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Thread: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

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    dBpoweramp Guru Craze's Avatar
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    Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    I've been working with my first skin design for dAP and am having some excellent results. But somewhere in the process, my Windows 98 Volume Control console has encountered a problem in that it will not display anymore.
    When you call for it to open either through Explorer or through the tray Icon it shows as if it is loaded and opened in the bottom bar of the screen...just like any other opened window. But it's not there.
    I've uninstalled and reinstalled all dB components, and performed system scan and defrag before reinstalling with all other programs closed...to no avail.
    Any suggestions for curing the problem or for what may have caused it so I can avoid this in the future?

    Thanks.

    Crazy Curt

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    I wouldn't say it is anything to do with dAP, it does not touch Windows Volume Meter.

    Try Start >> Run >>

    sndvol32 -r

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    dBpoweramp Guru Craze's Avatar
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    Yeah...I tried that too. It still won't open. It just acts like it's opened, but invisible. I've posted to Support.Microsoft. Have seen others with the problem there also, but no real solutions. I'm starting to suspect my antivirus program.
    Since we all need these controls to work in conjunction with Auxiliary Input, I'll send an update when a remedy is found. Maybe it will help someone else.
    (Sorry if I've posted in the wrong area, here).

    Thanks.
    Craze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craze
    I've been working with my first skin design for dAP and am having some excellent results. But somewhere in the process, my Windows 98 Volume Control console has encountered a problem in that it will not display anymore.
    When you call for it to open either through Explorer or through the tray Icon it shows as if it is loaded and opened in the bottom bar of the screen...just like any other opened window. But it's not there.
    I've uninstalled and reinstalled all dB components, and performed system scan and defrag before reinstalling with all other programs closed...to no avail.
    Any suggestions for curing the problem or for what may have caused it so I can avoid this in the future?

    Thanks.

    Crazy Curt

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    dBpoweramp Guru Craze's Avatar
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    Missing something?

    The fix is at http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=1156

    Craze

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    Thumbs up Re: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Craze
    Missing something?

    The fix is at http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=1156

    Craze
    hey this one really works, i had the same exact problem and ive been looking for a solution for a couple hours now. i did what craze said to do on the link and it fixed it..my volume will now open if it werent for forums like these my computer would have probably blown up by now
    thnx craze

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    This solution didn't work for me, because when I search for VOLUME it comes up with an enormous number of finds. None of them, even ones that say Volume Control, can be clicked on to give X and Y coordinates.

    All I was trying to do was install a cheap Labtec microphone, I followed the instructions on their website and now my Volume Control has disappeared and I have no sound at all.

    If anyone can help I would be really grateful - my email address is sholden@absp.org.uk

    Thanks,

    Stewart Holden (England)

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    Re: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    If you don't have a speaker icon then the soun card is not functioning.

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    Hi....Dave aka kindspliff...Just sent ya e-mail, Stewart... have quick-fix or can go till we fix it.. grtfldv@hotmail.com ~`PEACE`~

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    Penny

    Re: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    I don't see the "x" and "y" just default

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    Fvmusicman

    Re: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    I tryed to open the volume control and it keeps telling me that there is a file useing it, but I can't find it. can you help me?

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    I'm not sure I'm in the right place, but I need help!

    Somehow in the midst of messing with my computer I have lost my volume control completely it seems! My sounds are working fine so there is nothing wrong with my soundcard, but my volume icon is gone and when I go to the control panel and click the box to put the icon on the taskbar it says my volume control program is not installed. I just want my simple, uncomplicated, basic volume control back!

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I'm not sure I'm in the right place, but I need help!

    Somehow in the midst of messing with my computer I have lost my volume control completely it seems! My sounds are working fine so there is nothing wrong with my soundcard, but my volume icon is gone and when I go to the control panel and click the box to put the icon on the taskbar it says my volume control program is not installed. I just want my simple, uncomplicated, basic volume control back!

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Windows Volume Control Won't Open Anymore

    Did you go to in Control Panel > Sounds and Multimedia ?

    Check the box Show Volume Control on the Task Bar.

    If that doesn't work, go through System>Hardware>Device Manager and check the status of your sound card components. Occasionally something goes bad there and you may have to reinstall the various drivers.

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