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PLEASE HELP- Volume Control Problem


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normanoak

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So, I've had this problem for awhile now and have NO idea what to do.. I have no volume control on my computer. I have no idea why, it's just gone. I've had this computer for 3 years and always had it, now it's gone. When I go to control panel, sounds/speech, system volume the "Advanced" button is blacked out and I can't click it. When I click the box that says 'place volume in taskbar', it says "Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control Program has not been installed. To install, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel". So, when I go there, I can't find ANY type of Volume Control program to add.. what do I do!? There must be SOME explanation.. thanks in advance

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ShortGirl2

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Did you have a software CD that came with your computer for the sound? If so, you should reinstall it. If not, you could probably go to the company website, and download new software. And- had you done something different with your machine before you started having issues with the volume control? (install or remove anything new, etc)
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I'm kind of flummoxed here. I didn't know there was a way to reinstall individual Control Panel applets, either. Could you try something to see if this works?

Go to START and RUN, and type in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MMSYS.CPL

Hit the ENTER key or click on RUN. That's the file for the sound and volume applet on my XP Pro system. See if anything happens.

I'm trying to lookup the error in a couple of places to see what I can find.
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I'm going to guess that the above looks identical to what you did by going to Control Panel, including the Advanced button grayed out and unable to create the Systray icon.

Try going to the RUN command again, this time trying to run SNDVOL32.EXE

See what happens then.
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