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Network icon vanished from system tray

J

Jane C

#1
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.

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H

henry

#2
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 ;)
 

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J

Jane C

#3
Another reboot cured it ;) System already fully up to date.

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Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;)
"henry" <nh@netcabo.pt> wrote in message
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> 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 ;)

>
 

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rgr

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#4
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
 

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#5
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.


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
 

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Brink

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#6
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.

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

Shawn
 

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swiftouch

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#7
Great fix guys. Not only does my laptop NOT give me the option of using the AERO interface anymore, the icon is still missing. :mad: What's it going to take to "fix" this?

Reinstall?
 

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brewmanz

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#8
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
 

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