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Old 05-29-2008
Mongoose2
 

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Power icon no longer appears in notification area
I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the power
icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar and
Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is grayed
out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing SP1,
which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this until
three days ago.

I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys regarding
"iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging on
as a different user does not help.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2008
LoneWolf
 

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RE: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
Mongoose2

Try this link and download the reg fix.

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/no...sing-in-vista/

It might work for your situation. Remember, do the right
thing with you reg backup, etc before hand.
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CL
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"Mongoose2" wrote:

> I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the power
> icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar and
> Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is grayed
> out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing SP1,
> which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this until
> three days ago.
>
> I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys regarding
> "iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging on
> as a different user does not help.
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2008
Brink
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area

Mongoose2;730334 Wrote:
> I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the
> power
> icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar
> and
> Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is
> grayed
> out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing
> SP1,
> which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this
> until
> three days ago.
>
> I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys
> regarding
> "iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging
> on
> as a different user does not help.
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Hi Mongoose,

This tutorial may be able to help you out. You will not have the Power
icon available (not grayed out) if you are not using a laptop on battery
power or have a desktop with a backup USP battery connected though.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...tem-icons.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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Brink

*There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
them.*
'*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
*Please post feedback to help others.*
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Old 05-30-2008
Mongoose2
 

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RE: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
Thanks for the link, but no soap. Still no icon.

"LoneWolf" wrote:

> Mongoose2
>
> Try this link and download the reg fix.
>
> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/no...sing-in-vista/
>
> It might work for your situation. Remember, do the right
> thing with you reg backup, etc before hand.
> --
> regards
> CL
> ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
>
>
> "Mongoose2" wrote:
>
> > I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the power
> > icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar and
> > Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is grayed
> > out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing SP1,
> > which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this until
> > three days ago.
> >
> > I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys regarding
> > "iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging on
> > as a different user does not help.
> >
> > Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2008
Mongoose2
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
I tried all three methods, plus the manual way. The registry entry did exist
for the manual way so I removed it, but I stll have no power icon. It's
stilil grayed out in Taskbar and Start Menu properties, too.

"Brink" wrote:

>
> Mongoose2;730334 Wrote:
> > I have an Acer laptop with Vista (SP1). Recently I have noticed the
> > power
> > icon no longer displays in the notification area. If I go to Taskbar
> > and
> > Start Menu Properties, Notification Area tab, the Power check box is
> > grayed
> > out and not checked. This may have happened as a result of installing
> > SP1,
> > which I did two weeks ago, but I am not sure. I did not notice this
> > until
> > three days ago.
> >
> > I have tried a registry edit I found online (deleting any keys
> > regarding
> > "iconstreams"), but this did not help. Rebooting does not help. Logging
> > on
> > as a different user does not help.
> >
> > Any thoughts would be appreciated.

>
> Hi Mongoose,
>
> This tutorial may be able to help you out. You will not have the Power
> icon available (not grayed out) if you are not using a laptop on battery
> power or have a desktop with a backup USP battery connected though.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...tem-icons.html
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>

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Old 05-30-2008
Znod
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area

Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
simple solutions that might work.


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Znod

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http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictu.../VistaTVF.jpg]
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Old 06-02-2008
Mongoose2
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had to
do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps that
will allow me to do an upgrade.

"Znod" wrote:

>
> Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
> simple solutions that might work.
>
>
> --
> Znod
>
> ::::[image:
> http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictu.../VistaTVF.jpg]
> ::::
>

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Old 06-02-2008
JW
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the ability
to restore the icon to the taskbar


"Mongoose2" <Mongoose2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6F517D5D-9777-4976-A65B-48195A8ACE42@microsoft.com...
>I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had
>to
> do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
> result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
> version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
> just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
> almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
> that
> will allow me to do an upgrade.
>
> "Znod" wrote:
>
>>
>> Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
>> simple solutions that might work.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Znod
>>
>> ::::[image:
>> http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictu.../VistaTVF.jpg]
>> ::::
>>


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Old 06-02-2008
Mongoose2
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
I tried that early in the process. The check box is greyed out. Thanks,
anyway.

"JW" wrote:

> Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the ability
> to restore the icon to the taskbar
>
>
> "Mongoose2" <Mongoose2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6F517D5D-9777-4976-A65B-48195A8ACE42@microsoft.com...
> >I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I had
> >to
> > do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However, as a
> > result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
> > version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade. I'm
> > just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
> > almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
> > that
> > will allow me to do an upgrade.
> >
> > "Znod" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
> >> simple solutions that might work.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Znod
> >>
> >> ::::[image:
> >> http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictu.../VistaTVF.jpg]
> >> ::::
> >>

>

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Old 06-02-2008
JW
 

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Re: Power icon no longer appears in notification area
Is the hide Inactive icons check box and/or the customize button grayed out?
"Mongoose2" <Mongoose2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:23F01ED6-0D0D-4BF9-88C4-05DF153284D8@microsoft.com...
>I tried that early in the process. The check box is greyed out. Thanks,
> anyway.
>
> "JW" wrote:
>
>> Control panel/taskbar.../Notification Area/Customize may provide the
>> ability
>> to restore the icon to the taskbar
>>
>>
>> "Mongoose2" <Mongoose2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6F517D5D-9777-4976-A65B-48195A8ACE42@microsoft.com...
>> >I tried doing a system upgrade, which repairs Windows. This is what I
>> >had
>> >to
>> > do in order to get SP1 to install and it worked quite well. However,
>> > as a
>> > result of installing SP1, now I cannot do that because Windows now is a
>> > version newer than the install DVD, so it won't let me do an upgrade.
>> > I'm
>> > just going to hope the machine will somehow warn me when the battery is
>> > almost dead. I'll see if I can find media that includes SP1. Perhaps
>> > that
>> > will allow me to do an upgrade.
>> >
>> > "Znod" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Repairing startup might help, but I really doubt it. Just grasping at
>> >> simple solutions that might work.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Znod
>> >>
>> >> ::::[image:
>> >> http://homepage.mac.com/donv1/.Pictu.../VistaTVF.jpg]
>> >> ::::
>> >>

>>


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