Notification Area Icons window pops up automatically following boot

I have this very weird problem in which the 'Notification Area Icons' Window automatically pops up right after Windows Boots. Usually it shows after a minute or so after windows boots. Even if i keep my computer idle it shows up automatically (but only following a boot). This is irritating me quite a lot :mad:

I tried re - installing Windows but still the problem persists. I have a IBM Thinkpad T510 loaded with Windows 7 professional 32 bit. I googled this qute a lot but could not find a fix.

Any suggestions on how could I fix this wierd issue ? Also see attached screenshot.



Have you checked your PC for any malware and/or spyware. If you haven't, do so. Then run a registry cleaner, Ccleaner has a built in one that works pretty good. Then defrag HDD. In your notification area reset icons to default settings, then reboot and check for issue.


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Is the attachment showing what pops up?

You have a Symantec (Service Framework) product. I would check that for some setting that would cause such an event.

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