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Windows 7: Unable to see/turn on network, battery, volume, etc. icons


20 Jan 2012   #1

Texas
 
 
Unable to see/turn on network, battery, volume, etc. icons

Hello,

I recently noticed my network and battery icons have disappeared off my taskbar. When I tried to put them back, the check boxes in customize notification area were greyed out. I did a little research and people who had the same problem said to run "sfc /scannow" in command prompt. After attempting that, cmd gave me an error.


I'm guessing the problem is a little more complicated than I thought. Any ideas?

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20 Jan 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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I can see you did not run that as administrator look at Option 2 of this tutorial in it will explain it for you SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Jerry
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20 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Charlie Brown, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Either option in the tutorial below may be able to help you enable the system icons again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
SHanw
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20 Jan 2012   #4

Texas
 
 

Thank you for your responses but I am still having trouble.

Jerry, I did run the scan as administrator and still no luck.


Shawn, I tried using the both options without any luck as well.
Option 1: I can't run Local Group Policy Editor as an snap-in in MMC (It's not in the snap-in menu) or searching for gpedit.msc.


Option 2: I've downloaded each registry edit and ran it. Still nothing

Any other thoughts?
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20 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

CB,

Just to be safe, I'd recommend to do a full scan of your system with MalwareBytes to help make sure your system is clean.

Ok. Next, let's see if this below may help.
SFC Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation FIX!
If this still fails, then you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this issue happened.
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23 Jan 2012   #6

Texas
 
 

Ok, I ran Malwarebytes and it cleaned out a couple of things but still no luck.

I read the thread you linked but still couldn't find my problem.

Would it be best to try to repair windows with the installation disc first before system restoring? I realized I turned off system restore on my c drive so my only restore points are right when the problems began .
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23 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

CB,

You could try a repair install, but be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe.
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