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Main Volume Control doesn't work

Q: Main Volume Control doesn't work

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

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I installed windows 10 and i like it very much, except for one thing; i can't adjust my windows volume.
I had this problem before with previous windows but i could fix this to right click on the volume icon right below the the task bar and press playback devices. Here you swa to devices speakers what was set as default en digital output. nothing's change there very much but before i could fix the problem trought set the digital output device as default, but now nothing changed. I tryd to disableing the other devices i tryd to update the drivers, i cant change any thing in the driver settings what can help me.

I can adjust the volume at youtube its just the volume of windows i cant eather mute it.
i'm sorry for my bad english i hope i'm clearly enough and hope some one can help me.


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?

A:Touch volume control doesn't work on dv6, looking for driver

@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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Since upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit I can't turn the volume all the way down by using the volume control at the front of the notebook. Worked fine under Vista 32 bit.
The volume control still works but no matter how far I wind it to the left there is still sound coming from the speakers.

Any help appreciated.


A:Tecra P5 - Volume control doesn’t work properly

As far as I know volume control in the past was mechanical but now it works on different way and it is controlled by specific tool/utility.
To be honest Tecra P5 is not known to me but obviously it is Australian notebook model and according to Australian support page this notebook model is not supported for Windows 7.

That doesn?t mean you cannot use it but this means there is not software package designed for Windows 7 that can be installed so I think there is no much you can do about it.

I know it is annoying but for volume control you can use Windows option placed in task bar.

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I recently had to reinstall windows XP on my computer. I installed the video and audio drivers that came with the motherboard cd. There is sound and the microphone works, but I can't control the volume normally, it can be controlled as wave.

Also the mixer device appears as SiS 7012 Wave.

I already uninstalled and installed the driver several times from the CD and I downloaded it and installed it too and the problem persists.

A:Volume control doesn't work (SiS 2012 Wave problem)


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ok so this problem was just about from the beginning. i thought i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of Msn M. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by youtube, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m. even now with live messenger i have the issue. im tired of being patient so here i am

windows xp sp2
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.

A:Other volume bars control the main volume of windows xp

trying to keep it alice bump~

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Hello :)
I hope I put this in the right area..

I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all" doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks :)

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

Are your speakers powered? If not you may have to invest in powered
speakers. This is a common issue with non powered speakers.

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I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all" doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Help with volume control-very quiet, main control unnefective

Do you have any other soundcard-like devices like a USB headset?
Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard installed? Please check the motherboard maker's website.
Did you get some special program with the motherboard drivers that would give you more control over sound than the Windows standard volume utility?

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

A:Vista main volume control missing

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

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

then you should be able to change tings again.

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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I recently got this problem, that my volume hotkeys stopped working, (Acer Aspire 5560G) AMD High Definition Audio. I also tryed plug in other keyboard that have's volume hotkeys but still doesn't work.

A:Volume hotkey (fn+volume+-) doesn't work

Still need help

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Hi guys, just found out this place, seems to be a good forum so I try it here.

Last night I got hold of a 27" BenQ GL2750HM, so far so good.
I have my main display from the DVI port to HDMI port on the screen and my secondary screen is my 60" TV which is connected through HDMI port on the graphic card into the HDMI port in my reciever.

The main scheme for my setup is like:

- Radeon 7970 DVI > HDMI Main monitor (BenQ GL2750)
- Radeon 7970 HDMI > HDMI Reciever (ONKYO TX-NR609)
- ONKYO TX-NR609 > 60" TV

So to the problem now.
When the HDMI cable is connected to the graphic card, I need to have my TV ON in order for my main monitor, the BenQ, to work and if I turn off the TV the BenQ is getting black, like a standby mode, however, there is "no signal" to the monitor.
This was never a problem with my other screen, I could have the HDMI cable connected to the graphic card, the TV off and the reciever OFF without the main monitor went black.

I hope I expressed myself good enough for you too understand, if not, please reply

Thanks in advance.

A:Issue: Main display doesn't work when HDMI is plugged

Noone got a clue?

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I did a scan from 317 here are the results

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.89
Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
Internet Explorer 8
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Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate!
AVG 2013
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Java 7 Update 71
Java version out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player Flash Player out of Date!
Adobe Reader XI
Mozilla Firefox 32.0.3 Firefox out of Date!
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I clicked control panel and printers faxes. Says no driver detected, so I installed the driver. Still says no driver detected and my volume control doesn't show up . Any ideas on how to get this printer going again? I got a business to run. I use the card reader on this Epson CX6000 printer to upload photos onto this PC, and I haven't been able to for 3 weeks now........

A:no driver detected and my volume control doesn't show up

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Windows XP Home SP2.
Pretty often clicking on my sound icon (Which IS present in the system tray), does not open the volume control slider. When this happens I go to Control Panel but Sound controls won't open from that location either. There's no way to control the volume and must reboot to get it back (temporarily, because it keeps happening).

Do I possibly need driver updates? If so, which one of these is my sound card?
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Or is it an XP problem.

A:Sound icon is there but doesn't bring up volume control

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My computer is an HP a1213w. The sound randomly stopped working while watching a YouTube video. The box claims there are no mixers available. I checked to see if my sound card is working properly; it is. I was told to make sure it was on automatic and push start, and I did all that even though it was already done. The speaker icon isn't on the toolbar. iTunes and MySpace music won't play. I have Windows XP. Sorry for any mistakes. THANKS! I have now realized how much I appreciate my hearing...

A:Volume Control Won't Work

You may have a corrupt driver.
Go to the Control Panel & double click the System icon
Click on the Hardware tab
Open the device manager
uninstall the sound device
restart the unit to let it reinstall
if that doesn't work download the driver from the manufacturers web site & install it.

sorry about the lack of caps, i'm holding a slice of pizza with my left hand.

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OK i got a dell Latitude d620 intel core 2 duo Windows Xp. I have tried alot of stuff to get my volume control to work !! But all has failed.. I have Legacy audio Driver and it is enabled and working. But when i try to turn volume up in the controls it says no audio mixers found. Can anyone help. I have tried many things and all failed.

A:Volume Control not work

Also wanted to add that it is a laptop and the speakers do work cause when an error happens it does beep!! and that is the only noise it makes. No power up noises nothing from the web or anything.

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Just made a fresh intall of Windows 7 (32 bit). This was done from scracth with Toshiba CD. The drivers I downloaded from Toshiba website. Everything is ok, except the volume wheel it doesn't control the sound.

Does anyone know wich driver I'm missing? Every other butons and functions are active except volume wheel.

A:Portege M750 - Volume Wheel doesn't control the sound


Did you install the VAP (value added package) for Win 7?
On Toshiba EU driver page VAP v 1.2.40 can be found

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I have just bought a Acer laptop. The model, as it says on my laptop, Aspire 4752-6838.

The problem is that my fn hotkeys do not work for raising and lowering the volume or muting or playing. That would be fn + up, fn + down, and fn + f8, respectively.

Interestingly enough, my fn hotkeys work for other functions like num lock, brightness. Im not sure about my other fn keys working, but i dont have a need for them, so i dont care. However i really want to use my fn hotkeys for volume control.

Is there any way to enable this? Or does any one know where this problem arises and a solution?

BTW i read the manual and it doesn't help me with my problem. I also tried searching google and found no help either. If anyone knows where else i can look, that would help too.

A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

Take it back to where you bought it and have them take a look. It could be a faulty keyboard. What version of Windows are you running? Have you run Windows update till no more updates are found?

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My new keyboard works, except for its volume control buttons and its l<< >ll >>l previous play/pause and next buttons. Why is this and how do I get them to work??

My keyboard is a wireless Logitech K360

A:New keyboard volume control buttons don`t work

Hi inaniloquent, Have you loaded the drivers ? Support + Downloads: Wireless Keyboard K360 - Logitech Setpoint software controls the key

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I have always been a fond user of multimedia keyboard/mouse controls, particularly volume control. Unfortunately, ever since I got a new audio card (Creative SB X-Fi) in order to use digital surround sound (SPDIF DTS encoding >>> amplifier), muting still works, however, volume control doesn't change anything.

Now I am aware of all the arguments that you can't change digital output volume, however, i know this CAN be done. I have done this myself in two ways, firstly, by changing the EQ level in the Creative volume mixer, and more intruigingly, by changing Creative's "What U Hear" level in the recording tab of the control panel sound controls pane.

Ideally, I would like keyboard volume controls to adjust the "What U Hear" level, however volume control only changes the default PLAYBACK device, and "What U Hear" is a RECORDING device.

So here is my Question:

How do you configure volume controls to adjust the "What U Hear" level? Alternatively, can digital volume control be achieved in another way?

I'm sure this can be done by changing a registry key associating volume +/- and default device, but no luck so far. If anyone can help or has another method for control digital volume I would be much appreciated.

PS. I am not interested in using my amp's remote for volume so please don't suggest that.

A:Creative X-Fi digital volume control. Help, I KNOW this can work!!!

Unless you are a programmer and can create a program to do this specific task, I don't see a way around it. The S/PDIF doesn't use the sound card or at least the parts of it that can be controlled by the usual methods.

What you are hearing in the PC speakers is being generated by the PC's sound card, after the digital section so that is two different functions.

It looks like, to me, that "you can't get there from here".

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Hi, my speakers play sound but when I plug the headphones into the master speaker on the right it doesn't play audio anymore through the headphones. I tried several pair, one even brand new and no luck, however when anything is plugged in the audio stops. I tried plugging them into the back of the desktop and the front even but none of the 3.5mm audio jacks seem to want to allow Windows 7 to recognize the head phones.

My son is playing some browser game and it's driving me mad to have to listen to it in the back round and was hoping someone could help me navigate the volume control options in Windows 7 so I could fix this for myself, thank you

A:[SOLVED] Volume control options &gt; playback devices doesn't list my headphones just sp

First thing, are you sure that the jack on your speaker system works?

Next, I would advise you reinstall your sound driver.

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so i was in my control panel deleting things i didn't need the other day and i might have deleted something with my volume because it doesn't work anymore! when i go into my volume control the main bar doesn't move and it shaded light gray and its not muted or anything that box is light gray too! when i click on the bar to try and scroll it the computer makes a beep. how do i fix this?? i'm in the middle of no where in Australia and will be for a while!! and i'd like to be able to use it for dvd purposes etc!

Thanks for your help!

A:volume control doens't work! shaded gray

In the Control Panel, click on Sound and Audio Devices Properties, then on the Hardware tab. Select your Audio device and click on Properties. In the window that opens, at the bottom, make sure the device is Enabled. If it already is, you can try updating or reinstalling your sound card driver.

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I have bought Inspiron I5558 signature edition 5 months back.My speakers are not working after it reaches 50 percent of volume till then they will work fine. I uninstalled and installed new audio drivers but problem is not solved. Please help....

A:Speakers doesn't work after certain volume

Hi kash2528,
I would suggest you to update BIOS and reinstall the audio driver on the Dell system. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the audio card.

In the search box, Start typing devmgmt.msc and then press enter.
Select the Sound, video and game controllers listed and expand it.
You should find Realtek High definition audio or audio controller please right click on it.
Now select properties.
In the properties window, under Driver tab, click on Uninstall button.
Check “Delete the driver software for this device.”
You want to delete the driver click OK.

After uninstallation please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section and audio driver from audio section onto the system and install it.
Please let me know if this helps.

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Hello, I have an X1 Yoga and just noticed that the volume rocker (the physical buttons on the right side of the computer) don't seem to work when my lid is closed.  When the lid is open, the rocker works great.  But not otherwise. I have tried playing music from both Spotify and Youtube.  Both sources of audio don't work.  (Not sure if that's relevant, but just thought I'd mention it.) If there are any other X1 Yoga owners out there, could you please test this out?  I normally adjust volume with the Fn keys (with the lid open, obviously) so I didn't notice this issue until today.  I was just trying to listen to music with the lid closed for the first time today when I noticed the problem. Thanks!

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Hello I have a Lenovo S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038SP and suddenly volume sidebar it doesn't work. With Fn key works. Windows 10 instaled, what could be the problem? Thanks!!

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Hello, I have an X1 Yoga and just noticed that the volume rocker (the physical buttons on the right side of the computer) don't seem to work when my lid is closed.  When the lid is open, the rocker works great.  But not otherwise. I have tried playing music from both Spotify and Youtube.  Both sources of audio don't work.  (Not sure if that's relevant, but just thought I'd mention it.) If there are any other X1 owners out there (Yoga or Carbon; I believe they're very similar), could you please test this out?  I normally adjust volume with the Fn keys (with the lid open, obviously) so I didn't notice this issue until today.  I was just trying to listen to music with the lid closed for the first time today when I noticed the problem. Thanks!

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Thanks in advance for any help
I've got a a Dell Lattitude D820 with Windows XP home.
One day, out of the blue, I started getting an error message when Windows tries to boot.

with some unhelpful directions, and then at the bottom,

Stop: 0X000000ED (0x864FB590, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I checked out some different places and the general advice was to try and boot windows from the Windows CD. After setting the BIOS and cleaning the disk, this is what happens

Blue screen with ?Windows Setup? appears and at the bottom it tells me all the little steps it's taking to get windows going. It all goes well and I get ?Setup is starting Windows?

but then I get another blue screen of doom, this one says:

Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF76130BF, 0xF7A5F208, 0xF7A5EF08)

pci.sys- Address F76130BF base at F760C000, DateStamp 3b7d855c

I'm not even sure I can reformat if the CD won't work. Ugh.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume, and Windows CD doesn't work

Are you using IDE or SATA. Did you check to be sure you are using the proper cable if you are using IDE? That could cause the first error and the second error. The second error is a driver based error. Hopefully you have a backup because there is a possibility your hard drive is dying. My suggestion...check the cabling...remove any unneeded hardware from the computer...check to make sure everything else is seated properly and try to start up. How old is the computer?

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Hello i have strange problem, my hp remote not work on windows 7. After 2 years i preinstall from vista home preimum to win7 ultimate. My laptop is hp pavilion dv7-1023cl
and i have all windows 7 x64 drivers, and all hp services running on automatic mode, HID also. I try many many times to set up IR to receive signal from remote, but i no have success. This is information from back side on remote:
3139 228 53391
HP SPS: 464793-001

P.S: I hope to help if it is possible that this problem be solved.

A:Remote Control Doesn't Work in Win-7

ok i think you possibly need the drivers for your remote, after a long search i came up with this,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

select the detect your product and it will scan your machine and tell you what drivers and software are available ,

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When I try to use the C-A-D command nothing shows up. I have tried right clicking the task bar and then clicking task manager but that doesn't work either. It opens in safe mode but not in regular startup. I have also tried opening regedit but i get an error that says: " C:\WINDOWS/system32\ The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS: 0ddc IP: 00b7 OP:65 63 69 66 79 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. I have attached the hijack this log. let me know if there is any thing that shouldn't be here. thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:11 PM, on 09/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Control-Alt-Delete doesn't work

Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to setup Ad-Aware

Download Ad-Aware
Save aawsepersonal.exe into ... Read more

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:


I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A... Read more

A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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i have my hp dv2415nr with windows 7 but my hp control doesn,t work how can i install my control any ideas?? i have my wireless assistant on wath else can i do to make it work?

A:hp dv2415nr control doesn,t work help

HP tends to supply installation instructions for their products--both on paper and on their web site.

Mind explaining what your "hp control" is?

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?


A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.


If you do not have the Windows XP retail CDs you can Download Sndvol32.exe from the below mentioned link and place it in C:\Windows\System32 folder.


A:Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control p

Thanks For The Info arjunaj

Welcome To TSG ...

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Not sure if ths belongs here or in the security thread??

I could swear I've seen similar problems on this forum, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

3Ghz Pentium 4 512 MB of RAM running XP Pro. Last night a user on this PC installed MS updates, by logging off via the "install updates and shut down" option. When she came in this morning, the PC didn't respond to control + alt + delete. She asked me for help in logging on. I clicked on the help link in the control alt delet prompt, and the password prompt came up!?

The MS update button(at the bottom right corner of the screen - not sure what this is called) on her login still had the exclamation point on it, so I clicked on it to install the updates again. It installed and prompted for a restart. So I clicked on the restart now option. Nothing happened. I went to Start->shutdown, and nothing happened. I hit control alt delete, and nothing happened.

Ran spyware checks via spybot and ad-aware and they only turned up cookies. I am in the process of running a virus check right now.

My userid on the same computer has no problems. When I hit control alt delete, I get the standard prompt.

A:Solved: Control Alt Delete Doesn't Work

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I clicked on "Turn parental control on and deny computers access to ONLY these sites", entered the website url in the box, ticked it and set the schedule to always. But when I try to access the blocked web page it takes a little longer than usual but then loads on the website normally.

The two sites entered in the boxes are the ones I've tried to test the feature with, but both are not being blocked.

Can someone see anything I've done wrong?

I have tried emptying the cache and rebooting the computer and router, but still the pages just refuse to be blocked.

What's happening??? Advice would be appreciated.

A:Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

hum; did you try just the domain name without the http:// ?
also try without the trailing / after the domain name

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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Hi everybody,

as described I use a Logitech G510 keyboard with multimedia keys and the posibility to insert a headset into it (the keyboard got its own soundcard). The keyboard also got a volume wheel which worked with Vista like it should: I could controle the speaker's volume by the keyboard.

Now with Win 7 I can't use the wheel anymore, even with the latest drivers. Does anyone know this problem?

My system:
OS Win 7 professional 32 bit
Intel core duo E4500 2,2 GHz; 2GB RAM
Sapphire HD5770 graphiccard
Best regards from Germany!

A:Logitech G510 keyboard's volume controle wheel doesn't work...

I found the answer in this thread! Sorry for opening this thread...

keyboard volume controls wont work

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?

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I recently noticed that my ctrl+a doesn't work. All the other ctrl combinations do! Ctrl+a doesnt allow me to "select all" while word processing or use this combination in games (first person shooters).

I have a logitech G15 and other keyboards and they all dont allow me to use ctrl+a. I have tried different versions of keyboard drivers for my G15 and without. I plugged the keyboard into another W7 and it works

Im assuming this is an issue with my OS now.

I know reinstalling windows is a option but want that to be the last resort as i only reformatted last month(i think it only started occurring when i reformatted)

EDIT: I have fixed my issue - it turns out my user account was corrupted, so I had to make a new one and copy all my documents folder over!

A:Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Hi richyo and welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad it is fixed for you. If you computer is corrupt maybe you should run the sfc /scannow command here is how: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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When I click on My Computer either on Desktop or in the Start menu folder, a screen appears as shown here. But I can access these items from the Windows explorer icon on the task bar!!
Also whenever I click on any folder or drive in My computer window, the contents open in a new window and I end up in a large number of windows opened by the time I reach a file or a folder.
How can I fix this?

A:My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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Occasionally, when resume from hibernation/suspend, display brightness control doesn't work. Means that Fn + F2,F3 doesn't work, change from Windows Power Options doesn't work, change from intel graphic doesn't work.
Anyone know if I have to restart some services to get it working? It's occasional and I can't find anything exact in EventLog.
My system is HP Probook 4230s with Core i5-2410 with intel HD3000. Latest patches on both Win 7 Pro 32-bit and intel driver.
Restart machines solve the problem, re-hibernate or re-suspend machine occasionally solve the problem, but mostly not.

A:LCD Brightness control doesn't work after resume from sleep/hibernatio

See if HP have an update for their firmware or function key control drivers. I know its a new pc, but its worth a shot.

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.

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How can I get the Windows 7 Control Panel Backup & Restore link to work? When I click on it it does nothing

A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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I just spent the last 30 hours downloading and installing all the update for 8.1 on my new Acer Laptop. Now the system will not shut down, update will not open and restore does not work. Also the sound system does not work. I've tried the recovery options but all I get is unending aero. Shutdown produces background apps still running and will only work if I physically turn off the power.

I'm at a loss to know what to do next. I did not expect to have these problems with a brand new system and by following all the proper procedures for updating.

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I am hoping someone on this forum can help me. I have a Thinkpad X60s, about a year old and I am running XP. Randomly my computer becomes sluggish so I try closing programs. I then figure out that one program is frozen (come to think of it, that program may always be IE) and I can't close it. I then try to warm boot with ALT CONTROL DELETE but it doesn't work. In fact, instead of getting the task manager, my screen saver comes up without any icons on my desktop. I have no cursor and can't do anything but unplug or take out battery and manually crash the computer. It then will start normally though it takes longer for the icons to appear.

I regularly download both IBM and Windows updates, I defrag regularly, do virus scans etc using Norton 360. I also have run Think Pad Productivity Center maintenance tasks.

Other than that and the slugglishness the computer runs ok.

Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.

A:Freeze,alt control delete doesn't work, lose all icons

Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck

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Hello, I have a problem with connecting my SE K700i cell phone with Windows 7 notebook via bluetooth. I have paired them, file transfer is available, the problem is remote control (HID profile) - when trying to connect either desktop, presenter, kmplayer or any other, it always shows "Bluetooth connection failed. Retry?" I do not know what to do with that, with Vista it worked properly, the driver is the same, so what is the problem? Would be happy, if you could help me.

edit: the problem is in Windows - remote control does not work neither with another cell phone. It has Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba.

A:BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Thx, I have already solved that - In BT settings an option of creating HID was hidden, it offered just dial up networking.

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

turns out I installed the incorrect driver for my video card and suffered from the BSOD syndrome....

well, I finally got that sorted out, ( I think ) and now I am trying relentlessly to get catalyst pro control center to work properly. Ive read numerous places online that involves editing the Assembly folder, but I have no such keys in there.

when I try and run CCC, it tells me that I am unable to run as I wouldn't be able to change any settings within the app basically. Ive tried uninstalling, installing. trying ATI opposed to AMD- to no anvil.

I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button


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If I try to use the Ctrl-Click action on web pages that allow you to select multiple items in a list box, a new ie session opens (to my home page) instead of allowing me to make multiple selections. This happens with ALL web pages that have multiple select boxes. It only happens on my desktop (XP with i.e 7), and not on other computers in my house with ie7.
- I tried disabling ALL active X controls and add-ins. Still didn't work.
Any ideas please? (It's maddening!!)

A:Control-Click doesn't work with multiple select lists-it opens a new ie page instead

One thing you may want to check is the control panel/accessibility options and make sure nothing is checked in there. Sometimes the accessibility settings for the keyboard will play havoc with what you think should be happening with keys.

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For some reason the onscreen display for the volume controls and screen brightness on my W530 stop working after coming back from sleep or resume. I updated Power Management, Hotkey and Interface but the problem still rears its ugly head. If I go into screen resolution and advanced and on screen then uncheck Enable onscreen and recheck it...the controls work again.

A:Volume control buttons do not display volume level...

try to reinstall the OSD software. Uninstall the current OSD software that you have, and download the latest version from below.
Edit note: Wrong link. See below for the correct link.

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:microsoft windows search protocol host stopped, slow, firefox doesn't work, itunes doesn't work

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have a problem. I have adjourned the bios of the pc acer aspire M1641 and when I have restarted the pc tuneup utilities it signals me this problem:

the peripheral "Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Do you know as solution for this?

A:"Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Did you find a solution to this problem? TuneUp Utilities report on an identical problem on my win7 system

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hello all,

can someone help me with my issue.?..My XP was recently re-installed on my IBM laptop and for some reason the sound from my built-in speaker is very low..I adjusted its volume control but still wont work..I can hear it but barely even with a headset..can someone help??..let me know please..thanks.

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Hello, Ten Forums!

I was wondering whether it were possible to open the volume mixer instead of the volume control when left-clicking on the volume icon in the tray. At the moment I have it set to open the old classic menu, but not the volume mixer.

So, is it possible?



A:Is it possible to open the volume mixer instead of volume control

All i see is right clicking to do this. What do you mean by classic menu ?

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Short Story
Wave meter in volume control keeps stopping. I googled it, seems to be a virus. Performed a virus scan, came up with nothing. Did it with another anti-virus program, also showed nothing. Need help. Thanks.

Long Story
So basically, I wanted to watch a youtube video. When I played it, there was no sound. Thinking it was a simple volume problem, I checked the video volume, the small icon on the taskbar, and even went into the control panel to adjust the volume settings. I thought it might be my headphones, but I tried using the speakers and neither worked. I tried doing the voice playback, and then I could hear my voice. I thought maybe it was fixed. Played the video, no sound. At that point I thought it was my sound card. I didn't want to replace it, so I kept trying to look for a better solution. After much frustration, I managed to make my way into the volume control. Start - Control Panel - Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices - Adjust the System Volume - Audio - Sound Playback: Default Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio - Volume - Wave. I saw that the Wave option was all the way down, and moved it up. After moving it, I could hear the video crystal clear, so I closed all the windows I didn't need anymore. Well, after about 30 seconds, the volume shut off again. I went back into volume control, and the wave bar was all the way down again. I raised it, and closed the window. I was looking for the apply button to become available, for I had assumed that not app... Read more

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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I'm running windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to get my microphone to play directly through my speakers so I can record them both simultaneously. The only answer I've been finding is to tick the 'microphone' checkbox in the volume control playback properties panel, but I don't have a microphone checkbox.There should be a 'microphone' box under SW Synth and CD player but I don't get one apparently.I've downloaded the latest SigmaTel Audio drivers from Dell and despite not having a problem with them before this, I'm inclined to believe that they're the problem. Any ideas?

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:

Those two pages detail how to get an Input Monitor checkbox which functions just like the microphone one I wanted (although you can only mute it, not alter the volume). I used Instructional Set 3 from the second page, having to add the 'RecMonitorMute' entry as detailed in the first page and I can now hear my microphone input directly through my speakers.

HOWEVER, I'm still unable to record both the microphone and speaker sound at the same time. I thought recording the 'Stereo Mix' channel with the microphone coming through the speakers would work but it isn't and I don't know why. Any ideas?

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Hello again...

[Sorry to post back-to-back...but I need some answers on this one, also...& it's sort of related to the that, I want to accomplish this prior to an SP3 install.]


My (recently new) audio workstation...mfg.'d by ADK...came w/ Paragon Drive Backup (8.1)...which I can utilize to backup my entire local drive content (OS/programs/files & folders) to a dedicated recovery capsule...(which I believe is located on a dedicated partition).

What I would like to do...(because I have 2 external hard drives, capable of backing up everything I have)

1st; ELIMINATE that recovery capsule.

Then...I would like to recover that partition to the as to add it's space to the available, writable area of the entire local drive (i.e., only have one main partition). [I do have the XP bible (Bott & Seichert)...& I suppose the sequence is detailed in there somewhere...but I thought also that someone here migh have some practical experience w/ this task.]

Then...I want to back up my entire local drive to one of my external drives (since I am going to install SP3...& a complete back-up is recommended prior). [This... I believe I already know how to do...since it is listed as one of the main options on the mail Paragon interface.]



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Help my windows 7 laptop just keeps rebooting and i cant get to safe mode or recovery what should i do ?

A:system recovery doesn't work and safe mode doesn't work and just keeps reboting

System manufacturer and model?

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Recently I worked with Spybot Search & Destroy forum support to remove a nasty malware problem that was causing ad pop-ups to come up randomly and also turn down my volume control to zero. That problem has gone away and everything was working fine. The support person then had me do some final cleanup and other suggestions to stop future infections. Somewhere in this process the volume control icon disappeared from my system tray. I can still look up the volume control in the Control Panel and it says that it is there using Sigma Tel audio. The check mark is in place that says that the volume control should appear in the system tray. Also, I can play music on iTunes but if I try to open up an mp3 file in Windows Media Player it says that I am missing the CODEC to run this file. Some online radio stations that I listen to that have their own on-site player do not work anymore. One site that still works in WMP first says it is downloading CODECs before it begins playing. I also noticed that when I boot up the Microsoft boot-up sound no longer plays. I figure I'm missing the main file that contains the Microsoft CODECs, but hopefully you can help with this.

A:Solved: Main volume not working---CODECS missing

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

A:Headphone or Main Speaker Control

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

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I have been having a problem with my computer for a few weeks now. I have Windows Vista on my computer, and have Webroot Virus Scan. When I go to Google's search engine and click on the link, it gets redirected. Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the volume doesn't work at all. Also, sometimes when I turn my computer on, the computer doesn't load, and it says there is a problem with DellDock installation (which I have no clue what that means). I never had any of these problems before this virus showed up. When I run Webroot, it catches the same virus everytime, some type of virus in Java. I have tried researching this virus, but as I said, Google links don't work. Thank you for taking the time to look at my problem.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Danny at 16:22:20.01 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3060.1698 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\W... Read more

A:Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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

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I've been using my microphone and a few days ago on the volume control the mic volume was at the top. Yesterday, it was in the middle and i couldn't slide it up any higher than that, and today it is at 10% and i cant budge the knob to turn it up. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

A:Mic volume unable to go above 10% on Volume Control

mmmm....actually i've had a very similiar problem....not quite sure how i fixed it though. Try updating your drivers for your soundcard, that might help. Also(obviously) go into control panel, and mess with things from there. Also, do you have any errors with any sound drivers of any kind? i know if....kind of nuke some of mine(stupid me) with an anti-adware program....if you have that could be part of the prob, and those usually aren't to hard to fix, just take a little time.

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I am trying to use my CD-ROM drive and it doesn't work here are the list of things I have tried

Uninstalled and reinstalled the cd-rom driver it is a Matbleepa UJ-840D CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW in my HP laptop (Didn't work)

Read stuff about code 39 and removed in the registry edit screen Upperfilters, Upperfilters.bak, Lowerfilters, Lowerfilters.bak and rebooted (Didn't work)

Removed itunes from computer (didn't solve the issue with cd-rom player)

Went back to a system restore point that was before the last time I used the CD-rom player and it worked and that (didn't work as well)

Read a lot of different posts about code 39 and nothing is given after the above steps are taken if it still won't work except to reformat which I would prefer not to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CD-ROM doesn't work, code 39 error, tried many things still doesn't work

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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We have 3 computers in our home and they are , all three of them part of a home network (private)

The full network goes as follows

Meo (local server in Portugal)
Thomson TG784n (modem/router)(1151NT2uu)
Thomson TG784n (media device)
Main desktop
2nd desktop

My problem:
Where the laptop gives me the full network as described above, the main desktop doesn't show the laptop.

How can I solve this?
If you need more information, just ask.

Best regards


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Hi. Wife got a new laptop (HP2000). Works fine with a cable attached but wouldn't connect via WIFI. I then opened the GUEST Wifi and it works fine.

Wifi works great with my Android and other laptop, but I turned both off just in case...

I rebooted the laptop, the router (Moto Surfboard SBG6580) etc. I suspect this is something simple.


A:Guest WIFI works, Main doesn't

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hi everyone,

I noticed the volume of my music was not as loud as it was in the past when playing CD's or MP3 files with Windows Media Player 10. I had the volume turned all the way up in Media player and also in Realtek HD Audio Manager, but the sound was just not anywhere near as loud as it was before. I recently un-installed "Discover stream hub / Discover.exe" and thought that this might have had something to do with it, but that does not seem to be the case.

I decided to try to play an mp3 file with Realplayer and found that with the volume turned up in realplayer, the mp3 files sounded normal again, plenty of volume.

What surprised me is that if I close Realplayer with it's volume control turned up, then open the MP3 with Medial player, it will sound normal in media player, (plenty of volume). If I turn the volume control in Real player all the way down, close it, then play a file with Media Player, there will be no sound at all.

Somehow, the volume control for Realplayer is effecting and overriding the volume control for Media Player. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how this might be happening ? Has anyone else ever experienced this type of thing ?

It's not a big deal now that I found out what was going on, but tracking down problems like this can drive you nuts. It seems crazy that the volume control from one program would control the other, I'm just wondering what might be going on. I'm using Windows XP Media Center Ed... Read more

A:Real Player volume control also controls Media Player Volume ?

Hi John

The reason that this happens is that when you change the volume in real player, it changes the 'Wave' volume for the whole system. I don't pretend to know too much about this but basically, real player changes part of the system volume which also affects the volume in media player. To see this for yourself, open Real Player and then go into Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices under control panel. Click on Advanced Volume Controls under the 'See Also' heading on the left. There should be a column labelled 'Wave'. If you now change the volume in Real Player, you will see this changing also. As a result, it changes the volume system wide. Hope this solves your confusion.

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I'm not sure if I'm posting it correctly here, or should it go under games. I suppose this problem can happen with other programs, that's why I chose to post it here.

So I downloaded FIFA 16 demo before the release date and every time I try to launch it, I would get a windows message saying FIFA 16 has stopped working and then forces you to close it. I tried playing it on my laptop and it worked fine. I thought there was a bug with the demo so I just let it go for now( never had this issues with older FIFA games or any EA game in particular. All run fine till now).

Then the game was launched officially and the game itself had the same problem. So I contacted EA support. Told them the problem and I went through a series of fixes that they thought we necessary but only two worked, They weren't fixes but work arounds. The first was setting up a new user account and the game launched perfectly there. The second was running windows under safe mode (running a clean boot didn't work either). So they transferred me to their "specialists" and asked for my DxDiag and MSinfo files. Eventually they returned saying to contact microsoft as the problem is within windows and has nothing to do with EA (weird because FIFA 15 still works on there).

So I contact microsoft asking them for a fix or a way to repair/reset my account so I wouldn't have that problem. The tech guy said he was confident that he could fix it but for a fee of $99. I'd rather just reinstall windows ... Read more

A:FIFA 16 doesn't launch on the main user account?

A Demo is just a Demo. So where in the world did you download this "Demo" from.

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I have a Dell Inspiron one desktop, Core 13 (windows 7) and I don't know what happened but upon startup, I see a bunch of flashing colors taking up the whole screen. Is it a hardware problem where a chip board has to be replaced? Or should I re-install windows?

A:Different colors flash upon startup/doesn't load main screen

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I'm running Windows 8.1 64bits.
I have noticed since a couple of days ago that my Control+Tab shortcut does not work anymore. Not on text editors, not on web browsers, not on property pages, nowhere.
Control+Shift+Tab (reverse tab navigation) still works.
I have checked the results on an application called "Ethervane ActiveHotkeys". In there, it states that Control+Shift+Tab is not an active hotkey but that Control+Tab IS. I assume that some application decided to globally pick up Control+Tab for itself.
I have tried restarting (and testing as quickly as possible before all programs load), I have tried closing down all applications that the task manager will let me and still the shortcut does not work.
I tried going to msconfig and disabling all programs and non-Microsoft services with no luck, but if I start Windows 8 in Safe Mode then Control+Tab works again.
I tried running Hotkey Commander; it shows Control+Tab as being bound by some application, but does not show which application it is. If I delete/disable the hotkey binding from inside Hotkey Commander then it works again until I restart.
I'm stumped as to how to troubleshoot this further and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Control+Tab does not work anywhere anymore (Control+Shift+Tab still works)

I'm having the same problem as of today, and basically mirrored your findings.  The only thing I can think of that changed in the last 24 hours was the nVidia drivers and Geforce experience..

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Hi there

I can see and access all computers (inc Linux) from the left hand side of the file explorer panel but it doesn't show in the main computers. Build 1607 W10 Pro X64.


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I have about zero experience with major laptop hardware repairs. I have done simple things like replacing keyboards, touchpads, WiFi cards and hard disks but nothing major like troubleshooting one that will not power up at all. I have come into a mighty fine looking HP Pavilion laptop with an i5 processor, marked as follows:
Model: DM4-1160US
Product: XH124UA#ABA
Serial: CNU0402YD1

The power supply checks good and I have tried another known-good power supply and the power jack is secure; but, the laptop gives no indication it is even connected to power, no lights, no fan; it is as though it is not plugged in and has no battery.

So, here are my questions:
What besides the main board, itself, are possibilities for replacement?
looking on e-bay, how do I know which main boards work in this laptop? (There are several DM4 models and some even have i3 processors which I would not want, anyway.)


A:Which Main Boards will Work in this Laptop

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Hi i have a major problem and i dont know what it is or how to fix it

Whenever my main PC is turned on, i get no signal from the wireless, like i cannot use my phone or laptop on the internet

i use an [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]ethernet[/COLOR][/COLOR] cable which is direclty connected to my main PC

my windows is also window XP and my modem model is TG782T

only if my pc is turned off the wireless works

A:Wireless doesnt work when main PC is on

Does it make a difference whether the main PC is connected to the modem/router?

Are the modem/router and main PC plugged into the same electrical circuit?

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When I log into my main user name, the screen is completely black. I push ctrl+alt+dl but my parental controls dont let me open that until they are turned off. I cant see anything to even turn them off. Its not the video card. The other user names work fine. Please help

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I got dsl and my networked computers work but my main computer with the router and the modem connected by it doesnt work everything is connected correctly.

A:Network comps work but main doesnt

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I just got a new PC w/ Vista Home Edition 32-bit and a NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT (w/ S-Video out). The multimedia player that I am using to play video is the free SMPlayer (MPlayer) since it has all of the required codecs.

The intention is to play the karaoke on the TV (in full screen) while working on the main monitor such as updating the playlist in real time and keep the karaoke program running non-stop.

Using the dual-display mode, I could display and drag the video karaoke to the TV. However, the screen on the TV is just ... blank. I could display the video on the TV only by using the "clone" mode (both monitors display the same thing) and set the video output from SMPlayer to "directx:noacel". However, this is causing another issue. That is both video and audio being "dragged down" so bad whenever I click to open and drop-down menu, for ex. to select diff. audio track. I can not use the "directx" option since it will display the video on the PC monitor only.

Can one of you please help !



A:Why can't I play video on the TV and work on the main monitor?

Hiya and welcome, saobang

I've moved you into your own thread, as its easier to work on one problem at a time


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I'm working on a Access 2003 database system. I have a main form (Parent Form) and Subform (Child Form) and another subform within a subform (check-IN). I would like to have a combobox on the subform so it can search by child rather then parent, but I would like the parent information to be updated to match the child when the child's name is selected in the combobox. It makes it easier to check-In the child each time they attend. Each parent, can have multiple children. I'm having trouble getting this accomplished.

Thank You

A:Combobox in Subform to work with main form

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

A:Volume Control

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

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My volume control icon disappears from the system tray every couple of days. If I go to 'Sounds and Audio Devices' in the Control Panel the "Place volume control icon in the taskbar" will still be checked even though the icon is missing. The only way to get it back is to uncheck the box - hit apply - then recheck it and hit apply again. In my Taskbar Properties I have not selected "Hide inactive icons" nor "Group similar taskbar buttons" nor "Hide the Taskbar". This isn't a major thing until you open an email and have music blasting at you and you can't mute it or turn it down quickly. Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:Volume Control

check the start, control panel, taskbar and start menu and see if hide inactive icons is checked . If so , uncheck it.

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Ok, you computer wiz. I tried all day to get this stupid gray volume button off of my Vista laptop. Has anyone had any experience with that and can you help an old man? Thanks in advance.

A:volume control

Right-click the Taskbar/Click "Properties"/Click "Notification Area" tab/Untick "Volume" checkbox.

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I cannot hear any sound on my PC, it says that volume control program is not instaled on my computer and i cant find SndVol32.exe on my computer. Please help

A:volume control

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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


A:Volume Control


try with Windows key + I

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

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

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

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I was cleaning up some unused programs and windows options and somehow deleted the volume icon on the task bar. I can still adjust the volume using the control panel but when I click add icon to the taskbar it won't add it. How can I get it back? Windows XP.

A:volume control

First make sure its not in the system tray, and not just hidden since windows auto-hides icons after a while. I know its stupid, but got to ask cause i've been asked similar before and all it was, was windows auto-hiding it

If its not that, goto the task manager and under "processes" look for sndvol32.exe. (or just Sndvol.exe)

If its not there goto Start > Run then type "msconfig" and hit enter. Under the start up tab, check if sndvol32.exe (Sndvol.exe) is in there and that it is ticked.

If it is not, then go back to task manager, goto applications tab, and hit "New Task..."

then type in "c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe"
or "c:\windows\system32\sndvol.exe"

If it then appears, then the easiest step now is to create a shortcut to the file location you entered in and put this shortcut in
"c:\windows\start menu\programs\start up\"
and this should start it everytime you start windows.

If however you enter in either file location and it can't find them, then they are missing or damaged and is what is causing the missing volume icon. To repair this you'll need to extract the file from your windows CD to your windows\system32\ folder.

Hopefully this helps you. This is presuming your using windows volume control. Some use different ones, mine uses realteks instead so the above wouldn't work the same in my case.

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Hello Everyone!!

I own an inspiron Laptop from Dell and i recently had a problme with it where it wouldnt turn on!!, so i asked the guys in my IT department at work to have a look at it, in the end tehy had to use a cd to turn it back to factory settings, so all of my pics / music etc was all lost

I have since then been using it fine, but the other day i tried to play music on it and the vulume control is completely gone!!

it just keeps telling me that i dont ahve this programme??!!??

does anyone have any advice for me as to how t fix this problem??

thank you

any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Volume Control

Probably need new sound drivers. What is the model number of the Inspiron? We can give you a link to download it

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I just re-formatted my computer, and I do not have any type of volume control, resulting in my having no sounds. I would prefer to have the Windows version of Volume Control before any other add on. Please help me out, this has happened before, but I waited a couple of days and got the volume control from one of the service packs, it has been over a week since I've re-formatted and no service pack updates have come... thank you


A:No Volume Control :(

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My computer doesn't have a volume control..I have sound but it has to be controled by the external speaker..My grandson like to use headphones....but my computer does not have a control volume/ I have a dell dimension 4600 with windows xp Any ideas

A:volume control

Hi -
Do you just mean the Icon in Task bar, or no volume control at all ??
Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment, now see if you have controls there and it is not set to Mute -

Thank Tou -

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

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

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

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


freaking DISK CLEANUP uninstalled my volume control. wth.

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

A:Volume Control

You could try doing a system restore to a point just prior to doing the
disk clean up. **See link below


Do a sfc /scannow *see the below link

Those would be your best options.


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