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Old 11-05-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation volume icon missing from desktop!

Hey, I got a problem with my Dell 6400 laptop, recently my volume control icon has been missing. when i try to put it back on the desktop i keep getting this message: Error
Windows cannot display the volume control on
the taskbar because the Volume Control program
has not been installed. To install it
, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS????

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Old 11-05-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: volume icon missing from desktop!

found this on another website hope it helps

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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:\Windows):
CD-ROM drive:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe


Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):
e:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
5. Type exit to quit the command prompt.
6. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).

MORE INFORMATION
By default, the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area in Windows XP.

For additional information about how to display the volume control icon in the notification area, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
279435 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279435/EN-US/) HOW TO: Display the Volume Icon in the Notification Area in Windows
For additional information about icons that are displayed in the notification area, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310578 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310578/EN-US/) Windows System Tray Icons
For additional information about how to troubleshoot sound problems, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307918 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307918/EN-US/) HOW TO: Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP
also found this extra bit if that dont work

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Originally Posted by nother webstie
Have you tried going to Start, Programs, Accessories, Windows Explorer, click the "+" sign next to My Computer, "+" next to Local Drive - C, "+" next to Windows, click the word System32, on the right side of the screen - double click sndvol32.exe. That should install it.

Check out the following with information regarding this problem:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1074576218

Have you uninstalled any programs recently? That could be causing this problem. Do you have a SoundBlaster sound card, if yes, check out the following:

http://www.duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID3/366.html

Have you tried going to Start, Search and do a search for SndVol32.exe? It might be on your computer.

Have you checked for spyware? I would suggest downloading Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4, a program that removes spyware, available from:

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...d,22262,00.asp

Once installed, enable Tea Timer. Open the Spybot Search & Destroy, click the "+" sign next to Tools on the left side of the screen, click System Startup, then on the right side of the page check HK_CU Run Spybot Tea Timer.

The Resident TeaTimer is a new tool of Spybot-S&D which perpetually monitors the processes called/initiated. It immediately detects known malicious processes wanting to start and terminates them giving you some options, how to deal with this process in the future.

Hope this helps!
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