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Windows 7: System tray icons keeps disappearing 64bit desktop

05 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
System tray icons keeps disappearing 64bit desktop

Hello, I've run into a strange issue, the system tray icons keep disappearing (volume, wifi, action center). It usually happens after I restart the computer, but not all the time.
I'm running windows 7 home premium 64bit with a nvidia graphics card, and intel i7 3.4ghz; on a desktop computer. I'm also using a custom windows theme, but I've never had issues.

Last actions before issues appeared:
Note: I recently had an issue where explorer kept crashing at startup, I tried to run system restore, but the restore failed and said something about not being able to extract something like system root/[what ever]. Somehow explorer stopped crashing without me doing anything. I'm telling you this just in case it may help you find out what's wrong

Thing's I've tried:
-running the fixit from microsoft
-checking the settings in system tray icons (all are greyed out except clock)
-restarting explorer.exe

Any help would be appreciated.

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06 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jon,

If everything still works but for the system icons, then you might see if you may be able to enable them using Option Two in the tutorial below.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I tried step two, the network and the volume icon are enabled again, but the action center is still greyed out
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06 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's good so far. Are you able to open the Action Center from within the Control Panel (icons view)?
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06 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes, I'm able to open Action Center from the control panel.
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06 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you restart the computer after merging the .reg files?

I've updated the .reg file in step 1 in OPTION TWO. Please try it again to see if it may help now.

System Icons - Enable or Disable
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06 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yeah I restarted the computer, I also restarted it after using the updated REG files but it's still disabled


EDIT: Even after restarting the computer, I had to manually restart the explorer process and the network and volume icon appeared, I looked for the action center icon and it was still missing and grayed out.

Then, after few minutes i moused over the tray area and the action center icon appeared out of no where.
Can you explain to me why this happens? I've had this issue before, but never this severe, I've always noticed that Windows has the strangest glitches in the simplest tasks.

Thanks for taking your time to help me
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06 Jun 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Just to be safe do a full scan of your system with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free to make sure it's clean.
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06 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I'll scan it over the night and let you know the results, and once again the icons disappeared after restarting the PC...
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06 Jun 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. If your system is found to be clean, then you might consider doing a repair install considering the other issues on top of these.
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