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Lost my volume control

Posted on 1998-08-23
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My kids were playing with the comuter and now I am  missing the volume control and the VirusScan monitor icons in  the trey. What happenedand how do I restore them?
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Hi,

  Go to Control Panel/Multimedia and make sure the show volume control option is enabled.  This will put the lil speaker in your task tray.

Go to your Mcafee scan folder and load Vshield configuration.  there will be a tab in that program to show an icon in the tray area.  Make sure it is enabled.
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by:kmcmanus
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For the volume control, go to Start\Settings\control panel\multimedia, and check that the box stating (show volume control on taskbar is checked)

Go to the Start\programs\Mcafee for the virus scan, and go into the configuration program. Set your vshield to start at bootup (enable)
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by:rmarotta
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Could this be another user's desktop setup.......

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by:ggrayman
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The box in the control panel/multimedia  setting is already checked but not highlighted.
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by:dankh
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GG,

    Checked but not highlighted?  Could you explain that another way?  Try unchecking it, reboot, and checking it.
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by:ggrayman
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I mean it is not available for edit. It is however checked.
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by:dankh
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GG,

   I want you to find a file called systray.exe on your harddrive.  Once found, double click on it to see if it brings up the sound icon.
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by:ggrayman
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Nope. Didn't help.
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by:dankh
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GG,

   I take it you did find Systray.exe?  If so, put a shortcut in your startup file so it will load next time windows 98 reboots.  Tell me how that works.
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GG,

  One more question:  You don't have any other utilities that might alter that speaker icon, would you?  That is, there are some utilities out there that would render the speaker inactive.  
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by:ggrayman
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Found Systray.exe and put in startup; to no avail. Noticedthat Winfax says my modems which were installed and working are no longer set up to work with Winfax. Can you think  of another general setings which I might have deleted, etc.


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by:dankh
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GG,

   Wow, i think your kids did a real number on your computer.  There are too many variables involved and I cannot pinpoint the source of your problem.  I tried the basic stuff, but i think your problem is more involved than what appears on the surface.  I think your best bet right now is to do a reinstall of windows 98.  You don't have to delete anything, just reinstall the OS to replace any deleted files or corrupted registry settings.  
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I did it and the control is back. Thanks
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