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Lost Volume Control in Task Bar

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  • Started 8 years ago by wilsmoke
  • Latest reply from sahlgoode
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Posts: 1

I recently lost the volume control in the task bar (speaker icon bottom right corner near clock)an every time I start my computer I have to go to control panel -> sounds and audio devices and uncheck-place volume icon in task bar and an hit apply,then go back an check the box for place volume icon in task bar an hit apply again an then it will be back in the task bar near clock.I have to do this every time I start up my computer it seems to lose it every time I shut off the computer.
Is there a way I can fix this problem so It will be back to normal...ha ha normal..right,that would take a
re-install,so at least this part works again.


Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 194

Give this a try...
Copy sndvol32.exe from your XP Installation disc to the system32 folder.

Clicking on Start > Run
type cmd
Click OK

Migrate to the CD drive [ assuming the drive is D: ]
type cd D:

Migrate to the i386 folder
type cd i386

type expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32
NOTE: This need to be letter perfect or it will not work.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 19

Right click the start menu, and select properties.
Select notification area.
Select customize.
Find volume control, and change the setting to show.

Posted 8 years ago

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