Missing sound icon

  carper 10:15 28 Feb 2008
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For some reason I have lost the sound icon in my system tray and have been unable to replace it. I have gone to Control Panel,Speakers and Sound etc. and have ticked the box marked Show icon but I get the message that the programme to show the icon is not installed. Any help would be appreciated as I use the mute button quite frequently. Regards Carper

  chub_tor 10:48 28 Feb 2008

Are you saying that your sound is working correctly but that you don't have the icon for muting, volume control etc?

  carper 12:43 28 Feb 2008

Yes that's correct. I can mute it or change the volume etc. by going through control panel but that's a bit long winded. Carper

  chub_tor 15:14 28 Feb 2008

Try this click here

  chub_tor 15:18 28 Feb 2008

This is an alternative from another forum......

Hi
I have read several long and complicated ways of fixing this. My el simple technique is:
1) Take memory stick to neighbour running the same platform (XP)
2) Go into Start/Search/All files and folders and type in
sndvol32
3) When this comes up drag application into memory stick drive
4) Plug memory stick into your own computer, open WIndows Explorer and drag file into Windows / system32 (You might have to agree to replace the old one - which is corrupt hence the problem - or you might not if the old one is missing altogether.)

Works a treat.
Cheers Rosalene in New Zealand

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