Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by The Shadow, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. The Shadow

    The Shadow Guest

    Under the "Notification Area" of the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
    window, I am unable to check the boxes for my volume icon, network icon, and
    my power meter icon. These icons just randomly dissappeared when I booted up
    my computer recently. I have tried rebooting many times, and turning off UAC.
    When I turned off UAC, I got my battery meter back for that specific time
    that I was on my computer. I had gotten my network icon back for a period of
    time but it was gone the next time I booted.I have heard that this may be
    caused by explorer crashing. I do not believe that my explorer has crashed
    since I have had SP1. I have also had some issues with my Z-order on my
    taskbar, but I can live with those. Please help me. I am going to college
    soon, and I need these issues repaired before I leave so please do not chat
    on my post like last time. THANK YOU in advance for any help anyone is
    willing to give.
     
    The Shadow, Jul 28, 2008
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  2. Restarting the explorer.exe process helps for some users. See:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-terminate-and-restart-explorerexe-process-cleanly/

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    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    "The Shadow" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Under the "Notification Area" of the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
    > window, I am unable to check the boxes for my volume icon, network icon,
    > and
    > my power meter icon. These icons just randomly dissappeared when I booted
    > up
    > my computer recently. I have tried rebooting many times, and turning off
    > UAC.
    > When I turned off UAC, I got my battery meter back for that specific time
    > that I was on my computer. I had gotten my network icon back for a period
    > of
    > time but it was gone the next time I booted.I have heard that this may be
    > caused by explorer crashing. I do not believe that my explorer has crashed
    > since I have had SP1. I have also had some issues with my Z-order on my
    > taskbar, but I can live with those. Please help me. I am going to college
    > soon, and I need these issues repaired before I leave so please do not
    > chat
    > on my post like last time. THANK YOU in advance for any help anyone is
    > willing to give.
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jul 28, 2008
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  3. The Shadow

    The Shadow Guest

    Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound

    Thank you so much Ramesh. I have not restarted my computer to see if the
    settings stay, but they are here now, and I am sure that they will not
    change. I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help even if it is
    your job. THANKS!!!
    The Shadow

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Restarting the explorer.exe process helps for some users. See:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-terminate-and-restart-explorerexe-process-cleanly/
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    > Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "The Shadow" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Under the "Notification Area" of the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
    > > window, I am unable to check the boxes for my volume icon, network icon,
    > > and
    > > my power meter icon. These icons just randomly dissappeared when I booted
    > > up
    > > my computer recently. I have tried rebooting many times, and turning off
    > > UAC.
    > > When I turned off UAC, I got my battery meter back for that specific time
    > > that I was on my computer. I had gotten my network icon back for a period
    > > of
    > > time but it was gone the next time I booted.I have heard that this may be
    > > caused by explorer crashing. I do not believe that my explorer has crashed
    > > since I have had SP1. I have also had some issues with my Z-order on my
    > > taskbar, but I can live with those. Please help me. I am going to college
    > > soon, and I need these issues repaired before I leave so please do not
    > > chat
    > > on my post like last time. THANK YOU in advance for any help anyone is
    > > willing to give.

    >
    >
    >
     
    The Shadow, Jul 28, 2008
    #3
  4. Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound

    You're welcome! The method I posted is only a workaround, and there I'm
    unsure why this happens every now and then in Vista.

    Similar problem was seen in some Windows XP systems, with automatic logon
    enabled. The workaround was to disable the SSDP Discovery Service. REF
    MS-KB841571.

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    "The Shadow" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thank you so much Ramesh. I have not restarted my computer to see if the
    > settings stay, but they are here now, and I am sure that they will not
    > change. I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help even if it is
    > your job. THANKS!!!
    > The Shadow
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Restarting the explorer.exe process helps for some users. See:
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-terminate-and-restart-explorerexe-process-cleanly/
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    >> The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    >> Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "The Shadow" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Under the "Notification Area" of the "Taskbar and Start Menu
    >> > Properties"
    >> > window, I am unable to check the boxes for my volume icon, network
    >> > icon,
    >> > and
    >> > my power meter icon. These icons just randomly dissappeared when I
    >> > booted
    >> > up
    >> > my computer recently. I have tried rebooting many times, and turning
    >> > off
    >> > UAC.
    >> > When I turned off UAC, I got my battery meter back for that specific
    >> > time
    >> > that I was on my computer. I had gotten my network icon back for a
    >> > period
    >> > of
    >> > time but it was gone the next time I booted.I have heard that this may
    >> > be
    >> > caused by explorer crashing. I do not believe that my explorer has
    >> > crashed
    >> > since I have had SP1. I have also had some issues with my Z-order on my
    >> > taskbar, but I can live with those. Please help me. I am going to
    >> > college
    >> > soon, and I need these issues repaired before I leave so please do not
    >> > chat
    >> > on my post like last time. THANK YOU in advance for any help anyone is
    >> > willing to give.

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jul 28, 2008
    #4
  5. The Shadow

    trajcem Guest

    Hello From MAcedonia.


    - Run “regedit” (Registry Editor
    - Find “iconstreams
    - Delete all registry keys with names “IconStreams” an
    “PastIconStreams” until “iconstreams” can no longer be found in th
    registr
    - Restart Windows Vist
    - Enable the missing icon using the usual method:geek

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    trajcem, Nov 25, 2008
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  6. The Shadow

    M.L. Guest

    To restore notification tray icons:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/trayicons.reg

    Download trayicons.reg and save to Desktop. Right-click on the file
    and choose Merge. Click Yes when prompted for confirmation.

    After running the .REG file, you need to terminate and restart
    Explorer.exe for the change to take effect.
     
    M.L., Nov 26, 2008
    #6
  7. The Shadow

    trajcem Guest

    Official from Microsoft web:
    Click *Start*


    - type regedit in the* Start Search* box, and then press
    ENTER.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    [image:
    http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/Public/EN-US/SecurityShield.jpg]

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a
    confirmation, type the password, or click *Allow*.
    - Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    *HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local
    Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify*
    - In the Details pane, click the *IconStreams* registry entry.
    - On the *Edit* menu, click *Delete*, and then click *Yes*.
    - In the Details pane, click the *PastIconsStream* registry
    entry.
    - On the *Edit* menu, click *Delete*, and then click *Yes*.
    - Exit Registry Editor.
    - Restart the Explorer.exe process. To do these, follow these
    steps:

    - Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
    - On the *Processes* tab in Windows Task Manager, click the
    *explorer.exe* process, and then click *End Process* two
    times.
    - On the *File* menu, click * New Tasks (Run)*, type
    explorer, and then click *OK*.
    - Exit Windows Task Manager.


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    trajcem
     
    trajcem, Nov 26, 2008
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  8. The Shadow

    lydiatabor Guest

    it seems like I have tried every possible way to get back my icons on my
    taskbar, but nothing seems to work. I have tried multiple ways. When I
    restart the explorer.exe. this pops up in an internet explorer window:
    res://ieframe.dll/navcancl.htm

    I'm not exactly sure what to do next. Can anyone help me?


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    lydiatabor
     
    lydiatabor, Apr 27, 2009
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  9. The Shadow

    trajcem Guest

    Ctr + Alt + Delete // File – New Task (run…) // explorer.exe // OK
    This will show your desktop icons but not solve the problem
    To solve it just do this steps

    1- copy explorer.exe from other clean computer (from C:\WINDOWS)
    2- in your computer go to C:\WINDOWS
    3- show hidden files from (Tools - Folder Options - View - Show hidden
    files and folders)
    4- delete explorer.exe and any other files start with explorer...
    5- put the new file (explorer.exe)
    6- log off or restart
    7- log on

    Congratulation your desktop healthy now


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    trajcem, Apr 27, 2009
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  10. The Shadow

    trajcem Guest

    Sounds like you had a virus.


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    trajcem, Apr 27, 2009
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  11. The Shadow

    PaulM Guest

    Check for virus, and go here and run this script: IconFix


    http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=152

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    "lydiatabor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > it seems like I have tried every possible way to get back my icons on my
    > taskbar, but nothing seems to work. I have tried multiple ways. When I
    > restart the explorer.exe. this pops up in an internet explorer window:
    > res://ieframe.dll/navcancl.htm
    >
    > I'm not exactly sure what to do next. Can anyone help me?
    >
    >
    > --
    > lydiatabor
     
    PaulM, Apr 27, 2009
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