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

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

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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Windows 7 86. I have NO SOUND and my Realtek HD Audio will not open from the control panel. I have reinstalled the drivers and used system image to recover but it has not solved the problem. I have used this system image before and it work perfect. I think it is a hardware problem but how can I check this or what other option may I have not considered? Please help.

A:NO SOUND and my Realtek HD Audio will not open from the control panel

What error is showing in the Device Manager (assuming it has a problem).

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I cannot find Realtek HD sound effects manager in the control panel, someone know wat to do?

I downloaded and installed Realtek HD audio driver from


A:No Realtek HD sound effects manager control panel

try the realtek site, best to get driver direct

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

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I was doing some updates the other night and went into msconfig,
I think i clicked hide all microsoft services and then disabled everything or most of not sure.
But usually when i go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound i can see a tab to realtek hd audio
When i click that i get another control panel/window where i have some options to change sound
Like i had a few options where i could select to use effects like Hall, Disco, party etc

Also installed realtek AC 97, not sure if that was needed, i cant see the realtek folders in program files though.
It has another option to fix loudness which is handy to give volume a small boost.

Could anyone tell me how to get realtek back in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound

Thanks in advance

A:Equium A210-171 Control Panel\Hardware and Sound Missing Realtek HD Audio


Which operating system do you use?
I presume you don?t use original OS that you got with your notebook, right?

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 reinstalled windows earlier today, and after installing realtek drivers, the jacks are not visible...they work fine and all, but onyl 2 of them show, there should b three at the back and 2 at the front....ive tried 3 different versions of the drivers, 2 directly from realtek and one from Intel ( i have an intel motherboard)...
tell me how to fix this.


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My last build also had Realtek HD Audio and the Realtek software came with a fairly nice control panel. I could choose 2 or 4 speakers (I have Klipsch THX 4.1), set front and rear volume, EQ, and more.

This relatively new build (with a MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard) drivers installed MSI's Nahimic audio control panel. I just had to uninstall Nahimic as thru a different tech support, it was the cause of problems with a utility I have. I also installed Realtek's latest drivers.

Now the utility works fine, but the fresh Realtek didn't install any sort of real control panel. See attachment for what I have. Realtek defaulted to Stereo speaks, so I'm now missing half my sound, and I can't find any way to change any of their default settings.

And things are sounding terrible without my rear speakers...

So how do I get the Realtek control panel back like it was on my last build? I went to their site but couldn't find anything but the same drivers I just installed.

Any ideas?

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Alright, my mic has been so quiet you wouldn't know it works for a long time now. I've been to dozens of forums and done everything I can possibly think of(including several driven reinstalls) and nothing worked.

I think I have finally found the problem though. I just found a screen shot instruction on what to do, and I realized that even though I have the exact same driver and version as everyone else I have a different audio manager showing up and therefore can't fix the problem. Here's a link to a screen shot of what I got;

Obviously something is wrong. So I looked in the program files and found that when I try to load the RTHDCPL(Realtek HD Audio Control Panel) icon, nothing happens.

Anyone have any idea whats going on?

A:I can't open the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel

Without knowing what mobo you have and what windows version you are using it's impossible to answer your question.

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When anyone installs their drivers in Windows XP for their Realtek hardware, it also installs the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel. however, when installing the Realtek Audio Drivers on my laptop, which is running a dual-boot system of XP and 7, doesn't seem to have the RHDCP.
any ideas?

A:Solved: Realtek HD Audio Control Panel

Try uninstalling, and back if that helps.
(link below for the software)

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I recently just tried plugging in an old pair of speakers that i've had for some time, and they worked fine. I then decided that i'd just make sure everything worked fine if i wanted to switch back to my headset, so i went into Control Panel -> Sound and saw both my speakers and headset there. I double clicked on the realtek audio out part that was my speakers, and assumed that selecting the disable option (a drop down box that said "device usage" next to it) would just switch to my headset, since just double clicking on my headset did nothing. Well, now it just completely got rid of the driver from that list and i can't get my speakers to work.


A:Realtek hd audio not showing up in control panel

Originally Posted by beast121

I recently just tried plugging in an old pair of speakers that i've had for some time, and they worked fine. I then decided that i'd just make sure everything worked fine if i wanted to switch back to my headset, so i went into Control Panel -> Sound and saw both my speakers and headset there. I double clicked on the realtek audio out part that was my speakers, and assumed that selecting the disable option (a drop down box that said "device usage" next to it) would just switch to my headset, since just double clicking on my headset did nothing. Well, now it just completely got rid of the driver from that list and i can't get my speakers to work.


Hi beast,

Go back to Control Panel -> Sound Right click on a device in the list, and select show disabled devices, you can then right click on your disabled device and select enable.

Having Loudspeakers enabled is as you have found out necessary, your headset should also work fine with this setting, so there is no need to swap between the two

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Hi everyone,

I've just installed the latest Realtek driver and the installation goes fine but Realtek HD Audio Manager won't appear in the Control Panel or the System Tray (however, when I go to customize the notification icons, Realtek HD Audio Manager appears as "Show icon and notifications").

I've tried reinstalling time and time again. Also, Device Manager shows 4 instances of "High Definition Audio Device" as well as Realtek High Definition Audio. I've tried uninstalling these and installing Realtek but Windows automatically installs them upon restart.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Realtek HD Audio Manager not in Control Panel

Hello MultiCat & Welcome to SevenForums!

Try following this fix (I've smashed up a #permalink for you):
Solved Realtek hd audio not showing up in control panel - Vista Forums

Best Regards,

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Hello, I have been having so many issues with Realtek HD audio driver, one of them being that its not being shown on control panel.  and when i search it up in the searchbar, it says bang & olufsen, not Realtek HD audio driver.  If i can have any help it would me greatly appreciated.

A:Realtek HD audio driver not showing up in control panel.

Have you tried reinstalling the realtek audio driver?

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I'm using Gigabyte P35-DS3P motherboard with integrated soundcard (onboard). It is Realtek Azalia sound. Previously I'm using GeForce 8600 GT, then when yesterday I changed my VGA into ATi Radeon HD 4830, Realtek control panel that usually shown in the start bar (left of the clock) disappears! And I cannot do manual run of the program itself.

Do ATi Radeon Catalyst drivers have conflicts with Realtek? Or is Realtek is coming from nVidia? So I need to remove it? Thank you.

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Hello out there; first time on this forum, but first time I've hit a problem I can't seem to find a working solution for, so I hope someone can help. I've seen similar issues, and tried multiple solutions, but so far nothing has changed.

I recently purchased a Dell XPS laptop running Windows7 (upgrade from my old Lenovo which ran VistaSP2), and it comes with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Fantastic sound from the internal JBL speakers and subwoofer - I have no complaints about Realtek's driver. My problem is that, when I plug my headphones in, the sound continues to play from the speakers, and nothing from the headphones. Suggestions online said to change headphones to the default in Control Panel > Sound, but my headphones don't appear on the list. I also noticed I wasn't getting the notifications for headphones plugged in / unplugged; I checked, and the notifications are enabled, so clearly the problem is that my headphones aren't being detected (tried with multiple headsets and speakers to be sure). Another check online said to change the settings for auto-detection in the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel, found under the Windows control panel or from the orange icon in the task bar.

OK, so here it is: the Control Panel wont open. I found the icon in the Windows control panel, but the Realtek software wont load. I don't even have the orange icon in my taskbar, just a black-and-white icon that does nothing. The Realtek HD Audio Manager works great, except I can't access t... Read more

A:Realtek Audio Control Panel wont open

Hi Their FyreFiend, Welcome to Seven Forums

My First Thought is can you access the Original EXE for the Audio Manager either from the Windows Folder or from Program Files (Both Folders) It should Be something Similar to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Audio\Drivers
Try opening the Exe in their and see if it solves your Problem

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I'm using windows 10 and I have the latest version of both NVIDIA and Realtek high definition drivers, but my computer doesn't recognize anything when I plug in my headphones/earphones.
All of solutions I've seen worked with the previous Realtek HD audio manager but I have this (I think) new one.

While taking this screenshot, my headphones were plugged in, but no sign of its detection anywhere in my PC.

Does anybody have a solution for this?

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Hi everyone,

I've just installed the latest Realtek driver and the installation goes fine but Realtek HD Audio Manager won't appear in the Control Panel or the System Tray (however, when I go to customize the notification icons, Realtek HD Audio Manager appears as "Show icon and notifications").

I've tried reinstalling time and time again. Also, Device Manager shows 4 instances of "High Definition Audio Device" as well as Realtek High Definition Audio. I've tried uninstalling these and installing Realtek but Windows automatically installs them upon restart.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Realtek HD Audio Manager missing from System Tray and Control Panel

I have absolutely nothing. Report it to Realtek. I think they would be your best hope because like 213 views on here and no replys =o

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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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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:26 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
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A:Help, Control Panel doesn't let me in (Hijackthis log)

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I have to tell you that is a very infected machine!

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Go to add/remove programs and remove all P2P programs from your machine!

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Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Select all of the contents and Extract them
to a new folder called SmitfraudFix.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

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I finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?



A:Control Panel Doesn't Exist

See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the LeftNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium (6 bit) computer. When I click on the Sound control panel item, sometimes it takes 1-2 minutes to open. But that's kind of minor (although I'd like to know how to fix it), because sometimes the HDMI sound to my HDTV works fine, and sometimes it doesn't work at all. The only sure fix is to reboot the computer, which isn't really what I want to do every time I want sound coming from the HDTV speakers.

More details: if I reboot the computer, and then switch from the monitor to the HDTV for my video output, I can open the Sound control panel (opens at normal speed) and then I select the HDTV to be the default sound device; and everything is good. At some point, I stop watching the HDMI output to the HDTV, switch the video to my main monitor, and the sound now comes out of the computer speakers. Great. That's what I want. I can even turn off the HDTV, come back 20 minutes later, switch the video back to the HDTV and the sound goes through the HDTV speakers. Switch back and forth a couple of times and everything works as expected. Great. That's what I want.

But at some later point in time, it stops working, and I don't know what triggers this. At this later point in time, I switch the video from the monitor to the HDTV, but now the sound remains with the computer speakers, if I try to open the sound control panel, it takes 1-2 minutes, and when it finally opens the sound control panel no longer lets me select the HDTV to be the default soun... Read more

A:Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

I had the slow opening sound panel/playback section for a while. I tried several things and all of a sudden the problem went away. Not sure what fixed it but I have updated the AMD video card drivers several times, no audio driver updates. The only common point is that I too have an AMD video card (HD7770).

In most cases, if the PC "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default audio playback device and then an HDMI cable is plugged into the PC it will automatically switch to the HDMI sound (and make it the default playback device), and if the cable is disconnected it automatically switches back to the speakers. If you are having problems accessing the sound panel, this is another option (for most) until you get the slow opening panel issue resolved.

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here is the screenshot : http :// there should be a test and browse option(s) to change program event sounds. none there. any help is appreciated. thanks. Jon windows 7

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I use an application that installs itself as both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have no idea why, just bad programming I guess (I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit). As such its control panel shows up twice in Control Panels. It's a small complaint I know but for the sake of having OCD I'd rather there only be one version of the cp.

Despite Googling for a while on this subject I can't find a proper solution. I've seen plenty of suggestions mentioning removing/renaming the associated cpl file but, this control panel doesn't appear to use a cpl file, I can't find one at any rate. The only thing I can even vaguely find referencing it is in the Registry. I tried deleting those keys but the 32bit control panel persists (so I restored them for now).

Those registry keys mention a DLL file, inside the program's installation folder, and sure enough there are two, one called ControlPanelResources.dll and the other ControlPanelResources64.dll. As stated the app is configured to install itself twice, seemingly, the 32bit and the 64bit version, all in the same place -Program Files (x86).

I have also looked in the registry under the usual areas relating to control panels; HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Control Panel, but there are no keys in there referencing these control panels. The keys I found are elsewhere in the registry.

Any ideas? All I want to do is remove the 32bit instance from control panels, nothing else. But clearly the cpl (if there is one) is h... Read more

A:Removing a control panel that doesn't have a CPL file?

Hello Cartilpone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to hide the Control Panel icon using the method in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

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is there a solution for this coz i really like it at first glance coz its a full screen control panel and i like that metro style

A:Control Panel App doesn't show up nor open

Hello Skream,

Do you mean that the Control Panel app is not on the Metro Start screen?

Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
If so, then you could create a Metro Apps shortcut from the first tutorial below, create a shortcut of Control Panel to pin to Apps, then pin it from Apps to the Metro "Start" screen in the second tutorial below.

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi I'm a new user on this forum so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong by posting here. Thanks!

I recently installed the 306.23 whql driver for my nvidia geforce gt 525m on my laptop. After the installation I can no longer open up the nvidia control panel. I also had the issue of slow right-click on my desktop but I solved it by following this thread here: Right Click on Desktop lag issue

Would really appreciate your help and happily welcome your guidance, thank you in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel Doesn't Open

Woot I got it solved after reinstallation, might of been been the run as admin problem or a corrupt installer but either way it's resolved! Thanks for taking interesting into my issue if you did.

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Odd problem. Yesterday I wanted to check the status of the batteries in my Microsoft wireless mouse, so opened Control Panel, and clicked "Printers and Other Hardware" (whose icon actually shows a mouse). Choices are Pick a task: View installed printers or Add a printer. Under "or Pick a Control Panel icon, I have only Printers and Faxes, and Scanners and Cameras. THE MOUSE ISN'T A CHOICE, AS IN NOT THERE! In order to get to the mouse, I have to switch to classic (Win98) mode, which contains an icon for the mouse.

Wasn't that way we I first got the computer. Why doesn't my mouse show on the XP style of the Control Panel?

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I wanted to delete one of my user accounts (Windows Vista) But when I clicked User Settings, it refused to respond, so I tried the other opinions, They didn't work either. EVERYTHING with a little shield beside it does not respond. on the recent tasks it will say what I clicked, but that's pretty much it. I really need to know how to fix it.

A:On the control panel, anything with a shield beside it doesn't respond

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Hi ,

I don't know what had happened , i just on my computer and a couple of error messages appear. I can't open control panel now, when i clicked on it , it just open and closes by itself in 1 second.
I also can't update windows , an error message will appear.

It says :
You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. To use all microsoft windows features , such as all updates from windows update; get the latest updates and receive product support, your copy of microsoft windows must be validated as genuine.

Go online and resolve now : (seems like they gave me a broken link)

I also can't use my snipping tool to take a screenshot of the error. I don't know why it can't even open.

I used windows defender and they found an error : code0x8024402c

Please help. Thank you !

A:Solved: Control panel doesn't open

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Hi Everyone,

I have been struggling with getting my SLI to work.

| i7-2770k 3.5gHz | ASUS P8Z68-V Pro | 2x4gb Kingston Hyper X | PoV Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Cougar 750watt PSU | Windows 7 Enterprise |

The VGA cards are:
Connected via SLI link.
Connected to power.
Connected correctly on the Mother Board.

My Mother Board is SLI compatible.
My PSU is SLI compatible.
My drivers are installed and up to date.
I have re-installed my drivers as well.
I have updated my Bios as well. (During which my Primary drive got corrupted and I had to start all over)

Nvidia Control Panel is STILL not giving me any SLI configuration options. It detects that both VGA cards are connected and I can select which core to use, but nothing about SLI.

I'm stuck and need to be pointed in the right direction.

Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show SLI options

I know you said you've updated the bios but have you checked for settings related to SLI in the BIOS? There may be a setting to enable it.

Also from some of the forums I've read, people have resolved a similar issue by rolling back the Realtek Ethernet driver, apparently this is related to the Z68 boards. May be worth a shot at least since updating the driver would be simple enough.

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When I open control panel it doesn't show the size of my games/programs.

A:Control Panel doesn't show size for some files

It's normal.

Control Panel not showing sizes 0f installed programs

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IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall
Running Win 7 Home 32bit
I believe the installation is corrupt. I tried reinstalling but the error was that I had a newer version installed .
Is there a way to thoroughly remove IE?
Any tips appreciated


A:IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall

Hello Kevin,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated when IE9 was working properly to hopefully fix this.

Hope this helps,

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How can I reinstall .pdf files into the module so that I can get files opened by Acrobat or Acrobat reader?

A:.pdf doesn't appear in default programs module in control panel.

Install Acrobat. If you have Acrobat installed and PDF files are not associated with a program then Right click the file and choose Open With and browse it to Adobe Acrobat.

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Hey everyone,

This is the first time I've posted about any kind of computer issue, so please respond if you need any kind of information that I don't give... but anyway...

Every time I go into the control panel and try to open up Network Connections, it simply freezes. Nothing loads, it just sits there with the little hourglass until I ctrl+alt+delete out of it... I am running Windows XP, SP2 I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need me to find out any more information about my computer as well.

Also, I don't know if this is relevant or will help in any way, but I usually have a problem with svchost.exe... when I open up process explorer, it is generally using upwards of 80% of my CPU... so I double click on that process and kill each of the ones that are using high amounts of my CPU, usually around 2 or 4 that I end up killing. Don't know if this can be tied in at all... but just thought it could possibly help.

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Hey there, i had vista on my laptop, i formatted and installed XP, went to the Sony website got the Audio Codec driver for my Model which is VGN-CR22G installed the driver, rebooted and Sound in Control panel is still greyed out! Windows Audio is Enabled

A:No sound device, Sound in Control panel is Greyed out

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Win 7 64 bit SP1 Home Premium.
I have two problems that I have been trying to solve for some time.
1. System hangs at "Log Off" on shutdown or restart. Every time.
2. When I try to bring up "Control Panel" I get this error msg:
Application not found
This happens for all apps within control panel, but with different msg.
So I can't get to any control panel apps.

What I have tried:
. Works the same in safe mode. (Except for log-off)
. I have run the following programs for both virus and root-kit.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
No reported errors.
. I have googled and found similar problems but not the same. Their fixes don't work.
. My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem.
I didn't notice it until the log-off problem started.
Please let me know if I need to post any logs or info.
I am not a computer wizard! That's why I am asking you guys.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Log-off and Control Panel don't work

The only times I've seen that Control Panel couldn't open, on various versions of Windows, was when the computer had serious infections.

As for "My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem", if the computer has problems they will be in the backup and restore to the same condition as when the backup was made. Or in other words, Windows has to be in good order before a good backup can be accomplished, so the problems probably existed before the earliest of those 2 backups.

Have you tried putting the words control panel in the Start, Search box then pressing Enter to see if that works?

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For some reason Whenever I try to open Control doesn't work.
Can someone please helpe me? Thank you.

A:Control Panel won't!!

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Restore the Control Panel - #256 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Hi Windows Seven Forums,
I'm walking through what should be a very easy FTP server install from the Windows 7 Features. This walkthrough is great...

Unfortunately, when I click on:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Turn Windows features on or off
Internet Information Services plus sign
FTP server plus sign
FTP Extensibility check box is clicked which highlights all FTP server check boxes
Click OK.
Microsoft Windows then says Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This might take several minutes.

Once installed, I click on:
Control Panel
Administrative Tools (click on View by: Large icons if you can't see Administrative Tools)
...and no Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

I have restarted the PC and removed unchecked the FTP server and restarted...what's happened?

A:FTP server doesn't show in control panel, administrative tools?

It looks like when clicking the
Web Management Tools and
World Wide Web Services
aswell, that FTP Server comes up. Fixed.

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Hi everyone,
I'm having trouble with my Realtek 8191su network adapter (usb). Whenever I set wireless mode in the device manager to 11b/g/n I can still connect to the network but there is no internet connection. Router log displays the PC as connected but I can't enter router configuration from the PC that's using the Realtek adapter.
I tried several drivers without success.
Other devices run fine with 11n. Disabling WPA doesn't change anything.

Really hope you guys can help me, otherwise I have to hurry to return the adapter.

A:Realtek 8191 doesn't work in 11n

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As the topic says; my mic does not work with Realtek HD Audio. It used to work, because I have used it in the past with success...but then my PC crashed and it hasn't worked since. Realtek's audio manager recognizes the mic when it is plugged into the front or rear jacks, but it simply doesn't work. I've heard it is normal that the record function in Realtek's HD Audio is greyed out, but that still seems kind of stupid to me, either way I can't control anything as far as the record function aside from the main volume control...what it does, I don't know, if it does anything at all. I'm using a Koss SB-30 headset with the colored plugs for both the mic and the headphones, I don't have speakers, and everything otherwise plays fine (music, game audio, movies, etc.). I just can't use the mic.

A:Realtek HD Audio -- Mic doesn't work

if the system detects it but it doesn't work have you tried it in some other device?
maybe your mic just went bad.

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Hello , yesterday i upgraded to win 10 , all the drivers installed correctly except the audio driver. By default the windows installed High definition audio device but i have realtek. This are the methods i tried:

1.Installed the audio driver i was having on win 7 but in compatibility mode.
2.Installed the latest realtek audio driver.
3.Installed the latest realtek audio driver in safe mode.
4.I scanned the drivers with the following programs: 3DPCHIP ; DriverToolkit ; DriverEasy ; and all say that the drivers are up to date.
5.I uninstalled High definition audio controller and High definition audio device from device manager and restarted the computer.
6.I checked that the windows audio and AudioEndpointBuilder are running in service.msc


-The name of the realtek driver is : Realtek HD Audio ALC861
-If i don't disable High definition audio controller from device manager , i can't install any audio driver whitout getting this error : realtek audio failure 0xe0000247
-When i install the driver with High definition audio controller disabled the driver installs correctly but i get this error : This device cannot start (Code 10)
Sorry for my bad english. English is not my native language

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When I start my computer or reboot my computer my microphone stops working. I have tried reinstalling drivers etc. but nothing seems to work except for getting under my desk, unplugging the microphone for about 5 seconds, then plugging it back in. After that, the Realtek control panel pops up asking what I plugged in and I ensure the Rear Microphone is checked.

But this is very annoying and sometimes fails and I have to restart and then try again.

This is a big issue since I use my microphone 75% of the time I am on the computer.

My motherboard: BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

It has RealTek HD Audio onboard audio. At first I installed the drivers from the motherboard CD, but ran into this problem. Today I tried to first uninstall the RealTek drivers and then rebooted and downloaded the newest version at and rebooted but my microphone still did not work and I had to unplug it and plug it back in.

I know for a FACT that it is NOT my microphone. It works fine on other computers and other microphones do the same dang thing on this computer.

Other info:
Windows Vista x64

If anyone can help me it will very greatly be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

A:Realtek Mic doesn't work after reboot


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I have a problem with my control panel, when i go to it and like click on windows update or uninstall a program or restore files from back up or any of these programs, they don't pop up. So im wondering what to do? And i don't know if this has something to do with the problem but i also have a problem where i can't right click on the desktop and click screen resolution or personalize. It just pops up with "Explorere.EXE: No such interface supported" I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a HP Pavillion and google has failed me. Please help.

A:Control Panel programs do not work

Not letting you do a system restore ?

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XP sp3
I am running ATI Catalyst, latest version. The Catalyst control center allows me to adjust display resolution but not wallpaper (or themes..)

When I right click on desktop, and hit Properties, nothing happens (brief white flash as popup quickly opens and closes).
Same thing when I select Display in Control Panel.

I've tried Kellys Korner 'restore all display tabs' - nada

All values in registry curent_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/policies/system are 0.

I tried the following (below, found here), value was already zero.

thank you

>Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

Click OK

Close the Registry Editor.

You should now have access to your control panel Display settings. __________________

A:control panel > display does not work

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If I attempt to open up Control Panel, My Computer, search for files, or any folder on my desktop, all icons on my desktop and my taskbar disapear and then everything pops up like it was before. All of my programs will still work with the exception of Internet Explorer. When i try to open it, the hour glass cursor appears for a second, and then nothing happens. I have downloaded SP4 and IE 6 but no luck there. Any help will be appreciated.


A:Control Panel, My Computer do not work

Does the problem occurs in safe mode?

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When installing applications they appear to install correctly. An icon is created on the desktop and I can access the program.

In control panel under programs and features... the application is not showing up. I cannot uninstall the programs, because they aren't showing in programs and features to uninstall.

Yes, workarounds can be used to delete the program, but there is something wrong. The programs are not installing properly.

I ran sfc/ scannow as admin no problems indicated
After a couple hours messing with this:

Thought I should add this... When I right click on the installer/setup exe file and select to run as administrator the installer works and does show up in programs and features... Also, I can delete the program as well from programs and features.

I have never had to do this before even though I am admin...(in name mostly) unless I am willing to allow more vulnerability to my system by turning on all the time. Still having to run as admin does seem a bit much for installing programs. The worst part...the installer will run, installs the program, yet leaves off the ability to uninstall or change in the programs and features page of control panel

A:application installed doesn't show control panel - programs & features

Have a look at this MS website & see if there is anything there to help you. There are some links you can follow & there is a "fixit" there as well in one of those links.
Injudicious & over use of registry cleaners is one of the causes.

My Control Panel Doesn't Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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Hi.Running a Windows 10 computer.Running headless using Remote Desktop.Only use the computer as a music server.Have a dac connected to computer.In sound panel under playback it's only option is Remote Audio.Dac and other options are not there.Right click to show disabled and disconnected, still don't show.Also when I hook up a microphone it is not detected or show in sound panel.Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

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I have a msi 850 pro LE P4 512 mb ram with onboard Analog devices 1881 onboard sound i got the right drivers but control panel won't recognize the sound in the sound and devices it says no sound device. Even though it recognizes the sound and gives it irQ resources n e clues??/ ThankZ

A:No Sound In Control Panel

Can you please go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, scroll through to the Sound devices and post back details of the Audio codecs installed.


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I was attempting to change my DNS via the control panel when I uncovered this issue, better shown not spoken:

In attempting to fix this, i've restarted my system at least 20 times. It has become really frustrating, so any and all assistance is appreciated.

Also, while likely irrelevant, I've been getting these errors on startup:

Thanks in advanced.

A:Some Admin Features Don't Work in Control Panel

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hey Folks,

I am running build 7127 of Windows 7 x64, with the latest N-Vidia Drivers from their website.

Basically the problem I have is that my N-Vidia Control Panel settings do not seem to be applying.

I have the advanced settings option set, with anti-aliasing, and all of the other settings turned up to max, however these settings are not applying to any of my games or programs.

I was previously running build 7067 with the March Drivers and these settings worked fine, however they do not seem to be working here.

I tried rolling back to the March drivers however this did not resolve the problem which leads me to suspect some issue in the OS?

Any solutions people?


A:NVidia Control Panel Settings do not work

Im also running w7 x64 with the new drivers and the nvidia CP is working perfectly fine, bit of an obvious question, but you have tried reinstalling it right?


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When I Click on the Control Panel Icon in the Start Menu, it brings me to my documents. And When ever I open an explorer window, like My Documents, or My Pictures, the Menu tree is automatically shown on the left. I like the options pane. Any ideas how to fix?

A:Control Panel Icon Doesnt work.

If you go to start / run and type
and hit enter does control panel open?

Regarding the other problem , have you tried going to view +> folder options
Uncheck show common tasks and click classic view (I think this is what you are referring to).
Try kellys korner fix #256 left
Restore the control panel

To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

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HELP ME PLEASE! when i go to start my control panel pops up and it is a white screen with no icons in it.. I really need help or ideas on what happened and if how to obtain it back... also went to import my pictures off my SDS photo card and my autoplay will not pop up and will not work at all... I know i am having issues any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.. thank you all! Oh and by the way I am running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition 64x on a Toshiba Satallite..

A:Control Panel has no icons and my Autoplay will not work

what antivirus program are you running..
did you find any errors on event log?

try to run Malware bytes.. to see if there is no virus in the machine..
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

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Hi All,

First sorry if this is one of those disaster problems gone wild! But this one is puzzling me and im ussually happy to work through problems.

A freind of mine has a labtop and according to him he doesn't use it for much of nothing. But recently the labtop freezes as windows xp is at the loading screen. I saw it and it actually freezes within moments of the blue lines going across the screen in the little box.
Anyways, so I booted it in safe mode, now in safe mode theres no explorer bar at the bottom of the screen. used task manager to load explorer and it pops up for one second and dissappears.

Next, I went into msconfig and tried to check if there was anything in there that might trigger this affect. So I found two files which were called "[][][][].[][][]" im not sure how many boxes it made but I immediately unchecked those two. And I went on to uncheck a couple more like anti virus software and etc.

This time when it started up it actually went through pass the start up screen. He logged in for me and that started looking goood. But all of a sudden again no explorer bar and I could only work from task manager.

Hes running Windows XP on a P3 by the way. Anyways, if anyone has any ideas for me to try I would greatly appreciate it. What sucks to me the worse is, this is a labtop so I can't really use a bootdisk to help me tool wise.

I figure this may be some sick virus that I have no clue about cause im sure he doesnt update his Windows ... Read more

A:Explorer wont Work/Cant get into Control Panel

Have you performed the obvious; virus and spyware scans?

Explorer bar? Do you mean the Task Bar?
Task Bar Repair Tool

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First of all sorry if there is another post that solves this I couldn't seem to locate it.
So, my problem is I can't access certain links in control panel such as add or delete programs and add or delete user accounts. Also when I right click my desktop and select personalize I get the sever execution error. I've tried some other forum but they haven't really helped and they take forever to get back to me sometimes. thank in advance for your help.

A:Control panel links do not work. and other problems.

Hello, shallfrisch. Welcome to the forum.

I would try this tutorial first: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

Oh, and have you tried the sfc /scannow function yet? SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to look into this issue.I have Windows XP Pro Corp, SP-3 and have just re-installed a fresh copy on my Dell Dimension 4500. It is updated up to SP3 and everything appears to be running normally. However, in checking the Control Panel in category view and going into the Performance and Maintenance, then into Administrative Tools, I click on Admin Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation click is heard, but the window does not go into Admin Tools. The same with Scheduled Tasks. I click on it to open it, however the start navigation click is heard but the window does not open Scheduled Tasks. It can work occasionally, but other times it simply sits on the Performance and Maintenance screen. In Classic View it is the same case. All the icons are there, I click on Administrative Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation sound is heard but the option does not execute. If I right click those functions and hit Explore they work every time. I created an administrative tools folder in the start menu and all the shortcuts function normally. No problems. But inside the control panel is entirely different. The left click "open" command is what is at fault I think, being intermittent. The other control panel options all work normally. I thought at first it may have been another program blocking the access to those shortcuts. I have PC Registry Mechanic 10.0, Glary Utilities,... Read more

A:Control Panel Icons Work Intermittently

You may have already messed up the registry by using Registry Cleaners, they should never be used and can do more harm than good, don't believe all the hype that the manufacturers try and tell you, they are a waste of money.

One thing that is not quite clear from your opening post is if the shortcuts were working when you first re-installed Windows and have since failed.

Were there any other problems with the performance of the PC that prompted you to re-install Windows?

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I have a set of usb speakers and a logitech Headset.

Both work fine. When I can finally by chance get one or the other playing. See pic. Nothing seems to be easy to switch between the two. Why does the panel not acknowledge both are plugged in? Its a big drama to try to switch from speakers to headphones & vica versa.

Is there a 3rd party gadget that'll make life easy here?

A:All speakers work. Its just this dang control panel.

Alf as a rule when one plugs headphones in it automatically cuts out the speakers via small switch on the jack socket so that the signal will only flow through the headphones - take out the phones and the contacts return back to switch on the speakers.

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Yesterday i notices that i have 40 GB unallocated in my primary hard drive(i have two; the main one with vista has 160 GB and 320 on the second one.) and i couldnt extend the drive using disk managment, so i saw this really good program called MiniTool Partition wizard, but when i run the program and tried to extend it told me I had to reboot because the drive is in use or something, so i rebooted and then i got this BootMgr not found error. So i saw this post and i use a command through the windows vista disk's command prompt, it was recboot /rebuild bcd i think, and it worked. I restarted the computer and before the windows loaded(i think) it loaded this window saying it was extending the hard drive and it took like 5 hours. So when i got on the computer today and i see some wierd stuff:
1.when i boot up i get S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace
2.The windows aero theme was gone, it changed to classic.
3.Some of the icons were gone aswell.
4.My computer, control panel, documents dont work at all (i click them and nothing happens).
5.My google chrome bookmarks are gone.

Please Help

A:Control Panel and computer dont work

I just noticed after i log in to my use i get the ballon from the taskbar that says:
"Failed to connect to a windows service windows could not connect to the user profile service this problem prevents limited users from logging onto the system as an administrative user you can review the system event log details about why the service didnt respond"

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dont know what when wrong but I cannot access my audio devices control panel. Control Panel...Hardware and Sound..Manage Audio Devices. Nothing happens. Only a brief flicker. I also cannot change system sounds. Any idea what could be the problem? or at least how to go about debugging it.

A:Can't open sound control panel

Hi jranaudo, for us to help you we need to know your system spec, please fill in the spec for your system in the CP section.

Also, Welcome to the "Seven Forums."

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Hello there.

I have recently bought a new computer and the sound tab where you can access the properties does not have the Enhancements tab like my old computer did. I have the newest and most up to date Realtek Driver and I was wondering if there is a solution.

Thanks in advance.

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I have window 7 home premium 64 bit - when I click on the sound icon in the control panel I get nothing. If I type sound in the start "search for programs and files' a menu pops up and the top one is sound - If I click on that I get nothing - seems I can't open the sound configuration file - any thoughts

A:Sound Icon In Control Panel

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When I right-click the speaker icon in the system tray and choose Playback, Recording, or Sounds nothing happens. I usually use this function often as I use a USB headset at times and to adjust the Line In volume (for my Xbox 360). I can't recall my changing anything recently that would have caused this. I have tried updating the Realtek drivers, but I'm not entirely sure which ones I should be downloading. but I suspect there may be a different issue.

A:Can't open sound control panel

In many cases where something has worked and all of a sudden does not work, using the System Restore function and restoring the PC back to a date when it did work will fix these types of problems. System Restore MAY take care of this problem, too. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails.

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This is a fun one.

The sound CP functioned.
I added USB headset--still functioned.
I installed drivers for my X-Plosion--still functioned.
Rebooted--no longer functioned.

At this point I cannot access the sound CP, nor the playback/recording devices screens, though the devices all function correctly.

Has anyone experienced this?

A:Can't open sound control panel

Quote: Originally Posted by badcaps

This is a fun one.

The sound CP functioned.
I added USB headset--still functioned.
I installed drivers for my X-Plosion--still functioned.
Rebooted--no longer functioned.

At this point I cannot access the sound CP, nor the playback/recording devices screens, though the devices all function correctly.

Has anyone experienced this?

Hi badcaps and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

With the information you have provided, it would seem there is a conflict with the default Windows audio driver and the Auzen audio drivers. I would suggest you remove all audio drivers, reboot, remove any audio driver remnants (check again), and when clean re-install the Auzen drivers and reboot.

Please post back with any additional info you might be able to supply?


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Windows XP

I just cleaned my computer of malware and now my sound isn't working! The sound On/Off switch on the side of my computer is not working at all. While accessing the control panel - Sound, the menu buttons are not clickable at all. at first I thought my sound was just "muted" but that doesn't appear to be the case. I hope someone can help me

A:Sound Control Panel Not Active

It's stating "no sound device". I'm not sure about what needs to be done. Like my sound device is "in" the computer. If that makes sense.

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If you go to control panel/Sound & Sounds, I noticed that there are some programs there that I once had installed. Is there a way to remove/edit those old programs so that they no longer are listed? Tx

A:Editing the sound in Control panel

I'm confused because I don't see "Sound & Sounds". Can you post a screenshot?

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Hello All,

I was wondering. Does any one know how to get the "Apply" button working again?

In my Windows 7 x64 on the Sound options in the Control Panel it is shaded grey all the time. So, when I'm trying to set the default sound to Bluetooth it is not possible to Apply any changes. To this end, the sound has be switched over manually every time I boot up the laptop.

Any ideas?

A:Sound in Control Panel problem

That's really weird. How about restoring your pc before that problems occurs?
How about the OK button is also disabled?

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I just got new 5.1 surround sound speakers and i have a couple of problems configuring them properly.

1. with higher frequency there's a static noise, which i believe has to do with treble, in the control panel the sound configuration doesnt offer any option to change this, any tool which i could use?

2.i changed the speaker volume according to where they are, so for example my right speaker for being much closer is quieter.
but now this configuration is assigned to all my jackets, so if i plug in my headphones in the front jacket i have the same alteration.

in the jack information it specifies ALL jacks for that device.
and in the device list there used to be a headphone device too, not just speakers and the 2 other realtek stuff.

is there anyway to change the jacks for the specific devices?

maybe an overall different software which works better and has more options.
thanks for any help.

A:Sound control panel configuration

The high pitched sound usually occurs when you have your out set greater than about 75% of the computer's max and are using high end speakers.
The audio devices in computers just aren't made to push super high volumes and they get over strained when you push the volume way up.

I'm guessing the speakers are already amplified.
I guess that leads to my biggest burning question.

I see you have optical out as an option.
why are you not using that? I mean it's 1 cable for all the channels.

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Hello everyone, I need some help. I've found my old (1, or 2 years old) Realtek RTL8187B USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter. I plugged in into my PC, but it doesn't find any networks, but it works 100% on my laptop. On PC windows said, that maybe something wrong with the driver, I reinstalled it a few times, but same happened again, again. Both has Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
Please help!

(Sorry for my bad english)

A:Realtek RTL8187B Wireless Adapter Doesn't Work

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When I plug my mic in to the correct pink audio jack, the realtek manager shows up and asks me what type of device im using so i click mic in and then go to recording devices to make sure that it is working when i see that it isnt, i messed with all of the settings and found nothing that works... please help. Thanks in advance

A:Microphone doesn't work with Realtek audio manager


This tutorial should help.


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I tried almost everything, I downloaded and installed every version of XP64bit and Vista Beta Drivers (Realtek and Nvidia). I restarted and tried manually installing every single driver in the list. Still no luck. Audio Devices always tells me there is no sound and most importantly THERE IS no sound.
I tried to make this image as small as possible to fit on the screen.

EDIT: This is the message I get when I try to install any driver from the list above:
My Build is: 5384

Has anyone a solution to this? If so, please reply - I will be forever thankful.

A:Realtek AC97 - Compatible Drivers but still doesn't work

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Hi everyone,

I have a trouble with my friend PC. I installed him Windows 7, but I can't put Realtek High Definition driver. Tried all kind of drivers from the official site, but no result. On the Device manager there are jus High Definision driver, but not Realtek. In Program files there is a Realtek installed program, but nothing works. There is no Realtek Sound Manager too.
Please, give me advice how to resolve the problem.


A:Realtek sound driver doesn't install

We can only talk in generalties without knowing what the PC is and hardware.

The HD Audio Codec is the generic Windows installed basic functi9on sound driver. The sound should work (be able to hear) with this.

Where did the RealTek come from in the Programs Files? Is this an upgrade from Vista? (if it was XP you would need to do a complete new install). If this was from Vista the PC vendor's Vista sound drivers will work.

If the RealTek is from what you attempted to install, the PC vendor's drivers are the preferred. Non vendor drivers (even drivers from the RealTek site) may not work or work correctly.

But, more info is needed to even make an "educated' guess and try to help you.

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I am having some difficulty describing exactly what my problem is, because the many issues I'm experiencing seem to be unrelated. I'll just give a list of the symptoms that I have noticed:

1) Some things simply do not work. When I click "connect to...." from the start menu, I sometimes get a blank window which simply freezes and does not respond to alt+f4. This is also true for vista's backup and restore center and the "system restore" option. This isn't even always true; Sometimes they load, but just extremely slowly.

2) When I use ctrl+alt+delete, and select task manager, the task manager seemingly loads (it appears in the taskbar), but I see no window and right clicking and left clicking does nothing. This also happens when I load the task manager directly from system32.

3) I'm trying to install spybot search and restore right now. It stalls forever on one of the steps. (specifically, getting file information during 'download') Hitting cancel brings up "Do you want to cancel this download?" Hitting yes either does absolutely nothing or takes an extremely long time to cancel the install (I ignored this window for about 5 minutes and was surprised when I saw it had closed seemingly on its own.)

4) Some programs seem to be taking much longer to get started, but not taking longer after that.

5) Turning off the computer either takes forever or a very very long time.

6) A few times several weeks ago, and a few times a fe... Read more

A:Task manager, several control panel options, and more don't work.

Let me update: Spybot eventually managed to completely install; I'm sure the results would be similar for other restore, too, if I don't interfere by trying to exit early. This seems to be a result that is new due to the system restore.

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Hi, i have a serious problem with what seems to be a virus or some other kind of malware but I'm not exactly sure. Anyhow i can't get any programs to work but files associated with the program seem to be able to open (for example i can open a Word document file but not the individual program). Almost all programs have lost their icon pictures and when i try to access these programs by double clicking on them i get the Filealyser window. Control panel doesnt work either and i cant install new programs. I tried installing Hijackthis i get a message that reads like this: "this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel." The weirdest thing though is that before the windows login screen i get a strange pop-up with some strange characters on it.


A:[B]Almost No Programs Work Including Control Panel And Probably Alot More!!!!![/B]

try a system restore to when everything was ok
if you get back in follow the 5 steps

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Hello to the community. I am glad you all are here to help us less technologically savey folks.

ok. My computer was attacked the other day. I have Norton Antivirus and it seemed like it caught it. I did a full system scan again Norton caught some Trojan (witch caused the pop ups to stop) and told me to restart to complete the clean.

When I did I got this message in an error box.....

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this task. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

I went to that option but have no idea how to "create an association". I also tryed to restart with the last known good configuration in the safe start menu. It did not work. Also when the error message came up the picture I have for my back ground goes away. Then when i hit OK on the error box I just have a blue back ground.

Do I still have a virus? Does anyone here know how to "create an association" for my control panel files? Oh yeah the task manager has been disabled by the administrater also. I have no idea how to do that so.

Hope to here from someone on this soon. and thanks again for this site.


A:Windows XP home Control Panel wont work.

Who is the administrator for this system? Who owns this system?


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I still have the Win7 RC on my compy and it has worked great, until today. My son touched the front of the computer and made is shutdown. Upon it coming back up, I noticed that my mouse and keyboard weren't working. Later, I saw that the net and USB ports weren't working. But, the issue is that they just dont work in windows. I can use my keyboard just fine out of windows. Is there something I can do to remedy the situation?

A:Back Panel Doesn't Work in 7

Ok so now I know if i reinstall it would work, but is there anything I can do without reinstalling?

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Hi all,
I have tried the drivers from RealTek and also the drivers from MSI. (My motherboard is MSI P35 Platinum).
Driver installation / removal always proceeds without any errors.
But the Audio Service just can't start.
In some places, the RealTek device reports status "working properly".
Whereas other places report "no audio device".

A:Realtek ALC888 doesn't work, Audio Service can't start

Realtek Digital Output is the HDMI audio device. What are you using as your audio device? Are you using HDMI or a standard 3.5mm jack to play sounds?
If you want to play sounds you would have to plug something into one of those jacks since windows disables the sound service when nothing is plugged in.

Windows Update may be removing your updated drivers with Microsoft ones. Check the driver tab. Is it from Microsoft or Realtek?

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I recently got a USB headset setup. It wouldn't seem to work with my internal mic. I disabled the internal mic under the recording tab in sound in the control panel. Once I did that, the headset started working. However the internal mic is no longer listed in the recording tab. Does any one know how to get it listed back in the recording area of sound, so I don't have to use the headset all the time?

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Well...the sounds is mostly working, but I can't get into the SOUND options or the REALTEK HD AUDIO MANAGER in device manager. Oddly enough when I click on SOUND (and nothing happens), if I put the computer to SLEEP and then Wake It Up, the SOUND window then pops up. I tried updating the driver from the website etc.

Any ideas?


A:Can't Acceses Sound Options in Control Panel

Hi All,

Bumping this 'cause I have the same problem. First with integrated Realtek, then with Audigy SE.

W7 64

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I can't explain why but suddenly none of sound drivers including the Windows defaults are showing in the Control Panel for sounds or audio. I've reinstalled the driver for my Delta 44 card three times, ran repair on XP Pro twice and still no show or sound. All drivers are listed as working in Device Manager. I see on the internet that this is not uncommon, but how do you fix it?

Saba Raba

A:Sound drivers not showing in XP Control Panel

Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

I don't know i have an answer.. but here's some info/things to try
> Note the "drivers" are what you see in Device Manager (so good they're still there!)
> The stuff in Control Panel aren't the drivers.

To try restoring the Control Panel applets try
> Look in Add/Remove programs. Do you see an entry for your Delta 44? Uninstall it
> Reboot and then try reinstalling the Delta44 stuff

Also, you should also be able to start the standard Windows Sound and Audio applet by Start->Run, enter: mmsys.cpl then click OK

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Hello, I recently installed Windows 8 in my Inspiron N5010 and I can't find the SRS Premium Sound control panel anywhere, any idea where i can find it?


A:SRS Premium Sound control panel download

There are no Windows 8 drivers for your audio device on Dell's website. Windows 8 should have basic native drivers for audio but I fear you may of lost the control panel.
You could try using the Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode

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I have an HP ProBook 4730s, which comes with "SRS premium sound" sound card. It has it's own "SRS audio settings" control panel, which actually sells you rocks as candy (i.e. fancy interface with really strange and useless options for a sound card).

I just discovered that my headphones have NO BASS, approx. everything under 150Hz is at 50% it's original volume.. A quick search on the 'net says to "disable system effects" (Playback devices > Speakers device > properties > effects tab > check "disable system effects"). It solves the problem!
Please notice that the tab is named "Effects" and NOT "Enhancements". Other playback devices have "Enhancements" tab instead.

But I want to FIND where these system effects are and disable only the ones which kill my bass. The "effects" panel shows no effects.

So I'm guessing that the "SRS premium sound" software is destroying my sound. And believe me, the sound is REALLY bad. Or are there any other effects, somwehere else and I'm missing it?

Is it safe to uninstall the SRS control panel?

Thanks guys!

A:SRS control panel on HP laptop altering sound

The SRS isn't actually your "sound card", its just a software add on to the "sound card". And the "sound card" is actually a hardware chip on the motherboard.

There are sound "enhancements" (effects) such as reverb, echo, chorous, etc available but they should not be affecting frequency response. Are you sure its the PC and not the headset? Have you tried the headset on a different PC or tried a different headset?

If you've installed some other sound driver that can be an issue as the PC vendor (HP in this case) sound driver is the best one. Non vendor sound drivers can either not work or not work correctly.

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How to get this to play using the minijacks surround sound in wmp and wmc?

VLC does play all the 5.1 channels, center with voices ok..
wmp and wmc only play stereo.

I went thru speaker setup for both wmp and wmc.

A:Envy 24 5.1 sound works in vlc, the control panel but not in wmp wmc

I finally solved this problem with help from the web site.

WMC was trying to bitstream the sound out of this card, even though in sound settings panel it was set to speaker, NOT spdif.

The fix is to

To test this theory, go to Tasks > Settings > TV > Audio. Check the box to enable Auto volume, then select Save. See if live TV results in audio output after enabling Auto volume.

And then it plays in WMC speaker test.

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Hi, firstly, my setup, then my issue:

Windows 7 (32 bit)
Intel Cortez D945GCZ Motherboard
DualCore Intel Pentium D 830, 3000 MHz CPU
Onboard Sound (SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1])

I installed the AUD_allOS_D20001.0x_PV_IDTGUI_v105_Legacy.exe driver (IDT* 92XX Driver - Installs the integrated audio driver version 20001.0 for Intel? Desktop Boards with IDT* audio) found at the website.

If there?s anything else important I?m neglecting to tell you about my setup please let me know.


My problem is that when I try to record anything in Audacity, or even just with the windows recorder under ?Accessories? in the Start Menu (so the problem is not specific to Audacity at all), I get a lot of static in the foreground, with my voice in the background behind the static.

I?ll tell you what I?ve done to try to fix it, and maybe one of you good folks can tell me where I?m going wrong?

In the Windows Control Panel I went to Sound --> Recording tab --> I chose my Default Device: ?Front Mic?, it is enabled and it has the little meter beside it that monitors input levels. All is fine there. So I go to record:

I open Audacity or Windows Recorder (Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Windows Recorder) and click on record. The file I end up with is invariably a track of LOUD, screeching static, with a tiny voice in the background. (The voice is m... Read more

A:Setting Up Win7 Sound in Control Panel – Please Help!

Sorry, I should add that I have tried this with two microphones (a Shure SM-58 and I'm using it with an adaptor that allows it to be plugged right into the mic input of a PC and also with a regular pc mic), both of which I know work perfectly, but changing the type of mic makes no difference in the outcome.

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So I've detected that my PC has been a bit slow lately, it takes longer to load webages and stuff. But this strange thing happened. I was rendering a youtube video, when Sony Vegas Pro 12 was done with the file, the software crashed, and after that my PC has been complete sh*t. Before I restarted it I couldn't even watch youtube videos, they rendered but wouldn't play. Spotify crashed and I had to audio.

I restarted my PC and then everything seemed nice, but then when I was about to launch TheHunter:Primal I had to switch over to my headset, and for some reason I couldn't open Windows sound panel. So atm I can't open sound panel. I really don't know what happened. I need help asap.

I've received help on this forum before, just on another account and I've never been as satisfied. I really hope I can feel the same way this time too

A:Windows Sound Control Panel won't open

Well, I solved the audio problem on my own. All I had to do was to disconnect my PC from internet, delete all the audio drivers from Device Manager and I downloaded this:

I restarted my PC and then I installed the package which I downloaded. I restarted my PC again, and Voila So if someone has the same problem as me using Asus Maximus Hero VII Z97 Motherboard, maybe you also can benefit from this.

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To play music in paltalk I need both mic and sterio mix to play, the usual way is to right click speaker symbol----------- the play control comes up then right click options for mic and sterio mix control.

My trouble is that no play control comes up ----instead I have recording devises where I get mic only--- and in playback I get speakers. my laptop has been repaired recently and this part was good with the playing of music before.
Have searched for the-- play control panel--- but even the help pages don't seem to recognise it,--when I press the speaker symbol I get --volume control option---press sounds---I get speaker ---.
Changing icons doesn't change anything and I have enabled what I should have

A:sound---play control panel missing

Not knowing what your repair was and what was done to it during repair, the first question, do you have the correct HP supplied sound driver? If it was reinstalled and the correct sound driver was not installed that COULD be the problem.

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It started when the computer(dell vostro 1500 w/ windows xp home) wasn't playing sounds except for the loud BOOP! -- in the sound properties, it says there's no audio device, but all the hardware codecs claim to be working properly-- after some circles in troubleshooting i find out that my control panel doesn't have a "performance and maintainence" window --- when I tried to get online to figure more out... the wireless network claims to be working but there was no IP address- after using command prompt to try and reset it to no avail-- then went into the properties of internet protocol(tcp/ip)-- no auto reset -- i set the ip to (it was and the subnet restarted- then tried to do the auto reset-(no go)

i finally got onto this mac to find my actual ip ( and put that in mine - no go

the problems don't seem viral so much as something is "missing"
I also feel that these problems are interrelated because they all came up at the same time
somethings telling me I need to bust out my windows cds but I first came to the land of gurus to make sure its not a simple fix that i just don't know about

and much appreciation

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