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19 Feb 2010   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
windows 7 internet connection in taskbar is not working

windows 7 internet connection in taskbar is not working i found this on the Microsoft site > but it still dont work on my machine !!! please help !!!!!!

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Article ID: 937477 - Last Review: October 30, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
After you wake a Windows Vista-based computer or a Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation, the network icon and the speaker icon in the notification area do not show the correct status
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SYMPTOMS
After you wake a Windows Vista-based computer or a Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation, you experience the following symptoms:
The network icon in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar is not updated to show the connectivity status of the computer.
The network icon in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar may show a red "X" mark instead of showing the correct connectivity status of the computer.
If you connect a network cable to the computer or if you connect to a wireless network, the network icon in the notification area incorrectly shows the connectivity status as disconnected.
If you move the pointer over the network icon in the notification area, the Currently connected to ScreenTip does not appear as expected.
If you click the network icon in the notification area, the Currently connected to ScreenTip does not appear as expected.

Note In this case, the expected ScreenTip should contain a Connect to a network link and a Network and Sharing Center link.
The speaker icon in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar may show a red "X" mark instead of showing the correct speaker status.
You experience these symptoms even though you can successfully connect both to wired networks and to wireless networks and the speakers are functioning correctly.
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CAUSE
This issue occurs if the computer enters sleep or hibernation before it finishes notifying the part of the system that controls the network-icon functionality.
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WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, use one of the following procedures:
Restart the computer.
Use the Network and Sharing Center to view the connectivity status of the computer. To open the Network and Sharing Center, click Start, type Network and Sharing Center in the Start Search box, and then click Network and Sharing Center in the Programs list.
End the Explorer.exe process, and then restart this process. To do this, follow these steps:
Open Task Manager. To do this, press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
Click the Processes tab.
In the list of processes, click explorer.exe, and then click End Process.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to continue, click End process.
On the File menu, click New Task (Run...).
In the Create New Task dialog box, type %systemroot%\explorer.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
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MORE INFORMATION
This issue occurs very rarely.

For more information about the sleep state and about the hibernation state in Windows Vista, see the "Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions" topic in Windows Help and Support. To view this information online, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions
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Windows Vista Home Premium
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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Have you tried deleting it and adding a new one by right mouse clicking IE8 icon on desktop or program menu and telling it to Pin to Taskbar?
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20 Feb 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i have tried everything i no i reinstalled the wireless adapter driver i use , i tried the machines wireless card i tried the Ethernet cable but i still get the red cross on the icon even though i am fully connected to the internet
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20 Feb 2010   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i have put a screen shot on the attachments also check this link out


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20 Feb 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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20 Feb 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i have tried everything i no i reinstalled the wireless adapter driver i use , i tried the machines wireless card i tried the Ethernet cable but i still get the red cross on the icon even though i am fully connected to the internet
Can you screenshot the Change adapter settings (link in Network and sharing centre)?
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20 Feb 2010   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

here you go


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20 Feb 2010   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

sorry was it this one!!!


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20 Feb 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
sorry was it this one!!!
That red cross would be your LAN connection and it's disabled. If you are not using the ethernet connection, not sure why it is visible. Do you have some mods to your taskbar or something, cos those icons don't like standard?
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20 Feb 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i do use some icons from Tune Up Utilities program but they don't change the internet connection, i have set things to default but still the red cross is there ( i have changed the wireless adapter i have a few different brands but the tp link is best it gives me a great connection i checked the settings as well) there are loads of hits on google about this problem. every thing is ok when i click on the icon it brings up what it should its just the red cross wont go away when connected i have looked at the registry keys but cant find a fault yet a system restore didn't work i back the system files up so as a last resort i will load these but not just yet.
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