Re: DSL connection - 'TV windows' have disappeared

From: Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE (
Date: 01/13/05

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:15:47 -0600

"Xylophone" <> wrote in message
> I have Windows XP Home and use IE6 and OE6 and DSL broadband and
> Outpost freebie firewall. My problem is that the two 'TV windows' in
> the taskbar, showing I am connected, were there, but are no longer
> there, and I would like to know why.
> Immediately prior to this problem manifesting itself, my most recent
> activity on my Dell PC that might impact on the problem was as
> follows:
> 1. Via Windows Update I chose to install Microsoft's Free
> AntiSpyware Beta, partly as it is recommended by Fred Langa for use
> in conjunction with the other spyware programs I use: principally
> Ad-Aware (freebie), Spybot, SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard.
> 2. Via, I deleted the most irritating 'A network
> cable is unplugged' icon from the taskbar, by deleting the registry
> key they referred to, being:
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
> and restarting the PC. I failed, however, to backup the key. After
> restarting, the icon (two 'TV windows' with a red x between them had
> gone, but, I eventually noticed, so had, my DSLMon 'TV windows'.
> I suspect No 2, above, has had a hand in their disappearance, but as
> No 1 is also a possibility, that is why I have posted in this NG (if
> that is not relevant, I have also posted in the IE6 NG, as I cannot
> think of where else to do so re connecting to the internet). In this
> case, restoring the key should have been a straightforward and not a
> dangerous procedure. But I have no backup to merge. I could create
> a new key, as per the above at 2, in Regedit.exe, but thereafter I
> haven't a clue.
> Advice/solutions?

Start | Connect To
Right click the connectoid and choose Properties. There should be a box to
show icon in the notification area.

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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