I can't see this being the winning answer.....
but apparently Marc Bennett thinks it is by some fluke thinking here. I have had no problems with system icons connected with UPnP, which is running on my system (Windows XP-home ed.); and if I don't want or need certain icons running on the system tray I know how to stop them from showing up on start up (run the MSCONFIG utility and uncheck items from the Start Up tab in this utility, then let the computer reboot and these won't show up anymore). That was my submission to this person's question, but apparently Marc thinks I'm wrong. Uninstalling from the Add/Remove programs is not a good idea since some UPnP programs may be needed (i.e., games, etc.) I'm not a hired professional PC Tech person, but I've gone through the schooling at a tech school, earned a Bachelor's degree in computer information systems, took a PC Repair course, so I think my experience and education at least deserves this merit. It may have something to do with the person's system and hardware components, too, so that has to be considered. As it is true that system tray icons running causes some slow performance, they're not all entirely the causes of performance either. And, anytime a program is activated from the programs menu, the icon appears on the system tray indicating a running program. The question this person is asking is that icons on the system tray are disappearing and he/she wants them to reappear (like the volume control?) - which I can't understand why this person wants it to be showing (running) when it can be accessed from the programs menu from the start button. Apparently this person has no clue on how to access programs from the start menu, unless the volume control program has not been properly installed then, of course, it won't show up! Volume control has something to do with the sound card and if the sound card is not seated correctly on the motherboard's connection (expansion slots) then that's also the reason. Sound connections come from an installed program CD that install sound drivers when connecting the audio cable to the onboard sound system. In the BIOS settings, if the Audio Device feature is not "enabled" (meaning, not started), then that's the reason for the volume control not showing up in the programs. These are the considerations the user has to determine to fix the problems and they're all there for the user to do and fix on their own. Even an uneducated PC user can look up these problems by reading up on their system board's (i.e., motherboard) booklet that came with the hardware (every user should have at least a booklet that has the info on their system's hardware - the motherboard - that will explain every hardware/softare issue and show the user how to use the BIOS settings - I've had 3 different motherboards installed - I, myself, installed 2 of them - and the booklet comes with the motherboard, as with any other hardware device plugged into the system, i.e, printer, cameras, etc.), so this "winning answer" here needs some discretion as to its validity.
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