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Help! My volume control is gone!

  1. #1


    Bob Newman Guest

    Help! My volume control is gone!

    Vista Home Premium
    All of a sudden the volume icon is missing from task bar. I go to "Taskbar
    and Start Menu Properties" and under System Icons/Select which system icons
    to show and the choice for Volume is dimmed out and cannot be chosen. If it
    makes any difference I went back to a system restore point yesterday - the
    icon has ALWAYS been there so that shouldn't have affected it.

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    Join Date : Jan 2008
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    Vista Ultimate x64
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    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!

    Regardless of the volume control not being in your notification area, are you getting any sound at all?

    If not, might be worth going to "Progs & Features" and removing the soundcard software/drivers (or better via device manager) and letting Vista reinstall after a reboot.

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  3. #3


    David Sanders Guest

    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!

    Bob Newman wrote:

    > Vista Home Premium
    > All of a sudden the volume icon is missing from task bar. I go to
    > "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and under System Icons/Select which
    > system icons to show and the choice for Volume is dimmed out and cannot
    > be chosen. If it makes any difference I went back to a system restore
    > point yesterday - the icon has ALWAYS been there so that shouldn't have
    > affected it.
    >
    Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and verify that the sound
    controller is enabled.

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    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!

    See the following:
    Restore disappeared network and volume icon on notification area:
    http://jtbworld.blogspot.com/2007/11...nd-volume.html
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    news:hnrij.34388$pq.18310@xxxxxx

    > Vista Home Premium
    > All of a sudden the volume icon is missing from task bar. I go to
    > "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and under System Icons/Select which
    > system icons to show and the choice for Volume is dimmed out and cannot be
    > chosen. If it makes any difference I went back to a system restore point
    > yesterday - the icon has ALWAYS been there so that shouldn't have affected
    > it.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks... Bob


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    SHADOWCAPTAIN Guest

    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!


    this happens to me occasionally and i just restart the computer and it
    always repairs the issue. it just happened last night, but i restarted
    and the volume icon is back in the systray.
    iv'e seen a lot of replies talking about drivers on similar threads but
    sometimes the answer is not that 'techy'
    hope that helps


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    s!va-techustler Guest

    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!


    have u checked if the taskbar--->notification area .--->which icons to
    be always shown ? is your volume on of it ?>


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    Re: Help! My volume control is gone!

    I noticed this problem a few days ago as well. What seemed to of fixed it for me was restarting the computer and then going into the system icons (Right click taskbar> Properties>Notification Area>System Icons and click volume. It was grayed out earlier but now it was enabled.

    hope it works

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