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Subject: Getting the Volume Control speaker icon back on the task bar one the WinBook XP5 Pro
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Tech Article Number: WBTA17090581

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If the speaker icon for the volume control panel has disappeared from the right side of the task bar near the clock, there are a couple things that could be responsible for this. Try the following steps to correct this.

  1. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double Click on the Multimedia icon. In the ‘Playback’ area, make sure that the ‘Show volume control on the taskbar’ box has a check in it. If it does not, put one in it and click on APPLY and then on OK. The icon should now appear on the taskbar near the clock.
  2. If it has a check mark but the box is grayed out and you cannot access it, look at the ‘Preferred Device:’ make sure that it reads ESS AudioDrive Playback. If it does not, click on the down arrow at the right and select it from the list of devices shown. Once this is selected, the Volume box should allow you to put a check mark in it.

If these steps do not work, try the following to verify that the volume control panel is installed properly:

  1. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double click on Add/Remove Programs. Click on the Windows Setup tab at the top. Scroll down the list and double click on the Multimedia category. Scroll down until you find Volume Control. If there is a check mark, remove it and click on OK. Click on OK a second time. Reboot the system and then come back in and recheck Volume Control. Click on OK. Click on OK a second time. It will begin copying files. When it finishes, refer to the top of this document to enable the icon on the taskbar.
  2. If there isn’t a check mark beside Volume Control, click in the box to check it and click on OK. Click on OK a second time and it will proceed to copy files. When done, refer to the top of this document to enable the icon on the taskbar.

If these steps do not work, contact WinBook Technical Support for further assistance.


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