Battery status icon not displaying in taskbar



lgortiz
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status icon
doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management. It is
set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly appreciated!
Luis

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Hi Luis,

SYMPTOM: When you restart the computer, the icons in the notification area
are missing. If you log off and log on with the same user account, the icons
appear.

To resolve this behavior, follow these steps to disable the SSDP feature:
1.Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

2.Click Services and Applications.
3.Double-click Services.
4.In the Services list, right-click SSDP Discovery Service, and then click
Properties.
5.On the General tab, in the Startup type drop-down list, click Disabled.
6.Click OK.

Note When SSDP Discovery service is disabled, new devices on the network
cannot be found automatically.

More Information:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;841571


--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
>I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status icon
> doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management. It
> is
> set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly
> appreciated!
> Luis

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
See also:
How To: Fix Missing System Tray Icons at Windows XP startup:
http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_013.html

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
>I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status icon
> doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management. It
> is
> set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly
> appreciated!
> Luis

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Some of those apps cannot show an icon in the Notification area unless they are run After the startup of XP is finished.

--

Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
>I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status icon
> doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management. It is
> set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly appreciated!
> Luis

lgortiz
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Thank you both, Ramesh and Mark. I was able to fix my problem with your
input. Keep up the EXCELLENT work :-) Luis


"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Some of those apps cannot show an icon in the Notification area unless they are run After the startup of XP is finished.
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
> >I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status icon
> > doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management. It is
> > set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly appreciated!
> > Luis
>
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Which step helped you, Luis?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E3EE7F24-AEB4-4A7D-8521-901FF0159FA5@microsoft.com...
> Thank you both, Ramesh and Mark. I was able to fix my problem with your
> input. Keep up the EXCELLENT work :-) Luis
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Some of those apps cannot show an icon in the Notification area unless
>> they are run After the startup of XP is finished.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status
>> >icon
>> > doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management.
>> > It is
>> > set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly
>> > appreciated!
>> > Luis
>>
>>
>>

lgortiz
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Ramesh, specifically it was your suggestion of disabling the SSDP Discovery
service. Thanks again!! Now if I could only figure out the little taskbar
"popup" program that briefly appears every 15 minutes and keeps my computer's
screensaver from kicking-in.......(-:


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Which step helped you, Luis?
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E3EE7F24-AEB4-4A7D-8521-901FF0159FA5@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you both, Ramesh and Mark. I was able to fix my problem with your
> > input. Keep up the EXCELLENT work :-) Luis
> >
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> Some of those apps cannot show an icon in the Notification area unless
> >> they are run After the startup of XP is finished.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> marfers notes for windows xp
> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> >> ..
> >> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status
> >> >icon
> >> > doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power management.
> >> > It is
> >> > set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly
> >> > appreciated!
> >> > Luis
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Thanks for the fedback, Luis. This should help others.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2727F9D1-45B2-409C-B3D7-1029688A0560@microsoft.com...
> Ramesh, specifically it was your suggestion of disabling the SSDP
> Discovery
> service. Thanks again!! Now if I could only figure out the little taskbar
> "popup" program that briefly appears every 15 minutes and keeps my
> computer's
> screensaver from kicking-in.......(-:
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Which step helped you, Luis?
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E3EE7F24-AEB4-4A7D-8521-901FF0159FA5@microsoft.com...
>> > Thank you both, Ramesh and Mark. I was able to fix my problem with your
>> > input. Keep up the EXCELLENT work :-) Luis
>> >
>> >
>> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Some of those apps cannot show an icon in the Notification area unless
>> >> they are run After the startup of XP is finished.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> >> marfers notes for windows xp
>> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> >> ..
>> >> "lgortiz" <lgortiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:0FCD8D94-B21C-4B59-B4E9-72247DF45BCE@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have a HP Pavilion ze4540us running Win XP SP2. The battery status
>> >> >icon
>> >> > doesn't display in spite of it being set to do so in power
>> >> > management.
>> >> > It is
>> >> > set to "always show" in the taskbar, too. Any input is greatly
>> >> > appreciated!
>> >> > Luis
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>


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