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Volume, Action Center sometimes are disabled

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    Volume, Action Center sometimes are disabled


    Volume and/or Action Center sometimes are disabled and can't see their icons. I searched and found that ending explorer.exe task and running it again fixes it, but it was only temporary.
    Can you help me?

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    Here, Volume is disabled, Action Center is enabled, sometimes both are disabled or enabled.
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  2. #2


    Go to your task bar Notification end, click on the up arrow and select customize. From that menu select Volume to "show Icon and notifications" that should fix it.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello onlydmc,

    Step 9 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to help.

    System Icons - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Go to your task bar Notification end, click on the up arrow and select customize. From that menu select Volume to "show Icon and notifications" that should fix it.
    Yes I have selected.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello onlydmc,

    Step 9 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to help.

    System Icons - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Tried that, unfortunately didn't fix after restart.

    Thank you guys for response. I don't know what's happening, I am experiencing weird problems.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried running

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    &

    sfc /scannow

    in admin cmd prompts ?
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Volume, Action Center sometimes are disabled
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