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Volume stuck on low. When you slide the control in desktop tray up yo can hear sound but the slider returns to minimimum setting. New MSI amd mainboard. Windows xp pro. I have tried removing sound drivers that came with the board, cleaning registry and cache files, then reinstall. Can't seem to fix it.

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  • tdo1960 Mar 10, 2009

    I already updated all drivers on the board before this happened.All windows updates video card updates etc. I build computers so I am not totally clueless. I always keep all drivers, win updates, direct x up to date. I also clean cache, cookies, spyware and registry at least daily. I was playing warcraft when it quit. I ran their repair utility and even removed the game from my drive to see if that helped. no luck.

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If your audio adapter stays only on low volume, even if audio settings are correct, and reinstalling updated drivers did not help, then the audio adapter is faulty.

For about $20 you can buy and install a replacement PCI audio cards with far better performances that the built in audio adapter:

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Try unplugging your sound device... reboot... adjust the sound... then plug your sound device back in

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    Roberta Smith Mar 10, 2009

    also go into your device manager for sound... and make sure your sound device (onboard) is selected... you may possibly have the sound turned off in your bios as well

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Check for any other software that is running and set to 'mute'. The slider only displays the status of the volume mixer device, and the device itself is shared between all the programs - if any of them changes the volume, others should move their sliders accordingly (if they don't, it means they are sloppily written.) If one program keeps muting the volume, setting it in another won't help.

Also check if (if you have a laptop or a multimedia keyboard) the 'volume down' key isn't stuck. Thanks.

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If you an use a updated driver for the audio device that will be good so we can see if this is only a problem with the audio driver of the unit...

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    Mark Gil Mar 10, 2009

    If all those failed already I rather do a repair for your operating system to make sure this is not a problem with the computer system itself...

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