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Windows 7: Network icon in status bar showing not connected?

06 Jun 2012   #1
liamwli

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Network icon in status bar showing not connected?

Hello again, seven forums

I have an annoying error

If you look at the picture below, you will see that my network icon shows that I am not connected, even though I am??



Does anyone know a way to stop this? It has been happening for a couple of days, over loads of reboots




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06 Jun 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Did you recently change/update/install anything on the computer around the time this started happening?
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06 Jun 2012   #3
liamwli

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Did you recently change/update/install anything on the computer around the time this started happening?
Yes. Virtualbox was uninstalled, along with some other things. I dont know which one it was, but I used to see the same picture I see when connected to a LAN, with a cross in the bottom left.
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06 Jun 2012   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Without knowing what "some other things" are, it sounds like something got corrupted with that uninstall of Virtual box (which loads virtual networking components that interface with your network hardware). I would try a System Restore to a time previous to this, when it worked, and try uninstalling again (and reboot after uninstallation).

Or it could be an issue with those other things you uninstalled/changed. What were they?
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06 Jun 2012   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Try reseting the notification area icons.

Notification Area Icons - Reset
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06 Jun 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i havent a solve but instead of reebooting try restarting explorer,

easy way...

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu
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