Vista service pack 2 --Missing taskbar icons RRS feed

  • Question

  • after installing the windows update for vista service pack 2, I have lost the volume and network icons from the taskbar and cannot figure a way to get them back. The taskbar properties section has those icons greyed out. Any help out there. Mel Hankin from Florida
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi Mel Hankin,

    Volume and Network icons could be missing due to couple of problem registry entries.
    Check out the following link and delete the problem registry entries.

    Let me know if you have problems figuring it out. I will be online until 9: 30 PM PST tonight.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:06 AM
  • Hi There,

    got the same problem after installing SP2.

    I checked the link from "howtogeek" but I dont have any of the regkeys listed which should be deleted.....also in taskbar properties the clock/volume/network options are greyed out... The clock is visible though.

    Im on a vista 64bit Ultimate UK acer aspire 9920 laptop

    Any suggestions would be welcome :-)

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:52 PM
  • Oh,

    It works for me now. I killed the explorer.exe process and started it again....icons are back again.

    Also after a reboot


    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:09 PM