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Windows 7: Battery Icon Dissapeared?

17 Aug 2011   #1
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Battery Icon Dissapeared?

Logged in today and just saw that the battery icon has gone. So now I don't know whether I have full battery or almost gone, apart from the alerts.

I right clicked the the taskbar above the other icons > properties but the power icon is set to off, and the 'off' button is blurred out, so I can't set it back to on. All the other icons are set to 'on', and have the option to be turned off, just the battery one is blocked.

All help appreciated.


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17 Aug 2011   #2
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Is your battery good? It might be grayed because your battery can no longer hold a charge.
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17 Aug 2011   #3
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

It can hold about 40-50% at most as I have to recallibrate it
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17 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look here whether the icon is turned on: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons

Or type System Icons into Start/search and hit Enter.
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17 Aug 2011   #5
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I did that, and it says 'off' but it is grayed out. I can't switch it back
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17 Aug 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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17 Aug 2011   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Occasionally i lose my speaker icon from systems tray, jack and i find closing and re starting explorer. exe fixes it. open task manager by pressing ctrl ,alt and delete at the same time then select open task manager from the bottom of the list that opens. in the task manager click the processes tab /scroll down to explorer.exe and click it then click end process button . your taskbar will dissapear ,dont panic !
then with task manager still open select file from top left of window select new task run ,and in the run box that opens type explorer.exe and click ok ,this will restart explorer and your tasbar will hopefully have refreshed with your selected systems tray icons showing. let us know how you get on.
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18 Aug 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

If none of the above members' suggestions have restored your battery icon, try the following suggestions and take a look at the tutorials below:

Try rebooting your system to see if your battery icon reappears.

If not, right-click on the Desktop, go to Personalize, and then select: Change Desktop Icons.

Or

Right-click on the Start button, select Properties, Notification Area, and under the System Icons check the 'Power' icon. (You can also do this from the Task Bar and Start Menu in Control Panel.)

If none of the above work, take a look at this tutorial:

How to Enable or Disable the Notification Area System Icons in Vista (also for Win 7)

Or you could try these 3rd party apps:

How to Change Windows 7 System Icons Using Resource Hacker
Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer by =Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART
How to Clean the Notification Area ‘Icon Cache’
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18 Aug 2011   #9
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Whelo View Post
Logged in today and just saw that the battery icon has gone. So now I don't know whether I have full battery or almost gone, apart from the alerts.

I right clicked the the taskbar above the other icons > properties but the power icon is set to off, and the 'off' button is blurred out, so I can't set it back to on. All the other icons are set to 'on', and have the option to be turned off, just the battery one is blocked.

All help appreciated.
Please use this tutorial. It is a lot more easier and simpler.
System Icons - Enable or Disable

Go to Option Two > #7 >
click
Enable_Power_Notification_Icon.reg

> then follow step #11 to #15 at the bottom of the tutorial.
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01 Jun 2013   #10
777user

64
 
 

Quote:
Occasionally i lose my speaker icon from systems tray, jack and i find closing and re starting explorer. exe fixes it. open task manager by pressing ctrl ,alt and delete at the same time then select open task manager from the bottom of the list that opens. in the task manager click the processes tab /scroll down to explorer.exe and click it then click end process button . your taskbar will dissapear ,dont panic !
then with task manager still open select file from top left of window select new task run ,and in the run box that opens type explorer.exe and click ok ,this will restart explorer and your tasbar will hopefully have refreshed with your selected systems tray icons showing. let us know how you get on.
Thanks boohbah, just tried your method after many others, it only took a few seconds and it worked.
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