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Windows 7: USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )


01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
[SOLVED] USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )

I made some screenshots, to make things more clear.
First look at all the images below.

image 1
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shows USB tray working correctly in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 2
USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )-services-safe-mode.jpg
shows all the services that are running in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 3
USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )-processen-safe-mode.jpg
shows all the processes that are running in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)


then:


image 4
USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )-services-under-normal-mode.jpg
shows all the services that are running in "normal mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 5
USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )-processen-normal-mode.jpg
shows all the processes that are running in "normal mode", under administrator (on the same computer)


The problem:
Normal mode:
The removable usb tray icon does not work in normal mode!
i cannot click on it! nothing happens!

- true printers and devices, nothing shows!

Save mode
in save mode, under printers and devices, things show up! like the should!

how can i fix my problem!?!


- got no recovery points!
- not going to put back a backup yet!
- got windows 7 professional ( MSDN version )



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01 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For future reference - A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
as those links don't work now.
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01 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

sorry. sorry.

not to be a smart azz. but they work. u need to copy paste them into your browser.
next time i will use the preferred method.

again sorry!
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01 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
u need to copy paste them into your browser.
Your links DON'T work.


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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

well thats just great. they work ar my opera and firefox browsers.
I will at them again then!


There we go.

sorry!
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01 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
u need to copy paste them into your browser.
Your links DON'T work.

The few I tested work, but it's a pain to cut and paste all the links... so I didn't sorry.

Seems like the USB device is greyed out, Support4u some questions:
1. Can u access the USB devices that you plug in and use files on it?
2. Are you logged in as an administrative user?
3. If you open windows Exporer (Win+E) is the Eject option available whe you right click on the USB drive? If so, does this work?
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01 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
and firefox browsers.
Not in mine it didn't, anyway, much better, but haven't got a clue how to resolve it.
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01 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
The few I tested work
The original links still don't work...


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01 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
u need to copy paste them into your browser.
Your links DON'T work.

The few I tested work, but it's a pain to cut and paste all the links... so I didn't sorry.

Seems like the USB device is greyed out, Support4u some questions:
1. Can u access the USB devices that you plug in and use files on it?
2. Are you logged in as an administrative user?
3. If you open windows Exporer (Win+E) is the Eject option available whe you right click on the USB drive? If so, does this work?

1 yes i can, i can do anything i normaly can with a usb device.
2 yup. the one and only administrator account, i removed all other accounts
3 yes, but for usb flash drives only, and yes it works.
usb hdd's do not have a eject option. bummer!


so now what now

Tried these thru start-> run

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"

and

"rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"

both show me the remove dialog.

so only the damn tray icon doesent work!
what the hell! thats all i can keep on saying! its driving me nuts!
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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Wish I could test for you, but I'm travelling and on XP for another month, so I can't even look at my Win 7 box (which is on a ship on it's way to Singapore). But here's what I'd do to trouble shoot it

- Try a system repair? I.e. put in the windows 7 disk and repair the installation.
- Open an elevated command prompt and run an SFC/SCANNOW
- Browse through both the group (gpedit.msc) and security policy (secpol.msc) and check for anything that looks like it could be the issue (look up any entries that you are unsure of before you make changes, maybe enable system restore first).
- Lastly, I have a batch file that registers all dll's, as a last resort you set up system restore and then drop my batch into your system32 folder and run it and run it. It will re-register all the dll's and ocx's in that folder.

good luck.
PS: There's no particular order, they're all separate things to look at.

@FZ21Z - No idea about the links mate, I checked and they both worked.... mystery lol.
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