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HOW TO RECOVER VOLUME CONTROL PROGRAM

by sunilcheriankwt / September 23, 2010 5:34 AM PDT

DEAR SIR MY OS IS XP
I CANT PLACE THE VOLUME CONTROL ICON ON MY TASK BAR
PROGRAM I THINK MISSED. HOW TO RECOVER THAT PROGRAM
PLS HELP ME

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Re: volume icon
by Kees Bakker / September 23, 2010 6:34 AM PDT

- How did you try to do it? There's only one way I know of.
- The program name is c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe. Is it present or missing?

Kees

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volume control
by sunilcheriankwt / September 23, 2010 7:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: volume icon

i dont know is it in the system or not
i tryed like this
contol panel>sounds and audio device>click on "place volume control on task bar" that time the error message is " volume control program has been not instlled"

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Re: program not been installed
by Kees Bakker / September 23, 2010 7:27 PM PDT
In reply to: volume control

Go into My Computer and have a look if it's present. If not, copy it from another XP PC or use sfc /scannow command to get a new copy of your Windows XP CD.

Kees

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Re: volume control
by Tufenuf / September 24, 2010 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: volume control

sunilcheriankwt, Go into your Control Panel and open Folder Options, under the View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now go into Windows Explorer(Not Internet Explorer) and go to C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and open it. Locate the sndvol32.exe file right click it,choose copy. Next go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder and open it. In the right pane right click an empty area and choose Paste. Now you should have your volume icon back.

If you still can't find a copy of sndvol32.exe go to the link below and in post #3 in the thread you'll find a zipped copy which you can download, Unzip it and place a copy of it in your C:\Windows\System32 folder. I downloaded the file and scanned it for any virus or malware and it's clean and safe to use.

http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/517401-sndvol32-exe-missing.html

Tufenuf

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Thanks!!
by painters1953 / October 25, 2011 10:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: volume control

This was so simple compared to all the other solutions I was finding. Done and Done!! Thanks!

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Re: volume control
by beatrizalfarop / November 29, 2012 5:27 AM PST
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This was extremely helpful. Thanks a lot! Happy

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Fixed problem
by elruffino / May 29, 2013 3:41 AM PDT
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No joy with microsoft but this did the trick. Grateful to both you and the guy who posted it on Techguy. Many thanks!

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Massive Thank you!
by Hannah_Lewis / July 10, 2014 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: volume control

I wish everyone would make things like this as simple as you did! Happy

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works like a charm!!
by kristinasariceva / September 6, 2014 6:53 AM PDT
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i created a cnet account just to be able to say THANK YOU so much! this is so unbelievably simple and helpful

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Try this
by Tufenuf / September 23, 2010 11:57 AM PDT

sunilcheriankwt, Click Start>Control Panel>double click Sounds and Audio Devices. Under the Volume tab checkmark "Place volume icon in the taskbar", click Apply/OK. If it's already checkmarked uncheck it. click Apply/OK then checkmark it, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf

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check by clicking my computers icon
by Indianrailwaypnrstatus / July 12, 2014 5:49 PM PDT

go to my computers and check it present or not,if it is not again you format the system with new xp

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Solution...
by golbaster90 / August 18, 2014 12:25 AM PDT

Go to Control Panel>Sound and Audio Devices>Check the box Place Volume
Icon in Taskbar, Click Apply and it must work well.

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