Volume Control (speaker) Icon keeps disappearing
I'm having a minor problem with XP home.
I cannot get the speaker Icon (the volume control icon) to STAY in my
system tray. If I go into control panel, I can turn it off and back on,
and it will appear. It will stay in the system tray until I reboot. It
might stay in the tray only until the next reboot, and then not appear,
or it might stay there for days, through a dozen reboots, but within a
week, it WILL disappear. Once it disappears (it will be missing
immediately following bootup), I go into Control Panel, Sounds and Audio
Devices, and the "Place volume control icon in the taskbar" box IS
checked. But the volume control is still missing. Uncheck it, then
"Apply" then re-check it and "OK", and the icon is back. For an hour,
or a day or several days. But within a week, it's gone again.
Obviously, this is not a life-or-death issue, but it's annoying.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on ?
Is anyone else having this problem ?
Lock the taskbar is "on", and "Hide Inactive Icons" is NOT checked,
although I've tried all combinations of these settings and nothing
effects this problem.
Can anyone help ?