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No volume icon showing in taskbar

Q: No volume icon showing in taskbar

I have reset explorer.exe and it pops back, but when I restart my laptop it does not show up again.

I have even gone into the registry and followed the instructions from this video on Youtube and it's still the same.

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

Any ideas?


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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:Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

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*bump* no one can help me further?
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Hai.. I am new to this ....

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In Control Panel, Sounds, put a checkmark in the Display Icon on Taskbar.
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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.
Notification Area Icons - Reset[2]=Taskbar Start Menu
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Have a look here and see if this is your problemhttp://en.allexperts.comMark
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A:Taskbar volume icon problem

Hello IonicRipper, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The next time that it happens, see if METHOD TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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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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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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A:Volume icon disappears from taskbar.

Hi, you may find another option for sound to appear everytime by going to Taskbar (right-click) - Properties - Customize - look for the sound icon then change to 'show notification and icon' hit Apply or Ok.
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You can reset them using this Tutorial:
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Sorry if this problem sounds really trivial, just an annoyance.

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A:How do I get the volume icon back on the taskbar?

Hi Loveless and welcome to W7 Forums

Take a look at this: System Icons - Enable or Disable
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A:Volume icon deleted from taskbar

Open Device Manager and see if there are yellow signs, conflicts, unknown devices, etc. Check 'Sound, video and game controllers'. You may need to reinstall Sound drivers.
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In that image you posted perhaps this setting (which you have as OFF) should be ON?
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A:How to keep volume icon in the Taskbar permanently

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The volume icon has returned for me.  Is there no way to delete a thread here?

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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:Place volume icon in the taskbar

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A:Sound is fine, but no volume icon on taskbar?!?!?!

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Hello Strawberryez,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be what you were looking for.

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Just typed up the instructions for XP then realised you said vista!

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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] 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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A:No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio

Hi bge2i. Welcome to TSF.

You could try running the command "sfc /scannow" in a command prompt window, which you can access by going to START>ACCESSORIES>COMMAND PROMPT. Let me know if that helps.

Good day.

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picture in attachment

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Did you click on "Restore Default Icon Behaviors" in the panel you show?
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A:No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio

Damn, it seems like you tried just about everyting.

Check your Bios to make sure audio is enabled.

Other than that, the only thing I can recommend is reinstalling windows xp (your files and folders would be safe)
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I suspect this is related to your malware problem you had here:

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Which virus were you infected with? How did you re-enable Security Centre in that thread?

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Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?Click to expand...

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happened to me quite a few times on my laptop ...

if it is not just 'hidden', try this

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Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

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Hiya and welcome

Go to Control Panel | System. Device Manager. Under Sound is the name of your sound card. Also, rightclick and choose Properties, Driver tab. What's the version?

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I don't want to go back to them, but I now have no sound other than the modem will deliver the dialtone sound. Media Player is silent. No Speaker icon in the taskbar.
No way to click "show volume control in taskbar": I can see it, but it is inactive.

Specs say ALI M1535, and Trident AK4543 Codec.
Device Manager says there is an ALI WMD driver.

Looked all over for an easy driver download.... aargh.

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A:where's the volume icon;EN-US;Q319095

Type the text EXACTLY as written. This should be the fix.
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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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I am very upset, what to do? Please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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A:volume icon

Right click the task bar

Click "Properties"

At the bottom there's a button called "Customize..."

Click on it, and in there you can decide which icons XP should:

- Always hide (So you can hide an icon you only need sometimes)
- Always Show (For the volume, you want this)
- Hide When Inactive (when nothing is happening with this process, XP hides the icon.)

They are otherwise hidden behind an arrow. You can click this to expand it and view the icons.

To always view all icons, uncheck the "Hide Inactive Icons" check box in the "Properties" menu.

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I am running XP. thanks!

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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?