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February 24, 2010 8:30:52 PM

my volume icon is missing on taskbar on windows xp how do i locate it

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February 24, 2010 8:58:44 PM

Did you try clicking the arrows that look like this << ? It could just be hidden.

If not, right click on the taskbar, and click properties. Click on the customize button. Look for the volume icon, and change the drop down option to 'always show' or 'hide when inactive.'
February 25, 2010 12:58:48 AM

I tried that it is not hidden went to sound and devices said i had to go to add and remove programs because it was not install on pc
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February 25, 2010 1:20:20 AM

start-->run-->services.msc-->make sure windows audio service is running.

You do have a screen that looks like this, under control panel-->sounds and audio devices, right? If yes, make sure that box is checked to place the icon in the taskbar.

What kind of motherboard do you have? You may simply need to select your audio device in you audio manager (such as realtek sound manager).

February 25, 2010 5:13:48 AM

box is shaded out saying that i need to add it by going to add and remove programs-because it is not installed
February 25, 2010 5:22:06 AM

how do i find out what kind of motherboard i have?
February 26, 2010 4:40:22 PM

here is my mother board info:
Manufacturer--Dell INC
Model OHK980 AO1
chipset NVIDIA Geforce 6150 Rev. A2
southbridge NVIDIA nforce 410/430 MCP

February 26, 2010 5:02:23 PM

What model of Dell is it?
February 26, 2010 5:16:31 PM

Dell Dimension DIME521
February 27, 2010 3:03:43 AM

I used the Windows XP CD that contains the installation files to copy the Sndvol.32 exe file--had to purchase it--problem solved
February 27, 2010 2:01:38 PM

You had to purchase it?? That's odd. Where did you purchase it from?
February 28, 2010 2:39:30 AM

i order it from dell--recieved it with drivers cd
February 28, 2010 3:03:03 AM

That should've came with your original OEM discs or on the recovery partition. They shouldn't have charged you for that.
February 28, 2010 2:19:05 PM

Acutally I did not realize that i didnot have these discs until this issue came up--and of course the warranty had ran out and they told me i had to purchase the discs
February 28, 2010 4:06:18 PM

If you open 'my computer' is there a 2nd hard drive (probably drive D) that's nearly full?

If yes, you Dell came with a recovery partition instead of recovery discs.
February 28, 2010 7:40:22 PM

my drive d is full

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February 28, 2010 8:21:41 PM

That D drive is a partition of your hard drive. It contains the defaults from the original install. If there was a problem with the computer, you could access that partition, and restore it to it's original state.

I'm sure Dell didn't tell you that. :) 

It's besides the point now. But you could've backed up your data, and do a restore. If that volume icon was working at one time, you also could've used the restore points to roll back to when it was working.

Hopefully, they didn't charge a lot.
March 1, 2010 1:49:59 AM

You know Dell did not tell me that--of course I should have did a little more research before i purchased it-any unnecessarypurchase is a lot if i really did not need it--
March 1, 2010 1:50:29 AM

Best answer selected by annette2010.
March 1, 2010 2:20:46 AM

Dell support is notorious for this kind of 'help'.

Thanks for the vote :)