Speaker icon missing

March 3, 2008 at 08:17:40
Specs: Win XP SP2, 2.4 GHz / 512 MB

After clearing a number of files and programs which I considered "unused" in order to make more space for my c: drive, the speaker icon that was in the task bar disappeared. I went to control panel>sound and audio device and tried to check the button "place volume icon in the task bar", an error message says "Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control program has not been installed. To installl it, use Add/Remove Programs in control panel". I have tried with the instruction and have inserted the Windows OS cd when prompted....but has been unsuccesful. Could any one tell me how can I retrieve the volume control program? Can I copy manually from the Windows XP cd, and which file should I look for? I can still play mp3 etc. The sound is still there.

Henryhauw


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#1
March 3, 2008 at 08:36:14

Henryshauw, Follow the instructions at the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095

Another simple solution is to follow the instructions in Response Numbers 2 & 3 in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/...

Tufenuf


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#2
March 3, 2008 at 08:39:20

Did you already dump the recycle bin? It appears you deleted Sndvol32.exe. If you haven't emptied the bin, find it, right click on it & select Restore. Otherwise, this should help:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Windows-...


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#3
March 4, 2008 at 05:45:51

Tufenuf and Jam, I tried the method as suggested seaching the missing file and found it in the System 32 folder. I copied to to Windows folder and I got the speaker icon back. Thank you very much!

Henryhauw


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#4
March 4, 2008 at 06:45:24

Henryhauw, Glad to see that the problem is fixed and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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