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Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

Question: Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

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?

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Answer: Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

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The mute/volume controls on my Thinkpad T410 is a little spotty and the screen brightness controls work but don't show the green brightness meter that I'm used to from older Thinkpads.   Is there a thinkvantage software that specifically adds the volume/screen green bars? FYI I have the T410 with WinXP and none of the Thinkvantage software currently installed (except Presentation Director which is giving me separate issues). Thanks in advance to whoever I'll be giving the accepted solutions to!  Ricky

Answer:Green Volume and Screen Brightness Bars Missing

Those are included with the Hotkeys package, so install that, and you should have those on-screen menu's again.

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I have T61 with fresh install Window 7. After Win7 the laptop is VERY fast. The difference is incredible! I was running XP and everything worked perfect, now the green-colored volume indicators that appear on the LCD screen is NOT working. Yes, I did downloaded the driver(s) from Lenovo site and made the rest work just fine. Blue button works as well and when I open ThinkVantage I don't get any error. Any idea/help greatly appreciated. (I can live with out it, but it would be nice to have a perfect running laptop) TIAIvone

Answer:Green-colored volume indicators that appear on the LCD screen NOT working


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I have a Qosmio G20 which i bought in Japan last year and have since changed it over to English operating system and drivers. However one thing ive noticed that is different from the Japanese set up is that everytime i adjust the Volume level using the wheel on the right hand side of the laptop, a large green Volume level display comes up on the screen. I want to get rid of this cos it takes up nearly half of the screen. The Japanese version didnt have this problem.

I checked all the settings in Control Panel and various Properties sections as well but couldnt find anything.

Any suggestions how to remove it? Any other Qosmio users have this on their screen?


Answer:Qosmio G20: How to get rid of large, green on-screen volume display?

It's normal and disappears after 2/3 seconds.

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After the installation of windows 7 in my Thinkpad  T430, following functions are not displaying on the screen when I am using it. Bluetooth and Wifi ON/OFF window.Volume +/- and mute display. (Volume butons are working but not dispalying)Brightness +/-Caps Lock ON/OFF dispaly on screen. Please let me know where I can get these. 

Answer:Wifi, Bluetooth and volume control not displaying on screen.

Hi Ajimp2010,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
As per the query we understood that you are not getting Onscreen Display of the function keys on your ThinkPad T4230.
To resolve this issue you have to install the supporting drivers and application.
Download latest graphic driver, Lenovo power management, Lenovo power manager & Hotkey feature application and install it one by one.
Note: If you have already installed any of the above application, please uninstall it and then restart the system after that install the above applications.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I have a Satellite Pro A300 with a volume dial. When you change the volume using it, it works (although it does not work as the system is starting which is really annoying, especially when you turn it on each day in a library) however there is usually no on screen indicator to show what level the volume is at. Once, I have seen an indicator display which looked to be apart Toshiba Hot Key Utility but after a restart it disappeared again.

It is really impractical not being able to see what level the volume is at as you change it. Can anyone help me out here? Marks going for anyone who can help me sort out the start up volume level as well!

Answer:Satellite Pro A300: No volume indicator displaying on screen

hi CiRi,

try using the "Fn+esc" keys to mute your system....
it will stay muted even at reboot...

if none of the keys have a special "Fn" function reinstall the "value added package" and "hotkeys" from the toshiba download page.

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I have recently updated my system and now the silver volume keys and fn+birghtness no longer display.Am running T500 with XP SP3.  Have reinstalled the power manager and UtlraNav with no results.How can I fix this?


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Answer:T500 on screen volume/brightness indicator no longer displaying

you also have to reinstall the On Screen Display software for the T500.

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I am able to adjust the screen brightness and volume however the indicator of the volume and brightness are missing on the screen. Buttons for example, volume, brightness and mute - these functioning properly, but I don't see anything on screen.I installed Energy Management, but still not function.My operating system is Windows 7 64bit. The problem I have on two identical computers ideapad Z510.

Answer:Screen brightness or volume indicator are not displaying WIN7 64bit

Hi Perszing5,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with On-Screen display on your Lenovo Z510.
Please uninstall both Graphic driver and Energy management application from the system and restart.
Download latest drivers of both graphic driver and energy management application from support site and check with installing it.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Normally it shows several vertical bars next to eachother that fill up or deplete corresponding to the volume. The function key works fine for other things, such as Fn+up/down to adjust screen brightness. If I click the sound icon in the tray in the lower right hand corner, then use Fn+left/right it will raise/lower the sound but very slowly (still with no screen indication).


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Answer:Lenovo Y560p Fn+left/right arrows (volume) not displaying normally on screen

Fixed my problem: "Lenovo Energy Management" was the issue. Supposed to uninstall it and reinstall, but could not find it to uninstall. I just reinstalled over it and restarted my computer and it was fixed. My msconfig file under startup programs shows 2 different energy management entries (with only one checked). Kind of bothers me. Oh well, basically fixed.The energy management install file was on the Lenovo site.

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Hi, Win 7 clean install worked pretty well.  Have downloade most Lenovo packages, incl HotKey, but excluding Presentation Director and Access Manager. But it seems, I can't get the green indicators (bottom center of screen) to work for when I press the volume, screen brightness, night light functions.  Any advice please?   Thank you.l

Answer:Hi, No Green indicators (volume/screen brightness) after successful Windows 7 upgrade.

Go to CONTROL PANEL > DISPLAY PROPERTIES > SETTINGS > ADVANCED. you should have 5 standard menus and about 8 ATI tabs and there should be a tab that says ON SCREEN DISPLAY click on this and that should give you the settings you need for volume/brightness/light and one other setting to be displayed on screen

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Question: Green Volume Bar

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 on my Lenovo W530. I installed the drivers throug Lenovo System Update. When I now use my Volume control buttoms two volume bars show up. Does anybody have an idea how to remove the green one? Thank you very much ! 

Answer:Green Volume Bar

Are you sure that's not third party? I have never seen the green one on a ThinkPad before, only the black and white one (standard on Thinkpad before WIndows 8).

W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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I have an R61 and the green volume indicator bar has disappeared. I have googled for a solution but so far, nothing has helped. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks!!


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Answer:green volume bar is gone

Hi kathy1,
Reinstall following drivers:-

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Question: Green Volume bars

I was wondering if anyone knew how to get those green "volume bars" to show up when you use the volume buttons on your keyboard. I used them in Media Center, but don't have them in Vista. I can change volume or activate mute, but I miss the visual. Any ideas?


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I have a HP dv5-1235dx laptop; windows 7;64 bit. All of the touch keys work including the touch pad (I like using a mouse). My computer has a slider bar above the keyboard for volume. When you slide your finger across the volume displays on the screen (blue bar). My problem: I do have volume, but the bar on the screen no longer displays. I have contacted HP and downloaded the Quick Touch keys software and also the updated BIOS. This still does not fix my bar showing.
I had another problem recently with email links being blocked and found a fix through a forum which had to do with the registry being changed to Chrome, which I no longer have on the computer.
Could my problem with the display bar also be a setting changed in the registry? If so, would you know what I need to change it back so everything works.
Really don't want to reform the whole computer.

Answer:volume Control Bar not Displaying

If you installed this software:

Here's the fix/enhancement for that package (please see the red type):


# Fix/Enhancement: Removes on-screen volume display for notebooks running a Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating system.

I'd suggest searching the web for older versions of this software if you want that functionality.

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I just noticed that the green hotkeys volume bar has disappeared from two R500?s (2714-CTO) thatI own. Both are running Windows 7 professional. One is running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit, whileThe other is running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. The 64 bit machine has just been re-imaged from a set of original Lenovo supplied recovery DVD?s. The reload process installed Norton Internet Security (2009). After the re-load was complete, I installed Windows 7 SP1 from an original Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 DVD. Next, I manually installed the latest version of Update Retriever and System Update, turned on the antenna for the first time, and ran System Update to update all Lenovo drivers. The other machine has been running Windows 7 professional 32 bit since being purchased in 2009. It has never been re-imaged, and the green volume bar was working until recently. Both are currently running Hotkey Features Integration V3.89.0000, and Lenovo Power Management V1.67.04.05.   Any ideas on which software, and which version of that software, is needed to get that functionality back. 

2 ThinkPad R500's 2714-CTO T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7/10. ThinkPad R500 2714-CTO P8600 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win 7. ThinkPad R61 8932-CTO T8300 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win Vista. ThinkPad T500 2241-DB9 T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7. ThinkCenter A63 5237-CTO 3GB Ram Win 7


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Answer:Green Hotkeys Volume bar has disappeared

Hi All,I did some research, and came across the following, as mentioned in: ?To make OSD work, you might need to install Hotkey driver and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.To test if this is your issue, run C:\DRIVERS\HOTKEY\OSD\tposdsvc.exe and see if it complains that msvcr100.dll is missing. If it does, install Visual C++ and it should work after that.? What is not said, but what is critical, is that you have to install the 32 bit version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package, even on a 64 bit version of Windows 7 Professional. You then have to reboot the computer after the install for the change to take effect. I know because I initially tested this concept on my R500, running a 32 bit version of Windows 7, and it worked like a charm. I then tested it on my R500, running a 64 bit version of Windows 7, and assumed that it would require installing the 64 bit version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package for this to work. I was wrong. As a lark, I uninstalled the 64 bit version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package and installed the 32 bit version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package. Success! I must admit that I don?t understand the technical reason for this. If someone would like to provide an explanation, I would love to hear it. Case closed.
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How to make green volume bar to disappeared? I'm using Toshiba laptop (Vista 32 bit) . After reinstalling windows, now i have a horizontal green volume bar at the bottom of the screen that is really annoying!! Its appears each time i click volume on keyboard also caps lock and Numluck.
I thought was with problem keyboard drivers so i downloaded new Drivers from Logitech, also i downloaded new sound and video drivers still nothing plz help. I hate that green bar !
I used to know how to turn it off on Xp but i have no idea how to do it on Vista

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Hi, I have a T-61. I just found out that the green light that shows up in the lower center of my moniter for volume and brightness has disappeared. Could someone help me to have the green light back on again? Thanks,reg08


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Answer:Green light for volume and brightness

Are you talking about something like this?  If so, I believe you will need the hotkey driver for your T61, available here:

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I have windows 7 and norton had to do a system restore on my computer in order to eliminate a rootkit. In the process of restoring the system my green volume control bar is missing. How can I get it back??


Why are you running Norton? Does your sound work at all?

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I'm using a backlit keyboard made by Sunbeam Tech on an HP pc running Windows XP Pro, and the keyboard has separate buttons to mute, increase, and decrease sound. The word 'volume' and blocks in bright green flash near the bottom of the screen whenever the backlight is on even if no sounds are being played. When I turn off the backlight feature, the flashing goes away, and when I turn the backlight on, the flashing green returns. I'd appreciate it if someone might know of someway I could eliminate the flashing green but still have the backlight on. Thank you.

Answer:Volume flashing in bright green

Should only flash if the volume is being adjusted, or possibly an option in the keyboard software. Have you checked the keyboard software?

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Hello to all. New to forum. Vexed by volume problems. No audio device listed in control panel. Bad device driver message in winamp. Worked fine until just recently. I lost internet audio from videos [Google, YouTube and embedded]. Uninstalled Adobe Flash and Re-installed. Then Wimamp crashed. No mp3s. Just enrolled in an online course. Wouldn't you know....I have a Dell 8100 with XP. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Solved: No volume online, now no volume at all.

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As in the screenshot here you can see that the volume control is running and selected but not displaying on the desktop.
I am using windows xp sp3 and I have tried restarting my computer.
Any help appreciated and if you have a question feel free to ask. 

Answer:Volume control running but not displaying

ISSUE SOLVED It turns out the window was opening off-screen.

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I have a keyboard that has volume -/+ and mute settings that I use alot but its acting wierd recently. When I press any of the keys, at the bottom of the screen 'Master Volume' and a series of bars indicating the volume pop up in green text. Now, I'm getting the same Master Volume deal but except it appears at the top of the screen and a large rectangle around it apears too in a pink / purple colour covering everything behind it. How do you change how windows handles this if you can?

It also happens when I turn press num lock and caps lock (same pink rectangle).

I'm using windows XP and ive done NOTHING I think to change how it operates.

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I want to move my green volume bar a bit higher? Is that possible?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.


Answer:How to change position of the green volume indicator?

By green volume bar I mean:
It's appearing 30% on taskbar, and 70% on desktop. I want 100% on desktop.

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I have speakers plugged in to my computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. The computer is recognizing that I have speakers plugged in and when I play something the green bar moves with the music. However, no sound is coming from the speakers. I have gone into the BIOS settings and enabled onboard audio. All sliders are at their full volume. I have unplugged and replugged the speakers, rebooted, shut down, uninstalled and reinstalled the sound driver, all to no avail. I have eliminated the possibility of the speakers being broken by testing them with an iPod.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Green Bar in Volume Control is Moving, No Sound

May be a "duh" but have you checked the headphone jack in front to see if you get sound there ??

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Hey there! A few days ago I changed my hdd because the last one got corrupted and had a lot of bad sectors so I installed a new windows 7 OS. Everything was smooth until the sound suddenly stopped. I wasn't doing anything in particular. I noticed the green bar on the volume control is moving but I had no sound. I plugged headphones in - same thing. Anyways it fixed with a reboot and I thought it was a one time bug. But it happened 4 times already and the only other thing that fixes it beside rebooting is uninstalling the sound device from the device manager and installing it again. What is causing this? I downloaded my Realtek drivers and I ran them with the setup.exe file and they are currently installed on my PC but they don't seem to do anything. These are pictures from the various things I wanted you to see that look normal:

imgur: the simple image sharer

What may be causing this and how can I fix it?

Answer:No audio but the green sound bar on the volume control is moving?

Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver installed. I don't know what your hardware is but what is listed is the "High Definition Audio Device" which is the Windows installed generic sound driver. You should install the correct driver from your PC vendor.

In addition I see the NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device and that has caused some problems in the past. Temporarily disable that in the Device Manager and see if that helps.

Please fill in the "My System Specs". It helps us to try and help you.

Also, here is the instructions on posting screen shots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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How do I change my System Reserved and C Drives back to blue (primary volume)?

Answer:System Reserved and (C:) Drives are Green (Simple Volume)


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Can I get an on screen volume display for my HP keyboard?

I already installed the drivers for it, as well as the software that comes with it. The thing is, that when use the volume knob or hit mute, it indicates it in a lil popup bubble in the system tray...

On my old multimedia keyboard, it showed on my monitor, like as in it showed a number of bars to indicate the volume..

Is there any software I can get to make it display it on my monitor like that, instead of putting it in the popup bubble?


Answer:Solved: On screen volume indicator...

Never mind, problem solved. Works on laptops and desktops too.


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Everything is Messed Up! Help!
I woke up about a day ago and i got on the computer. When i got on the screen was bigger then normal, and when i went to screen resolution, it was fixed. Then i tried to play my favorite game, Combat Arms ( Which i had just played yesterday) And it said i need atleast Direct X 9. (Which i have) and i just bought a graphics card at around july (EVGA). I asked my mom if she touched anything and she said that when she ran a virus test there was like 100 trojans and she deleted a lot of stuff. I just fixed my volume by downloaded the drivers for it and now its back to "No Audio Device" When im looking at the headset which contains a mic and headphones that i used yesterday. 7J5RNG1 is the is the service tag number and its a dell computer. Please help me!:

Answer:[SOLVED] Help Me Please. Screen is Bigger, No Volume, Ect.

Download your drivers for your computer here You will need to load the audio driver. And if you have a separate Video card, you will need to reinstall the driver from that manufacturer as well. go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager see what other devices drivers need to be reinstalled. Load them from the link above.

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Not sure if this is the correct area to post this, but I will hope you will forgive me if I am wrong.

I have recently been doing some house-cleaning (removing old programs, cleaning registry, etc.), and now the screen indicators (sound level and mute indicator) are not showing up on my computer anymore. The functions work to adjust the sound and mute it, but the indicators don't show up.

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 using Windows XP SP3 with a GForce Flat Panel monitor, a Turtle Beach "Santa Cruz" sound card and a GE keyboard (it was a keyboard from Dell w/ programmable keys, but it died)...anyway the same driver works fine on the keyboard.

I would appreciate any help that anyone can provide.

Thank you,


Answer:Solved: No Volume Bar on screen anymore

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Hi, I've installed Windows 7 64bit and everything is fine except displaying menu (progress bar) for brightness / volume, I can do more and less bright and louder or silent - but On screen menu is not displaying. I was trying everything:1. installed Hotkey Feature Integrations 2. Installed Patch for Hotkey 3. Installed Power Manager 4. reinstall few graphic card drivers 5. reinstall Hotkey Feature Integrations 6. I've checked that service "On Screen Display" and "Lenovo Hotkej Client Loader" and "Lenovo PM Service" are working fine 7. I've checked HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> IBM --> TPHOTKEY --> OnScreenDisplay- but everything is set correctly 8. In Graphic Card properties menu "On Screen Display" is enabled I have no more ideas why it's not working. I'm fighting with it two days and nothing. I can't even update automatically all software from lenovo web page: I've installed: LSBSetup.exe but I don't know what is the sense of it?When I'm using option: "System update" -it's asking me to download LSBSetup.exe... and asking again and again (kind of loop). Is there anyone who has any idea how to solve it? REgards Pawel  

Answer:T400 - OnScreen menu is not displaying progress bar for brightness/volume...


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My Studio 1535 (laptop with Vista) suddenly stopped showing any display a few days ago.  I have tried disconnecting the power cord and the battery, and doing a shutdown by holding down the power key, but none of these methods have had any effect.  I have had nothing but a blank screen, but when I attach an external monitor, everything is operating properly on the external monitor, so it doesn't seem to be a processor issue.  The day this started, I went to boot up the computer and there was a lot of beeping going on, so I had to remove the batter and the power cord to make it stop. 
I also have flashing volume control keys, and was wondering if that might be a clue to what is going on, and what needs to be corrected?  The Mute key and the Volume Up key are flashing on and off at the same time.  The Volume Down key is steadily on.  I will say that prior to about two weeks ago, the Media shortcut keys had all stopped working for about a year.  Suddenly they started working again, (and actually continue to work), but the monitor is just a black screen.  Any idea if this could be a backlight issue, video chip issue or something else?  I'd like to at least be able to salvage the laptop for my kids to use if the fix is not too expensive.  Thanks!  
(This all began after a recent iTunes update, but I'm not thinking that is related.  Just throwing it out there.)

Answer:Studio 1535 monitor not displaying, volume controls flashing

Hi DraagynLady,
Let's try the following steps and see it works.Run the LCD BIST.
To run the LCD BIST (Built in Self-test):

Power off the computer
Press and hold the D key on the keyboard while pressing the power button, then release both at the same time.
This will initiate A grey screen, then Red, then Blue, then Green, then White

I would recommend you to check the status of the volume keys. You may watch the video for possible LED codes that may display with the possible failure:

Please reply if you have any questions.

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I am having the same problem of having a gray box in the middle of my screen displaying a volume control. It pops in and out and covers the screen behind it. I have tried restore, then wipe and reload but it keeps coming back. I have tried turning of all sound devices and no luck. I see someone else posted the same problem a while back and no solution was found. I have the same E-Machine computer that was mentioned by the lister.

Here are the notes:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:03:31 PM, on 11/2/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
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Answer:Solved: volume window in middle of screen

not malware related so moved to vista forum

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Hi,  I am using Z570 from last one year. Now I am facing an issue with volume keys light.These lights will be on for a while after the system boots. Then after some time these lights will get automatically off.So, I wanted to know is there any setting which I need to change or is there any software issues?Please help me in solving the issue.  Thanks,Maruthi 

Answer:Z570 - Volume, mute, one key theatre, thermal management Lights are not displaying

HiYou have to reinstall the energy management software on your laptopGo to this link choose your system and download the drivers.

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with something. My mom's friend is having a problem with her computer. All her husband did was delete 500 email messages out of outlook express at one time and then the computer messed up. when they restart they have an option of choosing safe mode, normal windows, etc. No matter what they choose, it says it can't start and goes to a blue screen of death with this error: unmountable_boot_volume
STOP: 0X000000ED(0X81A97538, 0XC000009C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
They had ran a test or something and it found 41 errors and said something about an error: IDE uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.

They have a Dell computer, XP, that's about all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated on how to fix this. Thanks!

Answer:Solved: blue screen of death unmountable boot volume please help fix!!

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,

Answer:Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

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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 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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I recently upgraded my W700 to a clean Win7 Pro x64 install, downloaded the latest Win7 drivers from the Lenovo website, and did a manual install of all of them. Mostly there were no problems, however the OSD for mute, volume up/down, and brightness did not work. Here is the page for the Hotkey Features Integration package, which contains the OSD program: Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bi... The problem appears to be a bug in latest version of the OSD program, for the W700. I collected data on the various versions of the OSD utility; see below (I have used the overall package version as a reference, although the OSD program itself has a different version). Here is the fix: 1) Install the latest Hotkey Features Integration package. This gets the latest other packages, plus a broken version of OSD.2) Manually uninstall the OSD program (in Control Panel:Uninstall); reboot.3) Download and install the Hotkey Features Integration package version 3.85.0000. This is last version which works fully with the W700. Run the package installer, the run the installer itself. Make sure that only the OSD component is selected; run setup; reboot. That should fix it. It appears that the bug also exists in Win XP. Here is the info I have on the various versions: 3.33.0002 - OSD Works with W7003.81.0100 - OSD Works with W7003.84.2000 - OSD Works with W7003.85.0000 - OSD Works with W700 <&l... Read more

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:Volume² - Advanced Windows volume control tool

Link to official page Volume?

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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I recently got this problem, that my volume hotkeys stopped working, (Acer Aspire 5560G) AMD High Definition Audio. I also tryed plug in other keyboard that have's volume hotkeys but still doesn't work.

Answer:Volume hotkey (fn+volume+-) doesn't work

Still need help

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I have MusicMatch Jukebox on my WinXP pc. When MMJ is turned on it invariably adjusts the Wave slider in the Windows sound panel. The result is lower sound.There also seems to be a conflict sometimes between MMJs own independent volume slider & the Windows volume control.None of my other media players have any of the above problems.Any ideas.Cheers.


Hi rotormota, I had a similar problem with Winamp. It turned out that the Winamp volume slider was set at 50%.Using media player was fine but everytime I used Winamp it reduced the volume slider on my Windows play control by half.Mike

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Hello. Thanks in advance for anyone taking the time to read this.  I`m in a crux...
Here are my computer specs:
OS: Windows 7 64bit home premium (latest windows updates installed)
CPU: Intel i5 3570K (slightly oc`d to 43)
mobo: Asus p8z77-v Pro/thunderbolt
gpu: Asus HD 7850
sound card: none (using onboard realtek)
logitech mouse
cheap keyboard
speakers: logitech externally powered (two speakers 1 subwoofer - really cheap)
I put all the parts together myself and had the system running nice - before I moved.  At the time there were no problems with sound I also had a DAC connected via USB, so I was switching between headphones and speakers depending on the occassion.
Here`s where my prob started.  I recently moved.  I carried the pc by hand to ensure it didn`t get banged up or incur any excessive shock.  Aside from the slight bobbing motion of my walking I`d believe no harm was done to the machine. 
I hooked it up at the new apartment, with the hdmi cable going from ati card to the TV.  The TV plays back the sound perfectly - running the sound through the speakers though the volume is nearly inaudible over the fan sound.  I tried to play sound through various software, youtube, windows media player, vlc, and others (ensuring their respective volume sliders were at full), but it`s still quiet. 
When I hooked up the PC this second time the mouse and keyboard were most likely connected to different usb... Read more

Answer:Very quiet volume although all (?) volume controls are maxed.

As you say the sound over your TV is excellent, there is almost certainly nothing wrong with the performance of your on-board sound. Without seeing them, am I right in thinking that you take a lead from the audio out at the back of your computer to the speakers, and their internal amplifier drives the sound output ?  If so, and this may be very silly, is this lead plugged into the correct socket at the back of the computer ?
Failiing that, see if you can borrow some speakers from a friend, any speakers at all will do. This will enable you to determine if the problem is with your speakers or the sound output.
Chris Cosgrove

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hello all,

can someone help me with my issue.?..My XP was recently re-installed on my IBM laptop and for some reason the sound from my built-in speaker is very low..I adjusted its volume control but still wont work..I can hear it but barely even with a headset..can someone help??..let me know please..thanks.

Answer:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Completed the Cyan update to my ATT Lumia 920 and now I can only get a maximum of 10 for volume where before update i could get up to 30 for volume. Any fixes or suggestions?

Answer:Lumia 920 -- Volume Only Goes to 10 After Cyan Update - How do I Get to Volume at 30?

do you have any rock music loaded on the phone? if not, possibly try putting a spinal tap album on and that should at least take it to 11
if not a reboot will usually fix it, i have had that happen on my 920 even without cyan, it comes and goes.

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So I recently moved my microphone/headset plugs to the rear jacks of my computer, the reason I did this was because when plugged in to the front jacks, my microphone had a white noise I couldn't get rid of, the rear jacks doesn't have this issue, but my mic volume is quiet

I think it might be a driver issue? I know its not my mic because when plugged in the front, people can hear my voice fine but there's just static noise too, and it's sort of loud

Answer:Microphone Volume is quiet, even at maximum volume

More PC info is needed. Including what sound and sound driver you have.

The front panel jacks are just an extension of the sound jacks. Usually if there is problem, the front do not work correctly but the read does. Are you plugging the mic into the correct Pink jack? If it were plugged into the wrong jack that can happen.

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Yesterday I had my volume control.  Today it is gone. I didn't do anything, no updates, no cleaners or anything.

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this problem comes up after i upgrade my windows 10 anniv update to creators update
every time i startup, this thing comes ... Scanning and repairing volume (\\?\Volume...) 100% complete
it just took 5 seconds and get into windows after that
and then i re-install my windows 10 (creators update) with my FD (format the C: and install) anddddd this problem is still showing.

it's really annoying me..
sorry for my english

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volume on task bar has disappeard there is no volume icon on my task bar, please can you help me I cannot control the volume

Answer:no volume icon on my task bar I cannot control the volume

right click on the taskbar and select properties. then under taskbar notification area, click customiuze and look for volume. next to that will be a drop down box for whatever you want it to doWindows 7 x64Intel® Core?2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHzATI Radeon HD4870 XFire8GB OCZ Platinum 10662x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1

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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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The volume button became temperament to control volume. Sometime working, mostly not. should i manage to use button to turn up, id find within minutes it was back at zero volume. Also due to having to constantly turn phone up therefore due to this and also having to press button very hard, the components in and under button have broke. Love n need this phone (birthday pressie this year (April 2014) from my son, so my phone only 7 months old.

Answer:Is updating the volume button the only way to control the volume?

Unfortunately that's the only option available today. There are workarounds but they can only be used to get the job done, not quite a user friendly feature

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I like to listen to music loudly sometimes. I have both the volume mixer and my application's volume set to maximum levels, but it's not loud enough for my liking. Is there any way to increase the maximum sound volume in Win7?

Answer:Volume not loud enough - how do I bypass volume limit?

I don't think they have altered the Volume limit in Windows 7 but you could always have a play with Graphic equalizer to see if you can increase it a bit there.

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Hello everyone! I run Windows 8.1, and have been having a strange issue lately. A reformat and fresh install did nothing to help this.

Seemingly at random, in my volume mixer, specific programs will drop to 10% level. If I turn the volume all the way back up, it'll only go back down a bit later. I've tried this with / without my realtek drivers. Also, I've set the option under "Communications" in playback devices to "Do nothing", and this still hasn't helped. Any VoIP programs I use I've turned off ducking, and yet the problem still persists.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:Volume Mixer lowering volume automatically

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From past two - three days I'm experiencing an issue with the ringer and speaker volume issue where even though its at high volume, I can't hear unless I keep it close to my ears. I did 5-6 switching on and off and one soft reset. Please help.

Answer:Why is my ringer and speaker volume so low even though I have it at max volume (Lumia 520)?

Please someone help :(

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