You are correct. After I ran the program, it fixed safe mode but the little microphone dissapeared in the bottom right corner. The multimedia controls with the keyboard also stopped working.
It's probably all related to the same issue. One of the things I tried was getting a friend to send me "sndvol32" file. I read that it could be damaged...which was causing the problem, but the new one didn't help.
Sorry for being such a pain. This wasn't the original issue. You don't have to worry about it if you don't have the time. I am happy that safe mode got fixed, I think that was more important.
I also tried to add the microphone icon by right clicking on bottom bar (down by the start button) and going to properties. It is no where on the list to be seen. I also tried to add it through control panel... that's when it gives me that error message. I feel like if I fix the microphone thing being gone, it will also probably fix the multimedia keyboard buttons.
Edited by Jenna91, 29 January 2013 - 08:35 AM.