View Full Version : lost volume control icon in taskbar

29-09-2002, 10:13 PM
have re installed over the top of / extracted and replaced

both files sndvol32.exe etc. ARE there , in the Win 98 Dir , but no joy

volume control icon is not visible in taskbar hence not operating

result = creative sound card install wont load properly

any sugestions ?


Terry Porritt
29-09-2002, 10:19 PM
Go to Control Panel-Multimedia, and check the show volume control on the task bar box. That should work :)

29-09-2002, 10:20 PM
control panel/multimedia tick "show volumecontrol on taskbar".

however this should have nothing to do with sound card not installing.

what sound card and whats the problem with it?

Terry Porritt
29-09-2002, 10:20 PM
But not showing the vol control wouldnt stop the soundcard installing would it?

29-09-2002, 10:26 PM
sorry guys but i DID say....re installed over the top thereof
that means i've been via the optons bit of MMedia in Win Setup -

29-09-2002, 10:36 PM
>sorry guys but i DID say....re installed over the top thereof
that means i've been via the optons bit of MMedia in Win Setup

mayby it just to late at nite but i can't make head of tales of all that.

how about explaining eactly what the problems are and what you have done.

29-09-2002, 10:53 PM
hah ok here goes .
1/ crashed
2/ deleted all via dos - with deltree
3/ reinstalled
4 loaded sbcard but no go - noticed taskbar mt of vol ctl icon
(happened b4 and it just wont load without it )
5/ unticked the vol ctl in mmedia options
6/ restarted
7/ re ticked the Vol Ctl in mmedia and restarted
no joy
reinstalled Sb Card - - - no good and uninstall same again
8/ extracted sndvol32 to tmp and copy past it into windows 98
repeated as above re sbcard / mmedia tick etc 3 times
but no good - - it just wont show up in the taskbar

it is a Creative AudioGy card and is VERY fussy - it just wont load properly unless windows has sound already from it pnp which of 'cos it hasnt

hope this helps ......... Peter

29-09-2002, 10:59 PM
did you install motherboard drivers?

does the audigy card have its own volume control applet?

30-09-2002, 08:36 AM
Thanks tweaky for ur replys

nope didn do any drv install at all 4 the M/board - no need to do that as all i did was deleted win and reinstalled it - win is suposedly to take care of its own drvs with the pnp
drvrs 4 M/board as such have been unaltered -except 4 the vid card which has its own and installs afterwards
dont know about the Audigo- all i know is each time i install it the msg comes up ..... bla bla not installed properly ,plz re install and no sound comes thru cos of it - nor did it ever installed the taskbar Vol icon - it always was there prior to the sound card install.