Icons disappear in notification area of taskbar. RRS feed

  • Question

  • My volume, wireless and speaker icons have gone missing in the notification area of the taskbar.  I am running Windows Vista Home 64bit.  This has happened before and I can't remember how to recover.
    Friday, November 20, 2009 1:01 PM

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  • Try deleting two registry keys but create a system restore point before deleting them, just in case something goes wrong.

    Click the Windows Orb (Start), type regedit, press Enter and navigate to registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify.

    In the right-pane there are two entries: IconStreams and PastIconsStream, right-click and delete them, then restart the computer. You may have to right-click the Taskbar > Properties > Notification Area (bottom right of screen) and put a tick in any that are missing.

    Friday, November 20, 2009 1:50 PM