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

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

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......

Preferred Solution: RED cross icon on local drive D ......

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

Prt Scr of disk management please.

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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, 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


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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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

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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
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

A:the dreded red cross at speaker icon

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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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\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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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.


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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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

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
Realtek High Definition Audio

The volume control won't display.

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Not sure if this is the right forum. My local lan icon in the system try (lower right) is X'd out. I connect my laptop to cable modem thru a USB multibus. It worked fine until I unplugged it to travel with my laptop. Came back, plugged the USB cable back in and got a message saying the USB wasn't high speed and would not get all the functionality, or something close to that. I tried re-seating the USB cable a few times to no avail. Running XP Home on a Dell. If it worked before it must be something simple that I'm overlooking! Help please!

A:Local Lan icon X'd out

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Hello everyone.
Our machines's network drives get mapped via GPO. These map fine.
However, when i configure a persistent manual map on a spare drive, and relogin, sometimes that manual mapped drive has a red cross on it, and i have to click on it to connect. Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix?

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I have recently installed a cable modem with ethernet to laptop. On the laptop,
the icon says "local only" and on the modem the Online light is not on.
At times, I am connected, but it goes on and off. I appreciate any help
to troubleshoot this. Thank you.

It is a new cable modem - Arris - and the laptop is running Vista
I have already tried rebooting modem

A:Local Only on Network Icon

Often you have to register a new modem with your ISP. Have you done that?

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this is the only issue I have with windows 7 all my software and internet is working great. Here is an image of what it is doing.. cannot find a fix! anyone know how to fix?

I also noticed that windows 7 installed "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" what is this?

Note the photo is not mine but what i found on the net but it is the same icon.

A:No Local Try Icon Has a Plug And A Red X

Welcome, we will need a lot more info before anyone can help. System specs would help.

It would be good to know what type of modem/router/adapter/. Do you have a wired connection or wireless?

Did this just happen or are you trying to hook up a new router/modem?

If your "image"is exactly the same as this one, you probably have an eternet cable hooked up.

I would unplug you modem/router or both if you have both...wait 30 seconds and plug them back in. That's a good start.

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I first discovered this when I used a partition software to create a new partition on one of my drives. It did not work with no errors, so then I tried Paragon Hard Drive Manager. It also failed but gave me the error that the file system indicates problems with cross linked files.

I ran chkdsk - no errors; I defragged the drive; I've run registry compactors & cleaners; checked the disk for bad sectors.....I cannot find a problem. I read somewhere that these files that the file table indicates are in more than 1 sector are probably corrupt. How do I find out which files are the problem ones? Nothing is showing any errors. My hard drive is formatted as NTFS and I'm running winXP SP3.

A:Cross Linked Files on an NTFS Drive

Hi,try running the CHKDSK /R from CMD

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HI guys...
I'm a new one on this forum ...
I got a problem with my local disk icon. Previously, I installed AllienGUI Theme to my windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit after i installed it some of my programs can not run (can't open my computer icon, ect) then i decided to uninstall this theme. after uninstall already finished i reboot my laptop and then i check my local disk,so weird , i then got my local disk icon already changed and also there is a red cross on it but i can still open my local disk like previously.
I want my local disk icon back to the original. Any idea to solve this....!!!
I really appreciate you guys want to solve this...

A:My Local Disk Icon Already Changed

Did you tried right click it, go to properties, customize, restore default?

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Can anyone tell me how to change the Local area network icon in the task bar. I find it confusing to have the same icon for my internet connection.


Allyn Hughes

A:Local area network icon

You should just be able to right click on the icon and go to properties and then click on change icon.

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Hello, maybe anyone know how to change Local Disk icon? Like in this screen shot? I will be grateful, if you guys give me any link for tutorial or something, because i really want those icons on my Local Disk.

Sorry for my bad english.

A:How to change Local Disk Icon?

Quote: Originally Posted by APCY

Hello, maybe anyone know how to change Local Disk icon? Like in this screen shot? I will be grateful, if you guys give me any link for tutorial or something, because i really want those icons on my Local Disk.

Sorry for my bad english.

Those Icons are part of the packs I made for Windows 7 and they can be downloaded from my site. Icon Packs with Installers

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How do you get rid of this icon on my lower right hand dock?

A:Local Area connection icon

Go device manager>network connections>properties and remove the arrow in show connections.

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i hooked up a camera system at my office which requires the the dvr to be hooked into the router for remote viewing i have 3 computers networked thru the router old linkys wrt also 2 of the units are old dells with xp oper system the 3rd is hp w/vista my problem is i want the dvr to stay online but the dvr icon can not be removed from my local network screen on 1 of my dell xp i need to mask it or remove the icon on this 1 unit so certain people in the office who use this computer do not see the icon and wonder whats up i called the dvr/camera co and they said to mask it but it needs to be done internally on my xp oper system Please Help and walk me thru this I called support for the Linkys router and they said being the router is so old it does not have that masking feature that i need to get a person to go into the settings on my computer(xp) to do it... can someone please help

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I need a help to fix my Local Disk icon..
I already try to restore the default icon in the customize tab in the properties..
But it's not working..
I hope somebody can help me..

Thanks a lot..

A:My Local Disk (D:)'s Icon is error

Right clik My Computer and select Manage...then Disk Management.
Then right clik D: and select Properties...
Report back with your findings...

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My computer just had a nasty infection. More info here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/159600/how-to-remove-trojnfakealert/That's my hijackthis logfile:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Administrator on 2008-08-05 14:56:43Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------System Drive C: has 5.84 GiB (less than 15%) free.-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:56:46 , on 05.8.2008 ?.Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exeC:\Program Files\RDM+\rdmpserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe... Read more

A:Red "x" Mark Instead Of The Icon For Local Disk C

Hello Spastank and welcome to BleepingComputer,1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareDoubleclick MBAM to run it.Go to the Update tab and click Update.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by... Read more

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Hi all

I have a a major problem happen I picked up a virus or something at an internet cafe when i was printing a document using a usb drive. I had problems with an old computer and replaced it.

A couple of weeks ago i was getting ready to install windows 7 and plugged this thumb drive in not being aware that it had a infection. I then went a brought an new external hard drive. when i got home i plugged it in. Then i discovered that i have a virus. I ran scans and it came up clean. I backed up my data on the drive.

I am now running 7 and i am infected with something. How do i clean the external hard drive so that i can keep the data.

my xp machine is also infected from months ago. Haven't used it again until last night



A:stop cross infection from external hard drive

I am now running 7 and i am infected with something. How do i clean the external hard drive so that i can keep the data.You need to clean the infected machine unless you plan on reformatting and doing a clean install. Without doing that you will only infect any external drives you plug into that machine.External storage media and flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drives are prone to infections which involve malware that modifies and loads an autorun.inf (text-based configuration) file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable) along with a malicious executable. When removable media such as a CD/DVD is inserted (mounted), autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes the malicious file to run silently on your computer. For flash drives and other USB storage, autorun.ini uses the Windows Explorer's right-click context menu so that the standard "Open" or "Explore" command starts the file. Malware modifies the context menu (adds a new default command) and redirects to executing the malicious file if the "Open" command is used or double-clicking on the drive icon. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.Keeping Autorun enabled on USB (pen, thumb, jump) and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your... Read more

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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)

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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After booting up and the desktop appears, it takes 5 minutes or more for the Local Area Connection icon to appear in the system tray. Any attempt to use Firefox, IE, Outlook or another program that uses the connection just sits there until it decides that the connection is to appear. Any attempt to launch Control Panel > Network Connections likewise will just freeze until it is ready to go. Going into the CMD mode and doing entering ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew does not do anything to fix the problem. A review of running programs under Task Manager shows no running programs. Multiple processes are running, but I can not identify any bad actors. A review of the Performance tab and Networking tab show the computer is not loaded up at all, just kinda loafing along.

Any advice on how to track down what is causing the slowdown?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi all; I have a weird problem with windows xp pro,local area connection icon in the taskbar,not always there.The connection itself is fine and is always on.DSL Connection. I have the checkmark there to show icon in notification area.But when I boot up the icon is not in the taskbar.Seem's like if I delete the windows\Prefetch directory and reboot the icon is there,for 2 or 3 reboots,after that its gone again,but the connection is fine.No problem with the connection to the internet.? Any Idea's on this one? Thankyou for any input.sorry for the long post,just wanted to be as clear as possible.

Things I have in my taskbar showing; Realtek sound manager icon,Live Weather bug icon,Logitech Setpoint icon,Pop Peeper Email notification icon,MediaTracker Icon for Centurion CD,Sidewinder Game Controller software 4.0 icon,Logitech G-Series Keyboard Profiler icon,TrendMicro PcCillin Internet Security 2007 icon, (and sometimes the Local Area Connection Icon).

A:Local area connection Icon not always there on bootup

You can right click on the clock and select customize notifications. You can chenge the setting of the local area connection to always show.

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So about right now I feel like throwing this rig off a bridge.

I am simply trying to find my missing icon for the local area connection that goes to my Mb Ethernet .
I need to change the ip. It was around before but has gone missing.

I was trying to link up a network computer before and it all went down hill.

This is a fresh build, windows is no help

A:Local area connection icon missing

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You mean it is missing in the Notification Area. I am sure that you have already checked that it is not amongst the hidden Icons.

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center and click on Change Adapter Settings on the Left Pane. You shall find it there.

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Well i have little problem with Local Area Connection System tray icon (where is clock etc...) on startup it wont show up for 5 min. and b4 it shows up comes error "No Firewall On" or something like that and after its gone comes Intrnet icon and firewall is back on. (b4 it there is no network)

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My network Icon in the system tray keeps flashing a notice that my "local area connection speed:100Mbps Status: Connected". Is my signal from my ISP an issue or is it a hardware problem (ie my network cable not getting a secure connection)?

I've unplugged and re-plugged the cable into the network port and noticed that it is a little wobbly in the slot. I moved it around until I got the lights to light up. Can a network slot get loose like this? It is the network jack that is on the motherboard in a Dell machine. If the jack is the problem, can just the integral network jack be replaced on a motherboard.

A:Local Area COnnection Icon Keeps Flashing

You can buy a seperate card for about $15-$25. Maybe even cheaper, haven't bought one in a while. Try using a different cable. It might be one of the connectors. It might also be whatever you have it connected to (router, cable modem).

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Hey, I have a Dell Windows Vista Inspiron 32-bit laptop and I just had internet installed today. The modem was not recognized by my computer. So I could not connect directly to the modem. Was wondering if this could be due to the fact that my Ethernet Controller driver is not working or is uninstalled. There is a yellow exclamation point next to it under the device manager.

My router is also not working. Thinking I might need another. Called the router company and they had me looking for the Local area connection icon under manage network connections and the only icon visible is a Dell wireless LAN mini card reader. So I can connect to the internet wireless but not through the modem itself. I still have a really bad internet connection and pages load extremely slow or does not load at all. I can receive internet wireless through someone else internet better than my own internet. Which is really sad. LOL

Help downloading the CORRECT Ethernet controller or getting the local area connection icon visible again would be greatly appreciated! :) I have already looked on Dell website I just don't know which one to download.

A:Local Area Connection icon missing

What is the model number of your laptop? Look underneith the laptop. The model number will be next to the SN# and Inspiron XXXX.

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I am having problems getting on the internet. In the network connection window there is no local area connection icon. I've gone through the connection wizard and it still doesn't show up.

This is a new install of XP, only the admin windows login exists and the network card appears in the device manger with no conflicts..

According to my ISP when we use the ipconfig/all cmd in dos I pull one of my ISP's IP addresses.

A:missing Local area connection icon.

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Hey all

I want to parition 1.5TB drive separately to System and other is Storage.

However yesterday i ran Chkdsk /F third time and it take around 5 hour to let ChkDsk do my hard-drive, but this dont fix the problem (cross-link files) as the error occurs when i use Paragon Partition Manager 11 Free one on boot. However i dont think it's software error as i have done to my laptop and it ran out smoothly.

I dont think running ChkDsk will fix the problem.

Any Suggestion that i might before i plan to format the drive and parition and reinstall O.S on it.


A:Solved: Cross-link files prevent from paritioning the drive

Downloaded Parition Wizard CD boot and they ran smoothly.

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