|Thanks for your help so far. However, the only sound device Belarc Adviser can find on my system is described as "SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio". Is this the correct software for my volume control icon being missing?|
I went to the SoundMAX site and downloaded new software and installed it. No difference. I still have no volume control icon in my Taskbar..When I go into Device Manager, it tells me the SoundMAX is working perfectly but when I c lick on "Place the volume icon on the Taskbar" in the "sounds and Audio properties" in the Volume tab in "sounds and audio devices from Control panel, it still tells me it can't do so because "the volume control sopftware has not been installed" so go to "add and remove programs" in the control panel and do so.
I've now been asked to reinstall a file "Sndvol32.exe" because that is also missing. I have searched through Control Panel but there is no such program. I'm going around in circles.