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

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

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.

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

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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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the program seems to be there, and nothing that pertains to the program has been deleted. but when i attempt to start the program, nothing happens. someone please help me, ill be your friend forever.
-Alex Madrigal 'the jimmy page of the future.. today'
 

A:microsoft volume control (sndvol32.exe)

Hi kartune

Welcome to TSG

If you try Start>Programs>Accessories>Entertainment>Volume Control, does the Volume Control window come up?

Are you able to hear sound?

What is it you are wanting to do with this program?
 

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Hi there, I'm new here, but I've got a serious problem with the sndvol32.exe file. Now, I can open and adjust the audio properties, but I cannot open the Volume control due to a serious error that I received yesterday. This is the first time I have this issue. I've tried a clean boot, nothing. I've tried the sfc /scannow action, that didn't work. I reinstalled DirectX, that didn't work. I even tried to expand the sndvol32.exe in C:\Windows and nothing worked. The volume icon is in my system tray after I installed the Multimedia driver from Creative's Sound Blaster Audigy card. If I try and reinstall Sound Blaster, it'll create more errors and problems for my PC. Can you be so kind into helping me out from preventing from happening again in the future? Thanks a lot and if you guys and gals need help, I'll do my best to help you out here.

A:Sndvol32's Volume Control inapplicable

Hi I am also having the same error. Anyone able to help?

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recently i experienced a loss of volume on my pc, the only thing that I changeg was some items in my startup menu using selective startup. Now my speaker icon in the system tray is gone and when I go to look at the system properties in audio and try to hit volume under the soundblaster setting it give me an error that reads "windows cannot execute SndVol32.exe use add/remove programs to install" scratching my head till my hair falls out!
 

A:loss of volume, error reads SndVol32.exe install

Hi Pepper,

Cant say i have seen this problem before, but did a little searching for you and found the following answers

Answer 1:Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components > Multimedia > Details, check the box for the volume control app and install it from there.

Answer 2:The following file sndvol32.exe is present in C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache folder. So copy the exe file and paste it into system32 folder and this will work.
Answer 3:Start > Run > Cmd <Press Enter>
Now in the Command window, type :
sfc / scannow <Press enter>

hope one helps you

Cadet
 

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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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The above error was noticed when sound stopped coming from my laptop, while playing TV tuner card. Please note that my TV tuner card was functioning properly for last 2 years without any problem.

Now, do you suspect any virus attack because of that the file got deleted. Please guide me in case it was virus attack & some more windows components may be affected.

I could locate forum's answer to simillar query by somebody else. Even, I have downloaded zip file attached to that query. Your guidence is requested regarding possibility of virus attack.

Thanks & Regards,
Vipin
 

A:sndvol32.exe missing

http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/517401-sndvol32-exe-missing.html
 

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I seem to be unable to open the Windows Volume Control Panel (XP) is says I need to install Sndvol32.exe. XP was pre installed on my PC. I Ihave looked in MSoft site for it and it tells you what to do with it but not where to get it from if I have no CD

Can anyone point me the right direction pls?
Reidy
 

A:Sndvol32.exe missing?

re-install your sound card drivers and you should be ok.
 

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Well i've tried to get my hLogitech headset going but i cant find the SndVol32.exe file which is missing??????? I don't know where the hell it has gone but i need to know where i can find it or where it has gone. Or should it be on the initial disc for windows XP!!
Help needed
Cheers Adam
 

A:SndVol32.exe missing ?????

you need to copy the sndvol32.exe image from your commercial XP installation media (not a vendor-supplied "recovery" CD-ROM) to the system32 folder by performing the following steps:

Start a command session by clicking on the Start button then clicking on Run. In the Run box type cmd then click OK

Navigate to the CD-ROM drive by typing
cd d:
or whichever drive letter your CD drive is listed under
press Enter

Navigate to the i386 folder by typing
cd i386
Press Enter
Expand the sndvol32.ex_ file by typing
expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32
Press Enter
 

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I have a problem with my speakers not working. My computer is giving me an error message that the SndVol32.exe file is missing and it says to go to Add/Remove Programs to install it but I get no where with doing that either. I bought a sound card and installed it to see if that would fix it and NO it didn't. I reloaded XP on the machine still nothing. I get system sounds but no stereo sounds thru my speakers. I tried going into the Device Manager and updating and still won't work. Can somebody PLeaaaaaase help me?

Karen36
 

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Lost my sound. Volunteer Coriant suggested "C:\windows/system32 folder"...but then what folder do I open? So many under Sys32..
 

A:missing SndVol32

http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/517401-sndvol32-exe-missing.html
 

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Whenever I try to access the sndvol32.exe file I get the following message:

"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, adn then click Add Hardware. This program will now close."

The sndvol32.exe file does appear in the System32 folder, but when I click on it or try to run it from the Start menu I get the above error message. If I go into the Control Panel and look in the sound section, most of the options are disabled (I can't adjust options). I'm not sure what's going on because this seems to only affect my ability to watch Youtube/Google video as I still get sound when I'm playing music from Windows Media Player or in Quicktime....

Any advice?
 

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hey i have the same problem.
my mic doesnt work during while im on msn (its an intergrated mic on Acer 3630)
and yeah and when i go to the control panel and blah blah blah it tells me to go to the Add or remove program and istal Sndvol32.exe
can u help me out?
 

A:Sndvol32.exe Missing

I put this in your own thread. Replying to a solved thread is not going to get you any answers.

When you have a problem, please start your own thread. With one problem per thread it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done; with two in the thread it becomes impossible.
 

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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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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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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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(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.

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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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

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. i recently updated my laptop to Windows 10 Creators Update and after that, my Dolby Drivers got removed. I downloaded from Lenovo Support but they are not installing Dolby Drivers. Also, after Update my USB 3.0 Drivers are missing. when i try to install from Support, it shows it in device manager and tells me to Restart. after restart i get message, these USB 3.0 Drivers can not be used in This Version of Windows.They tell me to contact support for lenovo. Please help.

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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,
So my latest windows trauma happened right after the last windows 8.1 64 bit based update. Although I have to admit there may be some other software installations that may have something to do with all this...
After the installation and reboot none of the drivers in 'sound, video and game controllers' were working! They were all there but they all had a yellow '?' sitting on them...

(I had more drivers than what the picture said. Two of my monitors had audio so they had drivers, plus I had a couple of virtual Midi cable programs which carry audio drivers.) Plus HD Audio drivers and RME Sound card driver.

For my first attempt to trouble shooting sound problem suggested that I might be able to fix my problem by reinstalling the driver for High Definition Audio Devices.. (I presumed that this must be Realtec that came with my ASUS P9X79 WS)
So I select 'apply this fix' knowing that this can't be that easy...
The result was, HD Audio Device had a driver problem: 'NOT FIXED!'
A further analyzing the device status came up with this:
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
So I removed the Acer, Phillips and Virtual cable drivers and I uninstalled and reinstalled these drivers: the Realtek and RME.
RME had no problem through out the installing process but had no effect on the problem what so ever...
Realtek on the other hand came up with a new error code:
Real... Read more

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Hello,
So my latest windows trauma happened right after the last windows 8.1 64 bit based update. Although I have to admit there may be some other software installations that may have something to do with all this...
After the installation and reboot none of the drivers in 'sound, video and game controllers' were working! They were all there but they all had a yellow '?' sitting on them...

(I had more drivers than what the picture said. Two of my monitors had audio so they had drivers, plus I had a couple of virtual Midi cable programs which carry audio drivers.) Plus HD Audio drivers and RME Sound card driver.

For my first attempt to trouble shooting sound problem suggested that I might be able to fix my problem by reinstalling the driver for High Definition Audio Devices.. (I presumed that this must be Realtec that came with my ASUS P9X79 WS)
So I select 'apply this fix' knowing that this can't be that easy...
The result was, HD Audio Device had a driver problem: 'NOT FIXED!'
A further analyzing the device status came up with this:
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
So I removed the Acer, Phillips and Virtual cable drivers and I uninstalled and reinstalled these drivers: the Realtek and RME.
RME had no problem through out the installing process but had no effect on the problem what so ever...
Realtek on the other hand came up with a new error code:
Real... Read more

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