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HP 15 TS Notebook PC
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Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue:

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Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores.

 

Thanks.

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Hi @jlvholt

 

Welcome to the HP Forums!

 

It is a great way to engage, post questions and find resolutions by working with specialists in the HP community.

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that the battery icon is missing from the system tray.

 

Don’t worry, I’d love to help!

 

Follow below steps to bring the icon back on the system tray.

 

Go to device manager and click the drop down for "batteries", then disabled/ re-enabled AC Adapter and ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. 

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a good day ahead.

 

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That's how I used to fix the problem, but that doesn't work anymore. And if you read the post again, it's not necessarily my battery icon—it's a blank spot where any active icon SHOULD appear, but does not depending on the order in which they were activated to show in the taskbar. I included screenshots to help explain.
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Hi @jlvholt

 

Thank you for posting back.

 

I recommend you to disable all the start up items and check if it helps.

 

Here is how it is done.

 

First, you need to find out what programs are running during Windows 10 startup. To do this, right-click the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

 

how to disable startup programs in windows 10 task manager

 

Or, if you want to use the new virtual assistant in Windows 10, Cortana, just say: “Hey, Cortana, launch task manager.”

 

How to disable startup programs in windows 10 starting task manager

 

If this is the first time you’re running Task Manager in Windows 10, you’ll get a compact view of the apps and desktop programs that are currently running.

 

how to disable startup programs in windows 10 more details task manager

 

To get a full look at Task Manager, select More details. Then select the Startup tab.

 

There you’ll see what is set to run when booting up your computer. You also will be able to see the impact each program has in the Startup impact column.

 

 

how to disable startup programs in windows 10 task manager disable

 

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I appreciate the help, but unfortunately this did not fix the issue.

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I fixed the issue myself, whether it is a long-term solution, I am not sure. Like the first recommended solution, I went under Device Manager

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expanded the Display Adapters tab

 

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then disabled Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

 

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then I went back in the Device Manager and enabled Intel(R) HD Graphics Family.

 

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@jlvholt

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I'm glad that the solution has been fixed by you and thanks for letting us know. @The_Fossette is out of the office today and I will keep Him updated. Happy computing. :)

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