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Windows 7: No power icon in the taskbar


17 May 2009   #1

 
 
No power icon in the taskbar

I just installed Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook, and there is no power icon in the taskbar. When I right click on the taskbar and choose properties, the power icon is turned off and the button that allows you to turn it on is greyed out. I've checked it with the netbook plugged in and on battery power and have the same issue. Any ideas?


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17 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ele7en,

Sometimes a simple restart may restore the icon for you. If not, then you might see METHOD TWO or METHOD THREE for the power icon in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Notification Area - System Icons - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 May 2009   #3

 
 

thank you for the response, but I tried both method 2 and 3 to no avail. i may just reinstall windows 7. i just installed it on another identical machine and it works perfectly.
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18 May 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you do decide to reinstall, then you might consider a repair install instead so that you do not lose anything.
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05 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Power icon missing on task bar

I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. I had the same problem (...there is no power icon in the taskbar. When I right click on the taskbar and choose properties, the power icon is turned off and the button that allows you to turn it on is greyed out....).

I read in an archived Windows Vista forum post that logging out and logging back in would fix the problem. It did for me. Thank you to that forum's administrator author!



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ele7en,

Sometimes a simple restart may restore the icon for you. If not, then you might see METHOD TWO or METHOD THREE for the power icon in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Notification Area - System Icons - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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