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#1 cooljay

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:19 PM

Not sure I'm posting this in the correct forum, but I am running W7.

 

It started out this afternoon with the internet connection going out, for me, but not the rest of the household. The bars on bottom right had a yellow icon over it. It did however show that the network was connected to the internet.

 

I called Comcast and their reset the modum. Strangely, even though I have great connection now the bar icon never came back. It is the outline of a box with a red X over it, and a 3-prongued symbol on the left to it, similar to the plug symbol that indicates the laptop is plugged in.

 

Is this something I should worry about? Does it mean my laptop is dying?

 

 



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:54 AM

Google to the rescue.

 

Network connection icon missing from the notification area in Windows 7 - Lenovo Support


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:58 AM

Thanks, but that's the first thing I tried. And just to quote myself: "Strangely, even though I have great connection now the bar icon never came back. It is the outline of a box with a red X over it, and a 3-prongued symbol on the left to it, similar to the plug symbol that indicates the laptop is plugged in." This is my however inept description of what has taken the place of the status bars. So, it's not solved by the little maneuver you illustrate. The status bars have morphed into something else, and my worry is that it might indicate some impending problem with the inner workings of my laptop.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 07:24 AM

Post a screen shot of your desktop.

 

How to make a screenshot

1. Download and run A Thousand Words .

2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot.

3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot.

4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.

You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  

Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options.

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When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:12 AM

Rebuild your icon cache...then reboot.


Edited by opera, 27 October 2016 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:56 AM

Opera's suggestion is a good one. But it would have been nice if they had provided either a link to instructions or posted the instructions.

To rebuild the icon cache you will need to open the Command Prompt and run the commands below.

 

To open the Command Prompt click on the Start button, when the Start menu opens type cmd in the search box, cmd will appear above the search box, right click on it and select Run as administrator.

 

Copy and paste the commands below one at a time in the Command Prompt, then press Enter after each command.

 

ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A

DEL "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" /A

shutdown /r /f /t 00

 

Restart your computer.


Edited by dc3, 27 October 2016 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:51 PM

Thanks guys for your help. I took a picture with my camera, seemed easier. :guitar:

 

The icon I'm talking about is between Panda and the battery sign, with a red X.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

Except I didn't attach the file. :bounce:

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