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Network Icon and Volume Control disappeared from tray

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Buddha

#1
My network activity icon suddenly vanished from the notification area. So
did the Volume Control. R-Clicking on the Taskbar and going to
properties/notification area shows check boxes for both, but both are grayed
out. No changes have been made to the system. At reboot, the 2 items were
just gone.

Any ideas?

Buddha
 

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L

leap frog vista

#2
do a system restore to a point before this happened...


vista is full of strange bugs

"Buddha" <TEPonta@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> My network activity icon suddenly vanished from the notification area. So
> did the Volume Control. R-Clicking on the Taskbar and going to
> properties/notification area shows check boxes for both, but both are
> grayed
> out. No changes have been made to the system. At reboot, the 2 items
> were
> just gone.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Buddha
>
 

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Barman58

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
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Location
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#3
Before you do a system restore just check the status on the taskbar properties in safe mode there are options on the notification area tab to not display these items :)
 

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Brink

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mvp
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Location
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#4
Hello Buddha,

This tutorial may be able to help you fix this problem.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/106787-notification-area-system-icons.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

My network activity icon suddenly vanished from the notification area. So
did the Volume Control. R-Clicking on the Taskbar and going to
properties/notification area shows check boxes for both, but both are grayed
out. No changes have been made to the system. At reboot, the 2 items were
just gone.

Any ideas?

Buddha
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    Logitech MX Master
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