How restore Volume Control program?


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Guest

Windows XP Home SP2

I discovered the Volume Control program has disappeared.

It's not in the Add or Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components list.

Any idea what files I need to copy back from backups or the XP installation
disc?
 
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Rich Barry

Go to Control Panel>Sound and Audio Devices>Check the box Place Volume
Icon in Taskbar, Click Apply, Ok.
 
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Guest

Thanks, but since the Volume Control program is absent, checking the "Place
volume icon in the taskbar" produces the error message "Windows cannot
display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program
has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in Control
Panel."

I cannot find anything resembling "volume" anywhere in Add/Remove Programs
or Windows Components. I think this means I have to figure out which files
to expand from the XP Installation CD disc, how to expand them, and where to
put them in the C partition.

I refuse to re-install Windows. There are too many updates, and the process
would likely converge too slowly.

I'll browse backups, looking for files whose name contains "vol". Is there
a more systematic approach?
 
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Poprivet

angbob said:
Windows XP Home SP2

I discovered the Volume Control program has disappeared.

It's not in the Add or Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components
list.

Any idea what files I need to copy back from backups or the XP
installation disc?
Go to Add/Remove in Control Panel and click on
Add REmove Windows Components
on the left side of the screen.
There you can reload the mixer, which the control is part of. That
should take care of it. You might need your original CD, but it should be
able to use the i386 folder if you haven 't deleted it.

HTH

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Guest

I find nothing resembling "mixer" in the Add Remove Windows Components lists.
Ought it be there in XP Home SP2? Does its absence hint at a failure in
some heavy-duty list?

I copied Volume Control from a backup to the Accessories folder, and I
copied sndvol32.exe from dllcache to system32. The Volume Control seems to
work. (I haven't rebooted, to see whether the little speaker shows up in
the tray. I hope it does; it's cute.)

Thanks very much!

Regards, Bob
 
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D. Kirkpatrick

angbob said:
I find nothing resembling "mixer" in the Add Remove Windows Components lists.
Ought it be there in XP Home SP2? Does its absence hint at a failure in
some heavy-duty list?

I copied Volume Control from a backup to the Accessories folder, and I
copied sndvol32.exe from dllcache to system32. The Volume Control seems to
work. (I haven't rebooted, to see whether the little speaker shows up in
the tray. I hope it does; it's cute.)

Thanks very much!


Not sure why but my little speaker icon disappears with frequency.

I have to go to the control panel, delete it from the task bar and
APPLY, then re-add it to the task bar and APPLY, SAVE to make it come
back, but in a few days it will be gone again.

Haven't figured out why this happens yet.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Hi angbob,

See:

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/kb/319095

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Windows XP Home SP2

I discovered the Volume Control program has disappeared.

It's not in the Add or Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components list.

Any idea what files I need to copy back from backups or the XP installation
disc?
 
G

Guest

When check the box to add to my toolbar it replies my volume control program
is not installed. I need that program
 
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Guest

Ramesh said:
Hi angbob,

See:

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/kb/319095

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Windows XP Home SP2

I discovered the Volume Control program has disappeared.

It's not in the Add or Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components list.

Any idea what files I need to copy back from backups or the XP installation
disc?

This is exactly what I needed and thank you so much for knowing it. LOL
 
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Guest

don't know if you've solved your program...but the same thing happened to me.
the "volume control" icon and the program disappeared. i had to reload from
my Dell Windows installation disk after discovering that there was nothing in
the "accessories" folder. to do this click "start", then "all programs",
then "accessories", then "entertainment"....if nothing is in the
entertainment folder then you need to reload.

go to"add/remove windows components" in the "control panel". click on
"accessories and utilities" which was not checked on my computer. then
follow the instructions. it was easy and fast. i don't have a clue what
caused "volume control" to disappear. though maybe switching from "explorer"
to "foxfire" frequently might have something to do with it. if i can fix
this...anyone can.
 
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Guest

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ARTICLE IT HELPED A LOT!! FOR THOSE OF YOU
HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM, CLICK ON THE LINK AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! IT'S
AS SIMPLE AS THAT!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
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jfaulkner44

I have a problem similar to this, but not quite. My volume icon has
disappeared from the lower right corner (by the clock) BUT, the program is
installed. When I go to Sounds and Audio in Control Panel, the section
'Device Volume' is dimmed out so I can't check the box to add the icon back.
In addition, above that there is a comment 'no audio device. Everything was
working fine.

Last evening (Tuesday) I installed some Creative software for an MP3 player.
I didn't notice if the icon was there prior to installing it or not.

Is there any way I can activate that Device Volume screen so I can get
everything working again? I really hate to uninstall and reinstall the
software if I don't have to.
Thanks so much for your help.
Judy F.
SW Florida - USA
 
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LD

i did the following and it didnt work kept giving me destination folder isnt
specified
 
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Here is the solution to your problem:-
Just insert the windows xp cd in the cd rom and go to control panel. Then open "Add or Remove Programs". Then click on add windows components. Then check the "Acessories & Utilities" box and click next. And your problem is solved. After the processing is done then go to control panel+Sound And Audio Devices and then click on "place volume icon in the taskbar and click apply and Here you go
 

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