Volume icon is missing on the taskbar

  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
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