Originally Posted by jmacavali
Sounds like maybe you've got the wrong sound driver. Could you reinstall the driver or find another one?
Thanks. Which sound driver would that be? I have onboard sound, in the form of a Realtek device, which is attached to my motherboard. That seems to have a different set of properties and options to the ordinary Windows sounds settings, which I believe govern the settings for whatever Windows Wave compatible device one has installed. Everything seems to be working, except Windows won't seem to let me place the Volume Control on my taskbar, which I find really useful.
I'm not sure how I've got the wrong sound driver, when the one I installed was from my motherboard utilities disk. It's the one that came with it and the one I've always used. So I can't see why I would need another one. Sounds more to me like a Windows component has been missed out, somehow. I'm just not sure how to restore it.