Problems related to the system tray, also called notification area, which carries icons and is usually located in the end of the task bar (typically in the lower right of the screen)

Systray icons missing

Sun, 2007-07-15 21:05 by admin · Forum/category:

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The Problem


The system tray (in short: systray, nowadays also called taskbar notification area) is the icon strip normally located near the right end of the task bar, next to the clock.

Some Windows XP installations show a peculiar defect in that some systray icons disappear or, rather, do not appear, when the system is booted and the user logs on. The problem is even more prevalent on systems with autologon. The most frequently affected icons seem to be the speaker icon (sound volume) and the power/energy icon.