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[Resolved] Volume control missing from systray

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rds33, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. rds33

    rds33 Thread Starter

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    Somehow I've lost the volume control (the little yellow speaker) from my systray.

    I went to MS Help (F1) and it says the volume control is not installed on my system.

    Yep, I accidentally removed a lot of stuff last week. I've been restoring it one by one from Veritas Backup Exec CD's. A few minutes ago I restored something called "vcmui.exe" into C:\WINDOWS because the name made it look like a good candidate.

    But, that wasn't it.

    Please, how do I get my yellow speaker volume control back (and all the other controls that appear with a double-click on that icon)?

    -rds33
     
  2. DoyceJ

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    Go to start>settings>control panel>multimedia>there is a box to check for show volume control at the bottom.

    The fewer icons in the systray you have the better. You can always launch from the start menu. You can also right click the taskbar, choose toolbars and you can add items to the quick launch. Most items will appear in the systray when you launch them or set them to start at start up. You can choose the ones you want from start>run>type msconfig>start tab.
     
  3. rds33

    rds33 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply, Doyce]. I wish the solution were that simple. When I click on the "Show volume control..." box I get a system error message. See attachment.

    The problem is the volume control is not installed on my computer.

    Last week I accidentally removed a lot of "stuff" while trying to use WINDOWS setup under Add/Remove programs. Stuff like System Monitor, Freecell, etc. Apparently I also removed the Volume Control.

    Now I need to reinstall it. How do I do that?

    I have backup CD's, but I don't know what the Volume Control is called. I've searched my backup files, but I don't know what to look for.

    What's Volume Control called on your PC? That would help me. At least I'd know what to look for.

    -rds33
     

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  4. Rikku

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    Trying going into your control panel and clicking on Add/Remove Programs.

    Under Windows Components there's multimedia stuff you can try and reinstall there....
     
  5. rds33

    rds33 Thread Starter

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    YES!

    Problem solved. I, indeed, went to Add/Remove | Windows setup | Multimedia | Details | Volume Control ... inserted my Win98se disk and my volume control is back [after also checking the "Show volume control..." box in the Multimedia control panel icon].

    Now I'm a happy camper, once again.

    Thanks for your help!

    -rds33

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  6. DoyceJ

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    Glad to hear it. :)
     
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