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Audio volume lowers until reboot--SOLVED


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diggeryo

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Here is my issue: The volume of any audio on my computer will lower itself, no matter how high I have the volume settings in "Volume Control" or how high I have my volume physically on my speakers. Moving the volume settings in "Volume Control" will still raise and lower my volume, but I can't get it as loud as before the problem starts. Once I reboot, the volume returns to it's normal level.

I'm assuming the volume problem is caused by starting some program or something on my computer, but I don't know how to figure out which one, without starting all my programs one by one.

Is there any program out there or perhaps something already on my computer that I can use to figure out what is causing the problem.

thanks,
mike.

Edited by diggeryo, 08 June 2006 - 09:05 AM.

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gerryf

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nothing occurs right away...have you tried

download latest drivers

uninstall device

load new drivers

reboot
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I had the latest Microsoft driver installed. which is the same driver I've had installed since building the computer (about a year ago), but this problem only started within the last couple of weeks.

but i took your advice and installed the latest driver from the manufacturer. i will post if the problem continues.

thank you.
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After months of having to deal with this, I think I finally fingured out what was causing the problem and, for those experiencing the same thing, how to solve it.

My speakers would get lower any time I used my phone modem, because the dialing and ringing would come through the speakers and lower the volume.

To get around this, I went into "Phone and Modems" in Control Panel, clicked "properties" for my device, and turned off the "Speaker Volume." However, I didn't like not hearing the tone when dialing. So I just kept changing the setting of the "Speaker Volume" until it was at a level which kept the system volume the same when dialing out.

Hope this helps someone else with the same problem...

mike.
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ahh, thanks for sharing...sorry I lost track of you (don't think I would have got that one, but will keep it in my back pocket for next one)
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