1.    01 Apr 2016 #1
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    Power icon and music icon greyed out?


    So for about a week my laptop decided that it would remove the music and power icon from the task-bar so, I went into notifications settings to turn it back on but the icons were grayed out. So i went to the inter-webs to find guides but none worked. One guide however did work but it was only a temporary fix by uninstalling battery and volume software through the device manager and then scanning for any hardware changes. This fix only lasts until i turn off my laptop. after that I've tried 8 guides on how to fix it such as: HKEY_CURRENT_USER or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, regedit, group policy manager. and so i decided to do a "Keep My Files Reset" to see if that would work but that did not. and now i am stuck at a dead end. I know that a factory reset would fix my problem but i dont know if I can still upgrade to windows 10 for free. I am now asking you dear people of the internet to help me please.

    TL;DR Power and music icon grayed out please help.

    Also my windows for like installers and google tend to spaz out when I try to move them so if you can give me a guide to fix it. Much appreciation!
    P.S i have a dell inspiron 13 7000 series
    Last edited by TheShoopster; 02 Apr 2016 at 03:15.
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  2.    03 Apr 2016 #2
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    Trnava
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    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste those:

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "AutoEndTasks" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "HungAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "10000" /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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShoopster View Post
    Also my windows for like installers and google tend to spaz out when I try to move them so if you can give me a guide to fix it. Much appreciation!
    Not sure, what you mean by spaz out, maybe this?

    Show window contents while dragging - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    03 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShoopster View Post
    So for about a week my laptop decided that it would remove the music and power icon from the task-bar so, I went into notifications settings to turn it back on but the icons were grayed out. So i went to the inter-webs to find guides but none worked. One guide however did work but it was only a temporary fix by uninstalling battery and volume software through the device manager and then scanning for any hardware changes. This fix only lasts until i turn off my laptop. after that I've tried 8 guides on how to fix it such as: HKEY_CURRENT_USER or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, regedit, group policy manager. and so i decided to do a "Keep My Files Reset" to see if that would work but that did not. and now i am stuck at a dead end. I know that a factory reset would fix my problem but i dont know if I can still upgrade to windows 10 for free. I am now asking you dear people of the internet to help me please.

    TL;DR Power and music icon grayed out please help.

    Also my windows for like installers and google tend to spaz out when I try to move them so if you can give me a guide to fix it. Much appreciation!
    P.S i have a dell inspiron 13 7000 series
    Suggestion:
    If you remember a date when you did not have this problem, then please do a system restore.
    Pick a date when you did NOT have this icons grayed out issue as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
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  4.    03 Apr 2016 #4
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    If system restore does not fix the problem, consider the following................

    Since you had done a few registry editings and probably something else, there is a possibility damage has be done.

    I would suggest that you do a Clean Install.
    Start fresh without carry-over baggage.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  5.    03 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste those:

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "AutoEndTasks" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "HungAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "10000" /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


    Not sure, what you mean by spaz out, maybe this?

    Show window contents while dragging - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thank you the commands fixed my icon problem and as for my windows spazzing out that problem is gone now. Again thank you very much!
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