Solved: Windows XP Systray Icons

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chalky

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I have a few icons in my systray that I'd like to stop loading, can anyone help please. Been searching but haven't found anything relevant.

1. A double monitor icon with a big red cross, that when hovered over displays '' Local area connection, a network cable is unplugged ''

2. Volume button.

3. Safely remove hardware button.

Thanks.....:


Windows XP on a IBM R51.
 
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1) click start/control panel
open network connections,the one with the x on it .right click go properities.untick the icon in notification area box then ok.

2)start/control panel,open sound and autio devices untick place icon in taskbar then ok

3)i not know but try right click the icon and see what options are there
 

chalky

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Thanks col, the volume one worked,

The notification box was already unticked on the neighbourhood one, I clicked disable and the icon has gone, thanks.

All I get when I right click the hardware icon is ''safely remove hardware'' it then brings a box up to enable disconnection :( cleaned the tray up nicely now, so I may just have to live with that one, thanks again.
 

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That's ok, thanks, I'll live with it for a while and get back to it later.

Know anything about routers, I've been used to a desktop running W98 with a broadband connection, after 4 years or so of that, getting used to a laptop and XP all at once is taking some time.

Been at this all week and the goings slow, the wireless connection is a bit technical for me at the moment, there's a lot to learn, I've been searching the site all evening to see if I can find out why I sometimes have a 48.0 Mbps then it suddenly drops to 11 or less, up and down like a yo yo, so many causes it seems, I'm getting more confused by the minute.

Expect I'll get there in the end. :)

Off to bed now, thanks for the help.
 
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