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My volume stopped working

I was burning some cds and my volume stopped working. I have tried the control panel and the mute is off and all of the volume control setting are normal. I tried trouble shooting but my limited knowlege is really frustrating. can you help me please

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Re: my volume stopped working

I had the same problem. In my case, I went back to the video streaming site I had been at and increased the volume there. and.....Low and volume worked again.

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Re: my volume stopped working


Have you tried doing the system restore? If yes, then try to do this ff steps:

1. Uninstall the sigmatel driver in add or remove programs
2. Uninstall the sigmatel driver in device manager (click the + sign under sound, video and game controllers)
3. Download and install the latest Sigmatel Driver at
4. Reboot the system.

Please post if it works or not.


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Try to check the sound level. For an Acer laptop/ Windows 7 operating system, you can set the audio to zero but it does not say it is muted. Just click on the sound icon and the sound level should appear. Adjust the sound level and that should allow you to hear something.
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Have you tried going into the speaker settings? We'll assume with a new PC you have Vista installed, click the speaker icon on the right side of the tray, and selecting "Mixer" will enable access to volume control for the output devices and for applications.

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