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Volume control issue-very quiet, main control uneffective

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

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 :)

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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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Hi
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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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
1.8ghz
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

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I'm running Windows XP SP2 and I have all my sound drivers installed (I can get sound just fine in every app), but I can't control the main volume in the Volume Control. I can adjust the volume with the Wave slider, but the main one doesn't do anything, including mute. Individual applications' volume controls work fine too, just not the main Windows one. It wouldn't be a problem, but it might be the reason why I'm not getting any volume on the Stereo Mix recording option. I just finished a clean install of XP (for a different reason) and it wasn't working before, either. Any ideas?
 

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Something funny happened to my computer a couple days ago. The volume control in the taskbar is missing. The Vista volume control allows you to adjust individual volume settings for different applications, such as for Firefox, Media Player, etc. It's just not there at all. I looked in the controlpanel and found the Icon for Sound, but I see nothing as far as "place volume icon in taskbar"I have an HP Pavilion DV5 notebook computer.As you can see in the photo below, Volume is only on the clip meter for SPDIF (digital out via HP DOCK) whatever that is. No volume on the other clip meters. I believe this to be the problem. If they are right-clicked, they areboth marked as "enabled".I just marked the first icon as default and still no sound.

A:Vista main volume control missing

Alright, so you've somehow changed from the speakers/headphone jack to the digital out.
It's a fairly simple fix thankfully.

1 - in that panel you have, click on "Speakers and Dual Headphones" (the top item)
2 - Click "Set Default".
3 - Click OK

then you should be able to change tings again.

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You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095

OR

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.

http://www.relaxingsoftware.com/sndvol32.exe

 

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'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?

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19295458.aspx
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/p/18112824/18235810.aspx#18235810

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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First of all, here is what I am running:

Toshiba Satellite A305
Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit

I have only had this laptop for a few weeks, and it has an intermittent problem with the volume control on the taskbar. Sometimes it works perfectly, but other times it refuses to open and I can't figure out why. If I mouse-over the volume icon, the "Volume: ##" panel doesn't pop-up, and clicking on it does nothing at all. I can still right-click on it and see the options, but the Volume Mixer also fails to open.

The laptop has a physical volume knob and a mute button on it, which also won't work when this is happening.

What usually happens then is I start googling and looking around for solutions to this problem, but about ten minutes later the volume control suddenly pops open as if I had just clicked on it. Then it will start working like normal. I can't figure out any consistent factor that makes it open up, sometimes it happens after just a minute or two, but just tonight it was unresponsive for over an hour, I finally just restarted the PC and now it is working fine again.

I checked for things like driver updates and whatnot, but I have had no luck there and I'm not sure what else to try.

Alternatively, if no one knows how to fix this problem, can anyone at least recommend a free alternative volume control program that works on Vista? Thanks!

A:Weird Volume Control Issue

same here. found this post while googling the problem. I have the A305-S6825

I updated everything I could from toshiba.com (as of 8/15/08) and it improved slightly, but it's still random reoccurring problem.

for me, the trigger is when I use the touchpad at the top to mute the audio. sometimes it's just unresponsive.. other times, it'll cause an error with Explorer and the Explorer service will have to be shut down and restarted, which btw, doesn't correct the volume issue. VERY ANNOYING!

I can right click on the speaker icon and get the right click menu, but the options don't respond.

only thing I have found to temporarily fix this is to restart the latptop. then it works for a while.

as far as I know, the best thing we can do is to call toshiba so they'll be aware of the problem. seems like a hardware/firmware issue.

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Hello guys,

I searched the forum for common problems but unfortunately I could not find any useful information for this issue.

I hope you can assist me as the Windows 7 volume mixer is freaking me out and I cant seem to find a way out with this...

I run Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I use the volume buttons on front a lot to increase/decrease/mute the sounds... however this feature is not working with Windows 7 or maybe I have not fixed the correct settings.

Also I have a Logitech MX610 mouse with volume buttons on it that don`t work as well.

Here is a screenshot of the volume mixer.. I`m not sure if that`s helpful..



Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Volume mixer issue / sound control

viachy, welcome to the forums.

For the volume buttons on the laptop, is there or did you install a driver for it? It may or may not be needed, but from the sounds of it, it is.

For the mouse, what version of Setpoint do you have installed? The latest is 4.80 (for Vista, but works well in 7),

Logitech > Support + Downloads > Downloads > Mice > MX?610 Laser Cordless Mouse

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I've recently bought a custom built MSI 790FX-GD70 and the fans on the machine are always blowing loudly from the moment I turn it on. I've tried setting the fan speed in BIOS, using the Speedfan software, to no avail. The PC has about 5/6 fans, but I think the top fan is making the most noise.
Is there a way for me to control the speed of these fans, and have it quiet (dead silent)?

photo:


Windows 7 Pro
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
8192MB RAM
 

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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.9.0.4.1 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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Hope I'm in the right place.I want to find out if I can switch from Headphones to Main Speakers, or Back without having to keep going into Volume Control Options and resetting the Default (what a Hassle)??I just purchased Logitech G390 Headphone/Microphone for Using with Skype and My Online Games. I have a Gigabyte MoBo w/High Definition Audio, Main Speakers are the Logitech Z5500.And on a Rare Occasion it would help if I could Have the Headphones On with the Main Speakers On too. The Case has a Audio Control, However it only works with a Pin-Type Jack for Headphone,This G390 uses PnP USB 2.0.Can someone steer me down the right path if there is such a thing?

A:Headphone or Main Speaker Control

Switch Headset to Speakers QuicklyDoes this help?If not, try the guide here.

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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.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS000949
 
Edit note: Wrong link. See below for the correct link.

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I tried AVG. it worked the first time but now its back and avg isn't working now. I even tried to manually delete the program using command prompt but it says the folder with the virus does not exist. I know where it is in my computer though. when I right click it its properties say it is in Kaka:\documents and setting.. blah blah blah but there is no kaka drive and the actual spyware program is in a file of my guest account and it won't let me delete it. It's weird that my guest account is fine though since thats where the virus is. Anyway I really need help permenatly deleting this virus.
 

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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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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?

Thanks.

-Qwerty

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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Somehow I have lost the speaker volume control icon in the system tray and can't control the volume anymore. Anyone know how to get it back?

A:Volume Control

The Sounds and Multimedia control panel has that option. Look for a small check box that says something like "Show volume control in task bar." and make sure it's checked.

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When I go to "Sound and Audio Devices" in Control Panel to check 'Place volume icon in taskbar', Windows says the VC program is missing. How can I get it back?
 

A:No Volume Control

Hi,

What version of Windows are you running.

In Control Panel go to

Add Remove Programs

Windows Components

De-select the volume control etc. OK out Rebot and the re-select it.

OK out again.

hth

Ceri
 

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After installing a new monitor my volume control program disappeared and being a novice i need helpin finding it and re installing. I need step by step please. I am using windows xp came with computer
 

A:volume control

Are you referring to the speaker icon in the system tray?

Start > Control Panel > Sounds and audio devices (If you are in category view, then first click Sounds, Speech and Audio devices, then Sounds and audio devices) > Check the box marked "Place Volume Icon in the Taskbar". Then click ok.
 

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Cannot access volume control on my Toshiba satellite L100 with XP OS.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 19225 MB; F: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1839950 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L100
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

A:Volume control

Hi and welcome

A few things you can try.

1. Do a System Restore and roll the computer back to a date before the problem started.

2. Right click on the system tray in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, then click properties, customize. Scroll down to the Volume icon and click it. Check to see if it is set to always hide, if so change it to hide when inactive or always show. then go to control panel, sounds and audio devices and check the box that says "place volume icon in the task bar". If you have reinstalled the audio drivers this should work.

Or 3. Alternatively this file could be damaged Sndvol32.exe. Check this page for more info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095/EN-US/
 

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Hello, i'm currently using internet explore 8. i was wondering if there was a keyboard hot key to lower and raise the volume on youtubes player... Feedback would be great thanks...

A:is there a hot key to control the volume...

A single keystroke could not work as how would it know if you wanted the volumn up or down? At the bottom left of the You Tube Preview window is the volumn slider. Just rest your curser on the speaker icon then it's no great effort needed to slide that back and forth!

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Something's wrong with my Volume Control.It was fine until one day, while I was listening to music on youtube.com, I couldn't hear the song after 2 minutes.I restarted the laptop, but the volume didn't work. I opened the Volume Control and saw the wave turn down to 0 although I didn't do anything. I turned it up to maximum and continued listening to music on iTunes. Two minutes later, the wave turned down to 0 again. It continued turning down to 0 after every 2 minutes.Moreover, when I turn the wave up, I heard the sound of the advertising although I didn't use the internet. I use Firefox, but Internet Explorer popped up some websites. I don't know what's wrong with it.I used Malware and McAfee to scan for virus, but no virus was found.I don't know what to do

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Volume Control has suddenly disappeared from my system....I checked the 'show speaker icon in tray' and got this message.

Windows cannot display the Volume Control on the task bar because Volume Control program has not been installed. Use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

I have no idea how to do this as it has never been a problem. I have XP Professional installed. I changed over from Zone Alarm to Sygate last week as it was causing a few problems with software. I also have SpyBot and Ad-aware and use them I do hope you can advise me what to do
 

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I had recently bought a new computer, really nice and all. There was one problem though--when I played songs the vocals didn't play, only the background music. When this happened I freaked out until after just messing with the Volume Control a little bit I was able to fix it. Now that it's fixed I realized how much fun I could have singing to CDs without having the vocals! (yes I'm weird I would enjoy that) How do I change it back to the way it was? I've tried muting random things but it doesn't seem to do anything. In fact the only thing on the Volume Control that seems to do anything is "Wave" and the master control all the way to the left. I remember when I first looked at it a few of the other ones were muted. Anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about?
 

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Somehow, when going into "Sound and Audio Devices" from my Control Panel, I find that all the options are, unclickable. I don't know how else to describe it.
I'm referring to the slidebar that controls volume, the "mute" and "Place volume icon in taskbar" are uncheckable as well.
 

A:Volume Control

Model and/or specs of the computer could help. Try reinstalling your sound drivers....
 

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The Other day i realized my music was low so i went to my volume control and tried to raise the master volume. However when i did this nothing happened. For some reason i then slid up the wave bar and the volume raised. I can't figure it out. How can i get my volume to work properly. Right now my master volume is'nt controlling my volume. My wave bar is.

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hello , hope someone can help
the problem i have may be very basic , but am not very technically minded unfortunately.
when adjusting the volume control on my vista media center on my pc , it adjusts the volume of all programs open , if i mute what i am watching on the media center it mutes everything.
i assume there must be something i can do to change this , as would like to listen to music whilst still watching the media center , at the moment this is not possible

thank you
skara

A:volume control

Hello Skaramanga,

Please click to speaker icon on the taskbar on the right, then click the mixer, in the next mixer window you will see all devices and applications working at the moment. You can adjust and/or mute the sound in them individually.

Guess I could help. Cheers

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Hey guys...

I've always wondered, why are there so many different sliders in Volume Control? I was wondering if someone could explain them...

I see that Play Control is the master, but what about Wave, MIDI Synth, CD Digital, Auxiliary, CD Audio, Line-In, and TAD-In?

Thanks!

A:Volume Control?

Probably more than you want to know, but interesting none the lesshttp://extra.benchmarkmedia.com/Mark

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need help with my volume control speakers are brand new but i cant control my volume comp. says "no actine mixer devices avail" no audio device my shadow volume is stopped how do i get it running? :
 

A:no volume control

Looks like you are missing drivers for your sound card. Did it work before?
 

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i had just remove a bunch of trojans virus and i think one of them got a hold of my volume control.so now in my control panel it says i have to install it again but i cant find where i can do that.i dont have the windows me cd so where should i go. it says snvol32.exe not found
 

A:my volume control

1.)Download HijackThis> http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip or http://www.s92400163.onlinehome.us/hijackthis.zip When downloaded extract it & run the program.
2.)When its open click -scan- and when its finished click -save log-. Save it to a place you will remember.
3.)Locate where the file is and right click it, choose open with,and click notepad.
4.)When its open in notepad go to -edit-, and -select all-. Right click and copy, and paste it in your post.
 

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Hello all. I have a Gateway MX6455 laptop, with Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP2. I was disabling some services and I seem to have disabled one that I would like to enable again, but I can't find it.

Typically, when I change the volume (on this laptop, it's FN + PGUP/PGDN), a large, neon green volume bar appears on the bottom showing how high the volume is, much like on a TV. But now, when I change the volume, I don't see the bar, so I'm not sure how high or low the volume is.

The volume control works, I just can't see what level the volume is at. This is probably something I could deal with or get used to, but it'd be nice to get it back if possible. Does anyone have any idea what process controls the on-screen volume level? Thanks in advance!

A:Volume Control

Hi. . .

Look in msconfig for un-checked boxes.
START | run | type msconfig

Look under start-up first, then services. If a service needs to be re-enabled go into services.msc.

I would say it is most likely a Gateway program as some laptops have the green horizontal volume bar and others don't.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,
I run windows 8, and after clean booting my system I can no longer
adjust my volume. Can you please help me?

Searda

A:No Volume Control

Windows 8 - Volume control settings - YouTube

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When I play net radio.com for a while I loose sound. I check and volume control has disappeared or will not open. I reload volume control and once again get sound only to loose it again in the same way. I must continually deep reloading volume control. This is a recent development, I used to play net radio without incident.
 

A:volume control

How is your internet connection speed? How much ram?
 

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You wake up one morning and your volume control icon is not in the taskbar. You get into the customize box and the volume control has no icon. In the system controls box, volume control is grayed out and you can't turn it on there either. Any ideas?

A:Volume control gone.

Hello Vinlibassi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to fix the volume icon by seeing if enabling the volume icon using the tutorial below.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have an Inspiron 3521. out of no where, a black rectangular box showed up on the top left of my screen. The volume icon on the task bar show an x which I believe is mute. When I  try to increase the volume, it starts where I want it, then slides down to 0 volume and then mute. I cannot get rid of the black box in the left corner and when I go to raise the volume there it also slides back down to 0 and mute. I uninstalled Realtek and re installed and same thing is happening. Can anyone help me.
Thanks,
PsCohn

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ok. I have windows XP. (sadly enough). and...I decided to run disk clean up. And well apparently it was decided the following are no longer worthy of being on my computer:

*Games (the bundle of games like solitaire)
*IE link in status bar and desktop
*WMP link in Start Menu
and most importantly...
*Volume Control in system bar

...and when i go to control panel -> sounds and audio devices...

the checkbox IS clicked for display in system bar. so i uncheck it, then check it, and...it tells me...it's not installed.

...

freaking DISK CLEANUP uninstalled my volume control. wth.

well i've managed to get the IE links back...i've decided i really don't use the WMP link, but the volume control and games I have not. could someone help me? any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Volume Control

You could try doing a system restore to a point just prior to doing the
disk clean up. **See link below
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...emrestore.mspx

Or

Do a sfc /scannow *see the below link
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Those would be your best options.

Andy

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When I want to change the volume etc with the Windows Volume Control thing, master volume doesn't do anything. It doesn't matter if it is set to mute or not, or if it's turned all the way up or down. The only thing that works is "Wave".
You can choose to put the volume icon in the system tray, so you can click that and change the volume from there, but it doesn't do anything there either.
 

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This is a problem I'm having on Windows XP. When you go to the volume icon and go to turn the volume up higher or lower, you simply get the XP exclamation sound and it pops back down to the middle. The slider simply will not stay up or down.

This is on my mother's computer and she's very hard of hearing so she has to have her volume turned up very high. I have no idea what could be causing this problem - it started doing this a day or two ago and I have not changed any settings or installed any new programs in at least a month. Rebooting doesn't work at all.
 

A:Can't control volume?

Try performing a System Restore to a date before the behavior started happening.
 

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if i turn up my volume on my laptop it just goes back down again visually,also i have lost the abbility to copy and paste,this has just started happening i done a restore on my laptop but it hasn,t done any good,can anyone please help
many thanks
a.wilkie
 

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wilkiexx said:

if i turn up my volume on my laptop it just goes back down again visually,also i have lost the abbility to copy and paste,this has just started happening i done a restore on my laptop but it hasn,t done any good,can anyone please help
many thanks
a.wilkieClick to expand...

Can you describe better what happens with control of the volume?

And in what program can you no longer copy and paste?
 

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For some reason my Volume Control (which is always running in my task bar) has started to auto-mute itself after about 5/6 mins after booting up. Not sure why and their dont appear to any Options to set it to do this. Any reason why it should have started to do this? Not a huge deal but just curious really. I'm running Windows XPSP1. Regards.
 

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cozski said:

For some reason my Volume Control (which is always running in my task bar) has started to auto-mute itself after about 5/6 mins after booting up. Not sure why and their dont appear to any Options to set it to do this. Any reason why it should have started to do this? Not a huge deal but just curious really. I'm running Windows XPSP1. Regards.Click to expand...
Did you try to adjust your Volume Control settings?
 

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Volume Control always seems to run when my computer starts up. But I checked msconfig and it wasn't even on there, so I have no idea how to fix this.

Any ideas?....
 

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Hi Guys,

anyone know if its possible to get an on screen volume control when you are playing music. At the moment I can only see how to start and stop music from playing.

I can turn the volume up and down via my keyboard but would like to do it on screen via my mouse.

If I drop to my old windows desktop (which I'm desperately trying not to do) I can control it with the speaker icon in my taskbar but I can't for the life of me work out how to adjust volume on screen.

Cheers

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Hi,

try with Windows key + I
Cheers

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Hey all,
I've never run into this issue before, so looking for some help:

The Volume Control in my Windows Media player does not work. The Windows Volume Control applet works fine.
I was using WMP10, and it didn't work, so I updated to WMP11, and still it didn't work. I disabled my one addon, and still no luck.

Would it be a registry issue? Any idea on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Joe

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