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Windows 7: Network Icon Issue

11 Jul 2015   #1
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 
Network Icon Issue

Good morning-
Today, we woke up to an issue with the Network Icon in the Notification Area. There is a red 'X' displayed on the icon. No changes have been made to the machine. I read and applied the info in the Icon Cache Rebuild tutorial and that didn't help.

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Any and all help would be greatly appreciated on this matter.

Regards-

tim




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11 Jul 2015   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
lost connection

It means you've lost your internet,(not connected to your router).

RIGHT click on the icon, select troubleshoot, will provide some answers, also check action centre for anything, left click on flag.

Roy
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11 Jul 2015   #3
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
It means you've lost your internet,(not connected to your router).
Roy- I am connected, and all is well with the connection. The icon just showed up with a red 'X' in it. Of further note, and time related, System Restore will not restore back to a specific restore point (0xc0000022).
These are the 2 things that I woke up to this morning when I started the pc. I'll try and reboot the Netgear now. I have tried every known fix and hack to resolve this, to no avail.

Thanks for the input, Roy.

Regards-

tim
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11 Jul 2015   #4
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timw128 View Post
Good morning-
Today, we woke up to an issue with the Network Icon in the Notification Area. There is a red 'X' displayed on the icon. No changes have been made to the machine. I read and applied the info in the Icon Cache Rebuild tutorial and that didn't help.

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Any and all help would be greatly appreciated on this matter.

Regards-

tim
Found this article: Windows 7, network icon, red x but still connected - Spiceworks - Page 2
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11 Jul 2015   #5
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

WHEW!... after much experimenting, it appears to be solved. Here's what we discovered and implemented-

1) Rt. clicked icon in Notification Area> Open Network and Sharing Center> Change Adapter Settings.

2) There were 2 items- 'Incoming Connections' and 'Local Area Connection'.

3) We deleted the 'Incoming Connections', DISABLED the 'Local Area Connection'
(Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller), and then ENABLED it.

RESULTS- The red 'X' is gone from the connection icon in the Notification Area.

Thank you to Roy and 'wben353' for your input and assistance on the matter.

Kind Regards-

tim
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11 Jul 2015   #6
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 
Resolved Issue

Tim, if your issue is resolved, please indicate so on your post
thanks
Bill
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11 Jul 2015   #7
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Hmmm, thought I did, Bill...Clicked the Resolved box, along with an explanation of the procedure.
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11 Jul 2015   #8
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

u did my bad. have any luck with other issue you messaged me about?

If issues keep cropping up you might want to try repair install, keeps all your programs, files, documents, etc., just replaces windows!
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11 Jul 2015   #9
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

LOL!...Bill, 'tis possible our comments simply crossed in the vast either!

Don't know why, but I went back and reset to a prior restore point, and it WORKED!... I'm finding the last build of Windows 7 is even MORE buggy than XP Pro SP3 was!...Go figure!

I'll PM you with a GREAT story along the same vein regarding HP Diagnostics (F2)

Peace!
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11 Jul 2015   #10
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

I've found windows vista and 7 system restore unreliable and do disk image with AOMEI backupper standard.
Many times with win7 system restore, disabling anti-virus, or, which works more often, boot into safe mode works. I've noticed that sometimes the system restore actually works but indicates otherwise. Why? Microsoft. LOL You take care!
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