• I need to reinstall the Sndvol32.exe file, per the instructions (2nd option) here:

    but I only have an OEM restore disc, not an original Windows XP disc.  How can I get a copy of this file so I can extract it to replace the corrupt file?


    Thank you.


    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:46 PM


  • Go into your Control Panel and open Folder Options, under the View tab uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now go into Windows Explorer (Not Internet Explorer) and go to C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and open it. Locate the sndvol32.exe file right click it, choose Copy. Next go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder and open it. In the right pane right click an empty area and choose Paste. Now you should have your volume icon back.

    Carey Frisch
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:01 PM