I have tried several things, I went to add/remove programs and tried to add it to my task bar and it said it was not installed. And of those choices listed in the dropdown menu of add windows components, nothing clearly said "audio" in that menu, so I did nothing there. There was accessories and utilities, fax services, update root certificates, etc. Is there something there I should add? And then I went to the start menu and typed services.msc and in the line that says "windows audio" it says it is on automatic. I have also looked at the control panel in sounds and audio and if there was any place to check "add to taskbar" I did it. But I could only get the Realtek audio icon there, and that is not the one I want.
And I also looked at all programs/assessories/entertainment and there is a Realplayer listed there. Do I have to install that program, or should I? I have also right clicked on the taskbar menu and selected "always show" in the volume selection, yet nothing changes.
Seems like a simple thing, but I can't seem to get the job done. Switching from IE to Firefox didn't change anything, did it?