1.    10 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    System icons greyed out


    My system icons icons are greyed out, like Volume and Power, so I can not enable them.
    After setup they work just fine, then they disappear. It is either caused by my settings or:
    I wonder, when custom power and sound card drivers gets installed, they get lost?

    SFC scan does nothing. By playing with settings and closing explorer.exe, volume icon appeared and stated, that there is no audio service running, when I moved the slider, the message and red X disappeared, but after restarting explorer.exe, it was gone again. My sound card audio service, Windows audio are running.

    Seems this problems happens: System Icons Greyed Out for Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails capture_08102015_074108.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 38
    10

    MS can provide updates to your hardward as you know and they sometimes overeide what you should really install. Go to the website and download the correct driver.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
    Thread Starter

    EDIT: Reinstalling ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery restores power icon temporarily.
    On my second laptop, all icons came back to life by itself. I do not need them on mine, so np.

    EDIT 2: Volume control disappears, when I disable laptop's default sound card.
    Old volume and power icons can be used, power works, sound still not though.

    Reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell" /v "UseWin32BatteryFlyout" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

    Reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" /v "EnableMtcUvc" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

    EDIT 3: My problem was caused by disabling action center, which also disabled system icons:

    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /v "DisableNotificationCenter" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 20 Aug 2015 at 15:45.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
    Thread Starter

    I have figured it out at last. It is all because those entries were set to low, so icons crashed or something.

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "HungAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "WaitToKillAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "20000" /f

    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control" /v "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "20000" /f
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    25 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    I have the same problem.
    Could you please talk me through how to fix this? I am completely in the dark...

    Oooops, sorry I clicked it twice
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    25 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    I have the same problem.<br>
    Could you please talk me through how to fix this? I am completely in the dark...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    25 Oct 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by megabyte View Post
    I have the same problem.<br>
    Could you please talk me through how to fix this?
    I would say, that each problem is unique, but you try this, run CMD as admin and enter:

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "HungAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "WaitToKillAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "20000" /f
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control" /v "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "20000" /f

    Restart and you will see immediately, if it is fixed or not, if not, you will have to look for another solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    27 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    Thank you very much for your help.
    The very strange thing I am finding out about Windows 10 is that when I get so very desperate and finally get to posting about my problem, I boot up the next day and the problem is solved. I should not speak too soon though. I have crashed this laptop over 50 times for various reasons so I am asking for trouble....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Customization Turn On or Off System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10
How to Turn Taskbar Notification Area System Icons On or Off in Windows 10 System icons, including Clock, Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator, and Action Center are located on the taskbar system tray (aka: notification area) by default. When...
Tutorials
why is my start menu folders greyed out?
30028Everything is greyed out. How do I fix this?
General Support
Solved Standard apps + Store app are all greyed out
Seems like the apps are stuck in "update" mode and they just pop up a few milliseconds and then close when clicked. 27168 Have tried running this code in Powershell as admin (found it here): Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach...
General Support
New apps will save to: Greyed out
For some reason the option to save new apps to my 2nd drive is greyed out however I can save documents, music, pictures and videos there. Ive reset windows to a fresh install, reformatted the drive. Rebooted a ton of times and still nothing. Anyone...
General Support
Storage\New apps will be saved to - greyed out
Finally got Store(Beta) working on version 10158. However when I try to move the apps to other partition the menu is greyed out.
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:25.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums