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Low system sound level, high music level?

Q: Low system sound level, high music level?

Is there a chance do define two different audio levels?
I guess I am not the only one listening to music with my computer - so I'd like to avoid awkward and looooud system sounds while turning up my stereo...

is there a chance to do so? I know that apple has it, not sure bout win7...


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A: Low system sound level, high music level?

I think I understand your question. I use powered partner speakers and in my audio controls for my sound card it has output levels and then and then my music manager has it's own. First I set my sound card at around 1/3 volume +- and then go to the mm and set a volume to around 1/2-3/4 full volume. Then at my speakers I adjust the volume to a clear but loud volume. Then going back to the mm I'll use it's volume only which is controlled off my keyboard and it seems to work well. You still will run into situations where things are too load or too soft and other than in your music files there really isn't much you can do about that, just be ready to ride your volume a little.

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I cannot use IE on my desktop, but several other applications (e.g. outlook) can access the internet. When I ping my router from the desktop, it works fine, but when I ping the desktop itself from the desktop it times out.

Pinging the desktop from other computers on the home network work fine.

Is my stack screwed up, or do I have a problem with the network adapter?


A:Low-level Connects work, not high-level

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I have read on here that in the case of reformatting to get rid of viruses that one should do a low level format and I do not understand what that is. I have read the article from Microsoft that some have linked to that is suppose to explain the difference, but it does not explain it to me.

Is formatting using the XP disk considered low level?

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?

I am assuming they have to be put on a cd as I cannot see how they could run off the hard drive, is that correct?

A:Low Level vs High Level Format

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?As an ISO. The instructions for Killdisk are very easy to followUsing Killdisk will remove partitions and overwrite the entire drive with zerosThat is a low level reformat

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This a problem that has persisted in my computer through three motherboards, two processors, a graphics card, two Operating systems, and a RAM overhaul.
The only items that have stayed consistent are the graphics and sound card, at this point.

The Problem:

Typically while playing a game, after 1-3 hours, the screen will go black, and the speakers will emit loud popping/crackling. This happens without warning. Sometimes (Rarely) the computer will immediately reboot. Usually, it just locks up. I used to think this was a graphics card issue, but...

Today, it happened while I was just doing some desktop publishing work, while listening to iTunes. I'd had iTunes up for about 5 hours, playing music in the background. Without warning, the system crashed to black screen+popping.

Because this happened when I was at my desktop, and not in a game, I think it is not related to graphics, and the X-fi is probably the culprit. I checked the Windows event manager, and Vista has no clue it's happening, so the crash is happening at a pretty low level. Any ideas?

Steps I've taken so far:

Replaced Power Supply,
Disabled onboard motherboard sound,
Updated BIOS/Flashed CMOS,
Updated Chipset drivers
Uninstalled/Reinstalled newest Sound card Drivers
Uninstalled/Reinstalled newest graphics card Drivers.
Purchased additional case fans.

The previous system, which encountered the same problem, was an Evga board running XP, with different RAM.
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A:Hardware causing Low-level system Crash? Black Screen+Repeating Sound.

The only thing that caught my attention in your post was - 'Sometimes (Rarely) the computer will immediately reboot' - I had a dead power supply once and like you i would be playing games and my computer would reboot, it would also reboot SOMETIMES when i wasnt playing games, just listening to some music and chatting to friends. I replaced the power supply and yeah it solved the problem, i never faced any black screens though. You havent mentioned anything in your post about changing the power supply. Could it be the power supply, anything to maybe suggest that ? The power just cuts even momentarily causing the computer to reboot or somewhat shut off - causing the black screen and the speakers outputting crackling ?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 938406 MB, Free - 848180 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG43M
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
I play FarmVille and was at Level 39. I started it today and am now at Level 1 and can't get my game back.

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Does anyone know how to disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS
there doesnt seem to be any options in the bios menus (PHOINEX)
I have a problem of windows xp not booTing after installing windows sp2

Many thanks

A:Disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS

If there is no option for it in the BIOS you probably cant do it. Its not advisable anyways - and i also doubt your problems with SP2 come with the CPUs cache.

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Does anyone know a music player which realy keeps the audio level fixed although their are variations from differnet songs?


A:music and audio level

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If I am not mistaking, most formats are low-level formats correct?
How would I go about doing a high level format?

A:How do you do a High Level Format

You are mistaken. A real low level format is only done at the factory. Unfortunately, the term LLF is thrown around a lot, but the closest you can do is to fill the entire drive with zero value bytes and do error checking of the drive, which isn't really recommended. There are utilities available to do that, if you feel the need - and there isn't a need, unless you plan on giving the drive to someone and you are worried they may try to recover whatever data you stored on it.

A high level format is the format you do whenever you format a drive on your PC.

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Is there any software out there that will go from assembly language to a higher-level language like C, Java, or Basic.

A:Assembly to High-Level

Yes -- although the quality/completeness varies quite a bit. Try a google search using the keywords C and decompiler or Java and decompiler, etc. -- note that if you have a binary file, you can generate the assembler code by using a disassembler, as well.

Hope this helps.

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Hi, I've noticed whenever my "Choke" as it shows in net_graph 3 is high, I get high lag... does anyone know how to reduce my choke to 0? I've got my cl_updaterate at 30 already!

A:High Choke level in CS

lower cl_updaterate cl_cmdrate and rate...or get a better connection...or tweak windows

i dunno really, too many variables for connection speeds

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HiJust installed security patch level 1 June 2017. Unfortunatley the microsoft office pacakge was not fully installed .Tablet is missing WORD app but the rest off office pacakge was installed is there anyway to run the same update again?or revert the firmware. kind regards

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I am having problems with being able to open and write to files that I have been able to access previously. Upgraded to Win 10 and had no problem accessing almost all my files but there are several that I can't get to and when I went into the advanced security properties I saw that the read/open was locked due to 'File Permissions'. How can I get that changed? I am the file owner and have full control over all the other permissions. Another problem is with a program that I can no longer update or write to after it was last updated and after some Windows updates. Same problem - permissions errors from Windows.

A:How to change high level file permissions

Open Windows Explorer.

Right-click the file or folder for which you want to set permissions, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
Under Group or Users - click on your account name
Select "Edit" and make sure "Allow" is checked under full control
Do this for any file, folder, or program that is giving permission errors.

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I recently bought a Dell AC511 USB Soundbar. It was easy to set up work, works nicely. Looks good.
But... I think the output level is much to high. I always have it between 8 and 12. 14 and higher is to loud.
Most audio drivers have a level setting that can be used to tune the output level. For the AC511 driver, the level setting is equal to the main audio level of the PC, so changing the volume of the PC changes the level in the driver... 
I also notice that the volume is not scaling. It would be nicer if the lower level more fine grained, make the higer levels use bigger steps. (logarithmic?)
I'm using Windows 10 Home.

A:AC511 Soundbar output level to high

You are asking for an analog adjustment to Digital sound.  Not going to ever happen.

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Hello experts, I want to know why HP does not allow users to change the critical battery level in the power options to anything lower than 7%. I've checked many other manufacturers' laptops (ranging from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus) and no other manufacturer locks this setting at such a high percentage.  The highest I found was 5% and most allowed you to change it lower (even down to zero in one instance). I even checked some of HP's other laptops and found that 7% seemed to be the norm, with one locked at a ridiculous 9%! It makes no sense why HP appears to rob us of precious battery life by forcing the computer to hibernate at 7%.  I am fully aware of the detriments to running a battery down to zero (and I don't want to run it down to zero), but why does HP feel the need to have such a large reserve of battery life when all other maufacturers seem fine with lower amounts?  Are HP's batteries somehow inferior? HP touts the Spectre x360 with up to an impressive 12 hour battery life.  I just want to be able to get the most out of my battery without HP forcing me to hibernate way before the battery level gets anywhere near danger levels. Will HP issue a BIOS update to the Spectre x360 (and indeed the rest of its range of laptops) to allow us to change the critical battery level to something more reasonable (say 3% minimum)?

A:Why is Critical battery level locked too high and cannot cha...

Hi ddizzle ,  I understand the concern about the unit going to hibernate only at 7% , Its simply to save battery life , However i realise how frustrating that could be . however This option is infact customizable.   Go to Power options > Slect the power plan > Changed advanced power settings > Under that go to the battery section - it gives you options of what action to do when battery goes critcail - What is the percentage when the battery should be considered as critical  & the critical action aswell  Its totally customizable as per your needs    Hope this helps .  

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.**Click on ?Kudos? Star if you think this reply helped** Or Mark it as "Solved" if issue got fixed.

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I use a USB audio interface device to connect a turntable to a PC for recording purposes. This sytem has worked fine on my old XP computer but on my Windows 7 computer that recording level is crazily too high. I have tried two such interface devices with the same result. and have tried two recording software tools (Sony Sound forge and Pinnacle/Steinberg).
In order to get anything near acceptable I have to adust the Windows input level control (Control panel/sound/recording/....) to below 5/100 which does'nt seem satsifactory and it is still dangerously close to clipping.

One clue is that Windows sees the USB device OK but catagorises it as a "microphone" which might explain why it sets the gain so high.

Any ideas welcome. What obvious adjustment an I missing ???

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400S CPU @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3493 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1554 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 77473 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1884746 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DH67CF
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

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I wonder if some user have never measured the residual electromagnetic field on the keyboard of the Toshiba laptop satellite R830.

If the laptop is connected to the battery charger the residual electromagnetic field is around 10-12 Volt/meter! This value is very high and can be dangerous for hands and skin in general.

I have done this test, because all the time I answer to the phone and the laptop was near the phone and conneted to the battery charger, I can hear a noise in the phone communication.
I decided to measure the electric field with a proper field meter and the result was around 10 V/m.

I am very worried about this. Can you please tell me if have you have any news about this problem?
I also invite someone of the Toshiba EMI staff in the discussion.

Thanks a lot,


A:High level electromagnetic emission of Satellite R830

As far as I know all units are marked with the CE label.
Manufacturers of product marking with the CE label, declares that the product conforms with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directive.

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So I have the Redirect Virus and I just ran a scan with Avast! and 3 results came up, all with a High Severity level. Two of the 3 results that have come up are both mfc70e.dll, located in c:\windows\system32\mfc70e.dll. Under status it says   Threat:Win32:Suprchu [Adw]. I just did a google search of mfc70e.dll and found literally nothing on it. All I found was people having problems with a file named mfc70.dll missing. Seeing as how it seems no one has ever heard of this thing, should I just delete it? Is this what could be causing me to have the redirect virus? Thanks in advance 

A:Infected with mfc70e.dll, high threat level, have never heard of this

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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In my registry on my US English Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine, there is a high-level key with Chinese (or Korean?) characters. 
This is it - what is it?


I have exported the top key and its two subkeys and combined the text to show you. 
Here it is:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\??????3\cache2

Class Name:       
<NO CLASS> Last Write Time:   11/10/2017 - 9:56 PM


Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\??????3\ext

Class Name:       
<NO CLASS> Last Write Time:   11/10/2017 - 9:56 PM

What is this, and how did it get on my machine?

? In the office, Dell Optiplex 7040 with 8GB RAM, Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Office 2010
? At home, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 16GB RAM dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit (now with Office 365 Home) and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
? Also still have Dell Optiplex 755 with 4GB RAM with Win XP Pro SP3 (which still gets updates with the POS hack) and Office 2003

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Its only 3 months notebeook and battery wear level - 93% , what is wrong ?

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Hey, I was looking into making/buying a new pc that can run all the new stuff pretty well, and something that will last me the next 3 years for gaming, then through college for around $1600. Is it cheaper to build my own computer, or buy one from a manufacturer? I've been doing a lot of shopping but thereís so many acronyms and different stuff and it drives me crazy! I don't have any experience building computers, but I've heard it isnít that hard, I've been attempting to educate myself about it.

If, which i probably will, I build my own computer, what's the best place to shop for parts? I've been looking at Newegg.com; I'm wondering if there's somewhere better.

Please post your advice, rig setups etc, and thanks for your help, i appreciate it!

A:What's the cheepest high level gaming pc with about a $1600 budget?

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This may have been posted somewhere here over the weekend, but I couldn't find it. If so, my apologies for repeating it. I receive email notifications from Message Labs on occasion and like to share them here.

Beware of a new email-borne mass-mailing virus

On 1st August 2003, MessageLabs the email security company
intercepted copies of a new mass-mailing virus called
W32/Mimail.A-mm, and stopped the first copy originating from the
United States.

Name: W32/Mimail.A-mm
Number of copies intercepted so far: 37,342
Time & Date first Captured: 1st August 2003 12:28GMT
Origin of first intercepted copy: United States
Number of countries seen active: 85 (US 80%; UK 7%)

Initial Synopsis
This file uses a combination of Windows exploits including
MS02-015 and MS03-014, to automatically create an executable
file on the recipientís computer and then attempts to run it.
W32/Mimail.A-mm is a mass-mailing virus that includes its own
SMTP engine. It can collect email addresses from a compromised
system by searching through various files on the hard disk.

The virus arrives in an attachment with a .zip extension, and
may therefore potentially infect anyone who is only blocking
.exe (and similar) attachments. Furthermore, the Zip file
consists of an HTML file, which also will not be blocked even by
those who block Zip files containing executables.

MessageLabs detected all strains of this virus proactively,
using its unique and patented Skepticô predictive heuristics
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A:MessageLabs Security Alert: W32/Mimail.A-mm (HIGH LEVEL)

Thanks for the info SnP.

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I recently secured my home wireless network using WPA2 PERSONAL. My laptop (recent purchase, Windows7) connects just fine. Now I find my wife's work laptop (two to three years old, Windows XP I think) will not connect. She requested that her network admin update the driver for her wireless card (Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN card - Broadcom). Still cannot connect at WPA2 level. I checked properties of her card and there is not an option for WPA2. There was an option for WPA so I selected that, went back to my router, and lowered my network security to WPA. Now she is able to connected.

I'm far from well schooled on wireless security. Is there anything else I should be doing or are we stuck with WPA?

A:Solved: Wireless Security Level too high for laptop


If the card doesn't support WPA2 encryption, you're stuck with using WPA. WPA, while obviously not the strongest choice, is still pretty strong. The good news is....you're not using WEP.


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Computer has been acting out of character as of late, someone had been using my computer and fear they visited a not so friendly site.
DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Erik Vaux at 22:01:35 on 2011-12-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1835 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Chrome and Firefox load slow, CPU is at high level

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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Regardless of battery level, it will flash all 5 LED's when I press the indicator button.
 I have tried reinstalling the BIOS but it did not fix the problem. Any ideas? Could it be a motherboard issue?

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Hi, Trying to reach someone in Customer Services who truly cares!!! I have one issue that requires a technician to come out and replace the display board. ITs been 2 months and 5 case numbers and almost daily phone calls to customer support and they keep saying its been escalated.Case #s 407BH6L, 4079K7W, 4076BBW, 4072MPJ, 406Z39W. Pleading for help. Level of service provided is setting a new low. thank you.Monika

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I am receiving about two of these drives daily. (Momentus 5400.2)

Without exception, they are manufactured in China, and have firmware 7.01. Also, they are all out of Mac computers.

Is anyone else coming across these? Has anyone successfully managed to repair one?

A:High level of Seagate 2.5" SATA drives failing

This is the same problem I?ve faced and I?ve sent the drives to a lab called <removed>.
They solved my problem. Now its working fine. I even got my lost data. If you are failed get your drive repaired any where then why don?t you go recovery labs. I don?t know much about other companies or labs but since I?ve been to <removed>, I would say it is reasonably economical and justifiable considering the unsurpassed level of expertise, customized solution, and quality of support and guaranty provided.

Removed the lab name because this loser is pimping that data recovery service, with the help of logan, both from the same IP. See my final post in the thread for slightly more details. Probably wouldn't have even payed attention if it weren't for that last line that was so lame I almost puked.

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how can i use 1 sound mixer or level for all the applications in win 7. One master control volume sort of thing for every application ?

A:How can i use 1 sound level?

Are you using the "System Mixer" as the recording sound source? (could be called Stereo Mix or SoundBlaster calls it "what you hear").

Some applications have their own volume control so the sound level can vary between applications. Depending on the sound or sound source the volume level can also vary. for example two MP3's or wav files can have different volume levels so unless you "normalize" all your sound files to a certain level they can all be different. Movies seem to all have different volume levels. Sound in games usually have their own volume controls.

I doubt that you will get everything to play at one level.

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Within the last couple of weeks (maybe longer) the volume of our Z50-70 has decreased dramatically.  Even with the sound at 100% it is hard to hear with even moderate background noise.  It's not me -- something has happened to the computer.  I checked and found that I have the most up-to-date driver for the Conexant hardware.  Any suggestions for restoring the audio performance?

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hi folks
The problem i am facing is really weird the sound from the speaker level is at 0 but i can still hear the sound and i dont know how its is coming when i press mute then its gone but still at 0 level of sound i can hear it how can i fix this issue

A:still here the sound at 0 level from spkrs

I get a very slight sound from my speakers when the volume control on the speakers is set to zero, with the PC's sound set to max. If I set the PC's sound to something less than max then I don't hear anything if the speaker's volume control is set to zero.

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The sound is fine when I use headphones, but sound through the speakers is very quiet. I've tried many of the solutions suggested for other people having the same problems, for example:  Right click on the volume icon which is at the right corner.Click on play back devices.Highlight speakers then click on properties.Then click on advanced tab.Below click on restore to default.  but without success. Any tips? Thanks.

AlHP Envy Touchsmart 17Windows 10 Ver 1607

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Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I was playing around with my computer in the audio tab when i came across Sound properties, then i found something called "Level" I was wondering what is this tab for and what are the setting for:

Thank you,


A:What is level in Sound Properties?

Can you post a snip of this please?

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Everytime I depressed the volume up/down key on my keyboard, it raises the volume in windows by 6%. Is there anyway to modify this? For example I would like the volume to rise or lower by only 3% everytime I depress the volume control button on my keyboard. I have messed around with the settings and can't figure out how to make this work. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks is advance.

A:Adjust Sound Level?

I have tried what you said and my volume only increase/decrease by 2 when I press the volume on the keyboard. However, I don't use the keyboard to adjust the volume level. Instead, I use Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse and I can adjust the volume level.

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I am not sure this is the correct forum however; I am using MS Publisher to create web pages with sound. Some of the MIDIs I use have very high or very low sound levels. Is there a way I can adjust the sound level of the MIDIs I have added to a web page?
Thanks much!

A:MIDI Sound level

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I just formatted my dell and installed win7 pro and now when using fn+f11/12 (down/up sound level) it jumps every 4% (0->4->...->100), when on win8.1 it change every percent (0->1->2->3->...->100).

Is there any app or regedit hack to make sound level steps on 7 like its on 8.1?

Thanks in advance

A:1% sound level step

Check the Dell downloads for your specific service tag number, to see if there is a utility for that. Also, only use the Dell provided sound driver.

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Yeah, when I go to the sound settings and then to the microphone I see the Microphone level (that can be set from 0 to 100) and then the dB setting (0-30)

I'm using my laptops own mic and so I don't need to shout on it I put those both to the max, 100 and 30. But when I go back later during a call etc. I notice that the Microphone level has dropped back to like 20...

What does this? It's really annoying to contantly put the level back to 100 :/

A:Microphone sound level?

That's because whatever program is that you're using (Skype, Windows Live Messenger, etc.) is adjusting your microphone levels automatically.

What you need to do is to look in the program you use for this purpose and check the audio/video configuration, disable the option that says "Automatically adjust my microphone levels" and that's it

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a program that is able to play audio at a constant sound level, or maybe a plug-in to other audio playback programs such as winamp that can do that.
I did search on internet but failed to get any results.

Let me explain a bit more so you'd know what it is that I'm looking for exactly.
Recently, as a means of relaxation, I am trying to sleep while my computer is playing music. However the problem I have is that one song is too loud that makes me walk up to the PC in order to turn the volume down, and then another one is too soft that again makes me get out of bed to turn the volume up.
So I was wondering if there is any program out there that is able to play sound while maintaining the sound level at a certain degree, for example 10 dB or whatever units it might use, so that this way it would turn the volume down to the previously specified sound level.for song that is too loud, and conversely turn it up when the music is too soft.

Thank you in advance.

A:Any sound level regulator out there???

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I just upgraded to Vista U x64 and am having sound problems. I have a prelude x-fi sound card but the sound coming out of it is extremely low. I have maxed out every thing I can max (control panel sound, creative panel) and the sound level is whisper quiet. I have also upgraded all my drivers except the prelude's, I would but their website isn't offering those drivers at the moment. But the drivers supplied with the card are vista certified so I should get something. But my mobo, etc is all updated. I have been searching for a solution for two days to no avail. Anyone have some suggestions, or even know what the problem could be? Vista, mobo, sound card?

My rig
Intel E8400 3.0
EVGA 780i mobo
EVGA 9800 GX2
Auzen Prelude X-fi
4gig Corsair Dom Ram 6400
Seagate Baracuda 750g 7200
Antec 1000w
Antec 900

A:Low level sound out of Vista

What kind of speakers are you using? Are they working fine if they are amplified/powered?

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I have recently purchased an S11 and as a previous owner of the Tecra line I was quite disappointed in the Audio level. I realize that the S11 is a Business machine and not a multimedia machine, but I have to sit very close and make sure there is no noise in the room to hear the on board speakers.

Is there a way to overcome this? Even 50% more audio would be a tremendous improvement.

A:Tecra S11 - Low sound level

Hi Pman,

I?m not a Tecra S11 owner but I can?t imagine that the sound level is so low as you described.

What program you use for listening music?
What kind of files you have more music?
What operating system you have?

I can recommend the multimedia player ?VLC media player?. That?s a freeware tool which is really great and play the most audio and vide files.

Furthermore make also sure that you have highest sound level and try updating the sound driver.

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I have a soundblaster card and all of a sudden I have no sound.

updating or reinstalling does nothing...
and i have NO option to increase the volume level or adjust it in anyway
Basically when i go to control panel -> sound and audio devices

it grey shades the volume controls[device volume] and speaker settings so i can't even do anything with it

A:No sound <-- drivers installed, but no option to increase sound level

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Hello everyone. I have a user at work whose sounds stays only at one volume level when he listens to music CDs. I tried almost everything to solve this problem. I went into the add/remove programs applet to remove the multimedia component and reinstalled it. Also there is not even a icon for the sound in the lower tray or in the control panel. He's running Win NT workstation. Nothing seems to work...Please help its driving me crazy.

Note: I can go into Find files and find the executable file for the volume control which i believe is volsnd32.exe and I get an error message that states:
"There are no mix devices installed on your system. Please install the correct drivers for the mix devices."

[This message has been edited by Raskills (edited 03-19-2000).]

[This message has been edited by Raskills (edited 03-19-2000).]

A:Sound stays at one volume level

All of what you said means that the correct sound card drivers are not installed for NT.

What brand and model sound card is it?

I am moving this to the NT forum too, since this is not a 9x question.

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In the SOUND dialog box for BOTH Playback and Recording (Control Panel/ Sound), the Sound Level meters sometimes appear and sometimes do not appear. In one case, I even had one device (USB audio adapter) not show level meters while the rest did.

Currently I have one login (user) on the same laptop that shows the level meters, on one login (another username) NOT show the level meters!

I have looked everywhere for info on this issue and have found no answers or ways of controlling the appearance and disapperance of the sound level meters.

Please advise with any assistance. Anything that can help me will be greatly appreciated.

HP Pavillion DV9500 Notebook PC
1.9GHz AMD Turion
Conexant HD-Auido SmartAMC HD2 (built-in audio card)
Vista Home Premium SP1

Thank you!

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Has anyone run across a utility which will automatically adjust the gain on the Windows 7 audio output. The mixing functions built into Windows are not intended to be sophisticated and most users are just used to manually turning up or down the system volume when they switch among applications. A utility to standardize the output gain of course it's not complicated say in the desktop audio editing world.

Just curious?


A:Utility to level sound output Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady

Has anyone run across a utility which will automatically adjust the gain on the Windows 7 audio output. The mixing functions built into Windows are not intended to be sophisticated and most users are just used to manually turning up or down the system volume when they switch among applications. A utility to standardize the output gain of course it's not complicated say in the desktop audio editing world.

Just curious?


Depending on your built-in audio system, Win-7 employs a "Loudness Equalization" audio enhancement.

Right Click MS speaker icon in task bar, select playback devices, select your default playback device (speakers) then click on the properties button, look under the "enhancements" tab. You may have to scroll down.


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Here is my problem:
IE 11 keeps resetting the sound level back to 100%.

I?m using several different browsers,(chrome, firefox, IE 11) and I have the sound levels adjusted for each of them. IE is the only one that keeps resetting the sound level back to 100%. I have a Creative/Sound Blaster Audigy sound card (to which I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest drivers ? no change) which is working fine for everything else ? except IE 11.
I have tried pretty much everything I can think of with no success ? opened to new input?
using Win7 x64

A:IE 11 keeps resetting the sound level back to 100%.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm not even sure Internet explorer in general cares if you have speakers/ sound or not,
It "ie" certainly doesn't control sound or reset,
There must be a keyboard combination which is being used unknowingly by you,
To rule out third party items,
Use Clean boot,
See what this does,
Use No Add-ons mode/ Click the Start button and type in the search box,
Internet explorer

Click on the suggestion (No Add-ons) or it’s located at,
Start/ All programs/ Accessories folder/ System tools folder/ No add-ons.
If using ie10 the first link will apply to ie9 as well,

Activate EPM if on a 64 bit version of windows,
Add the Run box to the Start menu list,
Open the Run command and Paste this into it and Okay,
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff

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Driver version Realtek HD 2.23 drivers. When ever I go in the options settings of garrys mod it resets my speaker volume and garrys mod volume to 10% any idea why it would be doing this?

A:Sound volume level's changing?

It is not the driver it is windows communications, in the sound properties switch to the communications tab and set it to "do nothing"

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My Lenovo All-in-One B520 computer was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. After that sound level critically dropped. All Windows and Player
sliders are up. Realtek HD driver " 3/15/2011" uninstalled and reinstalled. After that newest Realteck HD driver " 10/22/2013" was installed. "Communications" in Sound set to "Nothing".
As last step computer was upgraded to Windows 8.1. All this changed
nothing, sound too low.

A:[SOLVED] Low level sound after upgrade

Have you checked to see if your machine is compatible with Windows 8? Where did you obtain the updated drivers? From the Lenovo website there is no compatible drivers for your machine under Windows 8. Not for Audio anyways only for the Card Reader. You may have to revert back to Windows 7 to resolve your audio problem.

Lenovo Support - Drivers & Software (US)

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Hello , recently my sound began to act weird. I think this is the problem of my Audio Drivers... When I do not install any driver , I have to push up my sound to the highest on both the PC and Stereo tower to get some decent sound. Normally I only need 10% to get the sound I have now at 100%. When i install the newest Realtek Audio Driver, I get almost no sound from the left box , and i get only 50% of what my right box is capable of. And no this is not the fault of my stereo , because when I use earplugs , I get the same result...Please , can someone help me?~

A:Sound level not balanced with speaker box

ok , i might just fix my own problem , but i cannot find the config file for the Realtek HD Audio Manager Can someone point me out where it is?

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