Icons in the System Tray disappear after reboot

After the latest Windows 7 update, my System Tray refuses to remember icons, except of the system ones. When I right-click the tray, I can customize the behavior, but that lives only until the next reboot. After a reboot, again, there are only system icons. I can make all of the icons live permanently in the tray if I check "Always show all icons and notifications" in the bottom of the customization window, but I do not want to see many of them in the tray. How can I tame the system?
VitalyNagyAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would start by restoring to a prior point and see if icon behaviour returns to normal. Windows updates did not damage icons, but there could be something else wrong with your system.
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Try logging off and logging in again on the same account.

I have a similar problem and this method works for me.
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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
try this
1. Back up the Registry by creating a restore point.
2. Go to Start > Run (or Windows-key + R), type in regedit and hit OK.
3. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify.
4. Delete the values IconStreams and PastIconsStream.
5. Open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the Processes tab, select explorer.exe and click End Process.
6. Open the Applications tab and click New Task at the bottom-right of the window.
7. In the message box that pops up type in explorer.exe and hit OK.
8. Explorer.exe will reload, and the missing icons should now be back in the system-tray where they belong.
9. Then if the volume bar isn't there, go to taskbar properties (where the volume was gray) and simply tick the box.


source :
http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-31257-how-to-recover-lost-missing-system-tray-icon

all the best
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