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    Default No Sound Icon

    I updated my sound driver and now I don't have an icon to adjust the sound in the taskbar on my desktop. I have to go to the control panel to adjust the volume. Please Help....thanks

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    Hi Frenchy,
    Try this to see if it helps:
    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.
    Let me know if this works!

    Note: If you have already tried to add the Volume icon and received an error, please let us know.
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    Hello OP,

    When you go into control panel to adjust your volume, do you got to the sound/audio device properties? Under the first tab there is check box to place a volume Icon in the task bar, please make sure that is checked.

    If that does not work, you may want to consider rolling back the driver. To accomplish this, you can right click on the my computer icon and go the manage.
    From there select device manager, and select the audio device, right click for properties, then select the driver tab, you can then select roll back driver.

    Sometimes drivers do not copy over correctly, the original driver is not removed completely. If the vendor who provided the driver has an installation package, please make sure you are using it to update the driver.

    Thanks

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    As quoted by Calm Drifter:
    When you go into control panel to adjust your volume, do you got to the sound/audio device properties? Under the first tab there is check box to place a volume Icon in the task bar, please make sure that is checked.
    Please note: This first tab should be labeled as Volume.

    Thanks C.D. for your input.

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    @ Frenchy: Let us know if the above has helped you.
    Last edited by DonnaB; 10-23-2009 at 08:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
    Hi Frenchy,
    Try this to see if it helps:
    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.
    Let me know if this works!

    Note: If you have already tried to add the Volume icon and received an error, please let us know.

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    Default The instructions worked...thanks a lot!!!!

    The instructions worked...thanks a lot!!!!

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    You're welcome Frenchy. Happy to help!
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    i have tried everything i read and nothing is happening
    when i click on the control panel in the sound and audio
    section none of the tabs will let me click on anything.
    i cannot check the box to get back the sound icon
    i need help asap
    thank you "]

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    Hi ichabod,
    Welcome to H2G!
    Could you please start a new thread? This will individualize your issue from others', and someone will be along to help you, soon.

    Donna
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