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Q: red cross on battery icon

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

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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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HP laptop 6830s, windows XP1) I had my laptop on standby and forgot to connect to the power source overnight.Next day I noticed the amber battery light flashing (checked the manual which said its because the battery reached a critically low level). I have turned on the laptop whilst on the AC source and is working fine. When I click on the icon it says:current power source= ACpowertotal battery remaining: 0%below this there is an icon of a battery with a red cross - when I click on that icon I get another window and it says power state is on line. Any suggestions?2) If this is an indication that the battery needs replacing, can I keep using the laptop with the AC source??   

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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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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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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
 

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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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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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Hi, 

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and I just installed a new battery. It all seemed fine a couple of hours ago, but now there is a red cross sign next to the battery icon and the power is dropping fast. It displays this even when fully charged. The battery seems to be genuine, it was bought from a trust worthy retailer. 
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to deal with this. 

Thank you, 

Andrei

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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A:my battery status is cross sign so how to Repaired ?

if you mean an X, then the battery is probably no longer servivceable. You cannot fix a dead battery. How long have you had the notebook? If it is still in warranty, then HP can supply you with a new one without cost under wartranty. Check your warranty status Here. You can still remove the battery and use the notebook with the power adapter. That is a safe thing to do.

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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, 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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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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Hi, 

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and I just installed a new battery. It all seemed fine a couple of hours ago, but now there is a red cross sign next to the battery icon and the power is dropping fast. It displays this even when fully charged. The battery seems to be genuine, it was bought from a trust worthy retailer. 
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to deal with this. 

Thank you

A:Red cross near battery meter, Dell Precision M6600

Hi Koson, 
Thanks for writing  to us. 
Please provide us the battery serial number , its starts with either CN-0, KR-0 etc and also do you see a Dell symbol anywhere on the battery?
Is it possible for you to try this battery on another machine? 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

Regards

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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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Just received a new Dell battery for my laptop.  The battery icon starts out at 100% and time remaining at about 3. 5 hours left, then within 1 minute the time remaining levels off to about 2 hours left.  The battery showing time remaining is jumping up and down.  I am only using the computer for the internet.  No CD or DVD or gaming.  At best I get 1.5 hours out of a charge.  Is this normal?  Or did Dell send me a bad battery?

Sincerely,

Lou

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Hi, When I first got my laptop, I would click on the battary icon in the tray and it would give me a time remaining estimate as well as the percentage.  I have since had to reinstall windows 8.1 and no longer have the battery time remaining estimate, just the percentage.  I have installed all the latest drivers from the support site and everything works fine except for that. I have tried every version of the BIOS available on the support site and reinstalled serveral times.  I also tried running a battery check which came back fine.  Any idea on how to fix this? Thanks.











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A:No Battery Time Remaining when clicking on battery icon in T...

Hello tm200 The Battery Time Remaining information has been removed from BIOS F.11. The battery time estimator basically looking at what you?re doing right now and give an estimated remaining time. It was common for the readout to go from 8 hours to 16 hours in a matter of minutes. This might cause more customer confusion than it would solve. The trend of mobile devices intended last for whole day is try not to estimate their battery life. For example, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, etc. all don?t try to estimate. They might give insight into your past usage, but they won?t try to project the future.  ThanksWayne

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Hello,
I have a SATELLITE P50-A-144, and a few time to know have this problem.
In the beginning i think that the battery is dead because the icon from battery level was always in 0%, but i tray it without the charger and the battery have juice for a few hours.
Any one with the same problem any help?
Thanks

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from device manager network controller is yellow
this is windows 7 64 bit
dell latitude e6410

tried to install below drivers , all of them did not install need help
Network_Driver_WD35F_WN_5.100.235.12_A37.exe
Network_Driver_3MNPT_WN_15.10.0.10_A06.exe
NIC_DRVR_WIN_R254689.exe

A:wifi icon is red cross, also wifi light on laptop does not show up

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Select the Network Controller Right click select Property's ...

Then the Details Tab and Post any Info it says there ...

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Hey Guys,

I removed the AC Power cable for a split second (battery was 100% at the time) and my computer just shutdown.
I replugged and rebooted and now I've got a "red cross" next to the power icon in my system tray (see attached image)

If I put the mouse over it - it just says "Fully Charged 100%" and shows my current power plan; which is "high performance" and been using it since I got the laptop.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my HP Pavilion DV5.
Computer's about a year old now.
I've update all my drivers and checked Device manager and there are no errors/warnings for anything battery related.

Any suggestions on how to get this fixed or what the problem might be?

A:"Red Cross" on Power Icon + Shutdown when AC Power removed.

Your laptop is not detecting your battery. Try removing the battery, and putting it back in.

You might have to buy a new battery.

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It's very odd. It just appeared the other day and I have no idea how I caused it. Usually that means no output device detected, but it is detected and sound works.

Hovering over the sound icon it says:

Volume: 100
Speakers
Realtek High Definition Audio

The volume control won't display.
 

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Yesterday my laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) was on but I had the lid closed. I laid it aside and somehow the ac adapter was disconnected at the converter box and the battery ran out. When I turned on my laptop today, it was a really slow startup (normally it only takes 1 minute), the arrow/pointer was frozen, and the battery/plug icon had a red X on it with the battery showing empty. I restarted the computer and was able to hover over the icon before it froze up. It said battery was 1%, plugged in but not charging. I checked the battery, it was secure. I tried taking off the battery and putting it back on. It was then showing a green battery & plug, and 100% charged. But whenever I hover over the battery icon, the red X and empty battery icon comes back, but it'll still say 100% fully charged. The computer will function properly until I turn it off and restart. Then I have to do the same process of taking off battery & putting back on before the pointer/arrow will unfreeze and I'm able to use the laptop.
Any ideas what is going on?
Thanks!

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some one ples tell me why this appear it will not always appear !!!
some people say this is coz of bios update

A:Battery indicate "x" cross mark!!!

It is probably because the hardware says the battery is dieing? And that maybe you should consider replacing the battery as per the message says? Just a thought.

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It just occurred to me that there are many of us that work on one platform on our desktop, but different on our phones or tablets.

Does anyone know of any source for lists of applications that can utilize the same data on each environment? I am thinking that a good cross reference would be good to help us select applications on each environment and if some resource became popular enough, it could lead software vendors to support a variety of data formats in each environment they support, or provide import/export capabilities to support those of us who use multiple platforms.

My personal preference is to use open source or free/inexpensive software, but the need becomes greater when tools in those realms don't exist.

If nobody knows of an existing source, I think I might start something... A listing of programs that can share files for two or more of the following platforms would be a start:

Windows Desktop
Windows Metro (or whatever they are calling it)
Android
IOS
Linux

In my mind, a program would be included if any of the following applied:

a) Versions exist for multiple platforms
b) Works via web
c) Works directly with files from an app on a different platform
d) Exports files to standard formats for use by others (comma delimited, xml, JSON etc)

My personal ideal would be to have an app in each environment I use that exploits the interface of that environment well, and shares data transparently with an app on one of my other devices. For me, I also want apps that ... Read more

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I just happened to notice that my battery icon indicating amount of charge has vanished and when I go to reselect the 'power' option on my computer it's 'greyed out' so I can't select it. I googled the problem and it seems to be associated with vista. I read a few topics on other forums and it was all about 'third party modifications' (which sounds scary, mostly because I have no idea what it means) and changing 'system' things (which baffled me). It was there last night, but this morning it is gone with just a gap left......anyone know what to do and can explain what these 'third parties' are?

Thanks.

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At the beginning of the summer, I got some kind of virus or bug that crashed my computer for a few weeks. I finally fixed the virus problem and noticed my battery icon was missing. I have just now gotten around to this problem, but I have had to keep my computer plugged into the wall for it to work, so now it's pretty much a desktop. I am going to be heading back to school in a few weeks and I want to get this problem fixed. Hopefully someone can help me!!? I've tried all that I can.

A:Battery Icon Gone

It helps a great deal if you elaborate on 'I've tried all that I can.'.

No you haven't tried all that you can.

1. Which laptop?
2. Which OS?
3. Have you gone to Power options in the control panel?

You didn't tell us anything, and you expect us to give a hand.

How about you tell us what you got, so that the rest of us might be able to make an educated guess.

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Hey there people
Just noticed that when you mouse over the battery icon in Vista Home Premium it only shows the % and not the length left in hours and minutes.
I could see this is XP and also in Vista Business...anyone got any ideas? Or is this just normal...
Cheers
 

A:Battery icon

Actually, it's more realistic. Microsoft finally realized that they really had no idea how long the battery would last. It was just an average guess. By knowing what to expect on your system, and reading the percentage, you would have a better understanding of how long your system will last.

On a sidenote, Vista misjudges my Gateway laptop by a great deal. At 0%, my laptop lasts for over an hour.

Courtney sends....
 

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Hello Everyone!
(Just got a new replacement battery because my old one finally died)
As I'm writing this my battery status shows the charge. In about a minute, I'm assuming it will switch back to the red X status that says "No battery is detected"....
The icon switches back and forth constantly and can't decide weather to show my status, or lie to me and tell me there's no battery attached to my laptop.

I've read many threads about "no battery is detected" problems and I've done all the steps. New bios, detach and re-attach battery, uninstall and reinstall drivers, everything!!

Anyone ever heard of this?...

A:Battery icon is on one second...off the next

Sorry for the double post, but now the icon shows "batter is not detected" the whole time.

By the way, I have a Dell XPS m1530 laptop.

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My battery icon permanently shows empty and reads 0% (plugged in and charging). How can this be corrected?

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I cant get the Power Icon to turn on. In the behavior column its in the off postion and does not give me the option to turn it on.  How do I turn it on ?   thanks

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I have a dell Latitde LS notebook. I recently put win 2k on and since then have no battery icon in the task bar and no way of knowing life of the battery...Is this common with win 2k or is something wrong
 

A:battery icon

Go to Control Panel>Power Options>Advanced tab and put a check in "Always show icon in taskbar," click OK. That should put the battery icon in the tray.
 

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I recently had to replace the battery on my C7.  I ordered the same type of battery using the nameplate info (14.1vdc & part #), and got one that was slightly different.  My old one was flat, while the new one was triangular in shape.  Only difference I could tell, beside the shape, was that my old one was rated 2300 ah, while the new one is 2600 ah.  It works ok, gives the keyboard a slight rise in the back, which is ok. I can't find the battery status icon in the lower right menu box.  It is not there when on battery only, or when I have it plugged into AC. How can I get it back?   Rick

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I have a Sony Vaio running windows 7 and I can not get either the power or battery icon up on the task bar or in the notification area, in fact no where in my computer can I find this. There a power management tab in the Vaio control centre but this dose not let me show the icons or the power status of my battery. Can someone please help me, Cheers.
 

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The battery icon at the bottom right of my screen diappeared and is apparently "inactive." It happened after a reboot i believe. I go into the settings and set it to "always display icon and notifications" or whatever for the battery/power icon, but it says "this icon is inactive and will display when it becomes active" or something along those lines. why is this?

A:Battery Icon Disappeared

Hello PittPens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes restarting the computer will resolve this. If not, then this may be able to help enable the Power (battery) system icon to have it show up again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey everyone,Just a few days ago, I found out that my battery icon was gone out of my notification bar (Bottom right corner).I tried to enable it but it seem to be blocked.What should i do?  

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Please help, now you see it now you don't it has vanished. Tried start, properties and notification area but it won't let me tick power. Using Vista
 

A:Battery icon Disappeared

To fix and restore the missing system icons in Vista notification area or system tray, right click on the black/empty space on the system tray itself, or on the taskbar. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog window that appears, click on Notification Area tab if it’s not already there.
In the System Icons section, tick the check box for Clock, Volume, Network or Power components to display the corresponding icons in system tray.
does that not work ??
 

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