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Volume Control stopped working

I really messed up my computer's sound capability. Somehow, the volume control icon stopped showing up in the taskbar. I have an HP873n Media Center PC (before 2005). When I go into Control Panel the sound choices for volume control are greyed out. Please review the newsgroup posts that outline the lack of progress so far:

Thank you for your two posts. I did get the information from the system: Name: Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM) Mfg: Creative Technologies, Ltd. Status: Error Device ID: PCI\\/EN_1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_005B1102&REV_03\4&11C9F252&0&00F0 However, this driver was not on the system before I messed it up. The driver was something like SB Audigy. This was the one that I overlayed when I installed the new copy of a sound driver (maybe the wrong one). When I try to enable this, the system crashes, when I try to uninstall this, the system crashes. The only way the system works is to disable it. But then I cannot use sound. I have openned a support call with Creative and I hope they can help me. My version of MCE is the original one, before 2004 or 2005. So I do not know what to do? Regards, keffert "S.Sengupta" wrote: > Alternatively you can see here:- > > Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System > Information>Components>Sound Device. > > regards, > S.Sengupta[MS-MVP] > > > > S.Sengupta wrote: > > > This is entirely a driver related problem.You also did a wrong choice-by > > selecting safe mode with net working. > > What driver do you see in device manager?Select the driver and right > > click on it and select properties.Under the General tab you will find > > the driver's name.Select Driver tab you will get driver's version > > also.Hope this helps. > > > > regards, > > S.Sengupta[MS-MVP] > > > > > > keffert wrote: > > > >> Hello, > >> > >> I openned Device Manager, expanded Sound. This did not reveal the > >> sound card - no model. Before I had overlayed the SB Audigy driver, > >> it indicated it was Creative Labs (the manufacturer) but no model - > >> only PCI slot 1. Now I have attempted to uninstall the current driver > >> and it seems to work, however after rebooting, it crashes part way > >> through the boot, and returns to the safe-mode screen and I can only > >> enter via safe mode (I use with networking). I can still see the > >> driver in the Device Manager. The only way to keep the computer > >> running is to disable the driver. So I am still stuck. > >> > >> Thank you for your help. Any other suggestions? > >> > >> > >> "S.Sengupta" wrote: > >> > >> > >>> Open Device Manager,expand Sound, video and game controllers by > >>> clicking the[+]sign.This will reveal the sound card.Note down what > >>> specific model of sound card is there.Now visit the manufacturer's > >>> site and search for this very audio driver. > >>> You should uninstall the old driver from the device manager,reboot > >>> the system before installing the new driver. > >>> > >>> regards, > >>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP] > >>> > >>> keffert wrote: > >>> > >>>> Hi, > >>>> > >>>> When I installed the new driver (the name was SB Audigy) from > >>>> Creative's web site it was a version from 2006, and after rebooting, > >>>> the system tray indicated that it found new hardware. I had been > >>>> using a 2002 version (that is on my MS MCE CD). I did not uninstall > >>>> the old driver first. How do I determine the "correct model number" > >>>> for the device? There are lots of Audigy drivers. Also, the > >>>> installation of the driver instructions were to close all programs, > >>>> even though the screen was completely occupied by the backround > >>>> graphics of the installation program. Would this matter? > >>>> > >>>> Thanks for your help, > >>>> keffert > >>>> > >>>> "S.Sengupta" wrote: > >>>> > >>>> > >>>> > >>>>> Uninstall the specific driver from the Device Manager.Restart the > >>>>> machine.Now your system will find the new hardware. > >>>>> Before updating the driver make sure you are installing the correct > >>>>> model number for the device from the manufacturer's site. > >>>>> > >>>>> regards, > >>>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP] > >>>>> > >>>>> keffert wrote: > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>>> Thank you for the suggestion. I attempted to reinstall the SB > >>>>>> Audigy driver > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>>> from Creative Labs, and the computer fails to boot now. I > >>>>>> reverted back to > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>>> the older version of the driver in safe mode and it still didn't > >>>>>> boot. I then disabled the sound driver in safe mode and it boots ok. > >>>>>> > >>>>>> Do you have another suggestion? > >>>>>> > >>>>>> keffert > >>>>>> > >>>>>> "S.Sengupta" wrote: > >>>>>> > >>>>>> > >>>>>> > >>>>>> > >>>>>>> I shall suggest you to install the latest audio driver from the > >>>>>>> manufacturer's site. > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> regards, > >>>>>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP] > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> keffert wrote: > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> I have XP Media Center Edition - upgraded with service pack 3. > >>>>>>>> My Volume Control stopped working recently: > >>>>>>>> 1. No icon in system tray/taskbar. I cannot 2. When using > >>>>>>>> Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, the entire Device area is > >>>>>>>> greyed out and not accessible, including placing icon in > >>>>>>>> taskbar. My sound card is Creative SB. > >>>>>>>> 3. My keyboard volume control just shows the low volume on the > >>>>>>>> monitor and cannot change the level. > >>>>>>>> 4. I can run the program sndvol32.exe (and restored this file > >>>>>>>> from CD again) and the GUI comes up with the channel levels but > >>>>>>>> not the master volume control level/balance/mute settings showing. > >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> I have checked several threads and cannot seem to get help from > >>>>>>>> them. I would appreciate very much some assistance on this. > >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> Thanks, keffert > >>>>>>> > >>>>>>> >

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  • t_keffer Feb 06, 2009

    I have tried this before. I tried it again today, and it did not do anything. Currently, the only way to run the computer is with this driver disabled. Otherwise, it will only run in safe-mode. I have not located the original driver disk.



    jsparo asked what the OS is. It is Windows XP Media Center Edition (2002).

  • John Sparozich May 11, 2010

    You can try going to www.hp.com then select support & drivers, enter for live chat support and see if they may be able to help you.

    Good Luck.

  • John Sparozich May 11, 2010

    What Operating System are you running?

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CLICK ON START BUTTON AND GOW TO YOUR CONTROLL PANEL WHEN U THERE OPEN SYSTEM FILE AND CLICK ON DEVICE MANAGER WHEN YOUR DEVICE MANAGER HAS OPENED CLICK ON THE DROP DOWN THAT SAYS SOUND GAME AND VIDEO CONTROLLER AND ONTOP AT YOUR MENU ICONS YOU WILL SEE A SIGN WITH A RED X TO UNINSTALL CLICK IT NEXT TO IT THERE IS ANOTHER SIGN TO DETECT FOR NEW DRIVERS CLICK ON IT WINDOWS WILL REPAIR IT FOR U PROBLEM SOLVED

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