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Windows 7: Static Blue Circle On Network Icon

4 Weeks Ago   #1
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 
Static Blue Circle On Network Icon

Hello-

For the past 6-8 mos. we've been experiencing this non rotating blue circle on the

Network icon in the Notification tray. It usually appears on morning start up, and

sometimes when the pc is awakened from Sleep Mode throughout the day.

For the life of me, we can't figure it out. By going into Network and Sharing Center,

disabling- enabling Network Adapter will fix it. Of note, the issue doesn't affect

connectivity as shown by Ookla Speed Test graphic.

Can someone help me with this annoying issue, please?...

We've included some relevant graphics that may help visually explain this anomaly.

The OS installation appears fine.

Thank you-

Tim




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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Try disabling ipv6 as its not used but it often complains of no network
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I believe this is actually a display bug with Windows where it freezes on one of the frames of the "connecting" animation instead of displaying the "connected" icon, and does not signify any error with your network. You might be able to fix it by switching to a low colour depth and then back again, as this "refreshes" currently displayed icons.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Try disabling ipv6 as its not used but it often complains of no network
Thanks, tried that and it didn't seem to matter... seems like this issue started after

I got rid of the subscribed VPN service- Private Internet Access- which we had frequent trouble with.

Tim
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DownhillDruid67 View Post
I believe this is actually a display bug with Windows where it freezes on one of the frames of the "connecting" animation instead of displaying the "connected" icon, and does not signify any error with your network. You might be able to fix it by switching to a low colour depth and then back again, as this "refreshes" currently displayed icons.
Hmmm, interesting... we'll give your suggestion a try, but don't think that will resolve.

Thanks.

Tim
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

maybe try uninstalling the ethernet adapter driver and its software, then re-installing
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
maybe try uninstalling the ethernet adapter driver and its software, then re-installing
Tried that... this is a modified OEM machine, and we went to the HP Support site and grabbed the latest

Realtek adapter driver/ software they offered. Also, we went to the Realtek site and grabbed their latest

adapter driver/ software, too. I guess the only difference was the HP driver's been signed by HP, but the

one from the Realtek site is a later revision.

This is just an annoying bug, of sorts. If I go into Network Settings and toggle the adapter between

disable/ enable the issue goes away.

Thanks-

Tim
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DownhillDruid67 View Post
I believe this is actually a display bug with Windows where it freezes on one of the frames of the "connecting" animation instead of displaying the "connected" icon, and does not signify any error with your network. You might be able to fix it by switching to a low colour depth and then back again, as this "refreshes" currently displayed icons.
OK, we've tried your suggestion... we'll see how it works out when we shut down tonight and log on tomorrow

morning. It seems to make sense regarding your 'refresh' logic.

Thanks-

Tim
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