Would anyone know why my volume control by the clock is sometime not there.Sometimes when I turn the PC on the icon is not there and othertimes it is there.It is not there now but when I right click on a blank space near the clock and then click on properties the volume icon says off but is not highlighted so am ubable to turn it on this happens on a regular basis.If i reboot my PC now can almost guarantee the volume icon will be there.Any ideas out there
I've just had a similar problem but it was the connection icon missing and greyed out when right clicking taskbar, properties, notification area.
The solution I found was to end explorer.exe under task manager, then under the file menu New task (run) type explorer.exe as a new task.
Did the trick for me without messing about under regedit as some folks advised.
I am giving you instructions here for Windows 7 but it should/may apply to other OS. Go to Control Panel - Notifications Area Icons - Select which Icons and Notifications appear on the taskbar - Choose Volume Icon - then you should change the option to Show Icon and Notifications - click OK
Have you already checked SERVICES to see if Windows Audio is running and set to Automatic?