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No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio

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

I just removed and recovered from a virus a few days ago that disabled or sounds, taskbar, No volume icon audio Internet in system my Antivirus and anti-spyware programs Everything is back to normal except for my system audio Here is a brief list of my computer specs before I list my specific problem and what I have done so far If you want any other specifications let me know and I will gladly give them Home-built computer so no specific brand Abit SG- DC Motherboard Pentium R GHz Processor GHz MB of RAM Audio Onboard cannels Audio CODEC Yes my sound card is built into my motherboard RealTek AC' Audio with Diver Version Windows XP SP The Problems I believe my computer was infected with the Trojan W Beagle virus and perhaps one or two others as well I have managed to rid myself of them but several sound issues have cropped up in their wake NOT ONE of these problems was around before I got the virus They have ALL occurred since I removed the virus using various programs recommended by tech people online I did actually have sound while I had the virus so my suspicion is that one of the programs designed to remove the viruses removed something else that it shouldn't have Here is a list of the problems I am currently having The volume control icon has vanished from the taskbar The startup and closing sounds along with all other system sounds have stopped playing In the quot Sounds quot tab area of the quot Sounds and Audio Devices Properties quot section of the Control Panel a peculiar thing has happened In the quot Program Events quot area sounds can no longer be listened to because the quot Play quot button has become quot grayed quot out I No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio can no longer hear any No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio sounds or audio from anywhere on the Internet All flash-related audio and video sites like Youtube com are now silent on my computer I can listen to mp s on Winamp without a problem Oddly enough I have received NO I repeat NO quot error quot No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio messages whatsoever For those that I KNOW will ask it I DO NOT have any software conflicts or problems whatsoever that come up in the Device Manager That's right NO yellow exclamation marks anywhere Steps I've taken Now for the steps and tips and ideas I have tried I would really appreciate it if people did not repeat these quot fixes quot to me to quot try quot as I have already thoroughly tried them all So I beg you for sanity's sake please read my list thoroughly Going to the quot Volume quot section of the quot Sounds and Audio Devices Properties quot area and putting a checkmark in the box next to quot Place volume icon in the taskbar quot and then pressing apply does NOTHING From the research I did you wouldn't believe how many people suggest this Doing vice versa with the above or trying the same using quot mute quot instead also does absolutely NOTHING other then muting my music while it is playing in Winamp I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling my Realtek AC' Audio driver using the installation CD-ROM with NO result I tried extracting a new copy of Sndvol exe from my Windows XP CD-ROM to my computer with NO result I tried applying a registry fix file suggested online with NO result I tried a suggestion concerning a quot blank entry quot in both in the Registry in HKEY USERS or HKEY CURRENT USER and from what I saw I do not have that quot Blank entry quot described So NO result here I tried a suggestion of looking in HKEY CURRENT USER Control Panel Sound in the Registry and checking for quot Yes quot values which were already there so NO result here I tried checking Windows Audio in the Windows XP quot Services quot and it is set to quot Automatic quot already so the problem doesn't seem to be here either I tried the quot K-Lite Codec Fix quot and it did NOTHING In fact when I found and downloaded the K-Lite version they wanted you to use the area in the quot Codec Tweak Tool quot that said quot Registry Fix non-working system sound quot it was actually quot grayed quot out and next to it was quot no problem detected quot Later versions of K-Lite Codec Pack seem to lack the above registry option altogether I tried doing quot sfc scannow quot otherwise known as quot System File Checker quot on my system and I had NO result from that either No newer audio driver updates on the motherboard's website In fact the ones there seem to be older than what I have Tried a zipped pack of registry keys for fixing the audio problem found in another thread on this website and had NO success with it either For anyone that might mention it my volume control icon isn't set to quot always hide quot To be truthful I'm much more worried about not having any system sounds than I am about this icon My quot Sound Effect quot program that came with the hardware actually has the quot Volume Control quot icon amongst its quot program shortcut list quot RealTek AC' Audio is showing up as the default device so I doubt the problem is here Trying a Flash Audio registry fix did NOT work Possible Solution The more I research this problem the more I feel that the Virus and Trojan remover tools are responsible for this problem I found on one site a mention of quot msacm drv quot being a key file to system and flash player sound Is this true I found that it WAS NOT present in my C WINDOWS system folder And doing a windows file search for it I found some quot msacm dll quot files and a file quarantined in one of the virus and trojan removers named quot msacm drv vir quot Is this the missing file infected with a virus If this one missing file is causing this sound issue my problem still remains I don't know where to get a new copy of it as there are no more on my computer and I couldn't find a website to download it from If someone verifies that this might be the answer to my problem or part of it I will ask someone if they have a copy that would match mine

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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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There are no yellow! prompts in the Device Manager under Sound, video and game controllers. I haven't identified the virus which likely caused this issue, and I do not have a copy of Windows XP to reinstall as I bought this laptop from my former employer upon leaving the company.

My objective is fix the Sound so it is fully operational again. Any ideas? Please help!

Thank you!

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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A:Regarding Volume icon in taskbar

In Control Panel, Sounds, put a checkmark in the Display Icon on Taskbar.
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Also, and this is secondary, when I upgraded to Windows 7 I noticed my PC took longer to start up and longer to perform basic functions like opening up my web browser.

Any suggestions on either of these would be great!



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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A:No volume icon in taskbar since Windows 10

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

But while I'm here....  I'm still having problems with audio not being as loud.  Max volume seems half as loud as it used to be.  Anyone have any ideas?
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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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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:Place volume icon in the taskbar

Ran full scan on malwarebytes again and came up with a different set of viruses. So I'm on that right now. Maybe I was too hasty with my post. I'll update once I get the viruses sorted out and am discovering none on additional scans.
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A:volume icon is missing on taskbar

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 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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A:How to keep volume icon in the Taskbar permanently

jjamjatra, Go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" then scroll down a little to "Tip: Volume Control disappears in the Notification Area. Once present, run this edit." and download the reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

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A:Volume Icon not appearing in taskbar

In that image you posted perhaps this setting (which you have as OFF) should be ON?
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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:no power OR volume icon in taskbar

You can reset them using this Tutorial:
Notification Area - System Icons
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A:Re-enabling Volume Icon In Taskbar...

Have a look here and see if this is your problemhttp://en.allexperts.comMark
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Any ideas?

Sorry if this problem sounds really trivial, just an annoyance.

Many thanks


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 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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A:Speaker volume icon disapeared from my taskbar.


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

Anywho, Just right click on your start orb and select Properties, In the Notification Area tab theres a Checkbox for Volume Icon in System icons, check it :)
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A:Sound is fine, but no volume icon on taskbar?!?!?!

try this

Right click in the task bar where the icons are normally displayed
pop up menu
Under system icons
always show
check volume.
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A:volume control taskbar icon still misbehaving

Fake sysaudio.sys causes Searchengine HijackIts possible sndvol32.exe was corrupted. Go to the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and locate the sndvol32.exe file. Right-click on it and choose copy. Go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, open it and paste a copy of the file there. Let it overwrite the existing copy if present.
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A:missing volume icon from bottom taskbar

Hello Strawberryez,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be what you were looking for.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,
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A:restoring the volume control icon to the taskbar

Hi .You might try #320 at . These are safe files to run, a very knowledgeable, reliable source.Louis
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Any suggestions? Registry error?

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:6 problems including System Restore, Audio Config, Internet and Taskbar

Hello razorcat

I think there is still malware on the machine, so you must get it all cleaned up first.

We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....
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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? --

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Quote: Originally Posted by jhughes1986

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A:Gray taskbar, no Internet, no audio

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A:win32 grey taskbar, no audio, no internet, etc.

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A:Grey taskbar, no audio, no internet connection

I had the same problem today, google redirect and then some time after grey taskbar and no audio , no internetwhat fixed it was tdsskiller , it deletes the malware from Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, reboot and your pc should be fine, although my google redirect still is not fixed yet completely
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A:White taskbar, No Audio, No Internet (Windows 7 starter)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 1/29/2015
Scan Time: 10:14:00 PM
Logfile: log.txt
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2014.11.20.06
Rootkit Database: v2014.11.18.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 7
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Lenovo
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 288317
Time Elapsed: 13 min, 17 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 20
PUP.Optional.FindRight.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{2C774641-5504-46A8-B63F-6715AE3FE376}, , [5caa25191f5d3204eceaae1118ea956b], 
PUP.Optional.FindRight.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{2C774641-5504-46A8-B63F-6715AE3FE376}, , [5caa25191f5d3204eceaae1118ea956b], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{3593C8B9-8E18-4B4B-B7D3-CB8BEB1AA42C}, , [9e68c57919639d99cb399f2126dc18e8], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{3593C8B9-8E18-4B4B-B7D3-CB8BEB1AA42C}, , [9e68c57919639d99cb399f2126dc18e8], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{968EDCE0-C10A-47BB-B3B6-FDF09F2A417D}, , [9373ee508def1521582dd26358a8e818], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{917CAAE9-DD47-4025-936E-1414F07DF5B8}, , [9373ee508def1521582dd26358a8e818], 
PUP.Optional.Sanbreel.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\{42e50651-9669-456e-9081-d5a836274274}w, , [46c091adaad29d99d11d4f5c1aea06fa], 
PUP.Optional.Delta.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\delta-homesSoftware, , [09fd1d217309d46211aaed5eb350718f], 
PUP.Optional.WindowsProtectManger.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\supWindowsProtectManger, , [bf475ee0403cad898264fb56986bdb25], 
PUP.Optional.WebsSearches.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\webssearchesSoftware, , [1cea46f8acd06cca8c1f6efbb2518977], 
PUP.Optional.Qone8, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}, , [fa0c9f9f9fdd3df95873286f0df7916f], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SUPDP, , [c145fc422458191dc99182c456ad39c7], 
PUP.Optional.SupTab.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SUPTAB, , [42c41e208fedc76fe9a22e18c83b35cb], 
PUP.Optional.IEPluginServices.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\IePluginServices, , [58ae7ec005775adc6f223407030044bc], 
PUP.Optional.WindowsMangerProtect.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\WindowsMangerProtect, , [57afdc623a42e84e840eac8f9172d729], 
PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\INSTALLCORE\1I1T1Q1S, , [43c3ff3f9ddffb3b8979512514ef40c0], 
PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\INSTALLCORE, , [d630c9757408da5c5cdbfc90ac5811ef], 
PUP.Optional.Qone8, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}, , [42c46ad48bf1c1751fab3c5b39cb19e7], 
PUP.Optional.SimpleFiles, HKU\S-1-5-21-2803577836-2809680846-2492514932-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Sim... Read more
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I have checked master volume control panel and nothing is muted and all levels are set properly. Also checked realtek hd sound manager and no probs there either.
I have run out of ideas now and any that you may have will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks !

A:I have no sound when using internet browser also windows system sounds are not working

You can go to Kelly Korner and lookfor a fix to the system sounds . Kelly's Korner has fixed many items for me that where missing from my O/S . For instance the chevron arrows on the right side of my taskbar and the speaker icon and remove hardware safley icons where also missing . No matter how many times I tried to reconfigure my taskbar thru the control panel and several reboots still no joy ? Kelly's Korner had registry fixes for everything and I was able to get everything back ! Check it out,cant hurt to look and its 100% free !
Good Luck NicRic
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A:System Live Protect Icon In System Tray And Internet Explorer Error Report

I just looked around on the web and there are a lot of folks with this problem but no answer. Use the programs below and let's see what they find. It is definitely something you don't want.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Mode
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