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Restore sound/volume control

By bjandkenellis ·
I have lost all sound and the volume control icon. How can this be restored? I have reinstalled Win98 to no avail. All the files seem to be in place. Could this be a sysedit or regedit problem?

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by TheChas In reply to Restore sound/volume cont ...

Look in Control Panel.

There should be an entry for Sounds or Multi-media (on an XP box at the moment)

From their, you should have the option to both enable the volume icon on the taskbar, and to adjust the mixer settings for volume.

If it is not there, the next step is to go to Device Manager.
Remove your sound card / multi-media device.
Shut down, and boot back up.
When Windows goes to find the driver, make sure that you point the wizzard to use the correct files.
I would make sure that I had downloaded and extracted the sound driver files ahead of time.

This should take care of things.

Chas

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by bjandkenellis In reply to Restore sound/volume cont ...

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by dave.osborne In reply to Restore sound/volume cont ...

Try here ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;245692
(Volume Control Icon Is No Longer Displayed on the Taskbar)

As far as the "lost all sound" part, do what answer #1 suggets.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

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