Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit SYSTEM TRAY ICONS MISSING

01 Jan 2011   #1
krishen

windows7 professional 64bit
 
 
WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit SYSTEM TRAY ICONS MISSING

Dear Friends
The icons that normally appear in the system tray have gone missing. Clock and Wireless icons are there but Battery and Sound Volume (speaker) are missing. I have tried all help available on the net but failed to resolve the issue.
This problem is resolved by using the following method. (Only to come back on next boot.)
Start Task Manager
Under Processes, select explorer exe. END process twice
File New task Run - explorer. Exit Task Manager
Please help to resolve the problem permanently rather than ending the explorer exe and restarting each time I reboot.
Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #2
BWK

 

Wondering if an update is the culprit. My laptop seems to refuse to connect to my wireless router anymore after I did a Windows update. I reformatted my laptop and did the required system update via windows update after a fresh install and the problem is still occurring. I'm still trying to track down the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi krishen and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have a look at this Tutorial to see if it helps: System Icons - Enable or Disable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2011   #4
krishen

windows7 professional 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for prompt response.
I have copied all the very informative and valuable tutorials and will be implementing the suggestions therein. I will post the response when done. When I started my laptop few minutes ago all the icons were present?
Regarding the suggestion about recent updates causing the problem this is a possibility but I am not a technical person to pin point the culprit update.
Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #5
krishen

windows7 professional 64bit
 
 
WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit SYSTEM TRAY ICONS MISSING

Hi Dwarf
I have tried every thing recommended but the problem does not seem to go. Sometimes all appear, sometimes volume, network or power are missing. Is there anything further you can help me with? Thank you. Kind regards


Attached Files
File Type: docx SYSTEM DETAILS.docx (11.0 KB, 133 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Try this also- Icon Cache - Rebuild
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #7
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

just spotted in response to a similar problem:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Have you tried clearing the notification tray cache?

There's an option in CCleaner that does that, it's lower in the options - I don't know the exact name.

The catch is that after you do that you have to kill explorer.exe and then start it again.

or see the tutorial below for how:

Notification Area Icons - Reset
- any use..??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #8
krishen

windows7 professional 64bit
 
 
windows 7 pro 64BIT systm tray icons missing.

Thanks to all the forum members who have responded to my post and for the valuable advice and informative tutorials.
I am now resigned to the fact that there is no permanent/positive solution to tjis problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #9
BWK

 

Just to see if it would help....have you done a system restore just to get them working again? From there do individual installs of all recently added programs and updates.
Try this out as well if you have not already...
Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
The information is from an article posted here...Systray icons missing | Windows Problem Solver

they have this explanation that seems to fit very well as the culprit.

"Main problem and complete solution
The main cause of the more common problem is that the systray program is temporarily unable to process icon inclusion requests. An earlier hypothesis, that systray.exe is loaded too late, has been refuted by Thomas Gregory Platt (see his email below).
According to the excellent analysis in the Problem analysis and proposed solution comment by tasmanian this is caused by a timing defect in the Windows function Shell_NotifyIcon in shell32.dll, which has a timeout fixed at 4 seconds. Combined with an unfavorable Windows API message this causes the problem, which befalls many heavily loaded computers that don't have ultra-fast hard disks. Changing the timeout to one minute and removing the unwanted message solves the problem, and in the Complete solution comment user depassp has perfected the procedure of patching shell32.dll to solve the problem, at least until a new version of that DLL is delivered by Microsoft that re-introduces the problem and requires another patch session. In fact, exactly this has happened around July 2010, but the solution is already here: Offsets for NEW 6.0.2900.6018 file by mcrealize, corrected by TeaRex
Unfortunately patching a system DLL is not an entirely simple procedure and can only be done with a certain minimum of computer handling experience, but this is the best we can offer for now.
2010-10-09 nars has posted a patcher tool (direct download link) that promises to solve the problem even for future versions and to make the patching even easier."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #10
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Are your time and bios settings correct? When I had problems with the battery used by the BIOS in my desktop I had such a probem... see your settings and if your battery has run out, if so, replace it and reconfigure your BIOS, your icons will be OK.

See ya!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit SYSTEM TRAY ICONS MISSING




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Icons not showing up in system tray - Windows 7
So, here's the deal. My mom's laptop computer's hard drive just died. I ran at-home diagnostics on it, tried it on a different computer, and listened for abnormal sounds while connected externally. I'm about 95% sure it's dead. I dropped it off at the local PC repair shop to get a second...
General Discussion
Permissions issue? No desktop icons or system tray icons.
Im a first time poster and I hope I have selected the correct category in this forum. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, pre-installed on a new laptop ive purchased in the last month. I had it set to automatically download and apply all updates. Within the last couple of weeks, at some point...
System Security
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...
General Discussion
How to restore missing tray icon? Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer
:cry: hi. im new here. i need help with Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer. maybe i screwed up or something just went wrong and now i cant restore and no audio and network icon display on tray. its display "could not find file 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSo.dll'" and this... Image "captured.png"...
Software
System tray icons sometimes missing.
My laptop is an Acer 5738Z with Windows 7 and NIS 2010. Sometimes one or two of my system tray icons are missing on booting up.If I switch off and reboot,they magically reappear.The icons that should be there are:- Battery. Network. Volume. Norton. I have them all ticked to show icon and...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App