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Windows 7: X in network icon

16 Jun 2011   #1
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
X in network icon

This is more of an annoyance than a problem.... I have a new PC that I decided to use with cabled Ethernet as it did not have on board wireless. Everything works fine but there is a "X" on top of the network icon suggesting it is not connected ? Do I need to disable another device to get the X to disappear ? as far as I can see the PC does not seem to have any other network device. Any suggestions welcome.


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16 Jun 2011   #2
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi ibshaw, welcome to sevenforums. Can you post a screenshot of what you are seeing?
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16 Jun 2011   #3
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for quick reply. I can do that when I get home but I forgot to mention it is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS so it is the standard network icon that come with this OS only with an "X" on top of it as though the cable was unplugged or network disabled but all works fine ? Weird but I'll get a screen shot if it helps. Thanks so far.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ibshaw,

This is just a glitch. Here are some ways to toggle it to usually have it display properly afterwards:Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jun 2011   #5
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Brink, I'll give this a go...... cheers.
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17 Jun 2011   #6
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello again Brink - I noticed when I went to your page you have several instructions listed one of which I have tried before to remove the annoying pop up balloons in Win 7 both from the task bar and in folders / file view and these work but I've found they reappear the next time you start up again after a shut down as if it is going back to the default condition of on, unless I have done it incorrectly ? Is there a way to PERMANENTLY remove these pop ups - I was hopeful the registry value fix would have been the answer. Thanks.
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17 Jun 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ibshaw,

Depending on the notification message you get, you may be able to turn it off if it's a message from the Action Center.
Action Center - Change Message Settings
For taskbar notification message balloons:
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

OR

Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons
For pop-up descriptions:
Pop-up Descriptions - Enable or Disable
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17 Jun 2011   #8
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Brink, your help is appreciated.
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17 Jun 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ibshaw. Did you get the network icon sorted?
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18 Jun 2011   #10
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi Brink - this is weird, I can see the Ethernet adapter in device manager yet I get a blank screen when I go to view network connection ? I can disable then re-enable in DM but the icon still has an X over it and the network/ internet works as normal. I tried the reset you suggested but that did not seem to affect the icon dispay. I may have to live with it as long as its working !!!!
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