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Showsound icon in notification area in Windows 7

i cant see sounds icon in notification area as usual.how to enable it again ?i tried to enable but got grey button as in the attached image, any idea to do that ?  

i have the recent driver installed.
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Suliman Abu Kharroub
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_3mp3ror_Commented:
What do you have in device manager ?
also see if the service is started (type in start menu services)

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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
device manager does not shows any problems with drivers, the service is started ( i have restarted it).

my problem is not with sounds , but i want to be able to control sounds from notification area,
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Restart the machine solve my problem, but i wanted it to be solved without restart :S

anyway thank you so much.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
thanks
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