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Missing System Tray Icons (Always Show) ..?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Andrew, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!

    XP Home,SP3, all updates.

    Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!

    I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties, to
    ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task Manager,
    so know they are active.

    Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.

    Thanx in Advance
    Andrew
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Do they appear when you double the size of the task bar?
    "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    > Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    >
    > XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    >
    > Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    >
    > I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties, to
    > ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    > are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    > apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    > get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task Manager,
    > so know they are active.
    >
    > Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    > SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    >
    > Thanx in Advance
    > Andrew
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. W****n S***********g

    W****n S***********g Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    > Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    >
    > XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    >
    > Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    >
    > I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties, to
    > ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    > are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    > apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    > get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task Manager,
    > so know they are active.
    >
    > Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    > SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    >
    > Thanx in Advance
    > Andrew
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Windows XP Home sp3 all updates, Clean system, using a number of
    anti-malware with AVG antivirus.
    AMD dual core, 2gigs RAM,Palit Geforce9600gt with 1gig memory video, 2 sata
    drives partitioned Disk0 with C,E(extended C),and F.
    Disk1 D(music), G(photo), H, I(backups)

    I do wonder if E and D are messing with the boot sequence and this is
    altering the startup of the icons themselves? Seems to weird for that
    though.

    Interesting, I have the same issue sometimes. The icons do not show in the
    bottom right but they are active in Task Manager. I also notice a slower
    boot when they do not show and a fast boot when they do show. It is also
    random as to which ones show and which ones don't.
    My son thinks it may be the number of partitions I have on the drive or
    something to that effect.

    I would be interested in any suggestions as well to lead to a resolution.
    Not a huge deal just a visual inconvenience.
     
  4. W****n S***********g

    W****n S***********g Flightless Bird

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:%234qFWuUwKHA.1984@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Do they appear when you double the size of the task bar?


    No.



    > "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    > news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    >>
    >> XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    >>
    >> Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    >>
    >> I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties, to
    >> ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    >> are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    >> apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    >> get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task Manager,
    >> so know they are active.
    >>
    >> Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    >> SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    >>
    >> Thanx in Advance
    >> Andrew
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. Robert

    Robert Flightless Bird

    This is a massive apparently very well known bug in XP affecting millions of
    users me included
    Here is the best explanation I have seen but there is no acceptable solution
    from MS so far

    http://winhlp.com/node/16

    RC




    "W****n S***********g" <Bigbrother@CIA.gov> wrote in message
    news:-OpXNdTawKHA.3952@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    > news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    >>
    >> XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    >>
    >> Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    >>
    >> I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties, to
    >> ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    >> are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    >> apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    >> get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task Manager,
    >> so know they are active.
    >>
    >> Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    >> SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    >>
    >> Thanx in Advance
    >> Andrew
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Windows XP Home sp3 all updates, Clean system, using a number of
    > anti-malware with AVG antivirus.
    > AMD dual core, 2gigs RAM,Palit Geforce9600gt with 1gig memory video, 2
    > sata drives partitioned Disk0 with C,E(extended C),and F.
    > Disk1 D(music), G(photo), H, I(backups)
    >
    > I do wonder if E and D are messing with the boot sequence and this is
    > altering the startup of the icons themselves? Seems to weird for that
    > though.
    >
    > Interesting, I have the same issue sometimes. The icons do not show in
    > the bottom right but they are active in Task Manager. I also notice a
    > slower boot when they do not show and a fast boot when they do show. It is
    > also random as to which ones show and which ones don't.
    > My son thinks it may be the number of partitions I have on the drive or
    > something to that effect.
    >
    > I would be interested in any suggestions as well to lead to a resolution.
    > Not a huge deal just a visual inconvenience.
    >
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    any MS-MVP got any comments ..?

    Hmm... any MS-MVP got any comments ..?

    Is there a way to re-start SysTray.exe ..?
    Clear the DLLCache and re-Initialize..?



    "Robert" <rachurch@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23dyD4TbwKHA.1692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    | This is a massive apparently very well known bug in XP affecting
    millions of
    | users me included
    | Here is the best explanation I have seen but there is no acceptable
    solution
    | from MS so far
    |
    | http://winhlp.com/node/16
    |
    | RC

    | > "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    | > news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    | >> Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    | >>
    | >> XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    | >>
    | >> Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    | >>
    | >> I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties,
    to
    | >> ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    | >> are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    | >> apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    | >> get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task
    Manager,
    | >> so know they are active.
    | >>
    | >> Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    | >> SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    | >>
    | >> Thanx in Advance
    | >> Andrew
    | >>
    | >>
    | >>
    | >>
    | > Windows XP Home sp3 all updates, Clean system, using a number of
    | > anti-malware with AVG antivirus.
    | > AMD dual core, 2gigs RAM,Palit Geforce9600gt with 1gig memory
    video, 2
    | > sata drives partitioned Disk0 with C,E(extended C),and F.
    | > Disk1 D(music), G(photo), H, I(backups)
    | >
    | > I do wonder if E and D are messing with the boot sequence and this
    is
    | > altering the startup of the icons themselves? Seems to weird for
    that
    | > though.
    | >
    | > Interesting, I have the same issue sometimes. The icons do not
    show in
    | > the bottom right but they are active in Task Manager. I also
    notice a
    | > slower boot when they do not show and a fast boot when they do
    show. It is
    | > also random as to which ones show and which ones don't.
    | > My son thinks it may be the number of partitions I have on the
    drive or
    | > something to that effect.
    | >
    | > I would be interested in any suggestions as well to lead to a
    resolution.
    | > Not a huge deal just a visual inconvenience.
    | >
    |
    |
     
  7. Robert

    Robert Flightless Bird

    Re: any MS-MVP got any comments ..?

    If you read the link I gave it gives a few suggestions
    The easiest that worked for me is to log off and immediately log back on
    The other more permanent is to turn off the UPnP icon display - see the link
    for exact details

    log back on
    "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    news:u5-dnSwRnbTghgfWnZ2dnUVZ8gCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Hmm... any MS-MVP got any comments ..?
    >
    > Is there a way to re-start SysTray.exe ..?
    > Clear the DLLCache and re-Initialize..?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Robert" <rachurch@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:%23dyD4TbwKHA.1692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > | This is a massive apparently very well known bug in XP affecting
    > millions of
    > | users me included
    > | Here is the best explanation I have seen but there is no acceptable
    > solution
    > | from MS so far
    > |
    > | http://winhlp.com/node/16
    > |
    > | RC
    >
    > | > "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    > | > news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    > | >> Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    > | >>
    > | >> XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    > | >>
    > | >> Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    > | >>
    > | >> I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu properties,
    > to
    > | >> ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    > | >> are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when Inactive"..
    > | >> apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    > | >> get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task
    > Manager,
    > | >> so know they are active.
    > | >>
    > | >> Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    > | >> SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    > | >>
    > | >> Thanx in Advance
    > | >> Andrew
    > | >>
    > | >>
    > | >>
    > | >>
    > | > Windows XP Home sp3 all updates, Clean system, using a number of
    > | > anti-malware with AVG antivirus.
    > | > AMD dual core, 2gigs RAM,Palit Geforce9600gt with 1gig memory
    > video, 2
    > | > sata drives partitioned Disk0 with C,E(extended C),and F.
    > | > Disk1 D(music), G(photo), H, I(backups)
    > | >
    > | > I do wonder if E and D are messing with the boot sequence and this
    > is
    > | > altering the startup of the icons themselves? Seems to weird for
    > that
    > | > though.
    > | >
    > | > Interesting, I have the same issue sometimes. The icons do not
    > show in
    > | > the bottom right but they are active in Task Manager. I also
    > notice a
    > | > slower boot when they do not show and a fast boot when they do
    > show. It is
    > | > also random as to which ones show and which ones don't.
    > | > My son thinks it may be the number of partitions I have on the
    > drive or
    > | > something to that effect.
    > | >
    > | > I would be interested in any suggestions as well to lead to a
    > resolution.
    > | > Not a huge deal just a visual inconvenience.
    > | >
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
     
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    Re: any MS-MVP got any comments ..?

    Yup done that..! Thanx ;-)

    So is there an Inherent problem with SysTray service loading to early
    in the Login Procedure ..?

    For example, a USB stick may not get plugged in until later, but the
    USB Hotplug never appears..!
    I have to use ( %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe
    shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll ) Shortcut
    to make sure USB devices are safely stopped/unplugged.

    Is there such (Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll) for the system tray ..?

    Thanx Robert
    Andrew

    "Robert" <rachurch@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:ud75lkdwKHA.5132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    | If you read the link I gave it gives a few suggestions
    | The easiest that worked for me is to log off and immediately log
    back on
    | The other more permanent is to turn off the UPnP icon display - see
    the link
    | for exact details
    |
    | log back on
    | "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    | news:u5-dnSwRnbTghgfWnZ2dnUVZ8gCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    | > Hmm... any MS-MVP got any comments ..?
    | >
    | > Is there a way to re-start SysTray.exe ..?
    | > Clear the DLLCache and re-Initialize..?
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > "Robert" <rachurch@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    | > news:%23dyD4TbwKHA.1692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    | > | This is a massive apparently very well known bug in XP affecting
    | > millions of
    | > | users me included
    | > | Here is the best explanation I have seen but there is no
    acceptable
    | > solution
    | > | from MS so far
    | > |
    | > | http://winhlp.com/node/16
    | > |
    | > | RC
    | >
    | > | > "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote in message
    | > | > news:-4ednR2ccI_dqQTWnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com...
    | > | >> Speaker(Volume Control), and other Icons Disappear ..!
    | > | >>
    | > | >> XP Home,SP3, all updates.
    | > | >>
    | > | >> Even Though, **** Hide inactive icons **** is NOT Checked ..!
    | > | >>
    | > | >> I have even done Customize, in Taskbar and StartMenu
    properties,
    | > to
    | > | >> ensure the missing sysTray Programs,
    | > | >> are set to Always Show..! Even Setting to "Hide when
    Inactive"..
    | > | >> apply, resetting to "Always show" does not
    | > | >> get them back.. I can even see the programs running in Task
    | > Manager,
    | > | >> so know they are active.
    | > | >>
    | > | >> Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise
    the
    | > | >> SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.
    | > | >>
    | > | >> Thanx in Advance
    | > | >> Andrew
    | > | >>
    | > | >>
    | > | >>
    | > | >>
    | > | > Windows XP Home sp3 all updates, Clean system, using a number
    of
    | > | > anti-malware with AVG antivirus.
    | > | > AMD dual core, 2gigs RAM,Palit Geforce9600gt with 1gig memory
    | > video, 2
    | > | > sata drives partitioned Disk0 with C,E(extended C),and F.
    | > | > Disk1 D(music), G(photo), H, I(backups)
    | > | >
    | > | > I do wonder if E and D are messing with the boot sequence and
    this
    | > is
    | > | > altering the startup of the icons themselves? Seems to weird
    for
    | > that
    | > | > though.
    | > | >
    | > | > Interesting, I have the same issue sometimes. The icons do
    not
    | > show in
    | > | > the bottom right but they are active in Task Manager. I also
    | > notice a
    | > | > slower boot when they do not show and a fast boot when they do
    | > show. It is
    | > | > also random as to which ones show and which ones don't.
    | > | > My son thinks it may be the number of partitions I have on the
    | > drive or
    | > | > something to that effect.
    | > | >
    | > | > I would be interested in any suggestions as well to lead to a
    | > resolution.
    | > | > Not a huge deal just a visual inconvenience.
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
  9. W****n S***********g

    W****n S***********g Flightless Bird

    "Robert" <rachurch@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23dyD4TbwKHA.1692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > This is a massive apparently very well known bug in XP affecting millions
    > of users me included
    > Here is the best explanation I have seen but there is no acceptable
    > solution from MS so far
    >
    > http://winhlp.com/node/16
    >
    > RC
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks for the info. looks interesting.

    Will give some of it a shot.
     
  10. Workaholic

    Workaholic Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:18:44 -0000,
    "Andrew" <NoToSpam@ReadItYourSelf.com> wrote:
    (snip)
    >Is there a Registry Setting or Executable to Re-Initialise the
    >SystemTray ..? or to can remove then reapply the settings.


    Andrew,

    SYSTRAY.EXE

    It's a little (3kb) program that used to be loaded at startup
    ....a long time ago.

    It's in C:/Windows\System32

    I'm gonna guess that you're Not Afraid to use REGEDIT.

    Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Right-Click in RIGHT Side Pane.

    When the little NEW Dialog pops up, choose STRING VALUE.

    Rename New Value#1 to SystemTray.

    Now Right-Click SystemTray and choose MODIFY.

    Type "systray.exe" (with quotes) in the Value data: box.

    Close REGEDIT. Reboot.




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