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New keyboard volume control buttons don`t work

Q: New keyboard volume control buttons don`t work

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

My keyboard is a wireless Logitech K360

A: New keyboard volume control buttons don`t work

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

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like if im on youtube with the browser open and active then press the volume up botton it wont work but if i click outside of the browser onto the desktop then push the buttons it works fine only when the browser is active and hilighted i guess i would call it that the buttons wont work. can this be fixed?

A:keyboard volume buttons dont work when in the browser.

You could try reinstalling the keyboard driver for a start.

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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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Hello sevenforums,
I just received a new keyboard today: Thermaltake Challenger Ultimate. I went from a Logitech G15.

First thing I did was connect the keyboard and install the software that came along on the CD, it probably also installed the correct drivers. First after this did I uninstall the software and drivers from the old Logitech G15. But before that, and now after, the volume buttons on my new keyboard is still not adjusting the volume when I press them.

A speaker-icon like this shows up when I press the volume buttons, so its not that the keys are not working: (ignore the text behind it, its me writing an assignment)

Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be wrong?

A:Volume Buttons is not adjusting volume on new keyboard

Have you tried download the updates from their website?

Sometimes CD/DVD drivers are outdated

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Volume buttons not working.  Part of suggested remedies say to remove battery, but I can't find battery case.  Solid back on rear of laptop.  Am I missing something?  How do I get to battery without taking off entire back?

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Hi, I have a keyboard from hp that has volume buttons, but they don't work. They've been recently working, but then it just stopped working. Can someone help me? As I use the volume buttons ALOT.

A:Keyboard Volume Buttons

Try removing your KB via Devices and Printers, reboot your machine and see if by Win7 reinstallation of your KB dosen't help your issue. If not, see if there are more updated drivers for your KB.

Good luck

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Hi, I have a keyboard from hp that has volume buttons, but they don't work. They've been recently working, but then it just stopped working. Can someone help me? As I use the volume buttons ALOT.

A:Keyboard Volume Buttons

Go to your system manufacturer's support site and check for driver updates.

Regards. . .



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I just replaced my old system with a new one, and used the sound system I had with the old one.

AMD 3500
1 gig Ram
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Boston Acoustics Surround Sound System
On board audio used- no sound card

I had a few problems getting sound to work, realized that had to use the digital out to get the system I have to work. After using an adapter from the digital out it worked fine. I proceeded to dump the Norton that was installed and download Mcaffee from AOL. I also downloaded Spybot and Adaware and ran scans,, deleted a few nasties that came up and ran scan with Mcaffee. Everything fine with the exception that the volume buttons on the keyboard no longer work. Ive been into all the Keyboard setup and volume controls and have yet to find anything to make the keyboard controls work again. It shows on the screen when u push the button but doesn't control vol. I can adjust externally or on the application. I have downloaded the latest drivers from HP but that didn't help either. All other controls work. Any ideas anyone?


A:Volume Buttons on Keyboard not working

What is the specific make/model of the keyboard? Many keyboards with extra controls require driver from the manufacturer.

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I have an issue with my laptop. About once a day, or every other day, the touch button on the keyboard controlling the volume seems to get activated, and my volume is thrown all of the way up to maximum. It gets stuck like that for a few hours. When that happens, all of the other buttons on the keyboard get frozen as well. Is there anyway to disable that strip of buttons on the top of the keyboard?

A:Disabling the volume buttons on keyboard?

Not sure if this is what you mean, but Im hopeful
For Vista too

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I don't have any clue what would cause this, or what did cause it. I have the Logitech ClearChat Wireless headset. It has an on/off switch, a mute button for the built-in mic, and up/down volume controls. Well, something's happened with the volume controls, now when I click them and a program window is open, it closes it. Eithe up or down, it appears to be acting as an ALT+F4 macro button. I would have posted this on the logitech forums, but I can't sign in, even though I'm using the right email and password, it won't let me.

This is really frustrating, because sometimes I listen to music in the broswer and I use the volume controls on the headset, and now using them closes the browser window, or windows media player, whatever window is open and focused gets closed when the buttons get pressed.

Someone PLEASE help me figure out this problem! Thanks in advance.

EDIT: it turns out all the control buttons on my keyboard are malfunctioning also. I mean the volume control buttons, play/pause next/previous media item, favorite buttons, music, broswer, zoom, etc keyboard shortcuts, they all try to shut down the computer.

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Hi guys,

The following set of exes allow you to map custom buttons on laptops to Windows shortcut commands . Currently supported is : to increase and decrease volume/brightness by a single click . Quick brightness change is great for long gaming or development sessions on the pc !

I have been missing that feature badly.

Also sending shortcuts i.e ALT+TAB is supported.

You need your laptop to have the software that can map the button to the exe.

This is donationware so all help is appreciated.

Coming soon also one-button changing the Nvidia color levels, as this is another thing that has been killing me.
Get it here.

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Hello! I upgraded about a month ago. My laptop locked me out entirely shortly after the upgrade so I had to take it to be wiped clean. When I got it back everything was in working order with Windows 10 except the top row of keys that control volume, brightness and the ability to pause, rewind and skip songs now solely does the standard system commands of f1-f10 *caret browsing on/of, find in page, etc* Im not sure if they worked the first time I tried to upgrade because I couldn't even log on to my computer after I upgraded the first time so I reformatted. How can I make those keys usable for volume and brightness again? Thank you!

A:Can no longer use volume/brightness/skip song buttons on my keyboard

Sounds like your missing the driver for them, what is the make and model of your laptop?
Also try go to start and type 'Check for Updates' this may download them automatically.

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my Hp DV9823CL. The quickplay and dvd buttons work,but the volume and mute buttons do not. This is what I sent HP:

problem description : I did a clean install of Windows 7. Prior to the clean install all quickplay buttons worked fine. Now the quickplay and the dvd buttons work,but the volume and mute buttons do not work.
troubleshooting : I reinstalled quickplay, as well as the quick play buton drivers that are listed. I also did a troubleshoot that worked once when I removed the battery and put it back in. This also does not fix the problem.

This is what their repsonse was:

Thank you for contacting HP Total Care.
Scott, as I was checking your notebook?s specification I found that your notebook was shipped with Windows Vista. Your notebook is not upgradable to windows 7 as there is no driver available your notebook?s driver page. Your notebook is design to perform its best in Windows Vista. So I request you to get back to the original operating system.
If you need further assistance, please reply to this message and we will be happy to assist you further.
For information on keeping your HP and Compaq products up and running, please visit our Web site

So do they really think, I should dump a better OS and go back to Vista,just because the volume and mute buttons do not work..there must be a solution.

A:Volume and Mute buttons do not work with Windows 7

I remember getting such a msg from HP one time. I was stubborn and got hold of another person at HP who pointed me to the info I needed. Trouble is your inquiry gets handled by a Tier 1 newbee who doesn't know up from down and only has a script of answers to questions. Hang in there.

Also, try out the WIN + X combo You will possibly find what you are looking for.
The WIN key is that one with the funny looking wavy flag on it.

For Microsoft's evaluation of your hardware and software compatibility, please use:
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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When I watch Netflix in full screen mode, the volume, mute and screen brightness buttons no longer work. As soon as I exit out of full screen into a normal window, the buttons resume their functions. How can I fix this? I'm running Win7 Pro and Firefox 47.0.1. Thank you.

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Two days ago I uninstalled a codec pack while I was logged in as another user. Since then the buttons on the front of my laptop that control my volume don't work. They don't light up and are unresponsive. I know its a small thing, but I've grown reliant on those buttons and I'd like them to work again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:External Laptop Mute And Volume Buttons Won't Work

Which codec pack did you uninstall?
If you log in as an administrator is it still there?

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

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I have a hp Envy 15 notebook PC windows 10. my screen brightness control button (F2,F3) don't work now they use to, and I am unable to alter them with the control panel.

A:my screen brightness control buttons don't work

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Hey, dear Sevenforums..

I've been using a keyboard, that i bought in Albania, really cheap price, low profile keyboard named ACME.

My PC Have been screwed up by it somehow.. i think, as now i cant press serval buttons on my Keyboard.

I can't Press ENTER Anymore on my laptop keyboard, neither ''L'' and serval more buttons, which make it pointless to use my laptop now..

I'm currently going back to norway, and i am leaving the low profile KB here, and i'd love to make the keyboard work 100% Again?

I'm not sure why, but it does not let me press enter, or L, it ignores it, like it dosent even effect anything..

I've got a

HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop, windows 7, x64.

-- The problem came up after i took out the keyboard, and my pc was shutten off.. now i cant use the laptop keyboard 100%, only 70% as most of the buttons dont even work..

so i wrote this by using the lame acme keyboard.. with wire.

Please help, advices and help would be perfect.

A:My keyboard buttons does not work!

Here is a screenshot of my driver, in device manager. I coud uninstall it, if i knew where to download it again?

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For some reason, I cant get any of the buttons on my keyboard to work. Not the letters, but the buttons that say "Internet", "E-Mail" etc.

I went to Control Panel and then KeyBoard....Then I set them back to default and still nothing. Any help?

A:Cant get the buttons my keyboard to work

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I have a wired usb 'logik' keyboard and the following buttons don't work

z x a s q w
1 2 3 4 7 8 9 0

seems most of the buttons not working are on the left

how can this be fixed?

A:Some buttons on keyboard don't work

Getting a new keyboard? plug keyboard in to a different USB slot?
sounds like its done to me.

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I have a wired usb 'logik' keyboard and the following buttons don't work

z x a s q w
1 2 3 4 7 8 9 0

seems most of the buttons not working are on the left

how can this be fixed?

A:Some buttons on Keyboard don't work

jo233 said:

I have a wired usb 'logik' keyboard and the following buttons don't work

z x a s q w
1 2 3 4 7 8 9 0

seems most of the buttons not working are on the left

how can this be fixed?Click to expand...

Most likely, by buying a new keyboard. It's a good idea not to over complicate things.

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Is there a way to control the volume with a standard keyboard?


A:Volume Control Via Keyboard

You could try SharpKeys it might allow you to reprogram a couple of keys on your keyboard to potentially allow you to control the volume.

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Alright so here it goes, I spilled ranch on my keyboard(a friend did).
This is a laptop keyboard, the keys L N and K didnt work before. So i assume it was a bad keyboard, i order a online keyboard and now this one the keys ZX 1 dont work. So is this a keyboard hardware issue? Did i just get another bad one ? Should i get another keyboard and retry or can something else cause keys to not work

A:Keyboard buttons dont work


Well, not sure I can help other than to say that like you I would have assumed that the damage was confined entirely to the KB and replacing it should have gone smoothly (Not like you spilled a coke or something that would have leaked al over internally).

Probably the think to do is return the new one as defective and ask for another... If that also doesn't work then it would almost have to be the computer itself...

Did the contamination get anywhere near the KB cable connector?

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Hi there, a buddy of mine got a ibm r52 laptop recently from a relative that sat for a few months. anyways, it was given to him and it worked great for about a week then he noticed issues with the keyboard, trackpoint, scroll pad and buttons not working sometimes after boot.
And when they dont work...they dont work. Its not a on and off thing...its either or.

So he has me looking at it...

I dont think its a big issue b/c the keyboard will ALWAYS work when i want to go into the BIOS. I loaded up a Acronis TI boot disk and the keyboard and trackpoint worked fine...but then i tried it again and only the keyboard worked and no trackpoint or pad.

So far i have tried updating the BIOS and embedded controller to the latest with no luck.
Ive also tried a quick fresh luck...still either on or off.

However, if i plug my usb wireless mouse in the mouse cursor works fine...always...

So i guess my next step is to open her up, but im waiting to hear back on any suggestions first....and i got to find a service manual for it...
Thanks for reading.

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Hi All,

I had to replace a keyboard recently and the old one had a mute button for the volume control. It also had up/down buttons but I used the mute more than anything as it was a lot quicker to hit than pop up the Volume control slider.

When I got the new keyboard I didn't think to check for one on it and of course it does not have one. So, looking around I have found some freeware called 3RVX that looks like it will do the job by assigning a keyboard key for mute.

I am reluctant to just plug it in and try it as I like to read reviews etc to make sure it is not some kind of malware. I have done quite a bit of searching and found nothing much from mainstream reviewers. It is not on CNet and that always has me nervous.

So, anyone know about it?

Used it?

Problems with it?

Other alternatives?



A:Keyboard volume control - 3RVX ??

Hi something like this Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Mute the System Volume in Windows - How-To Geek

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Hi folks.

Do you know if there is a way to make a couple of the keys on a "normal" keyboard useful for increasing/decreasing volume? My old keyboard had the volume up/down keys, but I really like my new keyboard better. I miss those keys, though.

Thanks. Cheers.

A:Adding Volume Control on Keyboard?

In Windows, no. In KDE/Linux, yes. Sorry, but unless you use Linux, you will have to get a new keyboard if you wish to control your volume with it. A lot of keyboards come with such controls, and are fairly cheap. A quick search for "volume" in the NewEgg keyboards section gave me this list. A search for "media" gave me this one.

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Hi all,
I have dell inspiron 1525 with window 7 64-bit
I was chatting and using the labtop normally and then two buttons ( L & . ) stopped working.
I found on dell support forums the way how to remove the keyboard but it didn't work to solve the problem.
Can some one help me with this thing ??

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Some buttons on the keyboard doesn't work

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The volume decrease key(f7), increase key(f8), mute key(f6) were working fine until  i do the last windows 10 update, this week. What should I do to solve this problem? Thanks

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using laptop keyborads. can I turn the volume up if so what's the command. another helpful thing would be where can I find a complete list of keyboard commands for my acer. 'm using a window 7 platform.and my machine is over 5 yars old. thank you for your help

A:how do i control the volume on my acer laptop using keyboard

Laptop keyboards vary, so ypu really need to look in the manual. Try the Acer web site. Don't the keys have any markings?

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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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Hi Guys.

On my HP keyboard are 3 silver buttons which control the volume. up, down and mute.
When you press on one of them, a scroll bar thing appears, and you can see what you are doing.

Now, all of a sudden, the bar does not appear.
The volume control still works when pressing them, but where has the scroll thing gone ?

A:Volume control on keyboard stopped working.

Happened to me before. Did you uninstall "HP SmartMenu"? Check whether it's in your installed programs' list. If it's not go to HP Support & Drivers | United States

Look up your laptop model number by typing into CMD:

wmic /namespace:\\root\wmi path MS_SystemInformation

Download SmartMenu, reboot, and it should be fixed.

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Hello,   The volume control keys had suddenly stopped working and I have no idea why. I own the model HP ENVY NOTEBOOK -15 -ae101no (ENERGY STAR). Could you please help me fix it? Thank you!

A:Volume control keys on keyboard are not working!!!

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then hold down the Power button continuously for 30 seconds, then release it. Plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed, restart... Read more

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The volume decrease key(f7), increase key(f8), mute key(f6) were working fine until  i do the last windows 10 update, this week. What should I do to solve this problem? Thanks

A:Volume control keys on keyboard not working

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed, restart the notebook and let windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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

A:Volume Control not work

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

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

A:Volume Control Won't Work

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

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

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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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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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I bought a new ASUS laptop a week ago. I was just watching something on Netflix and when I tried to decrease/increase the volume with the keyboard controls, it did not work. The mute button does not work either. Is there a way to fix this? I am hoping the three keys (mute/decrease/increase volume) are not working because I am supposed to change some settings.

Thanks for your help in advance,


A:Keyboard volume control not working on new ASUS laptop

Do these volume controls work with other PC audio? e.g. play an MP3 and see if they work.

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Just setting up a new computer. Have a logitech receiver and wireless mouse + keyboard ... batteries in both are good (I checked with voltmeter).

So everything is fine and I'm setting up windows. I go to local security policy to disable the administrator account and then go to rename it, and find out my keys aren't working!! But for some odd reason, the shortcut buttons to calculator and internet explorer work just fine... just none of the keys (numbers or letters) work. cntrl alt del doesn't work.

So I try a keyboard that is from a working computer, and that won't work either. I'm really stumped. The USB ports should be fine as the MOUSE works fine (the wireless mouse and also other mouses work fine). The motherboard is brand new.
The working keyboard I tested doesn't seem to be even getting power on this new computer. Not sure why. I can't even get into the BIOS cause the keyboard doesn't work!

A:keyboard stopped working!!! (keys don't work but shortcut buttons do .. HUH!?)

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Title kind of says it all. I just purchased a brand new K3500 Wireless Keyboard which has keys which are supposed to Pause, Play, Skip FWD, Skip Back, etc. when listening to music. The keyboard came with no drivers or software of any kind; I, in fact,  was unable to find anything at for this keyboard on HP support. As there is no software available I would expect it to "just work" out of the box. I have actually had this same issue with another Wired HP keyboard ... SK-2023. It was the reason I was attempting to replace it. I assumed that teh keyboard was broken or somethign was amiss ... now it appears that all the keyboards are this way. Has anyone else had and resolved this issue? If I cannot resolve it I will have to return the keyboard and get something else. I am on a Win7 OS ... does that matter? Thanks,G 

A:Wireless Keyboard K3500 Multi-Media buttons do not work ...

Hi, Please check the following link: Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

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

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I have always used my keyboard for volume on/off and up/down. All of a sudden, a few days ago, this stopped working and i have to control the volume via the task bar instead. Can anyone tell me what happened, and can i change it back? I hope everyone can understand that - i'm not very good with computer speak lol

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All of the sudden , I have no volume control whatsoever on my Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard . I am using Intellipoint 8.2 and I think that is part of the problem . I don't think I am the only one with this problem. Any ideas?

A:No Volume Control , Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard

I used to have volume control with my Microsoft Media Keyboard, but suddenly it was not working anymore.
I reinstalled the included drivers and the problem went away.

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

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


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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

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

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

So here is my Question:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help!

A:volume control doens't work! shaded gray

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

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

Any help appreciated.


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

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

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

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

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

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

@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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

Also the mixer device appears as SiS 7012 Wave.

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

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


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hello Im having an issue with my laptop , two days ago i turned it on and i dont know what did i pressed but a dailouge box appeared with two options ( yes\ no ) and i was in a hurry i think i cilcked on yes or maybe no i dont remmber but  since then my brightness keys f2 and f3 and my volume control keys f6 and f7 and f8 none of them are working i tried every single soultion in the internet now the screen is too bright and i cant control it i wish u could help me asap thank you

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after clean install my microsoft curve 2000 keyboard volume -/+ /mute wont work ive installed the intellitype software and reinstalled realtek hd sound drivers and there is nothing it worked previously b4 clean install

A:keyboard volume controls wont work

I have found a fix after a day or two i tried to use my remote with wmc and it didn't work so after plodding through loads of post her i found a fix for remote it also fixed my keyboard
Method:-control panel/administrative tools/services/human inerface device access
click on human interface device access set to automatic and the important bit CLICK START.
cant say how pleased i am to have my remote fully functioning and keyboard

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You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.


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


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

Thanks For The Info arjunaj

Welcome To TSG ...

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Bit of a weird one here...within the last week - I installed a fresh copy of Win 7 x64 SP1 on a new office workstation. I am using the Logitech K800 keyboard and J.River Media Center for media playback.

NOTE: I am using the Gigabyte EP45-UD3R motherboard and it's onboard Realtek Azalia HD audio chip. I am NOT using the Realtek drivers (more on that in a moment) - I am using the built in Windows 7 HD Audio drivers.

Long story short - I discovered some conflicts with the internals of the motherboard where the front panel headphone jack of my case (Antec P182) would exhibit static in the phones if moving the mouse on screen. Traced that to some weird issue with the USB ports so I had to install a separate front panel insert into the case and attached JUST the audio cable so I could get static free headphone listening.

Now the issue. When using J.River Media Center (and WASAPI Event Style from within Media Center) and I select "speakers" under it's Device Output area - I am able to use the Mute, Volume Up and Volume Down hot keys on the K800 to control the audio level that comes from the speakers.

But - if I change the Device Output to Headphones - using the exact same audio device - suddenly the three audio buttons (upper right of the keyboard by the Calculator button) suddenly do not work.

Couple things - I cannot recall in any previous build whether or not these button were working or not OR if I just decided to try them for the first time with headp... Read more

A:Volume controls on K800 Keyboard do not work with Headphones

In most cases the vendor's (Gigabyte ) sound driver should be used. The Windows installed HD Audio Codec are a "basic function" sound driver.

I would start with the proper sound driver and work from that. If the Antec front panel headphone/mic connection has an HD Audio connector use that, otherwise use the AC97 however that may be some auto detect functions that won't work.

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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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Hi everybody,

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

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

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

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

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

keyboard volume controls wont work

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as the title show my keyboard's audio controls stop working when other audio device set as default but when the keyboard is the default audio device they work just fine ,and as i have a subwoofer and a headphone it is painful to change the volume manually

i have a perixx periboard 304 which have a built in speakers and doesn't have a driver of its own

A:my keyboard sound control ke dp not work when other audio device is on

Use the other audio device and adjust the sound from within windows 7 via right click of Playback Devices/Mixer via the speaker icon in your task tray?

Keyboard as audio device would only control that audio, unless there was a specific driver for windows 7 to specifically handle those duties with that keyboard, and looks like you answered that one; no driver.

I visited the Perixx website, indeed listed OS support ended at Vista, I would try using the Vista driver anyway, just in case, looks like tech from 2007, so indeed Windows 7 was not out yet.

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the volume control on my media center remote and keyboard stopped working recently.
all other hot keys on the keyboard seem to work and same with the remote.

i tried reinstalling the drivers.

please help.

A:Solved: volume controls on my keyboard and media center remote dont work


start>control panel>adrministrative settings>services

enable HID Input

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

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

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

trying to keep it alice bump~

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

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

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

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

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

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okay so the other day my cat was on my laptop walking around then right after i tried to use my volume keys and it wouldn't work, It would take to various google chrome shortcuts. I've looked around and cant find  a solution. please help!!

A:volume buttons

Hello. There are a couple of things one can do to try to solve an audio problem when one does not know what is causing the problem. The first thing is to reinstall the audio driver:
1. Open the Device Manager2. Expand the Sound, Video & Game Controllers section.3. Right click on the audio driver and select to uninstall.4. Do not put a check mark in the option to delete the driver software.5. Restart the laptop and Windows will reinstall the driver, but with the settings back to their defaults.
Another thing is to use Windows System Restore if you have a Windows operating system. Find a Restore Point dated from before the cat walked on the laptop. Windows System Restore will fix certain system changes.
A third thing you can do is reset the laptop back to the original factory configuration.
If you need more help, include the full model name of your laptop and which operating system it has. Without knowing those things you can only get generic advice.

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hello all,

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

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Hello, Ten Forums!

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

So, is it possible?



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

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

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

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

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

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

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

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

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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 recently updated to windows 8.1on my pavilion laptop (was forced to actualy) and since am having a lot of problems. The one that's driving me nuts currently is that my volume buttons and other function buttons are intermitantly not working. any advice would be much apreciated.

A:windows 8.1 function and volume buttons

 Try running SFC.  From the Search charm type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow.  If that doesn't fix it, download, install, and get Malwarebytes up to date, then do a scan with it.
Good luck.

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hi all any idea or links to get my hot keys and on screen display to load. i have a g41 with xp pro 2886 5tu.thanks againjim

Go to Solution.

A:g41 volume hot buttons nor on screen display will ...

You need a hotkey driver:

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Just the other day I noticed the volume +/- and mute buttons didn't work as they used to. The volume up button opens Google chrome. Volume down opens calculator, and the mute buttons types an "h". It just started recently, and for a few minutes after I closed chrome it went back to its normal function but a few minutes later it was back to the way it was. I know its not chrome because i closed it and opened it to check. I even tried to restart but it did nothing. I have a Samsung laptop if that helps at all.

A:Volume up and down buttons change commands?

Bump- Comon someone has to know how to reassign the volume keys... there separate buttons next to my power button at the top.

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Product: F9H96UAR#ABAModel: 15-g012dx I have had this laptop for about a year and a half and have had issues with the brightness buttons not working before.  Usually I could get them working again by restarting my laptop.   Now my brightness and volume buttons won't work at all even after I restart.  I can get the brightness and volume to change in settings and by clicking the volume button on the bottom right corner of the screen, but pressing the f buttons does nothing.  The only f button that seems to be working is f1 (?).  I have looked on a bunch of forums and there is a wealth of advice regarding installing drivers, rebooting, etc., but many of the links they suggest are out of date and lead nowhere.  Can anyone help me with this?

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Hi, I know this is not exactly the right sort of forum but I thought someone might know why the remote that came with my 5.1 speakers has 2 volume up and volume down buttons. But pressing either 2 of the volume up buttons just does the same thing, increase the volume on the display by one, and same for volume down.

So why does it have 2 sets? Is it some special feature or something to do with surround? Or even just for looks lol? Pic:

A:Remote has 2 Sets of Volume Buttons

As a guess, I'd say that one set is for the front pair of speakers and the other is for the rear speakers. It could also be that one is actually a front-to-rear fader and the other is a left-right balance control.

What brand and model are the speakers?

In Device Manager>>Sound, what do you see highlighted under "Set a playback device..." and what do you see selected when you press "Configure"? The fact that both sets of buttons do the exact same thing makes me think that Windows isn't sure what kind of speaker configuration you have.

Did the speakers come with any software? If so, is it properly installed?

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

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The controls (volume, brightness, keyboard brightness, etc) on the F1-F12 buttons are not working.  This is probably a setting issue but my XPS 13 is new and I haven't done much with it except let my kids play with it.  If I want to adjust volume, I have to manually open up the program to adjust it.  It is just getting annoying.  Please help.

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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 recently purchased an HP Pavilion laptop pc with Windows 7.

Whenever I touch the mute button or the volume control (whether I'm in a game, at the desktop, in email, etc.), Microsoft Excel is launched. I have Office 2003 Professional.

Any suggestions on how to correct this?

Thanks in advance.


A:Mute button/volume buttons launch application

Sounds like your keys are not mapped correctly. Does HP have some utiliity that does that for your system?

Also check the control panel and keyboard. You might be able to map those keys there.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CS36GJ laptop. I upgraded it from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit). Now, my AV Mode and other shortcut buttons for volume, camera, etc. are not working. What driver should I download and install? Can you give me a link for this driver?

A:Driver for AV Mode, Volume, Camera, etc. SHORTCUT Buttons

Here are all driver updates for your model
VGN-CS36GJ : Downloads : Support : Sony Asia Pacific

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I have a Viewsonic A90f. I've had it for a little less than a year. It has always worked fine but recently only one of the control buttons works, the brightness button. I can't access the main menu which I need in order to degauss. The image on the screen has a slight jitter because, I think, I can't turn the monitor off or degauss it. Please help. Thank you.

A:Monitor Control Buttons

Some monitors have a total reset button on them, some look like a small pin hole.

The jitter you are having could be caused by something electrical, a light or a fan.

Good Luck!

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I recently couldnt access Control Panel nor RUN buttons because they were not on my START button list. I run COMBOfix for that reason and it was resolved. However, i had a run ESET Enterprise Edition and it discovered 2 threats which i deleted. After my pc went off due to power failure, i went to the old problem again and had to run ComboFix once more. Here is a log of both Combo fix and HijackThis. Hope someone helps me out there because i would appreciate that effort cos my pc is not as fast as it used to be in tems of performance. Thanks


ComboFix 08-02-25.3 - Administrator 2008-03-05 22:56:52.3 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.69 [GMT 0:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exe


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-02-05 to 2008-03-05 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2008-03-05 02:21 . 2008-03-05 02:21 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\LastGood
2008-03-05 02:07 . 2004-08-03 22:32 571,392 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\tintlgnt.ime
2008-03-05 02:06 . 2001-08-23 12:00 10,129,408 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\hwxkor.dll
2008-03-05 02:05 . 2001-08-23 12:00 13,463,552 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\hwxjpn.dll
2008-03-05 02:04 . 2004-08-04 00:56 2,134,528 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\smtpsnap.dll
2008-03-05 02:01 . 2008-03-05 02:01 749 -rah----- C:\... Read more

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How can I get the Quick Touch Volume control buttons to make the sounds it used to make before on my HP DV9700 Laptop. I click on sounds in the notification area for the volume control and the 3 options I used have are gone. I can't find the option in Control Panel / Hardware and Sound / Sound / change system sounds either!

Can any body help?

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I have a Workbook (Excel 2013 Student) with 3 sheets (sheet1, 2, 3). Sheet1 has an ActiveX form which takes the full screen (columns / rows are hidden). I would like to put a control button, preferably 2 buttons, which will take me to sheet2 / sheet3 when I click on each button

How can I do this?

A:Solved: Control Buttons to Sheet2

Probably through hyperlink


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Hi, I have bought HP g5 245 and have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. I am facing a problem that i am not able to reduce screen brightness using the brightness buttons. The brightness is stuck at the highest level. Please suggest solutions

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Please check this link and tell me how to control the video with the help of custom buttons. (Click on windows media player link)

I am using Dreamweaver Mx 2004.

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I have a Nokia Lumia 635 and have updated to windows 10 anniversary. The app control buttons are now masked by the three system control buttons at the bottom of the screen, so you can't use the delete, sync etc buttons.
In messaging the pop-up keyboard masks the typing line so you cannot see what you are typing in portrait mode.
When using the BBC News apps the text is rendered in a huge font which makes the app unusable.

A:Why can't I see the app control buttons after latest windows 10 update?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have a Nokia Lumia 635 and have updated to windows 10 anniversary. The app control buttons are now masked by the three system control buttons at the bottom of the screen, so you can't use the delete, sync etc buttons.
In messaging the pop-up keyboard masks the typing line so you cannot see what you are typing in portrait mode.
When using the BBC News apps the text is rendered in a huge font which makes the app unusable. There's a ticket signaled and opened in MS assistance for that screen iussue seen on particular size phones like that. For now try reducing text scaling in Display settings and then rebooting

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I'm using XP professional.

On "control panel", "install o uninstall programs" the buttons have disappeared. I cannot uninstall the programs any more.

I've installed "Windows live toolbar" and then "Windows live one care". The programs revised during 23 hours the PC and found no problem. It caused problems because it entered in conflict with other programs so I uninstalled it.

I re-installed Windows XP professional from the CD and there was no change either. The only effect: I have a zillion Windows updates waiting.
I don't know if it has something to do with this problem:
Automatic update of Windows doesn't update any more. I tried manually, no update. It simply says "some updates have not been installed". It means, no update.

Thank you for your help
And God bless you
Gerardo Müller msc

A:control panel: install and uninstall buttons

Working with Add/Remove Programs

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

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

Still need help

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi John

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

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I have Toshiba Satellite A665-143. Laptop has media control buttons, from the left: ecoUtility, Wifi, Illuminating, Play/Pause, Mute, Vol down, Vol up. When I unboxed laptop the keys worked like I mentioned above. Now, keyboard illuminates when I press "Mute" and the button which was responsible for illuminating opens TOSHIBA Bulletin Board application. How can I restore this functionality? I know that TOSHIBA Vallue Added Packege is responsible for this media buttons, I have reinstaled it, and nothing changed. Gusy help pls. Thank you in advance.

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Hi all you smart guys! Lately, some of the keys on my laptop have stopped working . .off and on. At first it was the "Z" and then the "!" and then the "?". However, the "!" is now working but the "." has begun skipping along with the right hand "shift" key. It seems that when I press it several times in a row it begins to work partially. I tap with the same pressure. I keep my keyboard pretty clean and have worked very hard to blow any debris out from the keys. I really don't want to buy a new keyboard! Could this problem be from a virus or malware? If not is it possible to remove the key and clean under it? Thanks for listening.

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my keyboard buttons for win media player arent working. i have windows media center edition. the only butto0n that works is volume. please help me.

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is there anyway to reprogram buttons on your keyboard to perform other function....i'm particularly looking for something to replace my Enter button (it fell off and have yet to be able to get it on for the time being)

A:keyboard buttons

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please help!! i cant get the volume buttons on my keyboard to operate the volume.. its a brand new computer you can contact me on AIM at LilyBeth2 if you would like

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