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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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Re: Loss of volume button

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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