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Tray Icons Disappearing In Win Xp


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There is a bug in WinXP which causes some of your tray icons to disappear. This bug has been around for at least 2 years that I know of.

Microsoft keep avoiding the issue by claiming it is the "hide icons" feature - absolute bollocks :disgust:

Dunno what triggers the bug but after installing/uninstalling some apps tray icons start disappearing next time you boot. It's a very annoying bug especially if you need to access tray icons for some functions.

Until recently the only sure way I knew to get the icons back was to log off then log on (same user). Tray icons all reappear but then disappear again next time you boot.

Finally a cure (at least until next time the bug is triggered).

Go to My Network Places and click on "show icons for networked UPnP devices" Turn this feature on then off again. Next time you reboot, tray icons reappear and stay there. I've used this on a few separate PCs with the same problem - all fixed.

Maybe everyone already knows about this? If not maybe this might help someone else tearing their hair out.

Z

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That happend me a few times too first I thought it would be a virus. I cant understand why micro**** isnt fixing this prob.

Alk

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Teddy Rogers

Probably because they are waiting for someone to code a fix then they'll either steal the idea or buy the company outright - or make it another acquisition... :P

Ted.

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Yeah I've dealt with this bug myself. Quite annoying especially if you got all the icons exactly how you want them and then it gets rid of them completely or puts them in obscure places due to putting them in alphabetical order or something.

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Hope it works.....I haven't found solution for another anoying bug in which tooltip is displayed behind the taskbar...One day will come when MS will eliminate these... :lol:

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This problem very bad. I found solution on web with importing some reg files to registry , then reboot and it works .....

Hmm i cant attach files in here....

Ok, this is called systray.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]

"PastIconsStream"=-

"IconStreams"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoSaveSettings"=-

"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoSaveSettings"=-

"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

"DisableTaskMgr"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad]

"SysTray"="{35CEC8A3-2BE6-11D2-8773-92E220524153}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"DisableLocalUserRun"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"SystemTray"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]

"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]

"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]

"Start"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]

"Start"=dword:00000003

this is called systray_plus.reg ( if systray.reg not work )

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]

"PastIconsStream"=-

"IconStreams"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoSaveSettings"=-

"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoSaveSettings"=-

"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"SystemTray"="systray.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

"DisableTaskMgr"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad]

"SysTray"="{35CEC8A3-2BE6-11D2-8773-92E220524153}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"DisableLocalUserRun"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]

"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]

"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]

"Start"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]

"Start"=dword:00000002

and this is to undo, called systray_undo.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"SystemTray"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]

"Start"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]

"Start"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]

"Start"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]

"Start"=dword:00000003

For me this works, i hope for you too :)

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