|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.