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For some unknown reason, systray does not appear to be running on my PC.  At least when I hit ctl/alt/del it does not appear in the close program box.  How do I get this working again?  Is it really important, since Windows seems to be running O.K?
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jensten,
One way to restore it is to use regedit and add a "SysTray.Exe" entry at the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Let me know if you need help with it.
Regards,
Ralph
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Ralph,
According to regedit, "SysTray.Exe" is already entered at the appropriate key.  Nonetheless, no systray.  I've also tried launching systray manually, but nothing seems to happen.  Other suggestions?  Could this absence of systray be causing applications not to run properly?
Thanks,
Jennifer
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Jennifer,
If the key is there, perhaps systray.exe is missing from your C:\Windows\System folder.  Search the hard drive for it using "Find Files or Folders" located on the Start menu.

If the file is corrupt, you might try extracting a new copy of systray.exe from your Win95 CD. (Win95_08.cab file)

Let me know what you find.
Ralph
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Ralph,
Systray.exe is in the Windows/System folder, and I extracted it from the installation CD just in case of corruption.  Nonetheless, it still won't run.  Any more suggestions?
Jennifer
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What are the other entrys listed at that registry key, if any?

Is the clock present?

If you have a soundcard installed, run Control Panel, Multimedia, and check the box for "Show volume control.... "

Does the speaker icon appear there?

Ralph

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