Notification Area System Icons Have Disappeared


Bob Cabrera

When I go to the Notification Area properties, only the "Clock" option is
checked. The "Volume", "Network", and "Power" options are un-checked AND
grayed-out so I can't check them. How do I get these system icons back? (I'm
running Vista Home Premium-SP2, and the only recent changes have been
"Windows Updates" - critical updates only.)





Updates will do that sometimes. When it happens to me, I reboot a
second time and then check the boxes again. If that doesn't work, I go
to the Network Manager and disable (then re-enable) the network
connection. As for the volume and power they sometimes come back on
their own. I've had a ticket into MS for over a month and they have yet
to respond.



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