System Tray icons don't appear in Windows 7

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  1. JFTS
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    This should be a simple problem to solve, yet after 5 hours I can't seem to figure out what's going on.

    I have just upgraded my OS to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and everything was fine when it was installed. But since yesterday, the system tray icons (volume, internet connection etc) do not appear at the down-right corner of the screen.

    I have resetted the registry according to the official instructions by Microsoft and nothing happened. I still can't see the icons. However, eveything works fine. I have sound (which I can adjust through the control panel) and I can connect to the internet or check my antivirus program.

    I have also installed a Custopack theme for Windows but I doubt that has to do something. I have installed the same theme on another Win7 machine with no problems at all.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. Count Duckula

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    May help (although the reg edit should do pretty much the same thing):
    Right click Taskbar | Properties | 'Taskbar' tab | 'Customize...' button | 'Restore default icon behaviours' link in blue towards the bottom.

    If that doesn't do anything and you havnt customised anything other than the theme pack, I'd say that's the culprit.
     
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    I've already clicked on "Restore default icon behaviours" and nothing happens. I have also removed the theme and again nothing happened.

    This is getting out of hand....:unsure:
     
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    Well, that solved the problem! The system repaired itself and after a reboot the icons where in their place. The theme was however a bit funny. I guess you are right about it being responsible.

    It may be a bug of Custopacks tools. But then, why it was on this computer and not on the others I tried?

    Anyway, thanks for your help!:yay:
     
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    I guess that CustoPack patches some Windows files in order to work, and the patches were incompatible with an update you have installed on that PC, or something like that.
     
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    You're welcome, I'm glad it worked :)

    I'm not familiar with any theme packs so really have no idea why it would cause it. As The Real Jdbye said, if a system file verification fixed the problem it would seem something modified/overwrote a system file, finding exactly what caused it is likely not worth the time unless it's a reoccurring issue.
    If you've installed a 'cracked' copy of some software then I'd be running a malwarebytes scan just to be safe though.
     
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    I tried again to install the theme and the icons disappeared once more, so it's definitely a bug with Custopacks tools.

    I will try to update it to the latest release and see if this can fix the problem.