SP1 and disappearing system tray icons

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by rjack22, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest

    After I installed the Service Pack 1 I discovered that the icons in my system tray were different. Mostly they were gone, and it was not because they were hidden. There were also a couple new ones and many old ones were gone.

    One in particular, the one for my PopUp Ad Filter, was not there. I was now getting pop up ads. When I tried to uninstall PopUp Ad filter and reinstall I found that I could not uninstall it because it was supposedly running. Yet I could not find how to close it so I could uninstall it.

    I ended up uninstalling SP1 and everything is back to normal in the system tray.

    Does anyone know what is going on here?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Try uninstalling those programs, load sp1, then reinstall.
  3. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest


    I really didn't want to go that route. One of the icons is for my printer and that can be a bear to install sometimes. But thanks anyway.
  4. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

    I just installed sp1 yesterday, I don't see any disappearing icons.
  5. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest

    Follow-up from my original post

    I gave the Service Pack 1 one more chance and everything now seems to be okay. This time I disabled my PopUp Ad filter program from loading at startup. Then I installed the upgrade making sure I opted for it to backup up my files in case I once again needed to uninstall it. This time when the installation was finished ALL of my system tray icons were there. Then I went back and enabled PopUp Ad Filter and everything seems just fine. I have absolutely no clue as to why my system tray icons were affected the first time but they are okay now. The only thing I did different was to disable that program first. At any rate now I will wait to see if anything else has a problem. So far, so good.