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[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Q: [SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

On windows 8.1, my taskbar, one day, suddenly stopped displaying the audio icon on the taskbar. When I right click it, go to the properties, and click customize, it doesn't show the audio icon as an option. When I click, "turn system icons on or off," I can see the audio icon, but it is locked to off. I don't know where to look from here.

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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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Problem Solved, As suspected it was malware. To fix this launch task manager, then go to start up, go through the list if something dosn't have a icon or dosn't seem to fit in right click and open its file location. If you are definite that it is malware disable it, restart go to the file location and delete all the files.
 

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my research:

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Two same signals

You're doing the right thing... getting rid of the other input signal.
 

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Right click the speaker Icon and select playback devices>>>Communications>>>Mute all other sounds
 

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I doubt very much if this will be possible. The mic and headphone ports are wired directly to the Audio section of the motherboard, there connections cannot be altered.

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A:Dual graphics card showing up as N/a DXdiag

firz3h said:





Hi guys im not sure what the problem here or if this is supposed to happen. I have the latest AMd drivers for my video card I have checked direct x version and every thing and im not sure where to go now google hasnt helped much. I was wondering if you guys knew what a solution could be.

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List any Problem devices

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When did this happen? If you know roughly the time period, you can do a system restore to just before that period and that should fix it if it is software based. Also have a look in the Real tech audio 'control panel' and the Windows sound one in case something got disabled.
 

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A:Audio Card

Your question is pretty confusing. The title indicated your question is about an Audio/Sound card. But, in your actual question you mention upgrading your Video card. Which exactly would you like suggestions for? A budget of $275 would be a good start for either of the components.
 

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A:Sync Audio Between Two PC's

You have two computers and you want to play the exact same songs at the exact same time, from both? Why?
 

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A:Audio skipping (Windows 7 64-bit)

Try using System Restore to a point before the problem started and see if that has any effect. As you may know you can always undo any restore if you don't like the results.
 

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A:Audio Disappearing Problem

Hi, As you say that when the sound goes off, there are not even system sounds, it could be a fault with a connection to the speakers, or the socket from the main board to the ribbon that takes the audio to the speakers.
So a test would be to try headphones, does that work properly?
 

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I am running XP SP 2 on Intel Motherboard DH55TC, Core i5 CPU. UAA High Definition Audio class driver is resulting in high hardware interrupts that uses upto 10 to 12% of CPU. The interrupts goes away if I uninstall UAA Bus driver through Device Manager. But this also disables RealTek audio driver which means I hear sound no more.

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A:Microsoft UAA bus driver for High Definition Audio is causing high hardware interrupt

Download the Realtek drivers here Realtek drivers, you want the third one down, Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file)
 

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A:Dxdiag not showing display device

Are you sure your DVI, display port, HDMI, etc is connected to the graphics card not to the onboard graphics? Try reseating the card on another PCIe x16 slot. Make sure the display connections are connected to the GPU not the onboard graphics. Do the clean install to the latest stable drivers (314). Driver sweeper should have cured any software issues. If the reseating, checking the connectors, etc doesnt work, it is most likely an issue with the card.
 

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A:Rare audio problem

Well, you have a integrated sound card. It's not necessarily common for them to go bad. Is sound bad when using headphones as well? It sounds like you just have some bad speakers.
 

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A:Windows 7 refuses to see USB audio sources as stereo

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A:Graphics card and audio issues

Sounds like you're just missing drivers! Have you updated windows completely? This is probably the easiest way to update drivers. If you have and it's still isn't working. we will have to take the longer method. This would involve finding the specific devices that need drivers and download them straight from the manufacturers website.
 

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
Check the drives for errors as instructed in the link above^. This may take a few hours depending on the size of the drive. If this fails then we will resort to other options. After doing some research, it seems as if this error occurs a lot in XP.
 

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A:No audio output device

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A:Latitude x300 sound quit, no audio symbol but driver there

See if this driver site has the proper audio driver for your laptop. You might need to enter the service tag number of your laptop:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/latitude-x300
 

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A:Another audio problem

Hi again Steelth

From your post, everything you've tried so far is right. There's a few additional things we can try/look at for this case

1) Go into BIOS setup. What BIOS version is running? And make sure you've looked through each BIOS menu page? (There might be different BIOS tabs. Does the BIOS screen display indicate any other ways to get through the its menus? e.g. some BIOS may also use Page Up and Page Down)

2) Go to the HP support site for your model and reinstall the chipset drivers. Then reboot. Any hint of the audio controller appear now?

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A:SOS don't find audio controller

I tried also to check with this tool of Intel and it doesn't found the drivers...
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Audio Driver for Intel Desktop Board
Product Detected Controladora de sonido multimedia
Current Driver Installed
This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
 

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A:I'm getting no audio

I know this may seem like a stupid response but does your speakers require external power for amplified speakers? If so the speakers may not be getting power.

Edit:
Have you tried a different set of speakers or head phones?
 

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what could be the issue ?
 

A:Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 not showing actual memory

I can't say what the issue is but thats an old card and could be experiencing issues from aging.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/nvidia-geforce2-mx-mx-400-not-showing-actual-memory.187097/
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I did some general maintenance on a friend's computer: -

Ran Ccleaner
Removed old out of date antivirus installed new one, updated it, ran it and removed 1 threat
Turned off startup programs
Adjusted appearance for best performance

Didn't do anything major and nothing I wouldn't normally do.

Her computer runs a lot better now but has chipmunk audio problem I'm going to take a look but I'm thinking: -

Drivers
Direct X
Settings in realtek (or equiv.)

Is there anything else I should be looking out for?
 

A:Windows XP Chipmunk audio all programs and Windows sounds

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-chipmunk-audio-all-programs-and-windows-sounds.186534/
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A:Inspiron 8600 Windows 7 audio driver

TechSpot does not support warez.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/inspiron-8600-windows-7-audio-driver.187021/