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Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out

  1. #1


    saroehr Guest

    Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out

    I have been reading all the posts regarding this issue. My network location
    icons
    no longer show in the notification area. Suprisingly, the checkbox for
    network is
    greyed out in the taskbar settings.

    Has a resolution for this issue been found?

    Thanks!

    Scott

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  2. #2


    ssfurrell Guest

    RE: Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out

    I am having the same issue and it happend after the last intel bio's update
    and came back the next day, now it is not showing up at all along with
    volume, Network, and Power. I am run Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit on a 965
    intel board anyone have any suggestions?

    Shawn

    "saroehr" wrote:

    > I have been reading all the posts regarding this issue. My network location
    > icons
    > no longer show in the notification area. Suprisingly, the checkbox for
    > network is
    > greyed out in the taskbar settings.
    >
    > Has a resolution for this issue been found?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Scott

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Wayne Guest

    Re: Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out


    I tried this which I got from another internet site and it worked.
    run 'regedit.exe'
    goto key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\Software\
    Microsoft\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify'
    delete keys 'IconStreams' & 'PastIconsStream'
    Start task manager, go to process and kill explorer.exe
    go to applications in the task manager, hit new task and type
    'explorer.exe'
    explorer will now reboot and your icons should return. I had to go
    to task manager and check the network and volume buttons.

    Hope it works for you.


    --
    Wayne
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  4. #4


    darksamus Guest

    Re: Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out

    Thanks a lot. I looked all over here trying to find this solution. Problem
    only occured after Vista (Ultimate) SP1 update. I'm glad this helped fix this
    issue.

    "Wayne" wrote:

    >
    > I tried this which I got from another internet site and it worked.
    > run 'regedit.exe'
    > goto key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\Software\
    > Microsoft\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify'
    > delete keys 'IconStreams' & 'PastIconsStream'
    > Start task manager, go to process and kill explorer.exe
    > go to applications in the task manager, hit new task and type
    > 'explorer.exe'
    > explorer will now reboot and your icons should return. I had to go
    > to task manager and check the network and volume buttons.
    >
    > Hope it works for you.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Wayne
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: Taskbar Notification Area Network choice greyed out

    This tutorial will help show you how to fix a grayed out Notification Icon in Vista.

    Notification Area - System Icons

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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