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Windows 7: No Wifi or Volume icon in Tray?

23 Nov 2012   #1
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 
No Wifi or Volume icon in Tray?

In the past week or so, the volume and Wi-Fi icons disappeared from my system tray. The icons didn't show up in notification area settings, or the inactive icons menu. I've tried system restore, and another solution that can be found HERE. Any Ideas?


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23 Nov 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

See if there's an Update for your Sound driver. It may be cued in optional Windows Updates after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware . Check there first. If not the latest driver for your model from Toshiba Model Content Page is from 2009, so I'd probably try to find a newer one on Realtek Support Downloads.

Otherwise uninstall it in Device Manager and reboot.

If these don't help check the System file integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command
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24 Nov 2012   #3
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I uninstalled the sound card from device manager, and rebooted, and the same MS driver (Hi-Def Audio Device) was reinstalled, sound works fine. But, the icons still aren't in the tray. I scanned the system with the command you gave me, some corrupt files were fixed. I'll find the latest RealTek drivers later tonight and install them.
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24 Nov 2012   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JetsonB View Post
I uninstalled the sound card from device manager, and rebooted, and the same MS driver (Hi-Def Audio Device) was reinstalled, sound works fine. But, the icons still aren't in the tray. I scanned the system with the command you gave me, some corrupt files were fixed. I'll find the latest RealTek drivers later tonight and install them.
Right click on the Taskbar and click on Properties. When the window opens click on Customize. Make sure the icons you want are marked to show.
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25 Nov 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you have a wireless network close to the pc ? If you click on connect or disconnect in network and sharing center do any networks come up ?
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25 Nov 2012   #6
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

If I press "Connect To" or click "Connect/Disconnect" I get a menu above the notification area, saying I'm connected to my home wireless network. In the room where I typically keep my laptop, I get 3/4 bars, the router about 3 rooms away. Also, due to using VMware, I see their network adapter connected to "Unidentified Network." The sound and network don't show up in the customize notifications window, either.

Also, after a while, the sound stopped working, so this morning I had to do a system restore. After, the icons still were not there.

My notification area:

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25 Nov 2012   #7
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JetsonB View Post
I uninstalled the sound card from device manager, and rebooted, and the same MS driver (Hi-Def Audio Device) was reinstalled, sound works fine. But, the icons still aren't in the tray. I scanned the system with the command you gave me, some corrupt files were fixed. I'll find the latest RealTek drivers later tonight and install them.
Right click on the Taskbar and click on Properties. When the window opens click on Customize. Make sure the icons you want are marked to show.
Seriously, did you try this? Go simple first, then move your way to the harder solutions...
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25 Nov 2012   #8
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JetsonB View Post
If I press "Connect To" or click "Connect/Disconnect" I get a menu above the notification area, saying I'm connected to my home wireless network. In the room where I typically keep my laptop, I get 3/4 bars, the router about 3 rooms away. Also, due to using VMware, I see their network adapter connected to "Unidentified Network." The sound and network don't show up in the customize notifications window, either.

Also, after a while, the sound stopped working, so this morning I had to do a system restore. After, the icons still were not there.

My notification area:


I see your MSE flag has a red X. Have you checked to see if it's for a definitions update or is there a problem related to it? I know when everything is copasetic the flag is green with no red X.

HTH
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25 Nov 2012   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post

I see your MSE flag has a red X. Have you checked to see if it's for a definitions update or is there a problem related to it? I know when everything is copasetic the flag is green with no red X.
HUMMM I have never seen mine turn green. There is no red X but it is a white flag. Does anyone else have a green flag?
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25 Nov 2012   #10
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post

I see your MSE flag has a red X. Have you checked to see if it's for a definitions update or is there a problem related to it? I know when everything is copasetic the flag is green with no red X.
HUMMM I have never seen mine turn green. There is no red X but it is a white flag. Does anyone else have a green flag?
As I stated I don't use MSE and I incorrectly identified the flag as being associated with MSE. A fortress is used for MSE not a flag. The flag in your image is for pc issues, not MSE. Sorry about that! However, if you hover over the flag it will give you some cursory info and clicking it will provide more details.

Also, for the color scheme used in MSE, the image below should provide some clarification as to their meaning;

No Wifi or Volume icon in Tray?-mse-tray-icon-colors.jpg

HTH


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