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    No battery icon in system tray

    I reinstalled Win xp on laptop and now can not get battery icon to appear in system tray. Always show icon in system tray is checked in power options.

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    Hi easy, and welcome to the Lounge!

    XP has had a lot of problems involving showing icons in the system tray. Try unchecking the option to show the battery icon in the system tray and click OK. Then go back and enter a check again to enable it to show in the tray. Sometimes that helps.

    Are you running XP with Service Pack 3?

    Microsoft has a fix available in this Knowledge Base article that will clear past items in the Customize Notifications dialog box. Just follow the directions to apply the automatic fix, or follow directions to manually apply the fix yourself.
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    I am running XP with SP3. I'll check out the Knowledge Base article. Thanks

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    I believe I've found a solution for my missing battery icon at http://winhlp.com/node/16. At least it seems to have solved my problem.

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    Hi easy, glad to hear you got the issue resolved. If you do not mind, how about posting the exact fix you found to work from the link in Post #4. It is sure to benefit others experiencing the same issue.

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    The article at http://winhlp.com/node/16 has several workarounds for the missing icon problem. The easiest one, the one I tried is called The Ostuni Workaround. The fix is to hide UPnP devices and the article states that this won't disable the service. In my case I was able to do this by going to Networking connections, Advanced, Optional networking components, Networking services, Details and unchecked UPnP User Interface. After restart system tray icons reappeared and I've had no other problems. I hope this works as well for others.

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    Hi, Try to customize it fro your taskbar properties.Uncheck the hide inactive icon box.
    If still not work, then go to control panel, power option and from advanced option, you can set the icon to show on your system tray.

    Source: http://www.ehowportal.com/show-dissa...ptops-taskbar/

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    Since there were no posts since 1/27/2011, the problem has been fixed, as previously stated by the OP.
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