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Old 6th January 2012   #1
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Volume Control Disappears


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After years of successful operation, the volume control on the taskbar disappeared. If I go to Control Panel-Sounds and Audio Devices-Volume, the “place volume icon in the taskbar” box is checked. If I uncheck/ apply/ ok, then check/apply/ok a couple of times the icon will appear and operates correctly. However, when I reboot the icon is gone again. In “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties”, the “Hide inactive icons” box is not checked.

What has happened and how do I fix it?

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Try this solution from Kelly's Korner, scroll down to Volume Control .....

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_v.htm

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The next time it is "gone" look in the device Manager and see if you are having problems with you sound card. See if there is a yellow ! or ? by it or anything else.

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