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Windows 7: System Tray- Volume grayed out

23 Feb 2009   #1
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 
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...


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23 Feb 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds like something got pooched a bit for 7 there. Try running the system file checker with the dvd you burned in the drive to see if that will repair the Windows file for that. Is this for onboard sound or an addon?

If you have an addon like a Creative sound card you would rely on the volume control panel and audio console options seen there and wouldn't even use the Windows adjuster. Your other option is to go into the Control Panel>Recovery and run the system restore back before this was first seen. Something you added on lately may have knocked it out on you.
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23 Feb 2009   #3
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply, Night Hawk. I tried what I should have tried first, a REBOOT- that fixed the issue.
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23 Feb 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That will do it too! I run into not seeing the volume control in the system tray on a few occasions where going to Start>Programs>Creative and then the volume panel item there still won't see the icon appear until rebooting.

Hey what can you say? It's still beta!
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