Unwanted icon in taskbar

  muddypaws 17:27 05 Feb 08

This morning I installed a bluetooth Dongle on XP Home SP2.
All works OK, but since then I have an icon in the taskbar indicating 'Local area Connection. A Network cable is unplugged'.
To the best of my knowledge this connection has always been greyed out and hence unplugged in Network Connections.
I can find no way of getting rid of the icon.
Unchecked the box in LAC properties for 'Notify me when disconnected', but it still remains.
I only need the dongle for transferring pictures from my Motorola.
Suggestions please.

  Graham. 17:45 05 Feb 08

Have you tried hiding it? Right click Taskbar, Properties, Customize.

  fsbb 19:30 05 Feb 08

I assume the icon is 2 computers with a red X (Local Area Connection).

Right click the icon, select Open Network Connections, right click Local Area Connection, select Disable.

  sidecar sid 19:40 05 Feb 08

Right click on My computer.
Click properties.
Click on the hardware tab and then device manager.
Look down the list for Network adaptors,expand by clicking on the +.Right click on your adaptor and select Disable.

  muddypaws 20:08 05 Feb 08

Graham.fsbb.sidecar sid

Thanks all.
The only one that worked for me was yours sidecar sid. Thanks.

  muddypaws 20:09 05 Feb 08

Sorry--yes it was '2 computers with a red X (Local Area Connection).'

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