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PurpleEagle

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no mater what i do, i can't get the sound/volume icon to show up on task bar. I have the box checked and i reinstalled the sound driver. no luck. Please help
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Icons go missing from the Notification area all the time, and the volume icon seems the most common. Many, many workarounds for this, but most of us end up using Kelly's fix:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

I made a shortcut to the master volume panel that would be displayed through a right click of the icon and then selecting "Open Volume Control." To make the shortcut for yourself, paste the following into the box that says "Type the location..." in the new shortcut wizard:

%SystemRoot%\system32\sndvol32.exe

If placed into a toolbar or the Quick Launch it will provide one-click access to volume control.
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thank you , i will try that. I have to play with the kelly's, but for now i have a volume short cut :whistling:

Edited by PurpleEagle, 15 July 2007 - 07:15 AM.

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no luck, still now volume icon on task bar, and no sound with flash player
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It is possible that this Microsoft article applies: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095
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Duplicate post

Edited by 1101doc, 16 July 2007 - 09:07 PM.

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Duplicate post

Edited by 1101doc, 16 July 2007 - 09:07 PM.

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THanks but it still didn't work :whistling: I also noticed that i don't have any normal operating sounds as well. But my windows media player and itunes sounds work great. Weird huh. I did move the computer to a new house, but can't think why that would make a difference.
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Have you investigated the settings in the Sounds and Audio Devices applet of the Control Panel?
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I went to Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in the control panel. I have one weird thing there. Under the Voice tab. Under Boice Playback. I can not select a Default Device. I try to click on my sound card "SoundMax Digital Audio", but when I click OK or APPLY, it goes back to "blank". Could this be my problem?
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------------
Sound Devices
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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_01601028&REV_01
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: smwdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.5246 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 1/27/2005 15:31:06, 260352 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: Yes
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: All tests were successful.

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: smwdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.5246 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 1/27/2005 15:31:06, 260352 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCCC
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Hey, you probably use an Intel motherboard seeing as you have SoundMAX... Used to use it too... I guess you could try getting updated drivers from the Intel site... Best of luck
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Purple Eagle--

I jumped into this thread with the first post which I thought might help. I'm starting to get over my head with this problem. I suggest that you start a new thread with a title like "Sound works for some things and not others", and fully describe your symptoms and what you have done so far. This is obviously more serious than a simple sound icon gone missing.

In the meantime take a look at Device Manager to make sure that there are no yellow warnings for any sound devices, and perhaps see if the problem manifests in a different user account.

Sorry I don't have more magic for you. Good luck with the new thread.
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