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Windows 7: System tray notification icons not showing..


11 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
System tray notification icons not showing..

I have been noticing a strange problem with my Win 7 64bit. It does not happen every day, maybe once a week or so.

When I boot up the system and the desktop loads, I noticed that all (6 ) of my security (AVG, ZA, SpyBot etc.) program icons in the system tray notification area (next to the clock) don't load. I get the network, power, volume icons but nothing else. I should see 6 icons for my security and other start up programs I have loaded, but they don't show. I have to reboot the system three or four times before the tray icons will show. The system works fine otherwise. The security programs run fine when they are loaded, so they are not the problem.

I tried a Google search for this problem and came up with this possible solution:
System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer
However, this seems to only apply to the volume, power, network icons and not my program icons.

I also found this, but it is for Win xp:
Systray icons missing | Windows Problem Solver
I don't really know if any of those "fixes" can apply to Win 7.

Like I said, the problem of "missing system tray icons" only happens once a week or so. YES I DO have notification set to ON. (That is the first place I looked) So that is not the problem.

Has anyone else seen this happen in Win 7? If it is a program fault by Microsoft, is there a solution?

Thanks for your help.
Scott


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Aug 2012   #2

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Try logging off and logging on without restarting and see if that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok. It just happened again. Here is a copy of the event veiwer erros/information on what happened:

Code:
_________________________
Log Name: Application
Source: Desktop Window Manager
Date: 8/11/2012 6:50:11 PM
Event ID: 9003
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: AVA-385177-1
Description:
The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because a composited theme is not in use
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Desktop Window Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">9003</EventID>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-08-11T22:50:11.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>11767</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>AVA-385177-1</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
</EventData>
</Event>
 
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon
Date: 8/11/2012 6:50:10 PM
Event ID: 6000
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: AVA-385177-1
Description:
The winlogon notification subscriber <SessionEnv> was unavailable to handle a notification event.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon" Guid="{DBE9B383-7CF3-4331-91CC-A3CB16A3B538}" EventSourceName="Wlclntfy" />
<EventID Qualifiers="32768">6000</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-08-11T22:50:10.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>11766</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>AVA-385177-1</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>SessionEnv</Data>
<Binary>D9060000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>
 
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon
Date: 8/11/2012 6:50:10 PM
Event ID: 4101
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: AVA-385177-1
Description:
Windows license validated.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon" Guid="{DBE9B383-7CF3-4331-91CC-A3CB16A3B538}" EventSourceName="Winlogon" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">4101</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-08-11T22:50:10.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>11765</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>AVA-385177-1</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>0x00000000</Data>
<Data>0x00000001</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
 
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 8/11/2012 6:50:08 PM
Event ID: 1531
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: 
User: SYSTEM
Computer: AVA-385177-1
Description:
The User Profile Service has started successfully. 
 
 
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service" Guid="{89B1E9F0-5AFF-44A6-9B44-0A07A7CE5845}" />
<EventID>1531</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-08-11T22:50:08.632026400Z" />
<EventRecordID>11764</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="1224" ThreadID="1348" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>AVA-385177-1</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
</EventData>
</Event>
 
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-EventSystem
Date: 8/11/2012 6:50:08 PM
Event ID: 4625
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: AVA-385177-1
Description:
The EventSystem sub system is suppressing duplicate event log entries for a duration of 86400 seconds. The suppression timeout can be controlled by a REG_DWORD value named SuppressDuplicateDuration under the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\EventLog.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-EventSystem" Guid="{899daace-4868-4295-afcd-9eb8fb497561}" EventSourceName="EventSystem" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">4625</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-08-11T22:50:08.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>11763</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>AVA-385177-1</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="param1">86400</Data>
<Data Name="param2">SuppressDuplicateDuration</Data>
<Data Name="param3">Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\EventLog</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
The entry in red seems to be of concern to me.

Any ideas?

Scott

P.S.

I tried logging off and on and it did not fix the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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