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RE: Volume Control in the taskbar missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jill Newbanks, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jill Newbanks

    Jill Newbanks Flightless Bird

    I currently have an HP g50 notebook running the vista program. My compute
    experienced a brief shutdown for some reason, but upon restarting I noticed
    the speaker or volume control icon was no longer on the taskbar. I right
    clicked on the taskbar opening task bar start menus properties menu and under
    the system icons the box you check for the speaker icon is greyed out not
    allowing you to check it. What do I do next. Thanks
    Jill


    "GMWolfie" wrote:

    > Does anyone remember how to get the volume control back in the taskbar?
    >
    > I know I did it before, but I cannot for the life of me remember.
    >
    > Thanks
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    It's likely your soundcard is not present in the current hardware profile.
    This happens from time to time. Usually it's the result of Windows update
    loading a new driver that is not compatible. You'll need to use Device
    Manager, expand the Sound category and see if any entries are shown
    with either a yellow exclamation mark or a red X. If so, you'll need to
    Uninstall the entry and reboot the PC. Usually this allows XP to detect
    the soundcard and apply the appropriate driver.

    "Jill Newbanks" <JillNewbanks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B4DC87C3-DC7C-4BBA-A922-7770FF09AC19@microsoft.com...
    >I currently have an HP g50 notebook running the vista program. My compute
    > experienced a brief shutdown for some reason, but upon restarting I
    > noticed
    > the speaker or volume control icon was no longer on the taskbar. I right
    > clicked on the taskbar opening task bar start menus properties menu and
    > under
    > the system icons the box you check for the speaker icon is greyed out not
    > allowing you to check it. What do I do next. Thanks
    > Jill
    >
    >
    > "GMWolfie" wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone remember how to get the volume control back in the taskbar?
    >>
    >> I know I did it before, but I cannot for the life of me remember.
    >>
    >> Thanks
     

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