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"AVG Antispyware(paid), and Norton 360."
A recurring piece of advice about Antivirus, firewalls is that you should install only one.
I have AVG Antispyware NOT antivirus. Norton 360 is only AV
360 has a antispyware component.
The recurring lesson is to keep it down to one realtime in each category. This is sometimes dismissed by some but given enough time most members will agree.
Hide inactive Icons is already unchecked, Ed.
If it was already correct ...
at least it is now ruled out (you hadn't mentioned your setting previously).
Now try taking a look in your Event Viewer logs. See what they indicate. You may have to set up auditing on some or all of the apps to get log entries.
Re: notification area Icons missing unless I restart 2-3 tim
Tom, Go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" where you'll find some possible solutions. The "Disable SSDP and uPNP Services" has worked for many.
Icons still not showing up
Tufenuf, I tried your suggestion(although I hated fooling with the registry). I clicked on the left part of the line in your link(not the mru line). Sorry I took so long to respond to your message, but I really wanted to test whether it made a difference(it didn't).
Still not getting the 5 icons I used to get on one boot. Not the same ones don't show up each time. Thanks for trying to help, Tom.
Are those programs you don't see ...
in fact running (check in the processes tab of Task Manager, compare the list).
And did you already take Bob's hint and disable some of them (like all components of Norton 360) to see if that makes a difference on the other?
And did you check the Event log already, as suggested by Edward?
I had the same problems, with different icons of course, found out that if you will turn off auto log-in, this will stop
How do I turn off the auto login? Any risks doing so?
"How to turn off auto-logon".
This is a totally new point of view. You hadn't mentioned you had it.
The only way I know to turn it on is using TweakUI. So the only way I know to turn it off also is TweakUI. As it doesn't come standard with XP, you must have done it either the same way or another. Just undo it.
I don't know what auto logon is, much less that I have it.
Thanks for your reply Kees. The previous responder recommended it as a solution to my problem thats why I posed the question. Nothing has helped so far. Tom.