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Old 07-29-04, 02:37 PM
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no sound problem

I accidentially uninstalled my sound mixer thing via control panel that comes with every computer (the little speaker in the taskbar). Anyway, I can play video or songs, but can only manipulate the sound with the player and it doesn't go up very high. Is there a way I can re-install it without my windows cd? I'm on 2000 Professional. Thanks
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Old 07-29-04, 02:42 PM
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To get the little speaker icon back, go to the Sound and Multimedia control panel. At the bottom of the first tab (Sounds), just enable the option to "Show volume control on the taskbar".
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Old 07-29-04, 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by toq
To get the little speaker icon back, go to the Sound and Multimedia control panel. At the bottom of the first tab (Sounds), just enable the option to "Show volume control on the taskbar".
I tried that and when I try to click the box it tells me that volume control needs to be re-installed in the control panel. SO i got to the add/remove and try to add that utility but there are only:

indexing service
internet explorer
ISS
Management and Monitoring
Message Queing
and so on.
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Old 07-29-04, 03:03 PM
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Try these instructions from the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an Error Message When You Try to Add It

NOTE: Even though the article specifies Windows XP in the instructions, this should also work for Windows 2000.
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: [list=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.[*]Click Start, and then click Run.[*]In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.[*]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 C:\Windows):

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):

e:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe [*]Type exit to quit the command prompt.[*]Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).[/list=1]
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