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power icon lost/missing.

J
#1
I own an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, that runs Windows Vista Ultimate. The
other day I noticed that the battery icon in the lower right hand corner had
dissappeared. I tried looking in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and
under the "Notification Area" but the power box under "System icons" was
avaliable for checking.

I've tried restarting my computer, because that would sometimes help, and
I've tried chaning power plans, but nothing seems to work.

Could someone help me?
 

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J
#2
josh i'm having the same issue but i own a sony vaio (unfortunately...) and
right now i'm trying to figure out why this is happening with vaio online
support. they seem to have no idea what i'm talking about but are suggesting
its a drivers issue. i tried doing it even though i'm not really sure what
i'm doing exactly and i got my network icon back. now all i need are my
volume and power and i'm back up and running.

"Josh" wrote:

> I own an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, that runs Windows Vista Ultimate. The
> other day I noticed that the battery icon in the lower right hand corner had
> dissappeared. I tried looking in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and
> under the "Notification Area" but the power box under "System icons" was
> avaliable for checking.
>
> I've tried restarting my computer, because that would sometimes help, and
> I've tried chaning power plans, but nothing seems to work.
>
> Could someone help me?
 

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#3
josh i'm having the same issue but i own a sony vaio (unfortunately...) and
right now i'm trying to figure out why this is happening with vaio online
support. they seem to have no idea what i'm talking about but are suggesting
its a drivers issue. i tried doing it even though i'm not really sure what
i'm doing exactly and i got my network icon back. now all i need are my
volume and power and i'm back up and running.

"Josh" wrote:
> I own an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, that runs Windows Vista Ultimate. The
> other day I noticed that the battery icon in the lower right hand corner had
> dissappeared. I tried looking in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and
> under the "Notification Area" but the power box under "System icons" was
> avaliable for checking.
>
> I've tried restarting my computer, because that would sometimes help, and
> I've tried chaning power plans, but nothing seems to work.
>
> Could someone help me?
Heys, ermm I had the same proble too. I don't think it has anything to do with the software or anything. And i don't know if this work for you guys but I simply unplugged my power, then took the battery out...*went for some ice-cream* came back and put it back in*without attaching the adapter yet*...logged in and the battery icon was there, then i plugged my adapter in and it showed the charging icon. Everything normal...hoped this help. =]

Phammie.
 

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sailor

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#6
I have the same problem with the battery icon missing. It is inactive when you click on the task bar. There seems to be another icon missing as well, but the batter level in the one I really need.
My rig is a HP pavilion dv6700 with Vista Home Premium 32bit
I tried the remove battery / eat ice cream. Ice cream was good, but Icon still missing.
any help is appreciated.

PJ
 

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sailor

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#7
Thanks to the person who sent me the answer. For some strange reason, I don't see it posted at present, but it worked.

Start- search "device"- click device manager- select"+" -ACPI FIXED, R click,select uninstall -Restart -click toolbar arrow lower R -Properties -Activate Power Icon - Restart.

It worked. Thanks, PJ
 

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rcarrosq

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#8
Thanks to the person who sent me the answer. For some strange reason, I don't see it posted at present, but it worked.

Start- search "device"- click device manager- select"+" -ACPI FIXED, R click,select uninstall -Restart -click toolbar arrow lower R -Properties -Activate Power Icon - Restart.

It worked. Thanks, PJ
I took 2 turns today with HP chat and everything suggested here has been tried. The last thing they had me do was the ACPI FIXED, etc and although the battery icon appeared immediately, after I restarted my notebook, it was gone again.

I've also taken the battery out and put it back in again after awhile, I did the regedit thing and once again, the icon appeared immediately but disappeared again at the next reboot. The next bit of advice HP chat gave me was to reboot, hit F8 just before it starts up and then choose "repair". I'm sort of leery of doing this but I think I'm out of options. Maybe I'll just leave the notebook plugged up:(.....unless somebody else has a better suggestion?
 

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rcarrosq

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#9
Just a quick note. After searching all kinds of boards and talking to 2 tech guys where I work, there was still nothing I could find regarding fixing this problem. But....there is a silver lining here.....my laptop did some automatic updates and after a reboot, VOILA! All my icons were back. I've rebooted twice so far and the icons are still here. Lets hope the problem has fixed itself with the updates because I was sort of suspecting that this disappearing icon problem started after a windows update.
 

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TD9175

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#10
Thanks to the person who sent me the answer. For some strange reason, I don't see it posted at present, but it worked.

Start- search "device"- click device manager- select"+" -ACPI FIXED, R click,select uninstall -Restart -click toolbar arrow lower R -Properties -Activate Power Icon - Restart.

It worked. Thanks, PJ
I'm sure this is the epic rise of the dead topic, but I believe that I have found an alternative solution to the problem. (I'm running a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5900 machine) When I went into Taskbar Properties, the option for me to enable the Power icon was grayed out. After reading the quoted post, I decided to look into the Device Manager. I found two items listed under the Batteries section: 1) Microsoft AC Adapter and 2) Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. Since they're devices, you can enable/disable them, so while I had my computer plugged in, I disabled the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery, and then re-enabled it. After it was enabled again, I could go into Taskbar Properties and enable the Power icon. No uninstalling stuff, no reboots. After restarting my machine, the icon is still here and everything is back to normal :D! I only restarted my laptop to make sure the icon wouldn't disappear upon every restart; I was able to change the setting as soon as the battery was enabled again. Just thought I'd share my find - even if the topic is older than I am roflcakes :p :p
-TD9175
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5900
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core x64 1.9 Ghz
    Memory
    3 GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Raedon X1250
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" TruBrite Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1200x800
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA
    Internet Speed
    It varies most of the time. Usually 400 Kbps/50 KB/sec
    Other Info
    I had an Acer laptop before this one - and the HDD fried five days after I got it :\ so I coughed up the cash for a decent laptop that won't die on me :D

rolandnp

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Thanks to the person who sent me the answer. For some strange reason, I don't see it posted at present, but it worked.

Start- search "device"- click device manager- select"+" -ACPI FIXED, R click,select uninstall -Restart -click toolbar arrow lower R -Properties -Activate Power Icon - Restart.

It worked. Thanks, PJ
I'm sure this is the epic rise of the dead topic, but I believe that I have found an alternative solution to the problem. (I'm running a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5900 machine) When I went into Taskbar Properties, the option for me to enable the Power icon was grayed out. After reading the quoted post, I decided to look into the Device Manager. I found two items listed under the Batteries section: 1) Microsoft AC Adapter and 2) Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. Since they're devices, you can enable/disable them, so while I had my computer plugged in, I disabled the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery, and then re-enabled it. After it was enabled again, I could go into Taskbar Properties and enable the Power icon. No uninstalling stuff, no reboots. After restarting my machine, the icon is still here and everything is back to normal :D! I only restarted my laptop to make sure the icon wouldn't disappear upon every restart; I was able to change the setting as soon as the battery was enabled again. Just thought I'd share my find - even if the topic is older than I am roflcakes :p :p
-TD9175
:D:D:D:D:DTHANK YOU MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! It worked :D:D:D:D:D
 

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aprilia1k

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Well - I APPRECIATE that you went ahead and posted your recent (June '09) experience on this old thread - I just ran in to this problem on my Gateway P7805u laptop. The problem CLEARLY happened due to a microsoft update. I ran update to get the past 4 week's worth of updates from microsoft and rebooted and the power icon was just missing and the option to enable/disable was greyed out. I followed your advice to go to device manager and disable/enable the "MS ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" device and the problem is fixed. MS should be more careful with their updates though, ya ask me. And, that device name is ridiculous IMHO too ;-) "The Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" device... sheeeeesh, what a mouthful of meaninglessness. :)

THANKS AGAIN!!!!
 

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Murtaza

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#13
i have vista home premium,and i dont know y my baterry icon is mising i tried to bring it from task bar properties but i could not becauz the icon waz greyishh.
pleaze help me
 

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t-4-2

#14
I had Volume and Network disappeared 2 days ago. The simplest way is to do a
system restore, choosing a restore date when you did have the icon that you
are now missing.
If you do not know for sure which date you lost the icon........ try the
following tutorial :
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/106787-notification-area-system-icons.html

t-4-2


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> i have vista home premium,and i dont know y my baterry icon is mising i
> tried to bring it from task bar properties but i could not becauz the
> icon waz greyishh.
> pleaze help me
>
>
> --
> Murtaza
 

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PaulM

#15
Try this script here:

http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34

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"Murtaza" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> i have vista home premium,and i dont know y my baterry icon is mising i
> tried to bring it from task bar properties but i could not becauz the
> icon waz greyishh.
> pleaze help me
>
>
> --
> Murtaza
 

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MarkTab www.marktab.com

#16
My power icon periodically disappears on my Dell Latitude D820 running Vista
Business (latest service pack).


My solution does NOT require rebooting or registry editing:

Obatin Process Explorer
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Right click on Explorer.exe, and click Restart
(same as Process menu selection, then Restart)


"Murtaza" wrote:

>
> i have vista home premium,and i dont know y my baterry icon is mising i
> tried to bring it from task bar properties but i could not becauz the
> icon waz greyishh.
> pleaze help me
>
>
> --
> Murtaza
>
 

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t-4-2

#17
How about a solution that is down to earth........ system restore.

t-4-2

"MarkTab www.marktab.com" <MarkTab
www.marktab.com@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> My power icon periodically disappears on my Dell Latitude D820 running
> Vista
> Business (latest service pack).
>
>
> My solution does NOT require rebooting or registry editing:
>
> Obatin Process Explorer
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
>
> Right click on Explorer.exe, and click Restart
> (same as Process menu selection, then Restart)
>
>
> "Murtaza" wrote:
>

>>
>> i have vista home premium,and i dont know y my baterry icon is mising i
>> tried to bring it from task bar properties but i could not becauz the
>> icon waz greyishh.
>> pleaze help me
>>
>>
>> --
>> Murtaza
>>
 

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hots

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TD9175 said:
"1) Microsoft AC Adapter and 2) Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. Since they're devices, you can enable/disable them, so while I had my computer plugged in, I disabled the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery, and then re-enabled it. After it was enabled again, I could go into Taskbar Properties and enable the Power icon. No uninstalling stuff, no reboots."
Also worked fine for my Vista HP on HP Presario F700. Now all I need to to get an actual fix for the no-hibernation on this system...!


Thanks again for your wisdom, TD9175
 

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    Presario F700
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    Athlon 64x2 TK-55
    Memory
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    Dual booted w/ WXPP

cep

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Many thanks to TD9175 for the simple solution that worked for me.:)
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> Look in the Device Manager (search Device Manager)
> click on + (Batteries) and see the two items listed
1) Microsoft AC Adapter and
2) Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

Since they're devices, you can enable/disable them,
> Plug in your computer
> Right click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
> Select Disable
> Right click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
> Select Enable

After it was enabled again
> Right click on your Taskbar
> Select Properties
> Click on Notification Area tab
> Check the Power box to enable the Power icon

No uninstalling stuff, no reboots - WONDERFUL, I'm happy..:D
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv2500 Notebook
    CPU
    Intel core duo T7250 2.00ghz
    Memory
    2 GB

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