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Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed out.

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Old 05-10-2007
Cate33
 
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Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed out.

My laptop is brand new, not even a week old, and this moring my network icon
in the notification area of the tak bar is now gone. I have right clicked on
the start
menu>select properties>notification area...... and both the volume and
network is greyed out so I can't select the check box. I can go to the
welcome center>connect to the internet>set up a connection
anyway>wirwless>open network and sharing center to get to the information,
but it was SOOOO much easier to select the network icon on the task bar. How
do I get it back? Why would it just
disapear? Is this just a glich in Vista? I have seen others having the same
problem, but no solution other than the things I have tried. There was the
one poating for someone who had the volume icon disappear to reinstall the
drivers, but like I previously stated this is a brand new laptop,and I don't
think that reinstalling any driver will make a difference.
HELP!!!!


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Old 06-10-2007
Devil_Himself
 
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RE: Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed out.

Start > Run > gpedit.msc > under 'User Configuration' > Adminisrative
Templates > Start Menu And Taskbar > on the Right Pane

Remove the Netwroking Icon and Remove the Volume Control Icon

Double Click on them > Disalbed > Apply > Not Configured > Apply > Ok

Log Off >< Log In

Then ... Right Click on taskbar > Properties > notification area > Check
'Volume' and Network' > Apply > Ok
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Old 27-10-2007
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RE: Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed

I have the same problem, and already try that, but the check boxes for the
network and sound are dissabled.

On XP you can do this from the control panel, but in vista, I cant find the
option.

the only help i get online say that in conexions you can do it but there is
no checkbox either.

any help please?
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Old 27-10-2007
Cate33
 
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RE: Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed

I found that when I rebooted the icon was back and I was able to check and
uncheck the box as it was no longer greyed out.
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Old 28-12-2008
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Re: Network Icon on taskbar gone missing, option to add it greyed

I had a similar problem.

Using the gpedit.msc tool I also noticed that my volume icon was "not defined" just like the network icon (but it was still available). So I tried to enable it together with the network icon. Now both of them were greyed.

So instead I "Disabled" both. This time I the boxes were no longer greyed and I got both system icons back.

[quote=Panamenito_Vida_Mia;3257835]I have the same problem, and already try that, but the check boxes for the
network and sound are dissabled.

On XP you can do this from the control panel, but in vista, I cant find the
option.

the only help i get online say that in conexions you can do it but there is
no checkbox either.

any help? please
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