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

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

You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095

OR

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.

http://www.relaxingsoftware.com/sndvol32.exe

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

Thanks For The Info arjunaj

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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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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.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS000949
 
Edit note: Wrong link. See below for the correct link.

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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
1.8ghz
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.
 

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

trying to keep it alice bump~
 

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Hello. I have a brand new laptop which uses (I think) Realtek software for volume.

When I go to Control Panel --> Sounds, and click on "Volume icon in system tray", I receive an error message that "the volume control program has not been installed." I enabled the volume icon for "show always" in the system tray options area, as well, but it doesn't show up.

I reinstalled what I thought was the Realtek sound driver from the system restore disk that came with the laptop, and it still doesn't work. Any ideas?
Thanks!
 

A:Volume control in taskbar

Hiya and welcome

Go to Control Panel | System. Device Manager. Under Sound is the name of your sound card. Also, rightclick and choose Properties, Driver tab. What's the version?

Also, which version of Windows are you running?

Regards

eddie
 

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Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 Ghz, using Win98. Sound worked fine until one of the following was installed: Nero 5.0, Kazaa, AT&T Broadband. The CD player volume works; you can listen to CDs. You cannot hear any Windows sounds, cannot listen to downloaded music, cannot listen to any media player, etc. It is frustrating. Any ideas?
 

A:No sound; no volume control in taskbar

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i'm running vista, and sometimes when i boot up the computer the volume control panel is not in the taskbar. i usually notice this when i change the volume of the speakers and the taskbar freezes, so i have to restart it. this doesn't happen all the time, sometimes volume control is there and other times its not. anyone know how to fix this?
 

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I just had a hijacked browser, which I think I got rid of by scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Initially I had 3 symptoms: 1) received a delivery failure response from an email I did not send to an address I didn't recognize, 2) hijacked browser - search results redirected, and 3) the volume icon in the taskbar would go away. I could re-enable it through control panel -> sounds & audio devices, but next time I restarted the machine it would be gone again. (I don't know for sure that these 3 symptoms came from the same infection, but they probably did).Now - the 1st 2 symptoms appear to be gone, but the 3rd one persists. Everything I've researched online about problems like this say to re-install sndvol32.exe from your OS install disk. Did that, no change. Any one else encounter anything like this?FWIW - here are the pertinent lines from the MWAB log after cleaning the infection:Registry Data Items Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowHelp (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Files Infected:C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysaudio.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Any insights appreciated...

A:volume control taskbar icon still misbehaving

Fake sysaudio.sys causes Searchengine HijackIts possible sndvol32.exe was corrupted. Go to the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and locate the sndvol32.exe file. Right-click on it and choose copy. Go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, open it and paste a copy of the file there. Let it overwrite the existing copy if present.

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hi. I really don't know what happen or how to explain this, but ill try my best.

ok yesterday i was getting ready to play my music from my dell inspiron notebook when i turned on the music... it was really loud. So on my keyboard, usually i would hold "Fn" key and the "Page Dn" key (page dn key also is used for lowering volume when holding Fn key) to lower the volume. However, the little "Volume Meter" window popped up and the volume wasn't going up or down, therefore i couldn't change the volume. I also glanced to the taskbar and noticed that the volume icon was missing.

I figured if i opened the volume control from the control panel, the icon would come back, but it didnt. In the "Sound and Audio Device Properties" window, in "Volume" Tab, under "Device Volume" i dragged the bar and that helped lower/higher the volume.

I dont understand why it doesn't work when i try to lower/higher the volume using the volume control, but it works when i try it under the "Device Volume".

I restarted the computer hoping everything will be back to normal, but it still the same.

Any ideas on what has happened? is there something wrong with my audio device or whatever it is called?

Thanks alot for any help/suggestions!
 

A:Solved: Cannot see my volume control icon on taskbar pls help

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anybody got any ideas as to how one can restore the volume control icon to the windows xp taskbar. I have attempted to restore this icon to its location using the normal means - control panel - sounds and audio devices - place volume in taskbar. Still no luck.

A:restoring the volume control icon to the taskbar

Hi .You might try #320 at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm . These are safe files to run, a very knowledgeable, reliable source.Louis

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I click on the volume control icon, and it "opens" on the task bar, but it doesnt show up on the screen. I can close it by right clicking its 'bubble' on the taskbar, and selecting close.

I just can't see it when its open, and i cant figure out why.

I have tried restarting the computer, and reinstalling the sound card drivers.

Can i reinstall the volume control in XP, like you can in 98?
 

A:Volume control won't display...

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Hello All,

I have done a few Thread searches and have tried a few of the report "solved problems".

But, in accordance with my "problem", nothing worked..

My Volume Control Display has been diabled somehow..
I have a Dell Studio 1737
I'm running Windows Vista
I have the "Touch Bar" above my keypad/keyboard and it has a few Volume Control Buttons. (Volume Mute, Volume Decrease, and Volume Increase)
They will control the Volume, the buttons work fine..
But, the was once a display that was almost like a Watermark, that would pop-up and display your Volume Control. This is no Longer there..
The Watermark would display the current Volume setting and would change as you Increase/Decrease/Mute the Volume..
It's a little tedious to not be able to check my volume on the spot now that i have gotten use to the Watermark being there to check it.

Please Help,
Thank you,
Ryan
 

A:Volume Control Display

Update:
I've recently been giving a Battery Status message that recommends a Battery Replacement and has turn on the "Dell Extended Battery Life". This has change the Volume controll settings and also has changed the "Power Shut-Down" on the Start Menu to "Stand-By", I've changed this. But, still experiencing the Volume Display problem.

The watermark I was referring to is this..
It's know as a "Dell Volume OSD"

These "Dell OSD's" also have control for Media Center, Eject Disk, and Play-Back Control.

Although there are other Volume OSD's out there for download. I would really like to stick with the

Default Dell OSD's

Still seeking Help..
-Ryan
 

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my old cpu with win98se (hewey cpu)had the keyboard volume control on it and when you hit it either turning it up or down a volume control bar would appear at the bottom of the screen showing the setting i was putting it at and then dissapear after a few seconds(much like the volume control displaysonmost tv's).
I formatted my drive and put xp on it and i lost that added feature.i dont know if it was hardware or software but i have a new cpu now with xp and i've never had the control bar for this one but was wondering if there was any way i could get it?thanks
 

A:volume control at bottom of display.

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It's a new X220T and with a docking station and I have an external monitor hooked up to it. For some reason certain actions, like click on a web address or other various buttons, the volume control display will jump on the screen for a few seconds. Would appreciate and help before I have to call support. (ugh) Mike












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A:Volume Control Display Intermittantly Popping Up

Hi Stone24,
 
I'm not sure why this is happening, but you can disable the on screen display by following this KB:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVision-displays-Knowledge/On-screen-display-on-L2251p-wide/ta-p/388...?
 
I hope this helps.




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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"...it 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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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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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?

Thanks.

-Qwerty

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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Hi
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"...it 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:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19295458.aspx
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/p/18112824/18235810.aspx#18235810

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'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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My window's volume control is gone as in-Dissapeared from my taskbar.

Also Window's does not at all detect my Logitech X-230 sound system/speaker and says I have no such thing attached to my computer. I have checked all the cables and all of them were firmly attached.

It would be greatly appreciated for any help on these problems or the driver for the sound system.

Thanks,
TechHelp24

A:My Windows Volume Control Is Gone.

Open the Device Manager and look for a yellow ? beside sound and audio. Right click then click update driver. Let it run using auto settings. Windows should find the drivers again. If this does not work, right click the device in device manager and click remove. Reboot the system

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Why doesn't my volume control have a "mixer" option and how can i make one be there. I really need one because i use my laptop to watch tv/movies as i'm going to sleep but i also use it as an alarm clock and its a pain in the neck to turn the volume way up on my speakers then turn the VLC volume down to like 5% so whenever my alarm clock opens foobar the music plays loud enough to wake me up.

I'm running Windows XP Home SP3
i do have a mixer through the realtek hd audio controller but the only options there are to control cd volume and master volume.

A:windows xp volume control

Go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Audio/Volume

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I deleted some software and i accedently deleted my volume control software......how do i get it back plz help....!!!!!!! Thnx

A:windows xp volume control

Look at the thread below, read through it. hopefully something there may help. Good Luck!

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-3238541.php

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I've recently encountered a bizarre problem on my XP Professional machine. When I click on the volume control button near the clock, my computer will freeze and won't respond to anything but the restart button. I have no idea what could be causing this. I've scanned my comp with Norton as well as AdAware and SpyBot, hoping that viruses or spyware could be the issue, but I had no luck. Trying a system restore wasn't able to fix the problem either.

Other problems with freezes occur in Trillian, Winamp and Windows Media Player, but these seem random, not every time I start the programs. All these symptoms appeared at the same time, so I'm assuming they're somehow related. I've tried switching to Winamp 5.3 for mp3 files and video files, but the freezes still occur. The problem with video files extends even to looking at their thumbnails, which sometimes causes my computer to freeze as well...

Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have Sndvol32.exe files in the system folder. In fact there are the following files:
Sndvol32.exe
Sndvol32.exe.mui (3 of these)
SNDVOL32.EXE-0EC6FD20.pf

I tried to execute the first file but I got the message: There are no active mixer devices available. Click printers and other hardware, then click add hardware. But I don't have printers and hardware, just printers and faxes.
What should I do to get the volume icon back in the taskbar? I don't have the original Windows XP installation disk.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Volume Control in Windows XP

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First I noticed that the speaker icon in the bottom right corner wasn't there for my audio controls (and no, it's not hiding in task bar properties). Then I went to the Audio icon in my control panel to check the box "place volume icon in the taskbar" and it says: Windows cannot display because volume control has not been installed. See add/remove programs".

WHAT THE HECK?! It's not IN my list of programs to install, obviously! How'd I delete it, and more importantly -

how can I get it back???
 

A:Solved: Windows Volume Control Gone ?!?!?!

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When I select the Volume Control from the toolbar, or Adjust System Volume from the Control Panel, I usually get two sliders: one for Device - Speakers and one for Applications - Windows Sounds. Sometimes however, apparently at random, I get three sliders; for example when iTunes is active I get a third slider for it.

Recently I got a third slider for Windows Mail, which was handy because at that time I happened to want the Mail notification to be quieter than other sounds, so I pushed that slider down to halfway. That made Windows Mail very quiet, which was just what I wanted on that day.

My problem is, I would like to restore the volume of my Windows Mail notification to its former level, but I can't make that third slider reappear. Can anyone suggest where I can find it?

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whenever I try to use line in Volume control on windows Xp it does not respond. I believe it is greyed out. i would appreciate any advice in correcting this.
Thank you very much
 

A:Line In Volume Control for windows XP

Does your sound card actually have a line in?
 

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Lost my window xp volume control button a while back, is it best to reload windows xp cd rom, will this bring all the functionsback, also lost my clock buttons so i cant turn back date time to reboot computer to bring back fuctions.
 

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i recently reinstalled my sound card drivers because my surround sound was not working. But now, the remote i have for Windows Media Center, and the sound controls on my keyboard don't work. Anyone know how to fix this?
Its really bugging me.

Thanks,
TRBMan
 

A:Windows XP M.C.E. Remote Volume Control

Give this a try and you have to have the Windows install software for the computer for this procedure or it will not work. It is a non-destructive procedure and will not hurt the date but I recommend backing up all of your important data anyway to another media like DC-R's, DVD or thumb drive first. And you might have to re-install any service packs, Drivers, and Windows Updates.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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I would like to control the volume of a player, foobar, Aimp, XBMC, a Media Center etc. with the volume control of a keyboard or a remote control, but when I use these keys the Windows volume control will be used? How could I avoid it?

A:Avoid using Windows volume control?

I don't think that you can...you could do so within Windows by use of an app, but...even then I suspect that just mutes or feeds off the Windows volume control.
 
Louis

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Some time over the last few weeks I lost the Speaker Volume control icon on my Taskbar (Normally on the right side near the digital clock). I don't know what I did to make it leave, but I was looking for it just the other day and realized it was gone! I went into my Control Panel to access the audio sliders, and when I checked the box to display the volume control icon on the Taskbar, a text box popped up telling me that I have to install it from my add/remove programs function. Well, I can not find the Volume Control icon function anywhere, including on my original Windows XP Professional installation CD. Can anyone tell me how I can re-install the speaker Volume Control icon on my Taskbar?

Thanks!
 

A:Lost "Volume Control" icon on Taskbar

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Hello windows 7 fellas.
I've got a problem!
My volume control on my keyboard Saitek Eclipse II wont work on my windows 7 x64.
It worked fine with windows vista!
Well, to the point, does somebody know how to solve this problem?

Thanx in advance!!
/Emma.

A:Saitek Eclipse II + Windows 7 = No Volume Control

I have the same problem, except that it does (though rarely) work. The play/pause, next and previous buttons work fine but the volume and mute buttons don't.

Just in case this works for you:

Quick and Dirty fix to the Saitek Eclipse volume keys problem. - The Official Saitek Forum

also, be sure to follow the instructions on the linked site, and have it execute on startup...

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Problem: when i play songs or watch videos or do anything that deals with the sound, the wave slider in the volume control will automatically jump from the high volume that i set it at to mute.

I have checked out the properties and volume control properties and still can't find a way for it to stay un-mute.

My volume control is the SoundMax Digital Audio driver...
i checked the hardware and it says it working properly and i can hear the sounds but only for some time, before the wave volume automatically jumps to mute...

this is getting annoying....

Any one have a solution to keep my wave volume from muting it self permanently...

Please Respond ASAP

A:Windows Xp Volume Control With Wave Slider

Hmmm...you might try using the native XP volume icon, rather than Sound Max.

I have SM on my system but I don't bother to use, I see no advantage to using the XP volume control (I did try the Sound Max control for a period of time) and any program I use for music file playback will have it's own volume controls.

Could be possible file corruption...I might try uninstalling/reinstalling the drivers which load Sound Max (if I really wanted to use it).

One thing to remember about Device Manager...it has no way (that I know of) to distinguish/inform the user...if a file is corrupt or not.

Louis

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I'd access it by selecting the ^ to the left of the time and date on the bottom right hand side of the screen. But a few days ago, it was missing. I then clicked Customize, then Turn system icons on or off. The On/Off selection for the volume control
was greyed out yesterday, so I could not turn it on. Have no idea how it got turned off. Today, the On/Off drop down can be accessed, and I closed that screen and noticed the volume control is there again - between the Wi-Fi signal strength icon and Norton
Security. I'm no longer having trouble but I do wonder how/why did the volume icon get removed, and why was I not able to turn it back on? I don't recall changing any related settings or accessing Control Panel.

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I am using Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.

Long Story:
The for a long period of time the left channel of my audio output was not working. I attributed this to a problem with the 3.5 mm output jacks, because after the front jack stopped giving left channel I moved to the rear jack until that one broke as well. I recently opened up the case, blew out a lot of dust, and poked the jacks a little with a screwdriver. This brought back left channel in the front jack, and partially fixed the rear. (If I inserted the male end of the jack only half-way in I could get both channels.)

I then noticed that the balances were all screwed up. I use a 2.1 speaker setup, and found that I could only get the bass working if I inserted the male jack halfway in to the input on the woofer, similiar to my problem with the rear output of my case and the left channel. Now that bass was returned it still sounded squeaky and/or muffled. I discovered that if I moved the Wave balance all the way to the left in the windows Volume Control panel it would sound normal. It would also sound odd if I had the Main Volume balance to the right at all.
Click to expand...

Short Story:
However, whenever I play a new song or adjust the volume in an external program (such as WinAmp or RealPlayer) the balance is centered in the Windows Volume Control panel.Click to expand...
 

A:Windows Volume Control Balances Reseting

Winamp Volume is directly related with your Windows Volume Control panel..
Try this WIth WMP ... IT Won't change
 

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Hi all,

Just joined up....
What I want is actually the opposite of what most people are looking for.
I want to install windows 8 on my kids computer but want the volume level to be set at a certain level so the sound is not to high no matter what they do.

I am able to achieve this right now as the desktop is on XP and i have the wave bar set to a certain level so no matter how high they put the volume bar it just stays at a certain level.I have hidden the wave bar so they cannot even get at it by mistake.

The main thing is that I am using a sidewinder X4 keyboard which has the vol+/- so they can easily increase the volume even if I hide the volume tab from the desktop in windows 8, while in XP it remained a certain lvel even if they put it upto 100%.

I have been searching for win 8 mixers where I could maybe have the same type of control as the XP but so far have found nothing.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and used

A:Want to disable sound volume control in Windows 8

If they know what they are doing they can get around this.
See pictures :

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Hello

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.

Highsoldierr.

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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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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For some reason, windows media player will not let me adjust the volume setting on some videos, whereas some others are fine. Initially, I thought it was a codec problem but according to G-spot and avicodec, I have them, and it doesn't appear to be any specific audio codec in general.
 

A:trouble with volume control in windows media player

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My speaker setup seems to make windows think that all my speakers are 'left'. I dont mind that it does, but the problem is that i will be missing out on all the action coming out of the sopposed 'right' speaker.

The Volume balance control sliders that you can access from Sound > Speaker Properties > Levels > Balance only control the volumes that each individual speaker has.

Is there a slider, windows function or program that can shift both the output from the left and right speakers, to the left speaker, so that nothing will be missed .

Many thanks,
SuperStinger

A:Windows 7 balance needed, NOT volume control for each speaker

More system specs are needed. e.g. what is the PC/Model Number or if a custom the motherboard. Also what sound do you have? such as RealTek, Conexant, SoundBlaster, etc.

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Hi everybody,

I am running Windows Vista SP1 on a new Dell computer, and have Windows Media Player 11 installed. The problem is with the volume control and it seems pretty strange. The volume control only works on WMV files. If I play any wmv file, I can control the volume, moving the slider, or I can completely mute the sound. However, with any other type of file (avi, mpeg), the volume is always at its maximum and moving the slider left or right doesn't do a thing. Pressing mute doesn't work either.

I am getting sound from a digital audio output on my sound card (Auzentech) and it goes to a DD 5.1 receiver.

I've searched the web, including Microsoft, and couldn't find anything related. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this?

Thanks!

A:Windows Media Player 11 Volume Control Problem

Anybody?

I can control the volume on all these files, if I use the VLC example, but it would be nice to fix this WMP issue.

Any ideas, guys?

Thanks

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Hi .

I am new here. For the past few weeks I have been having problems with my taskbar. It keeps crashing whenever I use the volume control located externally on my laptop(increasing or decreasing the volume). It randomly happens. I am currently running AVG antivirus. I scan the computer everyday with it. Also used the Windows Live OneCare scanner from Microsoft website. All scans show up clean. I try to close the explorer.exe from the task manager and restart it but the problem stays till i restart my computer again. I ran a DDS scan and these are the results from it. My Firefox works fine. I do not know if its a malware causing this. I dont have any unnecessary popups either. I also heard about combofix but not sure if i need to use it.

Any ideas anybody??

Syed

Also when i restart the explorer again the sound icon disappears from the taskbar, and i also updated my audio driver software from my laptop manufacturer website and the problem still persists.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Haroon_Zehra at 2:56:48.62 on Fri 05/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1354 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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A:Windows Vista Explorer.exe keeps crashing while using volume control

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

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Recently I went through a day of torture by an unsuccessful attempt to System Restore. I lost a display driver from some inadvertent deletion in either Sytem Mechanic or some other registry cleanup program. I tried several solutions, then, perhaps prematurely, reinstalled Windows XP Pro. Experiencing further difficulties, I then reinstalled Service Pack 1, which fixed the display problem pretty much. BUT... some sound problems developed:

a) I was no longer able to locate any volume or play control. I found an article in the Windows Knowledge Base that told me how to install the play control panel through the command prompt from my XP Pro disk. This fixed this problem... But...

b) While I can now control the volume through the sys tray icon and the play control panel, I no longer have this function on my keyboard! I reinstalled the keyboard software from a download site, and the keyboard's shortcut button functions all work BUT NOT the volume control. The mute button works fine, but NOT the volume control buttons (the - and + buttons). They were working fine previous to my reinstalling Windows. I fear that some registry file or setting needs fixing.

c) Lately I have discovered a final and third problem. There is no sound recorder in my files! I find NO sound recorder in my Start/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment section, nor anything like this by conducting a file search. It seems that this recorder didn't get installed when I reinstalled Windows. Is there a file... Read more

A:No Sound Recorder in Windows XP and Can't Use Volume Control on Keyboard!

Check Device manager and particularly the Keyboard and Sound items. If either have yellow marks or don't agree with what you know to be the correct item, delete all of the listings and ask for a new detection, as you can do there.

Even if there are no apparent problems shown there, delete those two items anyway, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Windows will pick them up again and perhaps you'll get lucky.

Beyond that, be certain that you are supplying the correct drivers for the enhanced keyboard that you apparently have and if you have sound card drivers, supply those instead of letting Windows do a default selection for you. Normally XP does well that way, but you're evidently not a normal case.

Good luck.
 

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Hello everybody,
I am new on this website .I recently installed a windows 7 ultimate on my laptop. Lenovo SL500 and I can not control
the volume from keyboard for USB speakers and no bar control volume on screen.Previously I had Windows XP and it work.
If someone out there could help me I really appreciate it.
Thank you.

A:No volume bar control on screen -Lenovo SL500,windows 7 ultimate

Hi and Welcome to the Forums ..... Have you tried downloading keyboard and mouse driver from Lenovo web site ?

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I recently bought a dell computer second-hand from my friend, who had XP installed on it. It came with a subwoofer and a set of 4 regular speakers. On it, he had installed a form of creative volume control in addition to windows volume. The way it worked was he had the windows volume set to 100% at all times, and the creative volume control around 3% for regular browsing, 10-25% for gaming and 50% or higher for rocking out with music. I recently acquired windows 7 home premium x64 and upgraded my operating system. My soundblaster card has all the necessary drivers and the audio is all hooked up properly, and the only thing missing is this form of volume control. After looking around for the old software and trying a few different freeware and shareware programs, nothing has pulled through for me; any suggestions?

A:Creative sound card, windows 7 compatible volume control?

What exact sound card do you have?

Have you checked creative's website for additional software that goes along with the driver of your card? Is the windows volume not sufficient for you, or do you just want the extra ability for volume control?

If you installed the creative driver, have you checked in the audio control panel that's built into the driver?

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windows 8 volume control stuck on screen left top corner
Hi,
I have Dell Latitude e6410 recently I upgrade my win7 to win8
now I am facing the issue windows 8 volume control stuck on screen left top corner. and I have no idea how it appear but it can appear when I press laptop volume control once it appear on the screen then I cannot open any other thing so what I do to fix this
issue temporarily by pressing the power button to turn my machine in sleep mode after that I wake up the machine then restart the machine from win8 logon screen after that it work fine but it happen again
any one now how can I fix this problem.

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Hi,

I am running windows XP on a Dell Inspiron Mini and have internet explorer popups coming up in the background. Sometimes there are ads with audio messages. Sometimes the sound mutes (wave volume mutes). I tried reinstalling the operating system, which did not work multiple times, until it finally succeeded (I am not sure why it finally succeeded). Even after this reinstallation (which seemed to delete most files from the hard drive) the popups and other antics continued. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Norton Antivirus aren't detecting anything. I ran DDS and GMER as per instructions prior to posting. GMER generated a message after completing scan that said rootkit detected. I clicked OK and haven't done anything with regards to that message. I have included all the log files requested. Thank you for your help!

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Run by Personal at 11:45:09 on 2011-07-07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.227 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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svchost.exe 4
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe 4
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
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A:Windows XP Interent Explorer popup in background and wave volume control mute

Hi,Please do the following:Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop * IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\C... Read more

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Text of DDS log is as follows:
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by rmccaw at 10:56:52 on 2011-07-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3935.1896 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k Akamai
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A:Start menu items empty/ can't find volume control following Windows 7 repair virus

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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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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i do not control the volume from icon show on taskbar.so 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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Hi again, Hoping I can get some help with this other problem. The icon for volume control has disappeared from my lower right hand area. I used to be able to adjust volume from there but now I can't. I went to Control Panel /Sounds and Audio Devices/Volume but when I click on Place an Icon I get a message saying:
Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control Program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

I didn't ever consciously remove the program so I don't understand this. How can I get it back? I don't have it on any disk. Thanks for any advice.
 

A:No Volume Control

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How can I prevent Roxio Audio centre from lowering the master Wave volume everytime I insert a CD. At least I think it's Roxio that's the problem. Cheers.

Rob
 

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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.

Cheers

A:Volume Control

Hi,

try with Windows key + I
Cheers

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Hello,

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

Greg

A:No Volume Control :(

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/...410/39410.html

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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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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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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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Cannot access volume control on my Toshiba satellite L100 with XP OS.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 19225 MB; F: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1839950 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L100
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

A:Volume control

Hi and welcome

A few things you can try.

1. Do a System Restore and roll the computer back to a date before the problem started.

2. Right click on the system tray in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, then click properties, customize. Scroll down to the Volume icon and click it. Check to see if it is set to always hide, if so change it to hide when inactive or always show. then go to control panel, sounds and audio devices and check the box that says "place volume icon in the task bar". If you have reinstalled the audio drivers this should work.

Or 3. Alternatively this file could be damaged Sndvol32.exe. Check this page for more info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319095/EN-US/
 

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Volume Control. When I open the computer I receive the following message:cannot install user interface.Please install application
 

A:volume control

I think that its asking you to install the software for you're sound card.
 

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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, and...it tells me...it'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
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...emrestore.mspx

Or

Do a sfc /scannow *see the below link
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Those would be your best options.

Andy

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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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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 , hope someone can help
the problem i have may be very basic , but am not very technically minded unfortunately.
when adjusting the volume control on my vista media center on my pc , it adjusts the volume of all programs open , if i mute what i am watching on the media center it mutes everything.
i assume there must be something i can do to change this , as would like to listen to music whilst still watching the media center , at the moment this is not possible

thank you
skara

A:volume control

Hello Skaramanga,

Please click to speaker icon on the taskbar on the right, then click the mixer, in the next mixer window you will see all devices and applications working at the moment. You can adjust and/or mute the sound in them individually.

Guess I could help. Cheers

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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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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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I have an Acer laptop with Vista. Is there anyway to boost the volume. I got a head phone splitter in for watching a movie on a plane and it just kills the volume. I know I could probably get head phones with a volume booster but thats pretty inconvenient. Thanks

A:Volume control

I don't think so, besides getting something like laptop speakers. I have the same problem with my laptop sometimes but i just use headphones.

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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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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. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an Inspiron 3521. out of no where, a black rectangular box showed up on the top left of my screen. The volume icon on the task bar show an x which I believe is mute. When I  try to increase the volume, it starts where I want it, then slides down to 0 volume and then mute. I cannot get rid of the black box in the left corner and when I go to raise the volume there it also slides back down to 0 and mute. I uninstalled Realtek and re installed and same thing is happening. Can anyone help me.
Thanks,
PsCohn

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Hello,
I run windows 8, and after clean booting my system I can no longer
adjust my volume. Can you please help me?

Searda

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Windows 8 - Volume control settings - YouTube

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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
SHirl
 

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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.
HTH
 

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Something's wrong with my Volume Control.It was fine until one day, while I was listening to music on youtube.com, 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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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?
Thanks
 

A:Volume control

Have you tried reinstalling QuickSet?

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/QuickSet.shtml

That seems to manage configuration for your medias buttons
 

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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
 

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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

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Did you install the drivers for the card?

What card did you install?

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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.
 

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Volume Control always seems to run when my computer starts up. But I checked msconfig and it wasn't even on there, so I have no idea how to fix this.

Any ideas?....
 

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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!!

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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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For some reason my Volume Control (which is always running in my task bar) has started to auto-mute itself after about 5/6 mins after booting up. Not sure why and their dont appear to any Options to set it to do this. Any reason why it should have started to do this? Not a huge deal but just curious really. I'm running Windows XPSP1. Regards.
 

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cozski said:

For some reason my Volume Control (which is always running in my task bar) has started to auto-mute itself after about 5/6 mins after booting up. Not sure why and their dont appear to any Options to set it to do this. Any reason why it should have started to do this? Not a huge deal but just curious really. I'm running Windows XPSP1. Regards.Click to expand...
Did you try to adjust your Volume Control settings?
 

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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.

JamesO

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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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I have the Syncmaster 220wm and the speakers work on everything except itunes can i do something to stop that?
 

A:Help me on volume control

Check in iTunes options if the right device is chosen for playback.
 

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This is a problem I'm having on Windows XP. When you go to the volume icon and go to turn the volume up higher or lower, you simply get the XP exclamation sound and it pops back down to the middle. The slider simply will not stay up or down.

This is on my mother's computer and she's very hard of hearing so she has to have her volume turned up very high. I have no idea what could be causing this problem - it started doing this a day or two ago and I have not changed any settings or installed any new programs in at least a month. Rebooting doesn't work at all.
 

A:Can't control volume?

Try performing a System Restore to a date before the behavior started happening.
 

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i had just remove a bunch of trojans virus and i think one of them got a hold of my volume control.so now in my control panel it says i have to install it again but i cant find where i can do that.i dont have the windows me cd so where should i go. it says snvol32.exe not found
 

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1.)Download HijackThis> http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip or http://www.s92400163.onlinehome.us/hijackthis.zip When downloaded extract it & run the program.
2.)When its open click -scan- and when its finished click -save log-. Save it to a place you will remember.
3.)Locate where the file is and right click it, choose open with,and click notepad.
4.)When its open in notepad go to -edit-, and -select all-. Right click and copy, and paste it in your post.
 

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

A:volume control

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

Thank Tou -

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I had recently bought a new computer, really nice and all. There was one problem though--when I played songs the vocals didn't play, only the background music. When this happened I freaked out until after just messing with the Volume Control a little bit I was able to fix it. Now that it's fixed I realized how much fun I could have singing to CDs without having the vocals! (yes I'm weird I would enjoy that) How do I change it back to the way it was? I've tried muting random things but it doesn't seem to do anything. In fact the only thing on the Volume Control that seems to do anything is "Wave" and the master control all the way to the left. I remember when I first looked at it a few of the other ones were muted. Anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about?
 

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need help with my volume control speakers are brand new but i cant control my volume comp. says "no actine mixer devices avail" no audio device my shadow volume is stopped how do i get it running? :
 

A:no volume control

Looks like you are missing drivers for your sound card. Did it work before?
 

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Hi all,
My MC has been working great until recently, suddenly the volume on the remote has stopped working.. but the keyboard and task bar volume control is working fine. The channel selection up and down is working fine.. but the volume just recently stopped working from the remote. Anyone know if maybe theres a service in services that may have something to do with this feature? Seems all functions of the remote are working fine.. just cant adjust the volume from the remote. Any ideas would be appreciated..I'm not sure what services would be related to the remote for MC.. I did alot of tweaking in services from the vipers list...I am wondering what if any might have changed the remote..again.. thanks for any help.

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I need some help finding the volume control.... the speakers are on and working just lower than normal and the volum icon in the right hand corner is gone from the tray... Thanks
Matt
 

A:volume control

Welcome,

Click Start then Control Panel then Sound and Audio Devices.....you should find the volume control and also a box to check to put a Icon on the task-bar
 

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