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how can I keep my old xp acer keep the sound icon on taskbar

viatcoveviatcove Posts: 5Member

I used to have no problem keeping my sound icon on the taskbar,now every time I shut down it disappears again even after apply 

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  • laurent_14laurent_14 Posts: 6,901 Pathfinder
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    Hello,

     

    1. Right click on the Task bar
    2. Select Task manager and Processes tab
    3. Search explorer.exe
    4. Right click on it and select Terminate the process.
    5. The task bar disappears so don't leave the Task manager
    6. Select Applications tab, click on [New task], type explorer.exe and click on [OK]
    7. It launches the task bar and all icons appear.

    Note:

    I own Windows XP Pro but in french version so I translate the different words. May be this won't be exactly the same terms.

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  • laurent_14laurent_14 Posts: 6,901ACE Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer

    Hello,

     

    1. Right click on the Task bar
    2. Select Task manager and Processes tab
    3. Search explorer.exe
    4. Right click on it and select Terminate the process.
    5. The task bar disappears so don't leave the Task manager
    6. Select Applications tab, click on [New task], type explorer.exe and click on [OK]
    7. It launches the task bar and all icons appear.

    Note:

    I own Windows XP Pro but in french version so I translate the different words. May be this won't be exactly the same terms.

  • viatcoveviatcove Posts: 5Member

    Thank you so much,finally got sorted out as it was annoying not being able turning down sound without always going into control panel,Smiley Very Happy

  • You're welcomeand good sound!Smiley Happy

  • viatcoveviatcove Posts: 5Member

    Sorry but I am back with the same problem,I thought it would always be on the taskbar but now when I shut down the sound icon is not there when I start up again Woman Frustrated

     

    xp professional

  • Hello,

     

    Have you tried to reinstall the audio driver?

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