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#1 drpepper55

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:17 PM

:flowers: Hey all, I have a little issue that I need some help with. I have a Dell Laptop running XP-Home and with sp2. Lately, when I boot up and my pc loads windows, I no longer get my speaker icon in my taskbar tray on the right as I used to. Then when I go to my control panel and 'sounds and audio devices', when I get to that pane, my option for 'place volume icon in the taskbar' is greyed out and I cannot get it to be enabled. Something has obviously turned it off or dis-abled it as I had it accessible/available before. Also, I know I have a sound card and I used to have sound. Now when I go to checking my 'audio' and 'voice' options in my 'sounds and audio devices' area no sound card is detected or shown and the area for picking one is also greyed out. This happened to me once before and I was able to re-enable this function but I do not remember exactly how I did this other than that then my whole 'task manager' was unavailable or un-enabled. I found a little utility then that was called a 'taskmanager enabler' and it fixed my problem. Now it is just the sound icon. Does anyone know of a like tool/utility for this or a work-around for this? :thumbsup: Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks...

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:19 PM

Have a look here and see if this is your problem
http://en.allexperts.com
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:52 PM

Thanks garmanma for the reply and the offer of help. In answer to your question if this link you sent me resembles my problem, the answer is no, not exactly because while my icon is gone, my area for placing an icon in the taskbar area is completely greyed out as I said and I can't even place or attempt to place a check mark there and get an error message. Mine is greyed out and unaccessible completely and no audio device is detected to enable or install. When I try to troubleshoot and play even system sounds, I get an 'entry point is not found for setup.dll...' type error(see below) and that is all I get. Any other suggestions? :thumbsup:

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sndvol32.exe - Entry Point Not Found
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The procedure entry point SetupDiGetDeviceInterfaceDetailW could not be located in the dynamic link library SETUPAPI.dll.
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OK
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Edited by drpepper55, 14 November 2007 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

Sorry it took me so long to report back, garmanma, but it turned out my problem was not so much corrupted or missing drivers as it was entry point error problems and I'm happy to report that I fixed those via an sfc/scannow run and all is now well. As a result of my problems and your suggestions though, I learned alot about the Microsoft's tech support site and about my drivers and for that I want to thank you, now if I ever need help along those lines, I now know where to go. Thanks much. Again I also learned how to troubleshoot some stuff I didn't know and also how to fix other problems as a result that I might never have had to do if it was not for this, so I am now all the wiser. There sure was a silver lining to all of this and I am glad to have found it thanks to this site and to you. All is well and I am definitely saving my present very efficient state as a restore point which gives one a very comfortable and fuzzy feeling. Thanks, best to you...

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:46 PM

Glad it's working. It's a good feeling when you figure it out and get it fixed
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