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Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

Question: Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

Windows XP Home
RealPlayer 10.5

Ok, I used to have RealPlayer and all it's junk till I wised up
and removed it from my system over a year ago.

However, I recently installed the basic RealPlayer (that is...only allowing
the features that I needed for video/audio) in order to watch NASA TV
e.g. DEEP IMPACT and today's DISCOVERY launch.

My question is regarding why, when I mute or adjust the volume on
the RealPlayer, that it also does the same to the computer's Volume
Control (Speaker Icon in System Tray...Wave setting).

I had been viewing on the RealPlayer, muted the sound and then later
was wondering why I was not able to hear any of my videos, music, etc.
The thought occurred to me to check the Speaker Icon and, sure enough,
there was a check at Wave>>Mute.

Is there a setting I can check/uncheck that will allow RealPlayer and
Computer volume to be independent of one another?

Thank you,

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Answer: Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

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I have a problem with adjusting the volume. When I adjust the volume using the button on the left side of the laptop, I only can choose 3 "loudness levels":

No volume, very silent volume, and maximum volume (to loud).

Is this normal, doesn't anyone have problems with this?
I expect the problem is because of the digital volume adjuster. The adjuster doesn't register the exact position of the volume button. Every time when I get a phone call at work (I listen to internet radio), I turn off the radio using the adjuster on the side of the laptop. When I end the phone call, I always need to open the laptop and adjust the volume in the windows task bar, because when I use the volume adjuster on the left side of the laptop, it just immediately goes to maximum volume.


Answer:Question about volume adjusting on volume button - Satellite Pro U300


It?s very strange that your sound volume control contains only 3 volume levels?
I have noticed that Toshiba has released a new sound driver (v. on the European driver page.

So how about the sound driver update?
The sound driver controls definitely the sound volume and in my opinion it?s a worth a try.

Good luck

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Hello sevenforums,
I just received a new keyboard today: Thermaltake Challenger Ultimate. I went from a Logitech G15.

First thing I did was connect the keyboard and install the software that came along on the CD, it probably also installed the correct drivers. First after this did I uninstall the software and drivers from the old Logitech G15. But before that, and now after, the volume buttons on my new keyboard is still not adjusting the volume when I press them.

A speaker-icon like this shows up when I press the volume buttons, so its not that the keys are not working: (ignore the text behind it, its me writing an assignment)

Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be wrong?

Answer:Volume Buttons is not adjusting volume on new keyboard

Have you tried download the updates from their website?

Sometimes CD/DVD drivers are outdated

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Hello everyone,

I have F20 Qosmio laptop. Everything was working fine till yesterday. Yesterday I switched on the PC normally then I played a song and wanted to increase the Volume from the Volume squire that's on the right side of the laptop but it didn't work.

Could you tell me please how can I fix this?
By the way I installed the Display and Sound drives again but it didn't work though

Answer:Volume Adjusting on Qosmio F20

Have you tried to make a BIOS update?
This you will find on the Toshiba website:

And have you yellow marks in the device manager?

In worst case you should reinstall Windows with the recovery disk.

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Whenever I download mp3 files and play them back, I find a great deal of variation in volume level. Some play back much softer or lower than I would like and occasionally one will play back too loud. I'm trying to find a good program to use that will allow me to adjust mp3 volume levels before starting the burn process so that after I burn CD's and then play them back I won't have to keep adjusting the volume. In other words I wan't to be able to burn 20 or so tracks so that they will all play back at essentially the same level of volume. ( I guess that these programs would also make it possible to eliminate a certain amount of hiss, especially in cases where the volume level needs boosting.)

I've been told that there are programs that will let me make such adjustments. I would appreciate recommendations as to which of these work the best and have the clearest instructions. Basically, how do these programs work? A simple 3- or 4-step explanantion, if possible, would help me a lot.

Thank you,



Answer:adjusting mp3 volume levels

I'll take a look, in the meantime..does your burner program have such a option, I use CE Quadrat's "just Burn" software and I had it for 6 months before I found the option !! ...Rhett

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I'm using Musicmatch Plus to downoad cassettes to my pc as mp3s, but on playback the volume is so low you can barely hear the song. What can I do?

I'm using RCA shielded audio cables with a headphones adapter to connect to the mic jack on my pc (like the guy a Radio Shack instructed). Have a Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI card (about 3 years old).

Answer:Adjusting recorder volume

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Is there free software to adjust the volume.

I have a file that is too low even when I turn up the volume.

Answer:Adjusting Volume on a mp3 file

Hi Laura

Could try off the top of my head MP3Gain as it allows you to adjust the db ( decibel level of mp3s )

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when i go to play a song on my computer, the slider in the volume control goes right down. I bring it back up but if i click on anything, even a window i may have open, it goes right back down again. Helpppppp!!! I am running windows98 .

Answer:volume control adjusting itself

Wow.    It sounds to me like you might have yourself a virus/worm/trojan there buddy..... Do you have antivirus protection? Let us know.....[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Dear Friends., I have an HP Pavilion notebook model dv7-3085dx. I'm not sure how to adjust the audio volume from or on the keyboard? Or maybe they aren't working? The attachment is a "Sample" only it is not the exact layout I have. I assume these are finger touched controls? On another HP laptop you would hold down the fn and alt buttons and on the other side of the keyboard there are clearly marked keys with pg up and pg down with speaker icons on the keys as well.Perhaps for some strange reason the finger touch controls aren't working or disabled somehow. These are the illuminated speaker - and speaker + with bars in between them and next to that are what appears to be (rewind?) |<< > >>| (fast forward?) and then a small illuminated square.What am I missing please.Thank You in advance for your care, cooperation and attention to this matter.Respectfully, Mr. Ralf

Answer:Adjusting Audio Volume

Hi: In the illustration you posted, that item labeled as #4 is the volume up/down scroll zone. Basically you slide your finger to the left to decrease the volume and to the right to increase the volume. If that is not functioning, perhaps you need to install the quick launch software below... This package contains the software that enables the HP Quick Launch Buttons, which are special function keys on HP Notebooks. This software works with supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

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I hope this is the correct forum...for the first time I used headphones in Windows 10 Pro, and I found the normal Fn-F6 and Fn-F7 that adjust speaker volume do not work to adjust headphone volume - nor does the slider in the task tray. I can go into Control Panel and find the speakers and adjust them, and they are set as default. But it seems to me that in past versions (I came from Windows 7) when headphones were plugged in, the audio slider in task bar adjusted them - when headphones were not plugged in, it adjusted speaker volume.

Do I have to go into Control Panel every time I want to tweak headphone volume? What am I missing?

Answer:Adjusting headphone volume

Try settings your headphones as the default device, it should work then.

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Intel (R) Core(TM) i7-5500 CPU @ 2.40Ghz(RAM) 8.00 GB64 bit I have a problem with audio on my laptop. It keeps automatically adjusting itself based on the volume level. In YouTube or iTunes, the same thing happens: If I turn the volume DOWN, the pc will adjust the volume to sound as if it never was adjusted. Same with the other way around: Turn it UP and it will adjust the volume DOWN. The only reliable way to adjust volume is by manually going into the HP Speaker control to keep the volume at a certain 'maximum'. It has nothing to do with Beats Audio, I tested it by turning Beats on and off. Also, Beats has no options for an "automatic volume adjustment" feature. My audio device is: "Speaker/HP Realtek High Definition Audio". In this device's Properties, there is no option tab for "Automatic Loudening". The only tabs are: 'General', 'Levels' and 'Advanced'. None of these have the option of disabling 'Automatic Volume Loudening Adjustment.'Also, I am using headphones plugged into the jack...but I'm not sure if that makes any difference?  

Answer:Volume keeps automatically adjusting itself. Help?

Hello @C-O-Z-M-O-S, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I read your post about the volume automatically adjusting, and wanted to assist you! You can try going into the Volume Mixer, and adjusting the System Sounds, to see if that works.  There is a Communications tab, with additional options.  Adjusting that option may resolve the issue for you.  Here is a link to help you with this: How to Disable Auto System Sounds Leveling in Windows 7 Please let me know if this information was helpful by clicking the "thumbs up" below.Have a great weekend!

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Hi, my computer has been acting funny. Whenever I try and adjust the volume, the computer goes to a mind of its own. It'll lower the volume all the way to 0, or 100 depending if I tried to lower or up the volume. It does this even though I'm not touching the volume button. I'm on windows 10, and I tried reinstalling my sound card drivers, realtek, and this still happens. If I try to adjust it while it's adjusting itself all the way up, or down, the computer doesn't listen. After a restart it may work for a short while, but it always happens again later.

Intel core i5-4440 3.10ghz
Nvidia GTX 960 single fan 2gb evga
8gb ram
realtek sound card
win10 Home 64bit
pre built system, bought from store

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I was able to resolve my issue via the workaround described in this post: HT Omega Striker 7.1 and Windows 7 Problem

The only difference is that I used the newest Windows 7 drivers (at time of writing:, rather than the ones linked to in that post.

After obtaining the newest Windows 7 drivers and the Vista drivers listed in the post, I followed the instructions exactly and now have the ability to control ALL of my speakers via the system volume control.

If anyone else experiences this issue, remember to delete the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\HsMgr.exe file prior to reinstalling the drivers.

I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I was unable to find information related to my problem.

When I adjust the system volume, the change only affects the left speaker. That is to say, if I lower the volume all the way (not hitting mute, but setting volume to 0%), I still hear sound from the right speaker as if no change was made.

Some things I have checked:
1.) Balance is set evenly in Driver Control Panel
2.) Balance is set evenly in Speaker Properties - Levels tab
3.) Speakers are configured as Stereo speakers
4.) Changed the sampling rate in the Speaker Properties - Advanced tab
5.) Changed the sampling rate back to default
5.) Checked all of the connections
I have tested the speaker on a different computer, and the function perfectly. I have tested in my Ubuntu 9.10 partition on this computer, and everything functions pro... Read more

Answer:Changing Volume Only Affects Left Speaker

I have a Striker 7.1 that I used in my main PC for several months. Have you tried reseating the card? That would be the first suggestion, also check the front panel connection to the card to make sure the plug is fully seated.

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I've noticed over the past few weeks, whilst listening to music via Youtube in Chrome, that now and then, during songs, the volume suddenly decreases by a quarter or so. The actual Youtube volume button is lowered by itself, so it's clearly a Youtube bug.

Any suggestions ..


Answer:Youtube Automatically Adjusting Volume

How to set a fixed video volume on YouTube - gHacks Tech News


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OK just bought an hp pavillion laptop dv6-2066dx with windows 7 64-bit so when I have game running Ill go to turn the volume up or down and it will take me back to the desktop with the game in the taskbar how do I stop it from stopping the game when I want to adjust the volume

Answer:adjusting volume stops programs

It's something about sound software, it force programs to get minimized =/

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Hi, I had to restore my computer to factory settings a few weeks back due to some trojan/virus. Now that its clean I've noticed the computer makes a sort of beep but its from inside the computer, not the speakers. This mainly happens when I change the volume through the speaker icon and also when I open up a certain video game. Also the soundbar (green volume thing) wont show up when I adjust the volume with the keyboard. Is there anything I could do to fix this?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Internal Beep when adjusting volume

I think you can disable this in control panel in sounds/audio devices.
Go under the sound tab to change the sounds. Unless you mean a
beep that is like from the sound of the computer.

AS for the green volume bar, if the volume is still being adjusted, it's
probably just delay/lag, a restart of the computer or trying again later should
enable it to work just fine.

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To keep things simple I have recetly built my own HTPC and am using a HDA Digital Mystique 7.1 Gold soundcard for audio. When I use the windows remote to adjust the volume it only changes the volume of the master volume level and leaves the wave volume level unchanged. I know that my best bet is to simply change the volume on my AV Receiver and leave the Wave and Master volume at mid - max but when my girlfriend uses the HTPC she always uses the remotes volume control.

Having said that I would simply like the option of being able to change the volume of my HTPC via the MS remote instad of just the amp.

If more information is needed or if you would like a better explanation of what I am trying to acheive then please feel free to ask.

Regards, Matt.

Answer:Adjusting Wave and Master Volume

You said the remote can controll the master volume. So just turn everthing else up to full and then just use the remote, because the master volume will controll the whole volume.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS with vista on it.  When I turn the volume up or down, I get a pop up with the volume control on it.  This crashes a lot of my programs.  How do I disable this pop up?

Answer:- Adjusting Volume Crashes Programs -

What does the pop up say?

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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

Answer:Volume keys turning down computer volume and winamp volume at the same time?


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I have finally sussed out why my volume has been fluctuating. It changes according to the Realplayer settings. Any idea how I can regain control without uninstalling the utility?

Answer:RealPlayer controls volume

If RealPlayer is set as your default player might be worth disabling it and using, say, Windows Media Player as the default.Real also needs to be hacked back hard on its configuration to ensure that it does as you want and not real.comThere's also RealAlternative....:-)

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i already saw someone with the same problem scince i updated to windows 10 even if i remve lenovo power management they still work so i donw know if there is other way to disable them

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i already saw someone with the same problem scince i updated to windows 10 even if i remve lenovo power management they still work so i donw know if there is other way to disable them

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I used to have a volume bar in XP, but those drivers no longer work. I have no visual indicator of system volume. That's significant when viewing online media because the system may be maxed out, while the media player may not.

I'd absolutely love the Win7 sound slider to show up when I turn the knob on my keyboard, then go away a few second later. Is this an option somehow? Are there third-party utilities to do that?


Answer:Show sound slider when adjusting volume?

Quote: Originally Posted by isherwood

I'd absolutely love the Win7 sound slider to show up when I turn the knob on my keyboard, then go away a few second later. Is this an option somehow? Are there third-party utilities to do that?


My keyboard does that. You need the updated driver/software for your keyboard, I think.

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Ive obviously changed some setting on my Samsung R780 laptop but no idea what.

The Fn key is not working for anything like settings to increase/decrease volume and brightness.

Any ideas how to fix it please.


Answer:Volume and Brightness not adjusting with Fn key on Samsung laptop

Try Installing the Easy Display Manager ... From the Link below ..
R780 17.3 High Performance Notebook (NP-R780-JS03UK) | Support | SAMSUNG UK
If that is not your exact Model Number search Samsung Website ... For the right Model ...

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First, a little bit about my laptop. Its a Toshiba P205D with Window's Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit.

And now, the problem: In the past month, I've noticed that when I try to adjust my volume (at least by the volume wheel) it makes my Window's Taskbar freeze up and stop working. If I click on it I get the "This program has stopped working, would you like to restart it, close it, or wait for it to respond?" message. If I do any of the three, it doesn't fix the problem. The taskbar closes, reloads, and I still can't adjust my volume. The only way to get it working again, is to go somewhere like youtube and watch a video, that somehow kicks my sound adjustment back into gear, and lets me adjust the volume. (After I do that, its fine.)

I've had this computer for about 4 years now, and this has never happened to me before. If anyone know's what can be causing this, or how to fix it, that'd be great. I'm hoping that reformating isn't the only answer because I did that just a couple months ago, and I'm still installing programs and window's updates to this day, so I'd rather not have to do that again.

Any answers would be great, thanks.

Answer:Adjusting my volume makes my taskbar crash

Check the Toshiba website for a newer sound driver, or even if it isn't newer than the one your using, download and install it anyway.

Toshiba Laptop Support (Europe): Laptop Support - Toshiba

Toshiba Support (USA): Toshiba Support - Homepage

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My problem is about a week and im very frustrated with it. What happen is my laptop suddenly mutes itself, it was very annoying specially when Im listening to music. Also the five lights on the touch panel are being pressed by themselves. Also the tricky part is that it only happens when power is plugged in when the power is not plugged it doesnt happen. I tried to update, reinstall, remove the drivers but the problem is still present. My main question is if there's a way to disable the whole five touch panels in my z470 laptop?HELP PLEASE!!


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Answer:Ideapad Z470 muting,volume is adjusting by itself..HELP PLEASE.

Hello espiritueds and welcome to community,
To disable the Touch button you need to uninstall Lenovo energy management software.
The issue seems to be happen due to internal cable connecting these touch buttons.
If the laptop is in warranty then you can contact the support center and get the case log.

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I've been having a problem recently with my volume on my laptop, a HP M6-1125dx. I have noticed that slowly over the course of a few days I have to keep turning the volume up higher and higher to have the same volume come out of the speakers. I used to consistantly be able to keep my volume around 15, but now I''m having to turn it up to 40 or 50 after a few days. It goes back to normal after a restart though (even a 'soft' restart) and then blows out my ears because either I've forgotten to turn it down before restarting or windows did it to me automatically.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? I have no idea where I should start since I couldn't find info of anyone having a similar problem.

Answer:Volume slowly decreases forcing higher and higher volume settings until restart

See if reinstalling the audio drivers helps.

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When I go to Accessories / Entertainment, instead of Volume Control, it said RealPlayer

I unistalles RP, and now its (empty)

How doI get my volume control back?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Realplayer "bumped Off" My Volume Control

Hi Frank,

Try this. Insert your Windows XP cd. Then start a command session. Then Enter <your cd drive>: , Then enter - cd i386. and then type expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32.

Hope It works,


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I posted a message in the W98 section but I don't now if the problem is limited to W98 so I'm also posting this link to the thread.

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I want to use gpedit or something to prevent my mic volume from changing at all (I want it forced 25% no matter what)

but NO Matter What I do. Skype keeps changing it all over the place! and I already disabled "automatically adjust microphone volume" in the option

But it doesnt do anything.. It keeps changing anyways.

Can I use gpedit and set a policy that prevents any program at all from changing the microphone volume?

Nothing seems to work.. I end up dragging the slider to 25% constantly fighting with it to keep the volume from getting too loud or quiet!!

note this only happens while IN a call.

Solved... By reverting to an older version of skype.. No more microphone changes! (skype 6.3)

Anyone else with this problem probably should try that as well.

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I noticed it when i adjusted the volume using the special keys next to the keyboard of my acer aspire 5630. Apparently if I'm listening to music or watching smth and I adjust the volume, it skips through some of the audio and video. Also it takes a while to show that the volume has been set to a certain level. The same thing happens when adjusting it in the Master Volume interface.

Using WinXP if that helps..

Any ideas?

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Hello I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 but, I have some hearing problems in my right ear. On my iphone I adjust it in accessibility options to be slightly louder in the right speaker so I can hear the music balanced. I cannot seem to find this in Windows Phone.
Is this possible or is their an app to do so?

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So Windows 7 has a feature that will auto-adjust the volume during video chatting. Seems like a good idea but in reality it just brings down the volume to a point to where I cant even hear the person. I have done some research on this but everything I could find said to go to Sound Settings -> Communications Tab -> and check the box that says "Do Nothing". I did this but it had no effect on Live Messenger. I downloaded Yahoo Messenger and it doesn't have this audio problem. I would much rather use Live Messenger because the video quality is MUCH better than other video chatting programs but I cant seem to get passed this problem. Has anyone had this problem and fixed it? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Prevent Volume Auto-Adjusting On Live Messenger


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Is there any way to stop song info coming on the screen when adjusting the volume, it's very irritating as it covers a large part of the screen for about 5 seconds and shows the often embarrassing song I'm listening to.

Only just become a problem as I've started using Deezer instead of Spotify.

Had a good look online and can't see anything to help.


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Hello,I have a quite strange problem with my Thinkpad X61s (running XP Pro): When I try to adjust the volume below the value of 2 or to completely mute it, either via the Thinkpad's hotkeys or the Windows volume adjustment (the small speaker in the task bar), the machine totally freezes. The cursor is still movable but dysfunctional, i.e. I cannot click anything; there is no way to change this state except for pressing the Thinkpad's power button and restarting it. Is there anyone out there having (had) the same problem? Does anyone know how to remedy this problem? You would really help me a lot! Thanks,have a nice time,proforma2

Answer:X61s completely freezes when adjusting the volume level (!?)

YES!  I can't adjust volume and mine's set at 25.  It happened after an update was downloaded from Lenovo.  

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Hello guys,
I have this strange problem. When I adjust my volume or try to change the song the icons, which display the feature, show as little squares, here's a picture of the problem.
Any ideas? Thank you!

Answer:Missing icons when adjusting volume, playing, pausing etc


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Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can Not Read

Found this in my Event Viewer on each start/restart. I don't have any Volumes that I have encrypted. Is this malware? I've run everything prior to noticing including Windows Offline Defender.
Not sure if this is even the correct area to post this!

Answer:Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can't read

I'm going to take a guess, please upload a screenshot of the disk manager (Windows Key+R to open the Run dialog, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter).
Posting the actual entry from the Event Viewer can help.

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Very similar if not identical to this thread: whenever I adjust the volume on this Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop using the analog dial on the front of the machine, Windows Explorer crashes. Also, the Speaker Properties window in the Control Panel will crash if I click the Levels tab. This only started happening since the upgrade to Service Pack 1 of Vista. (This machine runs Vista Home Basic, and just fine before the upgrade).

Probably a driver issue, I know, but Toshiba doesn't seem to have released any audio driver updates. Driver version installed is Realtek High Definition Audio, from 11/8/2006.

Anyone else have this problem, or hopefully maybe even a fix?

Answer:Adjusting Volume by Dial on Toshiba Laptop Crashes Windows Explorer

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29th September 2012
Edit: Updated is a well known windows 7 / adobe bug which has existed for a while now still not resolved but thanks for reply's


So I've not long migrated from XP to 7 and I've noticed that every time I watch or stream audio my Adobe Flash Player 11 which I like to set to 50% in Volume Mixer jumps up to 75% which makes the audio playback distorted & poor sound quality.

How do I get it to stay at 50% ? Usually I do like to set volumes to 75% which is what I've got my Realtek Device set to but Adobe crackles and sounds bad at 75% so I have to set it to 50%


Answer:Volume Mixer Adjusting Individual Applications (Adobe Flash Player 11)

Is the PC actually fully Windows 7 compatible, since it was upgraded from XP? Do you have a fully Windows 7 compatible driver from Packard Bell and not a non-vendor sound driver, as non vendor drivers many times to do not work correctly.

As a side note, I see you only have 1GB of RAM, that is insufficient for Win 7 Ultimate, as Microsoft says 2GB minimum. Also with an 8400GS, which is an old video card that also makes me wonder about the PC's full Windows 7 compatibility.

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I have a new E450 laptop running 8.1 and the .  The speaker volume and microphone mute buttons on the laptop work as expected - no problem. The issue is when I plug in my Lenovo Enhanced USB keyboard (part number SK-8815 (L)), pressing either the USB keyboards volume up or volume down buttons result in the laptop's microphone being muted (as well as the volume being adjusted).  The light on the microphone F4 key lights up.  I am using the latest driver for the keyboard. This is a major annoyance during skype calls, online voip meetings etc, and did not happen with my previous Edge laptop (same USB keyboard). Anyone help? Thanks : )  

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Occasionally, but moreso when my laptop is not on a desk, the touch panel buttons (mute, lower volume, raise volume, onekey theater mode, thermal management mode) will activate themselves without me having touched them. I have had this laptop for around 1-1.5 weeks now, and this problem is rather bothersome when listening to music, or playing a game.

Answer:Z470 touch panel is muting/adjusting volume/changing onekey theater modes by itself

have you tried to re-install power management and/or one key theater?also, do not forget to check if you have the latest bios from the lenovo download page.

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The volume of my laptop keeps going down, although it appears on the syetm that the colume is at its maximum it isn't. Its got to the point where my phone is louder than the laptop

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When adjusting my volume by clicking the speaker in the tray it used to give me a sample ding after I moved the slider and let go of it. Now it's silent.

It had me thinking I had a no audio problem until I played a music file.

I went into sounds and looked for a reference to the conmand to see if there was no sound assigned but cannot figure it out.

Answer:No "Ding" Sound when Adjusting Volume In Tray

Hello Rock,

In Sounds, double check to see if the Default Beep event has the Windows Ding.wav file set for it.

Hope this helps,

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The sound for our HP computer recently stopped working and it says that no audio devices are found. The sound control for our computer is an HP keyboard, yet the keyboard works fine, but every time we press volume up the volume stays at mute even though every time you push the button you get a response(just nothing happens).
Any advice how to fix it?

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So I have a Blue Yeti, and I'm an online animator/voice actor. Whenever I record audio on my Blue Yeti (OR any other mic) I record about 4-6 inches from the mic, and turn the gain down enough that the audio doesn't peak as I yell or whatever. This is what you're supposed to do if you don't want your audio levels peaking and making your recording sound horrible and corrupted. However, afterwards, it means I have really quite recordings. Not a problem right? Now that it's recorded right, I can boost the volume of the entire clip afterwards right? WRONG. I'm not an audio expert so I must be missing something. But why in GODS NAME would the audio distort and peak AFTER it's recorded successfully? It's all there, it's all clean audio. If I turn the volume on my speakers all the way up it sounds CRYSTAL CLEAR! All I want to do is do that INSIDE the computer so that when I upload it to youtube people don't have to turn their speakers so far up. But if I increase the clips volume in the computer, it distorts! It sounds awful! Why?! I tried in Sony Acid and Audacity and they both do the same thing! Why?! I seriously don't understand what I'm missing here! I can take sound effects, and recordings made by other producers and crank them up nice and loud, but mine just fall apart! If anyone understands audio stuff, please tell me what I'm doing wrong.

Answer:Soft Recording volume with Blue Yeti, increasing volume distorts audio

I have a home recording studio using Sonar X1 software.

I don't know about Acid, but it should allow clean recordings. Audacity the same way.

I record, generally, in the -10 level with my recording program, at 24 bits/44.1 Khz. At -10, I have plenty of headroom and can then adjust the levels after the recordings and at mixdown. I export the mix as a standard 16 bit/44.1Khz wav file and then "finalize" whatever I want to do to the song, including levels, with "Goldwave" (an audio editior).

I assume you are converting the audio to MP3? If that is the case, that may be where the distortion is occuring? I find that 128Kb MP3's are very poor and at a minimum use 198 Kb MP3's.

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On my newly purchased Pro A200/PSAE7 the (hardware) volume control - front side, right from speaker plug - turns endless and when using it the volume does not change "smooth" - more "abrupt". Because of this there is no "fine tuning" possible.

Q: Does somebody else has the same hardware side (endless turn) and software side (no smooth volume change) situation?

Many thanks for any reply in advance!

Best regards,

Answer:Sat Pro A200/PSAE7 - Volume Control turns endless, no smooth volume change


"problem" of abrupt volume change when turning volume control disappeared. I am not sure if this is based on disable "TDispVol.exe" as start-up service or another reason.

Best regards,

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My thinkpad r400 windows 7 professional was reformatted and now whenever I use the volume control buttons, the mute button, or the toggle brightness keys, there are no visual ques that pop up on my screen.  They used to be there, but since the laptop was reformatted, they have been gone.  I suppose it is a driver issue, but I don?t know which driver it would be.  Can anyone please help me? Thanks SO much!

Answer:Please help,Thinkpad r400 volume control buttons do not display volume levels on screen

Additionally, when I try to use the Lenovo drivers update tool, it keeps crashing whenever it "gathers user information"

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Hi all,

I have Toshiba Portege M800, and I have a problem with the volume wheel.
If I try to increase or decrease the volume by this volume wheel, it will change, but the volume not change linear.

For example, when I increase volume from 0 to something, volume is changed, during rolling, e.g. from 0-1-2-3-4-5-3-8-6 (thats just an example).

Why doesn't it change linear, e.g. 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 ?
Is it caused by software or it is hardware problem?

Could I claim the goods?


Answer:Portege M800 - volume wheel issue - volume level jumps


I have had a similar issue with the volume level on my Satellite notebook.
I tired everything; updated the BIOS, sound driver? I have also reinstalled my OS using the Roecvery disk but I didn?t notice any improvements.

Finally my ASP technician checked the volume wheel and cleaned the contacts and removed some dust.
This was the key?
The dirt affected the volume wheel functionality?

In my cases this helped but this does not mean that this will help you as well.
I think you should also update the BIOS and should check if you could update the sound driver.
If this will not help then it would be recommended to contact the ASP technician for opinion?

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When I use my keyboard to raise or lower or switch off volume I used to get a display along the bottom of the screen NOT THE SYMBOL AT BOTTOM RIGHT . The keys still work but there is no display How can I get it back.. I am using Windows 7.

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This on is quite perplexing to me. This is stemming from a volume problem that I had posted before. I have more detail and have narrowed down the problem but not the cause of such. When ever I click the volume control in winamp, not adjust necessarily, just click, my wave setting in my volume control (pannel that comes up by double clicking the speaker in the tray) drops. Of course this affects my overall volume. It is sparatic and does not drop the same amount two times in a row but will drop everytime I click volume in winamp. I am running winXP pro and have not installed so much as an update since the last time this was happening. The only thing I did change is I set up voice recognition in Office XP but I was having this problem before that. I have uninstalled and cleaned out all winamp files and reinstalled. Any suggestions? Winamp is the only player of any kind that this currently happens with.

Also, whenever I am using winamp to play an mp3 or streaming audio and I open another program, any program, or even just minimize/maximize a window, the audio starts cracking. This also has never happend before except of course when there is a heavy load on the system. As I said I am running XP pro, and FYI a Duron 900 cpu and 448MB RAM. As I am having these problems I am using 5% to 10% of my cpu and have 21000k physical memory availible according to task mgr.


Answer:When clicking volume in WinAmp my wave setting in Volume Ctrl drops.

I did some research at the Winamp message board and came up with this.


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I know I should read and followed the pinned piece before I asked for help, but given the emergency please excuse me, is what I encountered:
Blue Screen of death w/ description says uncorrectible hardware error, I guess that's truly bad. 
I did the memory test using sony vaio/ microsoft OEM, memory is good.
I did the system restore several times, although completed and says successful, but blue screen keep coming back.
I went ahead did the CHKDSK, took me 4 and half hours, found 1 bad cluster, but corrected it says, then when i reboot windows, Intel Matrix Storage Console pops up at lower right hand corner of computer, telling me  "a drive is failing, back-up asap; seems to me it's port 1.
I know I need to back up, but given this situation, does it mean i have no choice but to expect this solid state drive is dying and can't be repair??

Answer:BSOD/ Intel RAID volume failing but CHKDSK clean volume

Here is the spec of my laptop:
Sony VGN-AR770U Vista Ultimate sp2
Intel 2.6 Ghz
Solid State HDD 320GB set 2 partitions
did not installed any new stuff lately, ran Malwarebites anti malware, clean at safe mode. 
Many thanks

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hi everyone, I reloaded XP on my X40 to factory default and even updated the winxp to  SP3 as well as to the latest X40 driver (sound,hotkey...etc.) but the volume button on th X40 does not sync with the windows volume slide control but the mute buttons sync with XP vol slide control.. Whats happening is,  I have to adjust the volume level on both XP and on the button. tia 

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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!

Answer: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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Thanks Jimi to the support in <a href="" target="_newWindow" class="jive-link-external">this</a> thread I have fixed the problem :)

But I have another question/problem. The icon of the speaker regulator doesn?t pop up on my display when I regulate the volume.

Can you help me there too?

Excused my bad English
I hope you understand me :)

Answer:Satellite A200:Volume icon don't pop up on display when I change the volume


Sorry but who says that volume regulator should pop up? This regulator will pop up just if you click on small volume symbol placed in task bar.
Moving volume control dial nothing will be shown, just the small icon will be changed and show one, two or three small lines depending on volume level.

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My Windows 7 was installed in Drive C: in Primary partition.

I only have another drive D:, which is also a Primary partition and 200GB in size.

I need to create another drive. So, I use 'Shrink Volume' on Drive D: and free 30GB.

Then 30GB become free space and when I right click on that, I choose to 'Simple Volume' and then format it as NTFS and assign the drive letter E:. All of a sudden after I did that, all the partitions(C: and D now no longer say "Primary Partition". The blue color on top of the partitions also changed to a yellow/brownish color. My guess is that they have been converted to a Simple Volume too.

Well, then I just restart my PC and astonished that my windows 7 can't load. Only a blank screen come ahead to me. No error message given.

I use my Windows 7 DVD and in repair windows section, I use command line and by 'diskpart', i found, my all partition (C: and D: and E present their and there file system is: 'NTFS' and Type is "Simple". No drive there marked as a 'System' or 'boot'.

What should I do now, to recover my Windows 7?

Any kind of help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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is there any way to not have the system beep go off every time i adjust the master volume from the volume control?


Answer:master volume setting in volume control (windows 2003)

wow....that is a great question...i would love to know the answer.

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I can?t see the volume display bar when I increase / decrease volume by Volume Wheel which I have got in my Toshiba Qosmio F20. It used to work but not working since I re-installed my WinXP MCE 2005. Actually it was not working when I installed xp first time 2 years back, but I re-installed my sound driver or hotkeys or something else (which I don?t remember) and then it worked.
Now I did almost everything but still not working.

Anyone can suggest something?

Answer:Qosmio F20 - volume display bar not visible when I increase/decrease volume

Did you install the newest driver and BIOS from the Toshiba website?
Check this:

Give me a reason what happened?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Dell), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 19597 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 461259 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0W2562
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:missing volume panel no mixer i hit volume and it says go to add hardware to add audi

You appear to have a Dell Dimension 8300 desktop.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on it?


Is the sound working?

Are there any entries in the Device Manager with a yellow ? or ! next to them?


You appear to have AVG Free Edition 2013 installed.

Have you been using its registry/file cleaner feature?

Have you been using any other registry/file cleaners?


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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?



Answer:Boosting system beep volume relative to other sound volume?

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When I play games, I tend to volume right down to get rid of the music etc,
but this also turns down the volume for notifications and then I don;t hear them.
Is there any way to control these volumes separately ?

Answer:How can I turn the volume off in a game I am playing without lowering my notifications volume?

Most games I've seen have an option to turn off music/effects within the game itself. Meaning you could hush them, but keep your notifications at whatever volume.

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the volume control buttons at the top of my thinkpad x201 abruptly stopped displaying the speakers volume level. when the user presses the higher or lower volume keys. it has nothing to do with the microft speakers' volume control in the taskbar. running xp pro, sp3, thinkpad model 3249 CTO i just reloaded the hot key package, but it didn't help. i would appreciate advice and suggestions. thanks very much,        


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Answer:x201 volume control buttons do not display volume levels

Hello Campus56,
To resolve the issue you need to update the Power Manager software.
Kindly download the update version of Power Manager from mentioned below web link.
Best Regards,

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When I go to Accessories / Entertainment, instead of Volume Control, it said RealPlayer

I unistalled RP, and now its (empty)

How do I get my volume control back?

Thanks in advance


Answer:RealPlayer "bumped" my Volume Control

Try re-installing your audio sound drivers.

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Hi guys! Just got my Lenovo Ideapad Z370 and very happy with the looks and performance, but one thing is really annoying me since I got it.The touch buttons above F9-F12 keys never worked. Since the first time I turned on the notebook they just lie there, completely off, with no lights and no function at all.I tried to reinstall the drivers, the onekey theatre soft and a bunch of suggested drivers in this forums and still have no clue how to fix it. Someone can help me?Thanks,Gui 

Answer:Touch buttons (mute, volume down, volume up, onekey theatre, star and moon) doesn't work in Z370

usually upgrading graphic card causes this. have you updated the drivers? have you tried to re-install power management?

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Okay so I went to hop on my desktop today, it wasn't waking up when I move mouse etc, which was odd because it was on. So I restarted it and I've had two options for windows 10 for a while now volume 1 and 4 I don't know why, I've always used 1 but now when I click 1 it just goes to black screen, monitor is awake cause my light turns blue when it is, I pressed windows key with something I forgot what button while in black screen and sound was coming through. So I restated again and went on volume 4 and that worked fine out dated stuff since I haven't used it but it was working. I would like to get back on my main volume, or at least know what the issue is.

i did a Nvidia graphic card update a day or two ago as well.
i also tried to go to the troubleshoot screen when you open windows 10 which worked fine, but when I clicked restore to a previous time-black screen- and then I tried removing everything completely clicked that option -black screen-
Thanks for help ahead of time!!

Answer:Windows 10 black screen on volume 1(main) and not Volume 4(old)

UPDATE: so I went into volume 4 and attempted a complete wipe again, once I clicked it screen went black for a while and no sign it was working, so now I put in my windows XP disk and am going to attempt a clean install of that, then just upgrade to windows 10.

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I have the Helix i5 and the problem I'm having is that when I plug in my headphones, the volume does not automatically adjust. If my speakers are on full volume, so are my headphones when I plug them in. Please help me fix this. My Microsoft Surface never had such a ridiculous issue like this.


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Answer:Headphone and speaker volume problem. Volume is not memorized.

Are you sure this is standard behaviour? This is the first time I hear Windows adjusting the volume depending on what you plug in.

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Before I upgraded to Vista, there use to be a green bar at the bottom of the screen, so whenever you increased/decreased the volume, you would know.

This has disappeared.

Anyone know where a copy of this "OnScreen Display' Tool can be found?

Answer:Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

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For some reason the onscreen display for the volume controls and screen brightness on my W530 stop working after coming back from sleep or resume. I updated Power Management, Hotkey and Interface but the problem still rears its ugly head. If I go into screen resolution and advanced and on screen then uncheck Enable onscreen and recheck it...the controls work again.

Answer:Volume control buttons do not display volume level...

try to reinstall the OSD software. Uninstall the current OSD software that you have, and download the latest version from below.
Edit note: Wrong link. See below for the correct link.

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On Windows XP with Conexant Audio Driver the volume control setting inside the SMARTaudio maps setting 10 to 1 or 2 for the windows volume control/OSD(i.e. quite loud), thus the volume set to bar 4-5 is already deafing.  Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I year ago i was trying to save power. I was having issues with my cpu overheating. I went somewhere in my pc, i forgot where and in an effort to lower power consumption, i combined sounds in the volume mixer. The cpu issue has been solved. Now i want to
open 3 web pages that all use sound and i want to be able to have 3 different volume levels for each. I've forgotten where I went to to combine the volume levels. That what i want to know: where to go, in windows,k where i can un-combine the volume levels.
thanks much.

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Answer:multi-volume-disc-set and how can i repair input volume

Please give more information. I don't understand what you mean.

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y0 I got this other problem i really hate. The most. Please jonathan_king, zigzag reply please. I beg you, i got this problem that i plug in my headphones and its extremely low volume. It use to work fine, but now nope. I tried the jacks on the front, back and my monitor. Please help me.

Answer:Extremely low volume on headphones but high volume on speakers

Just so you know, Ken and I aren't the only members of this site. We have 200+ active, knowledgeable members, many of which I'm sure can figure out your problem. Ken and I just roam the Crashes section.

Have you tried a different set of headphones? Have you tried those headphones in another machine?

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Hi everyone,I had the hard drive replaced recently in my G580 (Windows7) and everything is perfect except this one thing. I use the Volume: FN/down and FN/up a lot. It's very awkward that I can't see the volume setting any more. I know I can use the volume control in the tray but that is too slow to use in a live muic situation.btw the Fn/brightness also works but doesn't show the settings.Is this a setting that has gone awry that I can easily change?I've seen posts about the FN not working at all but nothing about it owrking but just not being visible.Thanks for any help.

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as title says I have lost the taskbar icon and you tube clips are silent
I didnt notice this happen and the control panel says this notification is not currently active
all suggestions welcome but I am a novice

Answer:Satellite L850 - volume icon and volume lost

problem solved I just shut down (instead of restart) the system and icon has re appeared

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I have a truecrypt encrypted volume which is my entire hard drive.  This contains the windows OS and my files(one of many backed up encrypted copies).  I would now like to implement a 2nd truecrypt volume inside this present truecrypt volume.  Truecrypt calls this a hidden volume.  The idea is that at boot-up, you can use one of two passwords.  The one you choose dictates which (the primary or the hidden) volume.  The easy way to do this is to do it when first creating both truecrypt volumes but I did not realize I wanted to create this hidden volume until now.  All of the instructions I have seen require you to dismount the encrypted volume which will host the hidden volume first.  However I can't do that because I need that volume decrypted in order to run the truecrypt software which performs the function.  
Any ideas other than decrypting the encrypted volume and starting from scratch?

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I have an HP f2105 21" monitor running on Windows 7 x64. Recently the Volume Icon keeps appearing on my screen, and automatically increases the volume to 100%. I have not made any significant changes in my operating system. The Icon stands in front of all other screens and cannot be dismissed. It quits when it's ready after a few seconds. It pops up every 3-4 minutes or so. My drivers are up to date. I've tried disconnecting the monitor and reconnecting it. Turning it off and on, etc. So far nothing has helped.

Answer:Volume Icon keeps appearing on screen and increases volume a...

Hello melb1946Does your keyboard have volume buttons? I know in my experiences I have sometimes run into similar scenarios. In my case the problem was accidentally hitting the volume button on my keyboard. How is your sound setup in Windows 7? Is your monitor set as the default sound device? Do other sound devices increase their volumes?Probably one of the best ways to isolate the problem would be to put the monitor on another computer and see if the sound continues to appear and go up.

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Have an external USB hard drive caddy with a naked Raptor drive sitting in it which has one partition that is the entire capacity of the Raptor drive...this is an 'active' volume.
1. Can someone tell me if I delete the volume under Computer Management>Disk Management>Delete Volume will this return it to being an 'inactive' volume?
2. Also can you tell me after deletion will I need to initialise the drive in the usual way like when one installs a new drive in a PC?
3. Upon reboot will Windows just offer to initialise it within Disk Management?

I want it to just be a simple, basic, single partition drive just for data backup. In past it was my OS drive which is when it was made an active volume. Using W7/64bit professional.


Answer:Does Deleting USB HardDrive(Volume)Revert It To Inactive Volume

Use Mini tool Partition Wizard home edition to do what you want with the drive...

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So i try to change my volume and my volume slider changes to 100 no matter which i number put but thats not all after i do the slider changes from 100 to That number i set in a fast rate. I found a "balance" tab in my speaker propreties and it says L R and C went from 0 to 100 really fast and dont stop or change if i try to do so. can i pls get some help? (windows 7 x64)

Answer:Volume slider going from 100 to a random number when i try to change the volume

Maybe your mouse is configured to be really sensitive... You can change this in the Control Panel.

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Volume? is a free advanced Windows volume control tool that gives you more options folr controlling your computers volume. Project Title: Volume? Developer: Irza Alexandr Official Site: (Link Updated) Interface: Multilanguage (English, German, Russian) License: FreeWare Volume? - Advanced Windows volume control. The main function is control volume by using one of several ways:
- A simple rotation of the mouse wheel over: taskbar, tray, tray icon and etc.
- Using hot keys
- With a simple mouse movement at the edge of the screen
- With additional mouse buttons
Additional functionality includes the following:
- Control the brightness of the screen
- Safe removal USB flash drives
- Opening doors CD / DVD
- Peak Meter
- Shedule - set volume by time
In this case, all the above listed actions are accompanied by beautiful OSD (which the program has more than 100 pieces)

Answer:Volume˛ - Advanced Windows volume control tool

Link to official page Volume?

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for some reason, the volume on real player sorta acts like the master volume thing.. hope that makes sense. for instance, i started playing a game and the sound was just reaaaal loud. so i remembered i watched something recently on real player and put the volume on max. so i lowered it and it fixed the problem. and if i listen to music from winamp, i lower the volume on real player, and the volume goes down. how do i fix this??

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ok so this problem was just about from the beginning. i thought i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of Msn M. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by youtube, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m. even now with live messenger i have the issue. im tired of being patient so here i am

windows xp sp2
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.

Answer:Other volume bars control the main volume of windows xp

trying to keep it alice bump~

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hi i would like to ask you how to shrink volume and then create new volume so that it will convert from basic to dynamic. is there any method in windows 10 thnx i will wait for your reply.

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Question: Volume Settings

I would like to know if there is any way I can program my pc to turn up the volume louder. Its on max on everything but it still plays as if its still to low. Anyone have any advice?

Answer:Volume Settings

Are your speakers powered? Plain, unpowered speakers won't go any louder.

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Question: Volume settings

So I have sort of a simple question that I cant figure out. I usually keep my volume on 30. Whenever my computer goes into sleep mode or restarts though, the computer turns on with a lower volume. Is there a default setting that I can change where I don't have to turn the volume up everytime? Im not completely lazy but it would be convenient. thanks

Answer:Volume settings


Volume decreasing after sleep or restart could be related to sound drivers. We can uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers on the computer.

Open device manager -> sound, video and game controllers -> right click and uninstall drivers for each sound option.

Ensure no audio device is installed in device manager. Reboot the computer.

Then install the sound drivers on the computer and restart the computer.

Please post back with the results.

Thanks and regards,
Madhur B

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My little speaker has gone and i dont know to retrieve it to adjust my volume. Can any one help?

Answer:Volume settings (on tool bar)

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ok... someone look at the screenshot of the volume mixer and tell me those squares belong....

Answer:volume mixer settings

doesnt appear to be causing a problem... but it is weird..

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Hello, Ten Forums!

I was wondering whether it were possible to open the volume mixer instead of the volume control when left-clicking on the volume icon in the tray. At the moment I have it set to open the old classic menu, but not the volume mixer.

So, is it possible?



Answer:Is it possible to open the volume mixer instead of volume control

All i see is right clicking to do this. What do you mean by classic menu ?

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Hello Guys,
this is my first post on eightforums,
i recently got a new laptop "asus vivobook" that came preloaded with windows 8.
The laptop comes with a hybrid 24 GB ssd (8GB of those are for the system files,windows 8 is installed on,the remaining are in a 2nd partition for recovery)
i deleted the recovery partition and made a recovery on an 8 GB usb drive,because im dual booting a different linux os alongside windows.
I used rEFInd boot manager to boot the 2 operating systems,everything boot and works fine.
However,since the dual booting started i noticed that the windows 8 loading time has became a bit slower,when i choose to sart windows 8 the asus logo appears and under it this message
"Scanning and repairing volume (\\?\Volume{...large hex identifier..}): 100% Complete"
it stays for 2,3 seconds and then windows 8 start,i ran a chkdsk for the c drive,but that didnt solve the problem.
Is there any way to fix this issue,

Answer:Scanning and repairing volume (\\?\Volume...) on startup

The problem you are seeing could be caused by the Win8 "fastboot" feature. Disable fastboot and see if that fixes the problem. It can occur on dual boot and other multi partition configurations.

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Short Story
Wave meter in volume control keeps stopping. I googled it, seems to be a virus. Performed a virus scan, came up with nothing. Did it with another anti-virus program, also showed nothing. Need help. Thanks.

Long Story
So basically, I wanted to watch a youtube video. When I played it, there was no sound. Thinking it was a simple volume problem, I checked the video volume, the small icon on the taskbar, and even went into the control panel to adjust the volume settings. I thought it might be my headphones, but I tried using the speakers and neither worked. I tried doing the voice playback, and then I could hear my voice. I thought maybe it was fixed. Played the video, no sound. At that point I thought it was my sound card. I didn't want to replace it, so I kept trying to look for a better solution. After much frustration, I managed to make my way into the volume control. Start - Control Panel - Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices - Adjust the System Volume - Audio - Sound Playback: Default Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio - Volume - Wave. I saw that the Wave option was all the way down, and moved it up. After moving it, I could hear the video crystal clear, so I closed all the windows I didn't need anymore. Well, after about 30 seconds, the volume shut off again. I went back into volume control, and the wave bar was all the way down again. I raised it, and closed the window. I was looking for the apply button to become available, for I had assumed that not app... Read more

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Bought a G510 (59411985) a couple the other week and just tried to listen to music in heaphones. The volume is (in my mind) extremely low even with iTunes and the system volume at the highest volume. Have been browsing threads on here where one suggest open the Smart Audio application and raise the levels on the "mixer", but my version only seems to have volume levels for headphones and mic, and the headphone level is already max. A suggestion from the Smart Audio help section talks about disabling the factory set headphone limiter /depending on the system, but I can't find where I do that. Btw, that Smart Audio interface is probably the ugliest one I've seen.

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hello, im have to this problem, im listening Technics amplifier from lenovo g510, and sound is so low, whats problem, how fix it?

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I'm hoping someone can help me please. I have an HP laptop running W10 and want to convert from HDD to a Samsung SSD. The cloning utility from Samsung will only work if the volumes on the HDD are basic, but for some reason on this particular HDD they are dynamic. How to I convert them from dynamic to basic?
Thanks in advance.

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