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Network Icon shows Red X for 5 min.

Q: Network Icon shows Red X for 5 min.

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.

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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

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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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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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 ?


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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,

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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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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 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:
More info here:

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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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I have just re-installed my OS. After I installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 64 bit, I pinned it in my taskbar. The icon of the desktop shortcut looks good, but in the taskbar, this is how it looks:

How could I solve this problem?

A:The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I got a new laptop and partitioned it into 2 NTFS partitions. All worked well but when I came fresh from the XP SP2 install, I noticed the second partition hadn't been formatted (b/c windows only formatted where it installed.) The second partion was E: and the DVD drive was D:

I then proceeded to format the partition with windows as NTFS and the long way, not short. Everything was working great. I then decided I wanted to change the letters around so that the 2 partions would be C and D and the DVD drive would be E. I did that through the disk manager in the administrative services in control panel. Now comes the problem.

The letters changed perfectly, and everything still works perfectly, but the icon for the second partition (now D) shows up as a CD/DVD icon just like my dvd drive (now E)

What can I do to make it look like a regular drive again?

A:Partition shows up w/ CD/DVD icon!

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So my problem is a little different than the others. I can't seem to get rid of my Windows Defender icon, despite the fact that I am not using it as my AV protection. I have the latest ESET Anti-Virus installed, which is listed on their websites as being compatible with the Anniversary Update. I don't have any entries for the icon in my Start Up list. However, the icon is still there. I can shut off Defender, but the icon remains. I don't want two active scanners running at the same time.

Is there a way to shut down Defender for good, or somehow tell Windows 10 I have other AV installed...so stop assuming I don't?

A:Defender Icon Shows - Using Other AV

Hey mate,

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to turn off Windows Defender should do the trick for you.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I have a home premium 32 bit HP.I use dial up.Sometimes when I use the computer the icon on taskbar says I'm not connected but I am. On some days when I start the computer, the icon is OK,but if I turn the computer off and restart 3 hours later then the icon has a red x on it but I'm still able to connect to the internet.

A:icon shows I'm not connected but I am

If you have access without problem there is no reason to concern yourself. Go to search by the start button. Type notification, in the notification area got to network notification and set it up to hide. The problem is gone and you are enjoying the computer and the internet.
You could try to right click on the icon and then troubleshoot, but I am not really hopeful using that approach.
I do not know of any other way to correct this small malfunction.

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There's an HTML page at www.stevea.biz that has a simple button. When I look at it with Firefox or Chrome it's beautiful. When I look at it with IE7 it looks terrible (see figure below), like it was implemented as a 16x16 icon that's been blown up too large. It looks this way on three computers I have here but I've had other people tell me that it looks ok on their computer.

What's causing this? Is there some setting in IE7 I can make that will tell the software to render HTML buttons in full resolution instead this?

Thanks for any ideas.

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Problem: i installed a graphic shareware and those images i have on the desktop that used to look like an icon of the full image now show the logo of the program instead.

I uninstalled the program and i still have the same problem.

Question: what should i do to see those images (that I put on the desktop) as icons of the full image instead of a mini-logo?

Is there a way to choose as a property of an image that has been dropped into the desktop to see it as a mini image of the original?

thank you!

I run windows xp

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i install Uxtheme multi patcher and install Windows XP Theme with icons but i dont like that theme i switch back to normal theme but i think theres a Bug in the charms bar This PC seems xp my computer icon in charms bar but i search for solution but its for Desktop but my desktop This PC is not messed i tried everything like rebuilding iconcache by deleting the theme by Changing the icon in the personalization but it dosent return to normal
any other solution guys?

A:This PC icon in charms bar shows incorrectly

Hi Alvindale, welcome to Windows EightForums!
Try restoring default desktop icons in Personalization/Change desktop icons.
(Maybe uncheck "Allow themes to change desktop icons")
Click Apply and OK and maybe restart Windows.

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The picture that shows in my folder icons show twice in some and only once in others. I know how to change it to only one but the other picture pops up again in some and not in others. I'm Using windows 10.

How do I set it to only the picture I want.

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Hi all ...

Recently I've been getting a little blank Word icon showing up as processing. Has a blue title top and the window is blank.

It doesn't show up in the Task Bar or Windows Task Manager.

The only way I know it is there is using old school of Alt+Tab to toggle amongst programs, i.e., Outlook, Windows Media (music), Word and Internet. Yes, I obviously highlight it to bring it up but it doesn't come up.

To use the Alt+Tab toggle method there has to be at least two programs open. I've tried all the combinations above. It shows up but I still can't get it to come to the forefront.

I can't afford to buy my Norton virus update so I downloaded Avast and did a "thourough" scan (6 hours). Nothing. Nada. Zip. It still comes back.

I can get rid of it by re-booting. It seems my computer slows down when it shows up. Thus if I can't find it I can't get rid of it.

Class, any thoughts or suggestions????

A:Little blank Word icon shows up

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Ok, this just happened recently and I don't know what is causing it. I'll try to give u a brief overview of the situtation I'm in. XP used to be on my D driver (74gigs), it got screwed up (BSOD) at the time, I didn't know as much computers, so I installed XP to my C driver (4 gigs). This has worked pretty fine up until when SP2 was released. I can't install SP2 because XP takes up about 4 gigs by itself. Without SP2 I just have been running some extra firewalls so compensate.

Well about 4 days ago, I noticed whenever I open up my computer it takes like 7 or 8 seconds before the hard drivers appear. Then I went into network connections to look at my internet icon (to check the settings). I opened it up and nothing was there. The only thing there was on the far left it was asking me if I wanted to setup a network ( my internet is working on all the computers). I have ran 2 different spyware scans and found nothing, ran mcaffee scans and nothing. I can't restore my computer because all the restores got deleted when I was trying to free space on my drives.

Where do I go, usually I can solve tech problems but I mean this is beyond weird? What do I do first, if you need more information just ask because I really need some advice.

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This is a problem that started with the last windows update (which included an update for my wireless network adapter which I have since rolled back).

My setup is as follows: I have a dual band router. The 5Ghz band's SSID is (for example) Testg and the2.4 Ghz band's SSID is Testg2.

When I click on the network status icon and hover over the Testg connection, it shows the SSID as Testg2. When I go into the Manage Wireless Networks and open the properties for this connection, it shows the SSID as Testg.

I have fooled around with renaming the connections as all of a sudden one showed up as Test 2 3 with the SSID of Testg

Currently I have three connections listed in manage networks: Testg, Testn, and Test2. Testg and Testn (Testg was previously Test 2 3 renamed Testg) and Testn (previously named Testg renamed to Testn so I could rename Test 2 3) both show the SSID being Testg. The Test2 connection shows the SSID of Testg2.

Looking at this information by left clicking and hovering over the connections on the network status icon, they show as follows: Testg shows an SSID of Test2, Testn shows an SSID of Testg, and Test2 shows an SSID of Testg2.

Why is the SSID different for the same connection depending on where I look at it and is there a fix for this?



A:Network status icon and manage networks icon show different SSID

Well, due to other issues (thank you Cnet download for installing all kinds of malware on my computer with the program I was trying to get), I had to use a system restore to get rid of something that took over my computer and it also fixed this issue. I used a restore point from before the Windows update that I installed.

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Hi All,
I have an HP 8600 printer/fax/scanner that I've set up to save my faxes to my computer. I've created a shortcut to the fax folder and pinned it to my task bar. As it is now I have to click on the folder when I want to see if a fax has come in. Is there a way to have the folder change in appearance to show when it has something in it?
The fax software is supposed to let me know when a fax comes in but it doesn't.

Thanks in Advance

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I'm having an issue with my WIFI....its more of an annoyance than anything.

When I'm on a fresh boot on my laptop (full shutdown then starting back up) my wifi connects just fine....perfect.

However, when I close the screen (its a laptop) and it goes into standby...when I wake it up again my wifi icon by the clock shows that its still obtaining an IP address or whatever (little yellow dot bouncing back and forth over the icon)....The icon will stay like this until the next time I reset the computer....but the entire time my wifi works as it should....its just the icon thats being weird.

Fresh install of Windows (as of two weeks ago)
Windows XP SP3 - all updates are current
Dell Latitude D610
Dell Wireless 1470 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (wired cat5 disabled)
1GB ram
all drivers up to date

Like I said...everything is working as it should...but this is really annoying and I would like to get it resolved. Its done this since I've done the fresh install of Windows, so it has nothing to do with any software I've installed or any of the updates.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:WIFI works, but icon by shows still connecting

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. You IP address turns to Now type ipconfig/flushdns and press enter. Now type
ipconfig /renew. You should have a new IP address.

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A small question. When I installed W7, the icons on the task bar displayed a small image of the program when I did a mouse-over. Now the have a text line giving info. Can't find how to change back. Didn't try to change in the first place. Thanks, Don

A:mouse-over icon on taskbar shows text

Hello Djangelico, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you using an Aero theme?

If you are, then double check these items: You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options need to be enabled in Visual Effects.
The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
Refresh or update your WEI score. You will need an WEI score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.
Hope this helps,

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I've tried starting up my "tower" (cpu) and pressing F8 to getting in the administrators account. Of course everything was fine till the point I can't view icon's on my desktop, and when I click the start menu its all blanked out in black or white. Everytime I view a folder, the same with the icon's.. not sure what happened, but this is making it more difficult not for the images but that the start menu is all blanked out in another color or "transparent" as you might say, but im not sure. Any advice? Thanks.


A:Safe mode shows no icon's? *Problem*

Here is the final solution for your problem:
by Valerian E Partenie

Virus name: virtumonde.ggx - no info on the internet about this version!
Also it may be involved Troian.Fotomoto virus

As this is my FIRST "one on one" fight with a new generation of viruses, I'll describe you with my own words
what the virus did to my computer, what are the attack aspects and how I got rid of it!

Finally I MADE IT!!! After 3 days of work, trying to find the right cure, I found it!

Description of the virus:

It is a virus, that has 3 main things installed on your computer:
1.a link to it's site - in Internet temporary files - that can not be deleted (it comes back) if you are connected to the internet
2.an exe file - that is not identified by the scan program, because it is harmless itself but it's doing its job.
3.a dll file - that is identified by bitdefender, can be deleted but it comes back if you are on the internet
As he can be destroyed only from the safemode with no internet, that is the reason why he protects (hide) the safemode desktop!
(Try starting the computer in safemode with network support and you'll see that the desktop is fine!!!)
Well, I don't really know what is he doing when he gets out, like what information he sends and to whom,
but I can surely say that he is responsible for the following symptoms:


1. I can not access Safe mode!!! Black screen with no ICO... Read more

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Hi, I have an issue with charging my HP G62-b25SA notebook PC (on Windows 7 Home Premium).  I've noticed that when I plug in the adapter, the icon says 'plugged in, not charging'.  However, I notice that sometimes it will charge for between a few seconds to about a minute (when I first connect the charger) with the orange light showing before I get the 'not charging' message and the light turns blue. The charge does not seem to be going down unusually fast. I have run a battery check with HP Support Assistant and it says 'The battery is functioning correctly but it needs to be calibrated...'(Unfortunately, I can't calibrate it as I can't charge it to 100%...!) I've tried blowing dust out of vents in case it was a heat problem - bit of dust came out - doesn't seem to have made much difference though! I also tried removing the battery and start/ shut down and then replacing it and booting up- read somewhere it might help, but didn't appear to.  Also quite bizarrely, I left the computer switched off overnight (without the charger attached) and this morning when I booted it up, it had more charge than last night (about 50% instead of 40%). When I shut it down, 10 updates automatically installed - don't know if this had anything to do with it?? So really I just wondered if anyone can suggest what might be wrong? Should I buy a new charger or perhaps a new battery? Or is there anything else I can try? (I've read somewhere about inst... Read more

A:HP G62 battery icon shows: plugged in, not charging

Hi Mel, Try the following. First of all, shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. Now, plug in the AC Adapter without the battery inserted, start the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager, expand the entry for Batteries, right click on and the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here.  When the uninstall is complete, shut the notebook down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then start the notebook on just the battery.  Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes. Shut down the notebook again.  Now plug in the AC Adapter ( with the battery still inserted ) and start the notebook to see if this has helped the issue at all. Regards, DP-K

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When i open IE7 it loads for a min or 2 and everything is blank including the blue window bar (XP SP2) but it does have a IE icon. Firefox closed itself while i was typing this b4 and it popped back up 5 min later with everything that Ive written before 0_o. ugh -_-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:01:49 PM, on 7/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Gro... Read more

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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 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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The vista machine connected via wire to the FIOS actiontec router can see and access the vista laptop but not vice versa. However, when I bring up the network map from the laptop network/sharing center full network, i do see the desktop but when I click on the network from the start menu, I do not see it? Why different and how can I make it work?

Thanks Patti

Also, using McAfee but both machines can be seen in the mcafee network map.

A:2 Vista Machines not networking - Shows in Network Map but doesn't show in Network

A good place to start would be to reference this MS article to ensure all of your clients are configured correctly...

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

I would be interested to hear back if any of the topics listed addresses your specific problem.

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As you can see, it's not very smooth. The white curved lines have bluish spots inside. When I first installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk (vhd), nvidia drivers for my gtx 760 installed automatically by Windows 10 and the icon was very smooth. Later, I had to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on a Samsung Evo SSD and this time, it didn't install my graphics card driver automatically, I had to download it from nvidia's website. Anyway, how can I improve the look of this icon and make it smooth?

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Even tho the site states it is using encryption. I NEVER see the little golden lock icon. Is it something I have set wrong? I am using XP home and IE 6. Appreciate any help on this ....

A:No encryption Lock icon shows on online purchases

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The Windows Mail Icon in my taskbar persists in showing me that there is one notification, even though I have no unread emails and there is no notification in the Action Centre.

Is there an easy way to clear this? I have tried selecting all and marking as read then as unread, and I have tried restarting the PC, but neither made any difference.

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I have a home premium vista 32 bits and dial up.The icon on task bar says I'm not connected but I am.I'm typing to you right now. How can I fix this?

A:[SOLVED] connection icon on taskbar shows not connected but I am

If you have IPV6 go to network properties and uncheck IPV6 then restart your computer.

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Do I have a issue? I just completed a complete reformat and new install of WIN XP PRO. I did the windows updates and restarted. I have restarted machine 3 times and each time desktop only shows icon of recycle bin. No my docs icon or my computer icon. This was a registered and legal copy of WIN XP I installed.

A:New install of WINXP PRO Desktop only shows Recycle Bin Icon

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Hi I was told this is the place to go to get help with a virus. I was looking through some articles when avast said a virus was detected and the popup was blue and had the twitter icon. I didn't click it because it seemed suspicious. But I did open avast window which showed a messed up window where I saw it stretched out as if my resolution was wrong or something. Thanks for any help. I hope this isn't a big virus or anything.

EDIT: Forgot to say that I can't get the DDS to run and I'm on 64 bit and the guide said the GMER was only for 32 bit OS.

A:Avast detects a virus, shows only twitter icon

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Hi Helpers,

I am running Windows 10 32bit and have a Realtec RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) card integral (Motherboard). It has the latest drivers installed. (10.6.1001.2015 - October 2015). Device Manager doesn't show any fault with the card

The Internet Access Icon in the task bar shows a yellowish triangle containing an exclamation mark. Despite this, a cursor 'hover' says 'internet access' and I can indeed get my emails sent and downloaded to my client. Also I can surf the www. I have no idea whether speed is affected during the display; I have Virginmedia 150mb speed, but at best it usually reaches 15-35Mbs on any speedtest. The provider doesn't want to know about the speed problem.

Sometimes the system starts up without displaying the yellowish icon. Sometimes a restart cures the symbol too. Speedtests remain about the same.

Does anyone have any idea of likely causes and cures please?

Many thanks for looking.

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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&#39;s a Windows Defender Icon in my Taskbar - Microsoft Community

I kind of like it myself.

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has anyone else noticed that the activity on the connection icon in vista is extremely faint? whether there is alot of activity or little activity, the blinking is slow an consistent. it's a bit annoying since previous versions of windows, the icon would blink fast if alot of bandwidth is being used and would blink slow if a little bandwidth is being used. is there a way to make it work like previous versions? perhaps a regedit or a certain setting? thanks.

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Hi, in "This PC" my 2nd internal data HDD shows an Optical Drive icon instead of the usual HDD icon. How can I fix this? Thanks

A:2nd internal data HDD shows with Optical Drive icon

Set your folder options to "show hidden files" & Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" then look in the root of the drive. Is there an autorun.inf file there ? If so, delete it.

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So my network icon shows the cable and a red X, but I'm posting this from the same computer. I have two adapters, but one is disabled. I have tried disabling the adapter in use, enabling the other, and plugging the cable into that...same problem. I got a different cable out, and still have the same problem.

It's not a functionality problem, but still...it's annoying as hell ^.^

A:Icon shows cable unplugged, but I'm posting this. Only one adapter.

The onboard network adapter can be disabled from the BIOS.
It's usually a good idea to disable it from there, if you're not going to use it.

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This is my first post, so if i need to provide more info. feel free to tell me.

I was futilly trying to create a network between my laptop and my pc for the purpose for file sharing.I disconected my ethernet cord from my PC and attached it to my laptop, no help there. After giving up, i reconnected my ethernet cord to my PC and it says im connected, however i am unable to use the connection at all. All of my programs claim i am offline.

The connection is a LAN i am running through a router. My laptop can still connect to the router via wireless, and my female's PC has no problems browsing/playing online games etc etc.

Any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: i am running win xp =D

A:Icon shows connection but can't browse/use programs that use the internet

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Could anyone tell me of a firewall (free or paid) that has a taskbar icon that turns to flickering lights whenever internet activity takes place.  I use Windows 7 Pro and would really appreciate anyone letting me know of such a firewall.
I have XP on a second older computer with ZoneAlarm Pro and I love how ZoneAlarm's little 'Z' in the taskbar changes to flickering lights to let you know when there's internet activity.  I have no idea why the company decided to remove this wonderful feature from later versions of the program.  This feature is invaluable for letting me know if there is NO activity where there SHOULD BE ... or if there IS activity when there SHOULDN'T be.
I found a small utility call 'LanLights' that put an activity light in the taskbar, but what I really want is a firewall that has that feature built-in as part of the program.

A:Firewall with taskbar icon that shows internet activity

I believe that Comodo FW as a tray animation.

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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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i'm connected to a router. the network connection icons shows that the network is connected, but i cannot connect to the network or the internet. even when i try to ping the default gateway, it says request time out. i tried fixing the winsock and resetting the tcp/ip but still i'm not able to connect to the network. also when i type the ip address and everything else manually the network connection shows connected but only the sent icon blinks and the received icon stays dull. and when i try to obtain ip address automatically. the network connection icon says limited or no connectivity. i have both lan and wireless connection, and this happens for both of them. any suggestions please.

A:cannot connect to the network even when network connection shows connected

Maybe the router has MAC address filtering turned on?

Can you connect your computer to any other network? What if you hook it directly to the modem (if you have one)?

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When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

A:Network Connection Shows Unknown Public Network

Quote: Originally Posted by seven15heaven


When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

I think a picture of the problem might help because I'm not completely sure about this.

It sounds like you may have inadvertently set up a wireless guest network when you set up your router.

Sometimes this is automatic on certain routers but there should be a way to disable it from the routers set up page.

Since they are both using the same SSID I'm assuming this guest network is set up outside the regular network so as to keep anyone connecting from accessing your data.

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hi, i've begun to really get concerned and annoying with my problem.

It never did this before, sort of out of the blue. Ive also done all sorts of virus/ad-ware scans, defrag, etc...

Everytime i reboot, desktop loads fine, all icons etc. Even virus program shows up in start bar. But the computer will laag and i cant really do anything until a few minutes pass by and the Wireless Icon shows up in the start bar. Its important since i Use it to connect to the internet.

Does anyone know why it could be taking so long to load up and start. Everything else seems to load up. After it finally shows itself, everything runs smoothly. up to 5 minutes is abnormally too long of a wait just for the wireless connection to load.

On another note, my startup does seem a little longer than nornal when it first starts before the xp logo there is a blinking dash line and it blinks longer than it use too.

Sorry for the long explanation, if anyone has any ideas please let me know. Ive also tried uninstalling wireless connection and letting it reinstall and drivers r updated.

A:Wireless Icon not showing up after boot, and desktop laags until it shows up

Check your MSCONFIG (start/run/msconfig/enter) go to the startup tab and this has what your XP loads on bootup. In there look at each entry and decide if you REALLY need it or not. BTW Spyware and ad-ware will put junk in there as well. Uncheck anything you don't want loading on startup and you will notice the PC starting quicker.

Be careful playing in this though as if you disable too many devices you can have other issues.

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