I have an old Dell computer that runs XP SP3. It has an old sound card, an Aureal Vortex 8830, that I dearly love. Unfortunately, it hasn't been made in quite a few years and there are no driver updates to be had. As the title of this post says, the volume control has started to disappear when I reboot. When I go into the control panel to get it back, "Place volume icon on the taskbar" is already checked. If I uncheck it, hit apply, then check it again, it comes back. When this problem first reared it's ugly head a week ago, I Googled it. More than several solutions I found said to copy a file called "sndvol.exe from the folder C:\Windows\System32\dllcache and paste it into C:\Windows\System32. I tried that but it had no affect. Does anyone out there have any other ideas that might help me?