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farmgirl

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Help I've lost the volume control in the taskbar. When I go to control panel then multimedia the checkbox to add the icon in the taskbar is greyed out. How do I fix this. Thanks
 

telecom69

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Do you have sound ? or is it just the icon missing, and what is your operating system?
 
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hi farmgirl,

go to the control panel click on sounds and under the volume tab you'll find a box to check that puts the volume control icon in your tool bar.
 

EAFiedler

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Hi farmgirl

I have seen this with a Sound Wave Pro sound card I installed.
It needed new drivers right out of the box, to correct that disabled icon to the system tray.

Change the device selected in the Audio properties to see if the Add the icon to the system tray box becomes enabled.

If it does, you may need to update the drivers. Check the website for the manufacturer of your sound card to see if they have new drivers available which restores the option to Add the icon to the system tray.

Do you remember when this occurred, or the last time you saw the icon before any software/hardware installations?

Are there any devices in Device Manager that have an X or ! symbol that designates a device is not working properly?

Let us know.
 

farmgirl

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Thanks to all for your great help. I will have to wait till the weekend to work on it though. I will reply and let you know how it goes
 

~Candy~

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Did this just happen? If so, you may be able to boot to a command prompt and type

scanreg /restore
and press enter

and restore back to a day when it was working.
 
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