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No audio but the green sound bar on the volume control is moving?

Q: No audio but the green sound bar on the volume control is moving?

Hey there! A few days ago I changed my hdd because the last one got corrupted and had a lot of bad sectors so I installed a new windows 7 OS. Everything was smooth until the sound suddenly stopped. I wasn't doing anything in particular. I noticed the green bar on the volume control is moving but I had no sound. I plugged headphones in - same thing. Anyways it fixed with a reboot and I thought it was a one time bug. But it happened 4 times already and the only other thing that fixes it beside rebooting is uninstalling the sound device from the device manager and installing it again. What is causing this? I downloaded my Realtek drivers and I ran them with the setup.exe file and they are currently installed on my PC but they don't seem to do anything. These are pictures from the various things I wanted you to see that look normal:

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What may be causing this and how can I fix it?

A: No audio but the green sound bar on the volume control is moving?

Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver installed. I don't know what your hardware is but what is listed is the "High Definition Audio Device" which is the Windows installed generic sound driver. You should install the correct driver from your PC vendor.

In addition I see the NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device and that has caused some problems in the past. Temporarily disable that in the Device Manager and see if that helps.

Please fill in the "My System Specs". It helps us to try and help you.

Also, here is the instructions on posting screen shots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have speakers plugged in to my computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. The computer is recognizing that I have speakers plugged in and when I play something the green bar moves with the music. However, no sound is coming from the speakers. I have gone into the BIOS settings and enabled onboard audio. All sliders are at their full volume. I have unplugged and replugged the speakers, rebooted, shut down, uninstalled and reinstalled the sound driver, all to no avail. I have eliminated the possibility of the speakers being broken by testing them with an iPod.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Green Bar in Volume Control is Moving, No Sound

May be a "duh" but have you checked the headphone jack in front to see if you get sound there ??

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OK here is the deal - win xp with sp2 on a P4 (865GM2 MSI motherboard)

Device manager lists the audio device and drivers and says its working properly. There are no conflicts. However, Volume control says there is no audio device and settings are greyed out. Drivers in use c-media

Up until a recent windows update, sound was working. The update installed the latest hardware driver for AC97 audio contoller (which it identified as vynl AC97).

We have removed the files in system32/ and system32/drivers that relate to the vynl update and those for c-media and replaced them with the original working c-media drivers (as listed above).

we have checked the services are running for windows audio and dependants.
AC97 is enabled in the bios, which has also been reset along with the cmos.

to rule out hardware we have installed and subequently removed a SB card - the exact same fault is present.

anyone know a fix?

A:Volume control - no audio device

OK we got it fixed. The plug and play software emulator had was missing. Fixed by searching for machine.inf then copy to temp directory. remove at about line 20 " ExcludeFromSelect=* "

goto control panel, add new hardware, next (let it seach), yes hardware is connected, next, scroll to bottom, add new hardware device, next, install from list, next, select system devices, next, select have disk, point to amended copy of machine.inf in temp directory, scroll to "plug and play software device emulator" in right hand column, next and complete install.

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After ComboFix scan, my volume control caused bsod. Upon restart of the computer a "Found new hardware wizard" pops up and there is a "Found new hardware: Multimedia Audio Controller " icon on my taskbar. And Microsoft Error reported device driver issue, on its website it said "You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused Windows to stop unexpectedly." Now my volume control is gone. When I went to Sounds and Devices it says "No Audio Device". My soundmax is also not in my add/remove programs list.

Windows XP Professional 32-bit Version 2002 SP3

A:No audio device, Soundmax and volume control are gone

Install the sound drivers...the Soundmax is included with that package.

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Hello all:
Audio advertisements have been running on my computer for the past day or so under the name of "Name Not Available" as per my volume control. I've tried running anti-malware software, and it seems like nothing has been working. I tried running in clean boot to see if it was a third party program, but nothing turned up either. 
I searched and found this forum. Another forum post said to run DDS and follow its steps to post here. I am not sure of what to do as this is my first attempt at any such thing, but I'll leave my chances here. I would greatly appreciate any help possible. Thank you to anyone in advance.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16446  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by mlalangan at 2:38:29 on 2014-01-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8191.5560 [GMT -8:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Disabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Name Not Available Audio Ads Constantly Running in Volume Control

Hello, and welcome to Bleepingcomputer! My name is Elise and I'll assist you with this issue.Lets start with a rootkit scan here.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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where is my control for sound ?

A:where is my volume control for sound

Hi Please find the steps given below might help you to resolve the issue. 1) Check at the right hand side bottom corner off your screen you will find a speaker icon and check if it is not muted on system tray. Incase the speaker icon is not listed please try the step given below.  Click Start, type Customize icons and then click Customize icons on the task bar.Click Turn system icons on or off, and then set Volume, Network, and Power System to On.Make sure that the behavior for Power, Network, and Volume are set correctly, and then click OK. 

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I have an hp speacial addition lap top my volume control does not work ,,,, when I reboot my computor somestimes it comes on but most of the time it is off can anyone help.... Thank you  Bob King

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i put a soundcard in and i have volume control display but when i double click it it won't show up,,,,i don't have no sound ////got a creative lab///512

A:no sound no volume control

When Installing your sound card did your PNP detected it or you installed it with force.? Do you have an on board sound card (Sound card on your mother board)?

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I purchased a new computer (well second hand) and installed a fresh version of XP Pro on it. The computer now does not have sound or a volume control in the task bar. I assume the computer did have sound previously as there were a large assortment of video and music files.

When I search for volume control and click on them I get this message:
"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices go to control panel, click printers and other hardware and then add hardware.

The program will now close"

On the side of the computer it has the following listed as its audio device:
Integrated Realtek ALC658 Digital Audio. Dolby 5.1 surround sound ready'
Anyway, i downloaded a Realtek ALC658 driver from google and still no use.


A:No Sound or volume control

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Is there any devices with a red cross or a yellow exclamation/question mark?

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Normally when I boot there is a volume icon in the taskbar tray that I can click on to control volume, but it's disappeared. I went to sounds and audio devices on the control panel and sure enough it said no audio device. Interestingly, under the hardware tab when I selected the SoundMax Digital Audio, which is the normally used device, it claimed the device was working properly and it was also listed in my device manager. I even disabled and re-enabled it to make sure it was installed and enabled, but it still showed "No audio device" under the first tab (of Sounds and Audio).

Does anyone know how else to install or enable this (or any other) sound device? I should note that I'm listening to music over the Internet as I type this, so I do have sound, just no sound control except for the control within the media player.

A:No audio device....volume control and icon missing

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I know there's a program called 'hijack audio pro' or something for mac that lets you control audio output of each program. I was wondering if anyone knows a similar program for PC. Specifically I want to mute programs like Firefox or Safari.

A:Audio Software to control volume of individual applications.

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Yesterday my mother complained about a lack of sound on her laptop

HP dv5 Vista Home SP1 X64 AMD 4gb
Today the the volume control is missing, though ive encouraged her to explore windows, i doubt that she is dense enough to delete her own Drivers, thinking that the icon had been disabled from the task bar, I checked the properties, the box for the sound monitor is grayed out...

A:Sound & Volume Control missing SP1


Firstly try a driver download from here:

Fill in the correct information.

It will give you the driver download list.


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When I click (once) on the little speaker in my system tray, a volume slider comes up. Whenever you click on the slider, it makes a tone, presumably so you can hear how much it needs to be adjusted. It should make a "ding" and "click" sound, but instead I'm getting the system beep, which is always the same volume. It used to work like I wanted it to, but I recently reinstalled the OS, and I don't remember having to change anything for this. I have looked through the sound effects listed in the "Sounds and Multimedia" applet in the Control Panel (I'm using W2K), but none of the listed settings seem to affect this sound. I've even looked through the registry for "beep", but I didn't see anything that was clear as to what it was intended to do. Where do I go to make this adjustment? I also noticed that, when using MSN Messenger, the popup tray notification (for when someone on your list logs in) is using the system beep sound instead of what it's supposed to use.

A:volume control sound effect

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Hello, All! This is my first problem request so if I forget something please humor me.

Yesterday I played a YouTube video on my eMachines laptop (reconditioned, and purchased in 2004, that has worked just fine all this time but I know has to be replaced). When I tried to play this video for my daughter, the slider on the volume control in the system tray and the slider on the Windows player refused to hold the volume I wanted and slid to the low position, causing the sound to be nil.

I went to a Windows forum and searched for the problem - to no avail - but downloaded SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition to check to see if I had bugs. Aside from the usual ad-related stuff, it found something called Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik which it subsequently quarrantined and I deleted. However, that seemed not to have solved the problem.

Then I looked in my Bookmarks and found you lovely folks. Since I'd forgotten the name/password I'd used the last time I had a problem, I joined again, and spent two or three hours searching for a post describing the same problem. Today I continued by lonely search with no more success than I had yesterday.

I'm posting in hopes that you will be able to help me with this. There was one person who had a similar problem some time ago, but that post had never been answered. Help, please?

Many thanks and bright blessings!

A:No sound due to sliding volume control

Does it slide down on its own? Maybe one of the hotbuttons on the keyboard that turns the volume down is stuck.

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

A:No sound; no volume control in taskbar

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I just installed Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal. I have no input volume control. If I select mic input I get a bad buzzing. If I select anything else my Spin It Again program tells me the volume is too low. Does not respond to volume controls of any sort. Could use some help please!

A:No Volume control for sound card

try using the windows mixer. this allows you to choose which input device u want hear and has a volume slider

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how I would do a 5.1 surround sound set up using only the microphone jack and headphone jack on my laptop - without utilizing an external sound card.

What I am interested in is:

would it be possible to reconfigure/reassign the role of each audio port and how would I do that?
How would I physically connect a front left/right, rear left/right and sub-woofer cable, to two ports available on my basic laptop? do i have to strip some wires and "piggy-back" the wires.

Is what I am asking for possible? I know, the easy thing to do is to go and buy an external sound card like the Zalman-RSSC V2 5.1ch USB sound card, but I already have a desktop with an adequate sound-card for the purposes stated above and I want to try something challenging, which brought me to this forum for help.
I hope someone out there can give me some ideas.


A:Setting up 5.1 surround sound using only red and green audio jack.

I know on some audio cards when you plug a device into the port it gives you the option of assigning what you just plugged in, though for laptops they often don't support surround sound. As for the subwoofer I would suggest just getting 2.1 speakers for front and then specifying in Sound setup that you don't have a subwoofer attached but the front speakers are full range. Then you may be able to (depending on sound card and drivers) set up the Bass Management enhancement to crossover bass frequencies from the rear speakers to the front speakers.

What brand is your onboard sound card?

Hope this helps

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I have a friend who bought a new microphone for her laptop, which runs Windows XP Home Edition. The mic is one of the ones with the pink input plug, which her laptop does support. When she plugs it in and tries to record something, it's just dead silence.

I tried to walk her through un-muting the mic, but she has no options for that under Sound/Volume control. Under Options->Properties there is no option to select Microphope or Line In to be enabled in the main window.

I got her to update her sound drivers, but it didn't help, either.

Anyone have any idea what might be wrong, and why there is no way to enable microphone settings under the Sound/Volume control section? Thanks...

A:No microphone settings in Sound/Volume control?

When you were checking in Options => Properties, did you look in both 'Playback' and 'Recording' (click the radio button). They can be listed in either/or or both.

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Is there anyway I can disable the sound unmuting when i turn the volume control knob? Vista didn't do this and it's really annoying as its on the bottom so i always catch it when the laptop is on my lap.

A:Sound unmuting when I touch volume control?

Hello Adam, Welcome to the Forums!
I don't think so, at least not using native capabilities. There may be a third-party app that will do that, but frankly, I doubt it.
Sorry I could not be of more help.

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Hello guys,

I searched the forum for common problems but unfortunately I could not find any useful information for this issue.

I hope you can assist me as the Windows 7 volume mixer is freaking me out and I cant seem to find a way out with this...

I run Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I use the volume buttons on front a lot to increase/decrease/mute the sounds... however this feature is not working with Windows 7 or maybe I have not fixed the correct settings.

Also I have a Logitech MX610 mouse with volume buttons on it that don`t work as well.

Here is a screenshot of the volume mixer.. I`m not sure if that`s helpful..

Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Volume mixer issue / sound control

viachy, welcome to the forums.

For the volume buttons on the laptop, is there or did you install a driver for it? It may or may not be needed, but from the sounds of it, it is.

For the mouse, what version of Setpoint do you have installed? The latest is 4.80 (for Vista, but works well in 7),

Logitech > Support + Downloads > Downloads > Mice > MX?610 Laser Cordless Mouse

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I tried to remove un-needed windows components & I guess I removed windows sound mixer & volume control. Now when I try to place the volume control in taskbar or access the sound mixer, I am instructed to install them in add/ remove programs. I have tried this (several times) but these items are not listed. I even tried exploring the restore discs that came with my pc but cannot find them. I'm really not sure what to do! I guess I was hoping someone out there has encountered the same problem and can tell me what to do. Please help!

A:Sound Mixer & Volume control problem

Welcome to TSG....

Try to do a repair-install using the windows software for the computer aka. recovery disk and you will need it for this. This should replace the files.

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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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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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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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I have a dell windows 8.1. Everything has been fine for a long time and now... no sound. I must admit to never really understanding how sound works on my laptop. After some fiddling around I managed to get some sound - but only when speakers are plugged into the headphone socket. Now my PC controls make no difference to the volume. I think the ss below suggests that I want the sound to go through the 'speakers headphones' but the sound level meter says its using the communications headphones.
This is what I have for my sound card.

The same happens when I stream audio - only works if headphones connected and no control over the column from pc.

Lastly, when I right click on the top one and click test it says 'failed to play test tone'

Can anyone help please?

Many thanks


A:sound only works with headphones - no control over volume

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver. You only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec (Driver).

First step is to install the correct hardware sound driver. Not enough system spec's provided so I can't research what you need. If its a factory built PC, go to the PC vendor and download the Win 8.1 driver. If its custom built, go to the motherboard vendor for the driver.

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I appear to have the same malware as several others on this forum see

I have run Malwarebytes, Sybot, Avast, MSE, Ad-Aware, and Kaspersky all to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

My hijack this log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:58:25, on 7/20/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe Ad pop ups, sound pop ups, loss of volume control etc.

Worked with Microsoft tech support for a couple of hours. They removed IE 8 and 7 and said the infection is in my Svchost.exe file. They recommend reloading XP

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Hi there,

Bit of a weird problem here. The sound was working absolutely fine on my PC until recently. The machine is second hand, but according to my control panel, I have an M-Audio Delta Audiophile soundcard installed. This hasn't been changed. When I first got the machine, I ran the audio through the in-built speakers on my monitor. Then, briefly, I ran it through a stand-alone speaker. The sound came out of the machine just fine at this stage. When I moved the audio to go back through the monitor, it would not come through. I then tried to run it back through the speaker, but still no joy.

Now, as I've already said, this machine was second hand, and in the time I've had it, I didn't fiddle about with any of the audio settings through control panel, so I can only assume that the ones I see before me now are the ones that were presented to me when I got the machine. However, the first major thing that I notice is different is that I no longer have a speaker icon on my task bar. When I go into Sound and Audio Device Settings, the Device Volume section is greyed out. As are the speaker settings options. I cannot hear system sounds either.

I have two system conflicts in device manager - both of them are listed as RAID Controller. I have no idea what these are, so I'm not sure if they would be causing anything, but as I've not added anything new to the system, I should have thought that these would have been present when I received the machine.

So, I'm at a bit ... Read more

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I'm having a little problem here which I wasn't quite able to solve using the official Creative Support.

First a little explanation:
Before installing my new Sound Blaster ZxR I had to temporarily use the Onboard Sound of my Asus Rampage IV Black Edition because of a SLI Water cooling component blocking the necessary PCI Port of the former Sound Card ( a Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional ).

Because of the cracking ( grounding loop? ) I receive during the startup when using 3.5mm jacks ( or 1/4" with the ZxR ) I stopped using them whenever possible and instead started using the Toslink connection on both the Recon3D AND the RIVBE as it electrically disconnects the PC from the Sound System.

Now here comes the Problem:
Using the new Sound Blaster ZxR and having it connected via Toslink to my Sound System I'm not able to control the Volume using...
Multimedia Keys on my KeyboardVolume Mixer from the TaskbarEven Muting isn't possible

The only way to change the Volume level from now on has been by doing one of the following four...
Change the Volume level by Hand in the corresponding App itself, not the overall System Volume - Kind of sucksUsing the Hardware Dial on my Speaker System - Hard to reachSwitch from Toslink to Jacked Cables - Startup cracking

Switching the default Playback Device from Speakers to Digital Audio (S/PDIF) - Will cause me to loose the ability to run Encoders like Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect and it's DTS Neo:PC Music... Read more

A:Sound Blaster ZxR and Toslink - No System Volume Control

I have a recording studio and use Toslink's. I have to control the volume level in my recording program. There are level controls on my recording interface unit (Roland Octa-Capture) but it is for analog only.

In a PC, when you use a digital output, that bypasses all (or most all) of the sound card as the device its feeding is the one that has the volume level control. I suspect this also applies to what you have, as it apparently works the way my Toslink works (the level control in the application program).

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Hello everyone, I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. I recently bought a USB audio sound card (since my computer's headphone jack was damaged).

The volume control on my computer has always worked fine, but when I plug in the sound card I'm no longer able to control the volume via the sound icon on the taskbar. The sound card's volume always comes in full blast, and I can only lower it through the controls in the program it's currently running (i.e. the volume control in a YouTube video). Therefore, when I try to control it directly through my computer it doesn't work.

Is this a common problem? Is there any way I can get this fixed or configured, or is there a problem with the sound card?

A:USB Sound Card - system volume control not working

As this is a software issue my response has to be quite limited. Basically, you may need to check a box specifying your default audio device in your sound settings. Hope this helps, if not drop your question into the software section.

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Windows XP Home SP2.
Pretty often clicking on my sound icon (Which IS present in the system tray), does not open the volume control slider. When this happens I go to Control Panel but Sound controls won't open from that location either. There's no way to control the volume and must reboot to get it back (temporarily, because it keeps happening).

Do I possibly need driver updates? If so, which one of these is my sound card?
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Or is it an XP problem.

A:Sound icon is there but doesn't bring up volume control

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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 am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.

The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
I am using Windows Default Sounds.
There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.



A:Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....

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I have problems with an application written in Visual Basic. The application is supposed to be able to control the volume of different output channels of the sound card RME Fireface 800. Within the VB application direct sound is used to control the volume.

However, volume control changes work for some of the assigned channels but not for others. Looking at Window's volume control mixer it can be confirmed that the output channels are correctly assigned to the application but the volume control changes are ignored for some of the channels.

The application and the volume control changes worked fine with the same application and sound card on a Windows XP machine.

I'm thankful for any suggestion on how to solve or work around the problem.


A:Volume control issues with multi-channel sound card

Hello welcome to TSF!!. Have you tried updating the software to a newer version that is compatible with Windows 7? Also have you updated the drivers for your sound card?

Try looking here to see if there is an updated software version for Windows 7. RME: Downloads

Also may I ask what is the make and and model of your machine and sound card?

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Just made a fresh intall of Windows 7 (32 bit). This was done from scracth with Toshiba CD. The drivers I downloaded from Toshiba website. Everything is ok, except the volume wheel it doesn't control the sound.

Does anyone know wich driver I'm missing? Every other butons and functions are active except volume wheel.

A:Portege M750 - Volume Wheel doesn't control the sound


Did you install the VAP (value added package) for Win 7?
On Toshiba EU driver page VAP v 1.2.40 can be found

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Hi. I have this annoying problem in my PC. i dunno how it happened, my PC was working fine the other day, but since yesterday, many stuff seemed to be missing in my PC. I searched in the system32 folder, but they're gone! is there any way for me to get them back without reinstalling the whole system? please help.

missing in my PC were:
-all windows games
-volume control
-sound recorder
-WMplayer (but I downloaded another one so its ok now)
-and many others

please help me. thanks so much!!

A:Lost mspaint, games, volume control, sound recorder

I would go here;
read the sticky posts and then contact an Expert and have them help you, don't do anything until instructed to do so.
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I recently bought a dell computer second-hand from my friend, who had XP installed on it. It came with a subwoofer and a set of 4 regular speakers. On it, he had installed a form of creative volume control in addition to windows volume. The way it worked was he had the windows volume set to 100% at all times, and the creative volume control around 3% for regular browsing, 10-25% for gaming and 50% or higher for rocking out with music. I recently acquired windows 7 home premium x64 and upgraded my operating system. My soundblaster card has all the necessary drivers and the audio is all hooked up properly, and the only thing missing is this form of volume control. After looking around for the old software and trying a few different freeware and shareware programs, nothing has pulled through for me; any suggestions?

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

What exact sound card do you have?

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

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

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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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I have E-MU 1212M sound card, Windows 7 and I can't fix this problem which I haven't had before. I reinstalled the Windows 7 and now I can't move my Volume Control and affect my sound card volume. My sound card volume wont move until I move it.
It's like my volume mixer is pre-effected,before my sound card.

any help will be appreciated, Thank you

A:Volume Control wont move sound card slider

Quote: Originally Posted by samsung3D

My sound card volume wont move until I move it.

Did it before? The Windows volume control doesn't affect any of my players volumes, so if I have Winamp open for example, adjusting the volume with the Windows mixer control doesn't move the Winamp slider, nor does it move the WMP slider, which is why I leave Windows volume at full, and adjust the volume from within what ever program I'm using to watch a film or play music.

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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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Before I upgraded to Vista, there use to be a green bar at the bottom of the screen, so whenever you increased/decreased the volume, you would know.

This has disappeared.

Anyone know where a copy of this "OnScreen Display' Tool can be found?

A:Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

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I am quoting from the post, I wrote on Norton Community support:"I borrowed my friends USB memory to give him some videos about our project. Well, I was careless and opened the usb drive immediately, and there were some kind of virus in it. I usually check external drives for the virus looking like files with WinRAR, as I use it for the first time. When Norton detected the virus, it was too late. I guess I've got cleared from the viruses; I made a Full Scan. But their affects remained. I can't make the volume control icon appear on the taskbar. I used to miss it sometimes, but just deactivating and activating the icon used to fix that issue. Now it has completely vanished... I can't even control volume from my keyboard shortcuts, which I could before.Also I .mp4 based video files are missing their videos, although I can hear the sound of them. I checked, and found out that .avi files are OK. I don't know if other formats of videos lack video/sound, though... I don't have any System Restore saving point after the infection occured. I tried XP Recovery without formatting my HDD. I don't have enough space to backup my files to my external drives. So, my only option is to make a proper recovery somehow..."Additionally, I used ComboFix and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. ComboFix fixed a problem I had after the infection, I couldn't make protected system files invisible. And Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which I used according to the instruc... Read more

A:USB traveller virus: Missing volume control icon, .mp4 videos without video/with sound

Try downloading the Free version of AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy. Both are very good. As far as recovering your files I'd recommend Recuva. It is also free and very handy.

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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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i turned my pc on and tried to watch a YouTube video when i realised there was no sound playing. i tried to play a video file saved on my pc, still no sound. tried an mp3 and still no sound. everything was working fine 24 hours earlier. the green bar on the sound icon in the tray moves when i play something, but i just cant output anything.

motherboard: ASROCK N68C-S UCC
audio driver: VIA High Definition Audio
latest Windows 7 updates installed.

I've spent 10hrs reading all over the internet and have done the usual troubleshooting:system restore
driver updating (from disk as well as site)
trying different audio sockets
using different external speakers
enabled/disabled playback devices
system speaker levels are full
enabled Loudness equaliser
used Microsoft Fix it Audio Playback which found no issues
run the audio troubleshooter from Control Panel, no issues found
i even reformatted and reinstalled windows hoping that would sort it out, yet that was pointless as i still have no audio.

can someone please help me find a fix for this.
if a system format did not fix the problem, im only left thinking that the on-board sound has died completely and i need a new sound card?

A:Sound suddenly not working but audio bars still moving. windows 7

Hi teamkilo, welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you tried this :-

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ACER Aspire XC-605 Desktop PC with S240HLBID Full HD 24" LED Monitor
windows 8.1 64-bit
inter core i5 processor 4440
intel hd grathics
2 tb hard drive
8gb ddr3 memory
dvd-super milti drive
card reader
intergrated lan 10/100/1000
wireless lan-bluetooth
with monitor
S240HLBID Full HD 24" LED Monitor
and wireless keyboard
and wireless mouse
It happened Yesterday.

i have turned my PC on as usual, but after 10 to 15 minutes my audio/sound/video/mouse stutters/lags/glitches when i am listening to music, YouTube, CD or when i am playing games like Star Craft 2, Dota 2 or even Mine craft. It is happening to three of the browses i am using: Mozilla, Chrome and Explorer so it is not a problem of the particular browser. i have tried to restart the PC but didn't work, i have tried uninstalling the Adobe flash if that was a case and then restarting the PC, then installing Adobe Flash but the problem is still there. i haven't tried to back up my PC because it is only 2 moths old and i don't want to lose my games and files on the computer.I have even tried to change batteries but still nothing.

if you know what is the cause of this all and you have solution for it please reply me thank you a lot.

PS: about the mouse.
when i am not watching anything, listening anything or even playing anything the mouse still lags and glitches. i have checked the connection still perfectly fine and i have tried to scan my PC if there is not Viruses and nothing is showing up, I am using kaspe... Read more

A:Sound/audio/video stutters/lags/glitches when moving mouse

I have the exact same computer as you and even the exact same monitor, with all the same specs. I've also had this computer only 2 months.. and I'm having the same troubles as you. The audio randomly goes laggy and glitchy and sounds so strange through my speakers. Got no idea how to fix it but I'm probably going to take it back to the store if I can't fix it.

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yesterday my c drive went to 105 free space and told me to remove some i did.the problem is that i uninstalled the volume i downloaded realtek audio but the sound it echo .can someone tell me how to fix this.i have 2 speakers next to my pc. if i click on the volume icon and then click on put icon in task ber it says the volume control cannot be placed in task bar cause its not installed.

A:sound and audio control

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I have a Compaq Presario PC with two operating systems: Xp and Win 7. The sound had been working fine in both operating systems up until recently when i experience zero sound from the PC. However, on Win 7 there is a beep that is perfectly audible when i slide the volume bar to maximum. I have done a couple of re-installations and double checked my audio configurations but nothing seems to be indicative of an issue. I am using an external audio device since the internal audio is non-functional. When i change the external device's PCI slot, i.e put it in another slot, it works fine then goes back to the zero audio state when computer is turned off or on standby. The drivers seem ok. Please help if you are in a position to. Thanks buddies

A:Volume beeps when it reaches maximum but no audio sound on PC, Win 7

to start out with something simple; sometimes completely uninstalling the device from device manager; rebooting; and then letting windows hopefully re-detect it and reinstall the drivers etc will solve the issue. Also; once you do that i would check for any driver updates which may put a permanent fix to it.

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I recently moved and when I first got my PC hooked back up I thought i'd do some cleaning on it, removed some old software, nothing i thought was a big deal. I did remove something that caused itunes to be unable to play music... but i still got sound when i loaded a game to test things.... The Verizon FIOS installer came yesterday and set up internet and now i've got no sound at all and the icon in my quicklaunch for sound controls is gone.... I dont know if he did something to cause this but i do know i am the one that started this ball rolling... any ideas?

A:Lost sound/audio control

i did try to uninstall and reinstall the device giving me an error msg... it was "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" and the msg after a new install is "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

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Alright, so it's a well known annoyance that HP's built in Beats Audio Control Panel has automatic volume leveling, but unlike other companies (Acer, Asus, and all generic replacements under the sun) They provide no way to disable it without removing the hp drivers and using the generic, the problem with this is the generic ones do not offer the proper equalizer meant for the speakers on the computer, and that they un-tie the Headphone jack and Internal speakers as a single output device, meaning programs that do not support switching need to be restarted, or programs that to support switching need to be switched over one-by-one, this simply isn't satisfactory. I'm looking for a way to disable auto volume leveling without having to resort to generic drivers, it's a feature which has been requested by more than 300 people at least on these forums, and I would like to see it happen. Solutions that include "Uninstall beats and install this update from HP (Realtek Generic Driver replacement)" or "Disable beats inside the control panel" Will not be accepted as they are not satisfactory either. Every other company can include a toggle for volume leveling, why can't HP? I spent over $900 on a laptop I believed was going to be at least the same sound quality as my previous $280 laptop. So far I'm left with a sour taste in my mouth. For now I will stop recommending HP to friends, family, and businesses I am contracted with. Get on it HP!

A:HP Beats Audio / Shipped Sound Drivers.. REMOVE VOLUME LEVEL...

and yes im aware of containing a "Loudness equalization" toggle and that does "Fix" the problem for now but it would be nice to still have a volume compression toggle button on the beats one so people dont have to resort to uninstalling drivers and removing software so it isnt automatically replaced and then installing this, not all your customers have any experience with driver installation

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

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

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

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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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My Microphone stopped picking up sound from my computer a few months ago, frustrated with different things i ignored it for the time being but lately i've a need to use my microphone again. i'm hoping to get this problem fixed i've attached some pictures.

Picture one
when i move the slider in the red box to the top the green box where the level is picks up one square

i press ok

and the green box is empty again

i go back to recording control screen and the red box is back down again.

picture three
the black box where others is located is grayed out.

if there is any more information i can provide i will.

the microphone worked fine before it just stopped overnight

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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


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

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Hey All, yesterday i turned on my computer and i got these green wavy lines going across my screen, they are visible from start up, even before the dell logo and Windows boot up logo.
I don't know how they have come about.... i opened up my computer removed and cleaned by graphics card. Reinserted the graphics card and checked all the wiring, still the problem happened again.
I have even rolled back the drivers and reinstalled the newest and latest drivers.
Still the problem occurs.. i am not sure what wrong.
Is it my graphics card? or could it be my PSU dieing or not being able to cope with the hardware.

I have a Dell Vostro 410. Please see the specs below:-

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0611&SUBSYS_053C10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1778 MB
Dedicated Memory: 499 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell E228WFP

Here's what the sticker on the PSU says:

MODEL:- DPS - 350VB - 1B

INPUT 100 - 127V ~ 10A, 200 - 240V ~15A
___ ___
OUTPUT +12VA --- / 12A +12VB --- / 18A
___ ___
MAX POWER +5V --- / 18A +5VAUX --- / 2A
___ ___
350W +3.3V --- / 17A -12V --- 0.8A

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A:Help! Moving Green Lines

I would suspect the monitor ... do you have a spare that you can use to test it?

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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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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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Yep, another thread with the so familiar problem I guess.

I almost hate to post the thread since there are so many of them already. But here it goes - I think I actually might have the worst problem of all. And I hope that it really isn't a problem with the installation disc.

This is for my Toshiba Satellite laptop, previously running fine, just had Vista on it and I was ready to use win 7 on it since I love it. I followed the clean install directions from this website - which were great! And I installed my Windows 7 pro 64bt sp1 software.

The first thing I did was go into my windows update. And it won't update, I just get the moving green bar.

Over the past days I have reformatted my HD twice and did clean installs again, just in case there might have been an issue during install.

I did initially get the message that windows needed to update the windows updater before I could check for updates. I left it running for about 12 hours (over night) and nothing, just the green moving bar. I have rebooted of course, and tried to update again for hours and hours and nothing.

I have downloaded the system readiness tool, I've tried changing the settings in my control panel, from update never to update automatic with the usual reboot and that didn't work...I've tried the windows update stand alone with no luck that (actually as I type this thread) is hanging showing "searching for updates on this computer" with the moving green bar - I can't even cancel and get... Read more

A:Win 7 Pro 64bit sp1 - not updating - just the green moving bar

BTW - not sure if any of this helps.

After the first time I did my clean install I thought it was working for a couple minutes, so I popped in a CD and went to copy a few files from the CD on to my laptop. The transfer began to hang - and then I eventually got an error message. I don't remember it exactly but it said something along the lines of - your system does not have the multilanguage to support this. And at the time I thought that was odd since I am in the US and assumed that the language packs were installed with the installation disks. Then of course I went to update windows and all the I don't know if that gives anyone a hint as to what might be happening. But even after that I did a clean install again a couple times and still had the updating issue.

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

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

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

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

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

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I just got a new ac11 sound bar.
It is impossible to adjust sound volume using its volume knob.
But I am able to adjust sound volume with the windows volume control widget.
My OS is windows 7 .

I tried my ac511 on another laptop, the volume knob works well.So I guess the hardware is all right.
Could anyone help me with this?
Thanks very much!

A:AC511 SOUND BAR,could not adjust sound volume with volume knob

Based on your tests, the AC511 hardware is ok.* Turn the comptuer and monitor off* Mount the AC511 to the monitor slots after removing the plastic strips* Plug the AC511 USB cable + USB extension cable directly into the Windows 7 computer USB port* Turn the monitor on, then the computer* Re-test

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

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

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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Hello, 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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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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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 was wondering if anyone knew how to get those green "volume bars" to show up when you use the volume buttons on your keyboard. I used them in Media Center, but don't have them in Vista. I can change volume or activate mute, but I miss the visual. Any ideas?


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How to make green volume bar to disappeared? I'm using Toshiba laptop (Vista 32 bit) . After reinstalling windows, now i have a horizontal green volume bar at the bottom of the screen that is really annoying!! Its appears each time i click volume on keyboard also caps lock and Numluck.
I thought was with problem keyboard drivers so i downloaded new Drivers from Logitech, also i downloaded new sound and video drivers still nothing plz help. I hate that green bar !
I used to know how to turn it off on Xp but i have no idea how to do it on Vista

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I'm using a backlit keyboard made by Sunbeam Tech on an HP pc running Windows XP Pro, and the keyboard has separate buttons to mute, increase, and decrease sound. The word 'volume' and blocks in bright green flash near the bottom of the screen whenever the backlight is on even if no sounds are being played. When I turn off the backlight feature, the flashing goes away, and when I turn the backlight on, the flashing green returns. I'd appreciate it if someone might know of someway I could eliminate the flashing green but still have the backlight on. Thank you.

A:Volume flashing in bright green

Should only flash if the volume is being adjusted, or possibly an option in the keyboard software. Have you checked the keyboard software?

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So I have a Blue Yeti, and I'm an online animator/voice actor. Whenever I record audio on my Blue Yeti (OR any other mic) I record about 4-6 inches from the mic, and turn the gain down enough that the audio doesn't peak as I yell or whatever. This is what you're supposed to do if you don't want your audio levels peaking and making your recording sound horrible and corrupted. However, afterwards, it means I have really quite recordings. Not a problem right? Now that it's recorded right, I can boost the volume of the entire clip afterwards right? WRONG. I'm not an audio expert so I must be missing something. But why in GODS NAME would the audio distort and peak AFTER it's recorded successfully? It's all there, it's all clean audio. If I turn the volume on my speakers all the way up it sounds CRYSTAL CLEAR! All I want to do is do that INSIDE the computer so that when I upload it to youtube people don't have to turn their speakers so far up. But if I increase the clips volume in the computer, it distorts! It sounds awful! Why?! I tried in Sony Acid and Audacity and they both do the same thing! Why?! I seriously don't understand what I'm missing here! I can take sound effects, and recordings made by other producers and crank them up nice and loud, but mine just fall apart! If anyone understands audio stuff, please tell me what I'm doing wrong.

A:Soft Recording volume with Blue Yeti, increasing volume distorts audio

I have a home recording studio using Sonar X1 software.

I don't know about Acid, but it should allow clean recordings. Audacity the same way.

I record, generally, in the -10 level with my recording program, at 24 bits/44.1 Khz. At -10, I have plenty of headroom and can then adjust the levels after the recordings and at mixdown. I export the mix as a standard 16 bit/44.1Khz wav file and then "finalize" whatever I want to do to the song, including levels, with "Goldwave" (an audio editior).

I assume you are converting the audio to MP3? If that is the case, that may be where the distortion is occuring? I find that 128Kb MP3's are very poor and at a minimum use 198 Kb MP3's.

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I have a keyboard that has volume -/+ and mute settings that I use alot but its acting wierd recently. When I press any of the keys, at the bottom of the screen 'Master Volume' and a series of bars indicating the volume pop up in green text. Now, I'm getting the same Master Volume deal but except it appears at the top of the screen and a large rectangle around it apears too in a pink / purple colour covering everything behind it. How do you change how windows handles this if you can?

It also happens when I turn press num lock and caps lock (same pink rectangle).

I'm using windows XP and ive done NOTHING I think to change how it operates.

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I want to move my green volume bar a bit higher? Is that possible?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.


A:How to change position of the green volume indicator?

By green volume bar I mean:
It's appearing 30% on taskbar, and 70% on desktop. I want 100% on desktop.

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How do I change my System Reserved and C Drives back to blue (primary volume)?

A:System Reserved and (C:) Drives are Green (Simple Volume)


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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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Here is a question I can't seem to find the answer to in the archives.

How can adjust the volume output from my Windows ME machine (with SoundMax Digital Audio) so that the volume of the background music I like to listen to (via RealOne Player version is quiet, but the other important sounds my PC makes (like email or calendar notifications) are loud enough so I can hear them?

I've seemingly tried all combinations of settings for the volume sliders/adjustments, including:

1) The volume knob on my speakers
2) The RealOne Player volume slider
3) The Windows volume control panel "Volume Control" slider
4) The WIndows volume control panel "PC Beep" slider

Even when the "PC Beep" volume slide is set to maximum, and the "Volume Control" slider is set near minimum in the Windows volume control panel, the PC beep is virtually inaudible when the background music is acceptably quiet (by adjusting the RealOne volume slider and/or the volume control on my speakers).

Am I doing something wrong? Is there some other way that I'm not thinking of to boost the volume of the system sounds my PC makes, while keeping the RealOne music volume low?



A:Boosting system beep volume relative to other sound volume?

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Are my eyes just playing tricks on me or is the text in Control panel / All Control Panel Items Green?

A:Green text in all control panel items

Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball

Are my eyes just playing tricks on me or is the text in Control panel / All Control Panel Items Green?

Yep its green

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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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Is it possible to move the System Volume Information folder to an internal HDD (D:\)?
The problem is that the C:\ drive is an SSD with limited capacity and I'd rather not use it for system restore points since there's a 1 TB HDD right next to it...

A:Moving System Volume Information

The System Volume Information file contains System Restore and is a critical operating system file which should be left in its default location. So I would not recommend you move it to an internal HDD .
If you?re worried about the
limited capacity, I suggest you turn on or turn off system protection for a particular disk to save the space.
Please refer to the following article:
Turn System Restore on or off
You can also limit the amount of disk space reserved for system restore. When you limit the amount of space, older Restore Points will be deleted if the space is not enough. 

Click the Start   Click on System Protection.Select the drive you want to change and click Configure.Under Disk Space Usage you can see how much space is already allocated for system restore and how much is actually being used.  Drag the slider to the amount you?re willing to give away (recommended: 5-8% of your hard drive) and hit

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When moving HDD data from one drive to another can/should you also move the hidden system System Volume Information and/or Recycle.Bin/MediaID.bin ?

Do these system files belong only to that particular drive...or do they go with the transfer of all data on say drive A to drive B ?

In the attached I move all files...including system Volume Information, etc from Drive M to drive L...?...or just move/copy :

My backups

From M to L ?


A:Moving/copying System Volume Information

The system volume info folder stores system restore points and the recycle bin is for deleted files. Both are system folders and are automatically generated. If you dont use system restore, you can turn it off or reduce its disk usage so that it only stores recent points. Similarly you can reduce disk space used by the recycle bin.

I've messed around with SVI folder and found no clean way of backing it up or moving it. Best to leave alone.

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I initially used hardware RAID 0 (fakeraid) to speed up my pc. However, I can't easily use linux due to drivers being closed source, and I feel that, atleast with my raid controller, hardware raid is infact slower than software raid, after doing alot of benchmarking.

I converted both discs in windows to dynamic, and created stripped volumes. The problem is Windows itself is on the simple system volume, and can't be installed on a stripped dynamic volume.

So, is there any way I can move, or, how much of the windows system folder and program files folder and documents and settings folder can I move onto the stripped dynamic volume and still have windows boot? How do I configure things so that programs, and any newly installed programs install into the folders on the dynamic volume?

i heard many accounts of it being possible, but I can't find anything on google.

lengthy instructions are no problem, actually desirable and greatly appreciated

A:Moving WinXP System Folder to Dynamic Volume

Boy, you are really trying to make this an unstable mess, aren't you! Do yourself a favor and just buy something like a WD Raptor for the Windows disk and call it good.

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Hi Everyone,
As you can see by the title I'm having a few strange issues. At random points during the day my mouse moves (and sometimes right clicks), system volume mutes itself and turns itself down and lastly the DVD drive randomly opens them immediately closes a couple times a day.

First thought was "Someone is playing a prank on me" because it's my work computer and has various shadowing/remote control tools on it like UltraVNC and Teamviewer however stopping these services did nothing. Then I thought it might be a virus or hacking tool, system runs Sophos anti-virus and the computer is behind a pretty powerful corporate firewall, nonetheless I ran MalwareBytes, HijackThis and Spybot Search & Destroy and they found nothing. I've also tried replacing the mouse and keyboard just in case but still nothing.

Is anyone able to help shed some light on these issues? Not particularly keen to reformat my work machine and put myself out of action for a few hours.


A:Mousing Moving, Volume Muting and DVD Drive Opening By Themselves

Any updates on this?

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A while back I cloned the default 1TB SATA drive on an MSATA SSD plugged into the MSATA slot of the device.At the time I had been unable to design the MSATA as the boot drive while the original (also bootable drive) was in the system as it did not appear in the BIOS boot list. I did not need the 1TB, I just removed it and have been using the system fine with just the MSATA SSD. Today I tried to make a Windows System Image backup, and I ran a Volume shadow copy error (below)Volume shadow copy service operation failed.... (0x807800A1)The writer experienced a transient error ...(0x800423F3) I check all the main remedy online making sure all the VOlume shadow copy servies are running, but without sucess. I have the feeling that the fact I am on the MSATA SSD which was not visible in the BIOS boot list may be related to the backup crashing. Is anyone running the R7-572 on the MSATA port able to do a system image backup? Thanks for your input

Go to Solution.

A:Volume shadow copy error after moving to MSATA SSD...

It took me a while, but I finally figured out what was preventing the creation of the system image. Looking in the event viewer, there were a lot of errors, the first one a CAPI2 error with event 513, then there was a VSS error with the event ID 8228 mentioning invalid character in an XML file.Error said:Fail to parse XML file.Reason An invalid character was found in text content.Line 0x000003c0Position 0x000009c8, The file below is corrupt.Errorcode 0xc00ce508Problem text <WRITER_COMPONENTS xmlns="x-schema:#VssComponentMetadata" instanceId="f96e4a86-3bfc-4ab7-a4d6-5cf3a3e429a5" writerId="be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4" backupSchema="0"><COMPONENT logicalPath="ASR" componentName="ASR" componentType="filegroup"><BACKUP_METADATA Searching through dozens of threads and trying a number of fixes without luck, I finally found one that mentioned their issue came from bad characters in some of the partition names after cloning with EaseUs Todo Backups. As this is the tool I used to clone my drive onto an SSD, I decide to check it out. The thread mentioned using GPT fdisk utility found on sourceforge, so I downloaded the tool.You simply run the executable in Administrator mode. Finding how to use it was a bit hard, but basically the commands below did the job 0:        -activated the disk 0 which is my disk.i           -allows you to see the information on... Read more

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Hi, I have recently bought a cheap USB headset (OVLENG Q2) and even though the sound works fine the microphone dosent seem to work.

When I go to Audio Manager > Audio Devices > Recording the bars at the side of the microphone are always green.

Image of the problem :

A:USB microphone bar always green in 'Audio Devices'

Go to Accessories (Start Menu) and open Recorder.

Try a test recording.

Are you getting sound through speakers?

Didn't inadvertently click mute?

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When I touch the compacitive on-screen buttons they work for toggling the monitor input back and forth from HDMI to PC and for brightness controls, but the audio doesn't budge.  It's controllable in the software but it is annoying.  Hitting volume up/down doesn't budge it.  It's not the end of the world....kind of a bitter reminder to not buy all-in-one systems from companies like HP, Dell, Lenovo...etc.
I uninstalled the OSD driver, downloaded it from Dell, installed it again with no change.  What's strange is regardless of whether or not Windows 7 or Linux the issue is there with no change.
I feel like this issue is stuck in whatever preconfigured all-in-one hardware or bios as it seems to be OS agnostic.
Does anyone have any suggestions?  

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

A:volume control

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

Thank Tou -

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

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Ok, you computer wiz. I tried all day to get this stupid gray volume button off of my Vista laptop. Has anyone had any experience with that and can you help an old man? Thanks in advance.

A:volume control

Right-click the Taskbar/Click "Properties"/Click "Notification Area" tab/Untick "Volume" checkbox.

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

A:Volume control

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

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

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



A:Volume Control Gone!

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


A:No Volume Control

Windows 8 - Volume control settings - YouTube

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

A:Volume control

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

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

A:Volume control

Hi and welcome

A few things you can try.

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

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

Or 3. Alternatively this file could be damaged Sndvol32.exe. Check this page for more info:

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

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

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

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