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    Network Connection icon missing from system tray in Windows Vista

    Whenever I start up my PC running on Windows Vista, I can view an icon on notification area which indicates the signal strength. If I click on that icon, the ‘Connect To’ window will pop up on the screen for connecting with the network. It is not possible to view that icon for the past few weeks. How can I restore that icon?

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    expert Array
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Network Connection icon missing from system tray in Windows Vista

    Uninstall the network device driver from your system first and install it again. Open the ‘Start’ menu for that by clicking the ‘Start’ button and enter Device Manager into the Start search box. Press the ‘Enter’ key after that and click the ‘Continue’ button available in UAC prompt. Click the plus sign next to Network Adapters to expand it. When you find the device driver, right click on it. Then, click the ‘Uninstall’ option from the pop-up menu. If you need to delete the device driver package from driver store, then click ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option available in ‘Confirm Device Removal’ page. Press the ‘OK’ button afterwards and repeat the earlier steps to uninstall sound device. Quit the Device Manager and restart the PC. This will re-install the uninstalled items and restore the network connection icon on system tray.

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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Network Connection icon missing from system tray in Windows Vista

    Follow the below steps:

    1>>Open the Start Menu.
    2>> In the Search area, type regedit and press Enter.
    3>>If pompted by UAC, click on Continue.
    4>> In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

    NOTE: If Explorer is not there, then right click on Policies in the left pane and click on New and Key. Type Explorer and press Enter.

    5>>Right click on HideSCANetwork and click on Delete
    6>>Click on Yes to confirm the delete.
    7>>In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer
    8>>In the right pane, repeat steps 5 and 6
    9>>Close regedit.
    10>>Restart the computer to apply the changes.

    Thank you.

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    Dark Knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Network Connection icon missing from system tray in Windows Vista

    hi friends ..

    When the Network connection icon is missing from system tray in windows Vista :

    Firstly uninstall the Network Device driver

    and reinstall it again.

    open the Start Menu

    And open the run command

    and type "regedit"

    and hit enter.

    go to Hkey_Current User \software\Microsoft\Windows\Current version\policies\explorer

    Close the editor

    Save the Changes and apply them.

    Thank you,

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