Power icon no longer appears in notification area


M

Mongoose2

I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the power
icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar and
Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is grayed
out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing SP1,
which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this until
three days ago.

I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys regarding
"iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging on
as a different user does not help.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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M

Mongoose2

I tried all three methods, plus the manual way. The registry entry did exist
for the manual way so I removed it, but I stll have no power icon. It's
stilil grayed out in Taskbar and Start Menu properties, too.
 
M

Mongoose2

I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps that
will allow me to do an upgrade.
 
J

JW

Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the ability
to restore the icon to the taskbar


Mongoose2 said:
I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had
to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
that
will allow me to do an upgrade.

Znod said:
Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
simple solutions that might work.


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Znod

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http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictures/Vista/VistaTVF.jpg]
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M

Mongoose2

I tried that early in the process. The check box is greyed out. Thanks,
anyway.

JW said:
Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the ability
to restore the icon to the taskbar


Mongoose2 said:
I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had
to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
that
will allow me to do an upgrade.

Znod said:
Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
simple solutions that might work.


--
Znod

::::[image:
http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictures/Vista/VistaTVF.jpg]
::::
 
J

JW

Is the hide Inactive icons check box and/or the customize button grayed out?
Mongoose2 said:
I tried that early in the process. The check box is greyed out. Thanks,
anyway.

JW said:
Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the
ability
to restore the icon to the taskbar


Mongoose2 said:
I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I
had
to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However,
as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade.
I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
that
will allow me to do an upgrade.

:


Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
simple solutions that might work.


--
Znod

::::[image:
http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictures/Vista/VistaTVF.jpg]
::::
 
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M

Mongoose2

Those settings do not enable the icon either. I obtained a DVD with Vista
including SP1, which then allowed me to perform a system Upgrade. This
brought everything back to a clean SP1 install, which resolved the problem.

JW said:
Is the hide Inactive icons check box and/or the customize button grayed out?
Mongoose2 said:
I tried that early in the process. The check box is greyed out. Thanks,
anyway.

JW said:
Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the
ability
to restore the icon to the taskbar


I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I
had
to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However,
as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade.
I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
that
will allow me to do an upgrade.

:


Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
simple solutions that might work.


--
Znod

::::[image:
http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictures/Vista/VistaTVF.jpg]
::::
 

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