Can't get volume icon to stay in task bar



wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
I can't get the volume icon to stay in the task bar. It used to be there but
when I reformatted my hard drive it went away. I have checked the box "Place
volume icon in the taskbar". Everytime I reboot the icon disapears.

Can anyone help?
Dave

Paul
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Are your sound drivers loaded correctly.....

IE no exclamation mark next to the sound driver in device manager......

"wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68F81B32-A51E-4C63-AA14-4AD9D24C3499@microsoft.com...
>I can't get the volume icon to stay in the task bar. It used to be there
>but
> when I reformatted my hard drive it went away. I have checked the box
> "Place
> volume icon in the taskbar". Everytime I reboot the icon disapears.
>
> Can anyone help?
> Dave

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
"Paul" wrote:

> Are your sound drivers loaded correctly.....
>
> IE no exclamation mark next to the sound driver in device manager......
>
> "wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:68F81B32-A51E-4C63-AA14-4AD9D24C3499@microsoft.com...
> >I can't get the volume icon to stay in the task bar. It used to be there
> >but
> > when I reformatted my hard drive it went away. I have checked the box
> > "Place
> > volume icon in the taskbar". Everytime I reboot the icon disapears.
> >
> > Can anyone help?
> > Dave
>
>
>

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Paul,
Thank you for your response.
The drivers are loaded properly. No exclamation marks. I can play music and
sounds of all sorts.

Dave

JoeM
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Are you running Norton systermworks 2005, I have this problem on one
machine, when I turn off turn volume control comes back. But this has only
happened on this machine have not seen it on any other machine.

"wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68F81B32-A51E-4C63-AA14-4AD9D24C3499@microsoft.com...
>I can't get the volume icon to stay in the task bar. It used to be there
>but
> when I reformatted my hard drive it went away. I have checked the box
> "Place
> volume icon in the taskbar". Everytime I reboot the icon disapears.
>
> Can anyone help?
> Dave

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
JoeM,

No I'm not. The only Norton product I was using is Antivirus 2004. I dumped
it in favor of Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005. Perhaps I need to uninstall it
and see if it has any effect.

Dave

JoeM
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Backup, image your machine before you try anything major.

"wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60C74058-C07C-4F7C-8B2C-705FB6C1336E@microsoft.com...
> JoeM,
>
> No I'm not. The only Norton product I was using is Antivirus 2004. I
> dumped
> it in favor of Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005. Perhaps I need to uninstall
> it
> and see if it has any effect.
>
> Dave
>
>

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Nothing has worked. Any other ideas?

Dave

JoeM
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
What programs are you running. Did your sound card come with software, did
you install it?
There is some software that use their own volume control, and they sometime
try to shut off the windows volume control.

"wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:044CFBE9-A6C5-410E-A293-AB6DAA711573@microsoft.com...
> Nothing has worked. Any other ideas?
>
> Dave
>
>
>

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
JoeM,
I have lots of programs but I am assuming that you want to know what audio
programs I have.
Adaptec Roxio East CD Creator 5.3.5
Adobe Audition 1.0
Azureus 2
CD Trustee 2.03
Lime Wire 1.0.0.2
Real Player 10.5
Winamp 5.092
Windows Media Player 9.0

My sound card was factory installed. I've checked for driver updates and
found none.

Dave

"JoeM" wrote:

> What programs are you running. Did your sound card come with software, did
> you install it?
> There is some software that use their own volume control, and they sometime
> try to shut off the windows volume control.

chicagofan
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
wpsnts wrote:
> Nothing has worked. Any other ideas?
>
> Dave

Have you read these?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;245692

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319095


You didn't mention getting any error messages, but since I was there, I
thought I would send that last one along anyway. :)

And this from the MSDN library just FYI:

SysTray and SndVol32
[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]

The SndVol32 program (sndvol32.exe) controls both the volume settings for
various sound sources (such as wave, CD, and synthesizer) and the master
volume setting. The SndVol32 program is represented as a speaker icon that
appears in the system-tray notification area the taskbar, which appears in
the bottom-right corner of the Windows screen by default.

The SysTray program (systray.exe) is responsible for displaying the speaker
icon when it is turned on and for hiding the speaker icon when it is turned
off. In Windows XP, the speaker icon is hidden by default. In all other
Windows versions, including Windows XP SP1, the speaker icon is visible by
default.

In Windows XP, follow these steps to display the speaker icon on the taskbar:

1. In Control Panel, click the Sounds and Audio Devices icon (or simply
run mmsys.cpl).
2. On the Volume tab, select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.

If your sound card's volume level can be changed under software control, a
speaker icon appears on the taskbar. You can change the master-volume
setting by single-clicking on that icon and adjusting the volume slider.

At logon time, SysTray queries the audio driver for a mixer line with a
MIXERLINE_COMPONENTTYPE_DST_SPEAKERS (speaker destination) or
MIXERLINE_COMPONENTTYPE_DST_HEADPHONES (headphone destination) component
type to determine whether the speaker icon should be displayed. If neither
of these component types is found, SysTray does not display the speaker
icon. If it does find the line, it queries the line to determine whether it
contains a mute control. SysTray completes its logon-time mixer-line
processing by internally storing the line ID and mute control ID for future
reference.


Good luck! Hope you find the answer soon.
bj

JoeM
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
I am sorry that I am not seeing anything I will look around and see if a see
anything else. Hope you find the solution.

"wpsnts" <wpsnts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:62BF5107-9964-4E07-B5C5-17690BD00E12@microsoft.com...
> JoeM,
> I have lots of programs but I am assuming that you want to know what
> audio
> programs I have.
> Adaptec Roxio East CD Creator 5.3.5
> Adobe Audition 1.0
> Azureus 2
> CD Trustee 2.03
> Lime Wire 1.0.0.2
> Real Player 10.5
> Winamp 5.092
> Windows Media Player 9.0
>
> My sound card was factory installed. I've checked for driver updates and
> found none.
>
> Dave
>
> "JoeM" wrote:
>
>> What programs are you running. Did your sound card come with software,
>> did
>> you install it?
>> There is some software that use their own volume control, and they
>> sometime
>> try to shut off the windows volume control.
>
>

wpsnts
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
chicagofan,

I hadn't seen the first notice before. I tried it and don't see
"SysTray.exe" listed. Perhaps that is why I have this problem. Would you know
how I get it onto the list?

The second notice I have tried before. When I enter the second line of the
comand it says that it cannot find the path. So I just give up in
frustration. I am no computer expert but I am not afraid to try If I have
instuctions.
Also I have not gotten any error messages in regards to the icon.

chicagofan
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
wpsnts wrote:
>
> I hadn't seen the first notice before. I tried it and don't see
> "SysTray.exe" listed. Perhaps that is why I have this problem. Would you know
> how I get it onto the list?

It's no wonder... sorry I wasted your time! That doesn't work for XP, and I
assume that is what you are using. I checked my Start Up list to see what I
had, and when I found out I didn't have a separate listing in my start up
group either, I went back to check the MS web site. It only applies up to
WinME. Are you using XP.2?

If we only knew where that is buried now, we might be on to something. ;)
I'll keep looking for some *useful* information, so be sure to post if you
solve it on your own soon. Others would probably find it useful information
too, because you aren't the only one who has had this problem. Once again,
sorry I didn't check out the bottom of the page. I keep forgetting MS
doesn't separate the solutions by OS. :\
bj

chicagofan
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
wpsnts wrote:
> <>
> The second notice I have tried before. When I enter the second line of the
> comand it says that it cannot find the path. So I just give up in
> frustration. I am no computer expert but I am not afraid to try If I have
> instuctions.


Are these the instructions that you followed, and it aborted on you? I
found the duplicate instructions confusing, and eliminated the first set
below. Read these and see if this is what you did... that did not work.
bj

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows
XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard
disk. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent
it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each
line.

[Note there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.]

For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E,
and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows,
type the following, at the command prompt(pressing ENTER after each line):

e:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

5. Type exit to quit the command prompt.
6. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is
displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).



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MORE INFORMATION
By default, the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area in
Windows XP.

For additional information about how to display the volume control icon in
the notification area, click the article number below to view the article in
the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
279435 HOW TO: Display the Volume Icon in the Notification Area in Windows

For additional information about icons that are displayed in the
notification area, click the article number below to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310578 Windows System Tray Icons

For additional information about how to troubleshoot sound problems, click
the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307918 HOW TO: Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP


Can't get volume icon to stay in task bar