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Description: Edit

There will be blank spots on the system tray.

To Resolve: Edit

1. Run - taskmgr - "Processes" tab - Kill "explorer.exe".

2. Run - regedit - Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_User\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Traynotify

3. Delete the "IconStreams" and "PastIconStream" keys.

4. Exit and reboot. For more details, see http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13102-notification-area-icons-reset.html

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5. Save and run this batch file (from link):


:: Created by: Shawn Brink

:: http://www.sevenforums.com

:: Tutorial:  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13102-notification-area-icons-reset.html



@echo off

cls

set regPath=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

set regKey1=IconStreams

set regKey2=PastIconsStream

set choice=Bad-Response


echo The Explorer process must be killed to reset the Notification Area Icons Cache.

echo.

echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing

echo.

pause


echo.

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

echo.

FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey1% ^| find /i "%regkey1%"') do goto iconstreams

echo Registry key "IconStreams" already deleted.

echo.


:verify-PastIconsStream

FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey2% ^| find /i "%regkey2%"') do goto PastIconsStream

echo Registry key "PastIconsStream" already deleted.

echo.

goto confirm-restart


:iconstreams

reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey1%"

goto verify-PastIconsStream


:PastIconsStream

reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey2%"


:confirm-restart

echo.

echo.

echo Windows must be restarted to finish resetting the Notification Area Icons.

echo.


:wrong

set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:

If %choice% == y goto Yes

If %choice% == Y goto Yes

If %choice% == n goto No

If %choice% == N goto No

set choice=Bad-Response

goto wrong


:Yes

shutdown /R /f /t 00

exit



:No

echo.

echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.

echo.

echo You can now close this command prompt window.

explorer.exe

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