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please help! Question about volume control

Recently, I've discovered I can't adjust the volume on my computer, as in the volume when I have my headphones on. There's no volume icon in the corner and when I go to control panel/sounds,speech,audio devices/adjust system volume, the volume is turned all the way up.. when I try to click the 'Advanced...' section it says "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 Control Panel'. I do that, and can't find anything.. Does anyone have any ideas? Could it have somehow randomly been removed from my computer? If so, how can I get it back!?!?

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Tried Updating The Audio Driver Yet?

In reply to: please help! Question about volume control

Visit the manufacturer's website to download, then install an updated audio driver.. It may or may not help, depending on whether the sound card is still functional..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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In reply to: Tried Updating The Audio Driver Yet?

I'm not sure what that means... what manufacturers website? Windows XP you mean? I can't find anything there about downloading an audio driver.. is there supposed to be a specific place?

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re: volume control

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Try copying sndvol32.exe from another Windows XP machine in your c:\windows\system32 folder if it isn't there. Won't harm. It might appear automatically (after you reboot). If not, try to run it from Explorer. Does it work? Then put a shortcut to it in the Startup-group.


Hope this helps.


Kees

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with "automatically after you reboot" I meant that after a reboot you might be able to check "show volume control icon" in device manager without error message and correctly working.

Kees

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Um sorry, I don't know anything about computers and I'm not sure what you mean. I found that system32 file- sndvol32.exe isn't there though. What do you mean by copying it exactly? I don't have another Windows XP computers.

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