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Volume icon missing from tool/task bar and can't be enabled

    Question


  • All I want to know is how to put my volume control back where my network connection and battery usage displays

    Volume icon can't be enabled from anywhere, I am also can't enable battery.


    Thanks and Regards,
    • Edited by CoolSand Monday, November 28, 2011 9:29 PM
    Monday, November 28, 2011 9:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Have you verified setting:


    Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio devices then check the box place volume icon in the task bar?

     

    Please refer this article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:49 AM

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  • Hi,

    are in domain or workgroup?what's the privilege of your user acount ?


    Oussama Oueslati | System Engineer | vNext Consulting

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:10 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Have you verified setting:


    Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio devices then check the box place volume icon in the task bar?

     

    Please refer this article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:49 AM
  • ummmm... How do you get to "Notification Area Icons"?  If I knew that I would be done...
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:51 PM
  • Windows 7 does not show any check box.  Are you sure about this?  The article you referenced has you using regedit....  Nothing about a check box
    • Edited by midhenry Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:54 PM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:52 PM
  • go to system restore..  and restore back to time when volume tab or battery tab was visible on taskbar.. works everytime
    Monday, July 23, 2012 10:56 PM
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyOyl_J-YY

    Watch Registry method.

    • Proposed as answer by Illusive00 Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:59 AM
    Sunday, March 10, 2013 3:26 PM
  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 3:25 AM
  • Open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc)
    Go to the "Processes" tab, select "explorer.exe" and click "End Process"

    Then select the users tab in the task manager select youself and click on logoff tab at the bottom. 
    Login again and everything should be back.
    Friday, January 03, 2014 5:59 AM
  • "Open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) Go to the "Processes" tab, select "explorer.exe" and click "End Process" Then select the users tab in the task manager select youself and click on logoff tab at the bottom. Login again and everything should be back."

    Do this up until the logoff part. Instead of logging off you can just click New task and click explorer.exe Worked for me. Logging off can be a pain in the ass sometimes so I prefer to find a way not to have to do it.

     

    Sunday, February 16, 2014 4:53 AM
  • worked like a charm, thanks for the advice about not logging off! :)
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:38 PM
  • Amethyst - You are the bomb! Thank you!
    • Edited by cookie-o Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:56 PM
    Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:56 PM
  • I'm not sure about Windows 7 personally but I just followed the instructions in that article myself using Windows Vista and it worked perfectly. Really quick and easy.
    Monday, March 10, 2014 9:55 PM
  • your are the super star.. works great
    Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:21 PM
  • Worked for me, too, thank you.
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:30 AM
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyOyl_J-YY

    Watch Registry method.

    This method works well and is easy for beginners to follow.

    Thanks

    • Edited by Illusive00 Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:01 AM
    Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:59 AM
  • I have no idea why this worked, but it did. Thanks!
    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:29 PM
  • I usually just reinstall the audio drivers and it fixed the issue.

    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 5:52 PM
  • This was the only thing that worked!  Thanks so much!
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:44 PM
  • delete IconStreams  & PastIconsStream from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

    refer : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

    Monday, May 19, 2014 3:10 AM
  • Edited by vnodkumar1987 Monday, May 19, 2014 3:11 AM


    delete IconStreams  & PastIconsStream from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

    refer : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

    -------------------------------------------------

    Ever since the newest Windows Updates, this method no longer works. I had it automated in a Batch file that worked fine until this mornings Windows Update...

    see updates: [kendecker dot com foward slash 2014 Windows Update dot jpg]

    Any way suggestions for the issue?


    Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:37 PM