I have a Windows Vista laptop.. And just- Well, about 6 hours ago, the sound option on the taskbar thingy was there.. But then I went upstairs for a bit, my mom went on again, I came down 3 hours later, and she said she turned it off. Not a problem.. But when i turn it on now- [2 hrs ago] .. I notice its not there. I went to the "Desktop/Personalize" stuff etc.. And the Volume thing is not.. "clickable" .. So NOW what? Its not even my laptop!! =O
Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.? Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Look there if you see a red or yellow"!" or "?"
If yes try to use options of activation or updating or uninstallation-new installation of the device by right clicking on the device