Volume Icon Missing System Tray

May 1, 2006 at 03:09:29
Specs: XP, Pentium 4/256MB RAM
The volume icon is missing from my system tray, and when I try and get it back through Control Panel I get this message.

Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

I checked the Support Microsoft URL, but I don't have a Windows XP CD. (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319095)

This behavior can occur if the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing.

To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard disk.

Windows XP was already installed on my laptop, and it didn't come with the CD.

Any ideas?

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May 1, 2006 at 03:36:09
You must have been given something to restore you system.

Do you have a recovery disk or a partition on the computer?

You need to find one of these items. Have you looked through the cd's that came with the compture? Does LG have a forum site, you can goto for help?

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May 1, 2006 at 04:28:45
Orin, 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.


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May 1, 2006 at 05:19:53
Orin, If you can't find sndvol32.exe anywhere go to the link below and download sndvol32.exe and save it somewhere you can locate it then place it or copy it to your C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder. Then go to your Control Panel, and open up ''Sounds and audio devices'', under the ''Volume'' tab, check the box next to where it says ''Place volume icon in the taskbar'',click ''Apply/OK'' and your volume icon should be back in the Notification area aside of your clock.


Copy and Paste the line above to your address bar and press the Go button to get to the download.

Note: I downloaded this file and scanned it for viruses and it is clean and is the correct version for Windows XP.


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May 1, 2006 at 05:35:37
Thank you so much for your help, Tufenuf! I have got it back!

I tried what you said the first time, but I couldn't find the dllcache folder. Then I ran a Search and sndvol32 (EX_File) was in C:\Windows\1386 ... There were two others: one was a HL_File and CH_File, so I thought the EX_FIle must be the right one. I copied that and pasted it into C:\Windows\System32 but it didn't work.

Then I went to the Relaxing Software site, and it worked perfectly.

I appreciate the time you've taken to help me out and solving the problem! =)

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May 1, 2006 at 05:43:30
Orin, Glad to see that you have the problem corrected and Thanks for posting back to let us know.


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