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Show the volume icon in the taskbarIf you end up finding to
impractical notification area to have the speaker icon displayed inside
the taskbar, you can tell Windows 7 to resume showing the volume, same
steps as before:
Click on the start menu, and type "volume"
Select the Volume's dropdown menu, and change its value from "Off" back to "On"
Click OK to confirm and close the Control Panel
Windows 7 has now resumed displaying the volume icon in the taskbar! Else IF windows XP goto control panel click sound and audio device then check Place volume icon in the taskbar.
hold down alt+f4 and select the icon for the program that is giving the volume icon, make a note of the name of the offending program, then press alt+f4 to close the program. Simply go to add/remove programs and remove the program if you want to, or look in its options to disable the volume display.
Please check if the sound driver is installed, if sould is available but the sound icon is missing please follow the following steps.
Click on start
Click on settings / control pannel
Click on Sound and audio devices
In the volume tab you will find a check box Place volume control icon in the taskbar
check this box if you need to have a volume icon in the system tray / notification area.
If the above option is not working or sound driver is not installed, please download the updated driver from the website or the CD that came along with the sound card and then try the same steps above.