Solved: Volume Control in Windows XP

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I have Sndvol32.exe files in the system folder. In fact there are the following files:
Sndvol32.exe
Sndvol32.exe.mui (3 of these)
SNDVOL32.EXE-0EC6FD20.pf

I tried to execute the first file but I got the message: There are no active mixer devices available. Click printers and other hardware, then click add hardware. But I don't have printers and hardware, just printers and faxes.
What should I do to get the volume icon back in the taskbar? I don't have the original Windows XP installation disk.
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Try this
To add the Volume icon to the notification area of your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
mmsys.cpl

  1. Click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
  2. Click OK.
 

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Thanks for your suggestion. What I get is a menu with grayed out entries and the message "no audio device"
 

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Can you actually play audio - albeit you receive that message

and are these files in the system folder OR the system32 folder
 

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when you return I will show you how to obtain that system32 file sndvol
without the XP CD and/or hopefully find the driver for you audio device
 

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when you return I will show you how to obtain that system32 file sndvol
without the XP CD and/or hopefully find the driver for you audio device
thanks for your continued help. no I no longer have any audio on my laptop. Please show me how to get that system32 file without the XP CD.
 

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Thanks for your help.
Sony VAIO model VGN-Sz260P
I downloaded the sysinfo.exe file and ran it but there was no result?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 108321 MB, Free - 1440 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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So is all working now and volume icon in taskbar
if so please mark topic solved by clicking mark solved button on your post
 
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hello I seem to be having the same type of problem on my windows xp
heres my info hope you can also help me thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1011 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152616 MB, Free - 115728 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 148A
Antivirus: None
 
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