See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095 for a fix.
It might be easier to find another XP machine somewhere and copy sndvol32.exe to your USB-stick. Then on your PC put it in the system32 folder.
The volume controls on my different programs all work, but I have no generic volume control for the actual computer speakers. When I click on sounds and audio in control panel and click "place volume control in the taskbar", it says the volume control program has not been installed. Exactly what steps I do take to install the volume control?
BTW... Before running RegistrySmart, my system specs showed: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.25 GHz. Now it shows Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz. why did the 2.25 change to 3.00?
Clevo Model D47 with product code D48EV.
The OS is Windows XP Home edition version 2002 with Service Pac 2
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz with 1 GB of Ram