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Hi to all, this is my first time posting, I live with a bug, when I minimize uTorrent the

icon is not displayed!

However the program is running normally in the background. I'm using Win XP SP2, I don't know what causes this (I'm using the latest version 1.7.5 but the bug exists since at least 1.7.1) but I've noticed that this happens if I run many programs simultaneously.

What should I do?

Many thanks in advance!

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But of course.

Here it is: http://www.zshare.net/download/3748040fcc85e4/

Today I bootted up my computer and the tray icon did not show at all. I could tell that utorrent was running as it should because of the blinking lights on the router. I re-launched the application and the window popped up instantaneously. From the speed graph it was obvious that it had been running for a while. From this point on the behavior is quite persistent: the tray icon will never appear for the rest of the day, and I will always have to re-launch the application in order to see the window.

If you suspect any of the programs that I am running, tell me which, and I will try temporarily disabling them.

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I have this prob also. I was going to report as a bug also ver 1.7.5 sometimes both minimize to tray and close to tray work fine other times neither work but task is running

and if I go and in task manager bring to front all is well minimize or close and it's gone again. Sometimes I can go to settings uncheck > minimize and close to taskbar apply then open it back up and reset and it will minimize > close to tray again I do believe this is a bug as it's been happening on my Utorrent install since day one Ive just always brought it back through task manager. I was just wondering if this was known and if there were plans to fix .

Thank all


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I am having this problem as well. When I startup my system, the icon does not appear, despite the option being selected, even though the program is running in the background. It used to only happen some of the time. I was having another bug that I reported a few days ago, and Firon kindly helped fix. My system was trying to open utorrent 1.7.5 twice. It turned out that there were two entries to startup utorrent.exe in the Windows XP SP2 registry's software>run section. This caused an error at system bootup telling me utorrent appeared to already be running. I deleted the second run entry, and now that error has disappeared because the program is only starting once.

Ironically, my utorrent icon now does not appear in the system tray, even though it is, in fact, running in the background. This is less annoying than the error message was. It just makes me a little nervous to be trying to seed something, only to not see the utorrent icon to know that it is running, and have to double click the desktop utorrent button to make sure that it is. Fix one thing, break another. Oh the humanity! :(

Here's a copy of my hijack log. And I do not use the hide unused system tray icon option; everything else shows up:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)

Scan saved at 12:53:44 PM, on 15/01/2008

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:






C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe


C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe




C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Program Files\PC Auto Shutdown\AutoShutdown.exe


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe



C:\Program Files\IE New Window Maximizer\iemaximizer.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATISched.EXE

C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE





C:\Program Files\PC Auto Shutdown\ShutdownService.exe

C:\Program Files\uTorrent\utorrent.exe

C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe


C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Downloads\HijackThis v2\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.eastlink.ca/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JMB36X Configure] C:\WINDOWS\system32\JMRaidSetup.exe boot


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [skyTel] SkyTel.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sW20] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sw20.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sW24] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sw24.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC Auto Shutdown] C:\Program Files\PC Auto Shutdown\AutoShutdown.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JMB36X IDE Setup] C:\WINDOWS\JM\JMInsIDE.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Critical Services] svhhost.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Critical Services] svhhost.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iE New Window Maximizer] C:\Program Files\IE New Window Maximizer\iemaximizer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Scheduler] C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATISched.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI DeviceDetect] C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\utorrent.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe"

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')


O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')

O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra button: ATI TV - {44226DFF-747E-4edc-B30C-78752E50CD0C} - C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\tv\EXPLBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20061205/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15026/CTSUEng.cab

O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1158703505333

O16 - DPF: {67A5F8DC-1A4B-4D66-9F24-A704AD929EEE} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.readyforcrysis.com/sysreqlab2.cab

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1190995405671

O16 - DPF: {BE833F39-1E0C-468C-BA70-25AAEE55775E} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/sysreqlab.cab

O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15028/CTPID.cab

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll

O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe

O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe

O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

O23 - Service: PCAutoShutdown_Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\PC Auto Shutdown\ShutdownService.exe

O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe


End of file - 8457 bytes

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I too have this problem intermittently. uTorrent 1.7.7. has been running all day - this morning the tray icon was there, now it has gone - however it's working fine in the background.

I can not replicate the problem at will however so not much help in finding the cause.

I am pretty sure it started with ver. 1.7.5 but not absolutely sure. It has been happening for a month or so at least - just thought it was a problem with my system until I decided to investigate further by searching the forum. A power down and re-boot usually brings it back - but not always - just needed a soft re-start as well to get it back.

XP Pro SP2

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I've switched to utorrent v 1.7.7 I'm still having the exact problem as those above mentioned. Sometimes when my system starts in the morning, the tray icon is there. Other times it is not. Regardless, when I open it, it has always already been running in the background.

Regarding jewelisheaven's instruction to go to the start>run menu and type in "path\to\utorrent.exe" /BRINGTOFRONT , I did so and simply got an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'path\to\utorrent.exe' ." You did mean to go to the start menu, select run, and type it in exactly as I have written it above, including quotation marks around "path\to\utorrent.exe" , did you not?

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When including spaces or other special characters (µ for ex) pathing to the exe must be in "". I did not mean type path\to\utorrent.exe.... you must replace your PATH\TO\utorrent.exe ---> "C:\program files\utorrent\utorrent.exe" for the default install, i.e.

If uT is running and responsive then /BRINGTOFRONT parameter will bring uT out from hiding. I'd make sure nothing else is hooking into uT's process... that's where the Process Explorer DLL list I mentioned comes in handy.

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The question is, is uT still running and responsive to that command?? I have no clue what makes uT disappear at all, but getting to a place where you can reproduce it reliably may help someone else give you information which is needed...

You already provided a HJT log, could you get Process Exploere and paste a DLL list for the utorrent.exe process? (open procexp.exe, Ctrl-L, Ctrl-D, click utorrent.exe, Ctrl-A)

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Hey jewelisheaven. I followed your instructions with Process Explorer and replaced the older log that was here with the more recent listing:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 99.23

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 588 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 644 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 668 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 712 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 904 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

Msmsgs.exe 6020 Windows Messenger Microsoft Corporation

iexplore.exe 1372 Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 968 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

MsMpEng.exe 1064 Service Executable Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1104 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1196 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1288 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

aawservice.exe 1344 Ad-Aware 2007 Service Lavasoft

spoolsv.exe 1792 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

avgamsvr.exe 436 AVG Alert Manager GRISOFT, s.r.o.

avgupsvc.exe 632 AVG Update Service GRISOFT, s.r.o.

avgemc.exe 756 AVG E-Mail Scanner GRISOFT, s.r.o.

nvsvc32.exe 1024 NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 163.75 NVIDIA Corporation

ShutdownService.exe 1172

StarWindService.exe 1500 StarWind iSCSI Target (Alcohol Edition) Rocket Division Software

svchost.exe 1544 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

alg.exe 2636 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 732 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

explorer.exe 1616 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

avgcc.exe 1932 AVG Control Center GRISOFT, s.r.o.

jusched.exe 1940 Java Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.

MSASCui.exe 1952 Windows Defender User Interface Microsoft Corporation

AutoShutdown.exe 1960 Auto shutdown computers at schedule time GoldSolution Software, Inc.

devldr32.exe 452 DevLdr32 Creative Technology Ltd.

rundll32.exe 2004 Run a DLL as an App Microsoft Corporation

realsched.exe 2032 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc.

ctfmon.exe 132 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

iemaximizer.exe 152 IE New Window Maximizer jiiSoft

AtiSched.exe 188 ATI Scheduler ATI Technologies Inc.

atidtct.exe 212 ATI Device Detection Application ATI Technologies Inc.

uTorrent.exe 236 0.77

daemon.exe 260 DAEMON Tools main application DT Soft Ltd

msimn.exe 1924 Outlook Express Microsoft Corporation

procexp.exe 4132 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 236

Name Description Company Name Version

ACTIVEDS.dll ADs Router Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

adsldpc.dll ADs LDAP Provider C DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

apphelp.dll Application Compatibility Client Library Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ATL.DLL ATL Module for Windows XP (Unicode) Microsoft Corporation 3.05.2284.0000

browseui.dll Shell Browser UI Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.3059

CLBCATQ.DLL Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.4414.0308

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2982

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2180

COMRes.dll Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.4414.0258


DNSAPI.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2938

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3159

hnetcfg.dll Home Networking Configuration Manager Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

IMM32.DLL Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2912

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3119


MPRAPI.dll Windows NT MP Router Administration DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

msctfime.ime Microsoft Text Frame Work Service IME Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.00.2600.2180

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

NETAPI32.dll Net Win32 API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2976

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2726

oleaut32.dll Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3266

rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2938

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3173

rtutils.dll Routing Utilities Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SAMLIB.dll SAM Library DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SETUPAPI.dll Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.3241

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.3059




USER32.dll Windows XP USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3099


uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2180

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WS2HELP.dll Windows Socket 2.0 Helper for Windows NT Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

wshtcpip.dll Windows Sockets Helper DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

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Using RUN->C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe the program comes out of hiding and closes OK but without the tray icon appearing at all. (This is the first time it's happened since last post)

If I add the ' /BRINGTOFRONT' parameter Windows just throws up an error saying it cannot find C:\Program

Am I missing something?

Actual text typed into RUN box is :-

C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe /BRINGTOFRONT


Windows cannot find C:\Program. Make sure you typed the name correctly......etc.

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