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Q: No volume adjust for headphone

Hello
About: Dell XPS 8700 (with Realtek High Definition Audio and "Dell Audio" Software)
I have the same problem as mentioned in this thread from the Laptop section : http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/p/19497223/20324248.aspx#20324248
When i plug in my headphones, "Dell Audio" detects them correctly but the volume is not adjusted! In the windows volume control panel there is no headphone option listed.
Already re-installed the newest driver with no change...

Regards

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Preferred Solution: No volume adjust for headphone

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: No volume adjust for headphone

Hi Photosky,
After going through the above mentioned thread’s link and also after you mentioned that you have reinstalled the drivers, lets perform another step here and I hope this helps.

Plug your headphone jack in the audio in port.
Right Click on the volume speaker icon on the bottom right hand side on the desktop..
Select Playback devices
Then right click on your headphone icon
Select properties
Go to the levels tab and set the volume as per your wish.
Click Apply / Ok

Now unplug the headphone and plug it back in and check if this helps. Awaiting for your response.

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So I installed some new Windows updates today (whatever was available via Windows Update). I restarted my computer to enable the updates. When it came back on, my task bar was white for some reason. I solved that problem using the first solution I found here: [SOLVED] Taskbar is white

Well I didn't change my volume before doing that, so I don't know if it worked before I followed that solution. I do know that after following that solution, my volume meter no longer shows up when I change the volume via the keys for it on my keyboard. This is pretty annoying because it was convenient to always see my audio level when I adjusted the volume.

I am on a HP Pavilion dv7-6c95dx with beats audio, running Windows 7 64-bit. When I changed my volume, the beats audio logo with a volume meter under it would pop up, but it no longer shows up. I haven't noticed any change in the quality of my sound, and I can still actually adjust the volume level. The problem is the volume meter no longer displays to show me the volume level.

If anyone has any clue as to why this happened, that would be great!

A:Volume meter no longer displays when I adjust volume level

Try rolling back any keyboard driver updates, or go to the keyboard manufacturers website and download most up to date driver(s) from there.

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I've seen plenty of these threads but none of them are eMachines computers. I have an eMachines E525-2200 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1.

The volume hotkey is Fn + arrrow up / arrow down. I press these and I see in the corner that the volume changes, but not the HUD like I'm talking about. I've already updated the driver to the latest version. All suggestions are helpful!

A:Volume HUD Not Appearing When I Adjust Volume

Hi there ... In order to get your Function Keys working you need Launch Manager software installed .. I think the Version you need is 3.0 .00 The problem of course is getting it working with Windows 7 as it was only meant for xp

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Hey guys,

I posted this earlier in the Multimedia thread but was told to post it here.

I have been having trouble with my sound this past week. Is stays at 100%. I try to slide my volume, but it quickly goes back to 100%. I don't know what the problem is. I have ran dxdiag and it says there are no problems found. My speakers are Conexant High Definition SmartAudio. I have tried pretty much everything: googling it, but no answers there.

I do believe my roommate has something to do with it. He went to high school for technology, and after a dispute over my music being too loud he said he would start to control my volume. Some time during the week, I had found my computer had mysteriously restarted. So this has led me to believe that he has installed a program, which allows him to control my volume. I want to make sure he's doing this, so he can face the consequences. I just need your help. Is there something installed in my computer? What can I do to get rid of it?

There's also another strange thing that occurred. After posting this in the Multimedia thread, my volume somehow became adjustable again. Weird. I now have a feeling he can see what I do on my computer, and realized I posted this? I am so confused. I just would like answers.

Thanks so much beforehand. My operating system is Windows Vista and I have an HP Notebook PC, if that helps.
 

A:Cannot Adjust Volume

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I don't know how it happened, but recently, the sound has gotten all screwed up. It seems to be set to an unbearably low volume at maximum. I can hear the asterisk system sound, but the others must be too quiet to hear. I can hear my MP3s and some other sound files, but they are so soft I can't hear them well at all. even when WinAmp is set to 100% volume. Turning the knob on my speakers has no effect at all.

I can hear sounds online (such as the Crazy Frog movie: http://dd0s.org/~wooolf/crazyfrog/ ), but the volume is rather quiet.

Using the Volume Control, I find that nothing is muted, and everything is at maximum. I can lower the volume to make it even quieter, but I can't make it louder (since it's at maximum).

I am currently using NVIDIA nForce drivers (the most recent ones)...in fact, I just installed these new ones, hoping it would fix my problem, to no avail.

I use WinXP Home, SP1.

What can I do?
 

A:Cannot adjust volume -- please help!

Something to check....

Go to Contol Panel >Administrative Tools >Services and be sure that the Windows Audio is set to automatic.
 

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(Windows XP Home) When I attempt to adjust the volume using the slider on the Volume tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices section of the control panel, the volume gets louder as I drag the slider over, and then (without even releasing the mouse button), the volume automatically decreases as the slider moves to it's lowest position. It's as if the volume is pegged "low" elsewhere in the system, and the slider must reflect that value despite my trying to adjust it. TIA for any assistance.
 

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I don't know how it happened, but recently, the sound has gotten all screwed up. It seems to be set to an unbearably low volume at maximum. I can hear the asterisk system sound, but the others must be too quiet to hear. I can hear my MP3s and some other sound files, but they are so soft I can't hear them well at all. even when WinAmp is set to 100% volume. Turning the knob on my speakers has no effect at all.

I can hear sounds online (such as the Crazy Frog movie: http://dd0s.org/~wooolf/crazyfrog/ ), but the volume is rather quiet.

Using the Volume Control, I find that nothing is muted, and everything is at maximum. I can lower the volume to make it even quieter, but I can't make it louder (since it's at maximum).

I am currently using NVIDIA nForce drivers (the most recent ones)...in fact, I just installed these new ones, hoping it would fix my problem, to no avail.

What can I do?

A:Cannot adjust volume -- please help!

Have you given it a try by plunning headphones into the jack? Try to bypass all external amplification, it may be your speakers.

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Hi There,

I've noticed that I'm unable to open my Volume Control (the icon that is usually in the task bar).

So I decided to go to Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Entertainment and it's not there either... in fact there's NOTHING there.

How can I get this back?

Thanks,
Amnesia

A:Can't adjust volume etc

you may need to reinstall your sound card drivers
go to control panel, then Sounds and Audio devices
click on the Audio tab
and under Sound Playback, see if there's anything listed there
if not, chances are you need to reinstall those drivers

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hi!
my headphones r connected at the back of the CPU but i am getting the sound from the speakers too and if i mute them then the sound through the headphones vanishes too.there r no controls on the speakers itself what do i do?
pl help
 

A:adjust volume through headphones

Sounds like you got the wrong headset for the PC or the audio card is messed up. When you plug in the headset, it should open the connection to the speakers and mute them. Has it ever worked correctly??
 

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I just reformatted to XP, and I go and plug in my mic (which has no drivers to install), it works fine, but I can barely hear myself in it. So, I go to Sounds, try to turn it up, but windows says to find hardware since the microphone is corrupted. I go to the site, no drivers. Do Windows Driver search, nothing.

Any help?
 

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This may be an HP problem. I'm not sure. When I open the speaker settings, the display shows the volume set at 100%, yet, I can barely hear the soundtrack of a DVD I am watching just inches away. I have tried using the sliding volume at the top of the keyboard as well as the volume control in the media player, which will only increase volume to 50% in Windows Media Player. Still too low for me. I can lower (from 50%) or mute the volume- just not increase it. Has anyone else had this problem? I would love to know how to fix this. Thanks!

A:Can't Adjust Volume on HP dv6985se- Too Low

Did you right-click on the audio settings. The master volume may be maxed but all the other volumes lowered (this has happened to me before). If that's not the case, use the device manager to uninstall the speakers and then reboot (the speaker should reinstall)

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I just got a new ac11 sound bar.
It is impossible to adjust sound volume using its volume knob.
But I am able to adjust sound volume with the windows volume control widget.
My OS is windows 7 .

I tried my ac511 on another laptop, the volume knob works well.So I guess the hardware is all right.
Could anyone help me with this?
Thanks very much!

A:AC511 SOUND BAR,could not adjust sound volume with volume knob

Based on your tests, the AC511 hardware is ok.* Turn the comptuer and monitor off* Mount the AC511 to the monitor slots after removing the plastic strips* Plug the AC511 USB cable + USB extension cable directly into the Windows 7 computer USB port* Turn the monitor on, then the computer* Re-test

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I would like to increase an normalize songs volume on my Sony mp3 player. Apparently "Mp3gain" is the best, but it's not compatible with Windows 10. Any suggestions for a free alternative ?
 

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Well the title pretty much says it all. Every time I have a program open and I use the keyboard to adjust the volume the program that I am using minimizes. I searched these forums for an answer but couldn't really find anything. Does anyone else have this problem? I am not sure what to do and want to fix it.

This is on a computer less than a week old.

A:Programs minimize when I adjust Volume

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jbwt3


Well the title pretty much says it all. Every time I have a program open and I use the keyboard to adjust the volume the program that I am using minimizes. I searched these forums for an answer but couldn't really find anything. Does anyone else have this problem? I am not sure what to do and want to fix it.

This is on a computer less than a week old.


Hi and welcome

do you have any application that 'maps' specific keys? Was this an upgrade? what keys are you using for the volume?

Thanks
\

Ken J

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I'm running Windows XP Professional with Realtek HD Audio. In my Master Volume mixer when I go to "Options" and then "Properties" Realtek HD Audio Output is selected as the Mixer device and "Playback" is ticked. "Recording" is shaded. When I bring the volume adjusters up there's all the sliders and under each slider is a box marked "Mute". If I change the Mixer device to Realtek HD Audio input "Recording" is ticked and "Playback" is shaded. When I bring up the volume adjusters for recording there's the sliders, each with a box marked "Mute" underneath, except all of the sliders, except "Recording" are shaded out. "CD Volume" "Mic Volume" "Line Volume" and "Stereo Mix" are all shaded.

In Realtek's Mixer those devices don't even HAVE sliders.

Any ideas why I can't adjust my levels?
 

A:Not Able to Adjust Volume Levels in Mixer.

I'm not following you entirely, but have you tried (R) clicking on the "mute box" selection when it appears? Does the speaker icon in the task bar have a red "X" on it? Have you gone to "system" in the control panel...than selected 'hardware' to get a look at 'device manager' and what see what it's saying? On your sound mixer click on everything that has a red "x" on it. I'm not meaning to oversimplify, but I think you will discover an easy way out of this problem once you know how to handle the Window mixer console.
 

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I'm running Windows XP Professional with Realtek HD Audio. In my Master Volume mixer when I go to "Options" and then "Properties" Realtek HD Audio Output is selected as the Mixer device and "Playback" is ticked. "Recording" is shaded. When I bring the volume adjusters up there's all the sliders and under each slider is a box marked "Mute". If I change the Mixer device to Realtek HD Audio input "Recording" is ticked and "Playback" is shaded. When I bring up the volume adjusters for recording there's the sliders, each with a box marked "Mute" underneath, except all of the sliders, except "Recording" are shaded out. "CD Volume" "Mic Volume" "Line Volume" and "Stereo Mix" are all shaded.

In Realtek's Mixer those devices don't even HAVE sliders.

Any ideas why I can't adjust my levels?
 

A:Not Able to Adjust Volume Levels in Mixer.

Anyone?
 

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That little icon in the lower R/H corner of my moniter took a hike. I've checked the audio in Control Panel but could find nothing. Any ideas? VISTA in an HP Pavillion Elite M9515Y
 

A:Solved: Volume adjust icon went away.

Anybody?
 

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Greetings, I just received my new inspiron 7459. I have a PS4 connected to the HDMI IN port. How do I mute or decrease the volume when using this port? The hardware buttons on the side of the monitor only seem to adjust the screen brightness.
The keyboard commands for adjusting volume work fine when using the computer itself, but do nothing when the PS4 is being used.
Thanks!

A:How to adjust volume (Inspiron 7459)

Hi Skridger,Thanks for posting.Since you just got this, does it have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or just Windows 10?  PS4 connected to HDMI in. See the bottom of this page which shows an Xbox connected to HDMI in. It says, ""Press Button 1 to launch Dell customized volume UI". http://dell.to/2iJtGU9

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This has been annoying me for quite some time now.. Whenever I plug in headphone to my Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD, the Realtek Audio Manager does pop-up an annoying message that I connected headphones, but it does not adjust the volume accordingly. It's slowly driving me insane that I cannot find a solution to it. To my knowledge it has been default since a few years that laptops recognise and memorise different volumes for the headphone-jack or the internal speakers. I have found several topics on this, dating back to 2013 already even (like here), where this was possible with a single click in the Realtek Audio Manager. But then, years later, in this topic of 2018 it seems it is not possible anymore? I cannot find any of the suggested settings in the Realtek Audio Manager, nor in the Sound or Device settings. Under "Device advanced settings" I do have an option to separate the inputs as different devices, indicating to me that it is possible for the outputs as well! Does anyone know how to solve this once and for all?

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Can not access sndvol.exe to create a shortcut to allow keyboard to control volume.

I am using a Standard PS2 wired keyboard for my HP Elite 8000 system. Details in my signature.

I discovered the following and wish to implement with my basic keyboard:

1) click your start menu. Type ?sndvol? in the search box at the bottom
2) Right-click-drag the sndvol program icon to your desktop and select the ?Create shortcuts here? option
3) Right click on the new shortcut and hit properties
4) Go to the shortcut tab, and click inside the ?shortcut key? box.
5) Make your shortcut key combo. For example I use ALT + F12. Hit apply and OK to close the dialogue box.

Although I am Administrator, I am being blocked from shortcut key which indicated "None" at the moment, to make create a shortcut to do what is suggested in the above instructions.

Can anyone advise a way to unblock (allow) me; or a workaround to adjust my volume and add a mute button shortcut from my keyboard (preferably from the up/ down arrows on the numeric pad) without going to a third party software or a purchasing new keyboard?

Thanks in advance.

A:How to adjust volume from Standard PS2 wired keyboard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RJL24


Can not access sndvol.exe to create a shortcut to allow keyboard to control volume.

I am using a Standard PS2 wired keyboard for my HP Elite 8000 system. Details in my signature.

I discovered the following and wish to implement with my basic keyboard:

1) click your start menu. Type ?sndvol? in the search box at the bottom
2) Right-click-drag the sndvol program icon to your desktop and select the ?Create shortcuts here? option
3) Right click on the new shortcut and hit properties
4) Go to the shortcut tab, and click inside the ?shortcut key? box.
5) Make your shortcut key combo. For example I use ALT + F12. Hit apply and OK to close the dialogue box.

Although I am Administrator, I am being blocked from shortcut key which indicated "None" at the moment, to make create a shortcut to do what is suggested in the above instructions.

Can anyone advise a way to unblock (allow) me; or a workaround to adjust my volume and add a mute button shortcut from my keyboard (preferably from the up/ down arrows on the numeric pad) without going to a third party software or a purchasing new keyboard?

Thanks in advance.


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Thanks to SharpKeys, I have decided to make Keypad Minus set as Volume Down, Keypad Plus as Volume Up, and Keypad Del as Mute.

It can remap any key you want to anything you want, but this is what I use SharpKeys for.

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Hi
I'm using Intel Audio Studio - Sonic Focus 7.1 - Sigma Tel
I have Soundblaster 7.1 desktop powered speakers with a wired/remote on-off switch
with volume and bass controls.
Out of the clear blue, I can't adjust the volume for my headphones with the Soundblaster controls. When I unplug the headphones, the Soundblaster volume control works fine thru the speakers. I get sound ok when the headphones when they're plugged in, but the Soundblaster volume control does nothing. The system volume control, and WMP volume controls work fine on the headphones. It's just the controls on the Soundblaster that have no effect on the headphones.
Thanks.
oldmanlat
 

A:Cant adjust volume on headphones Sonic Focus

You need to re-install the sound drivers
I couldn't find the exact drivers, except for a page here: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SO...gmatel-STAC-92XX-Audio-Drivers-006-5682.shtml

If it is an addon sound card just search and download from the manufacture
If it is intergrated into your computer, just search your motherboard drivers
 

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Hi everybody,

My problem is that I cannot adjust the volume of video clips 'normally' when using Media Player Classic. Whenever I use this program, it does not allow me to increase/decrease the volume on my default volume scale, instead, it uses a built-in volume scale and therefore forces me to use that stupid scale.

How can I disable this annoying feature of Media Player Classic so that I can adjust the volume as normally as when I use other programs.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Adjust volume in Media Player Classic

1. Open Media Player Classic > View > Options > Playback > Output > Change to either your sound card name or DirectSound then apply.

2. Open up my computer

3. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\yourloginname\Application Data\

4. Delete the Media player classic folder

5. Restart.
 

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Hello,
I am running windows Vista on an Acer Aspire 9300 Laptop.
Since about 2 days I cant adjust my sound volume, because it freezes up when i do.
I can only press CTRL+ALT+DEL and press Start Task Manager, then it returns to Windows, starts up task manager but i cant click on anything, also the Windows button does work, exept i cant click anything in it.

I searched all over google, mircosoft and several other Support sites but no answer found.
tho i did find a similiar problem to mine:
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82691.html

I am running windows Vista, Not XP

I hope you can help me,

Greetz,

Milan.
 

A:Laptop Hangs when I adjust Sound Volume

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Hai guys,

My headphone volume is too low even at max volume settings.. using windows 7 64bit ultimate.

Headphone : HS 320 (Creative).. tried with other 1-2 headphones.. all of them .. volume is too low !!

Realtek sound driver : 6.6.1.6662

Intel : DH55TC
No problems with speaker volumes.. its loud and clear (5.1 creative t6160)

Any help would be much appreciated.. !!

A:Headphone volume too low !!

Has the headphone port on the front panel ever worked correctly? If not, it may be a defective front panel assembly (and/or cable) on the case. Although it shouldn't make a difference, use the HD Audio connector from the front panel to the motherboard audio connection. Many cases also have an AC97 audio connector, which is the older standard. If you have this you can try it, to see if the HD audio connector/cable is the problem.

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It disappoints me, because my logitech amp 2.1 I just bought has a headphone jack but the volume control does not help my headphones. any other way to force it higher software wise?

A:anyway to amp headphone volume?

When you right click on the "Speaker icon" on the task bar is the volume at 100%?

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I have a Gateway DX4831 computer and Windows 7. I am trying to play back a digitally recorded CD. Even though I went into Control Panel and made sure all of the volume was maxed, plus the volume on the program through which I am playing the CD is maxed, it is still too low. I noticed that there isn't anywhere through the Control Panel where it lets you specifically adjust the volume on headphones, only microphones. Interestingly enough, I just played the video that introduces you to the Forum and how to navigate through it, and the sound was perfect. I'm not very computer savvy and I am at the end of my rope with this problem. Can anyone help me? Thanks!!!
 

A:Headphone volume too low

When an audio application is started in windows 7 a new
volume control is added to the mixer.
Click the speaker icon in the task bar and click mixer.
See if you can adjust it there.
 

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I was on some random website when I got the BSOD error code and automatic restart. I ran all my malware, spyware programs and got rid of everything. So, I restart my computer, and now I can't adjust the brightness. The place where you could do that is just not there. It doesn't let you. Not only that, it's as if I'm in safe mode, because I can't connect to the Internet or adjust the volume, but I'm not in safe mode, because everything's not blown up. Can someone please help me out? I'm losing my mind.

A:BSOD! Cant Adjust Brightness/Volume or Connect To Internet!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Eddieranger


I was on some random website when I got the BSOD error code and automatic restart. I ran all my malware, spyware programs and got rid of everything. So, I restart my computer, and now I can't adjust the brightness. The place where you could do that is just not there. It doesn't let you. Not only that, it's as if I'm in safe mode, because I can't connect to the Internet or adjust the volume, but I'm not in safe mode, because everything's not blown up. Can someone please help me out? I'm losing my mind.


A repair install or restore from a backup before the problem started. You have one right??

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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I'm trying to write a simple batch file that would mute or turn down the volume at startup. The idea is to stop the obnoxious MS startup tune when booting up in a place where I don't want attention; i.e. on a plane, in a meeting, classroom, etc. As a techie I'm way too lazy and forgetful to mute the sound before logging off everytime and would much rather write a complicated script to do this.

ps. why don't laptop makers install the old toggle volume switches?? click=on, off.. it would be such a simple solution to this..

thanks,
 

A:Solved: Need help with creating a batch file to adjust volume

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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Somehow the file sndvol32.exe got deleted and I can no longer adjust the sound volume for anything but my speakers. This probably happened when I was trying to troubleshoot a weird echoing sound that I got when playing World of Warcraft. Now, I can't update, or even install any of my new sound drivers for Soundblaster Live! Value (PCI card) or Realtek'97 (onboard soundcard). I can't reinstall, update or repair windows due to some error that says something occured and it shutdown setup to protect my computer. Awesome.

Details:
When I try to unistall my SB LIVE drivers and use my onboard soundcard, windows starts automatically reinstalling the SBL drivers anyways. The only issue I run into using my onboard soundcard drivers is that I can't adjust sound volume for anything other than my speakers because it's missing sndvol32.exe.

Trying to update SBL is like going to hell and back. I let windows do its thing and install the drivers it currently has in my drive, then when I try to update from Creative's website, I get an error that their creative playcenter could not be found. But it clearly has installed the playcenter because it shows up in the control panel.

I'm going in circles and I'm going to go insane.

A:sndvol32.exe missing -- Can't adjust volume + can't update drivers

Hi Sebboh, Have You Tried Searching For The File??

...in other locations on your computer?? If you have an "I386" folder on your "C" drive, open the "I386" folder. There should be a "Sndvol32.exe" file that is backed up there.. You should be able copy and paste the Sndvol32.exe file from there to the C\Windows\System32 folder where it belongs.

If that doesn't work Try System Restore ...

or find a Windows XP CD, or find somebody with a working Windows XP and a diskette or USB drive to copy the file.

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Hi I had a virus previously on my pc before which has been resolved and don?t know if it had anything to do with sound level seems like they are worse was sent here by a different technician , I am having problems with speaker volume is low as well as is the microphone on this computer , I keep trying to fix volume levels in my laptop Acer 5670 and till now can?t get volume up I checked control panel and settings for sounds and audio devices I don?t know if this has anything to do why the volume is so low but I opened master volume and see that bass and treble are set to low and there is no way of adjusting it seems even if I uncheck and recheck 1 Microphone Boost it stays same low cant move arrow to adjust to high and spdif is set to ? way up and same thing on that can?t move either any way to fix this problem also have have problem with built in 1.3 mega webcam when in yahoo messenger it seems blurry any way to fix that is a external webcam better way to go or are there other options need help thanks ,frankp747

A:Problem with Volume speakers ,microphone cant adjust or low and low bad webcam

Where did you receive help to remove the virus? Was it here or another site?

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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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I am having trouble with my sound. My left headphone works just fine, but my right headphone has a decreased volume that I can't seem to fix. I know there isn't a problem with the headphones themselves I've tried them with other devices and they work just fine. I have already followed all of the steps in the forum titled-- HP PCs - Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems (Windows 8) and I continue to have the same problems. I have also tried to solve problems with my USB and that hasn't worked either. Any help is appreciated!Thanks

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I have a problem with a precision M6800. The headphone volume is way too loud. I listen at maybe one or 2 ticks on the volume buttons. I need to go into the application specific volume control for fine tuning. Very annoying!!
I tried every setting out there, and the only one that works is that MAXX LEVELER = midnight setting.  But if you remove the headphones, and want to listen via the laptop speakers, than it's not loud enough.. so you have to go to that dell audio control panel again.
The other issue is when you are listening via the speakers at a normal level at 50% volume and you put your headphones on and plug them in.  This is where eardrums are getting physically damaged. There are regulations on headphone output levels, and this goes way above it. Therefore I see this as a health and safety hazard. 
I think I  when I turn the volume 100% up, that the headphones will go up in smoke.  There must be some driver/application bug in that popup window that opens when you plug something in the headphone jack port. Maybe it takes line output levels for headsets or something.

A:headphone volume way too loud

Hello. You could try a different audio driver.
The newer one is Realtek 6.0.1.5988 ( Win 7, 8, 8.1). The notes for this one says this version no longer shows the popup message when headphones are plugged in or removed.
The older one is Realtek 6.0.1.5969 (Win 7 & 8).
Those are the only Realtek drivers that Dell offers for your model. You can also obtain a driver directly from Realtek's web site.
Another driver you can try is the native Windows driver. To install the native driver, remove all Realtek audio drivers. Open the Device Manager and expand the Sounds Controllers section. Right click on the Realtek and select to uninstall. Put a check mark in the option to delete the files, and then ok. When you reboot, Windows will either install its own native driver or a Realtek driver if there were any other versions on the hard drive. So go back to the Device Manager and check for a Realtek driver. Keep uninstalling & rebooting until Realtek no longer appears under Sound Controllers and "High Definition Audio Device" appears in its place.Note that if you want to install a Realtek driver over a newer dated one, you should first completely remove the newer one using the above instructions.
If you don't get the results you would like then consider getting less efficient headphones or a headphone volume attenuator. I having been using this one for a year.

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This problem has started in recent weeks (yes, too far back to do System Restore):

When I reboot, if I click on the speaker icon in the Notification Area, it tells me that Windows Audio is not running (and so no media app will produce any sound). However, if I then raise or lower the volume via my multimedia keyboard, Windows Audio starts running.

This is despite the fact that in Services, the Startup Type of Windows Audio is Automatic. So why doesn't it start on reboot?

A:Windows Audio Service doesn't start until I adjust volume

Does Event Viewer have entries related to that service?
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7

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Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG

A:USB Headphone Jack Volume Issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cxg


Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG


USB headsets' volumes are controlled by Windows via the drivers for said headset. IF the drivers are not installed or improperly installed, you may have a tough time doing anything with it.

Some headsets also have volume controls in-line on the cord. Is this the case for you?

What headset do you have?

Also check your device manager under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers. If your headset is actually listed there like it should be, it should not have any ! or ? symbols on it as well.

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Hi,
I am using a Latitude 3540 and trying to get a conference phone working through the Headphone port. The phone has a mic and speaker cable that go into an adaptor and then into the headphone port on the laptop. As soon as its connected the volume slowly decreases on its own.
We have tested the same setup but using a Lattitude E6330 and it works fine.
I hve fully updated all drivers.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Ross

A:Headphone Jack Changes Volume Automatically

Hello Ross. The Latitude E6330 has IDT audio hardware, which Dell does not use anymore, and driver. The 3540 has Realtek audio hardware & driver. The 2 laptops don't have any drivers in common, so probably a driver issue with the 3540.
You could try a different driver version from the 3540 html driver page. Dell released 2 versions for Win 7, one for Win 8.1 (WB), and two for Win 10 (WT). Before installing an older version, completely remove all files of the current version, by checking the delete files box during uninstall. Other than those, you could try one directly from the Realtek site (an HD driver, not AC97).
If none of those help, keep an eye out for any audio driver and BIOS updates and try them, but I don't think Dell is supporting the laptop with updated drivers anymore. I would get a usb audio jack and try that. It would use the Windows usb native audio driver, not the Realtek's. Might not work but cheap to try.

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windows 7 64bit ultimate. laptop has 2 headphone jacks. i have 2 different sets of speakers hooked up to the jacks, both are playing fine, however one set of speakers is significantly louder than the other due to being higher quality speakers, is there a way to independently control the sound of the 2 different headphone out jacks? In example, headphone jack 1 at 80% while the better speakers plugged into headphone jack 2 are set at only 48%?

thanks so much for your time!

A:independent volume for BOTH headphone jacks?

It's been a long time since I've seen a setup like this, but back in the day when I had multiple audio output jacks there was indeed a way to control the sound independently for each jack. This had to do with the controls for the sound card. If somehow you're missing these, look up the sound card manufacturer's web site for updated driver/software.

If all that is OK, then simply right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar and choose "volume mixer". This should show controls for all connected devices. If it does not, then choose "volume control options" and check the (top) box "all devices ..." This should do it from the Windows side.

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Hello,

I just recently encountered a problem with the sound on my desktop computer. As the title says, audio out of the right speaker or headphone is barely audible. It happened after returning back from school so there was probably some shaking of the computer during transit, I'm assuming this would have something to do with it. I'm fairly certain it's hardware related.

I've checked every audio setting that I'm aware of (driver software, Windows configuration, looked at the sound device properties in Windows hardware window) and can't find any reason for the low sound. All of the audio is balanced, Windows says the device is working properly, none of the configuration utilities indicate any sort of problem with the device. I've even tried playing with every setting I could fine, to see what effect it may have on the problem. Nothing really affects the problem in any way. I have also tried reinstalling the drivers.

I also have a front panel sound port that I can and have been using that works perfectly fine, though.

Here is my motherboard:

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3257&dl=1#ov

The audio specifications according to that site are:

Realtek ALC888 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
I realize that's really more of a list of features but I haven't been able to find anything more technical than that. Windows identifies the device that I'... Read more

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Does anyone have any idea on how to correct a problem I am having with my deaCentre A520? All of the sudden I can no longer use the touch buttons on the bottom of the screen. They light up when touched - HDMI, brightness, volume, etc - but they no longer work. I have been running Windows 10 for sometime now - I doubt it is a software issue with MS. Any idea on how to correct this issue? I can use the touch screen just fine - just not the control buttons on the bottom of the screen. Thanks.

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Hello everyone,

First of all, this is my first post on the Windows 8 forums, I've had this laptop for 3 weeks now and for the most part, I'm starting to get used to 8.1. However, there are still a few problems that make me feel terribly powerless.

For one, whenever I plug in my headphones, the sound neatly comes out of them. However, I want to be able to put some of the sound on the headphones and some on the speakers. This is not possible, for the simple reason that the system does not recognize my headphones. It still tells me I am using speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), while I have headphones plugged in and sound coming through them. Is there anything I can do about this? (I tried updating some drivers, they were apparently all up to date...)

An even worse problem is the following. Whenever my computer detects a communications device, it cuts the volume of all other applications to 20%. Now, before someone comes with the obvious 'Control Panel -> Sound -> Communications -> 'Do nothing' -> apply -> fixed', I already did this and still it happens. It happens with Skype, but it also happens with games I play and it even happens when I just go to 'Recording Devices'. Anytime the computer realises my microphone is being used, it lowers my sound, and I do not know what to do about it. Is there anyone who can help me with this?

Thanks in advance for either problem,
Mithra

A:Lowering sound volume and detecting headphone problems!

First, to have both the headphones and speaker at the same time. Many RealTek HD Audio Manager panels (found in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound) have an option to either mute the speakers or not mute them when a headset is plugged in. This is found in the "Device Advanced Settings", if your PC Vendor included this. If you do not have this option, you may be out of luck as some PC vendors have customized sound configurations.



Not showing the headphones, is not an issue since it is working properly.

Third, reducing volume may be a function of some running software application, such as Skype, or games and not a "problem" with the PC. However, one issue in the Recording section, normally the "Stereo Mix" is set as the default recording device, rather than an individual device, such as a microphone. In addition, you need Stereo Mix if you ever want to record audio from the internet. If the Stereo Mix is not set as default recording device, and it is shown enable it and make it the default. If it is not shown (and many PC vendors initially have it hid), RIGHT click in a blank area in the Recording Panel and then click to show "disabled" and "disconnected" devices. Stereo Mix should now show and you can enable it. This may or may not resolve the low volume.

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Hey all,


I've been using a Windows 8.1 HP Envy laptop for quite some time with no problems. It used to have very strong headphone output, and I could hear it just fine even at 2-3% volume.

However, a few days ago I made the mistake of going into the preinstalled Beats Audio manager and hit "Restore defaults," just to see what it was like. It set the headphone output to the exact opposite state - I can barely hear it at all if I crank every last output setting up to 100%, and it's completely inaudible otherwise.

I've checked the usual culprits - driver updates, skype, etc - and none seem to be causing it. I've made sure everything is maxed in mixer and volume control, and I can confirm it's not a hardware issue, as volume output via headphones is normal when I dualboot to my ubuntu partition. I've scoured the internet for fixes, but the typical fix (uncheck enhancements under speaker properties) doesn't seem to exist in windows 8.1.

Out of desperation, I system restored and it reverted to a normal volume; however, it went back to being super low after the next restart. Repeated system restores, even to the same restore, have failed to fix the volume again, so I assume it was a coincidence the first time.

I'm honestly stumped and at my wit's end here. I think it the sound card might be directing the audio oddly when something is in the jack, but I have no idea how to change or edit that in 8.1.

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Hello Jimco,
I have a Dell 5548 with a 1080p touch screen, Core i5 &12GB of Ram. After updating to windows 10 I have had a number of issues with this laptop.
1)The most annoying of all is that the speaker volume fluctuates from high to low at any given setting which is extremely frustrating. One time its loud then all of a sudden it reduces then a few seconds later its up again. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue as this didn't happen on windows 8.1?
2)The Headphone Jack is too tight. If I try too insert any earphones or headphones it will go in to a certain degree then i have to apply force but it still wont go in. If i try to apply more force it seems that it will break as there is a creaking sound. sound from the speakers isn't fine and i cant even use earphones :(
3) My laptop has a real sense camera and it just stops using its infrared sensors or depth sensors when setting up windows hello. It tells me to place my face in the centre of the screen and then no response even though i can see what the webcam is showing me. 
I hope you can answer my questions as it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

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Using the laptop on battery, when I press on F11-12, the brightness meter is shown on the upper left like usual, but it won't move up or down.  Yet I think it's strange that all other places I can adjust brightness are fine, and especially strange that everything is working totally fine on AC power.
I tried uninstalling the Generic PnP monitor and reinstalling, but to no results.  Also, both my power settings on battery and on power indicate no adaptive brightness.

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Hello,
 
I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
 
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
 
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
 
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
 
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
 
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A:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.
 

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