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After you bring your Windows 2000-based computer out of the standby state and then click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, the Local Area Connection Status window does not open.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later.
The hotfix installer will tell you if you have to restart the computer.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 20-May-2003 22:28 5.0.2195.6683 55,568 Clusapi.dll 12-Mar-2003 18:02 5.0.2195.6683 67,760 Clusnet.sys 11-Apr-2003 00:40 5.0.2195.6735 683,280 Clussvc.exe 20-May-2003 22:28 5.0.2195.6660 95,504 Netman.dll 20-May-2003 22:28 5.0.2195.6747 474,896 Netshell.dll 12-Mar-2003 18:02 5.0.2195.6683 54,544 Resrcmon.exe
To work around this problem, open Local Area Connection Status by using the Start menu. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Network and Dial Up connections.
In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Status.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages