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    Volume icon disappeared - help please!

    Following my earlier post about my son messing with the laptop this afternoon, I've just discovered he also must have done something to make the volume icon disappear!

    Anyone able to advise me how to get that back please?

    I won't be letting him near it unsupervised again!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Simples!!!! (if you have Windows XP)

    Go to "start"
    Go to "control panel"
    Go to "Sound a nd Audio devices"
    Put a tick in the box next to "Place volume control in task bar"

    Click OK to get out of the window, click the X to get out of control panel

    And

    The volume control should be showing down near the clock (it is possible it has been hidden, make sure you click on the
    Regards,

    John

    Not sure what OS you're using but for XP it would be...
    Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices
    There you'll see a "Place volume Icon in the taskbar" checkbox.

    Banned

    the above is right, but sometimes its already ticked, and it doesnt show

    in which case, untick it, click apply, then tick it, click apply

    Original Poster

    It's windows vista - any more info as to what to do please?

    lovesbargains;7840432

    It's windows vista - any more info as to what to do please?


    ]This info should sort it. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    inside101;7840511

    ]This info should sort it. :thumbsup:



    Thanks for that but still can't get it to work as it's not letting me tick the box next to volume for some reason!

    Next time shut it down lol is my advice xxx

    Original Poster

    TheJamesS;7840917

    Next time shut it down lol is my advice xxx



    you're probably right as I bet it won't be the last time!

    This post might help you.

    ]http//he…ta/

    Banned

    Im an xp person, and dont know vista

    but do they still have a system restore thingy? to go back to an earlier date, in this case yesterday would be enough?

    anyone explain to lovesbargains the steps for vista?

    From what I've read, you need to uninstall your audio drivers, reboot and then reinstall them.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the above. At least now I know how to turn the volume up by using the control panel. Will try what's been suggested and otherwise will have to live without the icon!!

    Thank you all for your advice - rep added.

    here are the steps to try system restore for Vista. This could solve the problem. takes a few minutes and switches machine off and on throughout the procedure. Just wait patiently.

    ]http//be…tml

    Hope this helps

    Banned

    start, control panel, task bar and start menu then notification and customise

    Original Poster

    sassie;7841425

    start, control panel, task bar and start menu then notification and … start, control panel, task bar and start menu then notification and customise



    Thanks - had given up but tried this today and it allowed me to tick the volume box so it's back now Thank you!:thumbsup:
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