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DanielOz46

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I ran services.msc and now when I hit my up, down, or mute buttons on my laptop, the vertical bars do not display. Is there a way for me to re-enable this feature. I have a Thinkpad laptop.
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Hello Daniel0z46,

Did you disable or make any changes to the services? Go back and change the setting.
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Yeah, I chose to minimize the number of services running to speed up boot time. When I tried to return to original settings, it would only let me choose recommended settings. That didn't do it. Also, none of my "restore" points would work. The machine is working fine, I just want the "green volume bars" back.

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Find anything that might say ThinkVantage on it and re-enable that. I'm not sure what the service is - I'll have to look at mine when I get home.
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I take it you mean under Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Services and Applications, Services...

Only thing I saw there was ThinkPad PM --personal messaging???? That was stopped. No notice of ThinkAdvantage. Where would it be?

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By the way, these are the services I am running. I think this link should work.

My Running Services
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Do this: go to Start > Run > msconfig > Services tab and make a list of what is disabled (unchecked) - do the same thing for the Startup tab.
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OK. Ran msconfig. All boxes were checked in both services and startup, however, quite a few of the services, though checked, were STOPPED.

Here's the list of stopped services:
Application Management, ASP.NET, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Indexing Service, .NET Runtime Optimization, Symantic Lic Net Connect Service, COM + System Application, Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service, Logical Disk Manager, Wired Auto Config, Extensible Authentication Protocol Service, Human Interface Device Access, Health Key and Certificate Management Service, HTTP SSC, IMAPICD Burning COM Service, iPod Service, Net Meeting Remote Desktop Sharing, Distributed Transaction Coordinator, Windows Installer, Net Access Protection Agent, Net Logon, NT LM Security support Provider, Removable Storage, Remote Access auto Conneciton Manager, Remote Desktop Help Session Manager, remote Procedure Call RPC Locator, QoS RSVP, Smart Card, System Update, MSSoftware Shadow Cop Provider, Performance Logs and Alerts, Telnet, Universal Plug and Play Device Host, Uninteruptable Power Supply, Volume Shadow Copy, Portable Media Serial Number Service, Windows Mangement Instrumentation Driver Extensions, WMI Performance Adaptor, Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, Windows Driver Foundation User-mode Driver Framework, Network Provisioning Service.

Are all those supposed to be Stopped?
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Why is this so difficult?
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All right! I finally got it to work. :) I placed a shortcut to TPHKMGR.exe in the All Users, Start Menu, Programs. The on-screen bars came back.

Of course, since I now have all my services, and countless other things running at start-up, my boot time is incredibly long. Any suggestions on how to reduce this amount of time. Obviously, I don't need some of these things running until I use them. What is considered essential? Please don't tell me to run minimal services--that's how I lost my volume bars.
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