Solved: XP HOME SP2 -- Sound Icon

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I recently lost my sound icon on the task bar. I went to; control
panel > sound & audio devices > opens dialog box > click, place
volume icon on the task bar > then a dialog box states, "Windows
cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume
control program has not been installed. To install it, use the add/remove program in the control panel". At a loss. Even though
my sound is working fine. Need some guidance. OS XP Home SP2

Thanks,

Billjh
 

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AUGIE65: Followed the instrs. in the KB Article and the results
were that CMD could not open the file (SNDVOL32.EXE). Tried 6
times..
 
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Did you type:
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
expand and sndvol32.ex_ is important because it is compressed and needs to be expanded to extract sndvol32.exe.
Also the space between _ and C:

If you still have problems, you can try this.
Open windows explorer and click Tools> Folder Options> View tab> check Show Hidden Files and Folders and uncheck
Hide protected operating system files click yes to prompt then Apply and OK.
Go to My Computer> C:\Windows\System32\dllcache
In dllcache folder find sndvol32.exe (it should be an icon that looks like a volume control)and right click and copy. Go to System32 folder and right click in empty space and paste sndvol32.exe there.
Then go to Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audio Devices and under the Volume tab and check Place volume icon on Taskbar, click Apply and OK.
 
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