In an effort to trim off every unneeded program running to get this old laptop to limp into the sunset, I went to far. Making the oldest mistake in the book, I say,"HP Quick Launch Buttons ... what are these?? I don't use or need this program and deleted it."
Starting my computer now involves going through a series of hitting "cancel" to offers by the PC to seek and reinstall the file TrayAp.msi
I have searched the PC for such a file and none such exists to my knowledge.
HP's automated support has proved useless so far.
I expect that this file is in front of my face or on my repair disk (yes, I made a repair disk back in 2011 and have it at my disposal).
What say ye?