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Lost loudspeaker icon

by hueassa / November 15, 2012 2:18 AM PST

Hello,
Without any reason,the loudspeaker icon disappeared, I opened Control Panl, Sound and audio devices and checked "Place volume icon in the taskbar. A message appeared that says "Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control program has not been hnstalled.To install it use Add/Remove Programs in control panel". The message did not explain where to find this program. I thought it may be within the sound card driver. I reinstalled the sound card driver. the loudspeaker icon appeared, but inactive. If I click it nothing happens. I thought that maybe the computer needs to restart. After restarting, the icon disappeared. I tried to update the driver but the version I have was the last one and no update is available. The sound is OK and the sound card icon is displayed in the taskbar and I can control the volume from it but with great difficulty. What should I do to get back the loudspeaker icon?
OS: Win Xp - SP3, Sound card: Realtek HD Audio.

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That's an old XP issue. Did you try the old fix?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 2:24 AM PST
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Re: Lost loudspeaker icon.
by hueassa / November 16, 2012 4:31 AM PST

Sorry, I am not an expert in computers. Actually, I consider myself a beginner. I was lost in the large number of discussions that are in the link. I need a step-by-step procedure that I can follow to reinstall that missing program.

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Because the link had steps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2012 5:02 AM PST

This means you'll have to take it to your support folk or shop. The steps as given work for most but I understand that XP's time has passed and is not friendly in this area for folk that just want to use the PC. Microsoft has no click a button to fix this one.
Bob

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Re: Lost loudspeaker Icon.
by hueassa / November 17, 2012 7:56 PM PST

Thanks.

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