Q: Error Reading TrayIcon1-> Visible: Cannot Create System Shell Notification Icon.

This error occurs randomly upon bootup (Win7 64bit). The program attempting to load is the TtsportsKB3Trayicon, for a Termaltake keyboard. I understand that it is trying to load prematurely, before the system tray has been created.

My question is, how can I delay the startup of this program, or change the order in which the startup occurs? I would prefer to resolve the issue through a Windows setting or fix, rather than installing and giving a third-party program the ability to modify my boot process.

I refuse to accept that there is no way to fix this through a Windows setting somewhere (registry?), because if it is impossible, then no third-party software would be able to fix it either.

Thanks for reading, and for any workarounds.

Hi, Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?

You may follow the suggestions and check.

Method 1

Step 1:

Check if the issue exists in safe mode.

Start your computer in safe mode


Step 2:

If the issue doesn’t persist in safe mode, I would suggest you perform clean boot to see if any third party services are causing this issue.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Note : After troubleshooting follow Step 7: Reset the computer to start as usual


Method 2

You may run a complete virus scan on your computer.

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again. It also performs check disk and you may lose amount of data.



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