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Volume gets quiet then louder

The volume on my Windows XP home Edition will start off loud and then it will get quieter and quieter until you can't hear it anymore. Then i have to move the volume control to get the volume normal again, but it starts the getting quieter again. What could cause this and how can i fix it?

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How are you doing today, wchelsea27? Problem annoyed if you are here because that means your problem is still going :P

Okay, this is one of those random head tilting problems, but I assure you, I can solve it. Now, when you work with weird issues like this, you can either do basic trouble shooting or you can polish it up and if that doesn't work, then begin to trouble shoot. I prefer the second method, that way it is at least cleaner when I do the trouble shooting and don't run into other errors. So, if you would, please update the soundcard driver, run a chkdsk, run an adware scan, and run a registry cleaner. If there is a flaw in the soundcard driver, it can easily cause a wide range of problems that aren't easy to predict. A chkdsk because it can make sure there are no indexing problems and make sure the soundcard driver is looking at the right things, an adware scan because there is a lot of adware out there which causes many unpredictable problems as they don't always work the way it was intended (believe it or not, but there aren't a lot of beta testers for adware). A registry sweep to delete any bad files as the registry dictates most of Windows behavior and sometimes you get bad registry files like with DirectX that causes video lag.

If you aren't very aware on how to do this here are the how tos.
Update soundcard
Usually the best way to do this is to check the computer or sound card manufacture's website. This is by far the trickiest thing to do.
Run Check disk or Chkdsk
Click Start>Run>chkdsk /f OR press (window key) + R > chkdsk /f
Clean Ad-Ware
Download Spybot: Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware (You can usually just google it as they are both popular).
For registry, I typically suggest Regscrub XP for XP Users though, have always enjoyed RegSeeker's set-up and compatibility.

See what that does for you and we'll take it from there.

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