my m8 has a legal copy of XP home installed on his pc. When he connects to the internet using a bog standard modem he no longer gets the two little pc icons appearing in his quick task bar showing that he is connected . All the little boxes are ticked to show these icons but they don't appear. So when you want to disconnect if it wasn't for auto disconnect the pc would remain connected and you wouldn't know Any advice would be gratefully appreciated Incidentally there is nothing in the network connections folder - should there be????