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Sound Volume Indicator Disappeared

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#1 Billermo


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Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:34 AM

I'm using Windows XP Media Center version on a Dell 9300 laptop. This laptop has a panel fo buttons on the laptop's edge, near the touchpad, with buttons for volume, play, pause, fast forward, rewind and stop.

Until a couple of days ago, when I'd use the volume buttons, on the screen would appear a sound volume indicator bar (white box with blue indicator bar showing the level -- could easily see if it was at maximum volume or what %).

So yes this is gone now.

I'm not sure if that was part of Windows, or Dell software or the Sound card's software.

Any help at all with restoring this would be appreciated.


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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:04 PM

That's a part of the Dell software. You should be able to use the Dell support site to restore the application.
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:10 AM

OK, it turns out this is part of the Dell Quickset software, which also handles standby/hibernate modes, etc.

Anyway, just went into Start: Programs: Dell Quickset and re-opened the program. I'd shut it down -- I didn't realize it was handling the sound volume indicator, so I'd closed it from the System Tray, guessing that it only handled the hibernate/standby options and nothing else. Wrong.


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