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Hardware removal icon missing from systray after Intel RST removed.

Q: Hardware removal icon missing from systray after Intel RST removed.

I have a P8Z77-V LK with two hot-swap bays. After a fresh install on this new system about 8 months ago I set BIOS to allow hot-swap of these two bays. Everything worked fine for a few months then I had the bright idea that, when prompted by Intel's Rapid Storage Technology to update, I would remove this utility simply to see if it was of any worth keeping. After this I noted I no longer see the manager icon in the systray for these bays but it does still pop up and work for any USB drives which are connected. As a test I did reinstall Intel RST but the swapping function remains broken for the bays.

I checked BIOS and all setting still seem to be correct; AHCI enabled along with hot-swapping for these drive bays. Is there a simple fix for this as I found the Win7 utility to be full adequate or should I simply opt for one of the available free utilities (HotSwap, etc.)?

Can also add that I do use dual-boot with the other bootable partition basically cloned and that one, not having ever removed Intel RST, still recognizes the removable bays as hot-swappable.

Any insight appreciated.

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A: Hardware removal icon missing from systray after Intel RST removed.

It could be that IRST disables the redundant Windows services.

As a first step you could try running Windows System File Checker:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Is there some way of reducing the number of icons in my SysTray without affecting the respective programs? I have 16 and I know that's way too many and may account, in part, for the sluggish performance of my computer. My OS is XP Pro.

A:SysTray Icon Removal?

to have them in the systray in the first place isn't good, whatever in the systray is currently running. so either way, have them there or not is still already consumed your resources.
do a start - run - msconfig and check the startup tabs
also check the programs that is loading and have it disabled startup with windows.

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My OS is Windows XP Pro. I would like to remove an icon in systray of a program I long ago removed. The icon is "Norton Antivirus Auto-Protect disabled". When I right click it, the "Open Norton Antivirus" line appears to be in order, but when I click it, nothing happens. This is understandable since I long ago removed all my Norton programs -- and even removed all lines with "Norton" in it from my registry. The "Enable auto=protect" and the "Configure Norton Antivirus" lines are greyed out. How can I remove this icon which I find irritating.

A:Systray icon removal problem

It is likely a Startup item.

Select Start, Run, and type: MSCONFIG

Click OK, select the Startup tab, and uncheck items you don't want started.

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I have mIRC set to minimize to the systray (notification area) and on occassion the icon disappears. It has nothing to do with hiding inactive icons or anything like that, looked into that.

I thought maybe I could kill the systray process and restart it, although I don't know the name of the task. Any ideas?

mIRC is still running, it's in the process list, and I can see myself if I join the channel on my other computer.

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Like the title says.

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Core i7-980X @ 5 GHz & Corsair H50 Watercooler
6GB DDR3 1800 ram
2 x GTX480 EVGA SLi
Corsair 1000w PSU
EVGA X58 Mobo

A:Missing My Network Icon In The SysTray


Right click on the task bar and select properties.

Select Customize next to Notification Area.

Select Turn System Icons on and off

Use the pull down menu next to Network to turn it on.

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This icon for changing resolutions on the fly, has disappeared from sys tray after I had formatted the hard drive and done a clean reinstall of Win 98SE. Any ideas please?

A:{SOLVED} Resolution Icon missing in systray

right click on desktop, properties, advanced, settings, look through the tabs for a check box to enable systray icon for your vid card.

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I turned on my Dell Laptop running W7 today and the "2 tv's and globe" icon showing that you are connected to the Internet is missing from the systray. Thankfully I'm connected to the Internet, however it is very annoying and mystifying that this icon has just disappeared. I've gone into the taskbar properties and done the customiise option, but the icon does not appear on that list either so I don't have an option to 'show' it permamently etc. I've also tried a few System Restore points and that hasn't made any difference either.
Despite trying to Goggle a solution for several hours, I've not gotten anywhere. I'm now turning to the experts here to see if anyone on this Forum can suggest a solution to this niggly little problem? Hopefully someone has come across this already and has sorted it out?
Many thanks for any help or suggestions.

A:Internet connection icon missing from systray

Hello Toppers and welcome to the forum.

Your description of the missing network icon sounds like your running Vista not 7.

Plese post a screen shot of your desktop. And did you check to make sure it isn't just hidden. Press the arrow by the tray and make sure its not under there.

Let us know.

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In my case the missing icons only occur after a windows explorer crash. There are some that come back but not all. The startup delay or boot vis solutions do nothing for this type. 12 Ghost Tray protector works, and other shareware programs which 'memorize' and restore missing systray icons (and alot of other bells and whistles I don't need). I can
log off and back on, but if I'm uploading or downloading or something else I don't want to start over. Is there a FREEWARE (not demo, shareware or free to try) program that can
restore all missing icons after a windows explorer crash. No I don't want to stop and start
all the tasks and I'd prefer not to log off and back on. As I said startup delay programs do
nothing for this. Any registry tweak or like fix would be appreciated. paj692

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During periods of inactivity i've noticed that my hard drive light gets going and I can hear some activity... I've noticed that every now and then while i'm browsing around, sometimes the focus gets taken off of my browser and I have to reclick the browser to put it back as the active window... One last thing is that whenever I reboot, my sound icon does not appear anymore in my system tray and I have to manually add it back through the control panel (it is supposed to be there by default, according to settings)

I've run both Spybot and MBAM as well as AVG to no avail they all did not find anything, so i'm wondering if i have anything suspicious...
Running WinXP SP3

A:hard drive activity/missing sound icon in systray

I haven't gotten a reply , can anyone please help me with this?

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Hello there,

A couple of days ago, something rather curious happened to my laptop (running Windows XP Pro). For no discernable reason, an error message is displayed after startup, saying "this application failed to initialise properly 0xc0000005". The application it is referring to is L-Express, a bilingual dictionary application. I have used this application daily for about 6 months with no problems until now.

Also, my Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection failed to work.

I did a system restore several times to earlier dates. This enabled me to connect to the Internet as per normal, but the Intel Wireless icon is no longer present in the systray, and nor can the wireless application programme be launched from the Start menu. The L-Express (and related Lexibase) application still refuses to launch.

I have run two antivirus checks (AVG and Avast) and some antispyware checks (MS Defender, Spybot S+D and AdAware SE).

Unless anyone more knowledgeable than myself has an idea how to fix this, I shall have to resign myself to a full C: format and Windows reinstallation, which doesn't sound like a lot of fun.

If it is relevant, below is a HijackThis report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:12:03, on 01/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.ex... Read more

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In my Systray there is an icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media"
which did not exist in WinXP.

I guest this is for possible removing USB sticks from USB slots.

However I should be able to remove USB sticks by just plugging them out.
Per definition WinOS and hardware should be able to handle this automatically.

So I do not need this icon in Systray.

How can I hide this icon permanently from Systray?


A:How to disable Systray icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media"?

If you right click on the arrow thing in your notification tray, you will see "customize notification icons."

From there, you should be able to set it to "hide icon and notifications"

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In XP x32 there is a system tray icon to let you to safely disconnect a device, which appears automatically, but I do not find one in x64. Is there a way that I can enable this?

A:Hardware Removal Icon

Try right clicking a blank spot on the taskbar, and select Properties, and Customize. Then look for the Safely Remove Hardware option and then select the drop button and select the setting you desire.

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This hardware icon I have circled below loads automatically on startup even though there are not disks inserted in the drives. How do I change it's setting so the icon will only load when there is a disk inserted into the drive and will disappear after the disk is removed? When I left click on the icon it shows the drives G H I J listed as being in use when they are not. They are not even USB drives they are camera memory card drives which I never use.

A:Hardware icon removal from taskbar?


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Ok - from a quick bit of googling, it seems like this is a windows 8.1 thing?

I cannot get rid of the safely remove hardware icon no matter WHAT i do. It is currently displaying 3 dots ... and thats it. If i stuff in a usb stick, it will register the stick, and allow me to right click it/eject.. then instead of the icon disappearing, it stays and just shows 3 dots >.<

Is this another one of those onedrive/cloud situations where microsoft made it permanent and we are just supposed to deal?

Any way to get rid of this? If it truly is NOT supposed to be there, any way to find out what is causing it to stay/be popped up?

I literally just went through and installed Wifi drivers for a wifi card ive never even used that came w/ my mobo. BT drivers for a bt card that came w/ my mobo. VGA drivers for haswells on die gpu which is disabled. Marvell controller and disk drivers for the Marvell sata/raid controller on board that is disabled/unused... and enabled my serial port in the UEFI in case that was causing it as well.

Still no luck - which leaves me posting here and trying to uninstall and clean up the thrashing/mess/hurt I just put on my HDD :P


A:Safely Remove hardware icon in taskbar removal!?

Do you have any Media card readers? If so, they trigger the Safely Remove icon.

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The "safe to remove hardware" icon is missing from the task tray. When a USB device (flash drive) is plugged in there is no way to safely unplug it. I have tried run>RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll> and sometime this will allow me to safely unplug a device, but not always. HP suggest reformatting the hd, but I prefer not to do this. Any suggestions?

A:Safely remove hardware icon missing

Find the drive in Device Manager. Look at its properties. Under Policies, you may find an option to optimize for quick removal. If that option is already checked, then you can remove the drive at any time and the Safely option is not needed (which may be why it is not there).

If you want the icon back, be sure it is not "always hidden" in the Taskbar settings, and try toggling the options in Device Manager, maybe even for a full restart on each setting, to see if that restores the icon.

I find the quick removal option the best. The drive is slightly slower, but you can pop it out anytime you want. (Well, not while in the middle of transferring a file, but there is no cache, so any time it is idle.)

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Recently got a new laptop with 8.1, moving over some files from an external drive. The safely remove hardware icon isn't showing up near the notification area. It doesn't even show in the "Turn system icons on or off" settings.

Using cmd, I was able to get the window up with this command:
rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

However when trying eject it from there it tells me the drive cannot be stopped or removed.
The external works fine on my other computers.

Anyone have any ideas on what going on or how to fix it?

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I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Vista Home Premium.  The Safely Remove Hardware icon is missing from the system tray.  How can I add it?

A:Safely Remove Hardware Icon Missing

Hello Luvtoobake,
Thanks for your post!
Many factors may cause the problem you encounter. Please use the following steps to narrow down the problem?s scope:
1.    Right-click the task bar and select properties, and switch to Notification Area tab, and then click Customize, then confirm whether Safely Remove Hardware is set to Hide in Behavior column. If so, please set it to Hide when inactive.
2.    Please confirm that all the drivers are updated, especially motherboard and BIOS.For more information, please use the following page:http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1720&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=
If the problem still persists after using the steps above, please let me know. I?m happy to be of further assistance.   
Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.
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I am aware that this subject has been discussed threadbare on this forum as well as many others
with no one solution that completely solves this problem for every one.
A number of suggestions, work arounds have been put up by a lot of people.
Some seem to work for some, and some do not.
I seem to have stumbled on a solution but this, unfortunately is not permanent.
Let me explain:

I am running Windows XP Professional with SP2.
Windows Firewall is installed, as is, the excellent, Nod32 Antivirus.

Quite sometime ago, I lost the Safely Remove Hardware icon and also
the Volume Control icon from the Notification area of the System Tray.
I do not recollect why or how this came about.

Scouring several forums over a period of time in search for an answer, I realised
that the SRH icon can be made to show up in the System Tray by:
Click on Start/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices and placing a check mark in the
'Place volume icon on the task bar' check box.
This immeditely places the two icons referred to above in the System Tray.
I also ensure that the icons are set to 'Always show' by right clicking on the system tray
and selecting 'Customize Notifications...' and then clicking on Customize after the 'Hide
when inactive' check box is ticked.
You can also see from the attached first snapshot that the Customize Notification panel exhibits
only &#8216;Current Items&#8217; (There are no &#8216;Past Items&#8217; showing no... Read more

A:Missing The Safely Remove Hardware Icon...

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Sometimes the icon is missing in the system tray.

I can get it back but next boot it's missing again.

On occasion it does show but not often.

Any ideas on why this happens and how to get it to shoe all the time?

A:Solved: Safely Remove Hardware icon missing??

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Hi guys,

For some reason, the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is no longer in my system tray. I have already checked that I have not disable inactive icons. It was there ever since I got my computer but just a few days ago, it disappeared. Does anyone have any ideas how i could get it back? Thanks!


A:Missing "safely Remove Hardware" Icon In System Tray

The only solution I can think of for fixing that is to simply unplug the device, then plug it back in. Maybe you need to reboot your computer to clear out the memory.

Also, I have devices that I plug into my USB port too, and the icon down in the taskbar doesn't do anything other than take quite a few clicks just to tell you it's ok to unplug something, when you can just unplug it from the port, or just unplug the device, and leave the wire still in the port. Either way, that icon doesn't value much of a usage.

I just tested mine again while I'm doing this, and as long as my device is working, I don't even see a need for it anyway. It told me me that it was ok to unplug my device when I clicked on my icon to unplug my device. I didn't need to click all those mouse clicks and select which item I wanted to unplug... all I do is just unplug my devices, and it's a done deal.

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Hi Guys

I am not sure what happened but I have recently lost subj icon from my taskbar. How do I go about getting it back?



A:Safe usb removal icon missing in taskbar

try this ,I found this somewhere when mine played up

Safely remove hardware

To have it show:

With the external drive plugged in, right click the drive in the folders list, then left click Properties and Hardware.

Left Click the name of the external drive in this list, then click Properties and Policies.

This takes you to the "Write caching and safe removal page". The default position in my XP is "Optimize for quick removal" not "Optimize for performance"

You can put the icon in the notification area by clicking the underlined "Safely Remove Hardware" on this page

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It's not hiding. It's gone. I tried right clicking on taskbar to get to properties and that's missing too. I used to have it. I think it was there last month. I also opened the open action center to make sure I wasn't on tablet mode, and I'm not. Can't seem to get there from here.

A:Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon Missing in Windows 10

Please include a screenshot of the taskbar.
If you are missing items, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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Lately I have noticed that my Safely Remove Hardware has gone missing. I have tried a couple of solutions I found on the web but neither worked. Those suggested solutions were:

1. Going to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties and changing the Remove Hardware Icon to always "show" in the task bar. Despite this the icon still does not show on my taskbar.

2. Running the following command in the start menu: rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll. This would bring up the Safely Remove Hardware window, but none of the USB devices I have plugged in even show in that window despite the fact they are plugged in and I have full access to them on my PC.

3. Another way I tried was right clicking the USB device in My Computer then selecting the eject button, but I never get any indication that it is safe to remove the device.

So I hope you can help me figure out how to safely remove these devices from my PC. Thanks for your time.
My PC specs are as follows:

OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Model: Dell Dimension DM061
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB

USB Devices that cannot be safely removed are (and yes I used to be able to safely remove these devices):

1. 4.00 GB Sony Flash Drive
2. 2.00 TB Western Digital My Book Essential External Hard Drive

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I removed this nasty from my cousin's laptop about 5 months ago w/ a combination of RKill, Farbar's Service Scanner, Eset Sirifef tool & services repair, ComboFix, MBAM.... and a couple others. One of the residual problems was Action Center was missing from the notification area and I was able to repair that using this reg file posted by user "zcwmeorp" here @ 7 Forum but didn't notice until I visited her yesterday that the Power Icon was missing. I've done some Googling and plan to do/have her do an sfc /scannow to see if that fixes it but wanted to check here to see if any of you 7 Guru's have a quick reg file fix like the one I linked to.

Option greyed out in rt click taskbar> Properties> taskbar> customize> Turn system icons on or off

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A:Power icon missing after removal ZeroAccess rootkit

Is the laptop plugged in to power when you see this, on battery, or it doesn`t matter which ?

It still looks this way ?

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Howdy, Please advise on steps to take.
Malware bytes and MS Sec Essentials blocked malicious website. 
However internet connectivity is hampered. 
I can browse internet - chrome and internet explorer;
But no auto downloads - ie cant update microsoft Security Essentials, Carbonite can't start as it can't connect to carbonite web page - http 404;
Are there services that are being interfered with?  
Have had clean scan with Malware Bytes; Adwcleaner; malware root kit, security checker, 
Windows 7

A:programs removed from systray and can't be reinstalled & folders locked too

Hi TMcL My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Follow the instructions below please.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the file to your Desktop;Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);Check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List IP Configuration;List Winsock Entries;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Hi all

I am using windows XP.When i install some software application then after the completion of the installation ,i am able to see the application icon on the system tray bar.When i quit the application then it quits.But problem is that when next time i restart the application from the start menu then its not appearing in the systray bar.Clicking on 20 times on that application then its coming in the systray bar.Sometimes middle of my working that icon is disappearing from the systray bar.Only the icon starts during the installation.After Quit its not able to start.What should be teh solution for this?

A:Systray Icon

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

cmd (press ok)
type in command prompt: chkdsk /r (press enter)
go ahead and reboot pc so it will run, see if this will fix the problem.

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It's just an annoyance. I don't need it, not on a LAN, and I'd like to be able to get rid of it...thanks!

I have windows xp pro

A:How do I get rid of the LAN icon in systray?

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I found this icon in my systray this evening when rebooting after installing Flash updates for both Firefox and IE. After my HDD settled down, it vanished, and it didn't show up in my Customization area, or anywhere else. Device Manager doesn't show any new devices. My PC seems to work fine.

Does anyone know what this indicates, besides something that's temporarily not working?

A:New and odd systray icon

Put your mouse on it to see if it reveals what it is, if not click or right click on it to see what it offers as these are made to be clickable. It looks like either a brightness control or connection manager with the waves coming off it. I've not seen that one before.

Meanwhile scour your Control Panel>Programs for anything you don't want and didn't install. If you order it by date it may be immediately obvious so you can uninstall it.

Next download, install, decline trial, update and run full Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads

Report back all steps' findings.

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When I got my mp3 player the instructions said do not unhook it until you click on the icon in the system tray to safely remove it or you could wipe the mp3 player drive. For several weeks I had no problem but now the icon is gone. Any Ideas?

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My pc is set to "large icons" on my desk top.

I have several icons dragged down onto the tool tray.

The icons are very small. (Tool bar very narrow)

Can the tray size (tool bar size) be made larger so the icons
are also larger?


A:Systray icon size

Right click an empty space on the Taskbar (that's where the icons are). Choose Toolbars. Check Quick Launch. Uncheck "Lock the Taskbar." Right click on the little space just to the right of the Start button (the two pointed arrow tells you you're there). View>Large Icons. Re-lock the taskbar if all is OK.

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I have the "Hide Inactive Icons" selected for the systray. The other day I used Windows Media Player. Ever since then the speaker icon is displayed - there are only 3 icons in my systray. Why is the speaker the only one showing now and how can I hide it again?

A:Speaker Icon in Systray

Control panel>sound and audio devices.
Untick - Place volumne icon in the taskbar.

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I have a Windows Messenger icon in my Systray with a red circle with an X in it. When I drag my mouse over it it says I'm not signed in. I don't know why this icon suddenly started appearing in the Systray, but Windows Messenger is something I don't use and I'd like it to stop appearing in the systray. How to?

A:Deleting Systray Icon

How do I disable Windows Messenger in Windows XP?

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Please identify the icon in the systray.


A:Please Identify Icon in Systray

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Can you right click on it & see if there is any info?
Looks like a warning sign & a meter of some kind.

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I don't seem to have a connection icon in my systray. Seems like I used to have one but don't remember how long it's been gone. I'm running Win 98 and have a dial-up modem with a router connecting two computers. Can anyone tell me how to get a connection icon in the systray or if there is some other way to determine what my actual connection speed is?

A:Connection icon in systray


Try this:

Doubleclick My Computer, doubleclick DialUp Networking, rightclick your connection, and choose 'properties'.
In the 'Connect using' section click 'Configure'.
Click on the 'options' tab, and check 'Display Modem Status' in the 'Status Control' section.

There are lots of third party apps however.

Take a look here for some pointers: Bandwidth Monitors

Good luck,

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Recently reformatted Windows XP Pro. Since then when i login to skype (build 41.0.179) the systray icon disappears although Skype is running in Task Manager.

Hijackthis report attached.

Thanks for any help!

A:Skype. Systray icon.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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New minor problem... There is no volume icon displayed in my systray. There used to be one there. When I open Sounds and Audio Devices on the Control Panel and check the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" I get a window that says:

"Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control Program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel." Where is the setup file. Is it a windows program or perhaps a Dell utility?

XP Home SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

Again, any words of wisdom are much appreciated.


A:Solved: systray icon

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After a couple of days of Windows Defender intermittently warning that there were threats to my system and clicking the button to remove them I have now have an icon that appeared in my systray last evening. I downloaded and ran Spybot S&D and found nothing. I then unplugged the internet connection until I can get help.
Mousing over the icon, right or left clicking it all produce no results whatsoever. The icon has a bluish triangle like field above, a light brown and dark brown field below, surrounded by what appear to be some whitish dots. It is very non-descript. I looked at the startup tab from msconfig, can't really tell what should be there and what shouldn't. Unfortunately my system restore function was turned off -- don't know how that happened.
I have a Toshiba Satellite running Vista Home. My Windows Defender icon has also disappeared.

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I recently upgraded to Quicktime 5.0.2 on a Windows 2000 Professional PC. After installing it, it creates a little icon in the system tray. I got the "configsys" file to eliminate items on startup and eliminated that file (qttask.exe). So, the next time I booted up, the icon didn't appear...yeah! However, the next time I booted up, the icon was back! Somehow it recovered itself. I have tried this three times now, and each time I boot the second time, it is back. Any ideas how to remove that system tray icon for good??? (Besides deleting Quicktime?)

A:Can't get rid of Quicktime systray icon!

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Presently, I have 12 systray icons, most of which I dont really need to see...

Is there a way to control which systray icons you see, and which you dont?

A:systray icon control??

You can stop these programs from running via system configuration utility, and you can right click the icon and close the program/app. As long as the program is running there will be an icon in the systray, thats just how windows works, you can hide inactive icons also via start/properties.

Hope this helped

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So I thought I had a very simple systray bar, but when I opened the notification area under taskbar properties, windows 7 saved up the systray icons for previous (unwanted) programs as well. I know I can just hide the icons, but is there any way I can permanently delete systray icons for past items via registry, program, etc? Thank you so much for your time and help!

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Hi dunyOS,

you can use Brinks VistaForums Tutorial on it, I did the manual way from the tutorial and it worked before in Windows 7.

Removing Items from Notification Area List?

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For a very long time, my systray icons were top-justified, like this:

I recently installed Symantec Endpoint Protection, and of all the weird things to have as a side effect, it (or something else that coincidentally happened at the same time) center justified my systray:

Is there a way to tweak that? I know it's a trivial matter, but I don't like the centering.

A:Systray icon justification?

Can you move the taskbar back to normal size, then resize it. That may reset it, or try dragging the icons up. What happened at the same time?

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I am not sure if this is an infection of some sort, but I thought I give it a try here first.

Firstly, back in 2004, I had purchased a HP PhotoSmart 8450 printer, which I installed on computer 1, see below for computer 1 specs, and everything was working great. However, I had to move to a medical center back in 2008, which led me to pack everything up in boxes. By the summer of 2009 I came back home and reconnected only my 2 computer with no printer installed. At first, I had no problems except for in the past month, all of the sudden the HP icon in the systray continues to flash on for 10 seconds and then disappears for 1 second and then reappears and does the same process over and over again. I would usually think it might be doing this because the printer is not installed. However, the strange part, which to me acts like a virus, are for the following reasons

1. Did not have this problem when I reconnected my computers last summer, and it only has started last month.

2.At first, I thought the flashing icon wasn't that important, however, just until last night I could not run any of my animations in Maya without the animation being real choppy. (for those of you who don't know what Maya is, it is a 3D modeling and animation program for doing 3d games and video.)

3. there is no warning about my printer being disconnected. Normally, this icon should pop-up a bubble message stating that the printer is disconnected.

4. If I try to hover over the icon, the flashin... Read more

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Ok, about 7 hours later after I had posted my problem, I just received a virtual memory too low warning, but no applications where running. In addition, I went to the task manager->processing tab, and it reported the largest memory process used was AVG at 13,144KB, which is very little. i then went to the performance tab to see what my available memory was averaging at, which is about 410MB. I do not understand why I am getting virtual memory warnings when Windows Task manager appears to show very little activity and memory usage.

Am I getting a false/positive report. I really think I need to upload a Hijackthis Log in here, but I will still wait for one of you techs to help out, that is if you could reply back soon

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I have generate a few Windows 7 Enterprise X64 and on all devices the ico is like this:

Except on one:

Why? Some suggestions?
Thanks very much !!

A:Different ico in systray for Safely remove hardware

This might give some ideas...
Guided Help: Customize the notification area in Windows 7

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Goldish mystery icon in systray says "disconnected" if you hover. Has a red
circle with slash and if you right click says exit. I am not sure what it
does or is doing? It looks like it has a small blue badge in the upper right
corner. If you double click it nothing happens, if you right click and exit
it goes away, but I can't tell what software it is controlling. I can't see
anything suspicious on the start and msconfig items.

Here is a picture of the icon:


I would appreciate your help identifying the mystery program.



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Hello everyone,

Have Vista Ultimate and been running it for a little over a year now. I like it. Have a small issue I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like it. Didn't see it on a search.

In my system tray I have my wireless network showing. Just the general run of the mill icon. Been working since I got my computer and since installing Vista some time ago. Today it just stopped working. I accidentely ran my battery dead and it went into hibernate. I plugged it in, brought it back, and then it stopped working. Now it shows in constant disconnected state (two computer screens with the red X next to them) even though I can still connect.

So this is only a minor inconvenience and not necessary as I can still connect with the internal card just fine. Oh, and also I can't access the wireless card by clicking on it, or access the right click menu on it either. Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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One of my home computers, that has lived its life behind my SuSE 9.0/9.1 firewall has managed to contract . . . .something. I'm fairly certain that it showed up before it was ever connected to the internet, but its been a while, so I'm not ruling it out. I've scanned it with the latest signatures using Norton 2005 and found nothing. Anyway, what I do know is this;

When the machine first boots, there is an icon in the systray that looks like this. systray icon If I move the mouse to it (no click required) it just disappears. It does show up again after some yet undetermined amount of time. I've tried killing off processes, and stopping services with the service manager, but it only goes away, if I put the mouse too close. (Kinda like those irritating flash animations that won't let you answer "no" to some annoying question about your anatomy)

Its probably something I installed, but I have no idea what it is. The icon doesn't show up in any of the applications I have installed on the computer. The machine itself has become very unstable lately, and that was my first suspect. After some other tests, I think its hardware now, but I still want to know what the heck that thing is.

Anyone ever see it before ?

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