Hello, The Registry path in this posting did not work for me. No offense against the original poster intended. When you click Start, nothing happens.
Just download and save this file on your computer. After this, all the tray icons will be loaded properly. Clear the check box Hide inactive icons. You may know this already, but the Windows XP task bar has an option to hide unused icons. This paint kit is perfect for you. Double-click on this file and it will re-start the windows explorer for you. Some icons do not appear in the notification area. Windows XP Ask a question Report. It is because of this the icons including the pen drive icon dont load up. It has nothing to do with Hide Inactive Icons that tidy up your notification area. The exact cause for the problem is unknown.