remains broken for the bays.

I checked BIOS and all setting still seem to be correct; AHCI enabled along with hot-swapping for these drive bays. Is there a simple fix for this as I found the Win7 utility to be full adequate or should I simply opt for one of the available free utilities (HotSwap, etc.)?

Can also add that I do use dual-boot with the other bootable partition basically cloned and that one, not having ever removed Intel RST, still recognizes the removable bays as hot-swappable.

Any insight appreciated.

A:Hardware removal icon missing from systray after Intel RST removed.

It could be that IRST disables the redundant Windows services.

As a first step you could try running Windows System File Checker:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Wonder if you can help - the network connection icon that used to appear in the Systray to show I was connected to the network has gone absent without leave. I have no idea why - I don't recall making any changes (other than upgrading from Office03 to Office07 recently).

It's a useful thing to have in the systray and I'd like it back.

I've looked through some previous threads with related problems, but couldn't find anything that appeared to be the same, hence this request for help (but I did take some of the instructions from those for things to check).

1. I'm running Windows XP, version 5.1 with SP3
I have a broadband connect (ADSL+) which connects after start-up, and should be connected pretty much all the time.

2. The 'show notification when connected' tickbox IS already ticked (under Local Area Connection Properties). I've made no changes to this.

3. The only device listed under 'Network Adapters' in Device Manager is the Realtek (Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC)
There are no yellow ? or ! signs anywhere, nor red Xs.
Under 'Portable Devices' my mobile phone connection does has a red X next to it, but that's correct (not currently connected, & only rarely used if copying pics to/from phone & computer).

4. Running IPCONFIG gives this info:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Computer1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . ... Read more

A:Solved: Lost network connection icon from systray

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Hello there,

A couple of days ago, something rather curious happened to my laptop (running Windows XP Pro). For no discernable reason, an error message is displayed after startup, saying "this application failed to initialise properly 0xc0000005". The application it is referring to is L-Express, a bilingual dictionary application. I have used this application daily for about 6 months with no problems until now.

Also, my Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection failed to work.

I did a system restore several times to earlier dates. This enabled me to connect to the Internet as per normal, but the Intel Wireless icon is no longer present in the systray, and nor can the wireless application programme be launched from the Start menu. The L-Express (and related Lexibase) application still refuses to launch.

I have run two antivirus checks (AVG and Avast) and some antispyware checks (MS Defender, Spybot S+D and AdAware SE).

Unless anyone more knowledgeable than myself has an idea how to fix this, I shall have to resign myself to a full C: format and Windows reinstallation, which doesn't sound like a lot of fun.

If it is relevant, below is a HijackThis report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:12:03, on 01/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.ex... Read more

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Hello, This might seem a trivial complaint, but I seem to have lost my Internet connection icon, it has disappeared from the taskbar notification area, (the two screens and the blue circle), my connection still works but I like to have the connection symbol there. If I right click on the Windows button then right click and choose properties on the notification tab, under select which icons to always show, only the clock is selected, with 'volume, network and power selections grayed out', can anyone help me to get my broadband connection icon back?

A:Missing internet connection icon

Hi there,
Have you seen this Microsoft article?
Could you try running the fix it in this article and let us know if you are still having problems?
Thank you.

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the internet connection icon is missing on my daughters laptop and I cant figure out how to get it back.
its not a major concern as she has it set to auto connect at home and college but when she goes elsewhere she cant get on the net
used to be down the right hand side but no sign of it now.
isb this a common issue after windows update because I've noticed that the volume control icon has changed.

A:internet connection icon missing

What icon?

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 The internet connection icon is missing in the taskbar.  It was there when I first got the computer a few days ago and no it's gone.  I'm not sure what I did to remove it or how to get it back.

A:Missing internet connection icon in taskbar

 Rt click on Task Bar > Properties > Notification Area Tab > Check Network System Icon Box > Apply > OK.

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Please help. I have an IT degree but I'm stumped!....
In my network connections my Wireless connection is missing.
I had had it working since i bought the laptop and it would always let me know what networks were present but now the icon is gone completely and i cant get it back.
Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Missing Wireless internet connection icon

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I'm having a problem, well, many problems but this is the one that's currently making me pull my hair out.

The icon which shows that the internet is connected in the notification area next to the clock on xp, it's gone.
Also gone is the icon for the speedtouch modem status (it is set to start at boot up but doesn't and isn't listed in msconfig) but that may be another problem, my primary concern is the network icon...

I have tried the taskbar repair tool thingy which seemed to fix the problems of some people with a similar problem on this forum but it hasn't worked for me.

I have enabled the 'hide inactive icons' option in the taskbar properties, set everything there to always show (the network conenction notification wasnt there) then tried re-disabling the hide inactive icons. Still no joy.

I went to Network connections and right clicked on the internet conenction and checked that it was set to display the notification, it was already checked but I tried disabling that then re-enabling it. That didn't work either.

Not sure if it's related but if I right click on the conenction and disconnect, it still shows as connected until i refresh the folder and same with when i connect, it doesn't display as connected in network connections until I refresh.

I've read through as many similar issue threads as i could find, am i missing something?

I bought this machine online less than a year ago but it didn... Read more

A:Missing internet connection icon from notification area amongst other things

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I'm using my home desktop to make this post. This is issue is with my Dell laptop that--up till an hour ago--had a wireless area connection icon in the lower right corner and a Wireless Area Network option when I went to "Network Connections" (I still have my LAN option.) I was using a Driver Whiz program to update all my drivers when it said I needed some Intel Wireless Config program. So I downloaded it but at the end I had no Internet access and no icon, etc. So I uninstalled that program but it was too late. I've even tried a system restore to a few hours prior to this mistake of mine to no avail. My husband says I need to connect hardwire to the Internet and download a WAN driver...is that correct?

A:wireless area connection icon missing/ cannot connect to Internet

Hi. You may find the Wireless Card Utility icon in the Control Panel..

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I am in desperate need of some technical help. I have a Hp Pavillion desktop with a service pack 2 windows xp operating system My little sister's hard drive on her computer crashed so I replaced it with a new one. Before the crash, I had set up a wireless network with a linksys router just fine and the internet worked perfectly on that computer. However, after replacing the hard drive with the new one and rebooting the system, I proceeded to try to reconnect to the internet; however, the "wireless connection" icon is missing from the network connections place. I have already gone in to the wireless configuration zero and it says it is started (and I have restarted it) I am so frustrated and my mom threw away the installation cd for the router so i can not re set up the internet...

Any suggestions please My 11 year old sister and my mother and most definitely me would be greatly appreciated

A:Missing Wireless Internet Connection Icon After Replacing Hard Drive--Please help!

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Within out company we are seeing lot of network icon showing yellow warning on them report they is no internet access but we do have internet access.

This is effectively holding up the roll-out of O365, as it relies on this setting to show as having Internet access.
It will happen on one pc but next day or few days that pc would be working fine. it just happens randomly.
I have updated the network drivers and windows update still same problem
 PC's are able to access http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt page
We are using proxy to access internet.
This is happen on Windows 7 enterprise 64 bits machines
If I make following changes on network card it works fine.
we found that only ?IPV4 Checksum Offload? needs to be set to ?Tx Disable? (ie. Rx disabled)


Also I read online someone with same issue try following (this doesn't work for me)
Then someone asked me: Have you recently installed an Apple product on the system ? And does it  show 2 different networks 1 public and 1 private in the network details  ?   and the answer was YES.  If so the fix is simple. 
It typically occurs after installing certain like Adobe, I-tunes, etc. because the program launches a bonjour service which was causing the problem --- In Windows Services panel change the service to a delayed boot status the problem goes away. It is only
a problem if Bonjour is  launched before the network  connection, and... Read more

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Hello everyone,
There is a strange problem I am facing for quite a long time. Whenever I get connected to the internet using a dialup connection, the connection icon which used to come in the taskbar doesn't come. Also when I connect usb devices there is no device connection icon in the taskbar. The strange thing is that when I go to control panel and load "sound and audio device" and tick "place the volume icon in the taskbar", both internet connection icon and usb devices icon appear in the taskbar. Whenever I reboot the system, the volume icon disappears again, needing to re-tick the "place the volume icon in the taskbar" in the "sound and audio device". This is really annoying me. Kindly help me.

A:strange connection between volume icon and internet connection icon and usb devices

If you are having problems with your task bar, like icons not being show there when applications are running or minimized, take a look this web page and the repair program it offers. Might be worth trying.


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Good afternoon –

This is my first post and I thank you in advance for your assistance. I have an issue that continues to haunt my PC. I have a Window XP Home PC that includes Mcafee virus-scan. I access the internet via a DSL line which is always on. I have set the PC up so that my “Internet Connection” and “Local Area Connection” icons appear on the tray.

When I turn on my PC in the morning, it boots up and the Mcafee shield flashes on my screen. After a moment the “Local Area Connection” icon appears. If I wait another minute or so for the PC to fully boot up and then click internet explorer, nothing happens, or I get a painfully slow (2+ minutes) connection to my homepage.

If I then shut down and restart my PC 2xs, during the 3rd boot-up the “Internet Connection” icon appears and I can launch IE. Everything then runs fine & fast.

I have defragged & error checked my drive, run CCLeaner, run Registry Mechanic, upgraded from IE 6 to IE 7, and re-imaged my harddrive and reinstalled all my software. The problem remains.

Any ideas?

Thanks – Kurt Hansen

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I found this icon in my systray this evening when rebooting after installing Flash updates for both Firefox and IE. After my HDD settled down, it vanished, and it didn't show up in my Customization area, or anywhere else. Device Manager doesn't show any new devices. My PC seems to work fine.

Does anyone know what this indicates, besides something that's temporarily not working?

A:New and odd systray icon

Put your mouse on it to see if it reveals what it is, if not click or right click on it to see what it offers as these are made to be clickable. It looks like either a brightness control or connection manager with the waves coming off it. I've not seen that one before.

Meanwhile scour your Control Panel>Programs for anything you don't want and didn't install. If you order it by date it may be immediately obvious so you can uninstall it.

Next download, install, decline trial, update and run full Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads

Report back all steps' findings.

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When I got my mp3 player the instructions said do not unhook it until you click on the icon in the system tray to safely remove it or you could wipe the mp3 player drive. For several weeks I had no problem but now the icon is gone. Any Ideas?

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It's just an annoyance. I don't need it, not on a LAN, and I'd like to be able to get rid of it...thanks!

I have windows xp pro

A:How do I get rid of the LAN icon in systray?

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Hi all

I am using windows XP.When i install some software application then after the completion of the installation ,i am able to see the application icon on the system tray bar.When i quit the application then it quits.But problem is that when next time i restart the application from the start menu then its not appearing in the systray bar.Clicking on 20 times on that application then its coming in the systray bar.Sometimes middle of my working that icon is disappearing from the systray bar.Only the icon starts during the installation.After Quit its not able to start.What should be teh solution for this?

A:Systray Icon

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

cmd (press ok)
type in command prompt: chkdsk /r (press enter)
go ahead and reboot pc so it will run, see if this will fix the problem.

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How do I get the icon that shows I'm connected to the internet again?
I have Vista/Home/Prem, HP laptop. I have dialup & it used to show
the double computer when I connected to the internet. TIA for your

A:Missing connection icon

To hide or show the network icon in the system tray area, follow these steps:

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Additional Options (You can also right-click the taskbar, choose Properties, and then click the Notification Area tab).
In the left pane, click Appearance and Personalization.
Click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click the Notification Area tab.
See full-sized image.

Check or uncheck the Network check box
Click Apply and Ok to make the changes.

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Not sure how or why but the icon that is there to show when a USB drive or device is in place is missing. How do I get it back since I am afriad to disconnect a device without stoppping it first

A:USB connection icon missing

Hello ijusth

Are you sure the icon isn`t just hidden?

If it isn`t that, try this
Start/Run and type

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll

Click OK
(be sure to put in the spaces)

Does it appear now?


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I am at a loss for this problem. My connection icon has been missing lately. I cannot disconnect without shutting down. I have checked the box that says to show icon when connected. I don't know what to do now.

internet explorer 6
Windows xp
250 g
intel pentium 4
2.66 g
Cyber Power custom configured

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I have a Windows Messenger icon in my Systray with a red circle with an X in it. When I drag my mouse over it it says I'm not signed in. I don't know why this icon suddenly started appearing in the Systray, but Windows Messenger is something I don't use and I'd like it to stop appearing in the systray. How to?

A:Deleting Systray Icon

How do I disable Windows Messenger in Windows XP?

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Is there some way of reducing the number of icons in my SysTray without affecting the respective programs? I have 16 and I know that's way too many and may account, in part, for the sluggish performance of my computer. My OS is XP Pro.

A:SysTray Icon Removal?

to have them in the systray in the first place isn't good, whatever in the systray is currently running. so either way, have them there or not is still already consumed your resources.
do a start - run - msconfig and check the startup tabs
also check the programs that is loading and have it disabled startup with windows.

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Please identify the icon in the systray.


A:Please Identify Icon in Systray

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Can you right click on it & see if there is any info?
Looks like a warning sign & a meter of some kind.

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So I thought I had a very simple systray bar, but when I opened the notification area under taskbar properties, windows 7 saved up the systray icons for previous (unwanted) programs as well. I know I can just hide the icons, but is there any way I can permanently delete systray icons for past items via registry, program, etc? Thank you so much for your time and help!

A:systray icon issues

Hi dunyOS,

you can use Brinks VistaForums Tutorial on it, I did the manual way from the tutorial and it worked before in Windows 7.

Removing Items from Notification Area List?

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For a very long time, my systray icons were top-justified, like this:

I recently installed Symantec Endpoint Protection, and of all the weird things to have as a side effect, it (or something else that coincidentally happened at the same time) center justified my systray:

Is there a way to tweak that? I know it's a trivial matter, but I don't like the centering.

A:Systray icon justification?

Can you move the taskbar back to normal size, then resize it. That may reset it, or try dragging the icons up. What happened at the same time?

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New minor problem... There is no volume icon displayed in my systray. There used to be one there. When I open Sounds and Audio Devices on the Control Panel and check the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" I get a window that says:

"Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control Program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel." Where is the setup file. Is it a windows program or perhaps a Dell utility?

XP Home SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

Again, any words of wisdom are much appreciated.


A:Solved: systray icon

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I have the "Hide Inactive Icons" selected for the systray. The other day I used Windows Media Player. Ever since then the speaker icon is displayed - there are only 3 icons in my systray. Why is the speaker the only one showing now and how can I hide it again?

A:Speaker Icon in Systray

Control panel>sound and audio devices.
Untick - Place volumne icon in the taskbar.

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After a couple of days of Windows Defender intermittently warning that there were threats to my system and clicking the button to remove them I have now have an icon that appeared in my systray last evening. I downloaded and ran Spybot S&D and found nothing. I then unplugged the internet connection until I can get help.
Mousing over the icon, right or left clicking it all produce no results whatsoever. The icon has a bluish triangle like field above, a light brown and dark brown field below, surrounded by what appear to be some whitish dots. It is very non-descript. I looked at the startup tab from msconfig, can't really tell what should be there and what shouldn't. Unfortunately my system restore function was turned off -- don't know how that happened.
I have a Toshiba Satellite running Vista Home. My Windows Defender icon has also disappeared.

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Presently, I have 12 systray icons, most of which I dont really need to see...

Is there a way to control which systray icons you see, and which you dont?

A:systray icon control??

You can stop these programs from running via system configuration utility, and you can right click the icon and close the program/app. As long as the program is running there will be an icon in the systray, thats just how windows works, you can hide inactive icons also via start/properties.

Hope this helped

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I recently upgraded to Quicktime 5.0.2 on a Windows 2000 Professional PC. After installing it, it creates a little icon in the system tray. I got the "configsys" file to eliminate items on startup and eliminated that file (qttask.exe). So, the next time I booted up, the icon didn't appear...yeah! However, the next time I booted up, the icon was back! Somehow it recovered itself. I have tried this three times now, and each time I boot the second time, it is back. Any ideas how to remove that system tray icon for good??? (Besides deleting Quicktime?)

A:Can't get rid of Quicktime systray icon!

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Recently reformatted Windows XP Pro. Since then when i login to skype (build 41.0.179) the systray icon disappears although Skype is running in Task Manager.

Hijackthis report attached.

Thanks for any help!

A:Skype. Systray icon.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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My pc is set to "large icons" on my desk top.

I have several icons dragged down onto the tool tray.

The icons are very small. (Tool bar very narrow)

Can the tray size (tool bar size) be made larger so the icons
are also larger?


A:Systray icon size

Right click an empty space on the Taskbar (that's where the icons are). Choose Toolbars. Check Quick Launch. Uncheck "Lock the Taskbar." Right click on the little space just to the right of the Start button (the two pointed arrow tells you you're there). View>Large Icons. Re-lock the taskbar if all is OK.

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I am not sure if this is an infection of some sort, but I thought I give it a try here first.

Firstly, back in 2004, I had purchased a HP PhotoSmart 8450 printer, which I installed on computer 1, see below for computer 1 specs, and everything was working great. However, I had to move to a medical center back in 2008, which led me to pack everything up in boxes. By the summer of 2009 I came back home and reconnected only my 2 computer with no printer installed. At first, I had no problems except for in the past month, all of the sudden the HP icon in the systray continues to flash on for 10 seconds and then disappears for 1 second and then reappears and does the same process over and over again. I would usually think it might be doing this because the printer is not installed. However, the strange part, which to me acts like a virus, are for the following reasons

1. Did not have this problem when I reconnected my computers last summer, and it only has started last month.

2.At first, I thought the flashing icon wasn't that important, however, just until last night I could not run any of my animations in Maya without the animation being real choppy. (for those of you who don't know what Maya is, it is a 3D modeling and animation program for doing 3d games and video.)

3. there is no warning about my printer being disconnected. Normally, this icon should pop-up a bubble message stating that the printer is disconnected.

4. If I try to hover over the icon, the flashin... Read more

A:Flashing icon in the systray

Ok, about 7 hours later after I had posted my problem, I just received a virtual memory too low warning, but no applications where running. In addition, I went to the task manager->processing tab, and it reported the largest memory process used was AVG at 13,144KB, which is very little. i then went to the performance tab to see what my available memory was averaging at, which is about 410MB. I do not understand why I am getting virtual memory warnings when Windows Task manager appears to show very little activity and memory usage.

Am I getting a false/positive report. I really think I need to upload a Hijackthis Log in here, but I will still wait for one of you techs to help out, that is if you could reply back soon

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Windows 2000 - My network connection is functioning normally, but there is no icon displayed for it in the Network and Dial-Up Connections window.

Since it's not in the window, I can't get properties on it. In the margin of the window it says, "To create a new connection, click MAKE NEW CONNECTION" but there is no such button. I can right-click in the window itself and Make New Connection is at the bottom of the pop-up menu, but when I execute it, none of the options in the Wizard seem like the correct option. The ones listed are: Dial-Up to private network, Dial-up to the Internet, Connect to private network (VPN), Accept Incoming Connections, and Connect Directly (serial or parallel).

I assume I'd want to be making a TCP/IP or LAN connection.

Anyway, this whole thing is sort of odd because my network is functioning just fine and I'm able to connect to the internet and the LAN.

But I want to be able to activate my Gigabit ethernet card soon, and I can't without this working. How can I uninstall and reinstall this networking stuff safely?



A:MISSING - Network Connection Icon

See if these instructions from Microsoft helps.

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I did a Windows update & afterwards the wireless network strength icon disappeared & I can't get it back. I tried restore but no luck. In notifications its shown to be shown always. My network connections still works but it would be nice to have that icon back to monitor or switch network connections.

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I have a HP Compaq NC4000 with windows Home Edition XP and and under Network connections I no longer have my ethernet connection icon.

My LAN (the wireless conection is fine)

I have reinstalled the ethernet driver from the HP support and reboted the system yet the icon still does not show.

Under Device mangaer only the Wireless is showing (right click my computer, properties, Hardware, devicemanager, network adapters)

When i disconect from the wirless There is no conection to ethernet

Can someone please help

A:Missing Ethernet connection Icon

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My network connection icon is missing from the system tray. Is there any way for me to bring it back? I'm using Vista.
Thank you.

A:Network connection icon is missing

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Laptop is about 3 months old and yesterday the icon that indicates that a connection has been made vanished. I hope there is a simple way to restore the icon. The connection works fine but I would like to have the icon reappear
Thank you

A:missing network connection icon

Open your networks, right click on the connection you use, select properties, make sure the box for displaying icon is checked. If it is checked, uncheck it, click ok, then recheck it click okay, then close window.
Let us know how it goes.

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My OS is Windows XP Pro. I would like to remove an icon in systray of a program I long ago removed. The icon is "Norton Antivirus Auto-Protect disabled". When I right click it, the "Open Norton Antivirus" line appears to be in order, but when I click it, nothing happens. This is understandable since I long ago removed all my Norton programs -- and even removed all lines with "Norton" in it from my registry. The "Enable auto=protect" and the "Configure Norton Antivirus" lines are greyed out. How can I remove this icon which I find irritating.

A:Systray icon removal problem

It is likely a Startup item.

Select Start, Run, and type: MSCONFIG

Click OK, select the Startup tab, and uncheck items you don't want started.

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