WinXP sound-volume control missing

January 17, 2006 at 13:45:42
Specs: WinXP Home, SP2, AMD Athlon/256

I have never had this happen before in XP, Win98 yes, all the time. I did a fresh install of WinXP home, SP2 and now have not sound, not speaker thingy with volume control. In Win98 you could go to the add extra windows componets. I did that but that option was not listed. Could someone please help me get my sound back, thanks.....

"I haven't lost my mind, I have it backed up on disk somewhere"
Best Regards, OBnascar


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#1
January 17, 2006 at 13:53:32

go to start -> run -> type control and hit enter -> open sounds and audio devices check place volume icon in taskbar

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#2
January 17, 2006 at 14:39:49

When I go to audio devices it is grayed out, can not check any boxes. Now what ?


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#3
January 17, 2006 at 14:50:39

Make sure you have installed the drivers for your sound card, if you do then try below.

Try uninstalling and reinstalling volume control,but I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling multimedia altogether..

It is hidden by default in XP to unhide it you need to edit the Sysoc.inf file to view the Sysoc.inf file, you should enable the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option under Files and Folders.Then Click My Computer.

Double-click C: drive.Double-click WINDOWS folder.Double-click the "Inf" folder and open the Sysoc.inf file with notepad.Locate the line.
"MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,hide,7".Remove hide(leave the comma signs)
Save and close Sysoc.inf

Now go into addremove programs in the control panel,select addremove windows component,with Accessories and Utilities highlighted hit Details and uncheck multimedia or if you just want volume control..then highlight multimedia hit details and uncheck volume control then click ok and next and finish,now you can restart your computer.

Go into back into addremove windows component,with Accessories and Utilities highlighted hit Details and check multimedia or volume control..hit ok,next and finish and restart the system again.

That ought to do it.


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#4
January 17, 2006 at 15:46:42

Sabertooth, I followed your instuctions above perfect and still do not have sound, everything is still grayed out. The drivers, I checked them yesterday and again now and all show I have the lastest and greatest. Infact all seemed to go well when I followed your instructions. I do not know what can be going on, I have never had this problem with XP before.

I don't know if you have any other suggestions, opinions, tricks or tips....

I'll be here if you do !

"I haven't lost my mind, I have it backed up on disk somewhere"
Best Regards, OBnascar


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#5
January 17, 2006 at 16:24:45

Well uninstall your sound drivers completely and reinstall them.

BTW, do you actually have a sound card or is it intergrated and if it is integrated, make sure it is enabled in the BIOS.

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#6
January 17, 2006 at 17:39:34

I think I have a headache.......lol

Now I go to Systems > Hardware > Device Manager > Properties > there is no driver tab like there should be (if I remember correctly). So now I do not know of another way to uninstall and reinstall my drivers.

Am I losing it or should the above be the correct path to go for drivers ? I am a little rusty on my WinXP abilities, I use XP for work due to some designing software issues, otherwise I run Linux.

But I am still hanging in here Sabertooth, thanks for your patients......jerry


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#7
January 17, 2006 at 19:35:53

"BTW, do you actually have a sound card or is it intergrated and if it is integrated?"

I was expecting a response to the above but I never got one.

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#8
January 17, 2006 at 20:06:33

Yes you did ask me before and I forgot to tell you if it was a sound card or intergrated, sorry !

I am not sure, I'll have to check. It is a brand new Emachines, do you happen to know what what Emachines use ? I have Linux on a dual boot with XP, the sound is fine in Linux.


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#9
January 17, 2006 at 20:40:00

It is intergrated.............

Main Circuit Board
Board: Intel Corporation
Serial Number: TGHZ50807751
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz

BIOS: Intel Corp. BF86510A.15A.0085.P20.0412152353 12/15/2004

Processor
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]



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#10
January 17, 2006 at 20:55:35

What is the model# of the eMachine?

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#11
January 17, 2006 at 21:14:20

Model# T3882

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#12
January 17, 2006 at 21:20:04

Well, its almost 12 bells here where I live, I'm calling it a day but I'm check back tomorrow.

Thanks Sabertooth


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#13
January 18, 2006 at 07:23:20

You've got AC '97 audio, which is integrated. Go into the BIOS and enable it, reboot and pop your drivers disc in to install the drivers.

Goodluck.

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#14
January 18, 2006 at 09:10:48

ok, the audio was already enabled in the BIOS.

One has to wonder if the WinXP installation is corrupt, but that does not make sense either, because why would it just be the audio ?

Sabertooth, why do you think in the Device Manager Properties that the driver tab is missing. This bothers me more than anything.


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#15
January 18, 2006 at 10:17:56

I have sound.......

I thought if WinXP wouldn't let me uninstall the AC 97 audio codec's driver, I would google search for it to download. I got the download from RealTec, installed it and had instant sound.

Thanks Sabertooth for sticking with this, I appreciated you suggestions, you helped me eliminate issue's with the problem I had with sound.


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#16
January 18, 2006 at 11:38:12

All's well that ends well....;-)

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