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Win XP system Tray

By Hodsocks ยท 33 replies
Feb 25, 2003
  1. Happywarmgun

    Happywarmgun TS Rookie

    I can confirm that removing the universtal plug and play in network services finally solved the problem! Many thanks to those who posted on this (even if it was ages ago - thank goodness for search engines!). Out of interest though reinstalling plug and play brings the problem back. What does plug and play do? What am I missing while I have this service disabled?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Don't confuse UPnP with normal Plug and Play without U.

    You're not missing anything in a single home computer, UPnP is just a way to detect hardware in networked environment.

    I recommend keeping it disabled.
  3. winnafay

    winnafay TS Rookie

    I can also confirm that this works, and it is a painless solution. After trying everthing but spinning on my head with my feet waving in the air, finally! A solution. Thanks Guloso. My System Tray icons have consistantly made an appearance upon many restarts.
  4. rslotpole

    rslotpole TS Rookie

    REBIC>EXE to the rescue

    I've been trying to solve this problem for 3 months. I've tried everything exept rebuilding my machine. Lo and behold, the only thing that seems to have solved the problem is REBIC.exe. The systray.exe does nothing but rebic saves the day. Thanks. Someone should let MS know that there is indeed a patch.

    They are like a puppy, someone always has to follow them around and clean up their mess.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. rslotpole

    rslotpole TS Rookie


    LIn's startup editor is great, been using it for years. How would you suggest I use it to solve this problem? As I said rebic.exe seemed to work but now I'm having problems again after I cleaned registry.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    lin's editor will stop programs that self-boot in the registry.

    look at each tab in lin's program and find out which one is loading.

    if you have a virus it won't be there..... you'll have to use other tools.
  8. rslotpole

    rslotpole TS Rookie

    check out rebci.exe

    I don't know what it does or how it works but this program seems to fix the systray icon problem that a lot of people have, MS and MS has reported as a problem with no fix other then logging oof and logging back on again. Run this program once and presto no more icon problems
  9. kevx92874

    kevx92874 TS Rookie

    I have also had this systray problem. Only my wireless network icon and one of my norton icons(should be 2) show up consistently. Others show up once in awhile. I tried the systray.exe shortcut and it worked fine for now(kudos to Guloso for the tip) might try the REBIC.exe if this should fail. Was wondering if anyone else had this before: on systray click properties then at bottom advanced this shows active and past icons in the systray. well 8 out of nine are correct the one wrong is yahoo messenger which the icon is right but the name is listed as "<no title>" without the quotes. also for the past icons which there are over 60 of them only two have the right name and icon all the rest either the name is wrong or the icon is. it has names like:yahoo messenger installation-99% with an icon thats for WheresJames or OGG Direct Show Filter with a quicktime icon or WinAmp agent with a folder icon plus many other strange and wierd names and icons. am I alone in this?
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