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Volume stuck on high

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I was able to adjust the computer alert volumes while the computer had no sound. Set all at high but no sound. Upon restart, alerts are there and unbearably loud, and the desktop taskbar icon used to reset them before is now not operational. Had planned to readjust volume using that icon. Help!
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    Edward Morgan May 11, 2010

    Not to ask a silly question, but don't your speakers have a volume control?

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Go in control panel -> sound and activate icon or adjust volume there.

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Volume icon missing


Which operating system ??

In Windows and on a Mac, you can use an icon shaped like an audio speaker to adjust the computer's volume or mute the sound output completely.

Whichever operating system you are running, it is possible to remove the volume icon from the screen.

If you have removed the volume icon accidentally, you may not have a convenient way to adjust your computer's sound volume.

Restore the sound icon to resume using it to adjust the volume or mute your computer's sound output.

Click the "System Preferences" icon on the dock.
If you have removed this icon from the dock, click the Apple icon at the top of the screen, then click "System Preferences."


Click the "Sound" icon in the "System Preferences" window.

Place a check in the box at the bottom of the window labeled "Show volume in menu bar."
The sound icon appears at the top of the screen.
Close the window to resume using your computer.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows 7

Click the Windows Orb (Start button), then click "Control Panel."
Click "Taskbar and Start Menu."
If you do not see this icon, click the "View by:" drop-down menu at the top of the window and select "Small icons."
Click the "Taskbar" tab, then click the "Customize" button.
Click the drop-down menu next to "Volume" and select "Show icon and notifications."
Click "OK" twice and close the Control Panel.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows Vista

Click the Windows Orb (Start button), then click "Control Panel."
Double-click "Taskbar and Start Menu."
If you do not see this icon, click the "Classic View" link.
Select the "Notification Area" tab. Place a check in the box labeled "Volume."
Click "OK" and close the Control Panel.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows XP

Click the "Start" button, then click "Control Panel."
Double-click the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon, or click "Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices," then click "Sounds and Audio Devices."
Place a check in the box labeled "Place volume icon in the taskbar."
Click "OK" and close the Control Panel.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows 2000

Click the "Start" button, then click "Settings" and "Control Panel."
Double-click "Sounds and Multimedia."
Place a check in the box labeled "Show volume control on the taskbar."
Click "OK" and close the Control Panel.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows Millennium Edition (ME)

Click the "Start" button, then click "Settings" and "Control Panel."
Double-click "Sounds and Multimedia."
If you do not see this icon, click the "View All Control Panel Options" link.
Place a check in the box labeled "Show volume control on the taskbar."
Click "OK" and close the Control Panel.
Restoring the sound icon in Windows 98

Click the "Start" button, then click "Settings" and "Control Panel."
Double-click "Multimedia."
Click the "Audio" tab.
Place a check in the box labeled "Show volume control on the taskbar."
Click "OK" and close the Control Panel.

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My audio cannot work,no sounds


Desktop or Laptop ?? and operating system ??

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
If his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker.

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable). The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side.
You will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity. Clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit.

Dust causes static to build up in a computer http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for. Tick in either the all software or windows software box IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers. Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker. You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply Hope this helps. Laptop If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it.
If his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume. You can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speaker plug/outlets they are usually at the side of the laptop.

You will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity Clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit.

dust causes static to build up in a computer http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated. If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply

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Desktop or Laptop computer ??

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
If his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker.

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable). The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side.
You will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity. Clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit.

Dust causes static to build up in a computer

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you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity clean your computer of dust using a can of compressed air or fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer If this doesn't solve your problem, try reseating the sound card into your computer. Hope this helps.

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Restore volume on pc


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

if his does not fix the problem

click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers


from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system

speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check


the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side

you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line or use a can of compressed air specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer


hope this helps

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No sound in speakers everything is correct


Hi there

You need to update your sound drivers,to do this go to start menu on your computer and type in the word "device manager",select it from a list of options and click on it you will see a list of components/devices that are working with your computer select the "sound" component.

Click on it and you will see your sound driver,right click the sound driver and you will see a list of options select "update driver software" this automatically search for updates,download them and install it in your computer.

You will have to restart your system for the update to work properly.

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Microphone used with skype program stopped working after technition fixed email issues. He has no idea why


Hi

Try changing your sound mode in skype from ALSA to OSS (I know OSS isn't great but skype likes it more, ALSA support is still new). Then close any other application that could possibly be using sound, and restart skype.

The major problem with OSS is that it allows only one program to access the sound at any time, which is probaby why your audacity isn't detecting the input either - there could be a setting somewhere set to oss. SO just try closing everything like I've said above.
If it still does not work then First go to tools-->options-->sound Devices-->(UN) tick, Let Skype Adjust My Sound Settings.-->save
Reboot/Restart SKYPE i.e Log Out and Back in USING your password.

With AGC disabled you can monitor AND ADJUST the microphone level DURING A VOICE CALL using windows recording sound properties. Just drag the slider up or down for best volume without clipping. When the call ends the NEW setting that you just made manually is written back to shared.xml and will be used for the next call.
Attention: MS sound recorder will NOT do this job
Save
Retest and see if its OK.

If not do below:

Enter:
%AppData%\Skype\ in the address bar of Windows Explorer and it will display all files, regardless of whether they’re hidden or not

(You need to quit SKYPE first):

Use any editor like Word Pad or Word, as shared.xml is a real text file. For Windows XP, you can just double click, amend and save. But you MUST EXIT SKYPE

You should check your Shared.xml

In <VoiceEng> You need to insert <AGC>0</AGC> (see below)

<VoiceEng>
<AGC>0</AGC> <------ADD this line and set to zero
MicVolume>100</MicVolume>
</VoiceEng>

Note:
For Vers 2.5:
255 is max volume and 0 = low. Range is 0 (off) to 255 (maxim)
255 could be much too high, so please reduce if necessary
For Vers 2.6
100 is maxim volume and 0 = low. Range is 0 (off) to 100 maxim.

If the volume is too high, the sound will be distorted and clipped

Set for best audio quality, use echo123.

With AGC disabled you can monitor AND ADJUST the microphone level DURING A VOICE CALL using windows recording sound properties. Just drag the slider up or down for best volume without clipping. When the call ends the NEW setting that you just made manually is written back to shared.xml and will be used for the next call.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

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New loud beep when volume control is adjusted


START- right click mouse on MY COMPUTER - PROPERTIES- HARDWARE - DEVICE MANAGER - SOUND VIDEO & GAME CONTROLERS -Right click(mine is realtek HD audio ) -PROPERTIES - ROLL BACK DRIVER.

Good Luck. Tom Smithbrother.

Dec 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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