Richard I am having a very similar experience.
Not only is the network check box greyed out, so is Volume, and Power... but
the thing is that they are not always this way. Some times they show up... at
least they used to come and go. Since last Tuesday's patch they do not come
back, or haven't.
Prior to the patch, once in a while they would be visible and so would the
associated icons in the task area. Right now, in order to get to my volume
control I go to RUN and run C:\Windows\System32\SndVol.exe as a work around.
I am thinking it could be a conflict somewhere between hardware and Vista or
drivers and Vista... there is no way, that I know of to easily test for it.
I am running Vista Ultimate on;
Intel T2500 @ 2.00GHz
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 WDDM
50GB avail disk space
"Richard Lawler" wrote:
> Yes. I've tried that, but Network is unchecked and greyed out.
> The icon used to be there.
> - Richard
> "Kim [MS]" wrote:
> > Richard,
> > It sounds like you've done this, but I want to be sure: right click on the
> > tray expansion icon (<), then click Properties, then under System icons,
> > select Network.
> > I just want to eliminate this before we move on.
> > "Richard Lawler" wrote:
> > > How do I display the Network Connection Icon in the Notifications area of the
> > > Task Bar? It was there, but now it's gone.
> > >
> > > Under Vista Ultimate, my network notification icon doesn't show up. Unlike
> > > XP this icon seems to no longer be an option of the Network Connection
> > > Property.
> > >
> > > If I go to the Task Bar Properties (right click the Task Bar) and choose
> > > Notification Area I get the choices for System icons but "Network" is grayed
> > > out.
> > >
> > > The Network is working fine BTW.
> > >
> > > What's up?