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Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by echorascal, Nov 7, 2006.

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  1. echorascal

    echorascal Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2006
    2 problems:
    1) no IE icon on desktop or in programs. i have internet access through verizon. i recently got windows update to install IE7 in the hope that would restore the icon/program but the only way i can access the internet is via the verizon browser. i clearly installed IE7 because now the "sidebar" of my verizon browser says that "sidebar i currently not compatible with IE7...". so why can't i get the IE7 icon in my program list or desktop?

    i have attached the HijackThis file

    2)my volume controls have disappeared from my windows taskbar and i'd like it back. do you know how?

    Attached Files:

  2. wilson44512


    Mar 25, 2006
    go to control panel/display/desktop. go to bottom. an click on custom desktop. an see if there's a check in Internet explorer. if not put one in it an click OK an then apply an see if that puts it back. buy if there is a check in it? uncheck it an then hit OK then apply. an then redo it an see if it helps?
  3. Gizzy

    Gizzy Malware Specialist

    Aug 2, 2005
    to get your volume controls back click on the start menu - then click on settings - then click on control panel - then click on sounds and audio devices in the list - then by device volume make sure it's checked where it says place volume icon in the taskbar.
  4. echorascal

    echorascal Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dear Wilson- worked just fine.
    Gizzy- thanks- you put me on the path. windows said i needed to install the software first; i figured out how to do that and then used your solution and it worked.

    thanks to you both!
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