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Audio icon gone from tray in Win98se

By sixfs ·
The audio icon that used to reside in the system tray has disappeared, and I can't get it to reappear. I have gone to the control panel, multimedia, checked the box to "show audio icon in sys tray", clicked apply and ok, but the icon never shows up. How do I get it back?

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by DouglasB In reply to Audio icon gone from tray ...

Do you have sound? Under your multimedia settings in control panel, what is selected as your prefered playback device? Make sure it is your sound card and not a modem or other device.

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by dmiles In reply to Audio icon gone from tray ...

If you're talking about Windows XP, the volume control is available from the CONTROL PANEL under SOUNDS AND AUDIO DEVICES; place a check-mark by the PLACE VOLUME ICON IN TASKBAR.

If you don't have Win XP, you can try to reinstall your sound icon by going to CONTROL PANEL -> ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS, WINDOWS SETUP tab and then double click the MULTIMEDIA icon and place a checkmark on VOLUME CONTROL. If it's already there, take the checkmark off, then click OK. Then go back in again and place the check mark ON.

This will hopefully reset it.

It's also possible there is a problem with your sound card. Device Manager (START -> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANEL -> SYSTEM) may pick up a conflict, or the sound card just bit the dust and may need to be replaced.


if you're using Win9x/me:

Click Start -> Settings -> Control panel
Double click "Multimedia"
On Audio Tab click "show volume control on the taskbar" checkbox.
Click "OK" button.

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by kewlice33 In reply to Audio icon gone from tray ...

Hi! You might want to check this one:

1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. On the Startup tab, click System Tray (SysTray.exe) so that a check mark appears next to this item.
3. Click OK, and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.

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

Hope this helps! (",)

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by sixfs In reply to Audio icon gone from tray ...

I have already tried all of the suggestions, but thank you very much! I do have sound, just no icon! I have deleted the ESS audio in the device manager and let it reinstall, I still have sound, just no icon!

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