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Windows 98 Volume controls resetting themselvs

by Eddielev / March 5, 2004 2:50 PM PST

I run Windows 98 on a Dell Optiplex GX1 computer.
Every day i find the volume controls reset to '0'so i get no sound untill i reset them back up.
Can anyone give me some advice to solve the problem.

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Re:Windows 98 Volume controls resetting themselvs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2004 9:37 PM PST

There were two or more areas to look. One being any sound application that runs at boot time. In Windows 95/98 the autoexec.bat can have a VOLSET (or similar) command from adding DOS sound support. This command can reset the volume. Since the name of the command can be any number of things, I offer this name as an example and you get to sleuth if that's it.

The next stop is any program that may mute on startup noted at,aid,68776,00.asp


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Re:Re:Windows 98 Volume controls resetting themselvs
by reefurbb / March 11, 2004 10:33 PM PST

If windows does not shutdown properly, it reboots to the previous config, this includes desktop icons and some other stuff. Boot, change the volume control, shutdown "it's safe to turn off your PC". Next boot should be how you left it. W98 and SE is notorious about shutdown problems.

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