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Old 02-17-2006, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Windows update killed my system tray

I just applied the latest windows update, and now my system tray has disappeared. Can anybody help me out here?
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not without a bit more information, no.

Have you tried restarting? That's a good first step.
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does the systray come back when you remove the update (after you've rebooted)?
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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XP Pro? There's a policy for hiding it, but that wouldn't explain how it would change after an update.

run gpedit.msc
User Configuration->Admin templates->Start menu & taskbar->Hide the notification area

I believe it operates on two registry items but no worry if you have pro.

Nothing certain but something to check.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This may not be the same problem at all...but,
Sometimes my sys-tray goes wonky on me and what brings it back for me is right-clicking on the taskbar [click properties [then select "auto-hide the taskbar" [click "apply" [when it disappears, move your mouse down where it was and when it pops back up, see if it fixed it.
Either way, unclick "auto-hide taskbar" and then "apply" to bring the 'bar back up.

I may be preaching to the choir, I don't know your computer experience, (mine is almost nil)....but...hope it helps.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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XP Pro? There's a policy for hiding it, but that wouldn't explain how it would change after an update.

run gpedit.msc
User Configuration->Admin templates->Start menu & taskbar->Hide the notification area

I believe it operates on two registry items but no worry if you have pro.

Nothing certain but something to check.

I Google'd the problem and tried a few fixes, but I think it was something in Tweak UI very similar to "Hide the notification area" that changed things up. The odd thing, though, is that I don't recall ever changing anything in Tweak UI before then. Oh well, it works now.
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