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Sound icon missing/no sound w98se

Q: Sound icon missing/no sound w98se

sys win98se
m/b amd k7 athlon Box also says Aopen


There is no sound (except sys beep) working on my computer. Sound icon is missing. Looked at sound help links. In bios there is no place that i can see to be sure enable is on. I see no place in all the setup area where sound is listed or anything like that.

In deleting sound card, (getting exclamation pt), says PCI multimedia device found - and then i try to load drivers, but i don't know what sound card i have. I've tried lots of different drivers. But i feel that the sound icon missing is causing the underlying problems.

(I just started using this system after not using for a few years.) Last time I used it, somehow I got the sound to work.

Some have suggested is AMD problem, but when i go to that site, it offers 3 categories of m/b's.
AMD Athlon 64™ Processor
AMD Opteron™ Processor
AMD Athlon™ XP, AMD Athlon™ & AMD Duron™ Processors

I chose the last one (?) and downloaded the one that checks drivers, and on running, it says, failed to find any components.

On Accessories/sys tool/sys info/components:
PCI Multimedia Audio Device
This Device Has a Problem: Code=28 (0x1C)
The drivers for this device are not installed correctly. To install the driver for this device, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.

Any help you can give me to get sound working is appreciated.

Thanks, ganaan

Preferred Solution: Sound icon missing/no sound w98se

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Sound icon missing/no sound w98se

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Hi, first of I love your website here and everybody is so helpful (I posted here about a year back and I got help right away )

Anyways, I've been having this problem where my sound icon won't appear in the system tray. When this happens I can't adjust the sound using the buttons on my laptop either. I can usually fix this problem by doing a system restore to a week or two ago, but it seems like everytime I restart my computer I get this problem again (I usually just put my computer on standby). I wasn't having this problem for a while because I never turned off my computer (standby ) but I just got a random BSOD while watching a youtube video and when I restarted my computer the same problem occured (no sound icon in system tray and I can't adjust sound with buttons on laptop). I've tried many different things, from simple stuff like going into the control panel and checking "show sound icon in tray" to stuff like editing the registry (I tried googling how to fix this problem). Well I've had this problem for about half a year, and I'm officially sick of it . If any of you know how to fix this I would GREATLY appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

A:Sound icon missing & sound buttons not working

Hi -
Can you still access the sound area and volume controls via Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume control
and adjust those slide controls -

Thank You -

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yes in my system sound icon not in sys tray
also volume keys on keyboard not work
and i should use sound section in control panel for change volume
what should i do?
this is what i did till now :
use this page : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095 not work for me
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

try : sfc /scannow

and also use reg fix !

also i try unistall and install again sound driver bot not work!

A:sound icon missing

First of I would check Device Manager to make sure there are no yellow exclamation marks in the sounds section. If there are then you need to update your sound card drivers.

In control panel - sounds there should be a checkbox to display the sound icon in the systray. Its its not enabled to tick it then again you need to sort out your sound card drivers first then go back and put a tick in the box.

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Tried to click on in notification area but still nothing. Just disappeared a week ago or so. I googled and saw several writeups but they were dated. Any suggestions here?

A:missing sound icon vista

Go to search, by start button.
Type notification
Then select what you want in the notification area

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I am missing my sound icon from the task bar. I can still change the volume levels through control panel however it is a bit of a long way arround. Anyone got any ideas?

A:Missing sound Icon in Windows 7

click the little up arrow in taskbar notification area
select customise & scroll down to sound and make sure it is set to show icon & notifications

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After a recent issue I had with my computer being unable to boot Windows from the Hard Disk, I noticed that my sound icon, as well as a few other system notification icons weren't displaying on my Task Bar anymore.
I have learned how to bring them back up for the duration that the computer is powered on, but any restarts or shut downs require me to have to take these steps against and it's getting quite bothersome.
I have been opening Regedit via start/run and deleting registry entries for the Icons at HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/CLASSES/LOCAL SETTINGS/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/TRAYTONIFY and the specific keys being "IconStreams" and "PastIconStream". After that, closing explorer.exe and restarting it with the Task Manager brings up my desktop with the once missing icons.
I have found I have to do it that way, because trying to access them through the Control Panel's Notification Area Icons doesn't work and the option for "Turn system icons on or off" has these icon buttons completely grey'd out from use altogether.
These were working before my computer's near death experience, but I am unsure how to cure this "sickness" now.
Does anyone out there perhaps have a remedy for this problem? One that I won't have to continue to do everytime I boot up my computer.

A:Continual Missing Sound Icon

IMO..since you have been making registry edits and whatever else you have done...I suggest a repair install of Win 7, after ensuring that your problems don't stem from system overheating or a troubled hard drive.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi all,

This problem has really got the better of me, the little sound icon (speaker) is missing from the systems tray, I have checked in control panel - sound and audio devices - place volume icon in taskbar is ticked, also when trying to open the volume properties (IE: start - programs - accessories - entertainemt - volume control) I get an error saying the required application is not installed????? I un-installed/re-installed my sound driver/software, still no luck....
Even performed a windows repair install....no luck....when trying to open the calculator, I get the same error,I un-installed/re-installed the device from device manager - no luck, the sound is working on the machine, just would like to control the volume using the icon in sys tray.....any ideas


A:Sound Icon missing from Sys Tray

Hi craiglee

Usually the missing taskbar applet is due to a problem with the sound drivers installation, as you've already suspected. Most drivers either use the standard "sndvol32.exe" built into WinXP, or provide their own, customized tray applet.

Try booting into Safe Mode & removing all your sound drivers while in there. Then reinstall your sound - cancel the New Hardware found when XP re-detects, and try the proprietary drivers from your audio vendors website. --- Another option would be to simply do a "Search" of your hard drive for "sndvol32.exe" and create a shortcut to it, then place that shortcut in the Startup folder.

The Calculator should work, unless you've had some strange mischief going on in your system files. A quickie workaround would be to use the PowerToys version http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_xp_power_toys.htm

Did you have to clean any malware from the system recently?
. . . Gary

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I have tried everything to get it back ... I have HP windows 7 Bing

I went to control panel and to sound and there is nothing there about it .. also clicked taskbar and its not hidden . How do I get it back . Thanks

A:sound icon missing on taskbar

When you go into the control panel the icon marked sound is NOT THERE?? correct? and its not on taskbar? hold the windows logo key and the R key and type into the box devmgmt.msc and advise us what is listed next to the sound and video controllers. (you will have to expand the listing via the + sign to its left) Also advise if there is ANY yellow triangles or exclamation points on ANY of the other devices. We will also need you EXACT product make and number.

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Hello to all. I hope that someone can help me out with the sound problems that I am having on my computer. I've tried searching the site, but nothing came up which pertained specifically to my problem.

Recently, after my computer boots up, I get the following message:

SB AWE32 MIDI Synth Cannot load default synthesizer bank

Along with that, the little speaker icon in the system tray is missing. This just started happening a couple of days ago after my son was viewing a video clip on one of the sites he goes too. He said that when he went to turn the volume down, the speaker icon disappeared.

I've gotten the above message before on rare occasion and I've never had problems with the sound. But this time around, the sound is acting a little funny. Sometimes it sounds fine, sometimes it sounds distorted and full of static. Sometimes the above mentioned message appears when I start up, and sometimes it doesn't. But regardless, my volume icon is still missing.

I would appreciate it so much if someone could help me work this problem out. Many thanks in advance!

Also, I am running Windows 98SE.

A:Sound problems and missing volume icon

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I recently had a lot of nasty stuff on my pc. After cleaning all the bad stuff off the pc I ran into another problem that I think I have partially fixed. I had no system sounds at startup or shutdown and no volume control icon in the taskbar. I could however hear sound through media player. I found the following fix in another forum which seems to have fixed the windows system sound problem. I can control the sound volume through control panel but the tray icon is missing and I can not get it back. Also the volume control buttons on the laptop itself do not seem to be functioning. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Here is the fix:-

Start -> Run and enter 'regedit' or 'regedit.exe' (obviously without the quotes) - This will bring up the registry editor

Follow the left path to:
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32

On the right pane, right click and click on New, select String value, enter 'wavemapper', press ENTER

Then right-click on 'wavemapper', select modify, and type 'msacm32.drv' into the Value Data field.

Close the registry editor.

A:Missing Sound Icon on Taskbar gone after various viruses

G'day Bob,

There are a couple of ways to rectify this pesky critter (the Volume Icon) misbehaving, so lets try these two Steps....

(You will need your Windows? XP CD)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in the Drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting)....

Now go Start > Run and enter these commands....(hit Enter after each command.)


Enter your CD/DVD Drive letter (I will use E: for this exercise.)


cd i386

expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

(Please note the space between the ex_ and the c:)

Once you hit enter this time you will notice that the file will be 'expanded by an amount of about 145%'.

When it is finished, type exit; remove the CD.


1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
2. Click Services and Applications.
3. Double-click Services.
4. Scroll down in the Services list, right-click SSDP Discovery Service, and then click Properties.
5. On the General tab, in the Startup type drop-down list, click Disabled.
6. Click OK.

Close all windows and reboot the computer.

Upon restart, all should now be normal (hopefully).

Post back with the results, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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i am no longer recieving an alert when i receive an email. i have the option selected in outlook express and my computer plays sounds of all types. i can play all types of audio files whether it be gaming, movies or music.. when i go into the control panel/sounds/schemes there are quite a few selections missing to include new mail notification. am stumped on this one. thanks in advance

my apologies, i am running win xp 32bit professional using a m2n-sli deluxe mobo with onboard 7.1 sound using the default ac97 hope this helps

A:Missing Mail Notification Sound Icon

You can replace missing/damaged system files...by running sfc /scannow.LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html Louis

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I assume that updated sound & video card drivers are required before attempting to download & setup DirectX8.?, so I'm trying to find them.
Unfortunately, all I know about the onboard sound, video, & modem is what's in the signature since I can't find the original sales paper.
However, this computer was bought in Sept. 2001, so considering its age, I'm not even sure that drivers are even available now.

A:Source for W98SE Sound & Video Driver updates

Hi Gary R...............
It's not required to update the drivers just for DX, but it's always good to have the latest.
Here's a link for your modem............


Here's one for your video drivers..........


and if your run Belarc advisor, you should be able to get the info on your motherboard for the sound drivers.


Hope this helps.


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I have an Acer Aspire laptop.
Playback devices show SPEAKERS - Real Tek High Definition Audio.

The computer will not play surround sound when plugged into my SMART TV. The HDMI output is not disconnected or disabled.

I think it is a driver problem. I recently reinstalled my sound drivers and now have a problem playing off this laptop onto the TV via an HDMI cable (movies, You tube,etc.) My other laptop wrks fine and the ATI HDMI output icon is alive and well

I have been screwing around with this problem for close to 3 hours and despite researching this on the Intenet, I cannot find a solution.

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How come my network icon and sound icon just simply disappeared from the notification (task bar) when I started up my laptop using vista. I have tried to right-click on tasbar > properties > Notification Area > ... But the system icons, I means tick boxes for sound and network are grayed, and I'm unable to choose it. Are there any way to fix it, could anyone pls help me. Thanks

A:Missing network and sound icon in notification area HELP HELP

Vista (and XP to some extent) has had problems with disappearing icons and shaded icon selection boxes for some time now. The area on the bottom right of the screen in which they are located is called the Notification Area (System Tray/systray in XP). The icons are similar to shortcuts. However, shortcuts can generally be found somewhere in your folders and are easily edited. Not the Notification Area icons. They are in Vista's cache. A cache is a consortium of executed commands & programs or accessed files that the system has determined are utilized more frequently than others. In Vista, this frequency-of-use is what Superfetch tries to learn about you, the user. These executables and files are loaded into the cache where the CPU can fetch (access) them must faster than it can calling for them from main memory. There is a level-1 and a level-2 cache in Vista. It's all about resource management.

There are reported solutions to your problem, however, I must tell you that I have found these to be temporary at best. So many times, after reboot, cold boot, or logoff/logon, I have found an icon(s) missing. Under one user account, I have never been able to recover the network icon.

If you are comfortable using REGEDIT to edit the system's registry, here is a link that explains the icon recovery/cleanup process very well:


>>>> NOTE - ALWAYS back up the registry prior to editing... Read more

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When i open my dell vostro 1520 i get a message-"picture package menu failed to initialize application.restart your computer and try again.(0 - 0)" further, each time i open my laptop i find sound icon missing from the taskbar and i import it every time following the path, setting-sound-checking the related box etc. I have windows xp professional version 2002 sp3 pack

A:Error Message & Missing Sound Icon From TaskBar

Sony Picture Package - Multimedia Flash Player Error

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Very helpful threads from others on the same problem I recently encountered, to date. I picked up some useful leads on restoring or re-doing the icon in the sys tray; but is there anyone that knows of way to restore it without the need or having to have the CD rom to do it?

I don't remember if I unticked or unloaded one of the components in that check list among the add/remove programs, but each and every time I go to tick the box under the properties of putting it or showing it up in the notification area it bams me with the message that the volume icon needs to be added to add/remove programs in control panel (oh yeah, but which one and how can I be directed more specifically because as I go there, there's no from that checkpoint, where to go next (?)) Thanks.

A:Solved: Windows XP sound volume missing icon

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During periods of inactivity i've noticed that my hard drive light gets going and I can hear some activity... I've noticed that every now and then while i'm browsing around, sometimes the focus gets taken off of my browser and I have to reclick the browser to put it back as the active window... One last thing is that whenever I reboot, my sound icon does not appear anymore in my system tray and I have to manually add it back through the control panel (it is supposed to be there by default, according to settings)

I've run both Spybot and MBAM as well as AVG to no avail they all did not find anything, so i'm wondering if i have anything suspicious...
Running WinXP SP3

A:hard drive activity/missing sound icon in systray

I haven't gotten a reply , can anyone please help me with this?

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I am quoting from the post, I wrote on Norton Community support:"I borrowed my friends USB memory to give him some videos about our project. Well, I was careless and opened the usb drive immediately, and there were some kind of virus in it. I usually check external drives for the virus looking like files with WinRAR, as I use it for the first time. When Norton detected the virus, it was too late. I guess I've got cleared from the viruses; I made a Full Scan. But their affects remained. I can't make the volume control icon appear on the taskbar. I used to miss it sometimes, but just deactivating and activating the icon used to fix that issue. Now it has completely vanished... I can't even control volume from my keyboard shortcuts, which I could before.Also I .mp4 based video files are missing their videos, although I can hear the sound of them. I checked, and found out that .avi files are OK. I don't know if other formats of videos lack video/sound, though... I don't have any System Restore saving point after the infection occured. I tried XP Recovery without formatting my HDD. I don't have enough space to backup my files to my external drives. So, my only option is to make a proper recovery somehow..."Additionally, I used ComboFix and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. ComboFix fixed a problem I had after the infection, I couldn't make protected system files invisible. And Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which I used according to the instruc... Read more

A:USB traveller virus: Missing volume control icon, .mp4 videos without video/with sound

Try downloading the Free version of AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy. Both are very good. As far as recovering your files I'd recommend Recuva. It is also free and very handy.

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How can I know the manufacturer of the soundcard?
My computer doesnot have the sound mixer devices on it, but still playing the audio cd. Now how to install this mixer devices?
When I'm trying to detect the new hardware on the system, it is askng for ALS 100 Media Audio Controllers. Now what is this and where can I get the suitable one to my soundcard?

A:how to install the sound mixer devices to get the sound icon on the task bar

You can get them here, download the file, it is a self extracting zipped archive.
Create a folder on your desktop, cut and paste the file into it, then double click the file to decompress the archive. After decompression there is a readme text file with installation instructions.

Good luck

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  Recently, (few months ago) my desktop HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, on bootup now has a red X over the sound icon, was working previously for youtube, local radio, music CDs, now just beeps on forced keyboard error. Cannot find other than a small computer speaker inside, local guy says should be another because small computer speaker will not give me the previous audio. Have never had any exterior speaker/earbuds connected. Audio troubleshoot says "The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in. Check the connection. Proceed to next step to finish". Trying to self-solve probably made it a more convoluted problem. Can I plug cellphone earphones into front? 

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Trying to figure out how to delete sound from a power point file (.pps) and Microsoft power point help says. Click on the sound icon. I look left, right, up, down and in the menu above and can't see it anywhere. I went to add on other menu to see if it could be within another menu not shown and it wasn't there either.
So where is it? How do I find it?

my version is: 2003 (11.8135.8132) SP2

thank you

A:How to delete sound-Power Point has no sound icon

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  Recently, (few months ago) my desktop HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, on bootup now has a red X over the sound icon, was working previously for youtube, local radio, music CDs, now just beeps on forced keyboard error. Cannot find other than a small computer speaker inside, local guy says should be another because small computer speaker will not give me the previous audio. Have never had any exterior speaker/earbuds connected. Audio troubleshoot says "The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in. Check the connection. Proceed to next step to finish". Trying to self-solve probably made it a more convoluted problem. Can I plug cellphone earphones into front? 

A:HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, red X over sound icon, was w...

@Oldphartster Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I find it highly unlikely that any desktop would have additional internal speakers.  The speaker that is there is not really for listening to music; instead, it is a hold over from older days when PCs emitted "beeps" to indicate hardware failures. Any speaker for a desktop is going to plug into a stereo audio jack (light green) on the back of the unit.  There is also likely to be an earphone jack on the front of the unit. Here is the HP product page, drivers and software, that I could find for the HP CD5800 Microtower PC:  http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3658084&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4059 I don't know what version of Win7 you are running, so you will have to select that using the pulldown. Then when you get the driver page, download the ADI driver under Drivers- Audio. When you install that and reboot, the red x should vanish and you should have audio.Good Luck

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I recently installed a new Logitech G930 headset on my Win 7 x64 system. It has had problems from the beginning. The problem is the Sound Control will not open when you try to. It is definitely related to the G930 software as if I uninstall it everything is back to normal. At times it may take many minutes and eventually open up . Leads me to indicate it is trying to open, but it is hung up. I may open a webpage or something and then it will open. Seem to be a hangup issue.

What I have done-

Installed the software 3 different times. Same result each time
Clean boot- Same result.

I have been around the block on this one with Logitech support. No success. I really don't want to return these, but if this continues I will have to.

Does anyone have any pointers?

A:Sound Icon in Systray will not open Sound Dialog

Hello SJMaye,

You might see if this Sound shortcut may be able to work as a workaround until a solution is found for your issue.

Sound Shortcuts - Create

Hope this helps,

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I have a Dell Studio XPS which has the sound adjust buttons (for volume increase and decrease) on the keyboard. When I press those buttons, the sound does increase and decrease but I am unable to view the bars & I was able to do so previously. I can always use the volume icon on the bottom right hand corner of my desktop, but being able to view the bars by pressing the buttons on my keyboard was more convenient.

Can anyone help me with getting white bars back when these buttons are pressed? Thanks.

A:Sound icon present but sound bars not visible

Sounds like a corruption between Windows and the keyboard drivers. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the keyboard and then LEFT click "uninstall" (this assumes you do not have a password to enter to get into Windows when you boot up). Then restart the PC (your mouse will still work) and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Keyboard.

If this does not fix it, the keyboard may be faulty. You can post on the Dell Community Desktop Hardware section and maybe someone there has some additional advice. Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

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It's very odd. It just appeared the other day and I have no idea how I caused it. Usually that means no output device detected, but it is detected and sound works.

Hovering over the sound icon it says:

Volume: 100
Realtek High Definition Audio

The volume control won't display.

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i have lost the sound icon on the bottom right side of the screen and also the sound on the PC is now not working i found SNDVOL32 and try to run but comes up with the message below:

There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, Click Printers and other hardware, and then click Hardware.
this program will now close

after i have done this i got back Realtek HD Audio Manager but the sound comes out funny like an echo what can i do do get this back to normal?

please help

A:LOST sound icon and no sound working

go to sound and audio devices in control panel in the properties window click place volume control on the task bar once you can open the sound controls check none are in mute option.

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Its bit complicated.
I have 5 year old Compaq Pressario V3611AU notebook with AMD Atholon X2 TK-55 processor. Was using Windows XP and everything working fine. Recently I upgraded RAM to 2GB & processor was changed to AMD Turion(tm) X2 TL-60 2.00Ghz. I installed windows 7 and everything worked fine for a week with no issues.
Recently when switched on it showed red cross on volume device. When I checked in device manager the sound video & Game controller has disappeared.

I checked most of the site but unable to install the exact driver.

Even I tried to add with Legacy Drivers in Device Manager but failed to install the correct driver.Even I re installed my Windows 7 but same issue. When I click on Volume device to fix the issue end up with Hardware Changes has been effected.

Please help me whether it is an issue with Sound Card or with driver.

A:Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

Just download Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) - Reviews and free Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) downloads at CNET Download.com I hope its help..

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I have no audio and icon on my gateway MX 6930.
While I did reinstall OS a while ago...
1) Have tried uninstall/reinstall driver from Gateway website- no luck.
2) WIndows Audio is started when I ran "services.msc"

Everything else works fine.

A:No Sound and sound icon on gateway

So many views and no one knows? Maybe in wrong topic?

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I have tried to follow suggestions from a couple other threads on this site but to no avail.

My problem: Recently I suddenly and for no particular reason that I know of, I lost both the sound on my computer AND the sound icon. I still get a little "click" sound whenever I receive e-mail or somewthing that would normally give me sound. Speakers are plugged in correctly, etc.

Any ideas? Any help would be GRATEFULLY accepted. Robinsan

A:Lost Sound and the Sound Icon

what operating system

Machine make and model, or at least sound card make and model

Any problems showing up in device manager??????

Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for the sound card????

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hello everyone,
sorry my 1st post is a request for help,

i have a hp dv6000 laptop, with vista os on it;
which was working fine, until yesterday, when i plugged in my audio cable,
and the other end of it in a small guitar amp lol;
i did that many times before when i wanted to listen to music, to enhance the sound quality;
there was no problem before;
now yesterday there was, for some reason there was no sound while a song was running;
i checked everything so far, nothing changed, then i finally unplugged it(and i don't think i've damaged the jack)
nothing, no sound;
after a while searching for the problem and checking the h/w devices, which seemed to be having no error, i uninstalled the sound driver and reinstalled it back again/i used the one from hp;
i also read on their website that sometimes the pavillion has a problem with the audio jack?
before i did the driver i did a system restore, and this is when even the sound icon disappeared!
after all, still NO sound icon and NO sound!:(

i have no idea what is going on;
could it be that the amp fried my sound chip?
and how can i find that out?
what would you guys do in my case?


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Hi there,
One day when my computer shut itself off, when it re-started the bottom bar with the time etc. was grey, not the normal blue, and the sound speaker was missing. When I tried to play music it would work and it gave me an error about an audio mixer. I had gone onto downloads.com and downloaded a new driver update. That worked! The the computer got moved again and shut down, the bottom bar went grey again, and the sound won't work again, the speaker is also missing again. I downloaded the driver again but this time it won't work.

I have checked all my cords, when I check my properties everything says it is working.

What could be wrong?

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Hi, I can't get 2-channel sound with ABIT AT7-MAX2 motherboard, integrated Realtek AC'97 sound. I've tried those drivers from www.abit.com.tw, but those ain't working neither. I have 5.1 Creative surround sound. I get sound from every speakers except the 2 channel ones, which are connected to green phohe jack (Front Speaker Out), everything is connected correctly but i just can't get no sound. The problem came after i had put my pc together into another case. Before that the sound was working. My headphones doesn't work either in that green phone jack.

A:Onboard sound - Realtek AC'97 sound missing.

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Had to replace motherboard from authorized acer parts dealer now I get no sound through HDMI port. I did through the original board until it got fried by electrical surge. Can any one help or send me a picture of the inside the same model to make sure all jumpers on the motherboard are in the right spot. Or if any one else had this problem tell me how you fix it. It does not have HDMI sound icon in the mixer. What I have done:
1. I have looked for disabled devices.
2. Tried looking in sound mixer settings for the default audio.
3. New install and drivers.
4. Tried a system utility software RegInOut. Looking for serious replies on fix even if it was not an Acer.

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core Processor 640,
Windows 7 Home Premium,
NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Graphics Integrated ,
4096MB DDR3 Memory,
1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product ? variable RPM),
16X DVD?R/RW SuperMulti Drive,
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader,
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A:NO SOUND TROUGH HDMI ON ACER AX3400-U3032 and No HDMI Icon in sound se

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One thing you could try is to open up the Control panel then click on Sound and then go to the Playback tab and see if there is anything in there to enable it that's what I had to do on my laptop.


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HI i recently reformatted and reinstalled windows XP when i got to restart my computer and use it for the first to to start reinstalling all my programs my sound driver is gone i think ...... i can't hear sounds from my speakers and i have the volume turned up but when i go to start menu theres no volume control maybe because i don't have sound driver?

but my question is where can i get my sound driver for my computer the speakers i use are harman/kardon

when i right click my computer it says

microsoft windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service PAck 1

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
256 MB of RAM

thanks in advance guys

A:no sound, sound driver missing?

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Good morning experts,

Please help me since I dont know what to do to solve this. This mornig I started my laptop, after a few minutes the wifi disconnected and the yellow dot showed on the wifi icon. I tried to click on the icon but nothing happened. Tried to click click clik and nothing happens. Tried to click on the sound icon and nothing happens. Like if they were disabled. All the other icons are working normally. I tried ending the explorer.exe and run it again from the systems administrator, after doing that when I click on the wifi it works but now shows the " x" and no connections available.

This whole thing happens every time I restart the laptop, wifi ok for a few minutes, then suddendly yellow dot and it wont let me even click on the icon.

I scanned with panda global anrivirus, malwarebytes, spybot search and destroy, everything clean.

Please help

System info: lenovo b570 core i3. Windows 7 x64 ultimate

A:wlan icon and sound icon on system tray not working

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... From the task bar click on customize .. Then turn system Icons on off and make sure the boxes are checked .. If that does not work try the Link below ...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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2 problems:
1) no IE icon on desktop or in programs. i have internet access through verizon. i recently got windows update to install IE7 in the hope that would restore the icon/program but the only way i can access the internet is via the verizon browser. i clearly installed IE7 because now the "sidebar" of my verizon browser says that "sidebar i currently not compatible with IE7...". so why can't i get the IE7 icon in my program list or desktop?

i have attached the HijackThis file

2)my volume controls have disappeared from my windows taskbar and i'd like it back. do you know how?

A:Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

go to control panel/display/desktop. go to bottom. an click on custom desktop. an see if there's a check in Internet explorer. if not put one in it an click OK an then apply an see if that puts it back. buy if there is a check in it? uncheck it an then hit OK then apply. an then redo it an see if it helps?


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So my computer's sound hasn't worked for a couple weeks now and I've tried everything I can think of to no avail. The sound icon is normal and it even says that there is sound coming through my speakers, but there isn't any sound coming through the headphone jack or regular speakers. At first it had the red X on the icon, but after downloading a new sound driver it seems to have fixed that. Now, I still have the same problem and I'm stumped.

My computer is a Compaq Presario V6500. I've had it for 3 years and it runs Windows Vista.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

A:Sound icon, but no sound...

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Cheers all,

Problem is as stated in the thread; I downloaded, untar'd and set the theme up today. I know it's specifically the "Close Window" sound since it's unique from the others. I'm referring to the following actions in particular (there may be more things I could do to proc it, but I haven't checked yet)...
Opening a Program
Opening a Folder in Windows Explorer
Starting a new Windows Explorer Session
Closing a Window (expected function)
Closing a Windows Explorer Session (expected function)
Those not followed by (expected function) have a different sound assigned to them, although the Close Window sound plays anyways. Not always immediately after the action is performed, either - there can be anywhere from a 1 to 15 second delay before the .wav plays.

The sounds are located in C:\Windows\Media\AltimitOS\ with AltimitOS being a custom folder I copied in. I originally untar'd everything to the desktop, then created and moved everything into the folder and tried running the theme from there. I've made sure all file paths are leading to the \Media\AltimitOS folder.

Any help is appreciated. Cheers,

A:Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

As this is a 3rd party app, it sounds like it is buggy. Does the Windows schemes work OK? If so, that puts it back to the buggy app.

I would go back to the app developer for assistance.

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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I have good sound with other speakers on this desktop, but I wanted to save some workspace on my desk, so I recently got a new AX510 sound bar and attached it onto a Dell 2208WFP monitor, one of the monitors listed for that soundbar.  It powers up via the AC port built in to the monitor, just like it should, and I've correctly connected the audio cable on the soundbar audio output on my desktop.  But there's no sound at all.  I did get a static "pop" once... but no other sound.
So I am trying to figure out whether the sound bar is defective, or if this is possibly a Windows 10 issue, as I've read a few odd posts on the internet about people suddenly finding that previously working sound bars don't work in Windows 10.... or some other incompatibility (my desktop is a Studio XPS 8100, Windows 10).  I realize all of my equipment is not the latest, but it's all been in great working condition and the one new addition is the sound bar... I did plug my old speakers back in again, and they still work just fine.
I was thinking I can test the sound bar by connecting it to another computer at work (tomorrow) that's running Windows 7.  to determine if it's a Windows 10 issue -- or if it just doesn't work at all -- but would that be a definitive test it's not a Dell computer?  Any other ways to diagnose the problem and pin it down?  I can conceivably still return the sound bar if I determine it's defect... Read more

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Lower Right hand corner where the time and battery are displayed no longer has the typical "speaker" icon for sound. I can still access it threw the control panel so it is working. Anyone know how I can get the icon back on the lower right hand corner where it use to be?


A:Sound Icon gone.......

Hello Ryan,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you can check the "Volume" option to have it back. If not, you will also see other options in the tutorial to see if you can get it back.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,

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How To Get "sound Icon" Into The Sys Tray?

A:Sound Icon

hello & welcome to TSF

you will need to go to the control panel then select (Sounds & Audio devices ) now in the first window the reveals itself you will see a box that you will need to put a check in ( place a icon in the system tray ) or to that affect

it will appear as soon as you click okay


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Hi I have a sony vaio and i cannot put the volume icon in the taskbar, I have to go to start .control panel , sounds then change the volume ....the sounds working fine just have to do this everytime i want to change volume i have checked the box that says" add volume and place in taskbar" ticked it and pressed apply ..ok ..but still no icon appears on taskbar at bottom of screen ..any advice ???

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When I go ubto ControlPanel\Sounds\Volume I can see that the box is ticked, yet there is no icon. If I untick it, get out, go bacj again and tick it the icon appears in the taskbar. But at the next restart it disappears...

Any clues?



A:Sound icon not in taskbar

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I used to have no problem keeping my sound icon on the taskbar,now every time I shut down it disappears again even after apply 

Bye from Vi.

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A:how can I keep my old xp acer keep the sound icon ...

Hello, Right click on the Task barSelect Task manager and Processes tabSearch explorer.exeRight click on it and select Terminate the process.The task bar disappears so don't leave the Task managerSelect Applications tab, click on [New task], type explorer.exe and click on [OK]It launches the task bar and all icons appear.Note:I own Windows XP Pro but in french version so I translate the different words. May be this won't be exactly the same terms.

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