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Volume Control Won't Work


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#1 ssjin4gohan

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:17 PM

My computer is an HP a1213w. The sound randomly stopped working while watching a YouTube video. The box claims there are no mixers available. I checked to see if my sound card is working properly; it is. I was told to make sure it was on automatic and push start, and I did all that even though it was already done. The speaker icon isn't on the toolbar. iTunes and MySpace music won't play. I have Windows XP. Sorry for any mistakes. THANKS! I have now realized how much I appreciate my hearing...

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:59 PM

You may have a corrupt driver.
Go to the Control Panel & double click the System icon
Click on the Hardware tab
Open the device manager
uninstall the sound device
restart the unit to let it reinstall
if that doesn't work download the driver from the manufacturers web site & install it.

sorry about the lack of caps, i'm holding a slice of pizza with my left hand. :thumbsup:
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#3 ssjin4gohan

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:29 PM

You may have a corrupt driver.
Go to the Control Panel & double click the System icon
Click on the Hardware tab
Open the device manager
uninstall the sound device
restart the unit to let it reinstall
if that doesn't work download the driver from the manufacturers web site & install it.

sorry about the lack of caps, i'm holding a slice of pizza with my left hand. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the reply! But what exactly is my sound device? Sorry for lack of knowledge...
I gave up. A simple system restore did the trick. New question: Can too many system restores harm your machine?

Edited by ssjin4gohan, 26 May 2009 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:36 AM

System restores is relatively harmless. However, you may lose some important change you made to your computer between restore points. Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile exercise.

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Edited by K.O, 30 May 2009 - 03:36 AM.





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