Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: no volume in system tray

31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)

hey guys, booted pc, volume isn't there, i tried going to task bar properties and turning it back on and there's nothing there it just says off and is gray, any registry keys or easy repairs?

thanks in advance


running sfc/scannow, i don't have any custom boot animations or themes so shouldn't be a problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2012   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

The YouTube video is a bit dated (as it mentions Vista), but I looked at my Win7 PC, and the advice they gave seemed to apply just the same:

Sound Icon Missing - VISTA, 7 - Fix Tutorial - Speaker or Volume icon disappeared. - YouTube
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Aaron,

You might see if using step 9 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to restore the Volume icon for you.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)

simple logging off and back on, wow i feel stupid!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news Aaron.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)

yes, sorry i had to go, thank you for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 no volume in system tray

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Show speaker volume percentage in tray
Friends, I don't know if this has been asked before. Is there a way to display the volume percentage in the tray notification area instead of just the speaker icon? It would also be nice if headphones/speakers toggled as well when headphones are plugged/unplugged? If this can't be done in the OS...
Sound & Audio
No Wifi or Volume icon in Tray?
In the past week or so, the volume and Wi-Fi icons disappeared from my system tray. The icons didn't show up in notification area settings, or the inactive icons menu. I've tried system restore, and another solution that can be found HERE. Any Ideas?
General Discussion
Line In Dialog when Tray Volume Icon is Clicked
This problem started just last night, I was working on changing the three audio jacks into 5.1 surround outputs. After I was done, anytime I clicked on the normal volume icon, either right or left click, it pops up the "Line In Properties" dialog. On left click, it also shows the normal volume...
Sound & Audio
Unknown icon in system tray - slow system - pic attached
Hi, I've been having some very slow system issues today and have checked that system resources seem to be at normal levels - CPU usage at around 20% and Memory usage at around 50% during normal operating. However I have noticed a new icon in my system tray which I can't identify, can't click...
Performance & Maintenance
Any way to disable the system tray volume control?
I'm running a Creative Xtreme Music card and it comes with its own volume control for the tray. I'd like to disable the default windows volume since I'll never use it, anyone know if there's a way? Not finding it like you would in XP.
Sound & Audio
System Tray- Volume grayed out
The VOLUME in Sytem icons is grayed out. Sound has been working fine- but somehow it got turn OFF in the system try. I tried this link, and selected RESTORE DEFAULTS when in the System Icon Area- nothing happens. Any ideas? Thanks...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App