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WGCman
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I recently installed TrayStatus on a new Windows 7 computer, and like it. However the computer has developed a problem booting which it didn't have before I installed TrayStatus. I don't think that TrayStatus is the cause of the problem, but I want to uninstall it to be sure. Trouble is Windows won't let me uninstall whilst TrayStatus is running, and I can't stop it running. I removed the desktop icon.
Dec 25, 2014  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You'll need to exit it from the system tray icon before running the uninstaller. Just right-click one of the TrayStatus icons in the system tray, then choose Exit and you should be good to go

Thanks!
Dec 30, 2014  • #2
WGCman
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Thanks, Keith.

I have now uninstalled TrayStatus, and my computer boots easily. I believe I know why it didn't boot with TrayStatus installed: the computer has an indicator which illuminates when tha hard disk is being accessed, for example on booting. TrayStatus also has a feature enabled (by default, I believe) which detects disk activity, so appears to interfere with the bios and inhibit booting.

So my question, now,, is: if I re-install TrayStatus and disable the default option which detects disk activity, will I be able to use TrayStatus without the booting problems?
Dec 31, 2014  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, strange! All that disk activity monitor does is use normal Windows API stuff to read the performance counters. It doesn't have anything to do with the BIOS. I'm not sure if disabling the disk activity option will fix up your issue, unfortunately I've never run into that before so I can't say for sure
Dec 31, 2014  • #4
WGCman
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Thanks again. Computers can be difficult!
Dec 31, 2014  • #5
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