Quote: Originally Posted by koalaw
For some unusual reason, the network icon has disappeared in the notification area by the clock. I have tried rebooting. Once it reappeared and then I noticed later it was gone again. I have tried going to the customization list and the name is there but not the icon.
This may sound petty to some people, but I really would like to have my network icon back.
And yes I am on the network but the icon is missing.
Thanks to anyone who can help me.
From what I have read this problem is caused by certain A/V software installations and is fairly common. Multiple restarts can sometimes fix the problem.
If you have an A/V installed you might try installing a different version.
Have you tried clearing the notification tray cache?
There's an option in CCleaner that does that, it's lower in the options - I don't know the exact name.
The catch is that after you do that you have to kill explorer.exe and then start it again.
or see the tutorial below for how: Notification Area Icons - Reset
Or try this:
Step 1: CTRL + SHIFT + ESC (brings up the task manager)
Step 2: On processes tab find "Explorer.exe"
Step 3: Click End Process
Step 4: Click File--> New Task
Step 5: Type Explorer.exe
by restarting this executable corrects the settings