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I think i uninstalled my volume taskbar icon and don't have my cd to install it is there anywhere i can download it. I use xp

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Ok ...this matter is relative ...you can not unninstal a volume icon ...the thing that you done was to remove it from the task bar ....if you still have soundon your computer ...this means that the driver its ok ...and you did nod uninstalled a thing ...so ..what you have to do is to go in the control panel ..double click the sound icon ( from the classic view 0it looks like the one you are missing ..:P after that look for a case that you'll have to check for to place the icon into the tray system ... you will find that on the sound window that s gonna open ... if you do not have soundat all ...this means tha you uninstalled the sound driver ...and you will have to put it back ...the name its probably realtek ac97 or HD realtek ...or soundmax...something like that ...if you have the original mother board **** ...the driver should be there ...if not and you do not have it on a disk separately just let me know the model of your computer ..or your sound card name if is not an on board card...

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Go to device manager click on sound, video and game controllers find your sound card name then right click and click on update driver.
Or if you know how to use the bios setup go in there and see if your sound is disabled but thats if you are using onboard sound. Good luck.

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I am providing the solution by keeping in mind that the sound card driver for your computer has been installed and you want the volume icon to be placed in taskbar.

Please go to control panel -> Sounds and Audio devices -> Volume Tab. You will find the checkbox mentioning "Place volume icon in the taskbar". Check the box and click on apply.

You will be able to see the volume icon in taskbar.

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Method 1: Add the Volume iconTo add the Volume icon to the notification area of your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK: mmsys.cpl
  3. Click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
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Note If you do not have access to the Windows XP CD that contains the installation files, ask the network administrator for help if the computer is at your workplace, or contact Support. To contact Microsoft Support, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/) To extract a copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer's hard disk, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive. Press and hold the SHIFT key as you insert the CD to prevent it from starting automatically.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK: cmdThe command prompt opens.
  4. Type the drive letter of the CD drive or DVD drive, type a colon, and then press ENTER. For example, if your computer's CD drive is drive E, type the following, and then press ENTER: e:
  5. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER: cd i386
  6. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER: expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exeNote system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located on your computer. This is usually C:\Windows. If the folder that contains the Windows system files on your computer is C:\Windows, type the following, and then press ENTER: expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exeNote There is a space between "ex_" and "c:\windows" in this command.
  7. Type exit to exit the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
  8. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option in method 1).
If the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area, you are finished. If the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, go to the "Next steps" section.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095

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Volume icon in taskbar


You experience one of the following symptoms on a Windows XP-based computer:

* The Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar.
* When you try to add the volume control icon to the notification area, you receive the following error message: "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. "

Therefore, you cannot start the Volume Control program and cannot adjust the volume and sound level settings of your computer.

There are two possible causes of this problem:

* The Volume icon has not been added to the notification area of your computer. (The Volume icon is not displayed automatically when you first install Windows XP.)
* The Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing.

Solution:

Method 1: Add the Volume icon

To add the Volume icon to the notification area of your computer, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
mmsys.cpl
3. Click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
4. Click OK.

If the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area of your computer, you are finished. If you cannot add the Volume icon or if you receive an error message when you try to add it, the Sndvol32.exe file might be damaged or missing. Go to method 2.

Method 2: Save a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file on your hard disk

If the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing, you must extract a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer's hard disk.

Prerequisites
This method requires you to have your Windows XP installation CD.

To extract a copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer’s hard disk, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive. Press and hold the SHIFT key as you insert the CD to prevent it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
cmd
The command prompt opens.
4. Type the drive letter of the CD drive or DVD drive, type a colon, and then press ENTER. For example, if your computer’s CD drive is drive E, type the following, and then press ENTER:
e:
5. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER:
cd i386
6. Copy and paste or type the following, and then press ENTER:
expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe

Note: system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located on your computer. This is usually C:\Windows. If the folder that contains the Windows system files on your computer is C:\Windows, type the following, and then press ENTER:
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
Note There is a space between "ex_" and "c:\windows" in this command.

7. Type exit to exit the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
8. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option in method 1).

Hopefully the Volume icon is now displayed in the notification area.

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