Windows Vista Forums

Network icon vanished from system tray

  1. #1


    Jane C Guest

    Network icon vanished from system tray

    Most odd...my network icon has vanished from the system tray. Option is now
    unchecked and greyed out in Properties, Notification Area. It was there
    last night, just disappeared on booting up this morning.

    --
    Jane, not plain 64bit enabled
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    henry Guest

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    Just run Windows Update and download the latest patches.

    "Jane C" <jellybean1959@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5B40A545-4C5F-4D80-972B-581CC4B12856@microsoft.com...
    > Most odd...my network icon has vanished from the system tray. Option is
    > now unchecked and greyed out in Properties, Notification Area. It was
    > there last night, just disappeared on booting up this morning.
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64bit enabled
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    Another reboot cured it System already fully up to date.

    --
    Jane, not plain 64bit enabled
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
    "henry" <nh@netcabo.pt> wrote in message
    news:8B0055F9-E8A0-4CA2-A955-4DA018C5FAAB@microsoft.com...
    > Just run Windows Update and download the latest patches.
    >
    > "Jane C" <jellybean1959@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:5B40A545-4C5F-4D80-972B-581CC4B12856@microsoft.com...
    >> Most odd...my network icon has vanished from the system tray. Option is
    >> now unchecked and greyed out in Properties, Notification Area. It was
    >> there last night, just disappeared on booting up this morning.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jane, not plain 64bit enabled
    >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Join Date : Mar 2007
    Posts : 1
    Local Time: 05:10


     
    This is a recurring problem for me. Both the network and volume icons are grayed out in the notification area options Properties for the Task Bar Notification Area. Rebooting does not fix it.
    There must be something more going on here.
    I have all of the updates installed.
    I have looked in the registry for the items mentioned in anther thread for XP, but they are not present in the Vista Registry.

    Ron Rossi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium
    Local Time: 06:10


     

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    The following steps worked for me

    Delete the 2 keys as per the screenshot

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]



    End and start the Explorer.exe again.


    Quote Originally Posted by rgr@vihc.com View Post
    This is a recurring problem for me. Both the network and volume icons are grayed out in the notification area options Properties for the Task Bar Notification Area. Rebooting does not fix it.
    There must be something more going on here.
    I have all of the updates installed.
    I have looked in the registry for the items mentioned in anther thread for XP, but they are not present in the Vista Registry.

    Ron Rossi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6
    Brink's Avatar

    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,636
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Local Time: 07:10
    usa us oklahoma

     

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    Quote Originally Posted by rgr@vihc.com View Post
    This is a recurring problem for me. Both the network and volume icons are grayed out in the notification area options Properties for the Task Bar Notification Area. Rebooting does not fix it.
    There must be something more going on here.
    I have all of the updates installed.
    I have looked in the registry for the items mentioned in anther thread for XP, but they are not present in the Vista Registry.

    Ron Rossi
    Hi Ron,

    This tutorial should help you get these ungrayed out and enabled again.

    Notification Area - System Icons

    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Join Date : Mar 2009
    Posts : 1
    vista home premium
    Local Time: 06:10


     

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    Great fix guys. Not only does my laptop NOT give me the option of using the AERO interface anymore, the icon is still missing. What's it going to take to "fix" this?

    Reinstall?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Join Date : Apr 2009
    New Zealand
    Posts : 1
    Vista Business 32 bit
    Local Time: 00:10
    newzealand

     

    Re: Network icon vanished from system tray

    I had Sound & Network icon missing & options greyed out. Logging out/latest updates/etc failed to fix.
    However, deleting
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]
    "PastIconsStream"
    "IconStreams"
    finally worked for me

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Network icon vanished from system tray

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Network Icon not in System Tray
Once again i have lost the Network Icon from the system tray. It is also greyed out in the Notification Area. This has happened before and...
General Discussion
Network icon in system tray
The icon is usually two computers with a red X, or a yellow triangle, or a blue circle. I had a moment when there was nothing on the two...
Vista General
Hide Network Icon in System Tray
In Windows Vista, is there a way to hide the Network icon from the System Tray? This functionality was present in Windows XP (via properties).... it...
Vista networking & sharing
System tray ' Network Accesss' icon.
I have noticed that the little blue ball/circle disappears for a few seconds on the Network Access icon in the systems tray sometimes (Vista). That...
Network & Sharing
System Tray Network Icon Disappeared
I've just bought my first Vista computer. You will probably be seeing a lot of me around here until I figure out the myriad ways it differs from XP...
Vista networking & sharing
Network icon in system tray inaccurately says it's not connected to network
I'm using Vista Home Premium and Windows Update tells me I'm up to date. Every so often the Network icon in the System Tray tells me that it is...
Vista General
Network icon in system tray
My network icon in system notification area was disappeared. I don't use hide inactive icons option so all icons are being displayed. How can I get...
Vista General