Windows XP does NOT automatically display the Volume icon in the notification area (System Tray).

To display the Volume icon in the notification area:

1. Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices.

2. On the Volume tab, check the Place volume icon in the taskbar box.

3. Press Apply and OK.

NOTE: See How do I remove items from the system tray?

NOTE: See How do I hide System Tray (Notification Area) icons in Windows XP?