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Thread: Lost volume control




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    Something really bizarre happened to me.
    I really don't know what I did but all of sudden the volumen was really low. I went to control panel to see what was wrong and I found out that I couldn't access the advanced volume control settings anymore. And I get and error message saying that Volume control is not installed and tells me to go to Add/remove programs to install it.
    I go there, to windows components but there is nothing I am able to install that is related to Volume Control......
    I don't know what to do. The drivers of my sound card are perfect and they are all installed and work fine. It's a windows XP issue...

    Does anyone know how to reinstall the volume control??
    Nick :P

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    Volume control is not something you can install/uninstall. It activates when it detects a sound device on your system. I suspect something has corrupted your registry and/or your sound drivers.

    The best bet would be to uninstall/reinstall your sound card drivers (from Control Panel>Add/Remove). That should fix the problem.

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    yeap, I had already done that but just to be sure I did it again now and nothing.....The drivers are all ok, the sound comes out. It's a windows mess. What baffles me is that windows throws me the error message saying Volume control cannot be displayed because it is not installed !! go to add/remove prog.......
    Nick :P

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    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Mr.C you are my man !!! thanks bud ! I was driving nuts !!
    Nick :P

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    sometimes a PC can do the doggonedest things

    Hope that helped!
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Very strange. Nothing should corrupt your Sndvol32.exe file during the normal course of operations. Check to see if you have a virus, and also if you're overclocked wind back your overclock. Alternatively you may have faulty RAM.

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    yeah, it is definitely strange Persian.....

    The only thing I did before I messed it up was to uninstall some windows components but none of them related to sound....

    Regarding the RAM, that's pretty impossible, I have 1GB ram 333 Kingston boxed and they only have 8 months by now.....
    Actually for something that had nothing to do with this I ran MEMTEST86 a month ago and everything was perfect as I expected.

    And it wasn't a virus either, I update on and run on a weekly basis my Norton antivirus 2004.

    I also have a firewall, so probably it wasn't an attack either !!

    anyway, it was probably something related to that crap called windows........ I wish I knew more so I could move to Linux.....(sigh)
    Nick :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico3d
    I wish I knew more so I could move to crazy:
    yer can, we have alota xperts arounda herw that can answer your questios regaring linux.. just dont ask me hree pls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    yer can, we have alota xperts arounda herw that can answer your questios regaring linux.. just dont ask me hree pls.
    Someones got a little beer ;)

    Anyway, I seen this problem on an old PC with a Hard Drive going out, but that was a particular thing, bad RAM can cause this too

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