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

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

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

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

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

So here is my Question:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When I power up my computer, I get the following message:
Creative Volume Control
Unable to load the user interface.
Please reinstall the application.

Where do I find the application to reinstall?

A:Creative Volume Control

Find the disc that came with your Creative sound card.

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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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I recently bought this combination (Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5500+Creative Audigy LS). I hear the front speakers and the subwoofer but back speakers are not detected even by the diagnostic. I tried everything from installing the latest driver to uninstalling the old sound card. The stereo sound is fine but I can never get the 5.1 surround sound even with DVDs. Could someone please suggest a solution??

A:Can't hear back speakers (Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5500+Creative Audigy LS)

Some Suggestions

Check your Audigy HQ settings to see if the speaker modes are in 2 Speaker or 5.1 surround. Or you can go to Control Panel -> Sounds (multimedia settings) -> Speaker Settings and try setting it to 5.1 surround. I have Sound Blaster Audigy and I didn't know how to activate the 5.1 at first and what I had to do was go to the Audigy HQ in the Creative Folder in the Start -> Programs menu and had to set it to 5.1 in the speaker settings. If all else fails, double check your connections at the back and see if you reversed any of it and what not. Hope this helps!

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

A:Volume Control Won't Work

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

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

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

A:Volume Control not work

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

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

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

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


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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

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

My keyboard is a wireless Logitech K360

A:New keyboard volume control buttons don`t work

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

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

Any help appreciated.


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

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

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

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

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

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

@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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

Thanks for your help!

A:volume control doens't work! shaded gray

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

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

Also the mixer device appears as SiS 7012 Wave.

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

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


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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.


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Thanks For The Info arjunaj

Welcome To TSG ...

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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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but it said it Requires a sound card with rear speaker outputs ..i dunno i f i have that..i just upgraded my computer to a p4 2.8 mhz and i notice that my sound card is like integrated into the motherboard ..i think the sound card is "realtek ac 97 audiO" ...will that sound card able to support the speakers???

A:i want to buy a Creative SoundWorks FPS2000 Digital speakers but...

you can configure the integrated sound for rear speacker using the input as an output( the software that comes with your MOBO will do that for you) however you need a digital output for digital speaker systems, which your board dose not have. you can purchase a Sounblaster Live that will have every thing you need for digital speakers.

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Hi, I'm posting here because I have having recent problems with my year-old Creative Inspire 5.1. Digital 5500 sound system.

My system:
Dell Laptop Inspiron 4100
256 RAM
20 GB
Crystal WDM (Cirrus Logic) Sound Board

I haven't made any modifications or upgrades with my laptop hardware, everything is "out of the box," nor do I have any problems with the machine.

The problem:
When I power up the Creative Digital box, I am able to listen to music for about 5 minutes before it emits a loud "blowing out" noise (like a fuse blowing up). I am able to switch it on again, but this time, the period I can listen to music decreases. By the 4-5 time, it "blows" immediately when I power it up. If I wait 2-3 hours, I am able to listen to repeat this whole process again (listening to it for 5 minutes at first etc etc.)

The massive AC adaptor does not get hot at all during this whole process. I've tried numerous electricity outlets, with the same effect. These outlets are not overloaded, nor to the appliances/other computer parts/lights etc. experience the same problem,

I'd like to know whether I can save myself the hassle of sending it back (Creative has a 2 year manufacturer warrantee on its products).

Much thanks in advance.

A:Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5500 Problem

Ask Creative techsupport on their site. They will tell you if you need to return the subwoofer/amp or the digital box. Its deffinately a fault in the speakers.

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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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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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When gaming with my buddies, they are always complaining that my mic is way to low.

I have: Creative HS-720 Headset. (Plug and Play/USB)

I have set up so that voice chat comes through my ears and everything else goes through the speakers.
I use a program called Trillian with a Skype add-on.

What I tried:
Turning the mic volume up to the max in Trillian
Turning the mic volume up to the max in the properties of the device. (Sound-Recording-Microphone)
Turning Automatic Gain Control off and putting everything up.
Turning AGC on.
Turned Listening off.
Switched to dvd quality.
Switched to cd quality.
Allow applications to take control (skype in this case)
Googled for drivers but no luck at all.
Tried pushing it closer to my face... then my friends complain of breathing noises. (which is quiet)

Additional Information:
I am running Windows 8, 64bit Pro
I have: BT Infinity 2 Internet (78Mbps Down/20Mbps Up)
The headset is plugged into a standard USB 2.0 slot.
I have had this problem since I had the mic but never got around to trying to fix it until now.

How can I amplify my mic's volume for better use?

A:Creative HS-720 headset (mic volume problem)


Does anyone have any suggestions?

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

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

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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hello all,

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

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Hello, Ten Forums!

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

So, is it possible?



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

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

A:Help with volume control-very quiet, main control unnefective

Do you have any other soundcard-like devices like a USB headset?
Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard installed? Please check the motherboard maker's website.
Did you get some special program with the motherboard drivers that would give you more control over sound than the Windows standard volume utility?

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

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

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

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

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

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Hey all.
Ok, I want to give some good news and tell you that I have finally (with a friends help) managed to install Windows 7 64 bit on my computer. Best bit is that it is nearing 6 years old so I am pleasantly surprised that it’s running as well and as smoothly as it is. I am very pleased and (keeping fingers crossed of course) as yet, I have had no issues with it.

System has been blessed with a new lease of life. Faster, more responsive and my god Windows 7 looks sexy!

Now, if there is a tiny niggle of an issue, then it is why I am posting today. I have the Creative Xtreme Audio soundcard on my system and Windows 7 has updated it to all the latest drivers. Sound seems ok and thus far it is not reporting any problems. I have the Creative Media Organiser and all the other mod cons etc etc. However, where has my Volume Panel interface gone?

In Win XP, I had it permanently attached to my task bar. Basically, a little volume icon if you like in bottom right corner with everything else. You right click the icon and then you get the entertainment console where you can change settings etc. Looked nice, even in XP. I must admit I'm a tad disappointed it's not here in Windows 7 and also confused as to why everything else is here except that facility.

Do I have to download it separately? I don't fancy putting my original CD in that came with PC from day one as I'd have to manually look for that particular component and extract it. Infact, I don't even know if that is an... Read more

A:Creative Xf-i Xtreme Audio Volume Panel Missing?

The problem is you let Windows install the driver for it, and that is pretty much all you got as it doesn't install things like the volume panel. For that and the drivers you need to either visit the Creative download page for the card or use something like this,

SB P17X Series Support Pack 2.7 (04/01/2010) - Aud... - Creative Labs

that has the drivers and all the apps included (and can pick and choose which of the apps you want, no need to install all of them).

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So got the computer out of storage and decided to use it again. One thing I found that wasn't working was the Microphone. I'm not the best with sound/recording settings but I posted some screenshots of my settings. I use a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Sound Card with the Microphone jack in the back. (standard)

Everything seems okay except the Creative Volume Control Console. When I select Microphone as my Recording Device, the Creative Volume Control Console does not recognize a recording device/microphone is even functional.

Dell Dimensions 4600
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 w/Creative Console

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Ya i installed the Creative labs soundblaster Live! 24-Bit sound card on my computer and I went to go check it out by playing some music and I turn the volume all the way up and volume is low I can barely hear it. I already turn up every freaking audio properties on my computer and it is still as it is. Can anybody help me please?

A:Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! 24-Bit Volume low need help fast.

CHeck three things.
1 Volume on computer, which you did i think. the speaker by the clock on the bottom right of the screen. Put volume and wave volume up.
2 Volume on sound card. Start-->programs--->creative----> and go to speaker settings--turn volume up there again wave and volume.
3 your music player volume--windows media, real player, i-tunes, or music match..etc

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my creative x-fi software, in the sense that when I bought my computer there was an icon in the system tray that would allow me, amongst other things, to change the mode of my sound i.e. Multimedia, Gaming and Creation. I updated my drivers and software for this and now the icon has gone and it is replaced by the rather dull windows standard one. That only allows me to turn the volume up.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, but previously I had Vistam and the icon wasn't showing in there after I updated the software. Does anyone have a solution to this? I have looked on the Creative site and cannot find anything to resolve this.

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing creative volume icon in system tray

if you have an installation disc for your creative sound card, reinstall it & stay away from web updates unless they're offered by your computer manuf. creative cards can be finicky!

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

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Long headset name aside, I have a problem, probably software related, with this headset. Randomly, the audio for a certain game, Terraria, stopped working, which I fixed with a restart. After that, the spinning dial thing that changes the volume on the back of it stopped changing it. I was going to reinstall the drivers to see if that helped, but, happy joy, their support website (which they dumbly do driver downloads on) is down! You can see the result that it's not just me here. Can anyone help me with this? The thing is now stuck on Windows drivers, and because of that, the control panel won't open as it can't find the drivers for the headset.
More information on request.

A:Creative SoundBlaster Tactic3d Rage Wireless problem with volume

The site is up for me this morning.

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

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

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

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

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

Still need help

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi John

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

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Hi guys,

Specs in the sig.

Now, i recently bought a Creative T7700 7.1 Speaker System, only rpoblem is, it wont work. Its all plugged in, but no sound comes out. When it try to play music through WMP or whatever, a little notices pops up saying:

'Wondowns Media Player could not play the device because there are no speakers attached. They may not be installed or working properly."

I know theyre working ok, they work fine if i hook them up too my Discman.
They mustnt be installed. No disk came with the package, and i cant find any drivers on Creatives Website.

Does anyone know what may be wrong - or if i need some drivers from somewhere else? Many thanks,

A:Creative 7.1 Wont Work

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My sister gave me her webcam today (she didn't have the software disc anymore though) and I can't seem to get it to work.

I'm running XP x64 SP2, which I'm assuming is the key factor in this, as I've had software issues before with programs. Luckily though, I've had luck finding x64 alternatives for those other programs. This one.... not so much, obviously.

This is the "Creative WebCam Notebook": Here

I've tried installing that software, which is old to begin with, and it doesn't recognize the camera as being supported. I found an x64 compatible download at this site, but it still doesn't recognize the webcam. This driver too.

I'm hoping someone else's searching skills can get me out of this jam, because I'm not having the best of luck. Also, the webcam does pop up in the Found New Hardware screen when Windows starts, so i know that it is being read. I've also tried different USB ports, as well as uninstalling the Creative software and reinstalling it.

A:I can't seem to get my Creative Webcam to work

hi did you note the automatic software update on the site in link 1
also this is the troubleshooting page
you may also be able to look in device manager and find your camera and update the driver from their although this is just a thought

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I'm running Windows 8.1 64bits.
I have noticed since a couple of days ago that my Control+Tab shortcut does not work anymore. Not on text editors, not on web browsers, not on property pages, nowhere.
Control+Shift+Tab (reverse tab navigation) still works.
I have checked the results on an application called "Ethervane ActiveHotkeys". In there, it states that Control+Shift+Tab is not an active hotkey but that Control+Tab IS. I assume that some application decided to globally pick up Control+Tab for itself.
I have tried restarting (and testing as quickly as possible before all programs load), I have tried closing down all applications that the task manager will let me and still the shortcut does not work.
I tried going to msconfig and disabling all programs and non-Microsoft services with no luck, but if I start Windows 8 in Safe Mode then Control+Tab works again.
I tried running Hotkey Commander; it shows Control+Tab as being bound by some application, but does not show which application it is. If I delete/disable the hotkey binding from inside Hotkey Commander then it works again until I restart.
I'm stumped as to how to troubleshoot this further and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Control+Tab does not work anywhere anymore (Control+Shift+Tab still works)

I'm having the same problem as of today, and basically mirrored your findings.  The only thing I can think of that changed in the last 24 hours was the nVidia drivers and Geforce experience..

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I have a Satellite Pro S200,

I am unhappy with my digital volume.
Dial displaying every time I bump the volume control.
Is there a way to turn this annoying function off?

cheers simon

A:Satellite Pro S200 - How to disable the digital volume dial on screen


The volume indicator belongs to the Toshiba Controls Utility.
The exe file is called Volumeindicator.exe

On my notebook this tool is running in the OS background and I can disable it in msconfig ->Startup tab

Check this.
Run msconfig, choose Startup tab and uncheck the Volumeindicator.
Then you will have to boot again.

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Before i buy this i need to kno if this would give me a problem on win7 32 bit

Help Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

A:Does the Creative lab Xmod work on win7 32 bit

I don't see why it wouldn't. Start from the product page (the bold bit is mine),

Works with PC, Mac and notebooks
Since the Xmod is truly plug and play, it just plugs in a works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X systems. If you don't want to use it with your PC, it even works standalone with an optional USB power adapter so you can get great Xtreme Fidelity sound from your MP3 player, TV or even your home theater.

Seeing as it is supposed to work even when not connected to a computer I don't see why it wouldn't work with Windows 7.

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I've gone to their website and I still have the original installation cd. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers and all I get are some really weird sounds every now and then and I have no idea what causes that. Can anyone give me some direction here?

It's the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live 5.1.


A:Can't get creative sound card to work

Weird sounds when?

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It is a Win 7 system. The Creative headphone/mic combo worked fine on Vista.

I plug ii into Win7, the headphones work fine. The Mic doesn't work for system speech recognition. Keeps saying it doesn't hear anything. Wierd thing is that SKYPE works fine on the exact setup with the headphone/mic!

The headphone and mic both show up in the Sound control panel and ARE selected.

What am I missing?

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Hello everyone .I have been for a year a connecting problem with my Creative T30 speakers.
The speakers will be found but can not make the connection.
The speakers work fine with the bluetooth from mij old Dell inspiron 6400 computer.  Also with my Smartphone en tablets.
strange enoug i get it not working on my Lenovo Ideapad Z710.  I have removed al the bluetooth programs and drivers.  and install it on new.  This is pitty enoug not the solution. 
How can slove this problem.??
 Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Z710 - Creative T30 speakers will no longer work.

Hmm I expected more from my problem call

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Hey everyone, the pc of my girlfriend doesn't play sound, she changed the sound card from Realtek to Creative sb audigy se and everything seems okey, when you go to windows sound properties. on playback devices when you play something it shows those bars moving and on "teamviewer" pc sounds i can hear her pc, but unfortunately she doesnt hear sounds...and we simply...dont know what to do.
Her OS is Win7
I will add any useful and necessary info. just for now don't know what could help...

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i have a creative labs cd-rw 4224 that all of a sudden just stopped working. i havent changed any of the hardware or software settings. it worked fine for a little over a year but now it goes right through the burn process but when i try to play the new cd it doesnt work at all.

any assistance anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

A:creative labs cd-rw 4224 wont work

Welcome to TSG!
First I would try cleaning the read/write heads sometimes they will accumulate dust and dirt and not record properly.
Second if cleaning did not solve your problem then one of your drivers may be corrupt. Try downloading and reinstalling the drivers after you remove the drivers through the device manager. If all the above fails then your unit may of failed.

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The sound card I am using is a SupremeFX-X-Fi that came with the Asus MB. I am running a dual boot system with Xp Pro SP3 and Win7.

As per Ulrich's on the Asus forum I d/l'd the 64 bit sound driver set for the Rampage Extreme MB. I unzipped them and used the "AsusSetup" icon to install. After the installer ran it wanted a reboot so I did that. Then I got another message asking if I want to run (x86)analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe to which I agreed. Nothing happened and there was no reboot required.

Then using the MB CD I installed all the Creative Stuff. NOW I have the "SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio Volume Panel" in my tooltray as I do in XP but it doesn't do anything.

When I choose MIXER I get " No Supported audio device App will close"
When I choose Karaoke Player "Audio device for this app not detected."
When I choose Console Launcher " No supported audio device available close app."
When I choose Audio Console " Device supported by this app not detected close app."

So in effect, I am no further along than I was with the default Win7 driver settings.
I don't know why I had to register the SoundMax card or software if it won't function!

I even tried a re-install of the drivers themselves after I had all the Creative stuff installed and that did no good. I am back to square one with it all <sigh>

What to do now? The SoundMax HD soundcard shows up in Device Manager so it clearly kn... Read more

A:Creative SoundMax IE: None of the items like MIXER will work.

I just built a system using a Gigabyte motherboard (see the "My System Specs" for details). It has RealTek integrated audio on the motherboard. Gigabyte also supplied the Creative Soundblaster Xfi MB software enhancement to the RealTek. If I want to change anything such as EQ or speaker options I do it in the Soundblaster panel, not the RealTek panel.

Do you actually have a separate PCIe sound card or do you just have the on-board (on the motherboard) audio? which from your post is the Soundmax.

Please fill in the "My System Specs" as I, or someone else who tries to help you are just guessing without that info (most important is the motherboard as we can cross reference what is there from the motherobard vendor's site).

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Hi guys,

I'm thinking of grabbing a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium Sound Card for Christmas as I am fed up of the distortion of bass from my onboard sound but there is a question which I am curious as to what the answer is...

Would the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium work better when slotted into a PCI-e x16 slot rather than the PCI-e x1 slot?

Cheers for your answers

A:Will a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium work better in a PCI-e x16 slot?

No,it will just use the same contacts as the pci express 1 slot uses.
Although you could use it that way if you need the's not
going to make any performance difference.

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hi i have a problem i have a webcam creative livevista , they dont have drivers for win7
so i did everything in the compatibility mode in the 3 option nd the drivers were install but the only thing it the webcam dosent work
what can i do
the model vf0260

A:webcam creative livevista doesn't work

Welcome to the Seven Forum.

You don't specify the model number of the webcam but it could be a compatibility problem. See if your webcam is on this list from Windows 7 Compatibility Center. (Check both pages.)

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Hi, ive had a creative headset now for a abit of a time but now wanted to use it, my brother uses it on his XP PC and it works fine,but when i try to use it on Vista it doesnt work...

I went into Control panel ---> hardware Sound ---> Manage audio devices ---> Recording
and my mic is ticked and says SB Audigy is working, but it isnt..

I tryed to setup the mic in windows but it doesnt pick up anything or on msn.
I have the lastest drivers it says. Any Help?


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Hey everyone, the pc of my girlfriend doesn't play sound, she changed the sound card from Realtek to Creative sb audigy se and everything seems okey, when you go to windows sound properties. on playback devices when you play something it shows those bars moving and on "teamviewer" pc sounds i can hear her pc, but unfortunately she doesnt hear sounds...and we simply...dont know what to do.
Her OS is Win7
I will add any useful and necessary info. just for now don't know what could help...

A:Sound doesnt work Creative SB Audigy SE

Speakers are connected correctly, and powered up, volume isn't muted. Go into the Control Panel > Sound, check the settings, and test the speakers from there.

Check in Device Manager under Sound, video, game controller, make sure there isn't a issue with the drivers. click on the Start Orb > in the Search box type devmgmt.msc

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When I play net for a while I loose sound. I check and volume control has disappeared or will not open. I reload volume control and once again get sound only to loose it again in the same way. I must continually deep reloading volume control. This is a recent development, I used to play net radio without incident.

A:volume control

How is your internet connection speed? How much ram?

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

A:Help me on volume control

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

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

A:no volume control

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

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

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

Windows XP

A:Volume Control On Pc

Did you install the drivers for the card?

What card did you install?

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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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Hello Everyone!!

I own an inspiron Laptop from Dell and i recently had a problme with it where it wouldnt turn on!!, so i asked the guys in my IT department at work to have a look at it, in the end tehy had to use a cd to turn it back to factory settings, so all of my pics / music etc was all lost

I have since then been using it fine, but the other day i tried to play music on it and the vulume control is completely gone!!

it just keeps telling me that i dont ahve this programme??!!??

does anyone have any advice for me as to how t fix this problem??

thank you

any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Volume Control

Probably need new sound drivers. What is the model number of the Inspiron? We can give you a link to download it

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I have 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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ok. I have windows XP. (sadly enough). and...I decided to run disk clean up. And well apparently it was decided the following are no longer worthy of being on my computer:

*Games (the bundle of games like solitaire)
*IE link in status bar and desktop
*WMP link in Start Menu
and most importantly...
*Volume Control in system bar

...and when i go to control panel -> sounds and audio devices...

the checkbox IS clicked for display in system bar. so i uncheck it, then check it, tells's not installed.


freaking DISK CLEANUP uninstalled my volume control. wth.

well i've managed to get the IE links back...i've decided i really don't use the WMP link, but the volume control and games I have not. could someone help me? any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Volume Control

You could try doing a system restore to a point just prior to doing the
disk clean up. **See link below


Do a sfc /scannow *see the below link

Those would be your best options.


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I just re-formatted my computer, and I do not have any type of volume control, resulting in my having no sounds. I would prefer to have the Windows version of Volume Control before any other add on. Please help me out, this has happened before, but I waited a couple of days and got the volume control from one of the service packs, it has been over a week since I've re-formatted and no service pack updates have come... thank you


A:No Volume Control :(

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Hi there,

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

A:volume out of control

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

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

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

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

A:Volume Control

Hi. . .

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

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

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

Regards. . .



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

A:Volume Control

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

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

A:volume control

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

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

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

A:No Volume Control

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

A:Volume Control

cozski said:

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

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

A:No Volume Control


What version of Windows are you running.

In Control Panel go to

Add Remove Programs

Windows Components

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

OK out again.



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

A:Volume Control

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

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My volume control icon disappears from the system tray every couple of days. If I go to 'Sounds and Audio Devices' in the Control Panel the "Place volume control icon in the taskbar" will still be checked even though the icon is missing. The only way to get it back is to uncheck the box - hit apply - then recheck it and hit apply again. In my Taskbar Properties I have not selected "Hide inactive icons" nor "Group similar taskbar buttons" nor "Hide the Taskbar". This isn't a major thing until you open an email and have music blasting at you and you can't mute it or turn it down quickly. Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:Volume Control

check the start, control panel, taskbar and start menu and see if hide inactive icons is checked . If so , uncheck it.

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

That i Have Now:

DirecTV HD/DVR Box connected by HDMI to my TV

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

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

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

A:Volume Control

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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 was cleaning up some unused programs and windows options and somehow deleted the volume icon on the task bar. I can still adjust the volume using the control panel but when I click add icon to the taskbar it won't add it. How can I get it back? Windows XP.

A:volume control

First make sure its not in the system tray, and not just hidden since windows auto-hides icons after a while. I know its stupid, but got to ask cause i've been asked similar before and all it was, was windows auto-hiding it

If its not that, goto the task manager and under "processes" look for sndvol32.exe. (or just Sndvol.exe)

If its not there goto Start > Run then type "msconfig" and hit enter. Under the start up tab, check if sndvol32.exe (Sndvol.exe) is in there and that it is ticked.

If it is not, then go back to task manager, goto applications tab, and hit "New Task..."

then type in "c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe"
or "c:\windows\system32\sndvol.exe"

If it then appears, then the easiest step now is to create a shortcut to the file location you entered in and put this shortcut in
"c:\windows\start menu\programs\start up\"
and this should start it everytime you start windows.

If however you enter in either file location and it can't find them, then they are missing or damaged and is what is causing the missing volume icon. To repair this you'll need to extract the file from your windows CD to your windows\system32\ folder.

Hopefully this helps you. This is presuming your using windows volume control. Some use different ones, mine uses realteks instead so the above wouldn't work the same in my case.

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

thank you

A:volume control

Hello Skaramanga,

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

Guess I could help. Cheers

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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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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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Hi I'm new here!

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

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

A:My volume control is gone!

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

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

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

A:Can't control volume?

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

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

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Hey guys...

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

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


A:Volume Control?

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

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

A:Volume control gone.

Hello Vinlibassi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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

A:volume control

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

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I 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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Hello, i'm currently using internet explore 8. i was wondering if there was a keyboard hot key to lower and raise the volume on youtubes player... Feedback would be great thanks...

A:is there a hot key to control the volume...

A single keystroke could not work as how would it know if you wanted the volumn up or down? At the bottom left of the You Tube Preview window is the volumn slider. Just rest your curser on the speaker icon then it's no great effort needed to slide that back and forth!

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

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

What is the "cure" for this strange behavior?

A:Volume control

Have you tried reinstalling QuickSet?

That seems to manage configuration for your medias buttons

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

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

A:volume control

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

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

A:volume control


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

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

A:no volume control

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

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