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Windows 7: Notification Icons on Taskbar not loading on boot

10 May 2012   #1
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Notification Icons on Taskbar not loading on boot

I've tried searching google and here, but without much success.

The problem is quite simple actually, but I don't know the cause or the resolution of the problem:

Notification Icons on the right side of the taskbar are not being loaded upon boot.
As I gather, programs are being loaded, but not shown on the taskbar.
A log off and log on resolves the problem, but ain't the permanent solution.

Also, a reboot doesn't solve it.

It's quite random actually, not always, but it happens more often than it doesn't.

I read something about timeout of the shell32.dll or so, but I only found modified files for Windows XP.

Can anyone help me out with this? Where should I start looking?

Thanks
Kosta


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10 May 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Have you loaded any third party software that modifies the themes/icons/dock on your system?
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10 May 2012   #3
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

In addition to FliGi7's post have you already tried a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?
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10 May 2012   #4
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Have you loaded any third party software that modifies the themes/icons/dock on your system?
Nope, none.

SFC: yes, no errors. "...did not find any integrity violations"
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10 May 2012   #5
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it might be a good idea to start looking for malware. If your current AV and/or firewall are hindered by malware you would see an indication of it in that area of the taskbar.

Better (worse?) written malware may attempt to hide those warning notifications from you.
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10 May 2012   #6
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have no malware, as stupid as it sounds.
A new created user has no problems. Mine does.
I have Kaspersky running and all is OK.

And if malware, then after logoff-logon it wouldn't work too, right?
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10 May 2012   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i some times get this, its random in so much as its mse not showing or the volume icon not showing,
my workaround for it is to restart explorer, i have restart explorer in the desktop context menu so its a simple click to resolve.

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

thanks brink
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11 May 2012   #8
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

boobah,

Thanks, I just tried it. It unfortunately doesn't fix the issue. Again one two of the programs didn't show up: Canon Network Selector or Daemon Tools. I suspected DT, I disabled it, rebooted, and then Canon icon didn't appear.
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11 May 2012   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im sure you have checked already ,but can you see if they have moved to the hidden icons window,
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11 May 2012   #10
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quite correct. Checked, and also all my icons are set to show (checkbox set).
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