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No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Q: No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

I'm running windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to get my microphone to play directly through my speakers so I can record them both simultaneously. The only answer I've been finding is to tick the 'microphone' checkbox in the volume control playback properties panel, but I don't have a microphone checkbox.There should be a 'microphone' box under SW Synth and CD player but I don't get one apparently.I've downloaded the latest SigmaTel Audio drivers from Dell and despite not having a problem with them before this, I'm inclined to believe that they're the problem. Any ideas?

Preferred Solution: No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

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A: No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:

Those two pages detail how to get an Input Monitor checkbox which functions just like the microphone one I wanted (although you can only mute it, not alter the volume). I used Instructional Set 3 from the second page, having to add the 'RecMonitorMute' entry as detailed in the first page and I can now hear my microphone input directly through my speakers.

HOWEVER, I'm still unable to record both the microphone and speaker sound at the same time. I thought recording the 'Stereo Mix' channel with the microphone coming through the speakers would work but it isn't and I don't know why. Any ideas?

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Hi. Just recently I clicked on my song list to play a song and couldn't get any volume. I pulled up the playback control and the the Wave slider was pulled down. I pushed it up and volume was restored. This had never happened before. I thought the slider only moved with the mouse? I suspect it has something to do with Winamp since it doesn't seem to happen with other players (Media etc.). I have looked everywhere I could think of to see what the problem might be..no luck. I prefer to use MP3Pro as my player. Where do I go to set Pro as my default? Any help on the slider will be appreciated.

A:Playback Volume control

ps. It wasn't a one time event. It happens frequently.

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I keep getting this error after right-clicking the microphone's control panel taskbar icon. I still can open the panel and change the settings, but this error is stressing me out. I just switched to a completely new PC and I'm afraid that this might be caused by some hardware malfunction. It never happened before on the old machine. I even did full system re-installation but I keep getting this error.

M-Audio Producer USB
Windows 7 64x (6.1, 7601) all updates installed

A:comctl32.dll vs USB Microphone Control Panel

Did you first install the software for the mic before connecting it? If you connected it first there could be incorrect drivers installed by Windows.

(I have a recording studio).

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and yes i did do a search for the problem and this is the post i found.


its the same issue im having, but for call of duty 4. while im playing or not playing the settings in volume control under microphone keeps muting it self. in the post above nothing came of it im hoping by now maybe someone was able to find the issue.
ive checked all the settings everything is working great but it just keeps checking the mute by it self. the only thing i can think of is...is there a short key that when pressed or combo of keys that when pressed will check the mute under microphone in the volume control in windows.

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I have a friend who bought a new microphone for her laptop, which runs Windows XP Home Edition. The mic is one of the ones with the pink input plug, which her laptop does support. When she plugs it in and tries to record something, it's just dead silence.

I tried to walk her through un-muting the mic, but she has no options for that under Sound/Volume control. Under Options->Properties there is no option to select Microphope or Line In to be enabled in the main window.

I got her to update her sound drivers, but it didn't help, either.

Anyone have any idea what might be wrong, and why there is no way to enable microphone settings under the Sound/Volume control section? Thanks...

A:No microphone settings in Sound/Volume control?

When you were checking in Options => Properties, did you look in both 'Playback' and 'Recording' (click the radio button). They can be listed in either/or or both.

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I was working on getting my new headset's mic to be recognized by my computer but was unsuccessful. I tried to install an update to my current sound card driver as I had an inkling that might be the problem. However now I have no sound at all. No volume control panel nothing as option is grayed out. I checked the device and it says This device is not working (code 10). I have a realtek sound card. Usually came up in the volume control screen as Avance AC'97 Audio.

Any suggestions. I have downloaded drivers and nothing. Starting to annoy me as now I can't run skype which is the only reason I care about sound. Otherwise I don't use it for anything else. Sound in applications annoy me. However I would like to talk with my best friend on skype again. LOL

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I installed Windows 7 RC on 2 different computers and unfortunately my windows control panel doesn't open anymore?

Anyone the same problem and what is the solution?


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Can someone help me? Skype 4.0 isn't working anymore because of this problem ;(

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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

A:Command Line Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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I thought my problem was, mic not working; I finally saw in control panel "lenovo - microphone mute".I can see a need for mute. How can I disable this function. 

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I just got the Dictation 11.0 voice to text software in the mail, and after installing it and using the headset microphone (everything working perfectly), I pulled the microphone cord out of the jack while the software was loaded (why i do not know why i did that) and when I put it back in it does not work.

A bit of background info:

I run windows vista on a laptop and when I tried to trouble shoot it, my bright idea was to go into control panel and disable the mic, and the try to enable it again. Now I cannot find my microhpone anywhere in the control panel to re-enable it. The software still picks up that the microphone is connected (although the control panel does not), but neither can register any sound.

I did check to see if anything was muted in the mixer, and nothing is.

Does anyone have any ideas?

forever grateful for any input.



A:How to re-connect microphone headset after disabling it in control panel

Try using System Restore and take it back to when it worked.

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I can't listen the mic in the speaker, because doesn't appear microphone in Volume Control

In the Start < Control Panel < audio devices < Advanced Properties < Volume Control < Properties :

Mixer Device: Conexant HD Audio Output

Volume Controls:
Volume Control

But doesn-t apeear the option microphone or line-in

My audio card is Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

I was reading, and I believe the problem is: There is not a key value in windows registry, somebody help me, thanks

I did: Reinstall the driver, uninstall the driver and put other sound card, change the OS, works wth 2 sound cards, format laptop, import values registry of the other laptop. but the problem doesnt fix.

My problem appear with Windows Vista, and Winodws XP 2002 professional SP3

A:Satellite Pro U400-SP2804 - Microphone isn't listed in volume control


The microphone or line-in port is not listed because you are searching for this in audio *output* settings!
The microphone is an input device so it?s not listed there.

If you go to the volume controls > options > properties you can switch to ?HD Audio input?.
Now you can change the microphone volume! :)


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I don't think this was happening before I got the Lenovo TB3 dock, but here's what happens:I want to click on the volume icon in the system tray and adjust the volume. However, when I click on it, it pops up a single line of text titled "Speaker (ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3...)", then I have to click on it to expand the list of playback devices, then I to select the "Speaker (ThinkPad Thu...)" device, then it finally lets me change the volume. That's 3 clicks to do what 1 click SHOULD do. Seems like a Windows 10 issue to me, so I googled it and found absolutely nothing that's similar. Of course I have this device set as my default playback device. Windows knows my defaults because I can push the physical volume keys on my keyboard and they adjust the correct default device. Not sure why the system tray icon is acting like this. It happens every time I click on the icon, even if I just did it 3 seconds prior. An annoyance for sure. Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how to solve it. Don't tell me to just use my physical volume keys, haha, as they are kind of tucked under the desk unless I slide my keyboard tray out further.

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Hi, my speakers play sound but when I plug the headphones into the master speaker on the right it doesn't play audio anymore through the headphones. I tried several pair, one even brand new and no luck, however when anything is plugged in the audio stops. I tried plugging them into the back of the desktop and the front even but none of the 3.5mm audio jacks seem to want to allow Windows 7 to recognize the head phones.

My son is playing some browser game and it's driving me mad to have to listen to it in the back round and was hoping someone could help me navigate the volume control options in Windows 7 so I could fix this for myself, thank you

A:[SOLVED] Volume control options &gt; playback devices doesn't list my headphones just sp

First thing, are you sure that the jack on your speaker system works?

Next, I would advise you reinstall your sound driver.

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I have recently repaired an HP laptop with a defective keyboard, but in the process, I broke the cable that connects the volume control panel at the top of the keyboard to the motherboard. My question is where I can buy a replacement that's not for an arm and a leg.

A:Ribbon cable for volume touch control panel?

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02638165Specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/4011368/model/4...Did you mean speaker assembly in Page 4-26?Cable comes with the assembly: HP part number : 531902-001�RegardsVisruth

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I have been searching different forums where the speaker icon has disappeared from the notification area of the task bar, but have not found a solution to the particular problem I am experiencing. In my case the speaker icon is still visible but when I click on it, I no longer get the vertical bar which allows me to adjust the volume. I have made no recent changes to my computer and cannot understand why this has suddenly happened. I have gone to taskbar properties and tried turning the volume icon on and off but this has not cured the problem.

I have discovered the problem I am experiencing is limited to my user account only. I have one other named account and a guest account. The other user is able to adjust the volume from the speaker icon on the notification bar, and when I log into the guest account I find it is also working perfectly. However, when I log into my user acount it does not work. I have also tried adjusting the volume by going into Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - Adjust system volume but when I click on it nothing happens. However, when I go into the guest account I find I can adjust the volume from both the icon on the notification bar and by going through the Control Panel method.

I therefore suspect that my user account may have been corrupted in some way. I should stress that my problem is limited to my inability to adjust the volume in my user account. I do have sound, I just am unable to control it!

(I should add that I have run th... Read more

A:Cannot adjust volume from speaker icon or from Control Panel

The problem is obviously corruption of the user account. Try an sfc and maybe it will be corrected
System Files - SFC Command

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When I double-click on the Volume icon in my system tray, the volume control panel opens, but the Advanced Controls window is grayed out and inaccessible. I am thus unable to access any tone controls. In the record mode for the volume control panel, I CAN access the Advanced Controls, BUT the treble and bass tone controls are grayed out and thus inaccessible.

Can anyone tell me why this is? Is there a setting to fix this? Do I need to reinstall a part of Windows to fix this?

Any help or recommendations would be appreciated!

A:Advanced Controls Grayed Out in Volume Control Panel

how does it look when you go to it in the control panel?

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Hello i need some help my control panel in the start menu dissapear, first of all i had a virus that didn't allow me to launch the antivirus, so i download AVG and i unninstall my old program and i think that an infected file that have, something to do with the control panel was removed with the antivirus, and i do not know what to do, please help me

A:control panel missing, my control panel dissapeared and i can't use mi adm. rigths

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Good evening,

I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10.

My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this:

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise, and my personalization screen looks like this:

Notice that the menu options on the left, and quick access to change the theme settings on the bottom are missing from the enterprise screenshot.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it simply a difference between editions? Or is there a setting that is not turned on in my installation?

Thanks in advance!

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You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.



If you do not have the Windows XP retail CDs you can Download Sndvol32.exe from the below mentioned link and place it in C:\Windows\System32 folder.



A:Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control p

Thanks For The Info arjunaj

Welcome To TSG ...

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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I am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.

The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
I am using Windows Default Sounds.
There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.



A:Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....

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Hello :)
I hope I put this in the right area..

I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all"...it doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks :)

A:Volume control issue-very quiet, main control uneffective

Are your speakers powered? If not you may have to invest in powered
speakers. This is a common issue with non powered speakers.

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There is a weird thing in my control panel called Akami Netsession interface control panel, how can I remove it?
It says Application not found when I click it.

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A:Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

Here's some more information about the Akamai Netsession Interface Control Panel that may help.


If you like, you should be able to hide that Control Panel icon using an option in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,

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I have lost the mouse control panel in the control panel of XP PRO SP2. Any help would be appreaciated.

A:restore mouse control panel in control panel

Here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000136.htm

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I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all"...it doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Help with volume control-very quiet, main control unnefective

Do you have any other soundcard-like devices like a USB headset?
Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard installed? Please check the motherboard maker's website.
Did you get some special program with the motherboard drivers that would give you more control over sound than the Windows standard volume utility?

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Hey, hopefully this is the right place. I can't open control panel from the button on the start menu ( problem with associated files or something ) and once ive opened it, some things wont work.
I can't open themes/screensavers etc, it comes up with an error saying it cannot find control.exe

here's the hijack this log, not sure what else i need to do - any help would be great

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:21:54, on 13/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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I got myself an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ condenser microphone a few weeks ago, and I haven't really found out how I can change the gain, which I hear is important to do.
There is only one slider where the gain slider also should have been. The mic doesn't have a gain know like some other microphones have.

As you can see there is one slider. It only changes volume as far as I know.

How can I change the gain, is it needed, or can I maybe control gain using the volume slider?
If I can't change it directly through the mic or through the control panel, how can I change it? D:

Thanks in advance!

A:Can't control gain! No slider in control panel!

I have a recording studio (Sonar X3) and use several AT mics but they are not USB mics (such as the AT2035 and AT2050).

"Volume level" is the same as "gain". You can adjust the "Volume Level" or you can adjust the "gain" - both are the same thing. On mixers, amplifiers, etc, some will call the volume control "level" and others "gain".

A USB mic should have its own listing in the Sound/Recording Panel. Whatever slider that is has, such as what you show, should adjust the volume level. Many recording programs also have volume level adjustments.

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The network I maintain at a school has policy restrictions which do not allow users access to the printer controls. However I would like them to have the ability to control their own print jobs and unpause printers etc. But when editing the policy I find that they get access to control panel at the same time and can do lots of possible damage.

Can I do this any way while minimising possible damage? We are running an NT4 network with some 95 and some NT workstations.

many thanks


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is it possible to have windows xp style volume/audio panel in windows 7? here's my problem.. i have a very old analog tv card that outputs audio through the cd audio... in xp i an unmute the cd audio to get the sound but in windows 7... i am unable to find how to individually unmute the cd audio... anyone can help? thx in advance

A:windows xp style volume control panel in windows 7?

Hello Yeahman,

You might see if right clicking on the Volume icon in the notification area, and clicking on Open Volume Mixer may have an option for the volume control of the CD audio. If so, then clicking on it's speaker should unmute it.

Hope this helps,

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hey i have 2 questions. First when i talk in my microphone its seems to be quiet. And when i want to increase the volume i go to the master volume control and go to microphone, but its all hm...how can i say this "unmovable." Which i mean the sliders wont move...So i cant increase the volume. Then when i talk to my friends or whatever, they can hear what is coming out of my speakers even when mic is a billion miles away. Also i have a headset.
I'm running on XP.
Thank you guys in advance for answering, love the site, so helpful!
thank you again and im ever so much grateful

A:Microphone volume, and playback?

. Double click the volume control widget in your system tray
. In the Options menu, select Properties.

. In the Properties window, select the PLAYBACK radio button
. Under the *Show the following volume controls* list select all listed components and click OK

. In the Properties window, select the RECORDING radio button
. Under the *Show the following volume controls* list select all listed components and click OK

. In the Options menu, the Advanced Controls item should be checked.
. Under the Microphone device, you will now see an Advanced button, click it.

. Select the Microphone Boost check box
. click close

Uncheck the Mute box
*sliders* on microphone will now work.

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-7 tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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I have a website I hit everyday that has been working great.  I start audio and could scroll down with arrow keys. After install of Bios Update - 7 V1.42Hotkey Features Integration V. The arrow keys now control volume AND scrolling. Is there a way to disable the volume control of the arrow keys? Thanks. Peace out.

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For some reason the onscreen display for the volume controls and screen brightness on my W530 stop working after coming back from sleep or resume. I updated Power Management, Hotkey and Interface but the problem still rears its ugly head. If I go into screen resolution and advanced and on screen then uncheck Enable onscreen and recheck it...the controls work again.

A:Volume control buttons do not display volume level...

try to reinstall the OSD software. Uninstall the current OSD software that you have, and download the latest version from below.
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ok so this problem was just about from the beginning. i thought i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of Msn M. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by youtube, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m. even now with live messenger i have the issue. im tired of being patient so here i am

windows xp sp2
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.

A:Other volume bars control the main volume of windows xp

trying to keep it alice bump~

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Hello, Ten Forums!

I was wondering whether it were possible to open the volume mixer instead of the volume control when left-clicking on the volume icon in the tray. At the moment I have it set to open the old classic menu, but not the volume mixer.

So, is it possible?



A:Is it possible to open the volume mixer instead of volume control

All i see is right clicking to do this. What do you mean by classic menu ?

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hello all,

can someone help me with my issue.?..My XP was recently re-installed on my IBM laptop and for some reason the sound from my built-in speaker is very low..I adjusted its volume control but still wont work..I can hear it but barely even with a headset..can someone help??..let me know please..thanks.

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Short Story
Wave meter in volume control keeps stopping. I googled it, seems to be a virus. Performed a virus scan, came up with nothing. Did it with another anti-virus program, also showed nothing. Need help. Thanks.

Long Story
So basically, I wanted to watch a youtube video. When I played it, there was no sound. Thinking it was a simple volume problem, I checked the video volume, the small icon on the taskbar, and even went into the control panel to adjust the volume settings. I thought it might be my headphones, but I tried using the speakers and neither worked. I tried doing the voice playback, and then I could hear my voice. I thought maybe it was fixed. Played the video, no sound. At that point I thought it was my sound card. I didn't want to replace it, so I kept trying to look for a better solution. After much frustration, I managed to make my way into the volume control. Start - Control Panel - Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices - Adjust the System Volume - Audio - Sound Playback: Default Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio - Volume - Wave. I saw that the Wave option was all the way down, and moved it up. After moving it, I could hear the video crystal clear, so I closed all the windows I didn't need anymore. Well, after about 30 seconds, the volume shut off again. I went back into volume control, and the wave bar was all the way down again. I raised it, and closed the window. I was looking for the apply button to become available, for I had assumed that not app... Read more

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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ic ants eem to find volume control ont he bottle right by the clock like in xp, i think my mix is muted because it aint workin so how do i un mute it if the control panel isnt there to unclick the mute box

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i searched the net an couldn't find anyone that seemed to want to have this option, which is weird. In XP when you clicked the mixer you could easily adjust the playback/output levels of Line in and Mic. It is really pissing me of that, since i have a TV tuner card with an external cable connecting the audio from the card in to the Line in, i have to go to Playback devices -> Speakers -> Levels -> Line in| every time i want to adjust the sound level coming from my TV card. In short, is it possible to make the mixer look like this?

Obviously photoshopped

A:Line in and Micophone playback control in Mixer

Hi, SasquatchSK, and welcome to the forums.

In Vista mixer is for output. For input you'll need to right click on the speaker icon and set the levels for your independent input devices manually.

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well, i wanna get into the control panel to do some things, but, when i open it, it just opens in a flash and exit's itself without anything happening! what do i do to fix this problem?

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I need the address of control panel relative to c:\

When I click start/control panel I'm left with control panel as the startup folder, but i need the full address of control panel?

- needed eg to point a software control to use a certain font in the fonts folder



A:Control Panel

Quote: Originally Posted by cbweb

I need the address of control panel relative to c:\

When I click start/control panel I'm left with control panel as the startup folder, but i need the full address of control panel?

- needed eg to point a software control to use a certain font in the fonts folder



Hi CBWEB! Welcome to SevenForums! If it's Font's you need that folder address is C:\Windows\Fonts

I don't think that the Control Panel even has an address.

If a user helps you, click the scales above their post and click I Approve.

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For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting
"Windows Explorer stopped working, Windows explorer is restarting" then it goes back to desktop. Please help!!!

A:Control Panel

Quote: Originally Posted by Bowflex

For some reason I can't access control panel. When I click to open I keep getting
"Windows Explorer stopped working, Windows explorer is restarting" then it goes back to desktop. Please help!!!


Have you run a virus scan lately? More than likely it is DEP (in system control panel) but since you cant get there yooou options are limited

Do you have a backup that we can restore?

Do you have the win 7 dvd to do a reapir install?
Ken J+

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When I try to open my control panel I get a message telling me that this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on computer and to contact system administrator. How can I open the control panel?

A:Control panel

You have to log in as an Administrator user. Your currently logged in as a limited user.

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My control panel is gone, I have win xp and im looseing my mind. please help me.

A:control panel is gone

First off, have you installed or uninstalled anything since the last time you saw the control panel?

Also are you trying to access control panel from the Start menu or from My Computer? If it is the start menu, the control panel link can be hidden.

If that dosen't work there are a lot of sites that report this same problem, this one seems to have a fix:

It seems to involve a lot but it is one of the only ones that seem to have the problem fixed.

There are also these, but they don't seem to have confirmed fixes, although they may be a good resource.



Sorry if this is too much info. Give it a good look over if you can.

Hope it helps.

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My control panel is missing from my start menu. When I click on "set program access and defaults" I get the error message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". This is my home computer and I know that I didn't change anything. Any suggestions? A DELL tech told me I would have to reinstall windows. Really don't want to have to do this.

A:No control panel

Good news is you won't have to reinstall Windows. Bad news is that you've most likely got a virus on your PC.

I highly recommend that you head over to the HijackThis forums. Follow this 5 Step Guide to post a log. The analysts over there will help you remove any viruses or nasties from your system.

We can try something to see if we can re-enable control panel. Note that if the virus or spyware program that disabled control panel is still on the computer this fix may only work temporarily or not at all.


1. From the Start menu, choose Run...
2. type regedit
- You can screw things up if you go around changing things with regedit when you don't know what you're doing, so be careful here.
3. From the Edit menu, choose Find...
4. type (or copy and paste) NoControlPanel in the search box and uncheck "Keys" and "Data" (so only "Values" is checked)
5. Choose OK to begin the search. It should find an entry that looks like
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 0x00000001

6. Double-click this. Change the value to 0 (zero) and choose OK
7. Press F3 to repeat the search. There may be multiple entries you need to change. Keep doing this until it reports it can't find any more

Note that you may need to reboot before the control panel reappears. Also, can you get into control panel if you go to Start > Run and type "control.exe" without the quotes?

There are many ways that the bad guys ca... Read more

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Hi all,

I was wondering why my control panel only shows some programs (ODBC and mail for example) as 32 bit only. I have a 64 bit OS and a 64 bit processor, so why isnt it showing the 64 bit versions of these programs?


A:64 bit Control Panel

Repair Install

This will get you started.

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