Volume icon disappeared and there's and error message

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Nishida, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Nishida

    Nishida Guest

    Hello, my problem is just this:

    Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
    Error Message When You Try to Add It
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    Article ID : 319095
    Last Review : January 23, 2004
    Revision : 1.0
    This article was previously published under Q319095
    On a Windows XP-based computer, you may experience one or both of the
    following behaviors: • The Volume icon is no longer displayed in the
    notification area at the far right of the taskbar.
    • When you try to add the volume control icon to the notification area (in
    the Sounds and Audio Devices utility in Control Panel, click to select the
    Place volume icon in the taskbar check box on the Volume tab), you receive
    the following 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.
    As a result, you cannot start the Volume Control program and adjust the
    volume and sound level settings of your computer.
    This behavior can occur if the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing.
    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, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or
    DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the
    path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally
    CD-ROM drive:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe

    Note that 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 lines at
    the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):
    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).

    when I try to type the command, I jut can't, my keyboard is different, it
    may be a japanese one, that's why, instead of typing the " / " (the barrs)
    on the command, it types other character on the command prompt, I don't know
    why... and also I have the windows xp on the "recovery disc" I got when I
    bought the computer, it isn't separated, it's on the recovery disc, and I
    don't know how to execute it from there... isn't there other way to solve
    this problem? from now, thank you very much for your attention on this
    Nishida, Oct 14, 2005
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