Windows volume control



Bill
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
XP on an Intel D865GBF motherboard by default uses
SoundMAX Digital Audio for the system sound control.

I somehow have lost the volume icon from the identification
area of the system tray. When I open Control Panel and
look in the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" sheet,
I get an error message from Windows that the "Volume
Control" program has not been installed when I try to check
"Place volume icon in the taskbar".

I don't see anything in "Add/Remove" system components
that suggests anything to do with volume controls. Also, I
reloaded SoundMAX from the Intel motherboard disc but
that didn't resolve the issue.

Any ideas as to where the so called "Volume Control" program
might be?

Thanks,
Bill

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Sndvol32.exe is the Volume Control.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Sndvol32.exe

Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
Error Message When You Try to Add It
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];319095

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:aGJke.6045$Lc1.3673@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net,
Bill <stanton@jps.net> hunted and pecked:
> XP on an Intel D865GBF motherboard by default uses
> SoundMAX Digital Audio for the system sound control.
>
> I somehow have lost the volume icon from the identification
> area of the system tray. When I open Control Panel and
> look in the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" sheet,
> I get an error message from Windows that the "Volume
> Control" program has not been installed when I try to check
> "Place volume icon in the taskbar".
>
> I don't see anything in "Add/Remove" system components
> that suggests anything to do with volume controls. Also, I
> reloaded SoundMAX from the Intel motherboard disc but
> that didn't resolve the issue.
>
> Any ideas as to where the so called "Volume Control" program
> might be?
>
> Thanks,
> Bill

Bill
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Wesley,
That resolved the problem. How Sndvol32.exe got deleted from the
System32 directory is a mystery. However, I restored it from the
XP product disc and all is well now.
Thanks,
Bill

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:OJ6f8tIYFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Sndvol32.exe is the Volume Control.
>
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Sndvol32.exe
>
> Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
> Error Message When You Try to Add It
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];319095
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:aGJke.6045$Lc1.3673@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net,
> Bill <stanton@jps.net> hunted and pecked:
>> XP on an Intel D865GBF motherboard by default uses
>> SoundMAX Digital Audio for the system sound control.
>>
>> I somehow have lost the volume icon from the identification
>> area of the system tray. When I open Control Panel and
>> look in the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" sheet,
>> I get an error message from Windows that the "Volume
>> Control" program has not been installed when I try to check
>> "Place volume icon in the taskbar".
>>
>> I don't see anything in "Add/Remove" system components
>> that suggests anything to do with volume controls. Also, I
>> reloaded SoundMAX from the Intel motherboard disc but
>> that didn't resolve the issue.
>>
>> Any ideas as to where the so called "Volume Control" program
>> might be?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bill
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Bill,

Windows XP has many mysteries. :-)

Glad you got it solved.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:LPKke.2258$oT1.79@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net,
Bill <stanton@jps.net> hunted and pecked:
> Wesley,
> That resolved the problem. How Sndvol32.exe got deleted from the
> System32 directory is a mystery. However, I restored it from the
> XP product disc and all is well now.
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:OJ6f8tIYFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Sndvol32.exe is the Volume Control.
>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Sndvol32.exe
>>
>> Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
>> Error Message When You Try to Add It
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];319095
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:aGJke.6045$Lc1.3673@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net,
>> Bill <stanton@jps.net> hunted and pecked:
>>> XP on an Intel D865GBF motherboard by default uses
>>> SoundMAX Digital Audio for the system sound control.
>>>
>>> I somehow have lost the volume icon from the identification
>>> area of the system tray. When I open Control Panel and
>>> look in the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" sheet,
>>> I get an error message from Windows that the "Volume
>>> Control" program has not been installed when I try to check
>>> "Place volume icon in the taskbar".
>>>
>>> I don't see anything in "Add/Remove" system components
>>> that suggests anything to do with volume controls. Also, I
>>> reloaded SoundMAX from the Intel motherboard disc but
>>> that didn't resolve the issue.
>>>
>>> Any ideas as to where the so called "Volume Control" program
>>> might be?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Bill


Windows volume control