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Lost My Systray


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#1 himbo

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

The icon for systray is gone, I searched systray and found it in C:\Windows]system32
Properties...
ver. 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
size 3.00 kb
I click to open it but nothing happens, I do not get an error message, just nothing.
the systray.exe file shows in
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

Is the systray important? I am pretty new with computer problems.
I wanted to use it to set brightness etc.

I cannot change the brightness, contrast, etc for divx player or kmplayer

Anyone have any ideas?
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#2 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:50 AM

Hi himbo, Welcome to BC

I don't think that your systray has anything to do with the settings that you are talking about. I know that you can set some of your settings for your desk top by going to Start > Control Panel > Display, and then experimenting with the settings that you find there.

I have a bunch of little buttons on the front of my monitor that are for doing a lot of settings but I don't mess with them because I don't want to break anything.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:59 AM

The systray is the System Tray utility that is on the far right side of your taskbar. It displays the clock and some icons for open applications.

It is a needed part of Windows, and you are not getting the full benefit of your Operating system without it.
Is the system tray open? can you see little icons and the clock in the lower right side of your screen (assuming your taskbar is on the bottom) If you can see the icons, then systray is open and running.

It should automatically load with windows and you should not have to manually start it unless you have manually stopped it.

If your systray file is corrupted you may need to perform a repair install of windows.


Now, you were stating how you cannot adjust the brightness/contrast for divx player and kmplayer.
These settings are located in the "Display" section of the Control Panel. OR located in the settings for your graphics card. (nVidia control panel, etc...)
The systray should not have anything to do with the display properties.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:20 AM

Is the bottom taskbar still visible? (minus the system tray next to the clock).

Is there an arrow < in a blue circle next to the clock?

Two directions I can go, but which one depends on the answers to the above questions.




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