Speaker volume icon in the taskbar or, precisely in the notification area is useful for computer audio volume settings. With the volume icon in the taskbar, you do not need to open the computer's audio volume settings through the control panel, so you can save time. With the volume icon in the taskbar can also be used as one indicator that the audio is going well. In some cases the computer can not make a sound as the volume or the speaker icon is not active and does not appear.
One cause of the computer can not make a sound or audio is not the installed audio codecs. For that you need to first install audio codecs, such as relatec AC'97, etc. You can download the audio codec on the official website, please just browsing on google. Usually after audio codec has been installed, it automatically or speaker volume icon will appear in the taskbar.
If the audio is OK, but the speaker icon or the volume control does not appear in the taskbar, you can bring the speaker icon in the following manner:
How to Display Icon Speaker / Volume in the Taskbar in Windows XP
- Open the Control Panel and then double-click on Sounds and audio devices
- In the window that appears, select the volume tab and check the Place volume icon in the taskbar
- Click OK. In addition to the above, sometimes setting the volume icon in the taskbar has been set up hidden so it does not appear in the taskbar. You can change it to always show in the notification area settings.
- Right-click on Start and then select Properties
- Select the Taskbar tab, and then click customize located in the notification area option
- Change the setting of always hide, be always show or hide when inactive
- Click OK