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Greyed Out Notification Area check boxes

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#1
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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dean-dean

#2
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
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> 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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Lakshmi

#3
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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ptr727

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#4
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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Michael Walraven

#5
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


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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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