I have a Samsung V25 laptop with windows XP home edition SP1 installed and there is no volume icon in the taskbar.
I went to Contro Panel/ Sounds and Audio Devices to see that all the controls are greyed out and on the Audio tab it shows that there is 'No Playback Device'. It is the same for Sound Recording and MIDI miusic playback... No devices.
I have made sure that Windows Audio service is running and is on Automatic, and all the drivers are installed with no yellow exclamation nor question marks in Device Manager. I am at a loss and now don't know what do do next.