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Windows 7 notification icons missing

Hello,

I have a Windows 7 Professional x64 installation that I just completed. I am missing the notification icons (bottom right on the task bar) for Network, (wired & Wireless), VPN, and Anti-virus (kaspersky).

I have installed this O/S on many computers and this is hte first time this has happened. If I go into notification properties, it is all checked to show, but it still does not show up.

The best way to expalin it is if I go into network settings and left click the wireless icon, the menu options that show up (listing all available wireless connections) no long shows up from the taskbar.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Mark

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Alan HendersonCommented:
Try System File Checker which repairs/replaces damaged or missing Windows files. It fixes a lot of weird problems:

1. Click Start,
2. Click All Programs, then Accessories,
3. Right click on the Command Prompt option,
4. On the drop down menu which appears, click on the “Run as Administrator” option.
5. If you haven't disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn’t!) you will be asked for authorisation.
6. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.
7. In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow,
8. press Enter.

More here on my website:
http://www.mistywindow.com/system-file-checker/
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have used the Reset Notification Area tool available in a Seven Forums post.  Look here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13102-notification-area-icons-reset.html

I have also tried (and recommended) SFC as referenced above, but the reset tool seems to work better. Download it, and run it via Windows Explorer. It will force Explorer to close. Allow it to complete and then restart. Upon restart, most everything will be hidden (Action Center -> Customize). Check that the icons you want are now there.

.... Thinkpads_User
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Alan HendersonCommented:
@ thinkpads_user

Thanks for that useful gem.

:)

vallis.
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Alan HendersonCommented:
I note on that 7 Forums page that there's also an option in CCleaner to reset the Tray Notification cache.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The reset tool is a single purpose registry tool. It works (I have used it). In Windows 7, I am generally not a big fan of general purpose registry cleaners. ... Thinkpads_User
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johnb6767Commented:
If the above tool doesnt work, check out this post.... Manual method to reset the systray....

Win 7 x64 - Tray Icons Doing Weird Things
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_27222428.html?cid=1131#a36257461
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mbudmanAuthor Commented:
Thak you for the solution. It worked perfectly. I still don't understand why this happened. I do have a little bit more information:

The image was deployed using MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) to an an Elitebook 8460w laptop. It is bqasically automatically deploying image through sysprep. I have used the image many times on Elitebooks, and this is the first time I encountered this problem.

Many thanks!

Mark
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johnb6767Commented:
Glad you are fixed... Are you having it on ALL of this model? Or just this one?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to help. Notification Area Icons need to be reset occasionally. It seems to result from how often you change thing around. ... Thinkpad_User
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mbudmanAuthor Commented:
I have another laptop of the same model to deploy, so I will see if issue reporduces itself.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you see the issue after starting the machine (from off), log off, and log back on. The icons may come back.

.... Thinkpads_User
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