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

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

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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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

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Windows xp pro, 512 mb , 40 GB main drive NFTS.
attempted to use original Windows xp setup disk to "ADD sound volume control" to taskbar. Could NOT find its folder to "extract" from.

Previously had checked Start> Control Panel> Sound & audio devices ". Under AUDIO, tried to Ck [volume box]; got win error msg " Can not execute SNDVOL32EXE." " uSE "ADD/REMOVE - CONTROL PANEL ETC. "

sEARCH FOR SNDVOL32.EXE found it in C:\I386, ver 5.1.2600.0 ( xpclient .010817-1148). ( also found "EXPAND.exe & Extrac32.exe )

Volume control of Win Media Player works ok with CDs in both CD-DVD drives.

Question : How do I restore a sound Volume Control to the taskbar when I can't find it on the setup desk ?

A:Solved: Sound Volume control lost can not "add Program"

Follow the directions from Microsoft Support.

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The machine is a THINKPAD R31, running XP.

A few days ago, I "lost" the volume level bars that should appear on the screen when I press one of the 3 physical buttons (with symbols meaning Volume down, Volume Up and Mute) beside the "Thinkpad" button on the machine.

I fear I may have accidentally deleted something.

Does anyone know of an easy remedy?

Many thanks, in anticipation.

A:[SOLVED] Missing Volume Control "bars"

Hi THINKPADMan and welcome to TSF !

Do you remember exactly what you did before the problem happened ?

Repeatedly press F8 when the laptop starts and select "last known good configuration" in the menu that will appear.

Have you lost the use of all media keys on your keyboard ? Reinstall the hotkey features :

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i seem to have a unique problem with windows 10 i can't find anyone else having. the volume control loses it's mind every time i stop playing files. if i'm using winamp and stop play, the next time i play, the volume will blast out of the line outs. i have to open the volume control and nudge it up or down for windows to play whatever at the volume it's SUPPOSED to be. the same thing happens when watching videos on youtube. watch a video... the volume blasts... nudge the volume, and the same thing happens with the next video. for some reason, this glitch doesn't seem to affect the headphone out.

while on the subject of headphones, why do i have to reboot every time i unplug and plug in headphones to unmute the output when windows KNOWS i just plugged them back in and even makes a point of annoying me with a popup?

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Has anyone else had this happen on Windows XP. When playing videos on Facebook in IE8 ever since they changed the design, (stupid IMO) the Volume Control takes about 15-20 seconds longer to open and it will be several inches up from the taskbar in the video screen area of Facebook. No other programs or video playing is affected by this behavior of the Volume Control. For example, You Tube is normal.


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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?


A:Lost "Volume Control" icon on Taskbar

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Not sure if this is a Vista problem or some type of malware or IM downloaded icon. The icon appeared after one of my kids was on PC. Do not know if she was in an IM program or not. The "volume control" icon can not be removed. Can't right or left click to get info or even move or delete it. Can't find any associated program that was installed in the last 2 days. Anyone ever have or seen this problem?

A:"False" Volume Control Icon

Are you talking about the volume control icon next to the clock (it looks like a loudspeaker). If yes, this is one of the 3 basic icons (on a laptop you have a 4th one for battery) in the notification area. It should have been there all the time.
If it is not that one, maybe you can post a picture so that we know what it could be.

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When I go to Accessories / Entertainment, instead of Volume Control, it said RealPlayer

I unistalled RP, and now its (empty)

How do I get my volume control back?

Thanks in advance


A:RealPlayer "bumped" my Volume Control

Try re-installing your audio sound drivers.

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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 accidently posted this in "Vista" so I'm reposting it here as the operating system I have is XP Professional.

I'm having a problem with "Display" in the Control Panel. Yesterday I visited a website and opened a file. After I did that, my wallpaper changed and it appeared to be whatever the website was. I was able to somehow get it off (don't ask me what I did, I couldn't tell you). Now, when I click on "Display" in the Control Panel and go to "Desk Top", the only thing that I can change is the color and I can also click on "Customize Desktop", but I cannot change the background or click on "browse...". Can you help?

A:Solved: Problem with "Display" in "Control Panel"

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

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

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

trying to keep it alice bump~

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Recently I had to use my Windows XP Pro disk to repair a problem with Windows XP Pro. Now I don't have the icon in the task bar for the volume control. I have sound, I just don't have the icon. When I go to control panel, then sound and audio devices, and then I click on the box that says put volume icon in task bar. It says the volume control program is not installed and go to add/remove to install it.
Where do I find it in the add/remove section?

A:no volume control icon in task bar

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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,

A:Volume Control Display

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..

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I have an older Dell Inspiron with WINXP. Over the past week or two I've been burning a lot of CD's to iTunes, typically listening to them while they copy.

Today I just wanted to play a song in iTunes but speakers were quiet. I checked speaker volume, it's on. Task bar, it's showing that it's mute. So I single click the speaker icon, and it does not show that sound is mute. Volume is at 75%. I also opened the volume control panel and same thing, none of the mute buttons are showing mute.

While typiing this post, I had some other ideas... when I opened Quicktime it went into an install process. I then tried playing an song in itunes and it works fine. HOWEVER, the task bar speaker still shows mute.

Question: Why does the taskbar show MUTE when I can play music and the actual volume control does not show mute? (If I open the volume control and click mute, it mutes but the icon does not change).

Thank you very much,

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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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I have Sndvol32.exe files in the system folder. In fact there are the following files:
Sndvol32.exe.mui (3 of these)

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.

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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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


Go to Solution.

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:-
I hope this helps.

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I am not sure if this is a real issue that i'm having but i haven't had this problem before in the past when i was running windows 8.1.

It seems now my laptop which has been recently upgraded to Windows 10 is now slowing down and accessing any toolbar is becoming very slow to respond when selecting an icon.

Although i dont have this issue compared to my desktop pc running the same operating system, this now is starting to become very concerning.

I was just wondering unless there are other startup programs in the background that i am not aware of, that is slowing things down the system which is understandable but i would think this now take me several minutes even up to about 10 minutes at a time before i access the volume control or for that matter any other toolbars on the task bar.

The strange thing here is that i can open up Google Chrome or Windows Edge or for that matter any other program i wish without having to wait. But why is it, this is only happening with the icon on the task bar.

Just wondering what should i do to allow this to say speed things up for me. Has anyone else had this similar issue.

Oh by the way i hardly have any programs installed on my laptop and this is still a fairly new pc as it is a Acer i5 processor so i would think it should be able to handle this startup issue without me having to wait such a long time.

Any ideas to get this moving more quickly.

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I think I've successfully installed truecrypt on my back up media HDD. I chose the option to make an Outer volume & also a Hidden volume.

Apparently both were created successfully, but I can't seem to locate the Hidden volume to add files to it? I've entered both passwords correctly & I can see the main Outer volume when the disk is mounted, but I don't see where the hidden volume is or how to create a new folder within the hidden volume?

A:TrueCrypt: I see the "Outer" volume, but where is the "Hidden" volume?

Don't mount the outer volume. Enter your password for the inner volume only.


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Earlier today I restarted my PC. Once I selected the user and started to log into windows, I noticed my tower give a strange beep. I get this strange beep when any error pops up now. Not from my speakers, its coming from the computer itself.

Going to "volume control" tells me, "There are not active mixer devices. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware. This program will now close." And trying to use Winamp gives me this error, "Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88780078"

Once I noticed this error, I started up Firefox to google it, and noticed that firefox wasnt displaying on my start bar. No programs will display as being active on my start bar. This brought me to bring up task manager. Now when I open task manager and check the process tab, under "user name" it doesnt display SYSTEM or the user name next to the process like it usually does.

So off to the tech support forum, as this is completely beyond my ability to fix, and google isnt helping much either. At the time of writing this I wanted to copy and paste my specs from another forum, but copy and paste doesnt work either! Not through right click or the keyboard shortcuts.

Ive restarted my PC multiple times after this, scanned for viruses with nod32, checked my registry, scanned for spyware, none of these have made a difference.

T... Read more

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it

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Hi there I have noticed that my drive letters shown in disk management are different from those being shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt. Below are some pictures, number one showing my current partition setup with the drive letters and number two-four showing what is shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt.


NOTE: If I do a "list volume" in a non recovery console command prompt the drive letters are shown as they are shown in disk management.

A:Drive letter in "list volume" WRE is different from "My Computer" Fix?

I believe that is normal since the recovery console assigns letters based on which partition it sees first. It is not aware of the fact that the System Reserved partition doesn't get a drive letter assigned as does Windows.

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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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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 can't see the volume adjust button on the bottom of the screen (laptop). I check the system on/off for Time, volume, network, etc... and the volume one is dim (can't change from off to on). What I need to do to turn the volume on so I can adjust the sound.


A:Can't display Sound "Volume" icon?

Quote: Originally Posted by subhadip

Make sure whether you have sound drivers installed or not.

The sound come out the speaker without any problem and I can adjust with fn-f11 or fn-f12. The problem is the volume icon can't display on the task bar.

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did a SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:Cannot open "my computer", "control panel" recycle bin, etc

Hello and welcome to TSF

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You are using an outdated version of Hijackthis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Do not post that log, instead, do this next:


Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've run into an issue that I can't seem to find answer to on the net.

When I open My Computer, Control Panel or any folder no files or directories display, after first there is a green loading bar on the address bar and little magnifying glasses (searching icon) on the left side directories but never displays anything.

The files I can see in other folders are unable to be opened and have white blank page icons next to them.

I can still run application so I'm not sure what the issue is. I ran a scan for virus with nothing found and I have also ran a windows update but have not restarted my PC yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

PC/Desktop Custom Build

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 C

PU Intel Core i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz

Motherboard Asus p8z68-v pro

Memory 12gb

Graphics Card(s)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Hard Drives
P1: M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA

A:When I open "My Computer" or "Control Panel" nothing displays.

Please run this and tell me the results following option 2 in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a Lenovo T510.

Every single time I do a Properties on My Computer, I get this pop up message that "Windows Control Panel has stopped working". Oddly, I just cancel that window and everything otherwise seems to work normally. But it happens every time and I can't figure out why.

Anyone else experience this?


A:"Windows Control Panel has stopped working" on My Computer Properties


This usually happens when you dont remove the software completely, some process are attached to the Windows Explorer ... thats causing this.

Try using Autoruns and look under Explorer... and look for file that highlighted in yellow.. usually should say "File not Found". Uncheck or delete these and restart you computer.

Try these and let me know.

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The "Desktop" tab has disappeared from the display portion of control panel.

I am running WIN XP on a Compaq with 512 megs of ram and a 2.1 gig processor.


A:"DESKTOP" tab missing in display portion of control panel

Desktop Tab Missing from Display Properties

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I have been searching for the causes of this problem. when I right-click on my desktop it says "administrator disabled the display control panel." Also, by the clock on this computer it used to read "Virus Alert!" so I'm positive there is/was some type of infection. I ran Mcafee On Demand Virus scan and it found 17 problems and either cleaned/deleted them but the computer is still acting weird. Here is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01:54, on 8/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:HJT log - "System administrator disabled the display control panel"

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Is there anyway to set the voulme to a desired level and then disable the slider (see pic). I want to stop the kids playing their music too high when I am out as it is causing probs with the neighbours.



A:Solved: Volume Control

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Well this problem wont be easy at all to solve lol. I have windows xp media center edition. The problem is my sister went into my programs then accessories into entertainment where she actually deleted my volume control and now its no where to be found on the computer and of course I have no sound. My cd drive is currently not working so I really dont know what to do lol. I have a compaq presario notebook. Someone please help me lol this issue is driving me crazy lol. Thanks

A:Solved: Someone please help me with my volume control

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I created a shortcut for my volume control, and later deleted it. Now I realized that I somehow deleted the whole sndvol file together with it, because now when I go to volume control (adjust system volume) I get the message "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows/system32\sndvol.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly,and then try again". So I can't change my system volume now! Do I need to install a new volume mixer? If yes, how do I do this?
Thank you so much!

A:Solved: Volume Control

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I have a Windows XP and my volume control icon and program have disappeared. When I go to control panel>sound, speeches, audio devices> sound and audio devices> then click on "place volume icon in the taskbar" a sign pops up saying "Windows cannot display the volume icon in the taskbar because the volume control program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove programs in control panel". BUT when I go to the control panel there is no volume control program. And I can't fix this problem with a windows cd because I lost it. Is there a way to fix this and get my volume control back without the cd??

A:Solved: Volume Control Help!

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Okay....bit of a naff question ; but I don't have a volume mute button on my hard drive, monitor or keyboard - so rely on the volume icon in the taskbar.

A couple of months ago - for no apparent reason, it disappeared! I have the box ticked to display volume control in Tasbar, have gone through right-click on Taskbar, Properties, Customize etc etc - everything seems okay but still is a no-show!

Have checked all audio settings - everything's fine there - but still no joy!

Not a major - but a bug-bear! Any ideas anyone?

I am running Windows XP SP1.

A:Solved: Volume Control (?)

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

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

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

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I have not been able to open "display" to set screen saver, monitor shutdown, etc. since I shut those things down to play Wolfenstein without interruptions during an extended pause. I tried system restore with no results other than scaring myself.
There may or may not be any connection with the game. I know the game needed to be run in windows 95 (I am running xp) and I think some settings in display were changed to run the game. I thought of deleting the game but I'm not done with it yet and I had to return the disc to the library.
I tried several things to get this function back, but it's beyond my limited abilities. Thanks in advance.
Ladd [email protected]

A:can't open "display" in control panel

Try booting to "safe mode" . . . and adjusting your screen settings.

Reboot - press F8 just before Windows starts.

If it will boot normally in save mode, you should be able to recapture control.


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When I try to open display to set my screen saver, and monitor shutdown, etc., I get a quick hourglass flash and then nothing happens. Starting the computer in safe mode doesn't help. I tried doing a system restore to a time somewhere before I installed my wolfenstein game which is when I last used display with no result. Right clicking on display and choosing open has the same result.
Could I have deleted something in windows by mistake on one of my disc cleanup missions? Can I use my emergency recovery cd's

A:can't open "display" in control panel

Is this a brand name computer Like Compaq or HP. Or is it a home built type?

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I seem to have lost my notification area volume control icon. I have vista on my pc. Any ideas?

A:Solved: volume control icon

Read this.

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That slider for the volume control that was in the lower right corner of my screen is missing and I'm having a heckuva time finding it. Can somebody tell me where to look?

A:Solved: Lost my volume control

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I have Windows XP (sp2).
I've lost my volume control icon that was in my lower right tray.
Is there a way I can get it back there?

A:Solved: Volume control icon

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I seldom want sound when I am on the computer. Hence, I have the "Volume Control" icon on the task bar so that I can easily activate sound when desired. This has worked fine for a long time. However, the error message I include below now appears.

I can't find the indicated icon on the Control Panel. Could this be because I am using the "Classical" display mode? If so, how do I go to the regular "XP" mode?

If there is another way to fix this problem, I sure will appreciate advice.


"There are no active mixers available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware."

A:Solved: Volume Control problem

Try the following:

Go to Start -> Settings -> ControlPanel -> Administrative Tools -> Services

or from Start -> Run type in services.msc to launch the services screen.

Find the service named Windows Audio, which manages Windows audio devices.
If this service is stopped then audio and its associated components will not work. Set its Startup property to Automatic so that it starts everytime when you start your system.

Double click on Windows Audio to bring up "Properties" so you can change the startup to automatic, start the service, and click apply.

Hope this helps.

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I had a slide in my system tray for controlling speaker volume, somehow it disappeared, so how to I get it back?

A:Solved: Speaker Volume control

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My volume icon keeps dissappearing from my notification bar. I googled the problemand found several sites that suggested I run regedit and delete all instances of iconstreams and pasticonstreams. I did this only for it to happen again. I then found advice saying this continues to happen when there is a incomplete shut down. Can anyone tell me how I might resolve this?

A:[SOLVED] Missing Volume Control

Hi msiz!!

Just to make sure, did you try to click on the black arrow there (which is beside the clock) , and see whether you volume icon is coming back after you click on that?

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I use Winamp and the Shoutcast plugin to DJ on an Internet Radio station. From Win 95 thru 98 , 2000 and XP, there has been a "Record Volume Control" panel available to select the input to the Shoutcast software. I understand that this function is no longer available or is only limited in function in Win 7. Can anyone tell me if that's true ?

Or, if you have Win 7 with a sound card (not motherboard audio) , what does the Record Volume Control display? All of the Win 7 PCs I've looked at in the stores only have Mike and Line In .... I'm accustomed to seeing CD, WAV, Master Volume, and other selections.

A:Solved: Record Volume Control in Win 7 ???

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I have recently moved and when I hooked up my PC (win98) my volume control button has disappeared from my task bar. I did go to win. update and did update driver. I have no sound ecxept when I shut down PC. How do I get my volume control back and is there anything else I can do? Thanks

A:Solved: disappearing volume control

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Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this, if not, I apologize. I tend to keep my volume set pretty low, but lately, whenever I log on, its louder then when I left it. A considerable amount higher. Just wondering how/why this occured, and how I can stop it from happening. I'm running WinXP Home, on a year old Compaq Presario.

Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: question about volume control

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I have recently encountered a problem with my volume control, not in any specific program, but the system tray icon.

Imagine your turning the volume down with the speaker icon, the music in the background is slowly fading it, but when you reach the bottom of the bar, the music is playing as if its turned up all the way, as for turning the volume up, its normal until you reach the top and its not as loud.

Thats my problem, and I'm really hoping someone can help me because its getting really annoying.

A:[SOLVED] Volume Control problem

Sorry, but I would really like an answer, so bump.

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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 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!

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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.


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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I was working on trying to get my bluetooth keyboard to work so I installed updates to make sure that wasn't the problem and now I restarted my computer I have no sound. I tried doing a rollback on my sound driver but that just got rid of the ability to control volume and it said no device so i downloaded and installed the device driver and no I can control volume but still no sound is coming out. Any ideas? I went to add or remove programs and it said the most recent updates I did were on the 14th so I don't think that'll help uninstalling since I just got the problem about an hour ago.

A:[SOLVED] Lost sound But can still control volume

What brand is your PC & where did you download the sound driver from?

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(This might be a software issue)
Whenever a video or stream in firefox has focus, the volume control buttons do not work. Does my laptop assume that the video player will handle the buttons?

Edit: Works in IE Firefox issue will consult firefox forums.

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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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Basically, I have this great and extremely comfortable 5.1 surround sound Zalman headset, but the only 2 problems with it is that it doesn't have volume control on it. The other problem is that it doesn't have a microphone, but I guess I can't do much about that.

So, I'm looking for a program that would allow me to change volume easily when I'm using a full screen application.

A:[SOLVED] A program that gives volume control to a keyboard?

VolumeTray 2.0

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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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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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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 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 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.

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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.


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 =

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Hi there recently changed hard drives on my laptop, everything seems fine but the volume control on the task bar is missing and i have no volume now.

When i startup the laptop an error message appears, "unable to load volume" I can still press Fn + Up key to see it on screen going up to max but no sound is coming out.

Any suggestions.

A:Solved: Unable to load Volume control on Startup

Did you open up your laptop and physically change your hard drive or did u buy an external hard drive? because you might have done something wrong if you physically changed it or did you get someone to do it for you? Do the following: Start>control panel>sounds and audio devices and then tell us if you see your audio device in the window that opens up. If you do then go to audio and select volume and if everything goes fine a window will open up that lets you control the master volume. If you don't, go to hardware and list all of the volume/sound drivers you see there. they will be distinguished by their speaker icon on their left.

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I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, ver.1.0. It's connected to a Win XP-SP3 desktop. It has 2 problems:
The volume controls take about 15 sec. to load after you press them the first time after boot up.
The Zoom control worked when I first got the keyboard, but hasn't worked in 2 years.
Is there any way to force the volume controls to load at startup so they're immediately available (itype.exe already loads at startup)

Why doesn't the Zoom control work? All it should do is send 'Ctrl +' or 'Ctrl -' to the processor to magnify or demagnify Web pages.

A:Solved: MS Keyboard: Volume control sloooooow to load

My first thought would be to uninstall the current iType software from Add & Remove Programs and then install the latest version from the Microsoft site:

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I cant access my advanced controls in volume control, i used to be able to, i dont know what to do now. here is a screencap of what happens, any help would be really appreciated

A:Solved: Cant access Advanced Controls in Volume Control

Under Options, click on Properties and make sure everything is checked under Show the following volume controls: and then click OK. See if the Advanced Controls then become available.

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Ok, so I got my Maxtor 300 Gig SATA Hard Drive and used the XP utility to create it. This is the first time I did that--I was so used to using Fdisk, I always did it that way in the past. Anyway, I'm using it as a data drive and followed the wizard in XP and ended up with a "Dynamic" volume instead of basic. I guess that's the default when you go through the wizard--I just kept clicling the "next" not even really paying attention to the choices as I usually do since I'm impatient!

Anway, I Googled and noted you need this for RAID drives and its not recognized in OS other than 2000 and XP, but is there any advantage to it? I'm not running a RAID configuration and my main OS disc is "basic". Does it matter? I can change it to basic it seems pretty easily according to MS article on it.

A:Can't change "Dynamic" to "Basic" volume on SATA drive

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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 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!!

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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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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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 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 has no way (that I know of) to distinguish/inform the user...if a file is corrupt or not.


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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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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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Hi Everyone, I need help with this issue that I'm having... Please look at the attachment and you'll notice that my Hard disks' volume labels are all set to "Local Disk" in my Computer, even if I rename them, the label doesn't change in "my computer", as you can see in the Disk management window the label appear correctly....

Has anyone else had this issue? Please give me some insight on it.
Thanks in Advance

A:Custom HDD Volume Label Not Displayed in "My Computer"

Hello Oidicle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you rename them from within the Computer window? If not, then you may need to refresh the Computer window to see the changes.

Do you have UAC turned on?

After I rename one in computer, I have to click on Continue (Access Denied prompt) and Yes (UAC prompt) before it changes.

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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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OK, so here's the deal.

Lately my volume icon has stopped showing up in the system tray on Windows startup.

I made sure that "Place volume icon in taskbar" is checked in Sounds and Audio Devices from the Control Panel. Here's the funny thing - if I uncheck it, apply, then check it again and apply again, THE ICON SHOWS UP! On startup, however, it doesn't show.

I also tried reinstalling my sound card drivers (it's an old card, Realtek AC97), but it didn't help.

It's weird, because I don't have any sound problems at all, but the icon won't show up.

Also, I'm running ESET Smart Security and for some reason I think it may be causing the problem, because after I changed some settings on it and restarted my computer, the icon permanently stopped showing.

Any help, please?

Nice forum, btw.

A:[SOLVED] Volume control icon won't load in tray on startup

have a look at the following (scroll down to relevant line)
Windows XP from A-Z

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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,

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?


A:Windows Media Player 11 Volume Control Problem


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?


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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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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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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??


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)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Mi... Read more

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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Everytime I boot my system (running Windows 7 32 bit) I get the following message:

Checking file system on C:
The type of file system is NTFS
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is trongly recommended that you continue.

Windows will now check disk.

Cannot open volume for direct access. Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package.

Use system restore feature from the control panel to restore the system to a point prior to the recent software package installation.

An unspecified error occurred (766f6C756d652e63 3f1)

At this point, the system goes ahead a boots up.....

When I go to System Restore and

Confirm Disks to restore
OS (C (System)
A window pops up which says

The disk OS (C has errors
Windows has detected file system corruption on OS (C. You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored. Check the disk for errors.

When I click on the check the disk for errors, I get a pop up

Check Disk OS(C
Check disk options
Automatically fix file system errors
Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors


Then I get Windows can't check the disk while it is in use.

I don't know where to go from here. I can't run restore from even the oldest backup point. This did begin after I upgraded from Windows Vista Home to Windows 7. Not immediately but a few weeks afterward. I think it may have started after one of the auto upd... Read more

A:Solved: Can't run Diskchk "cannot open volume for direct access"

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Hello Forum members,

I am stumped by what appears to be a simple problem, but the answer is eluding me. I bought a brand new Hitachi 60gig 7,200 rpm HD for my Thinkpad T21 last year and installed, loaded and used it with zero problems until I was on a wi-fi connection at a hotel one evening. The connection gradually slowed to a halt, then the window I was in froze. Then the desktop failed to respond. I tried cntl/alt/delete with no success. No amount of keyboard commands had any affect, I was locked out. I couldn't even power down normally. I had to unplug the A/C cable, then remove the battery to get the laptop to shut down. I waited ten minutes and booted up like normal. This was the blue screen error message I received; "Unmountable boot volume on drive C:" Then I was given restart options as usual to no avail. It has never come out of it, regardless of the methods I have tried. Here is the strange part. I had initially loaded two (2) separate XP Pro OS's onto the HD splitting them evenly into 30gig partitions. I did that to keep web surfing separate from my dedicated music recording software, which I didn't want to risk corrupting. So, the final result is, when I boot up, I can ask for the D: drive (where the recording software resides) and it runs perfectly, but if I boot and ask for C; I get the above message. Also when I go to "My Computer" from the D: drive OS, it shows the C: drive available, but when I double click for it, it says... Read more

A:Solved: "Unmountable boot volume" on disc at startup

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All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.



A:"System Volume Information" folder won't go "hidden"

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