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USB traveller virus: Missing volume control icon, .mp4 videos without video/with sound

Q: USB traveller virus: Missing volume control icon, .mp4 videos without video/with sound

I am quoting from the post, I wrote on Norton Community support:"I borrowed my friends USB memory to give him some videos about our project. Well, I was careless and opened the usb drive immediately, and there were some kind of virus in it. I usually check external drives for the virus looking like files with WinRAR, as I use it for the first time. When Norton detected the virus, it was too late. I guess I've got cleared from the viruses; I made a Full Scan. But their affects remained. I can't make the volume control icon appear on the taskbar. I used to miss it sometimes, but just deactivating and activating the icon used to fix that issue. Now it has completely vanished... I can't even control volume from my keyboard shortcuts, which I could before.Also I .mp4 based video files are missing their videos, although I can hear the sound of them. I checked, and found out that .avi files are OK. I don't know if other formats of videos lack video/sound, though... I don't have any System Restore saving point after the infection occured. I tried XP Recovery without formatting my HDD. I don't have enough space to backup my files to my external drives. So, my only option is to make a proper recovery somehow..."Additionally, I used ComboFix and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. ComboFix fixed a problem I had after the infection, I couldn't make protected system files invisible. And Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which I used according to the instructions on, found 3 Malwares. But still, I don't have a solution for the problems I have, mentioned above...I upload ComboFix and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware logs, too. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log is not in English but you may probably find out what means what from the order.

A: USB traveller virus: Missing volume control icon, .mp4 videos without video/with sound

Try downloading the Free version of AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy. Both are very good. As far as recovering your files I'd recommend Recuva. It is also free and very handy.

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I have a Dell Computer with Windows XP and just like my former Compaq, I have noticed that my sound volume icon is now missing from the task bar. I have gone into the control panel, clicked on sounds and audio devices and made sure that the box next to show icon on tray is checked, click on apply and then ok. Upon checking the tray, no icon is there. The icon was always correctly displayed previously, but very recently it disappeared.
How do I get it back?

A:Volume control icon missing again

Have you checked the Taskbar Properties? You might have the "Hide Inactive Icons" box checked on.

Right click on an empty area on the taskbar and select Properties. At the bottom of the first tab there should be the "Hide Inactive Icons" box.

You could also click the Customize button to select which icons to keep permanently displayed.

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My Volume Control Icon is missing. I tried going to Control panel> Sound and Audio Devices then When I clicked Place volume icon on task bar, It gave me error.

Screenshot, and I don't know where to install it from Add and Remove

Shot at 2007-07-05

A:Volume Control Icon missing

Are you running XP or Windows 98?

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My volume control icon has gone missing from my taskbar. I have it set to show, but it just isn't there. I downloaded TuneUp Utilities recently, so I'm thinking that it is causing it not to show. I can't find any kind of option on the program to make it show though. Perhaps I am just overlooking it though, or perhaps it isn't TuneUp Utilities which is causing this to happen at all. Is there anyone who is familiar with TuneUp Utilities and knows whether or not there is a way to hide/unhide the volume control icon in the tray?

A:Volume Control icon missing from tray


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Ok so this happened before I followed Microsoft's steps:


1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:\Windows):
CD-ROM drive:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe

Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
5. Type exit to quit the command prompt.
6. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).

Problem is when I enter the required text I get that:


No Destination specified for: expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe
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A:Volume Control Icon missing from tray

Is it the PC's manufactures recovery disk you are using or a Windows XP disk?

Is it just a missing icon here ie does your computer still make any noise?

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my volume control icon is missing from the systrey and no windows login sound or browser audio. i can play and hear audio and video with itunes, vlc, Etc.. But when i try to listen to music or play video online theres no sound.
please help

A:my volume control icon is missing from the systrey

WHats the make/model of the system and what version of Windows?

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Normally when I boot there is a volume icon in the taskbar tray that I can click on to control volume, but it's disappeared. I went to sounds and audio devices on the control panel and sure enough it said no audio device. Interestingly, under the hardware tab when I selected the SoundMax Digital Audio, which is the normally used device, it claimed the device was working properly and it was also listed in my device manager. I even disabled and re-enabled it to make sure it was installed and enabled, but it still showed "No audio device" under the first tab (of Sounds and Audio).

Does anyone know how else to install or enable this (or any other) sound device? I should note that I'm listening to music over the Internet as I type this, so I do have sound, just no sound control except for the control within the media player.

A:No audio device....volume control and icon missing

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I'll be frank and direct: I'm going INSANE with this god damn problem. I my volume control icon has disappeared from the system tray which means I can't control my volume the way I like (choosing how loud each application would sound, adjusting sound volume manually instead of using the Quickplay buttons I have).

I have tried like five different freaking solutions and I just hate none of them working. I've looked all over the internet and no one has been giving me the right solution.

1. I tried erasing Pasticonsteam and iconstreams via regedit, and it didn't work.
2. I tried adding two or three registry items offered by websites to supposedly fix the problem: it didn't work.
3. I checked my device manager to see if my sound card was iffy (with and exclamation mark) and no, it works fine.
4. I tried "enabling" the volume control via the Properties option on the task bar but the volume control is GRAYED out.

NOTHING works. Someone please help me, I'm really annoyed wit this stupid problem. ANy help is HIGHLY appreciated.

A:Missing system tray icon: Volume control. PLEASE HELP!

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Windows XP Home SP2.
Pretty often clicking on my sound icon (Which IS present in the system tray), does not open the volume control slider. When this happens I go to Control Panel but Sound controls won't open from that location either. There's no way to control the volume and must reboot to get it back (temporarily, because it keeps happening).

Do I possibly need driver updates? If so, which one of these is my sound card?
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Or is it an XP problem.

A:Sound icon is there but doesn't bring up volume control

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Yesterday my mother complained about a lack of sound on her laptop

HP dv5 Vista Home SP1 X64 AMD 4gb
Today the the volume control is missing, though ive encouraged her to explore windows, i doubt that she is dense enough to delete her own Drivers, thinking that the icon had been disabled from the task bar, I checked the properties, the box for the sound monitor is grayed out...

A:Sound & Volume Control missing SP1


Firstly try a driver download from here:

Fill in the correct information.

It will give you the driver download list.


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Hello to all. I hope that someone can help me out with the sound problems that I am having on my computer. I've tried searching the site, but nothing came up which pertained specifically to my problem.

Recently, after my computer boots up, I get the following message:

SB AWE32 MIDI Synth Cannot load default synthesizer bank

Along with that, the little speaker icon in the system tray is missing. This just started happening a couple of days ago after my son was viewing a video clip on one of the sites he goes too. He said that when he went to turn the volume down, the speaker icon disappeared.

I've gotten the above message before on rare occasion and I've never had problems with the sound. But this time around, the sound is acting a little funny. Sometimes it sounds fine, sometimes it sounds distorted and full of static. Sometimes the above mentioned message appears when I start up, and sometimes it doesn't. But regardless, my volume icon is still missing.

I would appreciate it so much if someone could help me work this problem out. Many thanks in advance!

Also, I am running Windows 98SE.

A:Sound problems and missing volume icon

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Very helpful threads from others on the same problem I recently encountered, to date. I picked up some useful leads on restoring or re-doing the icon in the sys tray; but is there anyone that knows of way to restore it without the need or having to have the CD rom to do it?

I don't remember if I unticked or unloaded one of the components in that check list among the add/remove programs, but each and every time I go to tick the box under the properties of putting it or showing it up in the notification area it bams me with the message that the volume icon needs to be added to add/remove programs in control panel (oh yeah, but which one and how can I be directed more specifically because as I go there, there's no from that checkpoint, where to go next (?)) Thanks.

A:Solved: Windows XP sound volume missing icon

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Hello I hope someone can give me a simple fix to this........

windows xp sp2 512ram
recently had wireless router installed by daughters boyfriend, at about the same time IE 7 decided to put in an appearance, so not sure if either of these are causing my volume control icon to disappear from notification area, had no problem with it in the past. I have to keep going to control panel, sound devices, uncheck the box apply and ok, then have to do it all over again to get it back in notification area..... driving me nuts is there any simple remedy for this not a pc expert...thanks in advance

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Hi. I am new to this forum, so hello to everybody. I have been having a strange problem with my "Volume Control" icon in the taskbar. It appears as usual on the taskbar when I turn my computer on and it works fine, but then disappears (gets replaced by the unknown program icon) after a while and stops working. I can never work out when exactly this happens but as soon as I restart the computer, it reappears for a while and so on... When I click on this unknown program icon that replaced the Volume Control, Windows start looking for the Sndvol32.exe and then displays the "Problem with Shortcut" message which then suggests either to point to the the nearest match C:WINDOWSPCHEALTHUploadBBinariesUploadM.exe, or delete it. I press cancel at this point because the whole thing sounds a bit strange as things go back to normal after restart. I also tried going to the "Sounds and Audio Devices" in the Control Panel and try to click "Place volume icon in the taskbar" when this occurred, but I got this message: "Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel."Could this be related to the Spyware/Adware problems I've been having? (The problem is, no matter how many times I fix problems with Spybot, they come back after a short while and I get many annoying pop-ups.)Fyi, my OS is Windows XP, I use PopupManager an... Read more

A:Help Please, Volume Control Icon

Have you done a Hijackthis log? if you have post it in the Hijackthis Log forum section to be answered.

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Hi. I'm new to these forums. I am not sure if it is allowed to post the same query on different sections, therefore I paste the link here. I'd be grateful if somebody helped me with this problem. Thanks...

A:Volume Control Icon

Dear isil,

Not be mean or anything but posting the same question in two forums is not necessary. Your question will usually be answered quickly by one of the fine members at BC. if you would like a move your question you may either PM a mod. or post a reply to your own topic asking a mod. to move it for you. If your question is not answered after a while then you may feel free to putting a new topic in a different forum. Please remember that I am not trying to be mean, but just trying to help the members at BC.

Enjoy your time at BC!!!

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The volume icon in Notification area of taskbar disappeared. I clicked on Customize & the Volume is grayed-out. I then clicked "Turn system icons on or off". Volume is Off; unfortunately, it is grayed-out & can't be changed to On.

Please help. Thanks

A:Volume control icon

I found the solution to the missing volume icon. I downloaded & installed
"MicrosoftFixit50229.msi" from //

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For some reason my Volume control icon in the task bar is gone. I can display it by going to the control panel and going thru the Display icon in tray from the sounds and audio, but when I reboot its gone again.

A:Volume control icon

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I have a shortcut on my desktop for the volume control but I would like to display it below on my task bar. How do I get it to show up at the bottom of my screen?

Thank you.


A:Volume Control Icon

Control panel>sounds & audio devices.check the box for placing icon on the taskbar.

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hi guys,

i've got a new one:

on my eeepc 1000h, running win7 for a few months now, my volume control icon has disapeared from the bottom right task bar.

i have found in the control panel a set of menus for enabling these items but it wont allow me to change the volum control on/off to on.

anybody else come across this?

A:volume control icon

Did you try restarting?

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I have been checking for three days as how to recover the volume control icon for my taskbar. I have tried everything from reloading XP, to finding a sndvol32 on another disk and loading via instrcutions I found on the net and I still can't get it back. Right now I am using a copy of the volume panel that is displayed when opening the volume icon that is in Documents and Settings. It's clumsy but it works.

A:Lost Volume Control Icon in XP

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My volume control Icon has disappeared. When I go to control panel /sounds and audio devices/volume and try to put the check in the box to put the volume control in the taskbar it says" windows cannot place the icon in the taskbar because the volume control is not installed to ininstall it use add/ remove programs" How do i reinstall it ? It was installed before and I have no clue how it was removed.

A:[Resolved] volume control icon

BTW I am using WinXP

My System
Amd Athlon XP1800+ processor
40G HD
NEC MultiSync 70 monitor
MSI W6378MS V 3.1 motherboard
Trident Blade 32MB onboard video
WinXp Home OS

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I have Windows XP (sp2).
I've lost my volume control icon that was in my lower right tray.
Is there a way I can get it back there?

A:Solved: Volume control icon

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Recently I had to use my Windows XP Pro disk to repair a problem with Windows XP Pro. Now I don't have the icon in the task bar for the volume control. I have sound, I just don't have the icon. When I go to control panel, then sound and audio devices, and then I click on the box that says put volume icon in task bar. It says the volume control program is not installed and go to add/remove to install it.
Where do I find it in the add/remove section?

A:no volume control icon in task bar

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I have lost my volume control, and its icon. I have an HP PC with the volume wires connected from the screen to the CPU, and I have plugged and unplugged these, and they are properly inserted. I have now lost the speaker icon, and when I go to Control Panel and the Sounds & Audio Devices icon, under the tab "Volume" it states "No Audio Devices".

In the desktop task bar I now have a "Realtek HD Sound Effect" icon.

Grateful if you can advise how I can restore volume control, as I get no sound now from WMP etc.


A:Volume Control Icon Disappeared

See if this helps:Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an Error Message When You Try to Add It

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volume icon on task bar dissapeared,can't adjust volume. How do I get volume icon back. Using Vista.

A:volume control icon lost

Welcome Betty
No need to have that sad face, the solution is easy
Go to search by the start button
Type notification area.
Then set the way you want the volume icon to appear.
Notification Area - System Icons

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I seem to have lost my notification area volume control icon. I have vista on my pc. Any ideas?

A:Solved: volume control icon

Read this.

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Does anyone else have any experience with the volume icon going away? I can still change the volume if I go through Control Panel but the little one is gone---2 reboots later and nothing. This happened once before and it came back but not this time, at least not yet. Must be a Vista thing.

Thanks, ecampvet

A:Vista volume control icon gone

Read THIS.

Then, please remove you e-mail address if you do not want to get spammed to death!

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I just had a hijacked browser, which I think I got rid of by scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Initially I had 3 symptoms: 1) received a delivery failure response from an email I did not send to an address I didn't recognize, 2) hijacked browser - search results redirected, and 3) the volume icon in the taskbar would go away. I could re-enable it through control panel -> sounds & audio devices, but next time I restarted the machine it would be gone again. (I don't know for sure that these 3 symptoms came from the same infection, but they probably did).Now - the 1st 2 symptoms appear to be gone, but the 3rd one persists. Everything I've researched online about problems like this say to re-install sndvol32.exe from your OS install disk. Did that, no change. Any one else encounter anything like this?FWIW - here are the pertinent lines from the MWAB log after cleaning the infection:Registry Data Items Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowHelp (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Files Infected:C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysaudio.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Any insights appreciated...

A:volume control taskbar icon still misbehaving

Fake sysaudio.sys causes Searchengine HijackIts possible sndvol32.exe was corrupted. Go to the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and locate the sndvol32.exe file. Right-click on it and choose copy. Go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, open it and paste a copy of the file there. Let it overwrite the existing copy if present.

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anybody got any ideas as to how one can restore the volume control icon to the windows xp taskbar. I have attempted to restore this icon to its location using the normal means - control panel - sounds and audio devices - place volume in taskbar. Still no luck.

A:restoring the volume control icon to the taskbar

Hi .You might try #320 at . These are safe files to run, a very knowledgeable, reliable source.Louis

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hi. I really don't know what happen or how to explain this, but ill try my best.

ok yesterday i was getting ready to play my music from my dell inspiron notebook when i turned on the music... it was really loud. So on my keyboard, usually i would hold "Fn" key and the "Page Dn" key (page dn key also is used for lowering volume when holding Fn key) to lower the volume. However, the little "Volume Meter" window popped up and the volume wasn't going up or down, therefore i couldn't change the volume. I also glanced to the taskbar and noticed that the volume icon was missing.

I figured if i opened the volume control from the control panel, the icon would come back, but it didnt. In the "Sound and Audio Device Properties" window, in "Volume" Tab, under "Device Volume" i dragged the bar and that helped lower/higher the volume.

I dont understand why it doesn't work when i try to lower/higher the volume using the volume control, but it works when i try it under the "Device Volume".

I restarted the computer hoping everything will be back to normal, but it still the same.

Any ideas on what has happened? is there something wrong with my audio device or whatever it is called?

Thanks alot for any help/suggestions!

A:Solved: Cannot see my volume control icon on taskbar pls help

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I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit and after my recent reboot, the volume icon on the system tray disappeared. I right-clicked and chose Properties on the taskbar and found that the volume icon option has been grayed out. I logged off and found it to reappear. Could anyone kindly shed some light to what has happened? I haven't touched on any of the drivers let alone uninstall any but I did notice this happened right after I installed a truckload of fonts and I do mean a truckload (about 3000+ at one go)... Could that be the problem? Thanks very much in advance.

A:Volume Control Icon in System Tray Keeps Disappearing

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I have been searching different forums where the speaker icon has disappeared from the notification area of the task bar, but have not found a solution to the particular problem I am experiencing. In my case the speaker icon is still visible but when I click on it, I no longer get the vertical bar which allows me to adjust the volume. I have made no recent changes to my computer and cannot understand why this has suddenly happened. I have gone to taskbar properties and tried turning the volume icon on and off but this has not cured the problem.

I have discovered the problem I am experiencing is limited to my user account only. I have one other named account and a guest account. The other user is able to adjust the volume from the speaker icon on the notification bar, and when I log into the guest account I find it is also working perfectly. However, when I log into my user acount it does not work. I have also tried adjusting the volume by going into Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - Adjust system volume but when I click on it nothing happens. However, when I go into the guest account I find I can adjust the volume from both the icon on the notification bar and by going through the Control Panel method.

I therefore suspect that my user account may have been corrupted in some way. I should stress that my problem is limited to my inability to adjust the volume in my user account. I do have sound, I just am unable to control it!

(I should add that I have run th... Read more

A:Cannot adjust volume from speaker icon or from Control Panel

The problem is obviously corruption of the user account. Try an sfc and maybe it will be corrected
System Files - SFC Command

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I want to hide the volume icon in the system tray, so that my grandson can only use the volume control in the YouTube videos.

I tried the following:

- Right-click on taskbar
- Select "Properties"
- Click "Customize"
- For Volume, select "Hide icon and notifications".

But nothing happens. The icon is still present on my Toshiba, and on my Dell. Reboot does not help.

Please advise.

A:How to hide the volume control icon in system tray?

You were so close

Right click the taskbar>properties>Notification Area>Customize>Turn System Icons on or off

System Icons - Turn On or Off

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OK, so here's the deal.

Lately my volume icon has stopped showing up in the system tray on Windows startup.

I made sure that "Place volume icon in taskbar" is checked in Sounds and Audio Devices from the Control Panel. Here's the funny thing - if I uncheck it, apply, then check it again and apply again, THE ICON SHOWS UP! On startup, however, it doesn't show.

I also tried reinstalling my sound card drivers (it's an old card, Realtek AC97), but it didn't help.

It's weird, because I don't have any sound problems at all, but the icon won't show up.

Also, I'm running ESET Smart Security and for some reason I think it may be causing the problem, because after I changed some settings on it and restarted my computer, the icon permanently stopped showing.

Any help, please?

Nice forum, btw.

A:[SOLVED] Volume control icon won't load in tray on startup

have a look at the following (scroll down to relevant line)
Windows XP from A-Z

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I cant find it, grrr. I just installed drivers for my sound card. I even tried taking it out and still nothing.

Is there any 3rd party software that will allow me to adjust my sound settings?

A:Volume Control missing in XP wtf??????????

that is easy go to control panel
sound and audio device
then check - show volume contron on taskbar

that's it
have fun

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I have a dell inspiron note book pc and today while trying to get the voume control panel ( the 1 down by the clock) to open, I kept clicking on it and now it's gone. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling my sound card driver (just in case), I went into the control panel and opened the sound device listed there but can not click on anything. The advance control, I can not click to "place an icon in the task bar", nothing.

I also tried going into the task bar properties and clicking on customize then click restore defaults. I also check to make sure in the list of current past items, the volume control is listed in the past items list.

Any 1 have any more suggestions?

A:Volume Control Gone missing

This may help you solve your problem

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control panel - audio devices: when selecting 'show volume control icon on task bar' it tells me the 'program is not available' and to go to add/remove programs to install it!!

I also cannot see my Windows Media Player in my list of "All Programs" on the Start Menu.

I can hear the windows start up shut down sounds, etc. Just couldn't get Pandora to be heard!

Thanks so much for any assist

A:missing volume control

It sounds like you need some kind of audio driver for your PC.

Please post your Computer specs.

To do so, you can use a program called Everest.

A download link for Everest is available in my signature.



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ok i am running windows xp home edtion with sp2

my problem is when i restart my computer the volume icon on the taskbar does not show up so i go into the control panel/sound & audio devices and the checkmark is still there saying place volume icon on taskbar so i uncheck then apply and check again and apply it comes up then i go to restart my computer again and its gone yet again

how do i keep the volume icon from disappearing?

A:missing volume icon????

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Hi. I have XP on this PC and my volume icon (looks like speaker) in the tool bar next to the clock is missing. How do I get it back ?


A:Volume icon missing.

This should fix it!
Go to start/control panel then double click on "sound and audio devices"(this is on the classic view mode for control pannel). Then there should be a thing that says "place volume icon in the taskbar". Check that box and hit ok. It should then appear there.

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I just lost the volume icon in my taskbar. I have check a number of places and articles posted by supposed individuals who know how to fix it. Nothing is working, have been all over the control panel but not finding anything related to the volume control. Running windows 7, ofc 2013. Gary

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My volume icon was missing from my task bar. I got an error message thats says "window cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control program has not been installed. To install it use add/remove programs in control panel".

Can someone please help me!

Thank you.

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I can't get my volume icon to appear on the task bar, although I have created a short cut to sndvol32.exe, and that will control my volume. In addition, going to the control panel, Sound and Audio Devices will not cause it to appear on the task bar. This is a difficult problem that I have worked on for months. One source suggested conducting a repair reinstall of the Windows XP Media Center Edition software. I have made some registry edits previously, and this may be part of the problem. Would the program Hijackthis help with this problem?

A:missing volume icon

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Volume icon has disappeared from notification area. In control panel, under "Notification Area Icons", it is not there. When I click on the "Turn notifications on or off", it is greyed out and can't be accessed.
I saw a thread to download a "reg" file to turn it on, and it hasn't worked.
Any other ideas?

A:Volume icon missing

Hello moebeech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have your audio drivers installed, then see if using step 9 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to enable your Volume icon.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

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System Specs Are: windows xp home, 512mb ram, 2.8GHz intel celeron cpu

The sound on my computer has completely gone. the volume icon is missing. I have an

onboard Realtek AC97 sound device.
All of a sudden, the other day i swithed on the pc and no sound. device manager reports no

audio problems, however system information says that IRQ 16 is being used by a graphics

controller and usb universal host controller. in control panel under sounds and audio

devices i get a "no audio device" message. the last two programs i installed are windows

media player 11 and IE 7.0 about two weeks ago, and the problem starter yesterday.
i have tried system restore to no avail. BIOS sound is enabled. speakers work just fine on

another pc. i can't Extract a copy of Sndvol32.exe from windows xp cd because all i have

are the three restore cd's when i bought the pc, and when i try to reinstall audio drivers

via the restore cd or from C:\Drivers\Audio\OriginalDriver the system stops installing at

80% and i get the following:"Realteck ac'97 audio (4.86) tool for driver update has

encountered a problem and needs to close."
i tried unistalling realtek ac'97 in add/remove programs but i get the following pop up:
realtek ac'97 audio
>setupDLL\setupDLL.cpp (391)
pAPP:Realtek ac'97 audio
PVENDOR:Realtek semiconductor corp.
@windows XP service pack 2 (2600) IE 7.0.5700.6
Setup... Read more

A:volume icon is missing

Have you tried installing the latest Realtek drivers(3.93):

If that doesn't work try using DriverCleaner to remove the Realtek drivers and then try reinstalling:

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Upgraded Toshiba laptop from Vista to Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit. Volume icon now missing from taskbar. Volume can be controlled through Control Panel, but that's cumbersome. How to restore icon?

A:missing volume icon

This may help:
System Icons - Turn On or Off

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications


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My volume icon is missing from the tool bar. It has happened before, but a few reboots would always bring it back. Now it is gone. I have gone to control panel>sound and audio properties and found the place volume icon in task bar box checked. What can I do next?

A:Missing volume icon

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Hi all - I have a sony vaio and as of two days ago, I downloadeded microsoft framework fx35 - which was necessary for getting download for "flypaper" free software - my volume icon vanished. I looked in the properties box on my toolbar (bottom of my screen) which displays media graphics, touchpad, norton,etc - and it shows the option for volume unchecked and greyed out (can't check it)

Any ideas? thanks.

A:Volume icon missing

Don't know what operating system you are using but most Windows work the same. I'm using Windows XP. Here's what I would check. Go to START, then CONTROL PANEL, double click SOUNDS & AUDIO DEVICES and see if there is a check mark in the PLACE VOLUME ICON IN THE TASK BAR box. If it's blank, click the box, and a check mark will appear and that should solve your problem

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For some reason I lost my volume icon. I can still bring it up but I have to go to my "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" and tick the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" . After that it stays in the task bar untill I have to restart the computer, and then once again it is no longer present in the task bar.

Does anyone have any idea how to resolve this issue?


A:Missing Volume Icon.

Silly question maybe but are you locking the taskbar?

Kelley's xp fixes are trustworthy. Scroll down on the left to 330. I have had good luck with his fixes.

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On a Dell Latitude 100L laptop, Windows XP SP2.
The sound on my laptop works sporadically--sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I've never been able to figure out what makes it work or not. However, when I go to the Device Manager to Sound and Audio Devices to try to adjust volume, I receive the following Windows Error messages:

“Windows cannot execute SndVol32.exe; use Add/Remove Programs control panel to install.”

“Windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.”

But when I go to the Control Panel and Add/Remove programs, I don't find anything that has to do with a Volume Control Program.

Any suggestions for how to fix this problem?

A:Volume Control Program missing

If you still have no sound after running this MS fix, go to Dell's support site, enter your service tag then download and re-install the sound drivers.

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Each time I restart the computer, the volume control icon in the bottom right corner of the screen doesn't start. I can go into control panel and re-enable the volume control icon from Sound properties, but each time I restart it doesn't stay.

Ideas, anyone?

Thanks in advance.

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My volume icon keeps dissappearing from my notification bar. I googled the problemand found several sites that suggested I run regedit and delete all instances of iconstreams and pasticonstreams. I did this only for it to happen again. I then found advice saying this continues to happen when there is a incomplete shut down. Can anyone tell me how I might resolve this?

A:[SOLVED] Missing Volume Control

Hi msiz!!

Just to make sure, did you try to click on the black arrow there (which is beside the clock) , and see whether you volume icon is coming back after you click on that?

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I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. Recently, after windows finished installing some updates, I noticed that my Volume icon had disappeared from my taskbar. When I went to restore it, it wouldn't let me select the volume icon to put in my taskbar, the option had been "grayed out" so to speak.

Also, and this is secondary, when I upgraded to Windows 7 I noticed my PC took longer to start up and longer to perform basic functions like opening up my web browser.

Any suggestions on either of these would be great!



A:Volume icon missing from Taskbar

This "might" help. I found it in a forum on this site, helped me.

Is there anything pinned currently?

Here is here is where they get stored:

C:\Users\<your user account name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Drag a program shortcut to this folder, see if it gets pinned.

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Sorry to be a pain and drag an old chestnut like this up again.

My volume icon is missing from the Tray and nothing seems to work to load it upon startup. Here's what I tried:
Start / Control Panel / Sounds / Audio Devices
This says that my volume icon is in the tray default(!) The box is ticked, ergo my volume Icon should be in the tray. Unchecking->Apply / Rechecking->Apply does bring the volume icon back again but only for this session!
copy/paste the file "sndvol32.exe" from another computer into my "system32" folder. Did that twice, once used a link from this forum for the file.
No discernible difference. No Tray Icon back.
Sart / Run / regedit
Searched and deleted 2 entries for the sound volume (normal file and old file)
Then Ctrl+Alt+Del to end process explorer.exe
New Task explorer.exe
I think that might have worked for that one session as well.
Tried the search function in this forum just today and it broke down on me. Otherwise I might have tried using information from other threads with similar problems
Tried finding a new driver for my Audio Devices, but I can't get through the troubleshoot application

Here's the specs for my machine:
Compaq Pressario V5000 Laptop
Win XP Home SP3

If you need any more information I'll be happy to oblige.



A:Volume Icon is missing from Tray

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I run windows xp and i have 2 partitions a (C drive) which is NTFS & a (D drive) which is a FAT32 that I reformatted to a NTFS. After I did this using command prompt I lost data and files on the D drive. Hence I cant find my volume icon in the task bar amongst other things. Ive looked everywhere but to no avail. I keep getting an error message saying that that windows cannot display the vol icon because it is not installed on my computer and to go to the add/delete programs too install it. Also it tells me that windows cannot execute SndVol32.exe and to go to the add/delete programs to install it. Where and how do i fix this. I tried updating the drivers and doing an uninstall/reinstall for the audio program but the vol icon is still missing. I also updated the drivers but no luck. Help

A:My volume icon is missing from taskbar

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installed sp1 this afternoon and volume icon is missing from taskbar. Customizing hidden icons doesn't change anything. Also, battery status shows empty although laptop is plugged in. TIA for help

A:missing volume icon after sp1 install

try closing explorer .exe from taskmanager processes and restarting it from taskmanager/ file /new task (run), type explorer.exe in run then Ok ,
and fingers crossed.
to open task manager . ctrl/alt and delete at same time .
sorry to spell it out just covering the bases.

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I went to control panel to get it. message said volume control program is not installed. what do I do?

A:volume icon is missing on taskbar

Welcome to the forums;EN-US;Q319095

If you don't have an xp cd try these

First try : Go into your Control Panel and open Folder Options, under the View tab uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now go into Windows Explorer(Not Internet Explorer) and go to C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and open it. Locate the sndvol32.exe file right click it,choose copy. Next go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder and open it. In the right pane right click an empty area and choose Paste. Now you should have your volume icon back.

if this doesn't work, then download the exe file from:

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Hi Everyone,I am working in flash as3.I generate thumbnail from my videos for playing it for 1 sec
then stop it.It generate thumbnail.But i don't know how to mute the videos.
Can any Body help me.Here is the code.

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A:how to control Volume in Flv video as3

I got the method but it not works


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I have an hp speacial addition lap top my volume control does not work ,,,, when I reboot my computor somestimes it comes on but most of the time it is off can anyone help.... Thank you  Bob King

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I purchased a new computer (well second hand) and installed a fresh version of XP Pro on it. The computer now does not have sound or a volume control in the task bar. I assume the computer did have sound previously as there were a large assortment of video and music files.

When I search for volume control and click on them I get this message:
"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices go to control panel, click printers and other hardware and then add hardware.

The program will now close"

On the side of the computer it has the following listed as its audio device:
Integrated Realtek ALC658 Digital Audio. Dolby 5.1 surround sound ready'
Anyway, i downloaded a Realtek ALC658 driver from google and still no use.


A:No Sound or volume control

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Is there any devices with a red cross or a yellow exclamation/question mark?

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i put a soundcard in and i have volume control display but when i double click it it won't show up,,,,i don't have no sound ////got a creative lab///512

A:no sound no volume control

When Installing your sound card did your PNP detected it or you installed it with force.? Do you have an on board sound card (Sound card on your mother board)?

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where is my control for sound ?

A:where is my volume control for sound

Hi Please find the steps given below might help you to resolve the issue. 1) Check at the right hand side bottom corner off your screen you will find a speaker icon and check if it is not muted on system tray. Incase the speaker icon is not listed please try the step given below.  Click Start, type Customize icons and then click Customize icons on the task bar.Click Turn system icons on or off, and then set Volume, Network, and Power System to On.Make sure that the behavior for Power, Network, and Volume are set correctly, and then click OK. 

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Something funny happened to my computer a couple days ago. The volume control in the taskbar is missing. The Vista volume control allows you to adjust individual volume settings for different applications, such as for Firefox, Media Player, etc. It's just not there at all. I looked in the controlpanel and found the Icon for Sound, but I see nothing as far as "place volume icon in taskbar"I have an HP Pavilion DV5 notebook computer.As you can see in the photo below, Volume is only on the clip meter for SPDIF (digital out via HP DOCK) whatever that is. No volume on the other clip meters. I believe this to be the problem. If they are right-clicked, they areboth marked as "enabled".I just marked the first icon as default and still no sound.

A:Vista main volume control missing

Alright, so you've somehow changed from the speakers/headphone jack to the digital out.
It's a fairly simple fix thankfully.

1 - in that panel you have, click on "Speakers and Dual Headphones" (the top item)
2 - Click "Set Default".
3 - Click OK

then you should be able to change tings again.

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The laptop runs but then suddenly will lag, like somebody pulled its strings. It locks up for no reason and stops responding , forcing a reboot. It did play sound bites from commercials for no reason, with no audio player present, I ran a Asquared scanner and removed a bunch of items. Since then it has stopped. Programs that I am using will loose their focus and I have to click in the program to get it back. Neither Maleware or Spy Bot will start, they loaded but will not start. To get High Jack This to load I had to rename it to something else, before that it would not run. Any Help? Thanks.CJ

A:Slow/ Locks Up/ Missing Volume Control

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WinXP: Somehow I have lost my sound icon in the taskbar. I use it to regulate sound volume. How can I get it back? Thanks.

A:volume/sound icon

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The sound icon is missing from the do you get it back?

A:Sound Volume Icon

Are your sound drivers properly installed. you can go to the properties of file explorer, then device manager to sure you have no red X's due to unknown hardware.

Do you have a default device set to audio out?

If you get sound, then go to Settings, System, notifications & Actions then click on Turn system icons on or off. If volume is off, turn it on.

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Hi there, my computer has been working fine until it was infected with a trojan and i do a system format to it. Well virus is gone etc. and was very happy about it.

But one day, when i try to listen to some music, the pc speakers just do not have any sound. After several attempts in finding out what is the problem, which i did not, I have decided to just jack in its plug/cable to the earphone slot. There sure is sound coming out then.

Still, the problem still persists when comes to streaming of videos online. There is video visual but simply no audio. Its like watching a mime show. I have been tolerating it for about 6 months but simply could not held it any longer.

The audio in my com is realtek hd audio manager. Please do help me solve this problem.

Another problem i have is that i cannot place my volume tray icon at the taskbar. Couldn't even checked the box as all was blocked. how?

A:No Volume Icon And Sound!

Set windows to show hidden files,How to see hidden files in Windows Then navigate to:C:\ Windows \ System32 \ dllcacheLocate sndvol32.exeRight click it, and select Copy.Navigate to C:\ Windows \ System32 In an open area, right click and select PasteIf Windows says the file already exists, do you want to replace it, select YesReboot

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I have this little problem with the volume Icon in the taskbar.
I would like to have it there all the time. I am running windows XP Pro. I have tried both
the classic and regular XP versions with the same results for both.
When I open the sounds program from the control panel there is a place to check for adding the volume control icon to the taskbar. I check it and click ok. It adds the volume
icon to the taskbar and it works ok. However: next time I start the computer it is missing again. If I again open the sounds, the box is already checked. If I uncheck it and click ok, then check it again and click ok, it will again add the volume Icon to the task bar.
Either checking or unchecking "hide inactive Icons" makes no difference either.

Is there a way to make the volume Icon be there all the time? I think maybe it might be
a registry setting, but I don't know where to look for it.

Any help will be appreceiated. Thank You.

A:Solved: Volume Icon missing from taskbar

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I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE AND I FOUND SOME PRETTY COMPLEX DIRECTIONS HOW TO DO IT and got it back but can't find those same directions again for some reason. SEEMS LIKE SOME OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT EASY AND BEEN ABLE TO PLACE VOLUME ICON IN TASKBAR - I DON'T HAVE THAT OPTION ANYWHERE - HELP..........also I tried the option to go to run and do cmd and it brings up a command line but mine brings up c:\Users/Kristine rather than C:\Windows as it needs to - so if anyone can tell me how to get the command to change to show C:\WINDOWS that would be great

A:missing volume icon from bottom taskbar

Hello Strawberryez,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be what you were looking for.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,

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Hey everyone, just made this account cause I can't find a permanent solution anywhere.

As the title states, the Volume Icon in the Taskbar is missing on Windows Startup.

Yes, I know I can bring it back by restarting my Explorer.exe and such, still it bugs me to do so on every system restart.

Volume is enabled in Windows Settings (see attachment), still it's only showing after i restart the explorer.exe after every startup. ("Always show all icons in the notification area" is on, obviously)

On "Turn System Icons on or off" on the other hand, its disabled, greyed out even, so I thought somebody might know a regedit fix or something similar to keep it on on startup.

Is there any permanent solution to fix this "bug" ?

Just in case: Soundcard is a Soundblaster Z, other Specs on Profile.

Thanks in advance,


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I reinstalled a Windows 7 OS, and now the volume icon has disappeared from the taskbar. The only way I can adjust the volume is to go into Control Panel.

I found the "turn system icons on or off" window, and although the volume icon says "show icon and notifications," it's not on the taskbar, so I don't know what more to do.

A:Solved: Missing volume icon on taskbar

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I followed some recommendations on this website based on another user's HijackThis log, and subsequently my volume icon disappeared from my task bar, and I now get no sound on YouTube video. I've tried the multiple "fix" suggestions available on the internet with no success.

Would a review of a HijackThis log be helpful to resolve this problem?

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Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 Ghz, using Win98. Sound worked fine until one of the following was installed: Nero 5.0, Kazaa, AT&T Broadband. The CD player volume works; you can listen to CDs. You cannot hear any Windows sounds, cannot listen to downloaded music, cannot listen to any media player, etc. It is frustrating. Any ideas?

A:No sound; no volume control in taskbar

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Hello, All! This is my first problem request so if I forget something please humor me.

Yesterday I played a YouTube video on my eMachines laptop (reconditioned, and purchased in 2004, that has worked just fine all this time but I know has to be replaced). When I tried to play this video for my daughter, the slider on the volume control in the system tray and the slider on the Windows player refused to hold the volume I wanted and slid to the low position, causing the sound to be nil.

I went to a Windows forum and searched for the problem - to no avail - but downloaded SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition to check to see if I had bugs. Aside from the usual ad-related stuff, it found something called Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik which it subsequently quarrantined and I deleted. However, that seemed not to have solved the problem.

Then I looked in my Bookmarks and found you lovely folks. Since I'd forgotten the name/password I'd used the last time I had a problem, I joined again, and spent two or three hours searching for a post describing the same problem. Today I continued by lonely search with no more success than I had yesterday.

I'm posting in hopes that you will be able to help me with this. There was one person who had a similar problem some time ago, but that post had never been answered. Help, please?

Many thanks and bright blessings!

A:No sound due to sliding volume control

Does it slide down on its own? Maybe one of the hotbuttons on the keyboard that turns the volume down is stuck.

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I just installed Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal. I have no input volume control. If I select mic input I get a bad buzzing. If I select anything else my Spin It Again program tells me the volume is too low. Does not respond to volume controls of any sort. Could use some help please!

A:No Volume control for sound card

try using the windows mixer. this allows you to choose which input device u want hear and has a volume slider

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When I click (once) on the little speaker in my system tray, a volume slider comes up. Whenever you click on the slider, it makes a tone, presumably so you can hear how much it needs to be adjusted. It should make a "ding" and "click" sound, but instead I'm getting the system beep, which is always the same volume. It used to work like I wanted it to, but I recently reinstalled the OS, and I don't remember having to change anything for this. I have looked through the sound effects listed in the "Sounds and Multimedia" applet in the Control Panel (I'm using W2K), but none of the listed settings seem to affect this sound. I've even looked through the registry for "beep", but I didn't see anything that was clear as to what it was intended to do. Where do I go to make this adjustment? I also noticed that, when using MSN Messenger, the popup tray notification (for when someone on your list logs in) is using the system beep sound instead of what it's supposed to use.

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 and the volume control on the side of my laptop just stopped working and the volume button is missing from the system tray on the taskbar. Any suggestions on solving this problem would be greatly appreciated. I can adjust the volume in the control panel but not manually with the volume dial control.

Thank You

A:Volume Control Not Working and Missing from system Tray

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I am running Windows Vista on my HP laptop. My sound volume icon has disappeard from my row of icons on the bottom right of my screen. The icon is not among the hidden icons. I must have clicked on something by mistake and the icon was removed. Is there any way to get it back?


A:Sound volume icon has disappeard

For Windows 7 open Control Panel, select Notification Area Icons & then look for the Volume Icon & then set it to Show Icon & Notifications. I think Vista is the same.

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Help someone please!!!

I have lost the volume icon on the task bar. When I go to Multimedia and Sounds in Control panel, it says that I dont have any sound driver. When I go to Start, Accessories, Entertainment and Volume. When I click on volume it does nothing. I have tried to restore back to when I know I had sound and it still does not bring it back. I am running windows ME. What can I do?



A:No sound and volume icon has disappeared

Sounds like your soundcard driverh has been corrupted or is missing altogether.

look in device manager are there any devices that show a yellow question mark or yellow triangle next tot hem? if there is then you need to reinstall the drivers for your sound.

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I am running Windows Vista on my HP laptop. My sound volume icon has disappeard from my row of icons on the bottom right of my screen. The icon is not among the hidden icons. I must have clicked on something by mistake and the icon was removed. Is there any way to get it back?


A:Sound volume icon has disappeard

For Windows 7 open Control Panel, select Notification Area Icons & then look for the Volume Icon & then set it to Show Icon & Notifications. I think Vista is the same.

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Well, the Volume mix/ Sound icon in bottom right hand corner in the task bar, won't turn on! It is grayed out when I try to turn it on in notifications, I wish to be able to use this icon, but frankly, I can't. Please help me, I'm not that tech-y as most of you, I think you guys will show me a way to do this. I will explain furthermore if needed.

A:volume Mix/sound Icon not showing.

Welcome Riddlemaster,
See if this tutorial can help you out, It's pretty simple and self explanatory.
Notification Area Icons - Reset[2]=Taskbar Start Menu

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well i got a bunch of viruses on my computer so i fixed it the easy way by formating the hd then reinstalling the operating system. after that my sound wasnt working adn there was no volume icon on the taskbar. any advise would b helpful

A:no sound or volume icon on win2k

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Hello all...
have a big problem - the volume icon in the taskbar has disappeared suddenly. Have been trying to get it back all day! - very frustrating.
However, im still getting sound through my speakers, via itunes and dvd player so thats ok. Streaming audio is not working though, youtube etc. Nothing. Streaming in Quicktime DOES work strangely enough. Also the sounds XP makes (i.e. startup jingle, game sounds) are not working.
Right, ive tried many things before i came here. the obvious ones - control panel, tick box etc i have done. Have googled loads but to no avail. Have tried downloading and replacing a file in system32 folder (the vol icon thingy). no luck.
I was thinking maybe delete sound cards then reinstall when re-booting, only i dont have the driver disk so am scared i wont be able to replace them or they wont reinstall without it.

I think the sound disappeared when i downloaded a plug in to watch a video online. Maybe there was a virus that has corrupted my sound card. (device manager says everythings working normally though)
thats all i can think of that happened -seems like its fairly common problem

I am running XP pro, my laptop is a Compaq Armada M700
I think my sound card is ESS Maestro2E PCI Audio Drive (there are other audio devices listed - video codecs etc)
Not sure theres anything else you need to know.

some help on this matter would be very much appreciated


A:no sound or volume icon in windows xp

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my creative x-fi software, in the sense that when I bought my computer there was an icon in the system tray that would allow me, amongst other things, to change the mode of my sound i.e. Multimedia, Gaming and Creation. I updated my drivers and software for this and now the icon has gone and it is replaced by the rather dull windows standard one. That only allows me to turn the volume up.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, but previously I had Vistam and the icon wasn't showing in there after I updated the software. Does anyone have a solution to this? I have looked on the Creative site and cannot find anything to resolve this.

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing creative volume icon in system tray

if you have an installation disc for your creative sound card, reinstall it & stay away from web updates unless they're offered by your computer manuf. creative cards can be finicky!

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Hi all,

Just joined up....
What I want is actually the opposite of what most people are looking for.
I want to install windows 8 on my kids computer but want the volume level to be set at a certain level so the sound is not to high no matter what they do.

I am able to achieve this right now as the desktop is on XP and i have the wave bar set to a certain level so no matter how high they put the volume bar it just stays at a certain level.I have hidden the wave bar so they cannot even get at it by mistake.

The main thing is that I am using a sidewinder X4 keyboard which has the vol+/- so they can easily increase the volume even if I hide the volume tab from the desktop in windows 8, while in XP it remained a certain lvel even if they put it upto 100%.

I have been searching for win 8 mixers where I could maybe have the same type of control as the XP but so far have found nothing.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and used

A:Want to disable sound volume control in Windows 8

If they know what they are doing they can get around this.
See pictures :

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I tried to remove un-needed windows components & I guess I removed windows sound mixer & volume control. Now when I try to place the volume control in taskbar or access the sound mixer, I am instructed to install them in add/ remove programs. I have tried this (several times) but these items are not listed. I even tried exploring the restore discs that came with my pc but cannot find them. I'm really not sure what to do! I guess I was hoping someone out there has encountered the same problem and can tell me what to do. Please help!

A:Sound Mixer & Volume control problem

Welcome to TSG....

Try to do a repair-install using the windows software for the computer aka. recovery disk and you will need it for this. This should replace the files.

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I have speakers plugged in to my computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. The computer is recognizing that I have speakers plugged in and when I play something the green bar moves with the music. However, no sound is coming from the speakers. I have gone into the BIOS settings and enabled onboard audio. All sliders are at their full volume. I have unplugged and replugged the speakers, rebooted, shut down, uninstalled and reinstalled the sound driver, all to no avail. I have eliminated the possibility of the speakers being broken by testing them with an iPod.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Green Bar in Volume Control is Moving, No Sound

May be a "duh" but have you checked the headphone jack in front to see if you get sound there ??

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I have an older Dell Inspiron with WINXP. Over the past week or two I've been burning a lot of CD's to iTunes, typically listening to them while they copy.

Today I just wanted to play a song in iTunes but speakers were quiet. I checked speaker volume, it's on. Task bar, it's showing that it's mute. So I single click the speaker icon, and it does not show that sound is mute. Volume is at 75%. I also opened the volume control panel and same thing, none of the mute buttons are showing mute.

While typiing this post, I had some other ideas... when I opened Quicktime it went into an install process. I then tried playing an song in itunes and it works fine. HOWEVER, the task bar speaker still shows mute.

Question: Why does the taskbar show MUTE when I can play music and the actual volume control does not show mute? (If I open the volume control and click mute, it mutes but the icon does not change).

Thank you very much,

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I appear to have the same malware as several others on this forum see

I have run Malwarebytes, Sybot, Avast, MSE, Ad-Aware, and Kaspersky all to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

My hijack this log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:58:25, on 7/20/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe Ad pop ups, sound pop ups, loss of volume control etc.

Worked with Microsoft tech support for a couple of hours. They removed IE 8 and 7 and said the infection is in my Svchost.exe file. They recommend reloading XP

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I have a dell windows 8.1. Everything has been fine for a long time and now... no sound. I must admit to never really understanding how sound works on my laptop. After some fiddling around I managed to get some sound - but only when speakers are plugged into the headphone socket. Now my PC controls make no difference to the volume. I think the ss below suggests that I want the sound to go through the 'speakers headphones' but the sound level meter says its using the communications headphones.
This is what I have for my sound card.

The same happens when I stream audio - only works if headphones connected and no control over the column from pc.

Lastly, when I right click on the top one and click test it says 'failed to play test tone'

Can anyone help please?

Many thanks


A:sound only works with headphones - no control over volume

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver. You only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec (Driver).

First step is to install the correct hardware sound driver. Not enough system spec's provided so I can't research what you need. If its a factory built PC, go to the PC vendor and download the Win 8.1 driver. If its custom built, go to the motherboard vendor for the driver.

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I have a friend who bought a new microphone for her laptop, which runs Windows XP Home Edition. The mic is one of the ones with the pink input plug, which her laptop does support. When she plugs it in and tries to record something, it's just dead silence.

I tried to walk her through un-muting the mic, but she has no options for that under Sound/Volume control. Under Options->Properties there is no option to select Microphope or Line In to be enabled in the main window.

I got her to update her sound drivers, but it didn't help, either.

Anyone have any idea what might be wrong, and why there is no way to enable microphone settings under the Sound/Volume control section? Thanks...

A:No microphone settings in Sound/Volume control?

When you were checking in Options => Properties, did you look in both 'Playback' and 'Recording' (click the radio button). They can be listed in either/or or both.

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Hello guys,

I searched the forum for common problems but unfortunately I could not find any useful information for this issue.

I hope you can assist me as the Windows 7 volume mixer is freaking me out and I cant seem to find a way out with this...

I run Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I use the volume buttons on front a lot to increase/decrease/mute the sounds... however this feature is not working with Windows 7 or maybe I have not fixed the correct settings.

Also I have a Logitech MX610 mouse with volume buttons on it that don`t work as well.

Here is a screenshot of the volume mixer.. I`m not sure if that`s helpful..

Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Volume mixer issue / sound control

viachy, welcome to the forums.

For the volume buttons on the laptop, is there or did you install a driver for it? It may or may not be needed, but from the sounds of it, it is.

For the mouse, what version of Setpoint do you have installed? The latest is 4.80 (for Vista, but works well in 7),

Logitech > Support + Downloads > Downloads > Mice > MX?610 Laser Cordless Mouse

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