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Volume control does not show up on XP

by nativetarheel / March 25, 2008 4:31 AM PDT

The volume controls on my different programs all work, but I have no generic volume control for the actual computer speakers. When I click on sounds and audio in control panel and click "place volume control in the taskbar", it says the volume control program has not been installed. Exactly what steps I do take to install the volume control?

BTW... Before running RegistrySmart, my system specs showed: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.25 GHz. Now it shows Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz. why did the 2.25 change to 3.00?


Clevo Model D47 with product code D48EV.
The OS is Windows XP Home edition version 2002 with Service Pac 2
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz with 1 GB of Ram

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Re: volume control
by Kees Bakker / March 25, 2008 6:08 AM PDT

See for a fix.

It might be easier to find another XP machine somewhere and copy sndvol32.exe to your USB-stick. Then on your PC put it in the system32 folder.


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I found the download to fix it
by nativetarheel / March 25, 2008 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: volume control

Thanks Kees,

I did a search for the SndVol32.exe file on the net and found a post where someone had it available as a downloadable zip file. I followed the instructions and presto... I now have volume control for the first time in months. Your advice will make life much easier without blasting sound effects.

The link to the downloadable file is:

Thanks again,

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(NT) Glad to see you solved your problem.
by Kees Bakker / March 26, 2008 7:35 AM PDT
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