System tray icon missing: How to fix system tray icons missing in Windows 7, Vista and XP?
When you boot your windows computer, many times you may see that some of the icons like volume control icon, network status icon etc. are not visible properly. So, you can't figure out volume control icon, network status icons etc. for frequent usage.
Why the icons are not visible or loaded properly?
The reason is quite funny. Actually when the Windows 7 or Windows Vista or Windows XP is booting, it tries to launch several process one by one simultaneously. All these process are running parallely and CPU process all things in tun. So, sometimes the CPU is very busy and during that time Windows wouldn't load one or several icons properly. So, you are not able to see one or some of the icons like volume control icon or network status icon etc.
Fixing system tray icons missing in Windows 7, Vista and XP
To fix system tray icons missing in Windows 7, Vista and XP is very simple. Remember, it's not the reason of viruses or other problem. The reasons is not to load explore task properly. So, to solve this problem, you just need to restart explorer task. After restarting explorer task, the system tray icons are refreshed and this build all the desktop, task-bar and system tray icons.
To restart Windows explorer, you just have to restart Windows explorer task. For solving your problem, I build a batch program named as FixSystemIcons. Just download it and run it when you face system tray icon missing.
Steps to runFixSystemIcons
- Download FixSystemIcons
- Extract it. By default you can easily extract it by Windows XP or Vista or Windows 7.
- After extracting, you will find a file fix_my_icons and double click on it.
And that's all. Windows task explore will be refreshed and all the icons will be loaded smoothly.
I think your problem is solved. If you face further any difficulties then you may post comment in the comment section. I will try my best to give you the solution.
@Written by rancidTaste
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