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    Two network connections icons in Control Panel

    This was referred to in my previous, and now "solved", thread, but is obviously not connected to the disabled file and printer share facility.

    How can I remove one of the duplicated icons, and what might have caused it?
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    Screen shot please.

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    Your additional network connection appears to be a FireWire port. If you've connected a video camera or external hard drive to this computer, that's where it came from. If it's not interfering with actual networking among computers/printers/etc. I'd leave it alone.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "additional network connection", perhaps you're not sure what I mean by Network Connection icons.

    By Network Connection icons, I mean these

    Two icons.jpg

    Both computers had those two, identical, icons in Control Panel.


    The Upstairs computer's Network Connections icons both contained two networks:

    Two network icons.jpg

    The LAN is for the two computers to talk to each other, the 1394 is the Internet connection.

    The Downstairs computer's Network Connections icons both contained, and still contain, one network:

    Local Area Connection.jpg

    The operating system Upstairs, XP Home, was, last night, re-installed.

    Its Control Panel now contains only one Network Connections icon, inside which are both networks, LAN and 1394.

    Downstairs' Control panel continues to display the two identical Network Connections icons, both of which contain the single LAN icon.

    I am guessing that your "additional network connection (FireWire port)" is the 1394 network connection? But it isn't additional.

    The additional item is the second, identical, Network Connections icon, which still appears on Downstairs.


    This is apparently not uncommon, but the only remedy which I have seen suggested on several sites consists of deleting a .cpl file in the system32 and dll cache folders. It doesn't work for me. They just reappear on the next boot.
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    That's an interesting link Joe but I'm afraid that it shows only one ncpa.cpl entry.
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    Did you search for all .cpl files in C:\windows\system32?

    Did you follow the link to How to remove an invalid icon from Control Panel?

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    Yes Joe, I did.

    This is the list of .cpl files

    CPL LIST.jpg

    The path displayed when "change icon" is selected for them is different for each one

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    and

    change bad.jpg
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    Did you check the registry locations specified at the end of the article?

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    Yes.

    There is no Control panel in the second one

    regedit1.jpg

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    Did you look in the "Namespace" registry locations in the section above the end of the article?

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    Neither of those links seem to work. I have tried both of them in Chrome and in IE8

    The browsers display the urls in the address bar but the page remains blank.
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    It was these registry locations:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ControlPanel \ NameSpace

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ControlPanel \ NameSpace

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    Control panel doesn't appear in the first one, it does in the second

    regedit3.jpg

    Does that help?
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