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Loss of volume button

For some strange reason, the volume level button on the taskbar at the bottom of the monitor screen has just disappeared, and nothing I do can seem to restore it. I have tried going into the "Taskbar and Start button Properties" and requested that it show all the time, but it still doesn't show even in the hidden section of the taskbar. Is there anything else that can be done?

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  • Bill M Sep 25, 2007

    Mukhtar, I did try going to the Control Panel, Sound and Audio Devices, and when I click on "place volume icon on the taskbar", I get another window saying that I should go to Add/Delete Programs and add it. How do I add it? I had it once before.
    Bill M

  • Bill M Sep 25, 2007

    Mukhtar, I hate to ask you to speak a little plainer, but I must. I'm relatively new to computers, and what you just said to me, I didn't understand at all. Can you revise what you told me to make it easier to understand?
    Bill M



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Click on start then go to setting then control panel in control panel go to sound and audio devices i n that you will see volume tab in volume ther is option called place volume icon in the task bar just select taht and apply it it will show spk icon on your task bar but be sure that your sound card is properly installed. pls get me back if you need further assistence. bye

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  • mukhtar21 shaikh
    mukhtar21 shaikh Sep 25, 2007

    did you try all this thing

  • mukhtar21 shaikh
    mukhtar21 shaikh Sep 25, 2007

    see this the hardware in your device manager integrated Intel High Definition audio chip if you have driver cd just run it are you able to hear sound from system or not,pls let me .


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    mukhtar21 shaikh Sep 25, 2007

    See bill m, Can you tell me are u getting sound from any audio cd which you play if yes there is no problem with your sound card if your answer is no that mean you have to check the following thing

    First you check this hardware in your device manager -integrated Intel High Definition audio- chip if you don?t know how to get in device manager just follow this steps

    Right click on my computer and then go to properties and the click on hardware tab and then click on device manager and go to hardware in hardware it will show the list of all the devices which is present in your system. first you check is there any yellow mark thing is there if it is there just right click on it and remove it and then click on action button and there is option for scan for hardware changes it will automatically detect your hardware and when he ask for file insert your driver disk which is come along with the system.

    Let me know what you did where u stuck feel free to ask me.




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