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Missing Mixer device.


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#1 t3s

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:46 PM

I'm thinking its a hardware problem but just in-case:

I try to run sndvol.exe on Windows XP...
It complains of a missing mixer device.

Keep in mind that this is after I reinstalled it.

I remember I had this problem on my old HP.

Cant remember what the outcome was though.


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:55 PM

I'd try re-installing the audio driver
or
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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_rootSystem32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:Windows):

CD-ROM drive:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ system_rootsystem32sndvol32.exe



Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):

e:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:windowssystem32sndvol32.exe

5. Type exit to quit the command prompt.
6. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).


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Edited by garmanma, 16 December 2008 - 02:59 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:57 PM

That was the first thing I did.


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