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#1 glorybirds

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:25 AM

My sound volume keeps disappearing from my task bar. I am running xp home media edition, I do not have the cd just a restore cd. In my control panel in sounds it has a check next to show in task bar. My task bar is customized to always show volume icon. If I restore to an earlier date it will come back, if I boot up and go to last good configuration sometimes it works the first time if not I do it again and it will put my sound icon back. Once the icon is back the next time I shut down or reboot it is gone again. I don't have any virus or trojans. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Lisa

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:52 PM

Check that the task bar is locked.
Right click on the task bar
Select Properties
Under the Task bar Tab,make sure the "lock the Task Bar "is checked
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:55 PM

Have a look here:
http://en.allexperts.com
There's a couple more links in the article
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:25 PM

Sorry it took awhile have a sick child that had to be taken to emergency, not much time for the computer.
My sound icon is checked in my control panel to show in the task bar and my task bar is locked. As far as some of those articles I don't get any error messages at all and I don't have a xp media cd just a dell restore cd. I can get the sound icon back by doing a last known configuration or restore to an earlier date and now i found out when I reboot it will be gone, I go into the sounds in the control panel uncheck show in taskbar and apply then go back and check show in taskbar and it will show in my taskbar. So I don't have any errors but something is stopping it from showing after a shut down.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 02:32 PM

A couple of different solutions offered here
http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/de...con-disappears-
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:26 PM

There are alot of things I checked and my stuff is set properly. One suggestion was
Have you tried going to Start, Programs, Accessories, Windows Explorer, click the "+" sign next to My Computer, "+" next to Local Drive - C, "+" next to Windows, click the word System32, on the right side of the screen - double click sndvol32.exe. That should install it.
When I go to that file and open it my volume control shows up. It states hide upnp icons and disable ssdp but will that affect my networking? Alot of those instructions don't apply, I only have the sound icon missing everything else is there all the time. I don't run zone alarm. And I'm affraid to change registry values without one on one help because i am not familiar with it.




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