I have lost icons and cannot restore them!

perzaklie

New Member
I have searched all the applicable posts I could find here and elsewhere and I cannot seem to find a solution. I sure would appreciate some help.

Two days ago, I turned my desktop PC on and my sound, network, action center and power icons were missing. I have made no software or hardware changes to the PC in a long time except for normal Windows 7 updates. I have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and I have been using it for almost 10 years. This is the first instance of this behavior I've ever experienced.

I opened gpedit.msc as Administrator and verified the settings as per a tutorial I found.
I downloaded Enable_Volume_Notification_Icon.reg utility I found on another forum and ran it.
I re-booted several times.
I checked my sound card drivers for updates and none were found.
The icons are greyed out and when I select Turn system icons on and off they are OFF and blacked out and I cannot turn them back on.

Here are screen prints of gpedit, and taskbar settings
Thank you.

gpedit.jpg
notification area icon settings.jpg
notification area icons.jpg
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
With procmon I found these. Make sure they're not set to 1 or just delete them and either reboot or restart explorer

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAVolume SUCCESS Type: REG_DWORD, Length: 4, Data: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCANetwork SUCCESS Type: REG_DWORD, Length: 4, Data: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAPower SUCCESS Type: REG_DWORD, Length: 4, Data: 1
 


perzaklie

New Member
Thank you very much for the reply. When I open regedit, and I follow HKEY_Local_Machine tree to Explorer, there are no HideSCA* entries.
Should there be?
 


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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Also check under the HKCU hive too
 


perzaklie

New Member
Thanks again. I really appreciate your input.

No such. HKCU Scrnprt attached
 


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