icons not showing up on startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Eric, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I am running Windows Vista Ultimate on my CyberpowerPC laptop. Occasionally
    on startup, my battery meter, network manager and volume icons do not show up
    in my task bar. I have to restart to get them to show up. What could be
    causing this? It is very annoying.
     
    Eric, Nov 11, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    As I can see from other posts that my only solution is to restart or logoff.
    once again, thanks for a great product, Microsoft.
     
    Eric, Nov 17, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Eric,

    Have you tried stopping and restarting the explorer shell? It may be that
    they are loading but not making it to the taskbar. If this is the case, it's
    likely that something else in your startup routine is interfering with the
    process.
     
    Rick Rogers, Nov 17, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    Rick, how would I go about doing that? I don't think it is it because it has
    been doing it since I got the computer, but I am up to try anything. Also,
    after I restart the explorer shell, and something else is causing it, what
    would I do to isolate the problem. Thanks.
     
    Eric, Nov 18, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Eric,

    Hit ctrl+shift+escape to open task manager, then kill ("end process")
    explorer.exe on the processes tab after logging on. Then go to the
    applications tab and click "new task" and enter explorer.exe, click ok. This
    will restart the explorer shell. If the icons show up now, it means that
    something in your startup axis is interfering with them initializing.

    If it is just your user account that is affected, the startup folder would
    be the first place to look. If it is all accounts on this machine, then you
    can use msconfig's startup tab to selective enable and disable processes
    that are loading at boot to isolate which one is the cause. I would start by
    disabling antivirus/antimalware applications as they tend to be a major
    cause of these things. Also, the Google desktop has been shown to cause some
    odd behavior, you might try uninstalling it if this applies to you.
     
    Rick Rogers, Nov 18, 2007
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    Zoid96 Guest

    hi there, i have vista business x32 and whenever i startup, the deskto
    icons show for a second and then once everything is loaded up the
    disappear. I then have to uncheck the "show desktop icons" option in th
    view panel and re-enable it for them to show. Everything else seems t
    be okay otherwise
     
    Zoid96, May 7, 2010
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