Icons missing in taskbar notification area

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I have some programs loading when Windows XP Home starts up and the icons
are suppose to show in the taskbar notification area. However, not all of
them do show in the notification area. In different cases I will have
different ones show and some that never will show. The interesting part is
that all the programs load when Windows starts and I know that since they
are listed in the processes tab of task manager.I have the notification area
set to where it will show all icons by having the option to hide them
disabled. My last setup had no problems with showing icons, yet my fresh
install has problems showing all of them. I never had any problems like this
before and I find it quite annoying since I actually use those icons. Does
anyone have any suggestions or fixes in mind?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi, I had similar problem found the answer here:
    www.michna.com/kb/WxSystray.htm

    "v-ger@earthlink.net" <v93rearth> wrote in message
    news:emvWVqwhFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I have some programs loading when Windows XP Home starts up and the icons
    >are suppose to show in the taskbar notification area. However, not all of
    >them do show in the notification area. In different cases I will have
    >different ones show and some that never will show. The interesting part is
    >that all the programs load when Windows starts and I know that since they
    >are listed in the processes tab of task manager.I have the notification
    >area set to where it will show all icons by having the option to hide them
    >disabled. My last setup had no problems with showing icons, yet my fresh
    >install has problems showing all of them. I never had any problems like
    >this before and I find it quite annoying since I actually use those icons.
    >Does anyone have any suggestions or fixes in mind?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    How To: Fix Missing System Tray Icons at Windows XP startup:
    http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_013.html

    Notification area icons are missing at startup:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/trayicons.htm

    --
    Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "v-ger@earthlink.net" <v93rearth> wrote in message
    news:emvWVqwhFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I have some programs loading when Windows XP Home starts up and the icons
    >are suppose to show in the taskbar notification area. However, not all of
    >them do show in the notification area. In different cases I will have
    >different ones show and some that never will show. The interesting part is
    >that all the programs load when Windows starts and I know that since they
    >are listed in the processes tab of task manager.I have the notification
    >area set to where it will show all icons by having the option to hide them
    >disabled. My last setup had no problems with showing icons, yet my fresh
    >install has problems showing all of them. I never had any problems like
    >this before and I find it quite annoying since I actually use those icons.
    >Does anyone have any suggestions or fixes in mind?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Disabling the service worked but I sware that I had that service installed
    and running without problems of any sort in my last install of Windows XP.
    That was last week when I did a fresh install of Windows XP so nothing
    should of been overly different as far as updates go from this install and
    the last one.
    Thanks for the link anyway.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I did use to have a password for my account so maybe that is why I never
    encountered the problem.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I just found out today after losing some of my tray icons, including the
    volume icon, how to fix them all very easily.
    Just "log off" and "log back on" and all your startup icons are restored. I
    know, sounds too easy, but it works.
    --
    Retired Boeing Bill


    "v-ger@earthlink.net" wrote:

    > I have some programs loading when Windows XP Home starts up and the icons
    > are suppose to show in the taskbar notification area. However, not all of
    > them do show in the notification area. In different cases I will have
    > different ones show and some that never will show. The interesting part is
    > that all the programs load when Windows starts and I know that since they
    > are listed in the processes tab of task manager.I have the notification area
    > set to where it will show all icons by having the option to hide them
    > disabled. My last setup had no problems with showing icons, yet my fresh
    > install has problems showing all of them. I never had any problems like this
    > before and I find it quite annoying since I actually use those icons. Does
    > anyone have any suggestions or fixes in mind?
    >
    >
    >
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