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Missing icons in taskbar

Bryan Shieh
Occasional Contributor

Missing icons in taskbar

The Safely Remove Hardware icon (along with the Power Meter) is not always available in the taskbar notification area even after I adjusted the setting to "always show" in the Customize Notifications. I am using Windows XP Pro on a Compaq Evo n610c.
3 REPLIES
Kevin Feng
Valued Contributor

Re: Missing icons in taskbar

Maybe you could turn off the "hide-inactive icons" button in the taskbar settings...

Sometimes the safely remove hardware icon may not appear if the hardware is not hot-pluggable. OR does this occur if you start your computer up from standby mode?
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Bryan Shieh
Occasional Contributor

Re: Missing icons in taskbar

When I adjusted the setting to "always show" in the customize notifications area, that turned off the hide inactive icons under the taskbar settings. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Sean Haydock
Occasional Visitor

Re: Missing icons in taskbar

A fix for this problem can be found at

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20506663.html

It worked for me.