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Wave on master volume keeps decreasing on its own

Hi there and thanks for your time!
When I double click on the volume icon in Windows XP I get the 'Master Volume' control. Is there any way to lock these levels so they don't decrease on their own? I keep having to go in and raise the volume of the Wave because something in my system keeps lowering the volume!
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Jim

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  • Windward May 12, 2008

    Hi Mark,



    It 'appears' it is connected with shutting my external hard drives on and off. I opened the master volume window and played songs in Media player and on youtube. The 'Wave' volume was not disturbed. When I shut off my computer for the night and turned it on the next day, the wave volume was turned down. As I had one of my external drives on, I suspect that is what is doing it.

    I'll do some more experimentation.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Jim

    Honolulu, HI

  • jwmbp Jan 18, 2013

    [RESOLVED] Hi Friends, I had a same problem with this issue, I tried Installing many anti-viruses or anti-trojan viruses, but it didn't worked, then I create my own script to make wave volume up If I have a problem, so If any one interested I would send him those file on his email.

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I have nver come accross a setting that will lock the volume to a set level before, but here are a couple of possibilities that you may want to investigate for the cause.

  1. Not all programs use the master volume control, so do, but most adjust the sound by the wav output. Put the mixer onto the desktop, open things like winamp, media player etc and adjust the volume controls on those to see what is doing what.
  2. If you have a multimedia keyboard with a volume control on it, make sure when your typing it's not adjusting the volume at the same time. Again, put the mixer on the desktop out of the way and type as you would normally. It could even be just the vibrations from typing setting it off.
See how you go and post back your results

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Here is where the volume setting is stored for my SoundMAX digital audio device:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{6994AD04-93EF-11D0-A3CC-00A0C9223196}\##?#PCI#VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_019D1028&REV_02#3&172E68DD&0&FD#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\#Wave\Device Parameters\Mixer\ 2\Controls\ 0

Mixer\0 = volume control
Mixer\2 = wave
Mixer\3 = sw synth
Mixer\6 = cd player
Mixer\8 = line in

Wave on master volume keeps decreasing on its own - wave-master-volume-keeps-decreasing-its-hoeyi0ms024jii13vb1kttfa-2-2.jpg

If you adjust the wave slider and then click out of Mixer\2\Controls\0, and back into the setting, you will notice the data value can range from 0 - 65535.

You may be able to set the permission for System Read to Deny and uncheck inherit from parent setting. That may prevent the system from changing the setting.

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The Wave On Master Volume does not keep decrease when I uninstall "Asus Porbe II " .

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If U reduce volume in winamp wav volume is reduced to. If U run winamp and by default volume in winamp se reduced your system volume be also reduced.

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Ha i have the same problem except, i cant raise the wave volume control at all, once i raise it and close the master volume dialoug box the wave setting goes back to zero?

one question, do u have any games from EA (electronic arts)?
i heard that alot of those games come with a program called securom which can disable any hardware\software on its own.

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[RESOLVED] Hi Friends, I had a same problem with this issue, I tried Installing many anti-viruses or anti-trojan viruses, but it didn't worked, then I create my own script to make wave volume up If I have a problem, so If any one interested I would send him those file on his email.

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