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SNDVOL32.EXE

By brendagail ·
Any idea why this file just stopped working? I have tried replacing the file and still it won't open and the icon will not come back in the tray. Have tried reinstalling the drivers for the sound card and still media player won't work and the file itself will not execute.

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by cglrcng In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

Try this: Start, Settings, Control Panel, double click "Sounds" icon. Make sure the "Scheme" is set for "Windows Default", click apply, then OK & restart the computer. You should now have your volume icon back in the system tray. Open volume controls by clicking on the volume icon & set as normal. Good Luck!

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by brendagail In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

Thank you for the answer, but that didn't do it. Anyone have any other ideas? I can not even check the box in the show volume controls in multimedia. When I try to play a song in Windows Media Player it says another program is using the device but I have nothing else on and when I click on sndvol32.exe in explorer the controls still will not come up.

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by mrjay67 In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

I have seen problems with laptops or systems with more than one hardware profile. If you have something similar you might try checking your other profile to make sure the settings are not stuck there. For instance I had a laptop once that the vol.was muted while undocked but not while docked. Yet the system wouldnt play while docked. I finally checked the undocked and found the muted setting unchecked it and all was well.

If it says there is something using it try looking in task manager to double check(ctrl-alt-del). If there are different user profiles you might check those as well especiall if its XP.

Hope this gets you in a right direction.

Jason

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by brendagail In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

Thanks again, but still no luck. I do not have any other profiles on my computer. I even tried reloading windows at one point before I tried to seek help here and that didn't help either. My computer is a desktop and isn't a laptop if that helps any to know and I have Windows 98SE.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

Sounds like a multifunction soundcard like a C-Media or somesuch. Instead of windows detecting a card and assigning drivers, several instances of the card are detected and drivers are loaded for individual devices.

Re install the sound card, but making sure yo are able to view hidden and system folders, browse to windows\inf\other and delete any .inf files that relate to the soundcard. This will force windows to use the inf files on the driver disk.

If the sound card is integrated onto the mobo, check that the card is enabled properly in the BIOS. If you have an option for onboard sound, especially AC97 sound, make sure any on-board modem codec is also enabled.

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by brendagail In reply to SNDVOL32.EXE

Sorry it took so long to respond. I had already checked the bios and reinstalled the sound card. That didn't help, but I was getting other errors too, so with that and the sound problem I burned my data I wanted to a disk and just reformatted. That fixed the problem and all is well now. Thanks for all the help.

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