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Lost Sound Icon in SysTray

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cwilmot, Jun 20, 2002.

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  1. cwilmot

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    I have lost my sound icon in the systray and it doesn't come back when I reboot.
     
  2. Nick Scott

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    What OS?

    In XP you open control panel, (classic mode) and open Sounds and Audio devices. On the volume tab is a tickbox for show volume control in the taskbar. Tick it, click apply and OK and it comes back. Its similarly located, but a slightly different applet name in the control panel, in both W2K and NT.
     
  3. cwilmot

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    Nick, That was already checked. Any other ideas? cwilmot
     
  4. Nick Scott

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    Right-click the taskbar, choose properties from the menu. Then check that you haven't got "Hide inactive icons" enabled. This would hide the sound volume icon if you haven't clicked it for a while.
     
  5. terryxp

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    I had this problem before... make sure this file is in your startup folder, as well as win/sys32... If not, put it there.

    sndvol32.exe
     
  6. terryxp

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    More specifically... sndvol32 should be here...

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

    C:\WINDOWS\system32


    terryxp
     
  7. cwilmot

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    Nick, You identified it. Thanks, so much. It's interesting, though. It came back with a different icon! The original was the standard side view of a yellow speaker. This one is looking into the throat of a dark colored speaker.

    Terryxp, You've got quite a machine there! I thought I was doing pretty well with a Dell 8100, 1.5 GB, 256MB RAM, (2) 40 GB HDs, etc., but you've got me beat! cwilmot
     
  8. Nick Scott

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    That's the one I've got in XP Pro as well. Odd that you had the old version before. Is XP an upgrade on your machine? I can't think of any other reason for that.

    Glad that you have got it back though, and that I was able to help.
     
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