[How to] Recover Speaker Icon For Windows In 8 Simple Steps

W.K —  October 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

It is quite annoying to find out that your Window speaker icon is missing when you wanted to use it. No more worries anymore with the existence of this post, to teach you how to recover Window speaker icon in just 8 simple steps. However, we suggest you to reboot your window first to see if the reboot helps prior to follow these recovery steps.

1. Click the Start button, type regedit in the Search Programs amd Files Box (search box), and then press Enter.

(* If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.)

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Classes\ Local Settings\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ TrayNotify 

3. In the Detail pane, click the IconStreams registry entry.

4. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes.

5. In the Detail pane, click the PastIconsStream registry entry.

6. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and the click Yes again.

7. Exit Registry Editor.

8. Restart the Explorer.exe process by following these steps:

  • Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to run Windows Task Manager
  • On the Processes tab in Task Manager, click the explorer.exe process, and then click End Process two times.
  • On the File menu, click New Task (Run), type explorer, and then click OK.
  • Exit Windows Task Manager and you should see the speaker icon at the right bottom of your taskbar now.

9. Follow these extra steps if you are running Windows 7:

  •  Click Start Button, type Customize icons and then click Customize icons on the task bar.
  •  Click Turn system icons on or off, and then set Volume, Network, and Power System to On.
  •  Click OK, make sure that the behavior for Power, Network, and Volume are set correctly, and then click OK.




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