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#1 pathbear

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 08:26 PM

I lost my volume control. help says the control is not on my computer and needs to be downloaded, I do not have a windows 98 cd and help says I can find a down load at Microsoft.com. I searched till I am dizzy. can someone find a free download online that I can use ? thank you pathbear :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 09:59 PM

When you say volume control.
Do you mean you do not have any sound?
or
Is you volume icon missing from your task bar.

Supply as much information as posible.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:47 PM

Look under Start/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment for the basic Windows CD Player. You should be able to restore the volume control from the View menu.

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:09 AM

Hello River Rat. when I try to access volume control it says This program is not installed on your computer it also says tiat I can get a download at Microsoft.com , I have searched and searched but cant't find one. I do not have a windows disc, this was a used computer so I dont have one. can you help me find a place where I can download the volume control ? thank you. pathbear




Mod Edit: Cleaned up this post, by closing the BB Code tags.

Edited by Scarlett, 30 July 2005 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:49 AM

Open Windows Explorer and look for the .cab files, or do a search for *.cab. Run the Add New Hardware Wizard and find your sound stuff and when it asks for a location browse to the folder you just found.

If that doesn't work I'm sure we'll hear from you again and if it does we'd better. :thumbsup:

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#6 pathbear

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:40 PM

I can find the new hardware wizard, but can't find sound info for use. Like I said, I do not have a Windows 98 disc, this was a used computer. Is there any place online to download such , or help finding what choice to make with the wizard , thank you . path

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:56 PM

Download and run EVEREST Home Edition v2.01. When it opens let us know what it says under motherboard/motherboard name, motherboard/chipset and PCI PnP audio. What we are trying to do is identify your sound card/chipset.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:39 PM

I have exactly the same problem. The volume control was there but has dissappeared and i can't find it anymore

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 09:46 PM

This problem seems to be happening to several computers.

Does the sound still work?
Has anyone checked the Device Manager to see if the is any yellow :thumbsup: listed?

Supply as much info as possible.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:52 AM

Hi Bud,
I meant that my volume control icon is missing from the task bar.
When I went to Control panel->Sounds & Audio devices, it says that my volume control programme is not there!
I am using windows xp home edition. Thanks for taking the time to respond

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:54 AM

Bud,
I still have sound. Its just that the volume control guy has headed for the hills!
Where do I find the device manager?

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:58 AM

Hello achyut

Depending on your operating system you go to Start>Control Panel>Multimedia. Go through the tabs and look for a box you can check that says Show icon on the task bar or something similar.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:42 PM

achyut
To enter the Device Manager:
Right Click My Computer>Properties>Hardware Tab>Device Manager

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Go to Start/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices. On the Volume Tab under Device Volume, put a check in the box that reads: Place volume icon in the taskbar.

If that has been tried:

Place your XP CD in then go to Start/Run and type in: (don't forget the spaces)
EXPAND -R X:\I386\powrprof.dl_ C:\Windows\System32

Note: Where X is type your CD Drive Letter, Where C: is, this is assuming your Windows partition.

Once done: Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 stobject.dll (again don't forget the space)

Lastly, run this edit: Restore Volume and Net Icon in the Notification Area

Edited by River_Rat, 31 July 2005 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:37 PM

Hi Leurgy,
I have already been thorugh what you have suggested. It says that the volume control program is not installed and that I have to install it. I have found out that it is a program called sndvol32.exe. I have tried locating it but haven't been able to. There are several files called sndvol32 but they don't have an extension .exe. One has .ex_ and so on. But no .exe

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:14 AM

Note: Disregard my fix it is for Windows XP, I forgot which forum I was on.

I guess you can't edit your own post after someone has posted.

Go to Start>Control Panel>Multimedia, Make sure your sound card is displayed in the Preferred Device dropdown Window.

Edited by River_Rat, 01 August 2005 - 08:35 AM.





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