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Vista Ulti 64 volume mixer has been deleted

Question: Vista Ulti 64 volume mixer has been deleted

Hi all

i was wondering what i should do step by step to get my volume mixer back its effected my windows media ill need step by step if someone can please im a computer newbie please help!!

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Answer: Vista Ulti 64 volume mixer has been deleted

OK,

Right click in the "Notification" area



Click "Properties"



Check the "Volume" box



Click "OK", that's it.

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Sir/Madam,
i had windows 7 ulti 64 sp1 running on my laptop. i was trying to dual boot it with vista ulti 32 sp1 on another partition on the same harddrive. i tried to do that with YUMI/ZOTAC WinUsb Maker for it. every time after choosing the partition, 'installing windows' status window would appear and show copying files. and within half minute and copying files 2% , there was a message in the window:
" the installation was cancelled: windows can't copy files required for installation.make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code : 0x80070070 "
i tried with both YUMI and ZOTAC , made the partition in windows 7 and also deleted the partition, deleted the partition in vista installation process but no change. then i went into the vista installation process and deleted the System reserved partition 100 mb (with 30 mb occupied) (of course the active partition of windows 7 64 ulti installation !) and it installs instantly and runing very well. BUT... with this disk status (would upload a image soon!)
now, vista is running very well (sp2 also made) but with no option of choosing windows 7 64 ulti sp1 @ Boot. it is now there with me on my external hdd in the form of a complete system image and its major portition still as remnant on its original installation partition.( as we can see in the image) i have also got the system repair disc for the restore of the system image of windows 7 64 ulti. but i want a dua... Read more

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not sure what is going on. After I updated drivers my volume mixer stopped recognising any audio devices I have tested with. Tried the onboard RealTek HD audio driver and the driver reports all is well. Though it bahaves oddly. after much trial and error and uninstall and reinstall and update and downgrade I went with my audigy 2 ZS Gamer. that recognises controlls from the driver. (IE I turn up my microphone sound I get static pumped through the speakers.) but it does not recognise windows sounds. Going to test with a game.

Nope games are a no go.
 

Answer:Vista x64 Volume Mixer busted?

Creative FTL... I have an Audigy 2 as well.

Uninstall your Creative drivers

Go to the device manager -> view -> show hidden devices -> Non plug&play Devices -> uninstall all the Creative 'hidden' devices that were not removed when you uninstalled the drivers.

Reboot as necessary...

Install the latest creative drivers from creative.com

I'm guessing there's a rogue 'device' in your device manager.
 

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Anyone have any ideas on how to rectify this? I installed WLM9 on my Vista 64 SP1 machine and WLM disappeared from the mixer. I have SP2 on my machine now, still no WLM mixer. Whether fixing the problem directly or manually adding an app in the mixer; either is fine (is the latter even possible?).

Please don't bother suggesting third party apps. They're great at sending text like AOL instant messages back in 1995, but I actually use a myriad of features in WLM that simply won't work on 3rd party apps (otherwise I wouldn't even bother having it installed).
 

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Odd one this - googled it and didn't find much. I just noticed that when i open the volume mixer, it'll initially come up with some or all of the running apps using audio, but if i close it and then reopen again, one or more of them has vanished. This seems to be erratic rather than following any pattern. Any ideas? Like i said it's not something i've come across before. I reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help.

32bit Home Premium SP1 on Vaio VGN-N38E laptop.

Answer:Vanishing sliders in Vista volume mixer

Originally Posted by spark001uk


Odd one this - googled it and didn't find much. I just noticed that when i open the volume mixer, it'll initially come up with some or all of the running apps using audio, but if i close it and then reopen again, one or more of them has vanished. This seems to be erratic rather than following any pattern. Any ideas? Like i said it's not something i've come across before. I reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help.

32bit Home Premium SP1 on Vaio VGN-N38E laptop.



applications take exclusive control of your audio even if theres no sound in there, you will get a slider for all programs that are open, its quite handy when you install a game with annoying music they insist on playing while installing, you can use the sliders to turn the volume down, if there are sliders disappearing, that usually means you have programs that are opening and closing in the background, spyware scans or something similar, i shouldnt worry too much about it.

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G'morning all,

Take a look at the following three pictures, you'll see what I mean by graphical corruption:



This is happening in 64-bit Vista Ultimate. It's happened across three or four installs.

Any idea why?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Vista - Graphical corruption in the volume mixer window

Are you using Ultrmaon, by chance?
 

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Hi there everyone,

After trying to solve this problem which sounds like a easy adjustment, this tech is pulling his hair out over Vista again.

Anyhow, here's the problem. Anytime I try to adjust the volume level in Vista sound mixer the volume level bar for a program, headphones etc it will just automatically side back down to the bottom of the device/program volume bar. I also noticed when I try to adjust one device or program volume level all device/program volume bars go up together, rather then just the one I'm trying to adjust.

I have been goggling for answers to this problem for hours now, so I need some advise.

Thanks

BTW I attached a screen shot of what my volume mixer always shows so you can see what I am talking about.
 

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Hi there everyone,

After trying to solve this problem which sounds like a easy adjustment, this tech is pulling his hair out over Vista again.

Anyhow, here's the problem. Anytime I try to adjust the volume level in Vista sound mixer the volume level bar for a program, headphones etc it will just automatically side back down to the bottom of the device/program volume bar. I also noticed when I try to adjust one device or program volume level all device/program volume bars go up together, rather then just the one I'm trying to adjust.

I have been goggling for answers to this problem for hours now, so I need some advise.

Thanks

BTW I attached a screen shot of what my volume mixer always shows so you can see what I am talking about.
 

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I am trying to install pinnacle studio 16 ultimate in windows 8. They say it is compatible however I am not getting any sound in the programme. The helpline says I need to turn on sound for this programme in something called volume mixer or audio mixer. Where and how do I find this in Windows 8. I am getting desperate as I cannot find my way around windows 8 as it does not seem intuitive to me. Just difficult!!! Please any one Help!!!!

Answer:help i cant find volume mixer / audio mixer in windows 8

Is your sound generally working but just not for this program? Anyway, go to your start page and just type "volume" (without the quotes). You do not need to type into a search box or anything else... just be on that page and a menu will pop up. Then, click on the options boxed in red and your "mixer" will pop up:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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
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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?

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Is the sound working?

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

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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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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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I'm using a Logitech 35 headset on Windows 8.1 64-bit and all drivers are updated but when i want to adjust the volume, the volume mixer becomes unresponsive and stops working and my headset stops receiving sounds.

Answer:Volume mixer becomes unresponsive when I change volume

The G35 headsets I found, doing a search, are 7.1 surround sound headphones, USB connected and with a volume control in the headset cable. Is this what you have? If it is you should apparently be controlling the volume from the headset's volume control and not the PC???

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My internet volume is not working for any videos but the volume works when I'm using windows media player, also the volume mixer for the internet is not showing up. What can I do to fix these problems?
I am operating on windows 7
 

Answer:Internet volume not working & volume mixer

which internet browser are you using?
 

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My internet volume is not working for any videos but the volume works when I'm using windows media player, also the volume mixer for the internet is not showing up. What can I do to fix these problems?
 

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I have tried to change volume for specific programs in volume mixer multiple time, but everytime i restart my computer, they become 100% again (relatively to master volume)
For example, i want to lower my system volume

After restarting, it will become
Is there anyway to fix this problem? (It happens to all programs not just system volume).

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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?

Thanks.

-Qwerty

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 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

Specs attached for anyone to look at
 

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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?

Thanks.

-Qwerty

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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Hey guys,
I've been trolling these forums for a few months now and just took it upon myself to finally register as I am now in need of help.

Basically every 5-10 seconds, my computer "stops" and I guess freezes, for about .5 of a second, and then resumes. In games like warcraft 3, counter-strike, and other games, this problem persists. Even when typing up a report for school the computer will "stop", freeze, and resume. It will miss the keystrokes that I have recorded during the "freeze time".

This is really an annoyance and has almost gotten me to slam down on my mouse once or twice

If someone could please help me it would really be appreciated.

(I have experienced this problem over 10 times as of typing this forum thread).
Specs:
Vista 64 Bit Ultimate
Quad Core
4 GB Ram
EVGA 9600GT
Razer Soundcard
Steelseries Headset
Saitek Keyboard
Logitech MX518 Mouse

Thank you so much in advance!

If this is the incorrect forum please let me know!
(15 times as of the end of this forum thread has this issue effected me)
 

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Hello. I recently have noticed that a sound started playing when i first log on that never has before and its one that i do not recognize as any common or default windows sound. I noticed also that my volume doesn't go nearly as loud even with it all the way up, and I have a thing in my volume mixer call "Name not available." I don't hear any ads or notice any major performance drops. Malware bytes and Kaspersky antivirus didn't find anything either. attached are the FRST logs.Thank you for your help.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 29-06-2016
Ran by Brandon (administrator) on DESKTOP-HLCJFUJ (01-07-2016 23:25:51)
Running from C:\Users\Brandon\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Brandon &  (Available Profiles: Brandon)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Seiko Epson Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\escsvc64.exe
(AO Kaspersky Lab) C:\P... Read more

Answer:Name not available in Volume Mixer

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Question: Volume Mixer

When I open internet explorer 11 in windows 8.1, the volume mixer located in the bottom right corner of the screen shows internet explorer and all internet explorers appts muted.  This started about 3 weeks ago and I cannot find any info to help stop
this from happening.  Appreciate your help.

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Hi, I booted up my PC today and heard a strange chime when I logged in. Then I saw a Name not Available in my volume mixer. 
I went to sounds and selected no sounds and it was gone but when I selected Windows Default it came back again. 
Then I went through all the sounds in Windows Default and the sound I heard wasn't there.
I then selected Windows Default again and restarted multiple times to see if the sound was made by Name not Available or System Sounds.
After trying multiple times, I managed to open volume mixer and the sound was made by Name not Available. 
If someone could tell me if this is a virus or not and help me remove it, if it is, I would really appreciate it.

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Question: UWP volume mixer

so as you all know, UWP apps don't respect our beloved volume mixer, this had me thinking I could suddenly burst into flames due to this rage inducing situation for the last few months, but I finally found the solution, and its just another UWP app, so yea, microsoft must have the world's most difficult decisions to make
here's the link to the app http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=T98L5iHi
you install it and it can be there on your notification area just like volume mixer but only one click which is better

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Question: Mixer volume

I seem to be having problems with the mixer volume fluctuating up and down when i am using msn messenger. The problem started to occur after i had installed msn plus. I do not recall accepting any .pif files or anything that resembled a virus but assume now that i have a virus affecting the mixer. I have run norton virus scan and i also now use avast virus scan too and although it picked up some trojans i still seem to have this mixer problem. Any help in solving this problem is much appreciated.
Shaun

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Question: volume mixer

don't have volume mixer?

Answer:volume mixer

are you saying you want it?

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Question: Volume Mixer

How do i get back the volume mixer symbol at the bottom of my screen.Thanks.Ian

Answer:Volume Mixer

Depending on your OS, right click the taskbar, Properties, Notification Area, Customize...Click on an Icon Behavior, select from the list.Or you may just need to deselect 'Hide inactive icons'.OK and Apply your way out.

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Hello...Using Windows 7-64bit OS.
Random music, talk shows, etc...all very distorted coming from my PC.
I've tried everything I could possibly do.
MalwareBytes found nothing.
Updated Audio Driver.
Removed anything that I thought would cause this - webcam driver.
Any thing you can do to try to help me.  Thank you very much.

Answer:Name Not Available in Volume Mixer

It's the Patched/rpcss.dll virus.
 
You can mute that channel to turn off the ads, but it won't get rid of the infection.
 
What's going to have to happen is you'll have to run an antivirus scan- AVG free will catch this virus- but it will remove the rpcss.dll which is a critical system file. After removal you won't be able to boot to Windows. You'll need to go to Startup Repair, select the command prompt option, and copy the rpcss.dll file from the X: drive or Recovery Windows partition into your C:\Windows\System32 folder.

If you want assistance I would download and run Farbar x64 (available on this site in the Downloads area) and post the log either here or start a thread in Malware Removal Logs forum. You can probably message a moderator to move this thread there after posting the log.
 
Good Luck!

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Question: Volume Mixer?

Is the volume mixer supposed to look like it was put together by monkeys!! This is a fresh install btw!

Answer:Volume Mixer?

Mine never looked like that

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Question: Volume Mixer

Hey, I muted a program using the Volume Mixer(the speaker icon next to the time), but now I cant unmute it because it doesnt appear with my other applications even when its open.

I have tried restarting, I am just wondering if there is another way to unmute things like in control panel or if there is a way to make it appear with the other applications in the Volume Mixer.

Thanks.

Answer:Volume Mixer

It happened once for me with Firefox. I couldn't see it in the mixer. But the next time I started it (not sure if I had rebooted), I had several other programs closed. I just saw it there, normally, and I could unmute it.

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I think it was about a week ago since I saw this thing and I though it was nothing so I ignored it. But recently I went to google it and found that it might be a virus so I need help in removing it. I also notice my computer focus is stolen by something else but I can't find the culprit.
 
FRST log
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-02-2015 01
Ran by Aaron (administrator) on ASHLEY on 26-02-2015 23:33:38
Running from C:\Users\Aaron\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Aaron & MSSQL$ESTOCKCARD3 (Available profiles: Aaron & MSSQL$ESTOCKCARD3 & DefaultAppPool)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Wacom Technology, Corp.) C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\WTabletServiceCon.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Avatron Software) C:\Program Files\Avatron\Air Display\AVTHelper.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:"Name Not Available" in volume mixer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start

CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [mobilegeni daemon] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Mobogenie\DaemonProcess.exe
Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon-x32: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-1993245667-87751690-323787509-1000\...\Run: [AdobeBridge] => [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-1993245667-87751690-323787509-1000\...\Policies\Explorer: []
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=HPDTDF&pc=HPDTDF&src=IE-SearchBox
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=HPDTDF&pc=HPDTDF&src=IE-SearchBox
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {2fa28606-de77-4029-af96-b231e3b8f827} URL = http://eu.ask.com/web?q={searchterms}&l=dis&o=HPDTDF
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {b7fca997-d0fb-4fe0-8afd-255e89cf9671} URL = http://sg.search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei={inputEncoding}&fr=chr-hp-psg&type=HPDTDF
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {d43b3890-80c7-4010-a95d-1e77b5924dc3} URL = http://en.wikipedia.org... Read more

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When I start my computer I hear a random talk show or something and in my volume mixer there is a volume slider for "Name not available." I'm pretty sure I'm infected with something that is using a ton of resources. In my task manager if i click "show processes from all users" one stands way above the top as far as memory usage. svchost.exe is sitting at 714,024 memory usage and it climbs at an alarming rate even if nothing is running on my computer. I think my computer is being mined. My malwarebytes software isn't picking anything up on a full scan either. I appreciate any and all help with this issue.
 
DDS
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Cramer at 16:09:35 on 2014-01-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3327.1123 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Volume mixer has "Name is not available"

Hi Skizzak and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!I am currently looking though your logs and will advice you on what to do in my next reply.

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Every time I've started up my computer since this morning, I've had a random audio play in the background. It would usually be some sort of COD gameplay video, which is weird cause i've never watched COD let's plays before. I opened up the Volume Mixer and found that there was a "Name Not Available" application. How should I go about removing this?

Answer:"Name Not Available" in Volume Mixer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===We need more information before suggesting a fix.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking t... Read more

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Hello - hoping you can help. - Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) - HP EliteBook Revolve 810
Name Not Available in Volume Mixer is showing and random music, radio talk shows are playing in the background.
Have tried the following:
MalwareBytes - Found nothing
Adwcleaner - Found nothing
AVG scan - Found nothing
McAfee Enterprise - Found and removed - Name:  quhzc.dll.vir     Detected: Trojan-FDNI!B6ECC48D290F
But problem still exists.
I've attached the log and below it the dds log.
Thank you for your help.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Administrator at 9:41:15 on 2014-06-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3959.924 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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Answer:Name Not Available in Volume Mixer

Hi there,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Question: Volume Mixer

When I changed the volume level on my volume mixer all my sound is gone please help! I have
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 93 GB (34 GB Free); D: 931 GB (762 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H110M-E/M.2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Question: Volume mixer

Hi all,

after so long I've been using Windows 8, I noticed this feature(?) in this OS. See attachment.

My question is: Why is every application's volume is half of the device volume? I tried moving the bars of the app's volume to match the device volume, but it will go back to the "half"-state again. Any idea?

Is there any way to solve this?

Answer:Volume mixer

You can move the slider for System sounds, Friends and Chrome up to the level of Speakers.

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Greetings people, I recently bought myself a Steelsound 5hv.2 headset coming with a USB soundcard. I also have a set of logitech speakers connected to my computer, but everytime I connect the headset through my USB this shows up.



One bar for the Headset the other one for the speakers, is this suppose to happend?

Answer:2x Volume Mixer Appearing

Yes. You effectively have two soundcards. One inside, one USB.

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I have an issue with Windows Volume mixer. For some reason when I'm playing games the volume mixer will turn down my Teamspeak client to about 10-20% volume. It does this for ONLY my Teamspeak client and nothing else. So pretty much all of the sudden I can't hear anybody. I cannot figure out why or how. What could be going on?

Answer:Volume mixer problem help!!

Check out this link, reply #5 (Windows 7 mixer and VoIP apps). You did not mention anything about your computer so it may or may not be relevant.

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Hello, I'm new to this site. I've seen other posts online about this problem but I cant seem to fix it. I've ran Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, rkil ect. but I cant fix the problem. I've been trying to fix the problem for a couple of days now and It really is a problem. Any help is appreciated :D

Answer:"Name Not Available" Ads in Volume Mixer Virus

Hello, SilverTheHedgehog.
My name is etavares and I will be helping you with this log.
 
Here are some guidelines to ensure we are able to get your machine back under your control.
 
Please do not run any unsupervised scans, fixes, etc.  We can work against each other and end up in a worse place.
Please subscribe to this topic if you have not already done so.  Please check back just in case, as the email system can fail at times.
Just because your machine is running better does not mean it is completely cleaned.  Please wait for the 'all clear' from me to say when we are done.
Please reply within 3 days to be fair to other people asking for help.
When in doubt, please stop and ask first.  There's no harm in asking questions!

 
 
 
Step 1
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
 
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
 
If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.
 
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. 
 
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
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As I see it right after I used windows media player for the first time, Chrome worked once then Chrome disappeared from the volume mixer so no sound. Then I used ie9 one time it worked and the next time it was also gone from volume mixer.

I think if I could get them back in volume mixer my no sound problem would go away. So can you help me get them back into volume mixer. Sound works for everything else on my computer.

Windows Vista
 

Answer:Browsers not in Volume Mixer

Play something in Chrome or IE 9 and open the volume while it is playing. Check if it is set to mute or too low a volume.
If nothing is playing, there will be no audio outs showing. In other words, only this will appear

 

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After noticing a tutorial published by Brink for reverting back to the old windows 7 master volume and volume mixer I wondered if it would be possible to change something so that when I clicked the volume system icon, I got the volume mixer right away and not the master volume bar.

I know it is possible to make a shortcut using "%windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -t " as a target and I also noticed running SndVol.exe from system32 seems to open the mixer as well. It looks like windows puts a -f flag onto SndVol.exe when you click the system tray icon.

As posted by Brink





HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC

EnableMtcUvc DWORD

0 = old
1 = new (default)





This allows windows 10 to somehow use the old master volume and mixer but I can't seem to locate where windows applies the modified -f flag when clicking the system volume icon. I did notice however, when you then click on the "mixer" link the sndvol.exe relaunches with this as its parameters "​SndVol.exe -r 77463382 0 {0.0.0.00000000}.{5fc3904c-eda2-46fb-b353-10e266407892}"

I think that registry value is pointing at what hardware profile is being used (Speakers / Headphones, etc.) in the mixer when it launches but I'm not sure of anything right now, heh. Here is an image showing that http://i.imgur.com/IFlgA9n.png

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Hey, I just recently noticed that one "Com surrogate" is in my volume mixer. Is this an issue? A little while after noticing this my skype crashed and rebooted and then it was gone.
 
Just want to know if I should take any steps or if this is something normal.
Thanks
- Connor

 

Answer:COM surrogate in volume mixer?

I haven't seen poweliks in a long while but it is worth checking out. Only takes two minutes to download
and run the tool. If it finds and removes poweliks it will tell you as shown in the bottom image. Please report
what it says.
 
Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.
Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.
The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.
If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your PC.

 
You can use the programs below to explore further to find and remove malware and adware.
 
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
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Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
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I listen to music a lot on my computer and I put the volume up at around 42. But then my Windows Sounds can absolutely KILL my ears when it comes on for some reason like an alarm I have set or something.

So... I like to open up the Windows Volume Mixer and turn the Windows Sounds down to about 20.

But here's the problem: It won't STAY there!
Every time I turn my computer off and on again, I have to reset it. Is there no way to keep it where I want it to stay?

Answer:Another Volume Mixer problem

You can disable windows sounds.

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Hey, it's me again

Magically, I had no problems with vista until yesterday. I ran an game (.exe), and the sound was surprisingly low. I have In-game sound set to 60%, but it wasnt near as low as it was. I was running Mumble in background (TS/Ventrilo style program) and i could hear people just fine as it should be. Weird indeed, but i wasnt really bothered... Today I ran another game (.exe), and it was too low too. So I checked settings in-game, everything was okay. Then I went to volume mixer and saw it changed the exe. to 6%. Why should it do that, I dont know...

Any clues of what might cause this?

EDIT: Ive had the "Allow applications to take exlusive control of this device" turned on, that was the reason. But hey, there is the solution if anybody else has this problem.

EDIT2: There still is some issues :S

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I am having a little bit of a problem with the volume mixer, now i know how they have it setup so every program has its own volume setting. the problem with that is when i am unable too mute JUST the speaker volume. it mutes everything. i remember on xp if i muted the speaker ( master) it would just mute that.... my question is how would i only mute the master or how do i mute without turning down the app volumes ????? i am guessing this cant be done. but if it can. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Running windows 7 64-bit. Having trouble with opening my volume mixer. Does not open at all from taskbar or when i try from control panel>sounds. Ive tried looking up this problem on google, but I can never get mine solved. My speakers and headphones still work, but i need to take out the usb from the headphones each time i want to switch where the sound comes out from. Ive tried restarting my comp. Also validated files in sys32 folder from admin cmd. I just dont want to have to run a system restore to open this up.

Answer:Volume mixer does not open.

Reinstall the sound drivers, and that may take care of the problem. Use the correct PC Vendor (or motherboard or sound card vendor) drivers as they are the preferred and usually work best drivers.

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I am running windows 8.1, IE 11.  When I open IE 11, the volume mixer in the lower right corner of taskbar shows the IE 11 sound muted.  So I have to open the volume mixer and unmute each item before hearing anything on IE 11.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep the volume mixer from muting the IE 11 browser when it is opened.  Help appreciated.

Answer:Volume mixer in taskbar

While in your Explorer 11, Click on the sound then mixer. It should show you sounds of all the open apps. May have to scroll over to get to the one you need. make sure it is not set to MUTE. If it is uncheck it.. See if that helps James 

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Starting from yesterday, I happened to notice 2 "Name Not Available" in the volume mixer. I can't say I've noticed them playing sound and a search from others with the problem has led me to believe of a possible infection.
 
My operating system is Win 10 (64 bit).
 
I've attempted scans with Malwarebytes and Avast but nothing shows up.
Is this an infection or an innocent system setting?
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 29-06-2016
Ran by Dominic (administrator) on DOMINIC-PC (02-07-2016 11:00:17)
Running from C:\Users\Dominic\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Dominic (Available Profiles: Dominic)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United Kingdom)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
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Answer:"Name Not Available" in Volume Mixer - Win10

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I have some technical difficulty in fixing the Realtek Driver. I recently bought the ASUS P8P67 motherboard (BIOS version 1204) and installed the provided Audio driver that came with the box which is version 6.0.1.6196.
Other specs displayed in Realtek info page is

DirectX version 11.0
Audio Controler : HD Audio
Audio Codec: ALC892

I am running Window 7 Ultimate on x64 bits with the Sandy Bridge i7-2600 core. Noise Suppression and Acoustic Echo cancellation are disabled.

My problem with this driver is that from time to time, the volume on the Realtek mixer drops down immediately as shown on the screenshot.

Also, to certain programs that I am using, like Battlefield 2, the volume keeps resetting to very low even though I set it to volume level 28 before I closed the program. When I stop the recording or I closed the Midomi website (from screenshot), the tab drags back itself to 28 for iTune and the music played back at normal volume - how can I fix it?

How can I disable Realtek from keeping resetting my volume to low for the programs that I am using? Is this a bug? I tried reinstalling it did not fixed the issue. I tried putting the system volume to 28, and tried recording but the bug still exists.

Any help is welcomed. I tried looking around the forum, but it seems to all point to the BIOS. My BIOS has been cleared which indicated clearing it again will not fix the problem.

Answer:Volume Mixer keeps resetting.

Does the volume changing ONLY happen with certain programs and/or web sites? Does it happen when you use media players such as the Windows Media Player?

I've run across some programs that will set the volume to what the program wants and when you exit, instead of returning the volume to where it was originally they will either leave it at the program's volume setting or just reset it to zero.

I've seen the same problems with video resolution.

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Hello,

For some reason when I turn the system volume to 0, other programs do not also go down to zero.

In the volume mixer, when master volume is at full, other programs are at full too, and when I move the master volume slider down, the other sliders go down too...

However when master volume is at 0, I can still hear sounds from other programs (itunes, dvds, browsers) as if they are stuck at 1 volume and not 0

Setting the other sliders to 0 mutes them, and hence when I up the master volume, they stay at 0 and do not go up

Anyone having/solved this?

Answer:Volume Mixer problems

I installed Ventrilo recently, i've searched other places for ventrilo related issues and win7, i had no problems at all installing running and connecting ventrilo with a usb mic and without running in compatibility modes

This problem seems like it could be a major issue... i mean... volume shouldn't be coming out of anything if the master volume is set to 0

any word?

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Oh my.............fast forward to 2014 and this gal would like to thank all the posts but especially the one from the "fussy old lady" who helped me solve my problem.Without her post, I would not have the volume I have now. I also must have accidently touched the volume button above my keyboard. I'm still learning what all the buttons mean. Thank you for the solution and for all the posts - very entertaining. Now I can listen to my music.

Answer:Volume mixer keeps sliding down

I guess this is the thread you're talking about:http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...Sometimes the obvious solutions get overlooked.

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So i got some new headphones and when i use them i need to turn my volume mixer sliders all the way down so i don't go deaf. click here this is a picture of what i mean, Like in YouTube the volume mixer volume is almost at 0% and YouTubes volume is almost at 0% aswell but it is still quite loud.
Any help would be appreciated.

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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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Volume Mixer Resets to 0; will not allow any adjustment. This problem started a few days ago after a Windows update. Then the System Restore was run to prior the Win update. Only helped for a few minutes.

Dell Precision M6300 [64 bit]; Win 7 SP1 Pro Ultimate

Have tried the following:
Set Control Panel > Hdw & Sound > Sound > Communications > Do Nothing
Ran System Restore
After System Restore failed, I installed Windows Codec 4.1.0 4.1.0 [didn?t help].

This problem started a few days ago after a Windows update. Then the System Restore was run to prior the Win update. Volume Mixer Resets to 0; will not allow any adjustment.

Often, if not in focus cannot bring some applications back into focus directly [1st need to minimize other applications or close it with Win Task Manager].

Happens when only running Chrome; also with other programs.
Runs OK for a few minutes after restarting Windows

Device Manager reports all Ok; all drivers up to date including High Definition Audio Device.

Answer:Volume Mixer Resets to 0

This is a relatively old laptop, but fortunately Dell does have Vista 64 bit drivers which are also applicable to Windows 7.

First thing, if you only have "High Definition Audio Device" that indicates that it is only the generic, basic function Windows installed driver and not the actual driver for the hardware. Dell lists Sigmatel (now called IDT) as the actual sound driver. Suggest you install the SigmaTel as a first step.

Product Support | Dell US

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After noticing a tutorial published by Brink for reverting back to the old windows 7 master volume and volume mixer I wondered if it would be possible to change something so that when I clicked the volume system icon, I got the volume mixer right away and not the master volume bar.

I know it is possible to make a shortcut using "%windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -t " as a target and I also noticed running SndVol.exe from system32 seems to open the mixer as well. It looks like windows puts a -f flag onto SndVol.exe when you click the system tray icon.

As posted by Brink





HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC

EnableMtcUvc DWORD

0 = old
1 = new (default)





This allows windows 10 to somehow use the old master volume and mixer but I can't seem to locate where windows applies the modified -f flag when clicking the system volume icon. I did notice however, when you then click on the "mixer" link the sndvol.exe relaunches with this as its parameters "​SndVol.exe -r 77463382 0 {0.0.0.00000000}.{5fc3904c-eda2-46fb-b353-10e266407892}"

I think that registry value is pointing at what hardware profile is being used (Speakers / Headphones, etc.) in the mixer when it launches but I'm not sure of anything right now, heh. Here is an image showing that https://i.imgur.com/IFlgA9n.png

I have been digging threw my registry for the past hour or so and I was wondering if anyone might be able t... Read more

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my system volume is always in low after sometime of rebooting my system. when I clicked on the volume control at the toolkit it said "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices , go to control panel, click printers and other hardware and then click add hardware " and it ended with a okay button.What should i do to make my system okay again.

Answer:volume mixer unavailable

There are several things you can try.-At first, make sure your speakers are turned on and are properly plugged in the motherboard.-Also, go to device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) and check for yellow exclamation signs and red X`s.-Go to Start --> Run, and type in services.msc.A window will pop up with a list of services. Scroll down to Windows Audio. Right-clickand click on Properties.Make sure that "Startup type" is set to automatic. Also, make sure, under "Servicestatus," start is selected.Post the results here.Google is your friendwww.google.com-----------------------Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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I love to listen to music when I'm playing games. But I use Spotify, is there a program that works like the volume mixer and lets me only change Spotify's volume instead of constantly minimising the game? (One that over laps the game, like xfire)

Thanks In Advance

Answer:In-Game volume mixer

Have you tried Auducity?

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How to remove this volume mixer from my display? Both of  them) Have started after reinstall of system .

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Hello guys,
So i got a problem on the Volumer Mixer.
All started yesterday after i decide to install my new speaker... now is giving a headache to fix to the way that was before.
Basically before i could control all the computer volume but now when i go to volume mixer there is a lot of stuff open and then i need to control each volume for each application...
I want to be able to remove all applications and be able to put louder my volume with only one slider.
here is a picture of the problem:
The Device is my Headset a Logitech G930. when try to turn the volume louder on this slider:

Doesn't get louder like the headphone used to get.
Well i hope anyone can help here, thank you very much.

Answer:Volume Mixer Problem

That's for analog speaker output, you have USB headphones now, different ballgame. In Control Panel > Sound, you should be able to find those headphones and adjust from there. Alternatively, there should be a driver and program for them too, sou you could set them from there.

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I have a Qosmio X870-BT3G23 laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. When playing a game, I noticed sound volume got quiet. When I alt-tabbed out of game, I noticed volume mixer sliders were not all set the same. I moved them all up to match main Speaker level, but it is frustrating to keep setting them all. Is there a way to get them to move all at same time? Please help if possible and thanks

Answer:Volume Mixer Frustration

Does this ONLY happen with the game? Some games will set/reset the volume levels for what is set in the game.

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A while ago I changed the volume for Minecraft and Firefox with the Windows 7 feature 'Volume Mixer'. Now, when I attempt to reset the volume of each program to being the same by dragging all of the volume bars up to maximum, when i then turn the master volume down, Minecraft & Firefox just go back to the volume they would be into proportion of the new master volume. Is there any way to reset all the volumes on the volume mixer?

Answer:Volume Mixer Being Pissy

This appears to be related.
Volume Mixer

The solution may work for you, but your situation is slightly different. I don't see how it could hurt to try though.

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Question: Volume Mixer issue

I have this huge problem with my volume mixer. I re-sat my TF2 volume to about 24, and now i want it up again, but guess what happens... Every time i then close TF2 or even pick an other server, it re-sets itself back to 24. Please help since i am a sound geek.

Answer:Volume Mixer issue

Now to test, i sat my Steam sound to zero in volume mixer... And it stayed there. What i also found out is that the sound only goes down to that level when I'm entering a server. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have an ongoing annoyance, which I've had through all Windows versions from XP or maybe Vista onwards, in that although I can individually set the volume level of each program that makes any sounds, all those volume settings are wiped out and reverted to the much unwanted default level every time the Realtek High Definition Audio driver is updated. So, I'm naturally wanting to backup the settings and then restore them each time they've got reverted to default.

So, could any nice person here tell me where those volume mixer settings are stored? -- Many thanks.

Answer:Location of volume mixer settings...?

Edit: I just found the utility in the link below. I think I may use it myself:
New utility to control the sound volume on Windows Vista/7/8/2008

End of Edit

================================

Perhaps someone knows. In the meantime an angle of attack could be take a snapshot of the Registry. Change the volume settings. Take another snapshot and see what changed.

regshot | Free System Administration software downloads at SourceForge.net

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Hi, I've searched around on the net for anyone else that might have this problem, but no luck.

The program is a game called Shores of Hazeron, the sound works fine, apart from the fact it isn't showing up in the volume mixer, and the game doesn't have any volume controls in its in-game settings. Which can be a bit annoying when you have the rumbling of a starship in your ear when you're trying to listen to music.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get this working?

Answer:Program not appearing in Volume mixer

bump! im having the same problem, i installed a new sound card, ASUS Xonar DG. I used to be able to control my games and applications sounds individually in the mixer, but now it doesn't show any programs at all except for Skype when I'm using it.

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Windows 10 opens to a single slider, perfect for touch screens, but I want the mixer back. As it is right now I have to right click to open it. How can I make it default.

Answer:Open Volume Mixer By Default

Hello Brinia,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to enable the old volume control to then be able to have the mixer back.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

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Hi all, Almost each time the PC is on uptime the Volume Control fails. I still hear standard windows beeps and such, but can't play music or here sounds in games. When I open Volume Control from the system tray (or indeed anywhere else) I get, "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware. This program will now close."

It's getting very annoying.

It can happen at any point and has been going on for a few days now. Doesn't seem to point to any particular game or program in use.

Any ideas folks?
 

Answer:Volume/mixer device problem

Essentially your computer can't see the drivers and software for your sound device. There is also a chance that the drivers are corrupted. What sound hardware do you have in your computer? I would uninstall the software for it, then restart your computer and reinstall.
 

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So as of late probably a month or two? I've had an issue where programs would limit their volume until I close other programs such as a game client and this keeps happening.
 
I turned off the reduction of other sounds when windows detects communications but it still seems to apply even when I join programs such as Discord or Skype where it either makes them the main volume and everything else quiet or makes everyone's voices very quiet until I close programs
 
If anyone can provide any insight on how to fix this I'd be very grateful.
 
Edit: Seems to be fine when wearing my headset but obviously this isn't a fix I'd like.
Edit: It seems when I disable my built in microphone the audio goes back to normal, but obviously this isn't a permanent fix either.

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So when you click the sound icon in the tray and then Mixer usually IE, Windows Media Player, and any other application that uses sound shows up, but now IE is missing there... does anyone know what could have caused this?

Answer:Volume Mixer lost IE sound...

It only shows up when you are on a site that plays sound...which is why sevenforums doesn't make it show up

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Last night I muted firefox in the vista volume mixer so I could surf quietly while my roommates were watching a movie. This morning I went to unmute it and it was missing. I tried restarting everything hoping that it would show back up.... nothing. I've spent 2 hours so far looking for a solution but it seems that no one else has had this problem. Other programs show up in the volume mixer... though I'm afraid to mute them for they may never come back!

Any ideas?

Update: Apparently Avast! Anti-Virus is missing too.

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For some reason, there was sound coming out from both the computer's internal speakers and the headphones that were plugged into it at the time I did this. I tried keeping the 'speakers' volume down all the way in the volume mixer, but this caused all the 'Applications' audio to turn off as well. So I went to its (Speakers) general properties and disabled then applied changes. Now I can't find said Speakers device anywhere in the control panel under 'Hardware and Sound.'


I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on an '09 iMac with Boot Camp. I don't know if this directly affects the problem in any way, but just putting that out there.



Thank you.

Answer:I disabled 'Speakers' in the volume mixer...

Welcome to SevenForums,

Now I know absolutely zero about Mac but:
Control Panel | type Troubleshooting in the long bar at the top |
under Hardware and Sound, click on Troubleshoot Audio Playback

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now i only have my headphones showing.

so now my simple question is how do i get them back on the devices. and also how do i add other devices

Answer:i disabled spekers in volume mixer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by luckyduck


now i only have my headphones showing.

so now my simple question is how do i get them back on the devices. and also how do i add other devices



you probably need a driver. what computer and model?

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Beginning last night, I am hearing random ads running in the background with no way of closing them.
 
Volume mixer lists it as "Name Not Available" and I can mute/lower the volume of the ads so that I don't hear them.
 
I experienced a random restart once last night which I am assuming is related.
EDIT: just received the error "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly" before a forced restart.
 
I followed the steps and ran dds. I copy/pasted the dds log and attached the attach log.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Beat at 11:34:01 on 2014-01-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8117.5313 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\... Read more

Answer:Hearing random ads - Volume Mixer "Name Not Available"

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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OS: Windows 7
Asus g73jh laptop
 
This problem started about an hour ago:
 
I've been hearing ads/misc audio at random times. When I check my running processes I see nothing fishy or out of the ordinary. When I go into Volume Mixer to see what is playing this sound, it shows as "Name Not Available".
 
It also seems that my computer has been having a hard time even with one chrome tab open (fan is going nuts) which usually doesnt happen.
 
I experienced a random restart once while all of this has been happening which I'm assuming is related to the issue.
 
From a google search of symptoms it seems this has been making the rounds recently.
 
Any help appreciated!

Answer:Hearing random ads - volume mixer "Name Not Available"

Hi,You got hit with the newest infection. One of your system files (rpcss.dll) has been patched.You'll need more advanced tools to replace that file. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.xXToffeeXx~ 

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Hello!

On my PC I've got a game called Banished that I muted once from the Volume Mixer, because I wanted to listen non in-game music instead.
So now, when I want to re-enable it - I can't. Why? Because Banished does not show up in the Volume Mixer, meaning I cannot unmute it.

I have tried the fixes described in this post - Applications missing from Volume Mixer to no avail.

This is what it looks like:

So, how would I go about solving this problem? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Volume Mixer not showing muted app

Try this first:
Run the Windows audio troubleshooting wizard:
On the taskbar, press and hold the volume icon.
Note: you can also right-click the volume icon
Select Troubleshoot sound problems, and then follow the instructions.

Also, work through the steps in this Tutorial.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...shooting-tips/

You may need to uninstall the game. There may be a compatibility issue.
Google the game for Windows 10. I have not checked into this.

John

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Hello!

On my PC I've got a game called Banished that I muted once from the Volume Mixer, because I wanted to listen non in-game music instead.
So now, when I want to re-enable it - I can't. Why? Because Banished does not show up in the Volume Mixer, meaning I cannot unmute it.

I have tried the fixes described in this post - Applications missing from Volume Mixer to no avail.

This is what it looks like:

So, how would I go about solving this problem? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Volume Mixer not showing muted app

Try this first:
Run the Windows audio troubleshooting wizard:
On the taskbar, press and hold the volume icon.
Note: you can also right-click the volume icon
Select Troubleshoot sound problems, and then follow the instructions.

Also, work through the steps in this Tutorial.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...shooting-tips/

You may need to uninstall the game. There may be a compatibility issue.
Google the game for Windows 10. I have not checked into this.

John

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Alright for some reason I can tune my pc's audio just fine by adjusting the global operating system output sound. However, when I go into volume mixer I don't see any green bars for sounds from any program (including on the global sound column) and any attempt to adjust sound for a specific program is completely null and void. All drivers are up to date - just got this computer. Motherboard is Asus Z170 Deluxe, using the onboard sound with Logitech Z623 speakers.

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I'm running Windows XP Professional with Realtek HD Audio. In my Master Volume mixer when I go to "Options" and then "Properties" Realtek HD Audio Output is selected as the Mixer device and "Playback" is ticked. "Recording" is shaded. When I bring the volume adjusters up there's all the sliders and under each slider is a box marked "Mute". If I change the Mixer device to Realtek HD Audio input "Recording" is ticked and "Playback" is shaded. When I bring up the volume adjusters for recording there's the sliders, each with a box marked "Mute" underneath, except all of the sliders, except "Recording" are shaded out. "CD Volume" "Mic Volume" "Line Volume" and "Stereo Mix" are all shaded.

In Realtek's Mixer those devices don't even HAVE sliders.

Any ideas why I can't adjust my levels?
 

Answer:Not Able to Adjust Volume Levels in Mixer.

I'm not following you entirely, but have you tried (R) clicking on the "mute box" selection when it appears? Does the speaker icon in the task bar have a red "X" on it? Have you gone to "system" in the control panel...than selected 'hardware' to get a look at 'device manager' and what see what it's saying? On your sound mixer click on everything that has a red "x" on it. I'm not meaning to oversimplify, but I think you will discover an easy way out of this problem once you know how to handle the Window mixer console.
 

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Facing some trouble with VOLUME MIXER Fonts.
Attached image in that you can see that Squares []
It was not there previously.
Any Solutions to this.

Answer:Volume Mixer Font error.

This may help you... Weird text Glitch in volume mixer

check the last post and try what he does.

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Using a Dell Inspirion 1440. Recently aware that when clicking on volume control icon located on the taskbar, that I am no longer able to see the animations that normally appear when a sound is playing on the laptop (Green bar fluctuating up and down). Have tried reinstalling drivers, but that did not help. Any suggestions?

Answer:Volume Mixer Animations Missing

Have you changed anything such as installing any new programs or installing any new hardware since this started?

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So as of late probably a month or two? I've had an issue where programs would limit their volume until I close other programs such as a game client and this keeps happening.
 
I turned off the reduction of other sounds when windows detects communications but it still seems to apply even when I join programs such as Discord or Skype where it either makes them the main volume and everything else quiet or makes everyone's voices very quiet until I close programs
 
If anyone can provide any insight on how to fix this I'd be very grateful.

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Svchost.exe virus

I've been on 4chan /g/ and they sent me here.
I'm not to sure on what this is, the application I've narrowed it down to is svchost.exe.
This thing plays sounds, songs, advertisements; kinda like someone is rotating through an AM radio station.

I've tried my best to remove this by myself and with Malware removal. None of those option seem to work. Maybe someone has dealt with this before.

I've used Norton AntiVirus, MalwareBytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials and none of them seem to help or find a problem, my guess is a rootkit

Answer:Unknown Sound Volume Mixer

Hello and welcome Glien mate if you think it is a rootkit then pick one of these
https://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...ver.htm?page=1 start with the Kaspersky but before you do that try these

http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.

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recently my volume mixer, on my taskbar, has disappeared. when i open up the systems icons customization, at
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons
it shows the volume there, but disabled and greyed out so that i cannot re-enable it. i have repeatedly rebooted my computer, and it doesn't change. i cannot adjust the overall volume on my computer, or the volume of individual programs. is there anyway to re-enable it, or some other way to open up the mixer as a work around?

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Alright for some reason I can tune my pc's audio just fine by adjusting the global operating system output sound. However, when I go into volume mixer I don't see any green bars for sounds from any program (including on the global sound column) and any attempt to adjust sound for a specific program is completely null and void. All drivers are up to date - just got this computer. Motherboard is Asus Z170 Deluxe, using the onboard sound with Logitech Z623 speakers.

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I'm running Windows XP Professional with Realtek HD Audio. In my Master Volume mixer when I go to "Options" and then "Properties" Realtek HD Audio Output is selected as the Mixer device and "Playback" is ticked. "Recording" is shaded. When I bring the volume adjusters up there's all the sliders and under each slider is a box marked "Mute". If I change the Mixer device to Realtek HD Audio input "Recording" is ticked and "Playback" is shaded. When I bring up the volume adjusters for recording there's the sliders, each with a box marked "Mute" underneath, except all of the sliders, except "Recording" are shaded out. "CD Volume" "Mic Volume" "Line Volume" and "Stereo Mix" are all shaded.

In Realtek's Mixer those devices don't even HAVE sliders.

Any ideas why I can't adjust my levels?
 

Answer:Not Able to Adjust Volume Levels in Mixer.

Anyone?
 

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When I try to play a video I get "Volume mixer has stopped working" and I cant adjust the volume. This has suddenly happened as it was OK a couple of days ago. Any ideas please.

Answer:Volume Mixer has stopped working

Hello Joe
 
Can you please specify the device and operating system you are using?

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My volume mixer looks like this??
(see attached file)
Please what can i do?

Answer:Strange Volume Mixer Appearance

I'm familiar with this issue. I've seen it myself, but it didn't bother me enough to get me to try and fix it. Do you have an OEM version of Windows (from HP, Dell, Toshiba, etc.)? I think the bloatware might cause it (I have since reinstalled Vista with a clean version, and don't remember seeing it since).

Another something to try is to end the explorer.exe process from task manager and start it over (File -> New Task (Run...) -> type explorer and press enter).

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Hi guys,

when I hit the volume icon it opens everything is ok(playback,recording,sounds) except volume mixer and control options. When I hit either of thes nothing happens (all drivers are updated) any help would be appreciated thanks.I forgot too mention I do have sound.
 

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I wasn't sure to post this in the audio forum or the game forum, but since this has only been an issue with some older games I decided to post it here.

I'm having an issue with some games, most recently Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne, where the Volume mixer just dosn't see the game and subsequently I can't raise or lower the games volume. I tried running it as administrator and in compatibility mode for xp sp2 and Windows 200 but the Volume Mixer still doesn't see the game. The only reason this is an issue is because the ingame volume controls are setup to be either off or at the lowest setting, ear shatteringly loud. I also don't like to move the master volume at all because that changes the volumes of everything else that I have running and I'm very picky about different appilcation's volumes.

Any ideas?

Answer:Volume Mixer not noticing certain games.

hello:

---it seems that many other ppl also have the SAME problem with sound in WC3---(try reinstalling the game, a folder possibly became corrupt)---this method works for others---
---please post your results---

peace

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Hey guys! I'm having some small problems with Windows Sound Mixer!
It happens when I'm playing Left 4 Dead. Every time that I win a level, the Sound Mixer lowers the volume of the game. If I'm listening to music in WMP or WMC, it pauses the music and lowers its volume too.
One weird thing, is that the volume the application were keeps marked on the Mixer, but faded, and a other volume marker, not faded, goes down! Then, I've to lower the game, raise the volume levels again, then go back.
In WMP, happens almost the same, but there is none faded volume marker, it just lowers the volume, but the marker stays in the same position!
I know, its kinda creepy, when I play again, I'll post a screenshot here for you guys to see.

I got all my Realtek drivers updated to lastest version, and I'm using Windows 7 x86 build 7100.

Any help will be appretiated!
Thanks guys, cheers! Ah, sorry if I made any English errors, its not my mother language =p

Answer:Issues with Windows' Volume Mixer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexHertz


Hey guys! I'm having some small problems with Windows Sound Mixer!
It happens when I'm playing Left 4 Dead. Every time that I win a level, the Sound Mixer lowers the volume of the game. If I'm listening to music in WMP or WMC, it pauses the music and lowers its volume too.
One weird thing, is that the volume the application were keeps marked on the Mixer, but faded, and a other volume marker, not faded, goes down! Then, I've to lower the game, raise the volume levels again, then go back.
In WMP, happens almost the same, but there is none faded volume marker, it just lowers the volume, but the marker stays in the same position!
I know, its kinda creepy, when I play again, I'll post a screenshot here for you guys to see.

I got all my Realtek drivers updated to lastest version, and I'm using Windows 7 x86 build 7100.

Any help will be appretiated!
Thanks guys, cheers! Ah, sorry if I made any English errors, its not my mother language =p



Hi and welcome to SF
Your english is fine. first thing we need to know abt your computer. make model, ram, vid,aud,and anything else you can think of
Ken

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Hello!

On my PC I've got a game called Banished that I muted once from the Volume Mixer, because I wanted to listen non in-game music instead.
So now, when I want to re-enable it - I can't. Why? Because Banished does not show up in the Volume Mixer, meaning I cannot unmute it.

I have tried the fixes described in this post - Applications missing from Volume Mixer to no avail.

This is what it looks like:

So, how would I go about solving this problem? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Volume Mixer not showing muted app

Try this first:
Run the Windows audio troubleshooting wizard:
On the taskbar, press and hold the volume icon.
Note: you can also right-click the volume icon
Select Troubleshoot sound problems, and then follow the instructions.

Also, work through the steps in this Tutorial.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...shooting-tips/

You may need to uninstall the game. There may be a compatibility issue.
Google the game for Windows 10. I have not checked into this.

John

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Ok, so, i think i deleted the sound mixer on my computer. When I go to play music, the player is working, but the speakers won't work. Yes, the speakers are plugged in! I checked! Also, when I go to my multimedia folder and try to open the Volume control panel, i am unable to do so. So thats why I think i deleted it. it gives me the messsage, "there are no active mixer devices avaliable" PLEASE HELP ME! Can I reinstall it somehow> Download it somewhere?
 

Answer:Sound Mixer deleted on Computer

You could reinstall windows, that would replace the sound mixer. If not go to your soundcard makers website, they might have one for download.
 

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Hello My Name is Monica, Im having trouble with my computer. See, I didnt Buy My Computer, It was Donated to me by a Computer technician. He fixes computers. We'll My sound and what not was working just fine. I had some Spywhere and malicious content on my computer so I cleaned it out with Norton. Usually Norton had Prompted me before i did anything out of order or was about to delete something important. well It didnt. I Think I deleted My sound device or something like that on accident. Because I had no Sound, I had went to Volume, When i go to Volume , it says No active Mixer Device. I dont have a manual for this computer nor do i know exactly what its about. This guy I think had installed his own parts such as disk drives and what now and My computer is a mix of things. Hence I have a E machines mouse and Keyboard , a compaq monitor and my Tower says my computer its in Asus and thats all. Ive attatched my Hijackthis log. Dont know if it helps. But Seeings How I deleted my mixer device and Have No clue what type of computer Im running on. how do i fix this problem?
 

Answer:Mixer Device Deleted! NO SOUND

Please start only one thread per topic. Refer to this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/838588-mixer-device-deleted-no-sound.html

Closing this one.
 

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