Network Login Icon no longer displayed


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Paul Calcagno

I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2 on an Acer desktop with 2 gig of RAM.

The computer is working fine and my internet connection seems quite normal.
However, I just noticed that the little computer monitor icon that's
supposed to be in the lower right hand corner of my display is not there.
Normally when I hover over this icon a small indicator shows up saying I'm
connected locally and to the internet.

I tried looking in `Services.msc' for something that's been inadvertently
disabled, but can't find anything relevant. I also tried re-establishing my
IP address but this did not produce the icon either. Last thing I tried was
`repairing' my internet connection to no avail.

Can anyone tell me how to get this icon back on without rebooting.

Thanks in advance....................Paul C.
 
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t-4-2

That icon is called Network.
Try this :
Right click on an open space of the notification area, the black strip at
the bottom,
click Properties > Notification Area. Under System icons, can you put a
checkmark on Network, or is it grayed out ?
If it is grayed out and cannot be checked, do a system restore back-dating
the date the icon was present.
Network and Sound disappeared on me many times, I always use system restore
to get them back.
There is another method, but I have to find the tutorial first. Let me know
if I need to.
t-4-2
 
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Paul Calcagno

Thanks t-4-2.

You're correct that `Network' is greyed out with no means to check it. I'd
really rather not do a restore at this point. I'd appreciate it if you
could find that tutorial for re-instating `Network' without rebooting.

Paul C.
 
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t-4-2

Tutorial is already sent.
By the way, System Restore is the most reliable and DOWN-TO-EARTH method to
solve most " common " problems such as this.
It is hell of a lot better than " tweaking " the registry, which many
self-proclaimed geeks will recommend and jump on.

t-4-2
 
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t-4-2

Additional:
Don't be mistaken System Recovery from System Restore.
System Restore is the most drastic measure.
System Restore is just a " roll back " to a few days where things were
running a-ok. Like time travel to the past.... ha ha ha.

t-4-2
 
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Paul Calcagno

Thanks t-4-2. I got the tutorial, tried it (method 3; made sure the 4
network functions are enabled in `services.msc') but this did not get that
icon showing. Looks like I'm going to have to reboot. I will never or have
I ever tweeked with the Registry since the warnings are too ominous for me.

I'll try a reboot and let you know what happens.

Paul C.
 
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t-4-2

Did you download the Enable_network.reg ?

3. For the Network Icon -
NOTE: To make sure that this icon works properly you should also have the
Services Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location
Awareness, and Network Store Interface Service set to Started and Automatic.
For how, see: How to Disable or Enable Vista Services with an Advice Guide
A) To Disable the Network Icon - Disable_Network.reg < CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

B) To Enable the Netwok Icon - Enable_Network.reg < CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

t-4-2
 
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Paul Calcagno

I went for the reboot and got things working after it came up by clicking on
Properties in the Notification area and then I was able to select and check
`Network' and the icon popped back up again.

I'm all set. Thanks for your help.............Paul C.
 
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t-4-2

For future reference :
That 'Enable_networking.reg' is a " live " link. Just click it, and you will
be downloading it.

t-4-2
 
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Bob

Forget messing with the registry. It's a simple thing to get the icon back.
More later.
 
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Bob

Right click the Task Bar and select Properties. On the Notification tab put
a checkmark at Network.
 
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t-4-2

You might want to read all the previous exchanges before you venture your
own reply.

t-4-2
 
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t-4-2

I gave a tutorial compiled by Shawn, aka Brink, Moderator of vistax64.com
You have any guts, take the issue to him.
Furthermore, I told the OP not to tweak with the registry on 10/05/09 7:45
pm.
But you can't read, can you.

t-4-2
 
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t-4-2

Furthermore, the OP said the Network was grayed out. Did you read that ?
But you can't read, can you ?
t-4-2
 
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