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Old 28-07-2008
The Shadow
 
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Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon

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.

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Old 28-07-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon

Restarting the explorer.exe process helps for some users. See:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ho...ocess-cleanly/

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


"The Shadow" <TheShadow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A240F06C-152D-44DE-A07E-64C06DE7E3F8@microsoft.com...
> 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.



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Old 28-07-2008
The Shadow
 
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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/ho...ocess-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" <TheShadow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A240F06C-152D-44DE-A07E-64C06DE7E3F8@microsoft.com...
> > 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.

>
>
>

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Old 28-07-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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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" <TheShadow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:098EC875-4E97-4F76-9AAD-7064B38C1D80@microsoft.com...
> 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/ho...ocess-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" <TheShadow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A240F06C-152D-44DE-A07E-64C06DE7E3F8@microsoft.com...
>> > 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.

>>
>>
>>



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Old 26-11-2008
trajcem
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon


Hello From MAcedonia..



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


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  #6  
Old 26-11-2008
M.L.
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon



To restore notification tray icons:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/wp.../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.

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Old 27-11-2008
trajcem
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon


Official from Microsoft web:
Click *Start*


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

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[image:
http://support.microsoft.com/library...ityShield.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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Old 27-04-2009
lydiatabor
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon


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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Old 28-04-2009
trajcem
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon


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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Old 28-04-2009
trajcem
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon


Sounds like you had a virus.


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Old 28-04-2009
PaulM
 
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Re: Taskbar issues - missing power meter, network icon, and sound icon

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" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> 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


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