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Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

  1. #1


    Bob Guest

    Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    Hi all, anyone know why some check boxes are greyed out bar start bar
    notification area, such as volume and power? I cannot get the power
    (battery) meter to show nor the volume.



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  2. #2


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    Try Logging Off, then back On. I don't know why it
    happens, though. It's happened to me, occasionally, as well.

    "Bob" <bobnospam@justmail.biz> wrote in message
    news:O4pk$nj1HHA.4584@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all, anyone know why some check boxes are greyed out bar start bar
    > notification area, such as volume and power? I cannot get the power
    > (battery) meter to show nor the volume.
    >



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  3. #3


    Lakshmi Guest

    Re: Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    Is this a problem with VISTA i have a Sony VAIO and have the same problem

    "dean-dean" wrote:

    > Try Logging Off, then back On. I don't know why it
    > happens, though. It's happened to me, occasionally, as well.
    >
    > "Bob" <bobnospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O4pk$nj1HHA.4584@xxxxxx

    > > Hi all, anyone know why some check boxes are greyed out bar start bar
    > > notification area, such as volume and power? I cannot get the power
    > > (battery) meter to show nor the volume.
    > >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Join Date : Nov 2007
    Posts : 4
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 13:39


     

    Re: Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    I had the power icon, then I installed APC PowerChute Personal Edition, then uninstalled it, now my power icon is missing.

    Vista Ultimate x64 USB UPS.

    Anybody found out how to get the power option reenabled yet?

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  5. #5


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    Although you uninstalled the PowerChute software, it did not uninstall the
    'driver'.
    You will need to remove the driver.

    On my machine with an APS UPS I needed to find
    Batteries in the Device Manager.
    If it says HID UPS Battery and the Driver is provided by Microsoft
    6.0.6000.16553 then you should be getting the power icon.
    If it is something else (from PowerChute probably) you need to Uninstall
    that driver (not just disable it).
    After you uninstall the driver, you will need to reboot (I think) and then
    the system will find the built in driver and get back to default Microsoft
    operations. (Currently your system sees two drivers for the 'Batteries'
    device, the PowerChute is the 'newer, better' one so that is what is being
    used.)

    If the reboot doesn't find the device, Scan for new hardware in the Device
    Manager / Action button.

    Doing a system save before you start this fix so you could restore if
    something goes wrong here would be a good idea

    Michael
    Vista Home premium


    "ptr727" <ptr727.3175v2@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > I had the power icon, then I installed APC PowerChute Personal Edition,
    > then uninstalled it, now my power icon is missing.
    >
    > Vista Ultimate x64 USB UPS.
    >
    > Anybody found out how to get the power option reenabled yet?
    >
    >
    > --
    > ptr727

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  6. #6


    Join Date : Nov 2007
    Posts : 4
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 13:39


     

    Re: Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

    Thanks, that worked.
    Stupid APC software...

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