The "speaker" icon disappeared from my notification area

original title: the "speaker" icon disappeared from my notification area, and the volume box is grayed out, outside, in the taskbar menu. How can I get that back?

In the Taskbar & Start Menu Properties, tab Notification area has "Hide inactive icons" disabled (unchecked), clock and checked Power system icons, but network Volume are the two Greyed out and cannot be selected. My speakers still work, but I lost the volume control...


As method 1 is not available for you, try Method 3 in this tutorial:

"How to activate or disable the Notification area system icons in Vista"

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