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    Default Network icon on task bar missing

    Hi
    Task bar system icons for network and power are greyed out in system/task bar settings
    Have tried reg fixes as described in other posts.
    e.g. Tried a "enable_network_notification reg" bat file. No change
    Internet working fine but says no connection... " IPv4 & 6 not connected." (in ethernet connection status)
    When I "diagnose" the connection, I get .. networking reset req... no change
    Seems to be since Win10 Ann update . Are the issues connected ?
    Any ideas please ?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    If its after a upgrade could be its driver related, MS may have installed the wrong ones ( had that happen several times lately with AMD drivers) . Go to the computers manufactures site download and install the latest drivers for the device /item.

    You could try the following reg alteration but make a restore point first, no idea if it will work or not http://www.technipages.com/windows-s...ification-area

    What you can try, wont do any harm -- Open a CMD as admin and type in Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth. <Press enter> This will tell you if it finds any faults. Depending on the result will depend on the fix.

    Note: it often hangs at 20% this is normal.

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    Thanks
    Have seen that reg alteration. When I go in there is only Icon streams and no pasticonstream ??
    Will try your next option
    Drivers are up to date.

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    No component store or corruption detected. Zoomed past 20%

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy stu View Post
    Thanks
    Drivers are up to date.
    Are these the Drivers as what windows updates say /installed OR the actual Manufactures updates ?? MS claim to use the latest from manufacture this is not the case. Had a problem with AMD drivers a short while back, MS said they were the latest, but downloading from AMD's site installed the correct ones.

    What you may have to try, is create a new user account, see if the problem still exists on a different user.

    One thing to check -- Is windows still activated ? Quick way to check, in the search type in Activation Select " See if Windows is activated" You should get the following:

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    Is this a Desktop or Laptop ?

    Also lookin device manager, any exclamation marks or items expanded out ?

    You can also try running from a cmd /Admin SFC / scannow
    Last edited by wainuitech; 28-08-2016 at 07:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    did all those above no joy
    Changed user now can't get back to my original... lost all settings Try stuff and says can't connect to internet
    on lappy now.. wifi is fine

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    ok back to where i was user wise... wainui
    from the bottom
    scannow ... no prob
    no ex marks in dev manager
    desktop.
    win activated
    drivers up to date
    When on other user account had no internet access at all ( panic)
    At least now I have it .. just tells me I don't
    Hardly a third world problem I know ... just win10 annoying !

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    Try right-click on Taskbar and select Settings then under Notification area then click "Select which icons appear on the task-bar"

    There may be something not right in this area

    http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-...skbar-buttons/

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    Default Re: Network icon on task bar missing

    Hi
    Been round and round there to no avail. Just power and network greyed out.
    Laptop plugged into same cable displays network connection fine.

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