My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop has stopped showing the power icon in the notification area of Windows 7. It was there and working up until 2 days ago. How do I get it back?
WAIT GOT IT.
I'm on windows XP and having the same problem. I can't try half the suggestions though cause my netbook doesn't have the things. Like clicking the space on the task bar and when I click search I can't just type the suggested search in, I have to search in music or documents ect. I also don't have power options or an arrow at the bottom right of my screen. I restarted and it didn't work, and that usually does.
Help! What is a system restore?
i try all the suggestions still cant find the battery metter ..!!
Thanks for the more information. I'll try these and report back in a few days.
Looking forward to hearing your feedback!
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there is also a reg keys for tray icons in that report
To Jeff, Jay, and Fidelis
I've tried all three of the suggestions. Still no icon in Notification. In fact, the Customize option's list does not include the Power icon so I can't turn it on (because it is not there to turn on).
use system restore, and go 2 days back (try this first as you can undo it)
try reg download http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/tutorials/2142d1199702043-notification-area-system-icons-enable_power.reg
worked for a person in a forum.
Hello, you could try the following fix by Microsoft. It applies to Vista and Windows 7:
This fix works by removing the IconStreams and PastIconsStream from registry. Here is the fix for you. Make sure to follow the instructions precisely.
Hello, you can also click on the up arrow on the bottom right of your screen and click on customize. Once the page with all the options opens, find the battery icon and then select show icon and notifications. Select ok and you are set.
generally restarting the laptop solves the problem.
Right click in a blank area on your task bar and chose "Properties". You may also go to Start -> Search: "Taskbar And Start Menu" and click on the application. Once it opens, go to the "Taskbar" tab, which should be open by default. In the middle of the dialog in the "Notification Area" select "Customize".
Then a new form will open, find your battery life icon and select "Show Icon and Notifications" from the drop down.
hello can any one suggest for my problem i lost battery icon on my task bar ..windows 2003 plz help me out to come over to this problem
go into power options and reselect the box that says always show in taskbar
download tune-up utilities trial and see there if there is an option fix icon cache
i think the trial is 30 days so do a scan clean pc