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odd system tray - some progams are not running on startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gazza_d, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. gazza_d

    gazza_d Thread Starter

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    hi all.

    i have a really annoying niggle with my dell inspiron 6000 winXP system. when the system boots, many of the icons do not appear in the system tray. most of the time, only the Mcafee security center is running in the system tray, and the wireless network and local area connection icons are there, with nothing else appearing. what should appear is the battery meter icon (thats probably the most annoying thing), the volume icon, AVG free edition, nokia pc suite, dell quickset, dell support, microsoft spyware, and the winamp tray icon.

    i have run the microsoft spyware scan, the adaware spyware scan, spybot S&D, avg, and mcafee virus scan, all of them with no results.

    Occaisonally, the system starts and all the icons are present and correct. i hae no idea what is causing this, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. amthmi

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    Forgive me for asking...
    Is your taskbar unlocked ?
    Are you unhiding inactive icons ?
     
  3. gazza_d

    gazza_d Thread Starter

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    heh i wish it was that simple!! nope all the settings for the system tray are exactly the same as they are when windows was installed!! the strange thing is that ocaisionally on boot up all the icons are there!! (about 20% of the time)
     
  4. amthmi

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    Odd indeed...
    I'll head over to kellys korner and see if I see a fix.
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Sorry I had to ask about the inactive icons option when you right click the taskbar and select properties.
     
  5. amthmi

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    Do you have more than one profile setup or is it just you ?
     
  6. gazza_d

    gazza_d Thread Starter

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    thanks for the link i'll look into that. yep i only have one profile set up
     
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