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Windows 7: Lost the hidden icons arrow

31 Oct 2010   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Lost the hidden icons arrow

My husband decided to open up my computer and proceeded to vacuum and blow out accumulated dust... I wasn't there to watch him, but something went awry
First I lost quick launch, but I got back .. now I just need to get the programs that launch at startup back behind the arrow that isn't there anymore.

I can't believe that just cleaning out the inside of the case could cause this type of a problem! Oh, BTW ... I have 4 fans that he used the compressed air on. He said they all spun.


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31 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to search
type
notification

Then tick the items that you want.
They are the notifiication icons.

also
Notification Area Icons - Reset

I really hope that I can help after all the help you have given us.
The hidden icons, behind the arrow should return.
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31 Oct 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Aww Rich, thank you! Don't see it yet ... but possibly a reboot might help
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31 Oct 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It should work, did you set up some to hide while in the notification area?
Some have to be set to only show notifications (set to hide)
If you set it up properly then there is corruption, if the arrow is not present.

Try the SFC and see what happens.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Just to be sure we are talking about the same thing. The arrow is on task bar, by the clock lower right.
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31 Oct 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

We're talking about the same thing. SFC didn't find any problems. I don't know what happened by just cleaning the inside of the computer case

Anyway... I will to get back to you after my 8 hour download of SP1 RC. Dang slow DSL
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31 Oct 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Make sure it is set up to show the arrow.
It may be set to hide all
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31 Oct 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

This may be a lame suggestion but have you tried a system restore.
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01 Nov 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hi boohbah, no ... system restore, startup repair, SFC /scannow, nor chkdsk found any problems!
Apparently after removing SP1 Beta, the Hosts file was corrupt

I still have no clue as to why I don't have the little up arrow, hiding my Antivirus, SpywareGuard, and Network Magic. These are suppsed to be in the little box that I lost.
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02 Nov 2010   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Well its beyond me Jaycee, I've never seen or heard of this issue.(til now!)
sorry i cant be of any practical help
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02 Nov 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm unique!
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