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steveqae

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I am having a problem with my volume control icon in the notification area disappearing, if I go to control panel/sounds and audio devices untick the show icon box apply then retick and apply it returns but on reboot it has gone again. Any suggestions please?

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happyrock

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try this...
you need to copy the sndvol32.exe image from a commercial XP installation media (not a vendor-supplied "recovery" CD-ROM) to the system32 folder by performing the following steps:

1. Start a command session....click start...run...type in CMD...press enter

2. Navigate to the CD-ROM drive by typing D:
if D is not your cd drive...change as necessary

3. Navigate to the i386 folder by typing cd i386 press enter

4. Expand the sndvol32.ex_ file by typing

expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32 /y press enter

Edited by happyrock, 06 April 2009 - 04:05 PM.

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steveqae

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Tried that and got an error message "unrecognized switch -y."
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Would it work if I just do a copy and paste from windows explorer.

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Tried that and got an error message "unrecognized switch -y."


did you type -y or /y or is this a typo in your reply
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I typed /y but the error message showed -y
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leave the /y off....if your asked do you want to overwrite the existing file say yes...thats what the /y switch does
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Now I am getting the message:

can't open input file: sndvol.ex_.
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steveqae,


You may not have your audio drivers installed. Do you show any X !(Yellow !) or ?Yellow ? in device manager.

Check for bangs in device manager
  • Click on start.
  • Click on run.
  • Type in devmgmt.msc and press enter.
  • Look for X !(Yellow !) or ?Yellow ?.
  • Post in your reply if any.

Edited by tuxmaster, 07 April 2009 - 05:52 PM.

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NO everything is fine there, as I said if I switch off show icon from sounds and audio devices the switch it back on it appears until the next reboot when it has gone again, whether showing or not all the sounds work OK.
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EDIT: Removed mispost.

Edited by tuxmaster, 11 April 2009 - 05:57 PM.

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steveqae

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Not sure where the windows update comes into the problem with my volume icon, windows updates are working ok


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:)

I thought for sure that was going in another thread.


Are other icons missing from around your clock area?

Edited by tuxmaster, 08 April 2009 - 08:49 PM.

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steveqae

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No just the volume control
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steveqae,

Make sure that sndvol32.exe is Installed.
  • Click Start, and then click Search.
  • In the Search Companion dialog box, click All files and folders.
  • Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file.
  • In the Look in box, click to search the c drive.
  • For the file you are searching for put sndvol32.exe.
  • Let us know what results come up

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