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speaker icon does not remain on system tray

by gklein / February 9, 2005 10:50 AM PST

WinXP Pro, PentIV- 512ram;
check mark is checked at - place volume icon on taskbar, but icon does not remain. Going back and removing check mark, then entering check mark again puts the icon on taskbar, but it does not remain after short computer useage.
No viruses, spyware, parasites, invalid registry entries. All XP updates and McAfee updates are

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Re: volume controle disappears
by Kees Bakker / February 10, 2005 3:55 AM PST

Strange. It's a program called sndvol32.exe (see;EN-US;Q319095). Use ctrl-alt-del to see if it is running while you see the icon, and to check what happened to the program if the icon disappears. That should be a first step towards (maybe) finding the cause. Maybe simple re-extract it from the cd if it is somehow damaged (although I don't expect this will help, frankly speaking).

Hope this helps.


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Perhaps it is "inactive" and being hidden?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 10, 2005 7:24 PM PST

Windows XP allows you to hide inactive icons in the systray. Has yours been set up to do this?

Right click your Taskbar and select Properties.

Is the "Hide inactive icons" ticked? If so, click Customize and change your settings.


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(NT) (NT) "YES" - "Hide inactive icons" fixed it. Many thanks
by gklein / February 10, 2005 11:21 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) You're welcome and thanks for posting back
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 11, 2005 10:46 PM PST

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