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

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

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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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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?

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@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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Hey guys!

I have an annoying little problem where when i DOUBLE click the sound icon, it SAYS Volume Control is open, it appears in the taskbar, but the actual control window is nowhere to be found.

If i SINGLE click the sound icon, the simple slider shows up, but I often utilize the advanced settings and recording levels for my home studio.

If i switch users, I CAN access the controls that way, but I would really rather nothave to switch users every time I wanna change levels.

any ideas what could be causing this?

A:Volume Control wont show up..... annoying..

As tough as this would be to diagnose for me without seeing your screen, I have two thoughts. Is it possible that the volume control window is off screen somewhere, that the last time it was opened it was closed in a spot where you're jut not seeing it and now it opens there every time? Also, have you had dual monitors on the PC you're working on, do you now? That would put the icon off screen also I guess, which is my only thought at the moment on this?

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My sound volume buttons work fine. My mute button works fine. But all of a sudden, whereas I used to get a bar across my screen when I pressed them (like I currently do when I use the "brightness" function keys) now I don't. Why?

A:Volume Bar doesn't show up on screen

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Hi, I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium (service pack 1)

The volume icon isn't showing up on my toolbar for some reason....the volume works fine and I can hear sound but it gets annoying when I have to control the volume by other means because it's not on the toolbar. I tried right-clicking on "start", clicking on "properties" and then "notification area" but when I get there I'm unable to click on "volume." I also tried going to the sounds portion of the control panel and couldn't find anything. I'm hoping this is just some simple option that I'm not finding (I'm not exactly great w/ computers), and if anyone could help me out that would be great. Thank you!!!

A:Volume icon doesn't show up on toolbar

hello naper

how many icons do you have in notification area ?

if you have to many. you cant see all of them. is this the problem ?

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I don't know what's happening lately. I've changed a few settings for quicker bootup time, but it had nothing to do with those. I had to restart the computer because the volume and the battery icon wasn't in the system tray. Right now, only the battery icon is showing and the volume one is not there. Any reason why it might be doing this? Any way to fix it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7854 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -296 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294674 MB, Free - 190891 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Battery or Volume Icon Doesn't Show Up on Startup

I would suspect that you did turn off the system tray indicators. You might not realized that whatever you changed would affect them.

The volume indicator you should be able to turn back on by going into Volume Settings, there should be an option for Show in System tray or something similar.

The same should go for the battery, but I am not an expert on notebooks (still learning )

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I have a WD 500GB external hard disk. It had been working fine on any computer systems that I used it on, for more than 5 months and all of a sudden it is not shown in the My Computer window. But it is still detected and installed correctly on any system that I plugged it into.

Here is a screenshot of diskmgmt. It says the disk is unallocated.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?

P.S. I already tried rebooting in safe mode, and rebooting again in normal mode. It didn't help. Also I have read many posts with similar problems but they do not exactly match my problem scenario and weren't of any help either.

A:External HDD detected but doesn't show up in explorer

I don't see a screenshot...
How is it reported in Disk Management ? ?
If it says RAW it's been unplugged prematurely too many times.

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I just bought a new WD IDE HD (250Gb), I connected it as slave (my old HD, also a WD, but 80Gb, is still master), when I start the computer the drive is detected by the BIOS, Windows also detects it as "new hardware", but when I open My Computer or Windows Explorer the new drive is nowhere to be found.
Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot,


A:IDE HD detected by BIOS but doesn't show in My Computer

Right click on My Computer then click Manage and in the left pane click Disk Management and see if it sees it in there and what it says about it if it does

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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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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 use Win 7 r7100. The install of the latest catalyst driver worked fine, and i see the CCC.exe in the taskmanager. Now everytime i try to open the control center nothing happens.
Also the tray icon is not seeable.

My specs:
W7 x64 r7100
intel c2d 8200
gfx ati hd2600xt

Thanks in advance

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Did you install as admin?

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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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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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Continuation from this.

I've tried all steps but I can't seem to get to my hard drive.

Windows 7 Professional 64x.
Drivers Updated.
Plugged in properly.
Installed and uninstalled device driver.
Gave the drive a letter and changed the letter many times.
Hard drive is still working because I was just using it in my machine before I reinstalled Windows 7.
iomega case works fine because I used it with a 1tb drive last night.
Plugged it into many different USB ports and changed cables.

I've tried a lot of things to get this to work but I haven't been successful... It's nearly full and has all my work/software on it. When I plug it in to a USB port it installs it then disappears, even says that it installs successfully. You can see that it gets noticed in the device manager as: SPIF301 USB2SATA Bridge USB Device

If you can help in anyway at all, it will be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

A:USB Hard drive gets detected/installs but doesn't show up.

have you installed SP 1? Yes/no

you can:
to see if you have installed SP1

WIN=key with microsoft logo on top.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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, 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 > 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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Orig. tried replying in No volume control for Line In (Sigma Tel) but could not since the thread is too old.

I am aware of this new thread: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version but am frankly afraid to download and install anything new from Sigmatel.

OK, enough preamble. Problem was that it seemed that "intermittently" (ie, between boot-ups) I was able to/not able to get to the Volume Mixer/Volume Control utility provided by the Sigmatel drivers and accessible via the speaker icon found in the lower-right-hand corner in Windows Explorer. [I am on a Gateway ML6228 laptop (an oldie but a goodie... well, maybe...) w/ Vista 32-bit, SP2, for anyone who cares.] Thus I could not adjust the volume from Windows Explorer, but only from my media players (which support a much-more limited range of volume as we all know).

I am guessing this is a bug/oversight on their part but this appears to be the issue: If on bootup when the S'tel drivers load they detect an output-receiving device, such as speakers or a headphone, they suppress access to the volume control. I have no idea why they might do this but that seems to be the precipitating factor. If you boot up however with any and all audio output-receiving devices disconnected from your machine, you get the familiar Volume Mixer/Volume Control utility back in the lower-right corner of Windows Explorer.

This is really dumb, but there it is. One could go nuts installing and reinstalling drivers all day to no av... Read more

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sir i am usiNG..... compaq presario cq 57 417 tu Notebook i upgrade my pc to windows 8  os....but now i can not install bluetooth and wifi driver completelyit show this message no bluetooth device was detected..please make sure that your bluetooth device plugged properly in order to continue installation sir could you please help me..what can i do solve this problum..                                    thnaking you                                                  krishnan  

A:Notebook bluetooth driver show no device detected

If you need drivers, please follow these steps:1. In the Run box type devmgmt.msc.2. Unknown devices would be listed as such and marked out with a yellow question mark.3. Select the unknown device or other device for which you need drivers and right click to access Properties.4. In the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id  or Hardware ID from the drop down.5. An alphanumeric string like this PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130&SUBSYS_012F1025&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&33F0 is the identification marker for the device.6. Please provide this number so that we can suggest the appropriate driver.

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Okay, i have a custom build PC by myself and i don't own any Synaptics products at all. But today, it show " Synaptics Pointing Device Driver in my control panel, and i try to uninstall. However, it keeps saying " There was a problem starting C:\Program Files\ Synaptics\SynTP\SynlDLL.dll". I try to search the entire folder inside Program files but is unable to find. What i try next is the search box on file explorer, and the result is none. So any help?

Also, i didn't install any Synaptics Pointing Device Driver at all. It just randomly show up on Control Panel today.

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver show in Control Panel but i don't have it?

Go to device manager, right click the pointing device, select properties and click uninstall in Driver tab.

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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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Hi everyone,
I apologize in advance- I don't know much about computers.
A few days ago, I shut the lid of my Hp Dv6 6108us laptop (running windows 7 home premium 64 bit) and when I opened it later, the Wi-Fi button was lit amber, signaling that it was turned off. I pressed it again to turn it on, but nothing changed. Since this has happened once or twice before (I didn't think too much of it) I just restarted the laptop, which usually got the light back to blue (=working Wifi). Nothing changed over several reboots.
So I did some googling.
My driver is a RAlink rt5390 802.11 b/g/n adapter
I've tried pressing the F12 button (which turns wifi on and off)
I've tried a hard reset
I've tried going into the registry, disabled WLAN AutoConfig and restarted.
I've updated BIOS and the chipset driver available here (
I tried changing the power settings so the wifi wouldn't turn off during sleep mode, but it acted as if I had no wireless driver. Troubleshoot did nothing but suggest I use an ethernet cable.
I've uninstalled (then reinstalled after it didn't help) HP connection manager.
I did a system restore to before the problem occurred.
I finally found the device in device manager after doing the "show non present devices=1" in the registry.
--There's no enable option
--Clicking roll back did NOTHING.
--Updating the driver led to a message saying I had the most up to date driver.
I've tried uninstalling the driver (usin... Read more

A:Hp Pavilion dv6 doesn't show wireless driver- RAlink rt5390 802.11

Oh and I've also run virus/malware/rootkit checks using Avg Free and Malwarebytes.

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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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well, my brother's hdd in his laptop was going bad, it kept failing to boot. so i replaced it with another one. when i turned the laptop back on it started installing all the drivers for his hardware (windows was already installed on the 2nd hdd) and prompted me to reboot. after i did windows failed to start several times. i re-installed windows from scratch, and now his graphics card isn't showing up in device manager and windows cant find a driver for the network or ethernet card.

his specs:
windows 7 professional x64
ati mobility radeon hd 4250
broadcom bcm943225hm (network card)
amd phenom II x4 n9790
4gb ddr3

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so, i got it to install the driver for the network adapter, but when i search for an access point, i cant see my wireless, in device manager it has "ethernet controller" listed under "other devices" with one of the ! inside an orange triangle

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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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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.

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trying to keep it alice bump~

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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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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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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 installed the SATA drive. Formatted it. Assigned it a letter. It won't show up in My Computer, but I can access it by typing in the drive letter in Windows Explorer and when I do this it comes up under My Computer in the "Folders" side pane

Data writes and reads from the drive fine.

I've tried formatting it and deleting the partition and creating a new one.

What the **** is goin on?

A:Drive doesn't show up in my computer, but does show up in disk manager.


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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'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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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The function 'Safely remove Hardware and eject Media' (SRH) normally displays the volume name just below the corresponding disk name.

In this case, 2 external disks connected via eSATA to a specific controller show their disk name (friendly name) like under 'Disk drives' in the device manager, but the disks do NOT show their volume names.

I have found that klicking the SRH-function triggers the DeviceDisplayStatusManager.exe and its .dll (DDSM) which then reads the content of a disk to be displayed in the SRH panel.
this of course is convenient to ensure the anticipated selection of the drive (volume) to be removed.

Back to the case mentioned, the DDSM shows 2 drives with the same name but without volume specific information.
It is impossible to know which one of the 2 disks is the one anticipated to be removed. (Naturally one selects the wrong disk).

Hence the question is: What can I do so that the volume names are listed for those 2 drives as well? I'd assume there is a parameter in the registry that enables the DDSM to retrieve the volume information for each disk per specific port.
Does anyone know the registry key that enables the SRH-function to read & display the volume name for each disk?

The controller is a Marvell9128 in AHCI mode*. Connected to it are 2x SATA disks Western Digital WD1002FAEX via a SATA Hot Swap HDD Rack Kit (Lian-Li EX-H34)
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A:Show Volume name in SRH

"safely remove hardware" shows the device name from it's firmware. Showing instead the volume label would be impractical since a device may have two or more volumes (partitions) on it, and it would not be possible to remove one partition independently of the others on the same device.

It therefore follows that it also wouldn't make sense to list volume labels for external disks in the "safely remove hardware" utility.

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This weird volume shows up only in Disk Defragmenter (as far as I can tell) on my computer. What is it, and should it be getting rid of somehow?

Here are pics from DD and Disk Management:

A:\\?\Volume{} show up in Defragmenter

Thats likely the System reserved partition (100mb ntfs). System reserved partition contains win7 boot files. Just leave it alone and no need to defragment it.

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Is there any software to show (on screen, in the middle bottom or right bottom for example) if the volume is changing, and maybe also could show the number in the tray between 0-100, whatever the volume is?

Is there any mute command in Windows that I can use to create a dll for Logitech G930 Wireless Headset?
(I don't know why, this wireless headset has no mute button. Why do you think they didn't put that button? Can there be a technical reason, or is it just not to change the design or something?)

A:Software to show if the volume is going up/down automatically?

Hi IMAyNeed

3RVX (freeware) is quite good

3RVX: Skinnable Beautiful Volume Indicator For Windows 7

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I have a dell inspiron E1505 that i'm working on for a friend of a friend that has the UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error. I've seen this plenty of times and can usually solve it in recovery console with an XP disc. well for what ever reason, I have no clue why, he has like 4 different partitions on here but the "C" drive is still the partition with XP installed on it from what I can tell. However... When I boot into recovery console it only gives me one option to select: "1: F:\(insert drive name here)" it doesn't give me multiple numbers to choose from. so that kind of makes me think that his xp is installed on this F drive since thats the only windows installation that it found. But even when I try to perform the fixes on that drive it dosen't work. chkdsk /r , fixboot, etc etc doesn't help at all. So either, this "F" drive isn't the drive that needs to be fixed, and if that is the case, how do I force it to select the C drive? OR F is the right drive and these fixes just simply aren't working, if that is the case, where to go from here?

I'm at a loss.. help.

A:boot volume won't show up in recovery console?

if it's never been worked on before the XP installation is on the C:\ Drive

the numerous partitions are probably Media Direct (play movies), Recover Partition, Windows Installation, and something else

in recovery console hit "bootcfg" and scan for windows installations

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I used to have a volume bar in XP, but those drivers no longer work. I have no visual indicator of system volume. That's significant when viewing online media because the system may be maxed out, while the media player may not.

I'd absolutely love the Win7 sound slider to show up when I turn the knob on my keyboard, then go away a few second later. Is this an option somehow? Are there third-party utilities to do that?


A:Show sound slider when adjusting volume?

Quote: Originally Posted by isherwood

I'd absolutely love the Win7 sound slider to show up when I turn the knob on my keyboard, then go away a few second later. Is this an option somehow? Are there third-party utilities to do that?


My keyboard does that. You need the updated driver/software for your keyboard, I think.

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Friends, I don't know if this has been asked before. Is there a way to display the volume percentage in the tray notification area instead of just the speaker icon? It would also be nice if headphones/speakers toggled as well when headphones are plugged/unplugged? If this can't be done in the OS does anyone know of an add on toolbar? TIA

A:Show speaker volume percentage in tray

I Think that would be a function of your sound card drivers, not a Windows functions or something you could modify in Windows.

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Ok ,this is really weird. I don't know if someone is taking over my computer or what. Boot up is really slow with process taking 50% CPU. Account unknown is on the logon under permissions as well as the console logon. I have to kill the process or else the process keeps using up my ram. This is on a Intel dual core processor with Windows 7 professional home and 2gb of ram on a 320HD.

When I get email in outlook, clicking on the message opens up my browser as though looking for a server and I get an error message. file:///C:/Users/Hannspree/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/%7B89314F91-B675-4CF9-A7F2-544F14BA1676%7D/%7BE78C07C0-7AAE-4B63-BB6C-D692F73D3559%7D.html

I happen to look a C:\ drive under properties. I click on defrag and I get an extra volume or drive showing up. What is more strange is the fact is that I just happen to click on the C Drive and click on tools and then defrag, it shows a strange volume or disk. I have no idea where or how that disk got on my computer. It looks like a redirect to a server somewhere.

\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000001`77100000 (NTFS)
\\.\D: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x0000000b`3b100000 (NTFS)

PhysicalDrive0 Model Number: WDCWD3200BEVT-22ZCT0, Rev: 11.01A11

Size Device Name MBR Status
298 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown MBR code

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A:Weird MBR Volume Extra Drive Show Up

Download TDSS Killer, and run it. If it finds any viruses (marked with red, and not yellow which is only a notice) follow the instructions here.
Download and install MalwareBytes, update virus library (or whatever it is called) disconnect internet and run a full scan!
This is a laptop right? That partition seems to be your windows Vista/7 recovery and install partition.
Originally it was/is a hidden partition for windows installer files. Have you used it previously, did you buy the laptop with windows 7?

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When I change volume from my keyboard or my mouse's programmable buttons, is there some way to make the volume bar show automatically so that I can see what level I'm setting it at?

A:Make volume bar show when changing from keyboard?

What mouse and keyboard? That sort of thing is usually only available through the software that comes with the mouse or keyboard.

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I am having an issue with my volume control. It appears to not exist on my computer at all. If there is a way to get it on my computer please do tell. thanks(wasnt sure which topic this would be categorized with)

A:Volume control

so you don't have the speaker symbol at bottom right?

Did you try looking in control panel and looking at 'sounds and audio devices'?

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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 use windows vista home edition . Not all the time but sometimes the volume comtrol slider ( bottom right of screen) shown as speaker moves all on it's own to highest volume . If I try and lower it , it just slides high on it's own . Only cure is reboot . Why ?

A:volume control

Hi zippy8907,

Sounds strange? Is this the same when playing certain file formats like MP3 or AVI?

Have you tried re-installing the audio drivers?

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i have been constantly dealing with this volume problem for about 13 days now.
i have to keep sliding the volume control up(balance bar) i was wondering if anybody can help me.(it keeps going down in 5-15 minutes)

A:volume control

See this thread :
It seems to be the same problem but do not do anything the thread says as it is specific to that registered user.
Create a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware section

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I am having some problems with my Volume Control on the taskbar. When the Desktop or most programs are being used, it works rapidly and normally.
However, when I am surfing the Web and wish to adjust the volume of short videos (trailers, streaming, etc.) or audio, it either does not work at all or becomes extremely slow in opening for adjustment. Most of the time the video or audio is over before it finally decides to open and allow adjustment. I have never experienced this problem before so have no idea of how to troubleshoot it. All I know for sure is that it didn't act this way in the past. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Volume Control

Can you give us more info on your computer specs? How much RAM. How many processes are working in the background?

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When I want to change the volume etc with the Windows Volume Control thing, master volume doesn't do anything. It doesn't matter if it is set to mute or not, or if it's turned all the way up or down. The only thing that works is "Wave".
You can choose to put the volume icon in the system tray, so you can click that and change the volume from there, but it doesn't do anything there either.

A:Volume Control

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What would happen if I max all five settings; will it make my speaker louder?

A:Volume control

If you mean the SW Synth and Input Monitor levels that are currently at minimum or muted, then no, increasing or unmuting these won't alter the volume of your speakers.

SW Synth sets the level of sounds created when something is playing the soundcard's software synthesiser ("Soundblaster" type music in some mostly older games), Input Monitor is mostly used to allow you to also hear your own voice when using a headset.

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Hi I'm new here!

I'm using Windows XP Professional. I was trying to delete junk files that I never use off my computer and in the search folder it had (all files and folders) and I deleted wavs, mp4s, MIDIs, etc. Now I go to watch a video and turn my speakers on and no sound comes out! I went to volume control and it says "There are no active mixer devices available." Anyone know what to do? I tried doing what the disk manager thing said but it didn't work! Thanks in advance!

Edit to add: I think I deleted the driver. I go to hardware and audio isn't listed!

A:My volume control is gone!

When I've tried to reinstall the volume control (which didn't work) it says "found new hardware" and keeps popping up with the HP Photosmart Series. This is already installed. How do I make that stop?

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After installing a new monitor my volume control program disappeared and being a novice i need helpin finding it and re installing. I need step by step please. I am using windows xp came with computer

A:volume control

Are you referring to the speaker icon in the system tray?

Start > Control Panel > Sounds and audio devices (If you are in category view, then first click Sounds, Speech and Audio devices, then Sounds and audio devices) > Check the box marked "Place Volume Icon in the Taskbar". Then click ok.

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For some reason I can not control the volume from my computer any more. it is low and the volume settings have disapeared from my start menu and program bar.

A:no volume control

Start> Control Panel> Sounds Speech and Audio Devices> Sounds and Audio Devices> place a check mark in the Place volume icon in the taskbar then apply.

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I have no volume control in systray and when i go to control panel and go to it says no audio device. anyone no how i can fix this please.

im running firefox

A:NO Volume control!

Hello ascot

Go to Device Manager and check out the sound card

Right click My Computer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager
Is there a yellow splat at "Sound"

In any case try updating the drivers for the sound card


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Hello all. I have a Gateway MX6455 laptop, with Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP2. I was disabling some services and I seem to have disabled one that I would like to enable again, but I can't find it.

Typically, when I change the volume (on this laptop, it's FN + PGUP/PGDN), a large, neon green volume bar appears on the bottom showing how high the volume is, much like on a TV. But now, when I change the volume, I don't see the bar, so I'm not sure how high or low the volume is.

The volume control works, I just can't see what level the volume is at. This is probably something I could deal with or get used to, but it'd be nice to get it back if possible. Does anyone have any idea what process controls the on-screen volume level? Thanks in advance!

A:Volume Control

Hi. . .

Look in msconfig for un-checked boxes.
START | run | type msconfig

Look under start-up first, then services. If a service needs to be re-enabled go into services.msc.

I would say it is most likely a Gateway program as some laptops have the green horizontal volume bar and others don't.

Regards. . .



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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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i do not control the volume from icon show on please help me

A:volume control

A MASSAGE is shown on my screan "files that are required to run windows xp are replaced by unrecognised version to maintain system compatibility insert the original CD of service pack 3 and run" but i do not have service pack 3 cd,what can i do

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Something's wrong with my Volume Control.It was fine until one day, while I was listening to music on, I couldn't hear the song after 2 minutes.I restarted the laptop, but the volume didn't work. I opened the Volume Control and saw the wave turn down to 0 although I didn't do anything. I turned it up to maximum and continued listening to music on iTunes. Two minutes later, the wave turned down to 0 again. It continued turning down to 0 after every 2 minutes.Moreover, when I turn the wave up, I heard the sound of the advertising although I didn't use the internet. I use Firefox, but Internet Explorer popped up some websites. I don't know what's wrong with it.I used Malware and McAfee to scan for virus, but no virus was found.I don't know what to do

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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 have lost my volume control, searched my win 98se disk, its not there, and when i reboot, it keeps telling me that it found new hardware and wants the PCI card update. i've tried several things and cant get it back, i just installed or updated to explorer 6.1 the other day, but just lost my volume control today? Please help me

A:volume control

Basically what you need to do is to reinstall the sound card driver again.
So head -on to manufacturer web site ( of the sound card) and download the latest driver and install it.
If you have a OEM PC ( as in Dell, Gateway, HP etc....) go to there web site and download the driver and install it.
And windows is looking on the win98 cd because that's what windows does ...
On the other hand if can check the Device Manager and the Sound card is listed without any yellow question marks then in Control Panel under multimedia should be able to see a checkbox which will " put an icon in the system tray" which might need to be checked.

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Ok, I have went to control panel found Sound & Volume Options. Open it up it has check mark by the mute button, unchecked it and then checked box beside put volume control in menu bar. It tells me "Cannot find volume program go to add/remove hardware" There is nothing in there to add or remove volume.

I just installed new sound card; but without volume control on the computer I cannot get it turned up.

Windows XP

A:Volume Control On Pc

Did you install the drivers for the card?

What card did you install?

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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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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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A couple days ago, when i clicked on the speaker in the taskbar to adjust the Bass/Treble, it would not show up. Now, It has completely disapeared from the task bar. I dont know where i can get this file to install it again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a subwoofer, and the bass is stuck way higher than i would like.



A:Volume Control Gone!

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The Other day i realized my music was low so i went to my volume control and tried to raise the master volume. However when i did this nothing happened. For some reason i then slid up the wave bar and the volume raised. I can't figure it out. How can i get my volume to work properly. Right now my master volume is'nt controlling my volume. My wave bar is.

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Seems I can not apply the volume icon to my task bar.

I am not that smart when it comes to computers but I have tried every thing and I had a friend help and he said that I should come here make this post stating what he found.

Seems I am missing this file name Sndvol32.exe from orignal OS

Whatever that mean. I sure do hope someone can help me.

A:Volume Control

If you still have the original OS CD (win XP install disc), put in in your primary cd drive, goto the startmenu, click run. type in cmd and click ok(brings you to the dos prompt). now type in "sfc /scannow". this checks and recopy's original system files that were installed with XP. It won't delete any files it just makes sure all the original files are in tack and how they should be. Good luck.

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hi, everyone

i am using winXP
but the volume control panel is nowhere to be found one day, when i just installed the IE

i can't from that from right-bottom corner of the task bar, neither from the program files--> accessories--->entertainment or other places

what is the matter?
can anyone help me?

thx a lot

A:Volume Control

Start, Settings, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Sounds tab, lower left make sure there is a check in the box for Place volume icon in taskbar.


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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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Hello i came across this forum and thought maybe someone would be able to help me. i have some speakers i need to control the volume with a remote control instead of the knob on the speaker itself. Below is a list of hardward i would be using with the box.

That i Have Now:

DirecTV HD/DVR Box connected by HDMI to my TV

Bose Companion 2 Series II - PC multimedia speakers connected by 3.5mm Jack to my TV.
I dont like this because the sound is low and not the best. I have plug the speakers direct to the directv box and the sound is dramatically improved, the only problem is i can no longer control the volume using the remote. i have to use the knob on the speakers which makes it very inconvinent.

I had an idea for a simple volume control box that i think would be easy enough to make (if i knew what i needed). I put together a mock up to kinda of show you what i think would solve my problem. Do you you think it is possible? Anyways your input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Something strange happens to me when I try to adjust the volume.

If I play a music file and try to adjust the volume using the buttons on the front of my Dell XPS M1210 nothing happens.
But, if I open the Volume Control clicking on the icon in the system tray and adjust the volume from there, then i can change volume also using the buttons on the laptop.
Closing the file and opening another one the same problem comes back. Till I open the Volume Control....

What is the "cure" for this strange behavior?

A:Volume control

Have you tried reinstalling QuickSet?

That seems to manage configuration for your medias buttons

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Hey guys...

I've always wondered, why are there so many different sliders in Volume Control? I was wondering if someone could explain them...

I see that Play Control is the master, but what about Wave, MIDI Synth, CD Digital, Auxiliary, CD Audio, Line-In, and TAD-In?


A:Volume Control?

Probably more than you want to know, but interesting none the less

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Hi there,

The volume on my computer keeps dropping arbitrarily. I have to keep readjusting the volume as it will fall all the way to zero on its own. Its very annoying. Any ideas as to what may be contributing to this problem? Thanks.

A:volume out of control

what is your computer make, model, and operating system?

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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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Hey all,
I've never run into this issue before, so looking for some help:

The Volume Control in my Windows Media player does not work. The Windows Volume Control applet works fine.
I was using WMP10, and it didn't work, so I updated to WMP11, and still it didn't work. I disabled my one addon, and still no luck.

Would it be a registry issue? Any idea on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated!

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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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You wake up one morning and your volume control icon is not in the taskbar. You get into the customize box and the volume control has no icon. In the system controls box, volume control is grayed out and you can't turn it on there either. Any ideas?

A:Volume control gone.

Hello Vinlibassi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to fix the volume icon by seeing if enabling the volume icon using the tutorial below.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Volume Control has suddenly disappeared from my system....I checked the 'show speaker icon in tray' and got this message.

Windows cannot display the Volume Control on the task bar because Volume Control program has not been installed. Use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

I have no idea how to do this as it has never been a problem. I have XP Professional installed. I changed over from Zone Alarm to Sygate last week as it was causing a few problems with software. I also have SpyBot and Ad-aware and use them I do hope you can advise me what to do

A:Volume Control

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When I go to "Sound and Audio Devices" in Control Panel to check 'Place volume icon in taskbar', Windows says the VC program is missing. How can I get it back?

A:No Volume Control


What version of Windows are you running.

In Control Panel go to

Add Remove Programs

Windows Components

De-select the volume control etc. OK out Rebot and the re-select it.

OK out again.



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Somehow I have lost the speaker volume control icon in the system tray and can't control the volume anymore. Anyone know how to get it back?

A:Volume Control

The Sounds and Multimedia control panel has that option. Look for a small check box that says something like "Show volume control in task bar." and make sure it's checked.

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