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Can't see Network Icons in system tray, how do i fix this?

I have Windows Vista x64, and about a week ago the icon for connecting to wireless networks, and LAN info icon disappeared. I've tried right clicking on the system tray and going to the "Customize Notification Icons" area but it is not listed in there either, how do i get these icons back on my system tray?

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  • Saraphim Jun 26, 2009

    I tried efs_perpends solution, and it took off all of my hidden icons, and took them out of the "Customize Notification Icons" area. I'm looking all over the Network Connections properties and I cannot find any check box, or option that pertain to the icons...

  • Saraphim Jun 30, 2009

    efs_perpends: Tried both ways posted on your solution, and didn't work, as for the microsoft instructions, i tried doing it myself and letting it fix it for me...no luck

  • Saraphim Jul 04, 2009

    I'm still working on 2 suggestions, I'll let everyone know which ones i've tried, and if the others work very soon
    Thanks,
    Jonathan

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Just go to network connections. Right click on each connection and go to properties, And then select the check box which is related to displayin it on the task bar. That will sole ur problem. If it does, pls rate the answer. Thanks. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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    Tharinda Jun 27, 2009

    mmm seems not working as I see. Microsoft doesn't take this in to there account and ignores it. what you have to do is...
    Open the local group policy editor.
    In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar.
    Go to the User configurations and drop the Admin templates.
    Click on Task bar and the Start Menu
    Go to "Remove networking Icon" and first disable it.
    Then Apply
    Then again Enable it.
    Then Apply.
    Then it should come there. No need to do any other additional stuff.
    If it doesn't come, please restart.

    If nothing works do this
    Get the RUN box and type regedit and navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    First do this.
    In the right pane of Explorer, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value and type HideSCANetwork and press Enter.
    Duble click the value and enter 1
    Then do OK and restart the machine.
    Then
    go to the same registry key which u have created and delete it.
    Check whether the icon comes back.
    If it doesn't, reboot and see.

    Check here also...
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Additional Options (You can also right-click the Taskbar, choose Properties, and then click the Notification Area tab).
    2. In the left pane, click Appearance and Personalization.
    3. Click Taskbar and Start Menu.
    4. Click the Notification Area tab.

    Check or un-check the Network check box
    Click Apply and OK to make the changes
    Good Luck.



  • Tharinda
    Tharinda Jun 30, 2009

    This behavior can occur because of one or more of the following reasons:


    • The Plug and Play service is not running, causing the Local Area Connection icon to not be displayed.

    • The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is not running, causing the Make New Connection icon to not be displayed.

    • You
      used the Dcomcnfg.exe tool to change DCOM default settings, causing the
      error message listed earlier in this article to be displayed.

    • One of the following network dlls is not properly registered.

      • Netcfgx.dll

      • Netman.dll

      • Netshell.dll


    • The Network Connections service is disabled or is not started, causing the Local Area Connection icon to not be displayed.


    Start the Plug and Play Service

    loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');


    To resolve this behavior:


    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

    2. Double-click Services and Applications, click Services, and then double-click Plug and Play.

    3. In the Startup type dialog box, click Automatic, click OK, and then restart your computer.

      NOTE: If the Local Area Connection
      icon is still missing, press F5 several times to refresh the screen.
      Also, you may try restarting your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

    Back to the top
    Start the RPC Service

    loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');


    To resolve this behavior:


    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

    2. Double-click Services and Applications, click Services, and then double-click Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

    3. In the Startup type dialog box, click Automatic, click OK, and then restart your computer.

      NOTE: If the RPC Service is disabled, you may need to use the Recovery Console.

      For additional information about starting and using Recovery Console, click the article number below
      to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

      229716

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/E...
      )
      Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

    4. In Recovery Console, run Enable RPCSS Service_Auto_Start, and then restart your computer.

      NOTE: If the Make New Connection
      icon is still missing, press F5 several times to refresh the screen.
      Also, you may try restarting your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

    Back to the top
    Reset Default DCOM Permissions

    loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');


    To work around this problem:


    1. Click Start, click Run, type dcomcnfg, and then click OK.

    2. On the Default Properties tab, click any setting other than Anonymous in the Default Impersonation Level box. The default setting is Identify.

    Register the Following Dlls

    loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');


    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type cmd.exe on the Open line.

    2. Type the following lines, and then press ENTER after you type each line:

      regsvr32 netshell.dll
      regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
      regsvr32 netman.dll
    3. Restart the computer.
    Try this. And make sure You don't have any viruses. Did u do a System Restore???

  • Tharinda
    Tharinda Jun 30, 2009

    Did u open any mails recently. Like saying greetings or I love U or similar thing???

  • Tharinda
    Tharinda Jun 30, 2009

    U can connect to the net right???

  • Tharinda
    Tharinda Jun 30, 2009

    Go to task manager and check network connection devices.
    In there choose action and select "Show non-Plug and Play devices" and check there also.
    Thanks


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It sounds like you've already worked through the basics...I'll assume you've restarted the system and given it time to load completely...
Please see this article, and this link includes a "reset" registry patch if you're not comfortable messing around there manually. If you want an exhaustive recapitulation of the search for a solution to this error, see here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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    efs_perpends Jun 26, 2009

    You followed the instructions in the MS knowledgebase article, or ran the registry patch?

  • efs_perpends
    efs_perpends Jun 26, 2009

    Did you reboot after the fix?

    Here's a quick fix that's virtually the same, but has pretty pictures, and you don't have to restart explorer.

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    efs_perpends Jul 01, 2009

    Ok, well it sounds like somehow you've corrupted your system files. This could be the result of malware, or it could be some other cause. Have you been using a registry cleaner, or possibly disabled some services in an attempt to speed up your system? Let's do some checking and possibly cleanup. After each bulleted step below, reboot and check for icons.


    • First, follow these instructions and make sure you have Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness, and Network Store Interface Service set to Started and Automatic.

    • Then follow Method 2 in this article to modify the Local Group Policy Editor to enable the icons.

    • I would like you to run MBAM to scan for malware. Here's a link to guide you through the malware scan. Follow the first 4 steps outlined there.

    • Then run chkdsk to check your hard drive for errors. Here's a tutorial to guide you through it.

    At this point report back with the results and success or failure, and we'll take it from there....

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