Learn about the issues related to missing sound icon in Windows®
What are the issues related to missing sound icon in Windows? How can it be fixed?
Windows is an Operating System that gives multimedia support. Sound and video files could be played in the computer running Windows. Make sure that you install the appropriate drivers for the sound card in the computer. The sound drivers need to be installed according to the make and model of the sound card. Windows file systems have been developed to increase the volume from the task bar. The volume icon is paced on the tray icon so that it could be easily accessed when there is a need for increasing volume. You could click on the volume icon and move the slider. Moving the slider up will increase the volume and moving the slider down will decrease the volume. You might configure Windows to show or hide the volume icon. This could be done from the control panel. The reason for Windows missing sound icon might be due to the problem with the sound driver. It might also be found missing if there is any malwares or other harmful virus in your system.
The following details might help you in fixing the issue:
- From control panel
- Sound drivers not installed
- Hidden sound icon
From control panel
You might open ‘Control panel’, open 'Sounds and Audio Devices' icon, Check the 'Place volume icon in the taskbar' checkbox. Clearing this checkbox will remove the volume icon from the system tray. Double click on the sound icon and make sure that you could open the volume control slider. If there are no sound available in the computer then make sure that the ‘mute’ checkbox isn’t checked.
Sound drivers not installed
If you are not able to access the sound icon from the system tray, then its likely that the sound drivers for the computer might not be installed. The sound drivers need to be installed according to the make and model of the sound card. You might access the sound card details and then download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
The icon that represents the sound control might be hidden in the system tray. This is an automatic feature applicable to all icon in system tray. When an icon is not used for long time, then the icon is automatically hidden. You need to click on the ‘expand’ symbol in the system tray and you will be able to access the sound icon.
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