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I am connected to internet, but the icon in my taskbar says otherwise

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Ok I have internet but the internet connectivity ico has the red x and when you hover over it, it says you are currently not connected to any networks. But of course I am. It also says the same thing when you open network and sharing center. I have no issues with surfing etc this is just an annoying problem.
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by:BlueCompute
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Does this resolve itself if you re-start the "network location awareness" service? (Open the "Start" menu, right-click on "Computer" and select "Manage", then select "Services" on the left-hand-side. Then find the "Network Location Awareness" service, right-click on it and select "Restart")
If after doing this your computer still reports that it's not connected, try browsing to this page:
http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt
It should simply say "Microsoft NSCI" at the top - let me know what results you get from these tests.

Cheers,

BC
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by:Jaroslav Latal
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Hello gpsocs,
try to disable network adapter and then reenable.

Regards,
Jarda
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by:gpsocs
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blue did both of those and no change and the site said exactly what you said

jardaCZ - no change
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by:BlueCompute
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gpsocs, do you have iTunes installed? I believe the apple BonJour service sometimes breaks NLA - if you go back to the "Services" screen from earlier, stop the "Bonjour" service (might be called "Apple Bonjour"), then restart the network location awareness service again, any change?
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by:gpsocs
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none of those
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by:BlueCompute
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okey dokey.
If you open a command prompt (open the start menu and type in "cmd" (without quotes), then press enter), and in the black window that opens type:
ping dns.msftncsi.com

then type

nslookup dns.msftncsi.com

And post back here the output from each of those please. You can copy-paste from the command prompt window by right-clicking on the title bar and selecting "mark", then selecting the text to copy with the mouse, then using the right mouse button to copy - you should then be able to paste it straight into your reply.
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by:Jaroslav Latal
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Do you have more than one active connection in Network and Sharing Center?
Try updating your driver from the manufacturers website.

Jarda
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Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

C:\Windows\system32>ping dns.msftncsi.com

Pinging dns.msftncsi.com [131.107.255.255] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 131.107.255.255:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Windows\system32>nslookup dns.msftncsi.com
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.0.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    dns.msftncsi.com
Addresses:  fd3e:4f5a:5b81::1
          131.107.255.255


C:\Windows\system32>

also submitted the scannow i did earlier shows some errors that couldnt be fixed
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by:BlueCompute
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I doubt the system file complaints are related, but it's possible - can you zip and upload the CBS.,log file somewhere, or search it for "error" and post the related lines here?
And have you always had this issue, or has it started happening recently on a computer that used to report itself connected to internet?
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my sisters pc says its been a long time. I see it does not have sp2 on it and currently running that
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Sp2 failed.. just going to reinstall
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Jaroslav Latal earned 334 total points
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You can try to install System Update Readiness Tool before reinstall..
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858

Jarda
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