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Windows 7 64 bit shows red cross on network icon

Q: Windows 7 64 bit shows red cross on network icon

Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 64 bit shows red cross on network icon

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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hp pavilion 15 notebook pc 15- e038tx   ,when i am connected to the internet, icon on task bar not changed continuously shows red sign or cross,i am using data card (usb dongle) i browse download and upload good but but icon not shows you are connected please help me hp pavilion 15 eo38tx  windows 7 64bit

A:internet icon shows red cross when i am connected

Hi shah-aijaz, Sorry to hear that you are having issues with the wifi on your notebook. I have done some research and I have found that the computer that you have listed does NOT have Windows 7. Are you certain that you are giving the proper model number of your computer?  Please check the bottom of your computer and the product number should be listed on a white sticker by a bar code.

 

Please write back at your convenience.

 

Thank you.

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Hi,all, my Windows 7 shows red ?X? on network icon, but I'm connected, I just want to know the why, could someone tell me? thank you!

Sorry, I just uploaded a wrong pic

A:Windows 7 shows red X on network icon, Why?

You have 2 network connections, and one of them is not connected. ( Network 3 )

If you disable that network adapter in Device Manager that connection will be gone and so will the red x

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The Network Icon (wired) in my Task Tray has a Red Cross against it. No error shown in Device Manager. Network Diagnostics don't find an error and I don't seem to have any issues LAN or WAN but Automatic Windows Updates are not working. Manual Updates are OK and all the associated services seem to be running. I don't know if these two are connected.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: Mirage Driver, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free); D: 149 GB (17 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8PE667U
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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I am connected to a network and have internet access.

However, the network status icon has a red cross on it as if i am not connected. Even more strange is if i hover over the icon its read "Network Internet access"

I don't use any third party connection software and don't have any third party firewalls running.

I am plugged in direct to the router with an ethernet cable.

This isn't a massive problem but i'd prefer the icon not to have the red cross on it.

A:Network status icon has red cross

Hi and welcome toTSF If in fact you are connected but you see the "not connected" icon and
status you describe, you may have two wireless configuration utilities
running simultaneously, and you should disable one of them it may have been installed accidentally

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Hello, I am new to this Forum.

My Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon is currently displaying a red cross as per this Screen Shot:

Despite the incorrect icon display, my Local Wireless Network is functioning perfectly.

How can I restore the Icon to display rising bars?

Assistance will be gratefully accepted, thanks.

Highland Rob

A:Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

That's the icon for your wired network, not your wireless.

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I've noticed recently that the Network Icon in the System Tray takes about 5 minutes before it indicates that the network is operational. When my modem indicators show that I am good to go, even though the Network Icon shows a Red X, I can get Online without any problems. I am wondering as to what controls the Network Icon from showing the normal operating status after the modem has all indicators running? Before this, the icon was showing a normal Network status after the modem had all LEDs illuminated. Now, it takes about 5 minutes or so. Any ideas? OS is Vista Home Premium.

A:Network Icon shows Red X for 5 min.

It sounds like corruption, but nothing to worry about.
Try from another user account, see if that makes a difference
Try an sfc scan
Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command
Right click on the icon and then repair
System Files - SFC Command
Totally disconnect from the internet, reboot and then connect again.
Reset your modem
http://www.ehow.com/how_2121711_rebo...dsl-modem.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_4904127_powe...em-router.html

Be sure to reboot after each step that you try.
Finally if this is a new problem, you can try a system restore
System Restore - How to

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I've been researching this for ever and everything I try does not work. My computer tells me to reset my router or/and modem, I do it and still nothing. I have tried everything, even restored my computer and reinstalled all my motherboards drivers. Sometimes it'll show a yellow icon on my network bar and it shows my network name, so I connect to it, then it says unable to connect... I click the troubleshooting and it keeps telling me to reset my router or modem. I tried that several times and even waited 10+ seconds. Still it doesn't work. Someone please help. The only thing that works is my iPhones personal hotspot, which I can't use for long because it is expensive. I tried to disable the networks and enable again, that doesn't work. I restarted my pc that still doesn't work. I don't know what to do please help.
Under network adapters in device manager. It shows Atheros AR9485 wireless network adapter and Intel(R)82579V Gigabit Network Connection. If that helps. Thanks in advance.

A:No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this.

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, then select Connect to a network (Connect or reconnect to a wireless, wired network connection).

You mentioned that you have installed the drivers, try to update the drivers for you network card.

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I got infected with some malware. I'm not sure which one it was. I had popup ads coming up on my computer all the time, and error messages with bad grammar on them.I installed Mc Afee, Ad Aware, Spybot search and Destroy, vundo remover and run them all. I also ran Mc Afee Stinger as suggested on here. Each of them removed some malware.I still have a Red x (like a delete icon) instead of the hard drive icon when I look at my hard drive in My Computer. Also if I disconnect the internet from my PC I get IE "Work Offline - No connection to the internet is currently available" messages come up, even though I don't use IE!!! Sygate firewall is reporting that windows explorer is trying to connect to the internet as well, I don't know if that's part of it or what.Can someone decipher my HijackThis log and/or help me out? Cheers!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:49:03 PM, on 21/02/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Com... Read more

A:Red Cross/delete Icon Instead Of C Drive Icon

Hello 3lpete and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It's clean. Let's try a different scanner and see what we can see.Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporoary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download WinPFind35u.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind35u on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind35U.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of th... Read more

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Hi,

Im about to leap in combining our macos and windows networks but before i jump in and muff things up, is there anything i should know? The macos network has all 9.2 clients and the windows network is just a server back-bone built up of many windows 2000 servers. All the macos clients need to do is connect to the one domain controller, and use the file-server faciliries.

Cheers,

Elfyn
 

A:Windows 2000 in cross-band network

Excuse our ignorance, but what is a Macos network. Is that a proprietary NOS, UNIX LINUX, DOS? With a little more info, there are many experienced gurus in this site that can be of help.
 

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what does red cross on battery icon mean next to clock on taskbar. when i move the mouse over the icon, it says fully charged

A:red cross on battery icon

Normally, it indicates that the battery needs charging but clearly in your case this is erroneous. Take a look here also:
Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...ttery_problems

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Hello,

whenever I'm connected to a network, the attached icon is displayed. The other icons (e.g. the spinning wheel thing when establishing a connection) do work, but the "connected" icon seems to have disappeared for no reason. I did not install any new software and I don't know what else might have triggered this, it was just that way when I booted my pc a few days ago.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Network connection icon always shows "not connected" even though I am

You might have a two adapters enabled. Right click on the bars and open the network and sharing center. Then in the left pane click on change adapter settings and see if there are 2 adapters present. If so disable the one that isn't wireless..I don't know if the two are related but mine used to look like this the left pic now it looks like the right pic. And it happened right after some windows updates.

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So, this is not a major issue but kind of annoying. Recently I have noticed that the system tray icon for the wireless network always has that little red X and if I open the Network and Sharing Center it says "You are not currently connected to any networks." When I click "See Full Map" it shows a line from my PC to the Router but the line from my router to the internet has a red X.

The thing is, I am connected to the internet. I can go online just fine. Any ideas?

A:network system tray icon shows not connected but I am connected

Hello Serg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart of the PC will sort the network icon for you.

If not, then a quick disable and enable of the wireless network usually will toggle it back with the correct icon.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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there is a red cross icon on my local drive d..i have attached the snapshot of it.plz do suggest me the solution......it is very annoying......

A:RED cross icon on local drive D ......

Prt Scr of disk management please.

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No Audio Output Device is Installed---- Please help me i downloaded service pack 2 since then no audio outpu device installed cant seem 2 find any downloads 2 fix the problem can ANYONE HELP vISTA ON AN ADVENT 5611
 

A:the dreded red cross at speaker icon

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I know for a fact that Windows Defender did not have an icon in the notification tray/taskbar in Windows 8/8.1. I'm talking about the bottom right and if you have/had Win 7 using MSE you would have the icon (green house with checkmark and flag) if enabled.

When Windows Defender did not have the same functionality for its icon people were really up in arms and many threads talked about hacks to get it to appear. Well all of a sudden I noticed that it was available and if I select "Show icon and notifications" under customize it appears. If I hover over it it shows "PC Status: Protected" just like MSE.

Does anyone else see this? When did it happen? I would have thought I would see some mention of it somewhere since it was a feature (lacking) that really bothered people.

edit: There is even a tutorial here on how to add it. And it says "Windows Defender does not have a icon in the notification area, but it does run in the background by default and will give you a notification if it detects anything."

Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8

I'm pretty sure it is not showing because it detected something. Like I said its showing just like the MSE icon.

A:Windows Defender icon now shows in notification tray

I noticed that change a while back actually, so have some other folks,

There's a Windows Defender Icon in my Taskbar - Microsoft Community

I kind of like it myself.

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I am not sure when and what update this occurred during, but the Windows Defender icon now appears in the system tray, under 2 systems:

Windows 8 Core
Windows 8.1 Pro
To make the icon appear, simply launch Windows Defender from the Start Start.



During a system scan.



During an update.



Mouse-over, during update.



There is currently no context menu added by Microsoft, for Windows Defender on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

Thanks for reading.
 

A:Defender icon now shows in System Tray - Windows 8 and 8.1

I hope they will add a context menu entry and will improve Defender further, many people rely on it as AV
its right behind Avast according to OPSWAT
 

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73, Please check your other post : https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/No-sound-from-speakers-red-cross-on-speaker-icon/m-p/60...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73,  Before we go to the software part of this red x volume icon we will first have to check if your hardware is operating in the necessary parameters. Move the mouse pointer over the lower right side of the screen for the ?Charms? bar to open.Left click or tap on the ?Settings? feature you have in the charms bar. In the search box you are presented in the ?Settings? feature you need to write ?Device Manager?. After the search is finished you will need to left click or tap on the ?Device Manager? icon. If you are prompted by a window you will need to type in the administrator account and password to go further with the steps below. Double click (left click) on the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature in the device manager window. In the expanded menu in the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature look to see if you have there a sound card and if it is properly installed. Note: if it is not properly installed you will see a yellow sign next to it or you won?t have a sound card present in that menu. If you have a yellow sign next to the sound card you will need to left click on that icon. Left click on the ?Properties? feature after you clicked on the sound card. Left click or tap on the ?General? tab you have in the properties window. You will have a box under the ?Device status? feature and you will see in that box what exactly the issue with... Read more

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Dear all,

I am in dire need of help to fix my laptop sound card. My laptop (TOSHIBA M600 on windows vista basic as its original operating system) has been working perfectly for the last 3 yrs. Just about 3 weeks ago the the volume icon on the bottom right hand corner of the screen had a red cross marked on it. I am no longer able to listen to online lectures, music, videos etc. I opened the device manager and found no such things as Sound, video and game controllers. This happened after one of my friend installed a faked windows 7. Since then i decided to buy and re-installed a legal window 7 professional, but the problem persists. The volume icon at the bottom of the screen still has a red cross on it.

Some kind people out there please help me...i am a student and cannot afford it to be fixed by those expensive computer genius in the computer store. Also....please use simple lay people english when you give instructions or help.

Thank you so much in advance
Noelu

A:Portege M600 - Volume icon has a red cross on it

Hi buddy,

Usually such a red cross means that there is a no sound driver installed or driver is muddled up? Have you already tried to reinstall the sound driver?

What sound card you have installed?
Normally you can get all drivers on official Toshiba website but for an older model like yours I could imagine that you must check other pages. For example if you have a Realtek sound card, check the Realtek page directly: www.realtek.com

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My wife and I are annoyed by that cross icon at the top left that comes up with a Word for Windows document. We don't know what is the function of that and it creates problems. What do we do?
 

A:Cross icon on top left of page of Word

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Ive been using W7 since the early builds and am on HP 32bit these days.
In the past if i lost internet connection i would get a red cross on the network icon. This would go away once connection was restored.
This past week or so this cross keeps appearing. Thing is the connection is fine, no problens what so ever.

Anyone else experienced this. Please no "Clean install" replies, thats way to drastic.

Thanks for any help.

A:Nework icon has a red cross on it but connection is fine

It sounds as though it could be a driver issue. On the odd occasion when I lose connectivity, it's only to the Internet so my icon just shows a yellow triangle with the exclamation mark superimposed on it. Fortunately, my router automatically reconnects if this happens, so I'm not down for more than about a minute.

As your board is based on the NVidia nForce 570 SLI MCP, you could try to see if these drivers might help (make sure that you create a restore point prior to installing) NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.53 WHQL

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I need help getting to the bottom of this, not sure why it's happening, or when it started happening, maybe a week ago...

I get a seemingly random icon flash on the taskbar for no more than a few miliseconds, so i checked
event viewer to track down what was happening and the only thing i can find is 2 events in the subcategory
Application that states the source as RestartManager
and the event ID as 10000 and 10001, these both appear every time the icon flashes on the taskbar

I think this issue is also causing fullscreen flash vids to show the taskbar and a loading circle on the cursor... also Battlefield 4 likes to get a black screen then when i alt-tab i'm back to the game without any crashing or any error besides this ominous
black screen

I'm running 8.1 legit

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Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex.  No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns.  When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password.  Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it.  I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server.  How do I remove it?  And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt?   This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private.  I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled wi... Read more

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Hi to all
The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected and can brows the internet.
my prblem solved but after restart my computer this problem come back.
I'm confused because I tried many ways to sole it!

I disconnected my pc from modem, waited about 30 seconds and reconnected it
Reset the network adapter
use the Diagnose and repair the connection
Uninstall driver from device manager and restart my computer

When the computer will restart my problem is solved!!!!!!! but When the computer will restart again,
my problem come back!!!!! Even when I disconnect from the Internet and connected, this problem come back

Could someone help me? (windows 7, 64)

A:The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you surf to here:
http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt
More info here:
http://blog.superuser.com/2011/05/16...ork-awareness/

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hi, i think my computer has a quite serious problem, yesterday i tried to install a few programs n maybe one of them contains a virus, when i did the virus scanning, i found there's trojan virus there.
i cudn't open my c: or my documents, and almost all.

i tried to cleaned them up using my antivirus program (AVG 7.5, free ed)
and it works

after that, i tried to do another scanning, and the result shows that it has no viruses anymore,

fyi- before there was 8 file were infected, most of them are from system32

the new problem is, even though i can open all my drives like normal, but the icon of my drive c now has changed into a red cross symbol, as shown in the attachments, "screen"

and when i turn my laptop on, there's a box appears, shown in attachments, "error1"

can u please tell me what is going on with my laptop?
and what should i do?

thanks a lot.
waiting for ur reply
thx!
;p

nessya
 

A:why does the icon of my computer (drive c) is changing to a red cross symbol?

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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After fresh windows 7 install,now no audio but no red cross on speaker icon but orange light on audio mate.

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i have recently purchased a second hand laptop.. in good nick.. everything works..,. and i love it.. the model is hp pavilion dv9000 .. the only problem im faceing is the fact there is no sound.. i can plug in a usb sound device and can listen to music and everything through head phones but i have no sound if i unplug it.. in the 3 weeks ive had it.. twice ive turned it on and its picked the sound up and has worked.. but all of a sudden will cut out and cant find the sound again.. or the other time i re set my laptop and there was no sound again.. ive gone into device manager and there is no section in there with sound or anything remotley to do with it.. obviously i cant download a driver if it cant find the sound.. is there anything i can do?? a laptop with no sound is no problem but it bugs the hell out of me when i click on something i need sound for then i have to go find my usb device and my headphone just to listen to it.. please help me..!
 

A:HELP ME!! i have a red cross in the speaker icon in the bottom right hand corner..

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Computer runs on Windows XP Home SP2. Since the last two or three monthly Window updates, that yellow shield icon - the Windows Update icon - no longer shows up in the system tray. I tried to locate it under "previous elements" (I'm translating from German since my computer language is in German), but it's not there. I only know when Window updates have been downloaded when I want to shut down the computer and I have the option to either first install the updates, after which the computer will shut down automatically, or shut down the computer without installing the updates. Before, when I had the shield icon, I could click on the icon and then choose express installation or customised installation. I can no longer do so simply because that icon is missing. This means that I can only install the updates when I'm shutting the computer. It's a nuisance. I can't even see WHAT the computer has downloaded - the name and number of the fix (unless I go to the software option in the control panel...after the installation). Anyway...how do I fix this display problem?
 

A:Solved: Windows Update icon no longer shows up in system tray

Try: command > services.msc look if the automatic update service is started and running. Try to stop and set to Automatic then start button

Best luck
 

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I can't access Internet, the Wireless icon on toolbar has a red cross trough it. The device IS enabled. When I check the device and run Troubleshoot it tells me it is working properly. The computer is new to me, it looks like it has been configured to access
the internet via another computer. I have tried to reset the computer to its default settings vis System Restore but it will only allow me to go back a year and then crashes just over halfway through the restore. 
The computer is a Gateway Laptop MOD 7320GZ + Windows XP Prof Version 2002 Service Pack 2 + Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Any advice? As you can guess I'm a novice.
James

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I have a new quick launch icon on the taskbar. It is a red circle with a white cross. There are also pop-up dialog boxes associated with this new icon. These include, "Click here to protect your computer from spyware!" and "Attention! system detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. You private information and and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)".

I am running the following:
Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2 on a Dell XPS DXP051. Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

At this point, I have disconnected my computer from the internet and have tried to do a "repair" on the OS using the Windows installation CD. Then, I restarted and the red circle/white cross icon was still there. Next, I performed a Trend Micro HijackThis-v2.0.2, and saved the log file. I am currently working off my laptop to troubleshoot this virus/malware. Please help me solve this problem. Thank you.

Here is the HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:55:21 PM, on 1/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ser... Read more

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Hello,

My Dell-VOSTRO laptop is kinda in a weird situation now with spyware, and hopefully someone can help me fix this. It's been bugging me for the past 3 days. The problem is on desktop bottom right corner, where the volume icon and msn icon are, there is always a round red icon with white cross pops up something like this:

"Your computer is infected!

Windows has detected spyware infection!

It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to pervent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.

Click here to protect your comupter from spyware!"


I know this is a spyare spam try to trick you to install their program and not a real windows warning, so I haven't clicked it yet. but I just can't get rid of it. I've tried quite a few things, but nothing works.

There is also a weird thing is that I can't run HijackThis on this laptop, I even renamed it to "Fumble" as someone previous suggested, but it still won't work. Once you double click on the icon, nothing happens. Therefore, I don't really have a HJT log to post. I did follow the steps to run a Panda virus scan and attached the log. Hope it helps in some degrees.

Someone, please help me on this to get rid of that red round icon with the white cross spyware or let me know what need to be disabled to get HiJackThis running to produce a log for you guys.

Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Trojan/Spyware infected! [Red icon with white cross appear on task bar] Please help!

Just want to give an update, I think the trojan or spyware not only disabled HijackThis to run, it does the same thing for other anti-virus software as well. Kaspersky and Windows Defender neither will start now on my laptop. I tried safe mode too, no luck! I guess online scan is the only way to scan it, which I attached the log in the first post, Please help......guys!

Thanks ahead!!!

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Hello, recently here at work we've been having more and more trouble with the "Could not reconnect all network drives" popup when users log on to their computer. All network drives have a red cross on their icon in explorer. It's a wired network.
I've tried enabling the "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" policy under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon in the Group Policy Editor, but this didn't help. Updating the driver for the network card also
didn't help.
Once a user clicks on a network drive it instantly becomes available and stays available until the next reboot. The problem is that users have got programs which rely on having connection to certain network folders. So now they first need to open windows
explorer and click on each network folder to get it connect before they can open their program.
I've noticed users getting this error more and more after changing from 3com switches to cisco 2960 switches.
Anyone any ideas? (Switching back to 3com switches isn't an option)
 
Sincerely,
 
Peter 

A:Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Hello, thanks for your help. I seem to have found the problem. The switches are configured for spanning tree, now after changing the port where I'm connected on to use spanning-tree portfast instead of normal spanning-tree the problem disappeared. It
seems the spanning-tree protocol causes a bit of a delay which explains why the network folders don't connect. But it also seems that the GPO
Computer
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.
Doesn't wait for a logical signal because if you read the GPO description I would expect it to wait for a network connection to our domain but it seems it only waits for a signal and not a domain signal, if you know what I mean.
 
Thanks again for your help.
 
Regards,
 
Peter

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So, pretty self explanatory, I have this super bizarre problem, whenever I have my taskbar set to small icons in the properties, the taskbar icons are all wrong, for example, the Windows Task Manager will show up as Google Chrome (application seem to take a fancy for that icon) or Adobe Lightroom will show up as the Windows Picture Viewer. I have searched everywhere, and all I can find are cases of missing icons, which is not my problem. Perhaps this is linked to the other problem I am having. (Half of monitor is out of sync.)
 

A:Bizarre: Windows taskbar shows improper icons in small icon mode

Don't know if I can help but will also try take a look at your problem.

First, just to be clear, note the 3 groups of icons along the bottom of screen image below. On left are Quick Launch icons, middle are open programs, on right are notification icons. Which group(s) are wrong when small? Also, can you right click a wrong icon and select Pin to Start Menu. Does it get pinned with the right or wrong icon?


 

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Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue: Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores. Thanks.

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

Device Manager\Sound, video and game controllers\High Definition Audio Device ok.
Double click and window says:
High Definition Audio Device Properties\General: Device status says This device is working properly.

Speakers are plugged in and make a crackle when plugging in to correct holes.

Mystery?

A:Sound/Mixer icon has red cross. No Audio Output Device is installed.

If it's shown as "working properly" in the Device Manager, the speaker icon you have can also be because the sound is muted.

You show "High Definition Audio Device" rather than the actual sound device which suggests you have the generic Windows/Microsoft installed sound driver rather than the actual sound driver from the motherboard vendor. In many cases the generic Windows driver does not work or work correctly.

You can try and uninstall/reinstall by RIGHT clicking on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of flakey problems.

If the uninstall/reinstall does not fix it, the next step is to get the correct sound drivers and install them.

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Okay, so I AM connected to the wireless router, as is the other PC on the network (that PC is running XP). I used to be able to print to the printer that is connected directly to the XP computer, but now it keeps telling me it is offline. So, upon further investigation, I tried to figure out why and try to access the XP computer, I get the error that this computer (Windows 7) is not connected to a network, so I open network and sharing center and try to connect to a network. Then the popup in the system tray pops up that shows me connected to the Internet, but "NOT CONNECTED - Connections are available" - what the hell does that mean? So then I open network and sharing center and select choose homegroup and sharing options. THEN I get the error "This computer belongs to a homegroup" with the error "homegroup is not available because i'm not connected to a network" - and the viscious cycle begins again.

I go over to the XP and look at workgroup and both PCs are listed. When I click on mine (Windows 7), it wants a username and password. I don't remember what those are!

Whenever I try to access the printer that is connected to Win 7 PC FROM XP PC, I get a denied access error!

Please help! I have two computers and two printers that I just want to be able to use both printers with both computers!

Windows 7 is connected to a Lexmark laser printer and XP is connected to an HP inkjet.

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A:Windows 7 shows not connected to network

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Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???

A:Windows 8, shows Unidentified Network

Originally Posted by viking01


Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???



It sounds like the network driver isn't right.

Can you post the ipconfig/all from this machine?

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Hello

I have a wireless home network set up but unfortunately the desktop PC I use for most of my CAD work does not have a wireless adapter and it would be more trouble than it is worth to run a wire to my home office. I am wondering if it is possible for me to have my laptop connected to the wireless network and have a second wired network set up in the office through a router and have the laptop feed the connection to the desktop through the second network. I attempted to google the question but couldn't think of a way to word it, or what the setup would even be called.

Anyways, thanks in advanced

Nathan

Edit: fixed some spelling errors
 

A:Cross Network internet?

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After deleting some files from my NAS (WD My Cloud), it quit showing in explorer. Shows on other pc, but not this one (7 x86 Pro). It shows as storage device, and media server, but no longer as a system device (access to the files on it). Tried a variety of fixes .... system restore, reboot router and nas, checked workgroup name, file sharing options, win network diagnostic tool ...

Seems obvious that it has something to do with deleting the files, yet I can't think of any reason it should. Windows still recognizes it as a system device, just won't display it as such in explorer on this one pc.

A:NAS shows in network map, but no longer in windows explorer

After more checking, the NAS shows as a system device in Device Manager, in properties on Devices and Printers page, as well as in the Network Map. So Windows can obviously see it, knows it's there, but won't show it as a system device in Windows Explorer.

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I'm not much of a VM expert. I have a couple of win7 systems running a WinXP VM that I installed manually, in all those cases, the virtual network has always just booted up and worked. Under Win8 Pro-RTM, I did a XP VM that I loaded myself (versus an XP mode) and it loads the virtual network adapter but it reports that the cable is unplugged

I'm not clear on what this means. Obviously, it's a VM so there is no cable to plug in. I'm guessing I'm suppose to match that Virtual Nic to the regular (aka Host's) NIC but I'm not see any options to do so.

On the same system I run windows 7 Ult and a XP install and the network loads up on boot.

Any guesses here?

Thanks

Dale

A:XP VM under Windows 8 shows network cable unplugged

Hi there

There are too many possibilities here because we don't know what VM program you're using:
Virtual PC, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMPlayer/Wokstation, Parallels, others?...

Thanks

Hopachi

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My system seems to be hogging bandwidth on my home network even when I'm doing nothing on the internet.
I have ensured things like Dropbox etc have been deactivated but still task manager shows quite a bit of activity:-

A:Windows 8.1 Pro X64 shows unexplained network activity

Are you only one using network ? Few Kb/s are always going to be needed for communication with router.

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Hey guys.

I'm having a problem seeing a shared printer over my LAN. It's shared on a box running XP Pro. Sharing is turned on, and the printer has been "shared." Still no luck looking for it from the other PCs in the office. Any advice?

Part two: I've been trying to see the printer from a Mac as well, with no success. I can see the PC workgroup, and the computer sharing the printer, but I can't log in to it. I can log in to the other PCs on the network by entering the "computer name" as the username, and the administrator password. This particular machine, however, won't let me do that. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Alex.
 

A:Cross-platform Network printers

Although you likely have a lot of this working, the basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misc... Read more

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I am having a heck of a time trying to get my laptop ( w2000)
pc to print over the lan to a windows 98se host.

Here is the setup:
IBM T22 Laptop windows 2000
See's the neighborhood shares the dsl.

P3 server pc Windows 98se connected to a Lexmark Z53
Printer.

Steps:
Printers are shared, the IBM can see the network printer and is set for it to be the default but when you print nothing happens ..It sits in Que and says printing and then goes away.

Called lexmark and they said they do not support cross platform printing. Not that it could'nt be done but that they do not support nor tell you how to do it.

Any Ideas?

Thanks

RL
 

A:Cross platform network printing

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My laptop is connected to a router (DLink DSL 524T) via network cable. Although I could still connect to the net through the router there is a cross shown between the Network and Internet in the Networks and Sharing Center.

This isn't a big deal (since I connect to the internet) but I was wondering why the cross is there? Is there a way I could get it off?

P.S. - I've attached a screenshot of the networkd and sharing center in case my explanation was a bit confusing

A:Why is a cross shown between Network and Internet?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RustiX


My laptop is connected to a router (DLink DSL 524T) via network cable. Although I could still connect to the net through the router there is a cross shown between the Network and Internet in the Networks and Sharing Center.

This isn't a big deal (since I connect to the internet) but I was wondering why the cross is there? Is there a way I could get it off?

P.S. - I've attached a screenshot of the networkd and sharing center in case my explanation was a bit confusing


Can you click on "see full map" on that screen and make a screenshot of it?

Greetz

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Hi,
I have a D-Link Airplus G+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter. Previously i used it in my desktop windows 7. after that i removed it n kept for a year. now again tried to use it. The device driver is installed properly, but it shows no networks. My other devices easily show network but desktop shows no network. i have attached images of problems with this post.
Can some one please help with a solution?

A:WINDOWS 7; dlink wireless driver shows no network.

I would try completely removing the adapter from the system(not physically but from the control panel) then reboot; try reinstalling it; then reboot again; and try checking for a updated driver for that adapter and see if that helps to resolve the issue.. Try this and see what happens. Post back if no result.

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