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Weird issue with system tray

  1. #1


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro

    Weird issue with system tray


    Every 40 seconds or so all system tray and taskbar icons disappear and instantly reappear as if it were a refresh. This cycle repeats on and on. Any idea how to tackle this? Thanks
    (Sony Vaio Laptop, Win8.1x64)

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try:

    sfc /scannow

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    &

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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    Then restart.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Thanks David, I tried your suggested solution but unfortunately the issue was unresolved. Your procedure though did show a message regarding corrupt files being repaired, but no luck. I ended up restoring an image of the disc from 2 weeks ago and back to healthy Windows. Most probably this issue was caused by a Sony software install.
    Last edited by antares; 28 Jan 2014 at 18:37.
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