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Windows 7: Networking Icon in System-tray vanishes

15 Mar 2009   #1
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 
Networking Icon in System-tray vanishes

i am using W7 build 7057. i find this release to be a bit buggy. one of the annoyances would be the disappearance of the Networking Icon in the s-Tray. i have followed all sorts of steps, ie registry tweaks/fixes/deletes. you name it i have tried it.
so i am hoping someone out there is having the same trouble or better yet had the same problem but found a working solution. it is really annoying. and yes, the Networking Icon option is grayed out so no way of making the change in the system icons settings.

PLEASE someone surprise me with a solution.


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15 Mar 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello B43rb8, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Restarting the computer a few times is a usual workaround for this. You might also try uninstalling and reinstalling your network adapter driver in case it may be corrupted. If you might test temporarily disabling any security programs to see if they may be interfering. Another option is this tutorial from Vista on this same issue.

Notification Area - System Icons - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2009   #3
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 
Missing Network Icon

Thanks Brink,
i did all the various forum offered suggestions and also did the rebooting and the logging on off a # of times to no avail. however, i have not tried the network driver un-/reinstall. what strikes me as funny is the fact that build 7048 had fewer bugs than this one (7057). my System-T Icons were all there and none of the issues, ie desktop.ini file were an annoyance. so i am going to let you know if the network driver is what is causing the problem.
thanks
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16 Mar 2009   #4
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 

Hello Brink, reinstalling network adaptor driver did not do the trick. thus far nothing has solved the problem. is only i having this problem? quite strange indeed
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16 Mar 2009   #5
Duderino

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

no your not i have the same problem also my w7 doesnt see any xp pc's course networking discovery is broken and many homegroup/networkr elated services are set to manual and start with errors maybe this somehow affects this icon..
I also did try everyhting possible but this build is buggy fact..
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16 Mar 2009   #6
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 

yup, looks like maybe Microsoft should have left could enough alone with 7048 as that build seemed to work quite flawlessly, at least on my machine. hmmmm wonder if we are heading the Vista way..... flaw galore and i had such high hopes. just kidding after all we are only in the beginning stages
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16 Mar 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hopefully it will be fixed in the next build. Strange, it seems to work fine for me though.
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16 Mar 2009   #8
Duderino

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is new in 7057 and "maybe" causing this im not an expert about it

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16 Mar 2009   #9
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 

Duderino, what does it say on that image you posted. when i click on it it does not enlarge. has it anything to do with the networking icon issue?
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16 Mar 2009   #10
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

You must be able to enlarge it now.


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