No sound icon on taskbar

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  1. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    Sound icon problem

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  2. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    No one to replay :(
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You do show the Realtek speaker icon, can you adjust volume with it?

    Since the top of your graphic shows the settings are handled by the system admin, are you an admin?

    I will look through the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and see if I can find anything.
     
  4. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    (1)Yes i can adjust volume with Realtek

    but i have to enter in window as shown in fig
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    (2) yes i am Admin

    (3) Do anything........
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    When I right click my icon, it shows a menu on which is the volume controller.

    Do you have any keyboard control?

    I am still looking for another solution. I suppose there may be something on your system that might not be installed correctly or not running. I do see a Windows Audio in the Services.msc panel, you might check and make sure it is running.
     
  6. patcooke

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    I first came across this problem years ago and haven't seen it for some time but I have managed to recall the solution which it may be worth you trying. Run regedit and search for each of these two strings:

    IconStreams and PastIconStream

    In each case delete any keys found (I recall it could find more than one occurrence). Reboot . . .

    Just found a MS article along similar lines:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011
     
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  7. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    i can do this but after entering My computer>Control panel>Sound



    Yes i have keyboard control for volume

    this icon disappered since 2-3 days.before that it was there on sys try...
     
  8. Mitchell_A

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    You may be able to do it through the group policy editor. Go to start and type gpedit.msc, from here expand User configuration>>admin templates>>Start Menu and Taskbar. From here, find "remove volume icon" on the right and go to properties, from here, set it to disabled.

    Let me know if this works.
     
  9. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeh It works !!!!

    great thanks Mitchell_A

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    Btw

    how it can happen ? i mean automatic icon goes hidden.
     
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  10. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Do you have more than one user account if so is it the same in both? This used to happen in XP and the fix was copying a certain file from an account that worked and replace that file in the account with the problem. I don't have access to my old XP PC right now to look for the solution.
    Joe
     
  11. Mitchell_A

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    Glad to hear it worked out for you. I'm not sure what might have caused it.
     
  12. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    the problem is solved.
    Great thanks to you guyz.
     
  13. makwanamilan96

    makwanamilan96 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again Mitchell_A:thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up: for your help
     

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