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Windows 7: Sigmatel Systray App at Startup

17 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sigmatel Systray App at Startup

hi, several programs detected that i have a sys tray app launching at startup. i'm not having any problems at all with my audio drivers. i'm just curious to know, does having sstray64.exe at startup necessarily mean i should be getting an icon (to some sigmatel control panel etc.) at my system tray or taskbar? because i'm not; in fact i never had access to any separate panel on this old laptop, functions/features of this codec had always been integrated into control panel>sound options.

unless they are meaning the "mixer" option in the volume icon.

ps. i do have a slightly newer laptop (with newer driver) similar to the one in question, and that one did have an IDT panel accessible through an icon at startup.

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31 May 2016   #2

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]

can you please mention what kind of laptops you are using (make & model)?

the older Sigmatel HD audio drivers never had a functioning control panel (nor a tray icon) on my mom's Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop.
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01 Jun 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

hi erpster, the model in question is an old generation (2007/2008 build) xps m1330. dell discontinued support after vista, and although vista drivers can be used, there are better and more appropriate drivers for x64 win 7 ultimate. i have tested for the most appropriate drivers listed here XPS M1330 ? Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit ? The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide this guy is a custom/recon specialist on some obsolete dell models, i have worked with perfect results on another same generation xps m1530 before, following his guidelines.

yes, now i am having problem on the control panel part; it does not activate on 1330 x64 win7. not that i really use it. just wanted to know why. the specific driver i used was repackaged by dell as R171786 (initially for inspiron/Vostro), but i also applied a 3rd party sigmatel registry mod (attached here for your viewing with that modder's instructions)- i'm not sure if that affected the tray, i think not. also, i don't know why they packaged four (4) instances of the same application/drivers in 1 installation : i have 2 folders within program files containing the same WDM files, and another 2 folders with exact same files in program files x86. all confirmed to be from 1 installation of R171786; that's four instances of sttray64.exe & sttray.exe lol, and none of them work.

Audio is fine. no problem with the audio part.

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