Solved On Screen Volume Level Indicator Has Disappeared On Medion Vista Laptop?

Vision22

Member
Following updates the on screen volume level indicator has disappeared
on my Medion laptop.
The sound system is Realtek.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

Vision22

Member
Thanks.
I looked at that but it didn't really tell me anything.
I am a bit of a novice.
Hope, as you say, that it should be easy to solve.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Basically all the tutorial says is that you go to the notificatioan area and tick off the icons (volume icon) that you want to show.
Go to search by the start button and type notification to get started.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Vision22

Member
The volume icon is ticked which really makes it confusing.
The only box not ticked is power, but clock, volume and network
are all ticked.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Vision22

Member
I have set that to show, but it has made no difference.
A system restore would probably do the trick, but I
would lose all the Windows updates as well.
Incidentally, ticking and unticking the volume icon in notification
area only affects the sound icon in the taskbar, not the volume indicator.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

Dwarf

The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
The volume indicator is usually a function of the keyboard driver, and appears when you press one of the volume keys (or the mute key) on the keyboard. As you correctly mention, the notification option only affects the icon in the system tray and not the volume level indicator. Sometimes, an seemingly unrelated update can cause this to disappear, even though the keyboard is still able to control the sound level as before. Bizarrely, it can sometimes reappear without having to do anything. Another thing that can happen is that the indicator can become out of sync with the volume status (i.e. show as muted when the sound itself isn't).

I've had this happen myself, but why I am not sure.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

Vision22

Member
Many thanks.
It is reassuring to know that I am not the only
one it has happened to, and to know that it can sometimes reappear.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

Vision22

Member
Just wondering, if I was to download a fresh copy
of Realtek 97 - if it's free - would that solve the problem?
The original shipped with the system.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB

Vision22

Member
Have had to resort to System Restore and the problem is now solved. Sincere thanks to all who replied.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    Memory
    2 GB
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