Windows 7 Sound Volume indicator bar missing

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 laptop with Windows 7.
I used to have a bar that popped up in the lower center of my screen when I would hit my volume control buttons on my keyboard that would indicate the volume level. Similar to the volume display on a TV, it would display a number of bars and a number value indicating the volume level.
A few weeks ago, the look of the bar changed - it moved to just above the system tray, was smaller and just displayed bars, and not a volume number.
Now the bar is gone completely.
I have not made any changes or remember installing any programs that coincide with the timing of the disappearance of the volume bar.
Does anyone know what happened to it and how I get it back?
Thanks!
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Right-click the taskbar and choose properties > notifcation area customize button > look for volume option.

Otherwise check your driver in the device manager
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
I know on HP its called the HotKey driver not sure if its the same om IBM its worth a try.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_CH/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT073832

Under category select: Software and Utility
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
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nobusCommented:
could be caused by an update
a system restore a few days back can solve it  : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html
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