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The power icon in my taskbar is disabled. When I try to customize by triggering the system icons on or off, that particular portion of power is also grayed so that I can't use it anymore...

Then, I tried all methods in the answer to this question already here: Battery icon missing from task bar

Still, I can't get my power icon back. Any help would be appreciated?

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A screen shot will be more helpful about the turn on/off. – avirk Nov 15 '12 at 16:28
This sounds like a driver problem. Have you updated all your drivers? Yes, the battery information is handled by a driver. – Ramhound Nov 15 '12 at 16:30
thanks@Ramhound the problem got solved after installing the driver. – user167723 Nov 15 '12 at 16:47
@Ramhound , can you make your comment as an answer so that i can accept it? :) – user167723 Nov 15 '12 at 17:25
And what if it's Desktop PC? @Ramhound What drivers should I install? – Jet Apr 27 '14 at 19:41
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Thanks to the 2nd comment above, installing the power management driver has removed the problem.

Thing is my lan, wifi and all other things were automatically working after win 8 installation , so i never bothered to install any driver. And i didn't know that this battery info is handled by a driver.

Installating the concerned driver, solved the issue. So the mods can please close this q.

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You don't need to close this question. Just request to @Ramhound to make his comment as an answer and you should accept it. – avirk Nov 15 '12 at 16:56
If he don't post it as an answer then you can accept your own answer for help to future readers. :) – avirk Nov 16 '12 at 12:03

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