Windows Vista forum: "Notification Area" Icons missing How do I get them back??

by: sookgah September 7, 2011 7:57 PM PDT

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"Notification Area" Icons missing How do I get them back??

by sookgah - 9/7/11 7:57 PM


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Hello everyone,

First off, I need to tell you that I'm computer illiterate & only know enough to be very, very dangerous!

1..Computer: HP Pavilion Elite m9040n PC with an HP 19" w2408h Vivid Color Windscreen Flat-panel Monitor with BrightView panel, OS = Windows Vista

2...I had trouble with computer being very SLOOOOOW at startup & accessing sites, etc.

3...After some time I was able to fix the slowness with various clean ups, defrags, registry cleaning/ fixing etc

4...I later noticed after solving my problem, that several of my icons in the "notification area" on the bottom task bar were not there.

4a....I then clicked in the notification area & then properties, then "notification area"..that screen had "icons" & if I clicked on the box to "hide inactive icons" the customized box let me click on it. this gave me a list of current & past icons. In the past icon list were my "caps lock off" & num lock on"... both indicated that they would "hide when inactive" ...so I changed them to be "show". I then clicked "ok" & then "apply" on the prev tab "notification area"....unfortunately this didn't help at all..

4b...I then decided to go back to a restoral point where I believed the icons were present but was also hoping that the "slowness problem" wouldn't come back....I got good news & bad news...1st the good...the slowness didn't come back...the bad news neither did the icons for caps lock & numbers lock...I tried several different restoral points. NOTHING !!
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4c.. I also searched the computer for 'caps" or "capital" "icons" with results that didn't address this "notification" area (I never knew what this part of the desk top was called; but now I do!!!) ...NO HELP HERE!!


thanks


P.S. I hope this question is clear & I hope that someone out there can help me...every computer I've ever had, has had the caps lock off &num lock on and I'm all out of sorts w/o them. Unfortunately, my keyboard doesn't have a light to also let me know if caps is on or off (an old keyboard of mine but that keyboard has gone to the great beyond of 1's & o's)

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