lyrical56, Go to the link below anf under the letter "V" scroll down to "Volume Control - The volume icon does not appear in the notification area (system tray)" where you'll find several possible fixes.
After HP Support had me remove stuff to speed up reboot (not my reason for contacting them), I now have no control from Task Tray for sound. (Won?t make mistake of using HP Help again, which is why I?m on these forums!)
MS Help says click ... ?place volume icon in taskbar notification area? but when I try to do that it says:
?Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. Use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.?
Well I?ve looked around and don?t see anything that looks like it might have to do with sound or sound icon.
A couple of my friends have this same problem and haven?t been able to fix it either! (Only one has HP but we all three have Windows XP, SP2). What?s the deal? Any suggestions/instructions as to what we can do to get this icon back on the taskbar?