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#1 kingarthur2

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

My volume icon on my laptop has disappeared AND I've gone to control panel, "sounds and audio devices" and unchecked then rechecked my "place volume icon in the taskbar". Please help. Thanks,

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:03 PM

Does sound still play?

Right click my computer goto manage then to the device manager. Under audio devices what is listed there?

Also how up to date is your computer in terms of ms updates?

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

I have all the current updates and run malawarebytes, norton's, and crap cleaner so I keep it pretty well maintained. When I go under device manager, there is no "audio devices" listed but there is "sound, video and game controller". The first entry under device manger is "batteries". Yesterday while on a conf call via the web, I could hear sound on the computer but when I go to other sites, there is no sound. I have a panasonic toughbook cf 51, windows XP prof, service pack 3. Thanks,

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

This seems to be a prevalent problem with Windosw XP. Enough so that Microsoft has addressed it recently. There's a fairly extensive article on the subject, if you feel so inclined you can read it here.

One quick thing to try is to go to Start> Control Panel> Sound and Audio Devices and make sure that there is a check mark in the Place volune icon in the taskbar.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:41 PM

I have read the article and this is a little to complicated for me to understand. Is there an easier fix? Checking the "put volume icon in taskbar" doesn't work. Thanks,

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

Re-install your audio device.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:59 PM

Would I simply to to panasonic's website and get the driver online? All that I have with my computer is a recovery cd since my companies IT department installed everything. Also, will I need to uninstall my current driver (don't know where it is or what's its named) before reinstalling or will reinstalling replace it?

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:04 PM

Download the driver, and try just writing over what is there. Can't hurt.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:24 PM

you can try download.com plenty of audio drivers there type in ac97 audio driver

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:26 PM

edit:)

Edited by rootrock, 23 August 2010 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/no_sound check out this it is sure to work maybe

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Edited by rootrock, 23 August 2010 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:39 PM

Thanks for the link but it did not find any problem. I have a feeling that if I could get the icon to reappear, the sound would work since its worked on a webinar using windows media. I do have "start up lite" on my computer, don't know if I some how stopped the icon from appearing.(I'm grasping for straws). Thanks,

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:36 PM

I am going to try and point you to your Panasonic ToughBook CF 51 audio drivers.

http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/dl/search?q=t...p;oc=&lang=

Here is another link. http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/itn/drivers/d...u_en.html#CF-51

Hopefully you will be able to locate the correct audio driver for your computer.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:10 PM

Thanks. I've installed the driver but have not restarted the computer yet. I think my sound works, the icon just won't appear, even if I go to control panel and ask it to place it in the tray. I'll post to let you know if it reappears when I restart. I may have to call panasonic and get their support.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:18 PM

Okay my friend it is my hope that when you do a restart all is well, if not, I may have some other suggestions for you to try.

Best of luck to you in the mean time.


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