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Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

Q: Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

I have a Creative Labs and a Logitech z-5500 5.1 sourround system. Originally, everything worked fine so I know this is not a hardware problem. I've recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Ult 64, and now I'm only getting stereo sound out of my 5.1 system. Going into Sounds/Diagnostics in control panel I see there's only an option for STEREO, not 5.1 Surround. When I go to the Creative diagnostics and switch from 2/2.1 sound to 5.1 sound, the drop down menu immediately switches back to 2.1. Any suggestions on how to get my sound system fully functioning? I've disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS of my motherboard and made sure the connectors are installed correwctly.

Thanks!

Chris

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Preferred Solution: Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

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: Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

Download the correct 64-bit driver from the Creative support website if you haven't already.
The one installed by Windows 7 Setup may not allow the device to be fully functional.
Creative Worldwide Support

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I have an applet in Control Panel call "Connection Helper" that does nothing. The actual file in the Windows\System directory is "Cch.cpl" I have tried searching for the file name and "Connection Helper" using Google & Yahoo but nothing of use comes up. Should I delete it, move it or what?
 

A:Suspicious Control Panel Applet

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I don't have any problems, but I wonder what this icon is "System Analyzer" in "Other Control Panel Options". I can't associate it with any programme I have onboard.
 

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I am running Windows XP Home SP2. According to Tweak UI, the Control Panel Bluetooth applet bthprops.cpl is active, but when I look in Control Panel, I cannot see the Bluetooth icon. Can anyone tell me how to view this applet ?
 

A:Control Panel Bluetooth Applet Absent

Do you have any Bluetooth devices installed on the PC?
 

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I've got a vestigial SmartAudio Control Panel applet that I haven't found a way to get rid of. I don't see any *.cpl that would fit the bill in windows\system32. The machine has a Realtech card so the conexant are unneeded.

I ran the uninstaller for the whole Conexant thing twice. Both times it said it succeeded and both times it remained in appwiz after a reboot. I then ran a "force uninstall" using Geek uninstaller, which I'm not convinced did much more than remove the appwiz entry.

So now I'm stuck with this applet. I found a conexant service I disabled, but that did nothing.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

A:Want to get rid of Conexant SmartAudio Control Panel applet

Try revo uninstaller. It will remove leftover files from the standard Windows uninstallation. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
Remember to unchecked boxes for additional software.

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After about a year or so I decided to attach my old analog CH Flightstick joystick to my PC (WinXP Home SP2). I connected it as I always did to the SB Live Gameport but for some reason I can't find the joystick control applet anywhere in my control panel. It used to be there because I had used this same joystick on the same computer and remember selecting it and calibratting it etc. I checked under device manager for the gameport and it shows up normally as enabled and working as a Creative SB Live gameport.
Any suggestions as to what I can do to get my old joystick to work again?
 

A:Solved: No joystick applet in control panel

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Hi to everyone:

First of all, i want to congratulate every person involved with this forum, its awsome!!

Yesterday i tried to change some cursor options and got this:

"shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\WINDOWS\System32\main.cpl," Mouse"

The mouse applet dont work any more, I have an ACER ASPIRE 5536, with no special mouse hardware installed, just the touchpad and a regular optical mouse from logitech.

Please help..... THANKS in advance.

A:Control Panel Mouse Applet Problem

Open cmd with admin privilege (right click run as admin)

type:

sfc /scannow

hit enter

We are asking Windows to correct the error.

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I've been trying to hide the parental controls applet in the control panel.
(actually there are several other applets I would like to hide, but I started with this one.) I've been trying to do this for well over an hour and I can't believe it is so difficult. First I tried using the group policy editor. (Even though windows 7 home does have gpedit, I found a site where you can download it). I found the relevant section to disable specific applets but nothing I typed in seemed to work. It would sure be nice if you could just select the applets from a menu ... but no, you have got to type something in. I've seen some advise that it has to be a microsoft control name, but I have yet to find a definitive list. Or perhaps a .cpl file name is needed, but I can't even find the cpl file name that is associated with this particular applet. I've also tried to do the same thing using the registry but ran into similar problems. Sometimes I feel like pinning for good old windows XP. Powertoys made such things sooo easy Alas, powertoys does not run on windows 7 (as far as I know). There is a somewhat similar "Ultimate Win Teaker", but it doesn't have a section for control panel applets.

~Paul

A:hide the parental controls applet in the control panel

Hello Paul,

This may be able to help you hide the icons that you want to in the Control Panel.

Control Panel - Hide Icon - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hi
in my windows XP pro SP2, i disable the sounds (i.e., to no sounds) in sounds and audio devices in control panel. but still i heard the sound when clicking on folders in windows XP. i wonder about this. pls anyone can help me to stop the sounds.
my PC is Lenovo
 

A:Even I disable sounds in control panel, still i heard sounds

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Hello All,
Due to the recent problematic Windows 10 Update, I had to reset my PC. Post reset, there is a new applet in my Control Panel which was never there prior to the reset. It is the Dell Touchpad, but the icon is blank and the application is apparently missing.


However, I have looked up Device Manager, the driver is installed and the touchpad is working.

So, I am kind of hoping that you Guys can provide me with a solution to get the touchpad application back in Control Panel so the icon will show OR provide me with the CLSID for the Dell Touchpad so I could hide it from the Control Panel.

Hope to hear from you Guys soon.

Regards,
Andrew

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Because of a virus, I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I have gotten everything else working except the fingerprint reader.I have installed the Validity Fingerprint Reader driver from the Dell Support site. The fingerprint reader shows up in the Device Manager. However, the Biometric Devices applet doesn't appear in the Control Panel.
I tried letting Windows update detect the fingerprint reader. It installed a driver for a Synaptics device. This was enough to get the Biometric Devices applet to appear in the Control Panel. However, when I tried to configure the fingerprint reader, I got an error saying no fingerprint management software was installed. I have seen lots of posts online directing me to validityinc.com for drivers or the DigitalPersona software, but Validity Inc. seems to have gone out of business. The DigitalPersona software is available on the Dell Support site for my service tag.
I have even tried installing the Windows 8 Validity Sensor Driver for my laptop, but though it successfully installs, it produces the same results.
I don't know what else to do. Any ideas?

A:Vostro 3550 Fingerprint Reader - Biometric Devices Applet Not In Control Panel - Windows 7

Hi,
Thanks for the post! The fingerprint reader software that came with your system should be available from the My Dell Downloads content pages. You can register / log in here to download: https://smartsource.dell.com/Web/Welcome.aspx?ReturnUrl=/Web/Login.aspx . For any questions regarding this service, please see the My Dell Downloads FAQ
Alternately the links below are direct to DigitalPersona software.
 
DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software – Windows 32-Bit
http://downloads.dell.com/app/DIGITALPERSONA_FINGERPRINT-R_A15_X86_R260057.exe
 
DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software – Windows 64-Bit
http://downloads.dell.com/app/dp06_01_008_x64.exe
 
For help setting up DigitalPersona check out our DigitalPersona FAQ
 
Thanks,

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Greetings,

I've uninstalled WS_FTP, however the program events are still in the Control Panel. How do I remove the sounds from the Control Panel? I'm assuming I have to edit the registry.

Thanks,
Shane.

A:Remove Sounds in Control Panel

Have you tried Revo uninstaller?

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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I have a new T470p running Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296. In Device Manager I can see 2 display adapters, an "Intel HD Graphics 630" and an "NVIVIDA GeForce 940MX". After updating the NVIDIA drivers to v22.21.13.8205 when I start the NVIDIA Control Panel applet I get the following dialog:  Previously the applet would open normally. Any ideas as to how to get the applet to open normally? 

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Hello,

I would like to know if there is a way to "close" an open Control Panel Applet via a command line reference?I know a couple ways to open the window -

"c:\windows\system32\mmsys.cpl" OR command mmsys.cpl

but I would like to also close it via command line. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
SKK

A:Command line to "Close Control Panel Applet"?

Enter taskkill /? from a Elevated Command prompt. That is one way.

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Hi,

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

I recently installed some accounting software, and then un-installed that same software. When the software was initially installed, it also installed "Firebird 2.1 Server Manager." When I un-installed the software, I also un-installed "Firebird 2.1 Server Manager." I used Revo Uninstaller. Un-installation went fine. However, I noticed today that there is a "Firebird 2.1 Server Manager" in my Control Panel. When I click on it, it brings up the windows box that asks "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" If I click "no" then nothing happens. If I click "yes" then nothing happens.

How do I removed this icon from my control panel? I have already un-installed the program from my computer and do not want its remnants cluttering up my control panel.

As an aside, how can I prevent software from installing things in the control panel in the first place? I imagine this is rare as I haven't experienced this before, but now I know to look out for it in the future.

Best,
Chris
 

A:Windows 7 - How does one remove an "applet" in control panel

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How can a remove or add options to the control panel? in Xp Sp3. Freeware maybe? thanks
 

A:Control Panel Option Removal

what options? You can use group policy to hide/show the control panel and/or allow/stop users fiddling with it.
 

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1. When trying to open existing or new graphic email attachments, the following error message appears: "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel." Where do I find this?
2. Have not been able to download Adobe Flash Player. Each time I click "Download" nothing happens. Could the Norton security program be part of this problem?
 

A:Folders Option control panel

Right click on the attachment that won't open and 'save as', save to your desktop. Right click the file and go to 'open with' and choose which program you would like to open the files as a defualt. Make sure the 'Always use the selected appication for files of this type' checkbox is checked and open. Now when you open the attachment in outlook, it should load in the application you selected.
For Flash, go to www.adobe.com and search for standalone flash install. You should find the download page and be able to download a setup file to run locally which shouldn't be affected by norton or any other programs,
Hope this helps,
Stu.
 

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I have been trying to get bluetooth to work on my computer but keep failing.

When I went here ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258

.. I noticed there should be a bluetooth option in control panel requiring it to be activated. I dont have this and I am running XP with SP2.

How can I get this onto my computer?

Thanks
Dz

A:No Bluetooth Option in Control Panel

Hello Dezzmo, Welcome to TSF!

Have a look at this article... A User's Guide - How to navigate the Windows XP Control Panel.
(Click the coloured link.); then, scroll down to around Figure 20: and I think you will find the answer, under Portable Media Devices.

Post Back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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Quick question, i am using a ATI radeon 700064mb pci and i was wondering what is the difference between, Display:

Plug and play = (name of card)

and

Default plug and play = (name of card)

What happens when i put it on default, more graphics, sound better, faster load times , what?

thanks.
 

A:Question about an option in my control panel

Hi U2K,
My guess is probably nothing. If the default means regarding a monitor that doesn't return a plug and play code to the os, it only allows the most common refresh rates at common resolutions.
If the card identifies the monitor properly, it should disable any resolutions or refresh rates that that specific mon can't or shouldn't run.

Just my .02
 

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Ok, so I noticed that for a while I haven't been here my microsoft sounds when I boot up and shut down my machine. At first I thought that I didn't have the sound files but that wasn't it.

I went into control panel, sound and audio devices and click on the sound tab. Under the program events list, I notice that many of the program events were missing such as windows start up and windows shut down. This is why I wasn't hearing any sounds when I would shut down and start my computer.

My question is, how do you get those items back on the program event list?

I use windows XP home edition computer.

Any help or suggestions? The thing is the a lot of the items in the program list are missing. So lets say I wanted to change the sound that I hear when I turn my machine on, I would go under windows and highlight windows start. But on my program list, it is not there. Hence I have no sound when my computer goes on. It is a stupid thing I realize that but I am curious how the items were lost and wondering if I can get them back. But hey, my computer is 6 years old and still runs great. I should just be happy with that.

A:Missing items on Program list in Control Panel Sounds

i have the identical problem. i have discovered that if i create a new user account, all the program events are available. if i try the run command for sfc / scannow it asks me insert the windows xp install cd but won't recognize it when i do. I don,t think there is anything short of doing an xp repair that will solve my problem. if you come up with something let me know.

Thanks, Jeff

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Hi, A few days ago, I made a small purchase.
I bought 2x ZOTAC nVidia GTS 450's and a SLi Bridge connector.

I've read around that the SLi enable option should be available under the 3D section, with the PhysX configuration, but it's just simply NOT there.

Even GPU-Z says that SLi is disabled!

The video cards are installed, I disabled my onboard video from my Motherboard Bios.
But still, it does not let me SLi those bad boys to squeeze max performance out of my pc.

What should I do?


Code:
Video Card:
2x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187&cm_re=ZOTAC_GTS_450-_-14-500-187-_-Product

Code:
SLi Bridge connector:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10450BD3820&vpn=SLI-12CM&manufacture=ARCTIC%20COOLING

A:Dual GTS 450's in SLi. Option does NOT appear in nVidia Control Panel.

For starters you cannot run SLI on an AMD chipset, you need a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset. Short of replacing your motherboard or running a single card, there isn't much you can do other than returning the cards and going with a single card or getting two AMD cards to run in Crossfire if you want dual cards.

Personally I would return them and go with a single card. For what you paid for those two (or at least the price on Newegg at the moment) you could have got a GTX 470 or HD 6950, either of which performs about the same (or a bit faster in some cases) as 2 GTS 450's in SLI.

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Dear Team,

I want to disable Date Time Option of Control Panel in Administrator User of Windows 7 on more than 100 Individual Computers which are located on different Places.

I can do with help of Group Policy on Single Computer but I want now Automated Process (Like Batch File etc.) which I can made and run on Multiple Computers to Enable and Disable Date Time Option of Control Panel

Please Support for same.

Regards,
Harvinder Singh

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Hello All,

I have been trying to solve a Zone Alarm problem, but the fix seems to have turned into a Windows problem. I hope someone can help me.

I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite for several years now, but during the past year I have been unable to install upgrades. Usually the process gets stuck during the uninstall of the old version. SO this time I tried to manually uninstall first. It seemed to work (via Add/Remove Programs) and then I tried installing the new version, but it got stuck while copying files over.

On the Zonealarm Forum I got some help from someone who gave me some instructions to follow to "completely" uninstall all zonealarm (zonelabs) files. Following these instructions (which I'll post below) appeared to have removed Zonealarm, but I still could not install the new version - it got stuck at the exact same point while copying files over.

So now I don't have the old version and can't install the new version.
Now to the Windows problem. (Thanks for your patience)

Everything else on my PC seems to be working fine. Email, internet, other programs...but then I went to use Photoshop Elements and it started up by showing me the user license and asking for acceptance (which it hasn't done since I installed it over a year ago). I accepted it and then got the following message:Your Adobe Photoshop Elements username, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application can not continue and must close.So I figured this m... Read more

A:Missing Add/Remove option in Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF


Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Program Name>
( <Program Name> here is Adobe Photoshop Elements)
*
In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
info

This should help with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Now, for ZA.

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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Hi
Ive just switched From win 2k to xp pro (no sp yet) so i hope this isn't just me being dumb

I'm trying to resolve some hardware issues by installing / reinstalling but when i go to the control panel all there is is "ADD HARDWARE"

unless I'm mistaken this panel should read add remove hardware? This is the same for all user accounts including the default administrator account which i have never used or altered.

Please could someone give me a clue as to how to restore this option, or let me know if I'm being dim and its supposed to be that way.
 

A:Solved: missing control panel option ???

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Hi, I came across this issue while trying to solve another, the issue of the annoying on-screen caps lock indicator (solved using this method). Many of the solutions I found involved going to control panel-->Display and choosing "Advanced settings" or right click on desktop-->screen resolution-->advanced settings.  My computer does not have a "Display option" in the control panel:It also does not have an "Advanced settings" or similar option in the display settings in the settings menu/through right clicking on the desktop and selecting screen resolution. Why is it seemingly impossible for me to edit anything to do with the display beyond a very basic level? Thanks. 

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I would like to uninstall a number of programs which I think may be running on start up - the problem is there is no uninstall option when I click on the program in the control panel there is no uninstall option in the program group. Some programs have this option - some dont.

The programs include Yahoo Messenger, McAfee Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security and a few more.
 

A:There is no option to uninstall many programs in Control Panel

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My Control Panel has for some unknown reason changed from showing the Icons and Titles in rows, left to right to a single column list. I cannot get it to view in the manner I prefer (left to right in rows). There used to be a clickable way to change it back and forth but nothing is allowing that change anymore.
Edit addition: I also notice that in Control Panel I no longer have a "Display" icon.
 

A:Solved: Control Panel view option

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I have XP Home SP3 generally running quite nicely but the other day I noticed when I opened Control panel that the Task Pane no longer gives the option of viewing it in either Classic view or category view.

I have it set for classic view as this is my preference. So there is no problem from my angle. It's just not possible to switch back to category view if I ever choose to in the future.

Kelly's Korner gives a tweak to set the view either way but this does not reinstate the option on the task pane.

Just in case someone is going to suggest it, No I can't do a system restore because it is turned off.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Cheers

A:Control panel no longer gives a viewing option

Hello jackisback

This may be what you are looking for.

Open Control Panel > click tools > select Folder Options > under General tab select

"show common tasks in folders"

This should get the task pane back if you want it back in the future.

Hope this was helpful

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Recently I started getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option Control Panel" when trying to access several files such as Favorites, shortcuts, my databases, etc. and I don't know how to eliminate the error messages. Any help?
 

A:Solved: Folder Option Control Panel

What file or program are you having a problem with?

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A:Not able to open Add/Remove option in COntrol panel

hai....

os windows 2000 pro if u want to shutdown the system auomatically rastart the system but not shutdown. what kind of problem pls anyone idea please tell.

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Do you see an option in the Nvidia control panel for the card specs / increasing clock freq, fan info, etc?
(it is set to Advanced mode)
I removed .75, rebooted into plain VGA and put these new ones on and did another reboot - but i dont see all the info that I used to see previously...?

A:Nvidia control panel option for the card specs?

Cards ID and driver versions should still be there. Increasing clock freq, fans etc is handled by a seperate program - nVidia System Tools with ESA Support. Reinstall this program.

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i want to disable access to the power option on my pc u know where u can change the power button to do a certain thing cos i want to block safe mode with networking on my pc

1. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable safe mode in windows 7

2. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable the power options in control panel

A:how can i disable power option in control panel via cmd or regedit

please help

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Nothing happens when I click on Add/remove programs in Control Panel.
I am also getting a dialog box at the end of log in saying" Error loading C:\Windows\System32\NvCpl.dll. A dynamic link library initialisation failed.

A:Add/remove programs option in Control panel does not respond

Hello; Try this:

Click Start, run, type cmd /k and press enter.

Type regsvr32 appwiz.cpl and press enter.

Type regsvr32 mshtml.dll and press enter.

Type exit and press enter.

Reboot.

Any improvement?

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So all of a sudden I can't connect to the Internet. I have my wifi switch on my laptop turned on, I've done everything so far so I could get my wifi back on, but it just won't happen. I've rebooted my laptop three times already, did the same thing with the modem, and nothing.
Refreshed and still nothing.
I've uploaded an image so to have a clearer picture of things. Hope it helps.
Please help. I need internet on my laptop.
My OS is win7
 

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

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

Cheers

Forto
 

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

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

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

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Catalyst 5.11 drivers were the last to be bundled with the old control panel. At least with 5.11, there was an option between the old control panel and the new CATALYST .net control panel. We are up to version 5.12 and 5.13 and you are now forced to use the new .net Control Panel, the old control is now not an option anymore. By signing this petition you are telling ATi you might be boycotting future purchases of ATi hardware.

If it's possible, spread the word.

http://www.petitiononline.com/ctrlpanl/petition.html





To: ATi

It's time to boycott purchases of ATi products until the old control panel is brought back. We want the option of the old control panel back.

I am an outraged customer of a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9500 Pro. The last set of drivers to support the old (good) control panel has disappeared in Catalyst drivers 5.12 and 5.13 and you are forced to use the CATALYST .net Control Panel. Bring back the old control panel

The new Catalyst Control Center, is

1. Slow

2. Memory hogging

3. Unresponsive

4. Crash prone

5. Requires the Microsoft .net Framework which is a 23.1MB download from microsoft

6. Takes longer to download than the old control panel.

7. Loads unneccary processes to your system (CLI.exe) which can't be disabled anywhere in the new Control Panel, no for reason at all CLI.exe is loaded

twice.

8. Killing CLI.exe process, the new Control Panel does not load at all, no error message or anything... Read more

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I'm running windows xp home edition, up to date on critical updates.

grisoft free, free zone alarm, ewido free spyware, spyware blaster, etc etc and none of them show a infection.

computer is about 3 years old a compaq presario with 512k real memory.

It came pre installed from compaq with XP home so I do not have a windows xp install diskette altho I think I did make the cd restore copies when I got the computer new.

My problem is when I go to control panel, remove software option, the screen displays Please wait while the list is being populated and it just runs and runs. I do a ctrl alt delete and bring up task manager and it shows 100 percent CPU utilization with rundll32.exe showing 99 percent cpu utilization.

computer seems to be runing ok, except for this.

my question is does anyone know what is causing this? If I delete rundll32.exe, can I restore it from somewhere as I do not have the XP install disk due to the factory XP install.
 

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My monitor uses the resolution 1024 x 768, but this morning it's on 640 x 480?
I try to change the resolution back, but the Resolution option is greyed out?
A warning underneath says: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768, some items may not fit on the screen.

Any ideas how to fix yet another Windows problem?

A:Windows 7\Control Panel\Display greyed out my resolution change option

Check your display adapters under Device Manager (Right click My computer>Properties>Device Manager). If there is an exclamation mark next to your video adapter, then there is an issue. Try resintalling the driver (online or CD that it came with, doesnt matter to start). After the install, reboot the system and then verify that the resolution can be changed.

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Hello,
For some reason, there is no sign of Sapi 5 in my computer. I have installed SAPI 5 and SAPI 5.1, and although I get the modify/repair/remove prompt when running the installation file again, there is still no text-to-speech tab in the speech applet. I have also tried registering whatever sapi.dll file I could find in my computer, to no end.

Any ideas?

Thanks everyone, and great work with the forum!
 

A:No "Text-to-speech" tab in the speech applet in Control Panel

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I recently noticed I have duplicate icons :

Does anyone know how I can get rid of one please ? Both are clickable and provide the same function as usual.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Duplicate "sounds and audio devices" icon in control panel ?

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I need to block/hide/disable in the control panel the option "Change Adapter Settings". I have a DHCP server and I dont want my users configure a network adapter with a fixed ip.

I am looking for registry section or a directive that makes the trick.

Thanks in advance.

A:How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I found this software, but I wonder how it is made the trick.

I need to apply "it" throw an in-house application.

Edit Windows 7 Registry Software, Customize Windows XP Registry Settings, Tweak Registry Editor

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

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

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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

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

Welcome to TSG....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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Good evening,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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Does anyone how to increase the size of the applet windows that windows 10 opens for, in this case "OPTIONS" under TOOLS in Media Player. In the screen shots attached the window simply gobbles up the dialogues and options under almost all register tabs.
 
One can also observe the same behavior under such windows of some other dialogue boxes of some other software applications i.e. (Preferences) Adobe's Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc. It is not the case with all applet windows, but only some. I am using a large  Samsung 26" screen so the screen size etc. can't be the problem..
 
I am sure there is some setting somewhere that allows one to change the size. It is quite frustrating and security risk otherwise, not being able to access the settings of an application.
 
Thanks for any input.
 
Bobang
 
Microsoft seems to be on an advertising BIng/e in Edge which does not allow any app to curb the ad-curse!
 
PS I just coined "Winten" as a nickname for Windows 10 or Windows X. Let's see if it catches..

A:Applet/Settings/Option Window Size in Win 10

Hi,
Most likely you have windows set to 125% dpi and many programs will not render properly with windows set like that.

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Help! When I try to record something with FRAPS, or Bandicam, or Camtasia, my system sound sounds as if I'm recording sound, that's coming from speakers, with a microphone. I don't use speakers though, earphones, and my general sound is fine, even when I record, BUT the files made have this sound problem.

I have an on-board sound card as I haven't had enough money for a good sound card, and apart from this recording problem, my on-board seems to be fine.

I doubt this will make much of a difference but just in case, my specs are:
Intel Core i5-2300 2.80GHz (Quad Core)
8GB of DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560

Please reply as soon as possible.
Thanks.

-Tom

A:Stereo Mix sounds like a mic

Not much one can really do. Its all depended on hardware.

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