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Help! My volume control is gone!

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Bob Newman

#1
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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Thanks... Bob
 

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Thiassi

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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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David Sanders

#3
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]

#4
See the following:
Restore disappeared network and volume icon on notification area:
http://jtbworld.blogspot.com/2007/11/restore-disappeared-network-and-volume.html
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"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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> Thanks... Bob
 

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SHADOWCAPTAIN

#5
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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HelpMike

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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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