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sound volume icon is missing from tray!!!

by kpcrao / March 3, 2006 2:12 AM PST

I enabled the icon through control panel applet
but it won't show up. Has any one experienced the same problem? What is the solution.

Ps: The sound works fine and every thing else related.

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Have you tried
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 3:35 AM PST

seeing if it is hidden under "Hides inactive icons"?

Right click the Task Bar and select Properties. If the "Hide inactive icons" is ticked, click the Customize button.

See if the Volume icon is set as always show, or hide when inactive.

I hope this helps.

Mark

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Try this plus I have similar problem
by WOODS-HICK / March 3, 2006 8:21 AM PST
In reply to: Have you tried

Go to control panel and open sound and audio devices. Check the "place volume icon in the taskbar" This has also been posted at MS and another XP forum post which I will try to locate.



NOW MY DILEMNA


My volume icon and several others have been hijacked by my "Corel Photo Download Icon"--in "Customize" task bar the corel icon has replaced this and others but the old descriptions have remained.

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Here is MS support link
by WOODS-HICK / March 3, 2006 8:41 AM PST
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Thanks
by kpcrao / March 3, 2006 3:53 PM PST

I would Love to help you but i really don't know ho to solve your problem.

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Have you tried
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 5:10 PM PST
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Mine also had disappeared and it would not check the box
by shumonkey / March 4, 2006 5:50 AM PST

It turned out I went to my manufacter at www.gateway.com and it gave me an older sound item. When I deleted it, XP put in the newer one with the sound icon. If it was put in by XP, there is a good chance that if you delete it, XP will automatically reinstall it. Then you can check the box for the icon if it is still is missing in the control panel. Darrell

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Thanks for every tried to help .
by kpcrao / March 4, 2006 7:59 AM PST

I have solved the problem thanks to your post.

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Thanks for every one tried to help .
by kpcrao / March 4, 2006 7:59 AM PST

I have solved the problem thanks to your post.

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black2night : How did you fix it?
by Tufenuf / March 4, 2006 8:21 AM PST

black2night, Your solution would be helpfull so that others who run into this problem would know a possible fix.

Tufenuf

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Here was my fix
by WOODS-HICK / March 6, 2006 6:18 AM PST

I found, in the i386 folder, SndVol.exe, mine is a volume control icon.

Copy this file and paste in convenient location.

Open Snd Vol.exe and drag it to Quick Launch. It works for me!

I agree that knowing the fix to a problem is courteous.

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