Notification Area System Icons Have Disappeared

When I go to the Notification Area properties, only the "Clock" option is 
checked. The "Volume", "Network", and "Power" options are un-checked AND 
grayed-out so I can't check them. How do I get these system icons back? (I'm 
running Vista Home Premium-SP2, and the only recent changes have been 
"Windows Updates" - critical updates only.)

Thanks.
-- 
Bob C. 

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Updates will do that sometimes.  When it happens to me, I reboot a 
second time and then check the boxes again.  If that doesn't work, I go 
to the Network Manager and disable (then re-enable) the network 
connection.  As for the volume and power they sometimes come back on 
their own.  I've had a ticket into MS for over a month and they have yet 
to respond.

Questor

--->
> When I go to the Notification Area properties, only the "Clock" option
> is checked. The "Volume", "Network", and "Power" options are un-checked
> AND grayed-out so I can't check them. How do I get these system icons
> back? (I'm running Vista Home Premium-SP2, and the only recent changes
> have been "Windows Updates" - critical updates only.)
>
> Thanks.

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Questor
2/24/2010 2:10:29 PM
Hello Bob,

Sometimes just restarting the computer will have them return. If not,
then the downloads in METHOD THREE of the tutorial below may be able to
fix this for you.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/106787-notification-area-system-icons.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Bob Cabrera;1233615 Wrote: 
> When I go to the Notification Area properties, only the "Clock" option
> is
> checked. The "Volume", "Network", and "Power" options are un-checked
> AND
> grayed-out so I can't check them. How do I get these system icons back?
> (I'm
> running Vista Home Premium-SP2, and the only recent changes have been
> "Windows Updates" - critical updates only.)
> 
> Thanks.
> --
> Bob C.


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