Newbie Problem: Clock, Volume etc gone from menu


Hi all,
Just joined today after finding this site whilst researching this problem.

Great site!

I have found several threads on this subject which don't quite solve my problem. As I said the menu icons have all vanished from 10.2.8 6r73 for some unknown reason.

I have tried aquafix, deleting preferences etc but to no avail. The only thing left as far as I can see is a re-install but I reeeeeeeeally don't want to do one.

Can anyone put their finger on the exact problem and solution?

Eternally grateful if anyone can.


Deleted preferences - no change

If I click in preferences to show in menu the mac just unclicks it again

I really don't want to re-install for what must be a precise problem with hopefully a precise solution.

Surely it must be some pref or extension file or something that can be replaced?

Anyone know the solution?



I deleted:

But without success.

Can anyone help from here on?