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Windows 7: Speaker icon missing Windows 7

31 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
Speaker icon missing Windows 7

The last couple of times I have started my computer (Windows 7) my speaker icon has been missing on the tool bar. Some times it will come back after I restart the computer. I tried right clicking on the time at the bottom and went to properties. The volume is set to off but is gray and I can not change it. I need some help.

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31 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi Namo, welcome to the forums :)

Follow these steps (highlighted in red)...

System Icons - Turn On or Off

Speaker icon missing Windows 7-step-1.png
Speaker icon missing Windows 7-step-2.png
Speaker icon missing Windows 7-step-3.png

Also, i'd download the latest drivers for your Audio card and see if that has any effect.

Apologies for the vagueness, i'm just off to bed


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31 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the help but I did try that and when I get to the part to turn it on from the off position it is gray and I can not do anything.:)
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31 Oct 2010   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

Open your control panel, open your sound card panel, and check to see if you have a device set as default.
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03 Dec 2013   #5

win 7-32,64, Win 8.1

I have the same problem with No speaker icon in the control panel under sound, have try what you have listed here, Still nothing, win 7 sp1 32
Any think else that I could try let me know.
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03 Dec 2013   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello baitmn, :)

Were you able to turn on the Volume icon as posted above?

If not, was it grayed out?

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Do you have you audio drivers installed?
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03 Dec 2013   #7

win 7-32,64, Win 8.1
speaker icon missing.

Thanks for the reply, Sorry if I posted the message in the wrong board area

But it is for win 7 forum,

I had already try some of the post, when I try to install the factory driver audio, it give the message unable to install???
The volume control on the task bar does work bring the volume up and down as needed but no sound from the speakers???
In one of the message posted it said to download fix which was RegCure Pro, Is this what you meant???
Any other tip to try would be helpful..

Thanks in advance Shawn
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03 Dec 2013   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Don't know where you got RegCure Pro from, but that's not going to help at all.

Right click on your volume system icon, and click on Playback devices.
Speaker icon missing Windows 7-volume-1.jpg
Next, select another listed playback device, click on Set Default, and test to see if you hear audio from something. If not, repeat with another listed playback device until hopefully you do.
Speaker icon missing Windows 7-volume-2.jpg

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04 Dec 2013   #9

win 7-32,64, Win 8.1
speaker Icon Missing

The RegCure Pro, Came off of your site, from one of the answer that you had posted to me on the early message, so I had download it, but did not install it until I heard back from you.

As far the other message tip of right click on the play back device, the only one listed there when you open it up is my Digital audio (s/pdif) which I do not use,

I do not see anything else that I can change to make it a default item.
How do I get this icon in there, That is where my problem lies,

TIA for all the help any other tip that I could try???
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04 Dec 2013   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I didn't post any such thing. It may have been advertising if you were not logged in to the site at the time.

If this is still on your ASRock A770DE+ motherboard, then double check to make sure that you have these drives installed from either ASRock driver download links below for your Windows version to see if that may help.

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > A770DE+ > Download


ASRock > A770DE+

  • VIA high definition audio driver
...and install the latest NVIDIA driver for your EVGA 560FTW graphics card

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Afterwards, see if you may be able to do what I previously posted to get audio back. :)
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