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Airplane mode turning on whenever I check connections?

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    Windows 8.1

    Airplane mode turning on whenever I check connections?


    I've never had this problem before, but it's been happening recently. I've clicked the small WiFi icon in the bottom-right of the screen to check the connections, but am suddenly hit with the airplane mode logo. The little sliders to change airplane mode and WiFi are bordered in red, making them unusable. the only way I can turn airplane mode off is going into the troubleshooting menu for wireless connectivity. Is there a way I can stop this monstrosity?

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  2. #2


    Hi Theinfern0 and welcome to Eight forums,
    Follow this instructions and see if it helps:
    1.Press Ctrl-Shift-Escape to get the task manager.
    2.In the Processes tab, click on explorer.exe and click End Process. You'll get a confirmation dialog. Click "End Process" to confirm.
    3.From the File menu (still in the task manager), choose New Task (Run...).
    4. Copy/paste/enter the following command in the run box:
    Code:
    cmd /c del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db /a
    5.Open the Run box again with File --> New Task (Run...). This time, enter this command:
    Code:
    explorer.exe
    All should be okay now.
    If the problem assist just turn it off then sleep or hibernate you PC then wake him again and the problem will be fixed.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Theinfern, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Theinfern, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Yea i was looking for that link and i couldnt find it :P
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