Toshiba Sound Bar Questions Answered

Richard asks…

Battery and sound icon missing from task bar?

Heya,

My sound and battery icon are missing from the task bar. I don't know how they've managed to disappear. Anyone know how to get them back?

I'm using a Toshiba Vista

Kind Regards,

Debbie
When I access the Notification area, it doesn't physically allow me to check sound, battery or network!!???

Ryan answers:

Go to control panel>notification area & select "show icons & notifications" for sound and battery icons.

Paul asks…

Missing volume control bar on Toshiba laptop?

I recently acquired a used Toshiba laptop. It works great; the only problem is that the physical volume control scroll bar on the side is missing. Because of this, the sound is on complete mute and won't play my music, no matter how I change the computer settings. Does anyone know any program I can install/ anything I can do to mimic that feature? Help appreciated; will award best answer to whoever fixes my problem!!
I recently acquired a used Toshiba laptop and it works great; the only problem is that the physical volume scroll bar on the side of the laptop is missing. This must affect the sound or something, because no matter what, I cannot get any noise to come out of the speakers/headphones. I am using Windows XP as an OS... I think the reason the sound isn't working is that the button is missing. Could you recommend a program to mimic the control and power that the scroll bar has (this is not on the computer's icon tray screen... this is ON the actual computer) or suggest a solution? Thanks much!
I recently acquired a used Toshiba laptop and it works great; the only problem is that the physical volume scroll bar on the side of the laptop is missing. This must affect the sound or something, because no matter what, I cannot get any noise to come out of the speakers/headphones. I am using Windows XP as an OS... I think the reason the sound isn't working is that the button is missing. Could you recommend a program to mimic the control and power that the scroll bar has (this is not on the computer's icon tray screen... this is ON the actual computer) or suggest a solution? Thanks much!

Ryan answers:

Right click your task bar at the bottom, hit properties. Hit the "Notification Area" tab, and check the "Sound" box. For windows vista and 7 this should but the sound icon at the bottom right corner. If that doesn't work, then the guy you got it from was obviously screwing around inside the machine.

Linda asks…

The sound on my computer stopped working, no sound option on taskbar?

The sound on my computer (Toshiba laptop, Windows XP Home Edition) stopped working today. When I went to check the sound options on my task bar (the speaker icon) I noticed it was gone. I did troubleshooting all through Microsoft but with no avail. When I would open up my sound options through the control panel, the sound slides were disabled and gray, I couldn't even click on them. What could the problem be?

Ryan answers:

Hi,
Not sure why it would stop working but if you have a restore point from just before it quit working you could try that. If not, you could try to uninstall the sound card driver then reinstall it or if that doesn't work, you could try to update driver. You go into device manager click on audio properties then right click on your sound card to bring up the update driver option. Or go to Toshiba's website type in your model number on the support page and it should list drivers for your computer, make sure the sound card driver is for Win XP. Hope this helps.

Joseph asks…

i have a toshiba laptop and no sound?

my toshiba laptop has no sound i did everything i can and still no sound , i could see the bars moving up and down but no sound and it is not muted !!!!!!!!!

Ryan answers:

Here are the possibilities I can think of:
1. Does your laptop have internal speakers?
2. Of you click on the sound icon you will see that in addition to being able to pull the bar up to full sound, there is also a MUTE button. Sometimes even though you have full sound set you have checked the MUTE button by mistake.
3. If you click again you can open a multi-range volume panel with many different toggles, from bass to treble and other things;. Sometimes these are off or low and some of them impact how much total sound you get.
4. If you are trying to play something on line, using a video player on line some of these have their own sound bars or mute buttons so check that.
5. Windowss Media Player also has volume controls, as do many other programs.
6. Some recordings are made without sound. For example if you used your webcam to record your own voice and video maybe you left the webcam sound control off or muted.
7. If all else fails, reboot your computer, and if that fails save your files on a jump drive and reinstall all your software.

Good luck.

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