I had a similar problem.
Using the gpedit.msc tool I also noticed that my volume icon was "not
defined" just like the network icon (but it was still available). So I
tried to enable it together with the network icon. Now both of them were
So instead I "Disabled" both. This time I the boxes were no longer
greyed and I got both system icons back.
> I have the same problem, and already try that, but the check boxes for
> network and sound are dissabled.
> On XP you can do this from the control panel, but in vista, I cant find
> the only help i get online say that in conexions you can do it but
> there is
> no checkbox either.
> any help? please
> "Devil_Himself" wrote:
> > Start > Run > gpedit.msc > under 'User Configuration' >
> > Templates > Start Menu And Taskbar > on the Right Pane
> > Remove the Netwroking Icon and Remove the Volume Control Icon
> > Double Click on them > Disalbed > Apply > Not Configured > Apply >
> > Log Off >< Log In
> > Then ... Right Click on taskbar > Properties > notification area >
> network icon
> > 'Volume' and Network' > Apply > Ok
> > "Cate33" wrote:
> > > My laptop is brand new, not even a week old, and this moring my
> clicked on
> > > in the notification area of the tak bar is now gone. I have right
> > > the start
> > > menu>select properties>notification area...... and both the volume
> to the
> > > network is greyed out so I can't select the check box. I can go
> > > welcome center>connect to the internet>set up a connection
> > > anyway>wirwless>open network and sharing center to get to the
> bar. How
> > > but it was SOOOO much easier to select the network icon on the task
> the same
> > > do I get it back? Why would it just
> > > disapear? Is this just a glich in Vista? I have seen others having
> was the
> > > problem, but no solution other than the things I have tried. There
> reinstall the
> > > one poating for someone who had the volume icon disappear to
> laptop,and I don't
> > > drivers, but like I previously stated this is a brand new
> > > think that reinstalling any driver will make a difference.
> > > HELP!!!!
> > >
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