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

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

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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I am running windows Vista on an Acer Aspire 9300 Laptop.
Since about 2 days I cant adjust my sound volume, because it freezes up when i do.
I can only press CTRL+ALT+DEL and press Start Task Manager, then it returns to Windows, starts up task manager but i cant click on anything, also the Windows button does work, exept i cant click anything in it.

I searched all over google, mircosoft and several other Support sites but no answer found.
tho i did find a similiar problem to mine:

I am running windows Vista, Not XP

I hope you can help me,



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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?



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So I installed some new Windows updates today (whatever was available via Windows Update). I restarted my computer to enable the updates. When it came back on, my task bar was white for some reason. I solved that problem using the first solution I found here: [SOLVED] Taskbar is white

Well I didn't change my volume before doing that, so I don't know if it worked before I followed that solution. I do know that after following that solution, my volume meter no longer shows up when I change the volume via the keys for it on my keyboard. This is pretty annoying because it was convenient to always see my audio level when I adjusted the volume.

I am on a HP Pavilion dv7-6c95dx with beats audio, running Windows 7 64-bit. When I changed my volume, the beats audio logo with a volume meter under it would pop up, but it no longer shows up. I haven't noticed any change in the quality of my sound, and I can still actually adjust the volume level. The problem is the volume meter no longer displays to show me the volume level.

If anyone has any clue as to why this happened, that would be great!

A:Volume meter no longer displays when I adjust volume level

Try rolling back any keyboard driver updates, or go to the keyboard manufacturers website and download most up to date driver(s) from there.

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I had to reformat my hard drive because of a bunch of problems. When I re-loaded I went to a fully loaded WIN98 2nd edition, not the OEM Win95 Restore disk that came with my HP8260. (I did use the WIN95 Restore disk to load my sound card drivers.) All works great EXCEPT the Volume Knob on my console has no impact on volume.

Any ideas on how I can get the knob on the console to change volume?


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Hi, I'm Karma... I'm having this problem...when I control the volume from the volume knob near the earphone plug, sometimes it does not work and my windows explorer stops working (where the start menu, startup tray are). So it tells me to restart the explorer, but i get the same problem any time I touch the volume knob. When I try using the "sound" option and go the tab option "level", i get the same problem and have to restart the explorer.

Its starting to get really annoying now..Sometimes it just comes back and works as if nothing happened, but most of the time I have to restart my laptop. I have a toshiba satellite, windows vista...I have no clue what's the source of this problem...toshibas in general give out a lot of heat i think and I have an AMD processor too, but could that be the problem? I hope not because it get quite hot after only an hour i use it....

Anyways, I'm not really an expert on this (i suppose you already guessed by how i described the problem...and i hope you don't ask me the series of my laptop/windows/processor/, so I would love your take on my problem....Thanks in advance. :)


A:Audio-Volume knob

Definitely I would start with updating the drivers from Toshiba website. Another way may be is just to repair of Vista or restore to a previous restore point. Worse case scenario is reinstall Vista.

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I'm back!

I had to reformat my hard drive as a result of virus problems. I went right to WIN98 2nd Edition, not the OEM win95 CD I got from HP. As a result I lost the use of the voulme control on the keyboard.

I did download mmkb87 from an HP site and all was peachy keeno with my keyboard or so I thought. When I want to send an E-mail, my keyboard is DEAD! I have to go to START,SETTINGS,CONTROL PANEL, KEYBOARD, and select the KEYBOARD MANAGER tab, then disable the multimedia box. Then of course I lose the use of the volume control knob.




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Hi everybody,
I lost my volume control knob for my Monsoon computer speakers. I was wondering if it's still possible to get the speakers to work properly. I am getting no sound when I hook them up to the headphone jack. The control knob does not have a on off button, only volume control. I appreciate any help anyone might give me. Thanx.

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I've seen plenty of these threads but none of them are eMachines computers. I have an eMachines E525-2200 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1.

The volume hotkey is Fn + arrrow up / arrow down. I press these and I see in the corner that the volume changes, but not the HUD like I'm talking about. I've already updated the driver to the latest version. All suggestions are helpful!

A:Volume HUD Not Appearing When I Adjust Volume

Hi there ... In order to get your Function Keys working you need Launch Manager software installed .. I think the Version you need is 3.0 .00 The problem of course is getting it working with Windows 7 as it was only meant for xp

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My volume control knob has broken off and fallen back in to my laptop. My computer works fine but I have no sound. Is there any way to bypass the knob to regain sound? (I have tried the on screen volume control but got no results)

A:Toshiba Volume Control Knob Problem

Probably have to disable the onboard sound
and install something like a usb sound card
and some usb powered external speakers.
That,or get it repaired.

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I got a new sound card today. Installed it, installed the drivers from the CD, plugged in the headphones and it works. But the sound levels are way to low. I raised the volume in all the places I could find, but it's still a bit low.

Here's the card: Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX Sound Card - Quality 5.1 surround audio

Here are my headphones: Philips - Stereo Headphones Deep bass - SHP2000/97 - Indoor - Headphones - Accessories

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

A:Low volume with new sound card(Creative Sound Blast 5.1 VX)

1. Since you are using a separate sound card and not the on the motherboard audio, disable that in the BIOS. If its enabled it can conflict and cause problems.

Are you plugging into the Speaker jack on the card or do you have it connected to the front panel in the case. If you are connecting to the front panel headphone jack, plug the headphone into the Speaker jack on the card and see if there is any difference.

Try the headphones in a different computer to check the volume level. If its low on another computer then the headphones are the problem.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4344 laptop running Windows XP. Unfortunately, the volume scroll wheel broke off and actually got pushed into the laptop. For some reason this scroll wheel controls the master volume, and presides over all other controls, and now that it has broken off I can't get any sound.

I've tried to do some research and found that if it was running Unbuntu, then I could disable some sort of keyboard shortcut. Here's the thread . But I have yet to find some solution regarding Windows XP.

I honestly could care less to have a functional scroll wheel, thats why I haven't sent it in. Plus $300 to fix a simple scroll wheel seems way too much.

I was hoping that someone could offer a few suggestions as to how I could disable or bypass the volume wheel and ultimately get my sound back. I'm sure anyone with a Toshiba satellite and a similar problem could benefit from this thread whether or not the problem gets fixed.

Thank all you for your time, and hopefully there IS a solution!

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I am pretty stumped with this one.

I upgraded my office to windows 7 32bit pro. 10 computers all the same, but one of them has audio issues.

When I play the sample music the volume bar shows the equalizer bouncing like it is sending out audio, but any speakers I plug into it produce no sound.

I have tried: different speakers, different jacks, 4 on the back 1 on the front, updating the audio driver, windows updates, rebooting, and yelling and now I am out of ideas.

When I use a usb based headphone I can get sound.

it lists the default sound device as a S/pdif high definition audio device...
Any suggestions on how to fix this?


A:The volume bar shows sound but no sound through speakers.

re: S/pdif high definition audio device

That's the digital output, you won't get any sound with that. Does it show "Speakers" listed in the same Window?

Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon in the taskbar, select playback devices, if you have Speakers listed, single left click on them and select "Set Default".

If you don't have speakers listed, make sure you have a pair of speakers plugged into the light green audio jack in the back then open the playback devices window as above... right click in the middle of the window and enable both "show disconnected/disabled devices".

Any speakers showing up yet?


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I am having a simple yet frustrating and annoying problem. I am using a Packard Bell iPower laptop, and Audiohub USB speakers (cause laptop speakers are pathetic) with a Windows 7 OS. The problem i am facing is that i am unable to control the master volume of my computer using the knobs on my usb speakers.

Apparently, whenever i control the knobs i control the volume of the application, rather than the master volume. Does anyone know what i can do to solve this problem?Or perhaps a software which sets the volume to control to always be master rather than the application volume? I have tried installing the latest drivers for my audio drivers (Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221).

So far this problem occurs on certain games and on media players. Thank you very much for reading.

Solution/Software suggestion is much appreciated.

My apologies, if i have posted on the wrong section, kindly move if able

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I am having a simple yet frustrating and annoying problem. I am using a Packard Bell iPower laptop, and Audiohub USB speakers (cause laptop speakers are pathetic) with a Windows 7 OS. The problem i am facing is that i am unable to control the master volume of my computer using the knobs on my usb speakers.

Apparently, whenever i control the knobs i control the volume of the application, rather than the master volume. Does anyone know what i can do to solve this problem? I have tried installing the latest drivers for my audio drivers (Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221).

So far this problem occurs on certain games and on media players. Thank you very much for reading.

Solution is much appreciated.

My apologies, if i have posted on the wrong section, kindly move if able

A:Speaker Knob Controlling Full Screen Application volume and not Master

Closing duplicate thread.

Continue here:

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Is there any way to disable the physical volume button in the soundbar? So that the volume control will only be done through the OS?

A:Disable physical volume button in Dell Soundbar AC511


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I have never had this problem before. When the volume is all the way down (off) there is still audio coming from my speakers (or headphones). The volume works fine going up and down, I just can't turn it any quieter or off without using mute.

This has just recently become a problem, and I have checked all the sliders and audio options etc and still can't find out what is causing it. I know it is not the hardware.

A:Volume all the way down, still sound!

Ok I solved it. I don't know how, but some wrong drivers got installed for my onboard audio. Reinstalled the correct drivers and its working now.

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I have a new Acer Aspire Netbook with Windows 7 starter great for travelling. I like to keep up with radio news but find the sound level a bit too low and cannot see how to increase the volume. When I click on the sound icon on the taskbar it is set at max. I also looked at control panel sounds and whatever I click on looks to be at max. Is ther anything I can do.

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Since going from Win8 to Win10 tech preview I have had to increase my volume a lot more than before to hear anything. Has anyone else had sound volume issues with Win10? thanks

A:Low sound volume

I did at one point have the same issue but it cleared up when I re-booted my PC. In addition I did download the drivers for the audio for my motherboard so if I have to I can re-install them.

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I have one Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Ok, I read that it's a driver problem.
But, I already tried both drivers available to my card, the one official from Sound Blaster (SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011.exe) and the one from Daniel_K (Audigy_SupportPack_2_0.exe) and same low volume problem.

Still the sound is very low. Yes, everything is on maximum and the 'Communications' tab is on 'Do nothing'

Please, someone, help me

I'm using Windows 7 RTM.

A:Low sound volume

Give this one a try,

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 2.5 (08/09/2009) - Creative Labs

He just posted it today,

Fixes and improvements:

- Workarounds a bug that unexpectedly resets the speaker configuration.
- Prevents an issue during installation on Windows 7/Vista that may result in low volume when certain enhancements are enabled.
- Really improves CMSS Headphone experience.
- Dolby Digital Live works on Windows 7.
- Updates all InstallShield setup scripts to support Windows 7.
- Fixes installation INI to properly install applications depending on the detected OS.
- Removes COM workaround for Equalizer, fixed by Creative.
- Adds workaround to a memory corruption issue preventing Equalizer from starting on Windows 7/Vista.
- Updates shared modules, responsiveness on certain applications is improved.
- Enables CMSS2 and Stereo Surround.
- Fixes 32-bit ASIO not working on Windows 7 x64.
- Fixes Encoder not available on Windows 7 x64 (related to fix above).
- Modifies default format on Windows 7 / Vista to 24-bit, 48kHz.
- Properly adds support for 64-bit OpenAL and 64-bit ASIO.
- Sets default speaker setting to 5.1 to properly reset configs to their defaults during install (fixes Bass and Treble leves not set to

The bolded bit sure sounds like what you are describing.

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I have an Intel motherboard with on board sound. The volume was very low. I disengaged the on board and installed a sound card. The same problem Low. Low sound. Installed Winamp. Does not respond to volume adjustments. Any ideas?

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I am a medical transcriptionist by trade and have moderate hearing loss. I am not using the external speakers as there is much static and too much background noise. I am using the system unit. There is no static. The volume is set at its highest setting. I am wondering if there is a way that the volume can be tweaked to a higher setting. I would appreciate any assistance with my problem. Thanks so much.

A:Low Sound Volume

Hi Nan and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Headphones are passive devices, meaning that they do not have a built-in amplifier. The audio output of the motherboard, whilst it is capable of driving headphones and passive speakers, is intended to drive active speakers. Are you using headphones plugged into the green audio out socket? Try plugging the speakers in and then plug the headphones into them.

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I recently updated my graphic drivers to the latest. (ATI Catalyst 10.9)
I restarted my computer and noticed that my sound is acting strange.

When I play a game, for example Oblivion or Fallout 3, and talk to a character their voice is very low volume. I can barely hear what they're saying.
When I stand next to them and they are talking (without me engaging in a conversation with them) I can hear them just fine.
I can also hear all other sounds just fine.
I checked the audio settings for Fallout 3 and the voice option is set to 100%.

I believe that while playing Dirt2 the voice that tells me 'easy right', 'hard left', 'don't cut', etc is "muted" as well. (I'm not sure, though - haven't tried it enough to be sure.)

I also checked my audio drivers, and it's set to 5.1 (I thought it might've reset to 2.0 or something.)
I have a 5.1 audio system, so that's not the problem.

I also checked the audio advanced options for "communications" (which can 'set all other sound' to: 1. 50% 2. 80% 3. Turn off completely. 4. Do nothing.)
-I tried doing nothing, but I still can't hear the voices properly. (It was set to 80% by default.)

I tried to automatically search for audio driver updates, but found nothing.
I haven't tried re-installing them.
Here's my specs:
Analog Devices AD2000B @ Intel 82801JB ICH10 - High Definition Audio Controller
ATI Radeon HD 5870
Windows 7 Pro x64
When I run the "check each speaker" -thing; I get clear sound from... Read more

A:Sound volume low

Did you reboot after selecting "Do Nothing" under the communications tab?

Here's some ideas.

Right click the MS speaker icon in the task bar, select playback devices.
"Speakers" should have the green check mark as the default communications device.

Single left click "speakers", the configure and properties buttons should become active.

Select properties... go to the levels tab and make sure all of your levels (Center...etc) are up, you will have to scroll down to see all of the level settings. Also look at the enhancements tab, select Immediate mode first then try disabling the "Loudness Equalization" enhancement. Again, you may have to scroll down the list.

Back up and select the "Configure" tab, make sure it's set for your speaker system.


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Hi everyone, recently when I went to watch a video on my desktop there was no sound. There was picture and no sound, everything is working fine I just can't hear anything. The volume is up, and i've tried over and over again. On the contrary, when I go to the internet to watch a video rather than watching one that is stored on my desktop I can hear it just fine. All the videos on my pc have been on there for a year so I don't think it would be a problem with a download because I haven't downloaded anything recently. All my drivers are updated, every single one, and my sound card is fine. Can someone help me with this please? Thanks Much.

A:Volume On, No Sound.

Are there separate settings for your sound card driver software? I know I can turn the volume up or down on my computer using either through the media player, or the sound card controls. You didn't mention doing a system restore, so if all else fails, you could try an earlier point in time to when the sound was working.

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new system but the volume keeps fluctuating sometimes okay but somtimes even at 100% the sound is very low and not audible. what am i missing is it because of any settings?

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How can I boost sound and volume on my computer, easily and economically?
All of my controls are as high as they will go but listening to music on the headset or through the monitor or even with speakers, it's not 'premium' as I'd like it to be.

Do I need fancier speakers or headset or do I need to install an equalizer or something like that? I imagine my input/output is about all it will get, as is. Thanks for any suggestions.

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You can easily install a sound card, TexasAngelSolid performance is found in products by Creative Labs.http://www.creative.comand no real need to get carried away with the costs. even old ones do a good job. found at used pc stores, soundblaster cards made anytimeb4 & near the year your PC was made will probably, your system specs = the best way to figure out what you can or should get.doing that lil hardware install isn't difficult, ppl here can assist you.TurtleBeach is another good performer ... many at this link to read about:

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I'm not sure if this happened with 5.55, but with 5.56, when I hit the volume up or down on my keyboard to turn the sound down for everything, it turns down winamp's volume bar too. Sometimes I can move winamp's volume bar up and down and it won't even be working. What causes this? It's pretty annoying for the music to turn down twice as fast or winamp's volume bar to not even work at all.EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

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It's been like this for two years, so it's not a settings problem.

I own an HP Workstation (XW6200, if it matters), and (don't laugh) I use the headphone port in front to power my speakers (cheapo stuff- nothing fancy) using a splitter. They work OK, but I hardly get any volume out of them, even with all the settings cranked all the way up.

Now, normally I'd be using the sound card, but I don't get any sound out of that- at all- when the speakers are plugged into it. I bought another sound card, installed that- same deal.

I've never had problems with sound on another computer, but I'm tired of straining to hear. Any advice?

If it matters, the speakers I use don't plug in to any power source.


A:Hardly any sound with volume cranked all the way up.

You need media speakers that plug in to a power source and amplify the sound from your headphone socket(if you must use the headphone socket)There only cheap under 10 in uk

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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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I recently acquired an Opti931 sound card to complement my SBLive! since it won't work in DOS mode (I have a VIA MVP3 chipset). Unfortunately the volume level is extremely low - I can barely make it out at max volume with the speaker next to my ear.
This card only has one audio out port, and since Magitronic (the maker of the soundcard) has gone out of business I don't have their drivers so I'm using the generic Opti drivers.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Sound card volume too low

I know this may sound awkward, but go to the start menu then accesories then entertainment and then try going to sound manager (it may also be called volume control) and making sure that both the master volume and wave volume are up high enough to fit your standards. Hope this helps.

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I'm running windows 7 build 7000, whether it's mp3, wav, flv, avi, etc.. no matter what application I'm using; winamp, wmp, wmc, gom player, nero showtime, quicktime, powerdvd, etc.. the sound volume/loudness is so low.
so low it's lower than 50% of that on xp. I've maxed everything in volume mixer, but it's still barely heard, especially when watching dvd and dvd rips. for music I'm saved by DFX plugin of wmp, but for movies.. I need help.

A:sound volume/loudness low, help.

What sound card or built in device are you using?

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The Realtek HD audio driver is updated. I right clicked the sound icon and clicked on volume mixer and the device and application is at full volume Would a system restore help? I have Windows 10. It was working fine after I upgraded to Windows 10 but after a month the volume isn't working well. The audo quality is the same on all browsers and media players like vlc.

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My speakers work fine on my old HP, running Win 98. However, when I transfer them over to my Dell Dimension 4400 running XP SP2, the volume is very low. How can I fix this? The help menu is not much help. I don't think there is anything wrong with the speakers since they run great on the other computer.

A:Volume/sound Issues

You may want to go into the Sound properties and ajdust the settings

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My sound is _very_ quiet on my system, and has been for several months. I tired adjusting the volume (everywhere), installing the latest drivers, different speakers, different sound jacks, but nothing helped. Both sets of speakers work on other systems.

I should add that this is not limited just to DVD/CD. Hulu and other video is quiet. Also, the windows system sounds are quiet ("sound" control pannel, the sounds tab, play button). However when modifying the play device properties (sound control panel, playback tab, double click on default speakers), the test sound is loud.

My computer is an Dell xps 410, with windows vista.

Could this be mechanical? How do I check the health of the onboard audio? Should I swicth this with a sound card and disable onboard audio?? Video drivers?

Any help is appreciatated. Thanks.

A:Sound quiet (yes volume is up)

Just a hunch, do you have RealPlayer? If so, check to see if it's volume is down. Years ago with XP, the volume adjustments of RealPlayer took the volume adjustment of Windows Wave with it.

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hello friends, i currently encountered this problem with my computer, i have a windows xp and currently have a Realtek AC97 as my audio drivers, all was working fine volume was loud and clear all of a sudden the sound just went real low, tried changing speakers, checked all my volume settings under device manager, all settings are fine, reset and restarted pc, did a system recovery, tried using headphones, still same results, nothing is muted, all volumes levels are set to high as when they were working fine, so now i basically ran out of options to try, i also updated all drivers to include audio/video drivers to current dates and still the volume is crisp and clear but very very low. if anyone could give me a few more pointers of what to try i would gladly try anything, thanks in advance buddies

A:Sound works but very low volume please help :)

Desktop, or laptop?
You may simply have audio chip damaged.

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Do anyone know why the microphone input signal recorded by Vista Sound Recorder is different from other software? Ex. Sound Recorder might record less volume then CoolEdit under the same mic boost and mic gain setting condition?


A:Sound Recorder Volume

this can be simply down to codex used however not always the case

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OK, Here is the problem:

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the sound on my PC had dropped in volume (and at times would resume "normal" level and drop back down) , and I made attempted to fix it by first using system restore (no solution), then reinstalling the drivers, and any sound related program. That did not work, so reformatting seemed to be the logical choice. I reformatted and updated the BIOS, and also any drivers for the system. That did not work - same problem.
I contacted Tech support from where I bought the computer, which is a refurbished desktop, and asked for some advice. It was explained that it was more than likely a motherboard problem and that a sound card would more than likely (no guarantee) be needed to restore the sound.
Sound card purchased, I installed the card and drivers, with the same results as before - minimal sound with an occassional 10-15 seconds of normal sound at random. However, there has been an addition to the problem: at times the sound card would let loose a high pitched electronic squeel, and restart the comp. At other times it would just make a fuzzy static noise with no sound and then restore the sound, at the low volume.
So needless to say, I have switched back to the motherboard as the source of sound. I have no clue as to where to start to diagnose this problem - Please advise.
System Info:

SiSoftware Sandra

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Hello, as I have a ntb without buttons for controlling sound volume, I have installed a program called Sound volume hotkeys - it allows to control volume with hotkeys: WIN + UP (resp. DOWN). The problem is that Win 7 has "occupied" the hotkeys, is there a way how to change it? I do not need the function by Win 7 (maximize ? restore/minimize) at all. Thx.

A:Hotkeys for sound volume?

Tried using the options/settings in the program to change what key(s) are used? From the looks of it here (last screen shot),

Active Keys - Keyboard Shortcuts (Hotkeys) Manager

it does.

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When I boot the sound volume is whatever I left it when I shut it down last time. I want to reset it to 20 each time I boot. Is that possible?

A:How to set sound volume on boot?

I'm not sure it's possible within windows itself...there may be a program/script that you can run on boot up or shutdown that resets the volume to a set level.

Looking around , there is something called Autohotkey with a Soundset option that changes the volume...suggested by here...

How to adjust volume by a batch file? - Tech Support Guy

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We just purchased a new HP notebook. Everything is working fine except the sound. And its only the system sounds. ie: windows greeting..... email notifier..... error notifier etc. All other soundsas in watching web content like youtube or playing an audio cd work fine. When the volume control properties are opened the slider is at the max position.

I have found may posting on what to do if its the other way around, with normal system sounds and low everything else but not this particular scenerio. I'm running windows 7 64X version and all the updates are complete.

Any help would be appreciated


A:Low system sound volume only

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Hey all! Ive been having this crazy issue that if I put my master volume over 50% it starts making this high pitch squelching noise and it only goes away if you mute it. Im using a Creative SB X-FI sound card but thats not the issue. Ive replaced it with 2 totally different sound cards with the same result. Went in and completely removed all drivers and reinstalled with the most up to date drivers with the same result. Ive even placed the different cards in different slots on the board. I dont understand. Plus to make issues worse my mic doesnt want to work either. Maybe there is a conflict on my board or something? Im at a loss. Help!!

A:Sound is distorted when over 50% volume

Time to remove the software, then use something like RegEdit to take off all remnants of the old install, and THEN reinstall the drivers... that will tell you if the issue is elsewhere requiring a reinstall of Windows... or a Repair install.

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I have always wanted a piece of software that when I change the volume via the keyboard it gives me a notification above the volume Icon on the task bar. (see pictures below)

An example of this would be on a mac, When you change the volume or the screen brightness it brings an overlay with that information on it. below is a link to what I am talking about.

Today when I muted my volume it came up with a bar notifying me the volume was muted and it is something exactly like what I would want to see when changing the volume. here is a link of the notification. (I don't know why it came up today, I didn't change anything and I use my mute button on my keyboard all the time)

I am using windows 7

Do you know of any programs to do this? and what is what I am looking for commonly called?

And in general does anyone know of a program that does this for more then just volume, such as screen brightness.

Please if you have anything let me know!!!


(It you find a solution to this I will always remember you. Kinda like that time Happyfeet helped me with a problem about ubuntu... I wont forget!)

A:Looking for Software (Sound Volume)

control panel/audio and sound devices/check the box that says show in task bar.

This should show a generic but functional volume control

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I have just bought a new HP Notebook - 15-ac129ne laptop and the sound is very low compared to my previous laptop. All my sound volume mixer are set to the highest and I still find the sound is low. What can I do?I already have installed latest sound drivers - Realtek HD audio

A:Sound volume is too low on my new laptop?

In order to have full function of your laptop speakers, you will need HP's Realtek audio driver for your notebook model. If still installed, you can use HP Recovery manager to re-download your specific Realtek's audio driver. Search for "HP Recovery Manager" in your charms bar in W10 to see if you still have the Recovery Manager. From there, you can hit the "Reinstall drivers and/or applications" tab. From that tab, find "Realtek HIgh-Definition (HD) Audio Driver" and check that box. That'll be the most recent driver that HP has for your computer. Try installing the latest drivers and it should work. You can try the below after the installation if the issue still persists:Right-click the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the system tray, and choose "Sound Manager".Find and select the "Sound Effects" tab under the main volume sliderCheck the Loudness Equalization box (mine was not checked by default).Click "OK" to close the Settings window.   You can also try the below:Open "Realtek HD Audio Manager" somehow via taskbar icons or start menu. On my version, the tab shows as "DTS".Launch it:Then, disable it:     If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please do let me know! 

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I watch everything online, as I don't even own a tv anymore.

Some videos have sound that is extremely loud and some have sound that is extremely low.

I have adjusted all the sound app's on my Win8 computer to as high as they can go, and still, it is not enough.

I've looked for "free volume boosters" online, but they either don't work, or they come in zip files, which don't open up....and if they DO work, they are limited to LOW unless you buy the full version THEN you can adjust to full volume!

Are there any REAL, FREE and EASY TO INSTALL sound/volume boosters for Win8 pc's???


I have Windows 8.1 and I will soon be upgrading to Win10 at the end of the year.

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Here is a problem I've put up with for YEARS, and I've never seen anyone else ask this question or even seen it addressed anywhere - so here goes:

Is there an AVC program or compandor driver out there to tame windows' wildly varying sound output?

Definition of terms for those unfamiliar or misled:
AVC - NOT VIDEO! In the old days, radios, TVs, etc, had [A]utomatic [V]olume [C]ontrols on them.
COMPANDOR - the backbone of the old AVC systems: it's a combination word made from audio "expander" and audio "compressor".

The problem is that various programs have varying sound output. If I'm watching TV on my system, for instance, I set the sound to some pleasing volume to me. But if I then play a music file, movie or go to some sound site on the net, the sound may come BLARING through on one function, and/or be barely audible on another.

And now after all these years, I'm finally fed up to the teeth with constantly readjusting my volume controls every time I want to hear something - and it's not uncommon for me to have multiple sound sources up where I constantly have to pre-adjust or re-adjust the local sound controls vs. the windows sound control every couple of seconds or minutes. It drives me NUTZ!!!

I find it difficult to believe that I'm the only one on the planet that is bothered by this, and yet I've never been able to find anyone else asking or complaining about it. So I will! ;-)

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A:Windows sound volume

Well if you've got Vista you're in luck, according to this article......

although i can't find the option in my windows 7!!

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Hello, y windows XP system crashes with a BSOD everytime I try to change the sound volume, both from the icon in the icon tray and from the control panel, audio settings. The weird thing is that the sound is working: I can hear windows sounds been playing at startup and I can also hear sounds from DVD or CD playing. I simply cannot change or disable the volume: the system crashes with a BSOD and even if the option to restart in case of errors is not enabled, it restarts on that BSOD and I don't have the chance to write down anything.

Event Viewer contains those information for the system error:
BCOde 1000007f BCP1: 00000008 bcp2:80042000 BCP3:0000000
BCP4:0000000 OSVER:5_1_2600 SP:1_0 PRODUCT:256_1

I have updated already the sound card driver, no success; I have tried already to replace the sndvol32.dll file, no success. I have researched the newsgroups, no success.

Can anyone help, please?


A:Cannot change sound volume.

Hi, just to follow up: it was a rootkit (xpdx.sys). Removed with rustbfix.exe.


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I have a Compaq Presario with Realtek AC97
sound card. Despite the volume being set
to the highest, it is not high enough.
This is especially a problem when doing voice chat.
I have an NEC laptop (not sure which sound card)
and when I connect the same headphone as above
to the NEC, I get good volume.

So I am suspecting the Realtek AC97. But
I am not sure how to make sure that I have
the latest driver for it. When I go the site, there is no driver there
for AC97. There are various other sites
which have drivers but they seem to have
lower versions than mine. I am not sure
I am reading/interpreting the version
numbers properly.

Here is what I see when I go to
control panel -> system -> device manager ->
Realtek AC97 ->properties -> driver
on the compaq presario, I see this version: dated 2/13/2004.

The versions I see on websites that have
AC97 driver have A3.6 or such numbers.

Can someone please give me some ideas about
what I can do to increase the sound volume?


A:Sound volume not high enough

Adjust Computer Sound Volume

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So I have this laptop that was working fine last night and this morning, the volume is so low that I can't even hear it. It sounds fine when I plug in my headphones. Is there any way to test if this is a hardware or software problem?

A:[SOLVED] Sound Volume


Have you checked all your volume control to make sure all the sliders are all the way up?

Is the volume low in all apps (Media Player, Online Videos,etc) ?

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hi all. i bought a nextbook flexx 10 tablet and its not bad but the volume is so low on this thing if two people are talking in a room i cannot hear the tablet. is there anything i can on windows 10 to increase the volume? i have tried to go into speaker properties and go to "enhancement" tab but there isnt a tab called that in my setting i have also uninstalled driver from device manager and that didnt help. Yes, I do have the volume set all the way up to 100%. not sure whatelse to try. is there a amplifier program i could download or could i try another driver from somewhere?

THANKS for any help!

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Hi there, my computer has been working fine until it was infected with a trojan and i do a system format to it. Well virus is gone etc. and was very happy about it.

But one day, when i try to listen to some music, the pc speakers just do not have any sound. After several attempts in finding out what is the problem, which i did not, I have decided to just jack in its plug/cable to the earphone slot. There sure is sound coming out then.

Still, the problem still persists when comes to streaming of videos online. There is video visual but simply no audio. Its like watching a mime show. I have been tolerating it for about 6 months but simply could not held it any longer.

The audio in my com is realtek hd audio manager. Please do help me solve this problem.

Another problem i have is that i cannot place my volume tray icon at the taskbar. Couldn't even checked the box as all was blocked. how?

A:No Volume Icon And Sound!

Set windows to show hidden files,How to see hidden files in Windows Then navigate to:C:\ Windows \ System32 \ dllcacheLocate sndvol32.exeRight click it, and select Copy.Navigate to C:\ Windows \ System32 In an open area, right click and select PasteIf Windows says the file already exists, do you want to replace it, select YesReboot

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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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Hi Guys,

This is my system:
QX6800, 2GB, Vista 32Bit Ultimate, Creative SoundBlaster Live! 32Bit.

Most of the times in windows media player (I have not tried any other music player) the volume of MP3 (no problem in videos or other audio formats) files keeps going up and down on a random basis. Anybody experienced this strange problem?

I have these codecs installed if it does matters:
1. Combined Community Codec Pack
2. AC3Filter

Thanks for any help!

A:Sound volume keeps changing by itself??

Just to rule out anything...please try a different media player such as winamp or foobar and let us know if you still get the problem.

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Hey ya'll,

I'm new here & was hoping someone could help me!

I just bought a new computer a couple weeks ago--it has Windows 7 & Realtek High Definition Audio ....... Everytime I try to listen to something, whether it be music I've downloaded to my computer OR a sound on a website, it is VERY LOW! I have checked all of my sound settings & each one is turned up to 100 (as far as they'll go!) .... If I want to listen to it, I actually have to pick up one of the speakers & hold it to my ear so I can hear it!!

From there, I'm lost on what to do! Can someone please help me?

I read a few posts, & none of them seemed to have the same problem but I may've not read the right one..... I'm sorry for the inconvenience if it's already been posted!!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!!

God bless,

A:Sound very low, even though have it up full volume

Can you please give detailed specs/model etc. of your PC to start with?

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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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Hey everyone. I started my computer up and the quick launch portion of the taskbar (on the bottom right corner of the screen) was missing the volume button, which is normally present. I found my computer on even though I could've sworn I had turned it off (or at least on hibernate), which is when I found it this way. Also, the little arrow that you use to expand the quick launch area is missing. Upon restaring my computer my background wallpaper was gone, as well as a few word documents I had created and placed on the desktop. Also, windows gave me a notification that it couldn't load my profile, and that it was giving me a temporary profile instead. I booted my computer in safe mode with networking, and when I did symantec newly appeared with an error (saying its liveupdate could not download its files). I ran the housecall free internet virus scan (since apparently my own antiviruses are not doing their job. I run them frequently) and it didn't come up with anything. I restarted my computer in normal mode again and everything seems to be back to normal. However, I am suspicious that something just isn't right. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Here is my Hijack This report:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:05:07 PM, on 12/16/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\W... Read more

A:My Volume (sound) disappeared

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I'm using Windows Vista, though I had the same problem when I was using XP. I've put my volume settings at max and the volume isn't as high as I'd like it to be. I've dug into the control panel and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do past what's already done -- sound settings are at max and its still not loud enough when I want to watch a movie! I mean, I can hear everything just fine, don't get me wrong. I'd just like it a bit louder.

The blame might lie in the headphones I'm using, though they are expensive ones. I'm wondering if there is some way to raise the volume further. Anything I might be missing? Also, are there 'unofficial' ways to increase the volume?


A:Increasing Sound Volume Beyond 100%...

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I have a friend who has asked me to help with bringing up the sound on her computer. The levels in the control panel are set to the highest. She has no volume control on her speakers. It is a new computer and she has sound; it is just too low. What else can we adjust?

A:help bring up sound volume

Do the speakers have built-in amplifiers? If not, the only adjustment may be to buy some amplified speakers. The sound outputs on most modern computers are not made to drive speakers directly.

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i uninstalled the google desktop & google taskbar then i had no sound & all of my volume controls were gone! the google programs came in the computer from the factory

A:missing volume or sound

Is your sound card still listed in Device Manager? Do you know what sound card you have? If not, make/model of machine?

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A friend of mine described this problem:

He has a fairly new system and just recently, while on the net, after about 20 minutes, he gets a message: "decreasing volume" and the system crashes.

Has anyone experienced this and what could be a remedy?


A:Decreasing Volume (not Sound Associated)

A little out of my realm, but I think it's referring to logical volume. Is he using a Raid array?

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I have always wanted a piece of software that when I change the volume via the keyboard it gives me a notification above the volume Icon on the task bar. (see pictures below)

An example of this would be on a mac, When you change the volume or the screen brightness it brings an overlay with that information on it. below is a link to what I am talking about.

Today when I muted my volume it came up with a bar notifying me the volume was muted and it is something exactly like what I would want to see when changing the volume. here is a link of the notification. (I don't know why it came up today, I didn't change anything and I use my mute button on my keyboard all the time)

I am using windows 7

Do you know of any programs to do this? and what is what I am looking for commonly called?

And in general does anyone know of a program that does this for more then just volume, such as screen brightness.

Please if you have anything let me know!!!


I think this would be comparable to dell quickset? - This is all the information I have found on it.

A:Looking for Software (Sound Volume)

This allows you to control volume with the mouse wheel:

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Every so often I just listen to my music (iTunes) and the sound becomes ridiculously low. Even if I turn up my speakers to max, I can barely here the music. I make sure the sound on my computer is also turned up. The only way to fix this is to restart the computer.

This doesn't occur too much, but I would just like to know why this happens. It's pretty annoying

I use SoundMAX and Windows XP.


A:Sound Volume Becomes Extremely Low

Are you turning the speakers up using a volume control on the speakers -- or from the volume control options on the computer?

When this kind of thing happens to me, it is either because the physical connection of the speaker plug is dirty or not well seated -- or I have used some application in which the sound configuration was reset and not returned to its previous setting when closing the application. Effects on the "wav" volume control are usually the culprit here.

Once in a while for unknown reasons the sound will not reach its proper setting unless I actually open the sound properties for the sound card and then it kicks in.

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I need to higher the overall sound volume output of my pc.VLC does it I know,but the sound is distorted.Can U suggest any apps?

A:Increase sound volume

there are no apps, you need to get speakers with a volume control to increase the volume.

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I am using Windows XP with 2.1 speakers (stereo plus subwoofer). It worked well for a few weeks, then the volume became very low. I'm not sure why I lost volume, but I'd like it back! This happened once before, but seemed fine again after a while. (Not very scientific. I have no idea what has changed.) Please help! Thank you.

A:Windows XP sound volume too low

Double click the Volume Icon in your System Tray and make sure the main volume and WAVE are all the way up and nothing is muted. then go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Speaker/Advanced and choose your speaker type. Also make sure Speaker Volume is all the way up.

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The sound icon is missing from the do you get it back?

A:Sound Volume Icon

Are your sound drivers properly installed. you can go to the properties of file explorer, then device manager to sure you have no red X's due to unknown hardware.

Do you have a default device set to audio out?

If you get sound, then go to Settings, System, notifications & Actions then click on Turn system icons on or off. If volume is off, turn it on.

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In XP, is there a way to limit how loud the volume can be by account? A certain younger brother keeps turning it up to max and when anyone else goes to use the headphones, we all end up with earaches, or are rather startled at the least. Is there anything we can do to help this interesting problem? (running XP SP2)

A:How would I limit sound volume?

Only thing you can do it give him his own logon account...that way, only HE will be made jump!

No, I don't know of any way to limit the sound volume..but someone else might have a trick.


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Yesterday I updated my realtek hd drivers to 2.50 (if I remember right)
Now the volume ain't as loud as it used to be anymore

I have already checked my windows sound settings and also realtek but I can't seem to fix it..

Any help would be appreciated. (I am a dedicated gamer so volume is pretty important for me)

Thanks in advance


A:Sound volume low after update

I have no thoughts for you other than if you reverted to the older drivers you might get your volume back

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Installed a sound blaster 16 sound card. Installed drivers, turned up volume to highest point by going to start, programs, creative sound, and also by clicking on the icon by the clock. Both way are turned up as high as they will go.

Changed PCI slots, sound cards, everything but another computer.

Can hardly hear it out of the headphones, and no sound at all out of the speakers.

Had a HP (the ones that comes with an HP computer) Sound card in before, had the same problem. That is why I changed the sound card. Made no difference.

Tried all I can think of but just can't get any volume out of it. Like I said, using head phones very little volume, speakers no volume.

Does anyone have a solution or suggestion?

One other little thing I forgot to mention. I took all of HP's programming out and did a clean install of win98 2nd Edition and all the latest updates.
[Edited by rkselby98 on 07-31-2001 at 04:16 PM]

A:Sound card, very low volume

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Since l changed my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 2000 pro update, l am unable to raise the sound volume.

When l click on the speaker and raise the bar to the top the sound is barely there, but if l lower the bar the sound goes away like it should.

What am l missing.

I use AOL and my laptop is an IBM Thinkpad 600x.


A:Cannot raise the sound volume!

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I am using a Dell, Win XP Media Center Edition, Sigma Tel Audio, drivers updated, volume in task bar, no mutes, speakers do work...
I am without sound on the system completely.
Anyone have any ideas? I have thought about removing everything in the device driver under audio, video, and game controllers, however I have removed video drivers once before and ended up without out any video permanently. If I just remove anything with audio in the name in the device drivers will windows reinstall and possibly correct the problem?
Any ideas? Also, I do not want to restore or use an xp disc for repair.

A:Volume Problem - No Sound

If your sound card offers digital output alongside analog output, you can only have it one way or another. If digital is enabled, no signal will go out through the analog port and vice versa (unless special settings are made within other software, such as strait through to SPDIF in DVD playback software, if you have a digital receiver attached...)

To disable digital output, double click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your screen (next to the clock). If it's not there, you can put it there by going into your control panel, and then opening up your sound settings and then add a volume control to the task bar.

Once you're in your volume mixer, click on Options>Properties and enable the advanced controls button. Then click on the advanced controls button, and uncheck the digital output box (see picture)

Hope that helps you out!

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I have normal volume when I listen to MP3s or CDs on my computer and most videos online (cnn, msnbc,, etc). But Youtube video sound volume is rather low - have to crank up the speakers volume at the max, so hear a lot of static/noise.

All the volume sliders are at the max on the Windows Volume Control (including Wave). I installed the latest Adobe Flash Plugin for both IE and Firefox. I checked the Control Panel->Sound And Audio Devices Properties - device volume and Speaker volumes are on High. Sound Playback is set to "SoundMAX Digial Audio" - the only other option is Model Line Playback. I have the same problem in both IE and Firefox.

I have Dell Dimension 4550 with Windows XP (the comp is about 5 years


A:Low sound volume on Youtube

have you up'd the You Tube flash video window volume control on the browser?

Try other You Tube videos, do they all have low volume?

Try deleting your browser cookies?

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Hey guys,

I posted this earlier in the Multimedia thread but was told to post it here.

I have been having trouble with my sound this past week. Is stays at 100%. I try to slide my volume, but it quickly goes back to 100%. I don't know what the problem is. I have ran dxdiag and it says there are no problems found. My speakers are Conexant High Definition SmartAudio. I have tried pretty much everything: googling it, but no answers there.

I do believe my roommate has something to do with it. He went to high school for technology, and after a dispute over my music being too loud he said he would start to control my volume. Some time during the week, I had found my computer had mysteriously restarted. So this has led me to believe that he has installed a program, which allows him to control my volume. I want to make sure he's doing this, so he can face the consequences. I just need your help. Is there something installed in my computer? What can I do to get rid of it?

There's also another strange thing that occurred. After posting this in the Multimedia thread, my volume somehow became adjustable again. Weird. I now have a feeling he can see what I do on my computer, and realized I posted this? I am so confused. I just would like answers.

Thanks so much beforehand. My operating system is Windows Vista and I have an HP Notebook PC, if that helps.

A:Cannot Adjust Volume

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Hi There,

I've noticed that I'm unable to open my Volume Control (the icon that is usually in the task bar).

So I decided to go to Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Entertainment and it's not there either... in fact there's NOTHING there.

How can I get this back?


A:Can't adjust volume etc

you may need to reinstall your sound card drivers
go to control panel, then Sounds and Audio devices
click on the Audio tab
and under Sound Playback, see if there's anything listed there
if not, chances are you need to reinstall those drivers

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I don't know how it happened, but recently, the sound has gotten all screwed up. It seems to be set to an unbearably low volume at maximum. I can hear the asterisk system sound, but the others must be too quiet to hear. I can hear my MP3s and some other sound files, but they are so soft I can't hear them well at all. even when WinAmp is set to 100% volume. Turning the knob on my speakers has no effect at all.

I can hear sounds online (such as the Crazy Frog movie: ), but the volume is rather quiet.

Using the Volume Control, I find that nothing is muted, and everything is at maximum. I can lower the volume to make it even quieter, but I can't make it louder (since it's at maximum).

I am currently using NVIDIA nForce drivers (the most recent ones) fact, I just installed these new ones, hoping it would fix my problem, to no avail.

I use WinXP Home, SP1.

What can I do?

A:Cannot adjust volume -- please help!

Something to check....

Go to Contol Panel >Administrative Tools >Services and be sure that the Windows Audio is set to automatic.

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(Windows XP Home) When I attempt to adjust the volume using the slider on the Volume tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices section of the control panel, the volume gets louder as I drag the slider over, and then (without even releasing the mouse button), the volume automatically decreases as the slider moves to it's lowest position. It's as if the volume is pegged "low" elsewhere in the system, and the slider must reflect that value despite my trying to adjust it. TIA for any assistance.

A:can't adjust volume

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I don't know how it happened, but recently, the sound has gotten all screwed up. It seems to be set to an unbearably low volume at maximum. I can hear the asterisk system sound, but the others must be too quiet to hear. I can hear my MP3s and some other sound files, but they are so soft I can't hear them well at all. even when WinAmp is set to 100% volume. Turning the knob on my speakers has no effect at all.

I can hear sounds online (such as the Crazy Frog movie: ), but the volume is rather quiet.

Using the Volume Control, I find that nothing is muted, and everything is at maximum. I can lower the volume to make it even quieter, but I can't make it louder (since it's at maximum).

I am currently using NVIDIA nForce drivers (the most recent ones) fact, I just installed these new ones, hoping it would fix my problem, to no avail.

What can I do?

A:Cannot adjust volume -- please help!

Have you given it a try by plunning headphones into the jack? Try to bypass all external amplification, it may be your speakers.

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Driver version Realtek HD 2.23 drivers. When ever I go in the options settings of garrys mod it resets my speaker volume and garrys mod volume to 10% any idea why it would be doing this?

A:Sound volume level's changing?

It is not the driver it is windows communications, in the sound properties switch to the communications tab and set it to "do nothing"

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I've got a bit of a problem here....randomly, the sound volume for my programs will drop (e.g. my music player, any games i am running, etc).

No actual change in the windows volume control, or any volume control is done....the sound output just drops. Only way to fix it seems to be to restart the affected programs (e.g. my music player).

There doesn't appear to be any pattern to it, it just happens randomly.

Any ideas what is causing this?

Laptop is a Lenovo Y460P btw. Onboard sound, latest sound drivers.

A:Sound volume randomly drops

Hello Question2

Windows 7 automatically lowers speaker volume when it detects communication activity . You can turn this off though.

Navigate to:
Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Sound --> Audio properties --> Communications tab

Select Do Nothing from the dropdown box. Apply & OK

Post back.

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How do I make it so when I turn my speakers off, there is no audible sound?

A:Sound even when speaker volume is turned all the way down.

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So when you click the sound icon in the tray and then Mixer usually IE, Windows Media Player, and any other application that uses sound shows up, but now IE is missing there... does anyone know what could have caused this?

A:Volume Mixer lost IE sound...

It only shows up when you are on a site that plays sound...which is why sevenforums doesn't make it show up

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Hello everyone. I have a user at work whose sounds stays only at one volume level when he listens to music CDs. I tried almost everything to solve this problem. I went into the add/remove programs applet to remove the multimedia component and reinstalled it. Also there is not even a icon for the sound in the lower tray or in the control panel. He's running Win NT workstation. Nothing seems to work...Please help its driving me crazy.

Note: I can go into Find files and find the executable file for the volume control which i believe is volsnd32.exe and I get an error message that states:
"There are no mix devices installed on your system. Please install the correct drivers for the mix devices."

[This message has been edited by Raskills (edited 03-19-2000).]

[This message has been edited by Raskills (edited 03-19-2000).]

A:Sound stays at one volume level

All of what you said means that the correct sound card drivers are not installed for NT.

What brand and model sound card is it?

I am moving this to the NT forum too, since this is not a 9x question.

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I have set the volume mixer to low volume for "System Sounds." However the UAC alert sound seems always to be at maximum volume, which is not tolerable. My only solution so far has been to mute System Sounds completely in the volume mixer. At least that shuts that loud UAC sound off.

Is this a known issue, or any way to reduce the UAC system sound to a low volume?

Running Windows 8 Pro, TechNet release.

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This through my speakers , i plug my headphones through the audio jack on the "SoundForce Vivo 2.1" by Trust company

Things i have tried:-

Updating drivers (there is none for my speakers)
updated system (onboard) sound card drivers.
all my lines in/out are at max volume
all my system volumes and system tray volumes are at maximum

the sound plays back just very low, i have to turn my speakers up full on the volume dial for any form of playback.

any solutions or suggestions? :S

EDIT: Also i have tried plugging my headphones into the rear audio jack and removing my speakers (frustrating at the least) but low playback through that entrance as well.

EDIT 2: I have an Acer Aspire M1640 running Windows 7 Premium

A:Low sound volume Playback through Headphones

Your onboard sound, I assume is Realtek.
You can give the sound an overall boost be enabling the Loudness Equalization.

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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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The sound volume on my R500 (R500-11c to be exact) is ridiculously low. Only with volume maxed out (100) and using headphones do I hear anything at all, and even then it's way too low to be useful. I can just make out the test sounds in the left and then right earphone when using the test sound found at Control Panel -> Sound -> Speakers (there are no Headphones to be selected) -> Properties -> Advanced -> Test. Unplugging the headphones I hear nothing from the speakers, due to the (very low) sounds made by the fan and HDD. Playing music (with headphones) I can just make out that sounds are being produced, but I can't even make out what is playing.

I've tested the things mentioned in the "Satellite 5105-S901 Sound is very low (even on max volume) using supplied Toshiba driver" thread with no success (including Loudness Equalization).

I'm running Vista Business 32bit, and have tried the driver_audio_realtek26117B.exe, driver_audio_realtek_TC00157600B.exe, and Vista_Win7_R243_x86.exe driver files, and also used the util_mute_off_25847B.exe utility.

Enabling mute makes the already faint sounds go completely silent, so I don't think it's a mute issue.

Jack detection does work, I can see that in the Realtek HD Audio Manager program. Using that program's sound test (Speaker Configuration) I have to go to a completely silent room, and even then I only hear something in the right earphone. (I think; it's so darn low I could be imagining I hear it... Read more

A:Very low sound volume on Portege R500


According to your message, you have already tried to increase the volume using all possible options?
Did you try to increase the volume in control panel -> Realtek HD audio manager??
Check this?

You have also tried to update the Realtek sound driver?.
Did you use the one from the Realtek page directly?
Check this!

If this will not help, you could test the notebook with new recovered system?

But if this will not improve the volume, then this could be a hardware problem?

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Svchost.exe virus

I've been on 4chan /g/ and they sent me here.
I'm not to sure on what this is, the application I've narrowed it down to is svchost.exe.
This thing plays sounds, songs, advertisements; kinda like someone is rotating through an AM radio station.

I've tried my best to remove this by myself and with Malware removal. None of those option seem to work. Maybe someone has dealt with this before.

I've used Norton AntiVirus, MalwareBytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials and none of them seem to help or find a problem, my guess is a rootkit

A:Unknown Sound Volume Mixer

Hello and welcome Glien mate if you think it is a rootkit then pick one of these start with the Kaspersky but before you do that try these

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.

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I have a very low level of sound volume, and can't seem to raise it, no matter what I try to configure in either the Sound section or the IDT Audio section.

I have an HP dv5t, and am running Vista 64 bit. The system has IDT High Definition Audio (version 1.0.6225.0; and IDT Driver - version 6.10.6225.0), and NVIDIA High Definition Audio (version - Driver files version 6.0.6001.18000 longhorn_rtm.080118-1840). I also have Bluetooth Stereo Audio on my system, although I've never used it. Device Manager says all 3 are working properly.

When I plug in headphones I get a much higher amount of sound volume -- although it may be misleading because the sound is, of course, directly in one's ears. I have tried to set all of the customizations that I can think of, but really could use some suggestions.

Thanks very much in advance!

A:HP dv5t Maximum Sound Volume Very Low

No suggestions? I know this is a fairly common problem with the HP Pavillion series (and some others). Come on guys, please help! There must be something I can do to raise my maximum volume level. . .

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When I'm talking with someone in Skype, the sound will go down and the quality will fell. This also happens with some games. To make make the quality and the volume normal, I have to go to the properties and turn Dolby Digital Plus back on. It turns off by itself when doing any action from the ones above. Everything goes back to normal when I exit the game/end the Skype call. My drivers are all updated, I've unchecked all the items that are doing any manipulation to the speakers, such as lowering the sound on calls etc.

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Realtek ALC662 + Windows 7 here.

I've been everywhere, from BIOS, to new, old drivers, equalizing, desequalizing, been to every menu on sound I could find.
And certainly deactivated that "conversation setting" supposed to bring your volume down when in calls.

Yet, my sound is terrible. I'm pretty sure the "awesome" new sound processing system on Windows 7/Vista is screwing me over.

1.When listening to music, I can reach, generally, the 40% volume. Anything above that is dead. I can roll to 50, 70, or even 100 and there will be no change.

2. The music is playing. If a MSN sound, for example, is played too loud, my music will forcedly play at a lower volume at that moment. That's valid for EVERY sound. If I play a louder youtube music, my mp3 will be lowered. It's awful. Everytime the dullest random sound is played, my music will go down.

3. Obviously, the music is awful, as even louder parts in the own song are enough to push this "volume down" thing on the whole playback.

Is it a driver issue? I know a lot about the cracking sound some people experience, so, my solution is also to wait for the correct drivers, like them?
I have seen more of that problem around, than mine, but still...

Or is there a setting I'm missing that keeps on dragging louder sounds down?

Thank you all for the time...

A:Low volume/sound limiter (realtek)


I realise this reply is late, but having discovered a fix I thought I'd share it with whomever may still be searching...

I've had my new PC for only a few days, and although I am liking Windows 7 enormously, the volume fluctuation was really aggravating. As Patemos describes, it isn't random - it's like some sort of automatic volume normalisation. It is especially noticeable when listening to classical music, as the quiet parts become almost as loud as the genuinely loud parts. Patemos' note (2) above is the obvious symptom to check if you think you have the issue.

Anyway here is the fix...

1) Right click on the volume icon in the System Tray
2) Select "Playback devices"
3) Double click on "Speakers"
4) Click the Enhancements tab
5) Check "Disable all sound effects"
6) Click OK
7) If you are playing any sound/music, stop it for a few seconds, then try again.

This took me no less than 9 hours to find... I had tried this option before temporarily, but unlike all the other buttons, the change wasn't instant, so I hadn't realised it would work. You do actually have to press stop in WMP/Winamp, and wait a few seconds before playing music again to notice the change. What is also nasty is that even if the box of enhancements has nothing selected, you still need to check "Disable all sound effects". It would appear that there is some other normalisation effect that is going on in the background which you can't see in th... Read more

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Laptop specs and info:

Acer Aspire 5920
intel core 2 duo processor T5450
mobile intel graphic media accelerator X3100
windows vista 32-bit OS

Hey there. I think this problem MAY have happened after I reformatted my laptop about 1 week ago. I make sure that all of my volume sliders are at the bottom (set to zero), and yet I can still hear any sound that plays through my laptop speakers, whether it's music files or online audio.

I can mute the speakers and it stops the sound, but I'd still like to not hear anything after I drop the sliders to zero as well.

Any ideas as to what I can do to fix this? If you need any more info, please say.

Many thanks.

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