volume icon dissapears every reboot - XP
i'm trying to fix a problem on a relative's computer. it's running XP Pro, SP3. System restore is not on, so can't try that. a few days ago, their sound went out, and volume icon in taskbar disappeared. i went under control panel and put it back, and set under taskbar properties to always show. i reinstalled their sound card driver. works fine until reboot, then the volume icon is gone...i put it back and reboot, and it's gone again...anyone know of a fix?
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