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Solved: volume icon not showing on ibm 600 x

Q: Solved: volume icon not showing on ibm 600 x

and when I click on place icon on desktop I have the message saying the volume control program has not been installed. I've tried to find the file sndvol32.exe but it doesn't seem to be nowhere. I don't possess any restore disk.

Thanks for help

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Fix Volume Icon Missing from Taskbar Problem in Windows 8/7/Vista - YouTube

Any ideas?


A:No volume icon showing in taskbar

According to the Dell downloads for the 15R SE, this has Conexant audio. Suggest you download and install the driver from Dell, as the first step.

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A:volume Mix/sound Icon not showing.

Welcome Riddlemaster,
See if this tutorial can help you out, It's pretty simple and self explanatory.
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A:(Solved) volume icon

Click start, control panel, sounds and multimedia. Check the option "show volume control on taskbar".
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A:Solved: My volume icon is gone again.

Here's the official "wassup" on that >>

Includes a "fix it"
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A:[SOLVED] Volume and Network Icons are not showing up

Hi 12Pineapple34.........welcome to TSF!!

Hang on while I take this thread to a better location.
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A:Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Steve, Go into your Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices and under the Volume tab checkmark "Place volume icon in taskbar" click Apply/OK. If it is checkmarked uncheck it click Apply/OK then go back and checkmark it, click Apply/OK.

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A:Solved: Windows XP volume icon

Start, right click, click properties, click taskbar, click customize, find the volume item, click the idicator to the right, ie: Hide when inactive or whatever yours says. Select Always Show. Click OK, click Apply and OK.
and unless I am mistaken in the cause, Hey presto.
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fixed, close thread.

WMP never showed on start menu, upon restart it now works :S.


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A:Solved: WMP icon not showing

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A:Solved: Volume Touchpad Icon Not Working

My friend found the problem. I just needed to reinstall the IDT card, which was found here:
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XP SP3 kept current through automatic updates

Thank you for your time and attention

A:[SOLVED] volume icon disappears constantly from taskbar xp

Are you the only user of your pc

Have you made any changes to the startup programs/msconfig??

Have you recently installed any new anti virus?
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A:[SOLVED] volume icon disapeared from notification area??

Hi see the info here Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, and you may receive an error message when you try to add it
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A:Volume Icon keeps appearing on screen and increases volume a...

Hello melb1946Does your keyboard have volume buttons? I know in my experiences I have sometimes run into similar scenarios. In my case the problem was accidentally hitting the volume button on my keyboard. How is your sound setup in Windows 7? Is your monitor set as the default sound device? Do other sound devices increase their volumes?Probably one of the best ways to isolate the problem would be to put the monitor on another computer and see if the sound continues to appear and go up.
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I solved my problem with TweakUI. It had the option to "enable balloon tips."
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A:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

Make sure Volume icon is set ?On? as shown below, if it were off, make it on to show volume icon.

If the above step hasn?t help, ?Restore default icon behaviors? which may bring back the missing icon.

This is the normal procedure to get back the volume icon. In case the Volume icon option ( on/off) grayed out and you can?t change it, then follow the method 2.

Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
a) Kill the explorer.exe from Processes or Details tab under task manager. Find out all explorer.exe and kill them, make sure no explorer.exe is running in the task manager. After that, on the file menu select new process or Run (or new tasks), type ?explorer? and press OK. It will start the new explorer process. That should bring back the volume icon, if it hasn?t, redo the method 1

This method has brought back missing volume icon on my Windows 8.1 computer.
b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

I hope one of the above method will fix your issue!
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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.

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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)
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A:No Volume In Windows Or Volume Icon

Try this: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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*bump* no one can help me further?
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A:volume icon

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A:Volume Icon

Check that the task bar is locked.
Right click on the task bar
Select Properties
Under the Task bar Tab,make sure the "lock the Task Bar "is checked
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A:Where Can I Get Volume Icon ?

You want to change the icon on the shortcut ?

If so, yes.


If you need the mute icon, I located it & copied it as mute.ico --- {an icon resource file.}

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If you need an unzipper try 7Zip ---


A picture---


edit 2---

If all you want is to change the shortcut icon -- Right click it & choose Properties. See picture---
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A:Volume icon?

Hi akskiller,

I put my Volume Control in the Quick Launch toolbar.

It does'nt load in the System tray !

Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment
Right click on Volume Control and drag to the Quick Launch toolbar
Release right click and Select "Create a shortcut here"
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my volume icon is not appearing on start up and i have no sound

A:volume icon

The icon only appears when the sound driver is installed and working.

What sound card do you have? When did the problem start and did the sound ever work?

Does Device Manager say anything useful?
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Hi cant get my volume icon back in the taskbar. Ive did the sounds & audio properties thing as in ticking the (place volume icon in taskbar) but i get an error message saying it hasn't been installed reinstall using add/remove. But i cant see it there to reinstall it and i have no windows CD.
Anybody got some advice please

A:Volume Icon

Windows CD not's the installation of audio drivers which results in volume icon being reflected.

I would uninstall the audio drivers/controller via Device Manager (Sound, Video and Game Controllers)...then reboot and reinstall the correct audio drivers for the system or motherboard (available for download at the appropriate manufacturer's website.

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A:volume icon

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So now, when I want to re-enable it - I can't. Why? Because Banished does not show up in the Volume Mixer, meaning I cannot unmute it.

I have tried the fixes described in this post - Applications missing from Volume Mixer to no avail.

This is what it looks like:

So, how would I go about solving this problem? Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Volume Mixer not showing muted app

Try this first:
Run the Windows audio troubleshooting wizard:
On the taskbar, press and hold the volume icon.
Note: you can also right-click the volume icon
Select Troubleshoot sound problems, and then follow the instructions.

Also, work through the steps in this Tutorial.

You may need to uninstall the game. There may be a compatibility issue.
Google the game for Windows 10. I have not checked into this.

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A:Volume labels not showing in explorer

I doubt it is anything to be nervous about, especially since you aren't having an issues, it seems. If I was over-partitioned like that, my mental health would be shot, though. Is it possible, because you have that many drive letters, that you aren't giving it enough time to intialize them? If it was me, I'd simplify and use directories, rather than partition the hell out of my drives like that.
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So now, when I want to re-enable it - I can't. Why? Because Banished does not show up in the Volume Mixer, meaning I cannot unmute it.

I have tried the fixes described in this post - Applications missing from Volume Mixer to no avail.

This is what it looks like:

So, how would I go about solving this problem? Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Volume Mixer not showing muted app

Try this first:
Run the Windows audio troubleshooting wizard:
On the taskbar, press and hold the volume icon.
Note: you can also right-click the volume icon
Select Troubleshoot sound problems, and then follow the instructions.

Also, work through the steps in this Tutorial.

You may need to uninstall the game. There may be a compatibility issue.
Google the game for Windows 10. I have not checked into this.

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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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the sound seems to work fine on most programs, except my mailwasher ... all sounds work when i go to control panel and sounds like to change something ... they all play ... but i just can't get the lever sound on the icon to sound when i raise and lower the lever .. it's driving me crazy! LOL

thanks for your time!

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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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A:Volume Icon has disappeared

Does sound still play?

Right click my computer goto manage then to the device manager. Under audio devices what is listed there?

Also how up to date is your computer in terms of ms updates?

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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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Hai.. I am new to this ....

I lost volume icon from my taskbar. I dont know how to retrieve that...
Pls help me to sort this out....

A:Regarding Volume icon in taskbar

In Control Panel, Sounds, put a checkmark in the Display Icon on Taskbar.
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anybody else come across this?

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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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I keep losing my volume icon on the taskbar (WinXP) I go to control panel, sounds and it is ticked. I untick it then tick it again and back it comes! It isn't auto hidden, because I've turned that off. Not a major hassle, but if anyone knows why, I'd appreciate it.

A:Volume Icon [Resolved]

Hello Denis, and Welcome to TSF!

There are a couple of ways to rectify this pesky critter (the Volume Icon) misbehaving, so lets try these two Steps....

(You will need your Windows? XP CD)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in the Drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting....

Now go Start > Run and enter these commands....(hit Enter after each command.)


Enter your CD/DVD Drive letter (I will use E: for this excercise.)


cd i386

expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

(Please note the space between the ex_ and the c:)

Once you hit enter this time you will notice that the file will be 'expanded by an amount of about 145%'.

When it is finished, type exit; remove the CD.


1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
2. Click Services and Applications.
3. Double-click Services.
4. Scroll down in the Services list, right-click SSDP Discovery Service, and then click Properties.
5. On the General tab, in the Startup type drop-down list, click Disabled.
6. Click OK.

Close all windows and reboot the computer.

Upon restart, all should now be normal (hopefully).

Post back with the results, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,
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Any ideas?

A:Volume Icon in Task Bar

Try it :
Righclick on Taskbar and choose "Properties"
in Taskbar tab, under "notification area" click "Customize"
Find "Volume" from the list and set its behaviors on "Show icon and notifications"

It may help
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A:Warning icon on Volume C:

Do you see anything unusual in Device Manager?

Only reference I could find was that it may be Bitlocker enabled. Go to Control Panel - Bitlocker Drive Encryption and see if it is enabled.
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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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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.

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A:Volume Icon Disappeared

A lot of things can cause your sound to go out, and I won't even begin to go through them.
What I can do is tell you how to get the sound icon back to your system tray.

Start Menu/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices

Put a checkmark to Show volume icon in the taskbar.

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A:Volume icon disappearing

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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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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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thanks for your time!

A:volume icon lever

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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A:Volume Icon Disappeared

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A:Volume control icon

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A:Volume Control Icon

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