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Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Q: Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Hi, hopefully this is an easy/dumb question. My speaker icon disappeared off of my taskbar. Is ther an easy way to get it back? Only other way I know to adjust the volume is to go to control panel which is a pain. Thanks for any help you can give.

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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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Whenever you install a new OS, always take note of the model of core system hardware like GPU, chipset, and ethernet/wifi (there are a few others that aren't as important, but nice to have updated) since those are critical to your computers core functionality.

However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

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Here are the specifications for your PC BTW.
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A:How to increase volume on C drive

0. Make sure you have everything you can't afford to lose backed up.
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A:Pressing Enter Key Mutes & Unmutes Master Volume

Hi Ronnie09,

The Enter key normally does not regulate volume control on most computers. What is the system model of your computer?

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A:Mousing Moving, Volume Muting and DVD Drive Opening By Themselves

Any updates on this?
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A:Microphone volume is too low

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A:Cannot open volume for direct access

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A:Microphone volume is low with Realtek HD audio

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A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

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Did the sound output suddenly drop?

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sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
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We put our data into the structure.

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I take it that the extra 256Meg of Ram did not originally come from HP
I'm not sure if that's relevant or not, but even same rating Ram (but different manufacture) has been known to cause issues (ie best to use exactly the same Ram cards always)

I was discussing a similar matter earlier on here: Windows will not boot with more than 2gb of ram (although the emphasis in that thread was the 2Gig max, before installing Windows, and strangeness of having increased ram in a system)

Either way, thanks for your post, it was interesting to note this issue (and likely cause)
Many times during a Setup fault, I have advised members to remove extra Ram cards and try again. It may be that the originally recorded Ram (under re-imaging) may be the answer (on some computers that may have Setup problems) Sadly you would need to test this issue on 10 similar, same spec, computers to really confirm. Or contact HP technical support, or possibly their tech forum, to ask of others experiences.
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Thanks for the info

I stated similar fixes, and other common power up fixes here:Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
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Check in iTunes options if the right device is chosen for playback.
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This is a website that will provide you with run command options:

I think the one you may be asking about referencing your particular issue would be:mmsys.cpl
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I couldn't find the exact drivers, except for a page here:

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Ok yes it does seem like a faulty Power Supply

Also you should have just replied to your original thread:
Instead of making this new one.

But oh well !

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Glow? Maybe post a screenshot showing the problem..
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Sounds like it is trying to boot from this drive 'Z' - enter Boot Order in Bios and make it NOT so!
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I think that's 5.1

If I understand right, you are saying that when you slide the volume bar up, it drops back to 0.

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Remove the slave drive...

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A:Connected to internet, but icon says disconnected.

Its ok, I have fixed the problem.

I believe I have replicated this issue and found a solution.

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Try doing an XP repair. You can find out how to do it here:

I don't trust Ghost images at all... Acronis Home is much more reliable. Good luck
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Welcome to Techspot
Go into safe mode and can you see the desktop features?

Reboot the PC
Press F8 click on safemode
type in the admin and password
If you can see the features you need.
Then you might have to delete profile you use to login
Windows will re-create a new one.

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I'm not totally clear on your problem, but this MIGHT be of some help:
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