Volume control buttons issue

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
April 8, 2010 at 07:19:07
Specs: Windows XP Home
Hello, I'm hoping I'm missing something simple that someone can point out to me.

A week ago, I had a virus and in the end let a computer repair person install their version of windows xp, the home edition, into my computer as my disk turned out to be a restore disk. That didn't solve this issue, which I fixed on my own thanks to help from this forum, but it is the starting point.

This computer, an IBM Thinkpad laptop (I believe it is a T40) used to display green volume bars on the screen when I used the volume control buttons on the keyboard. Now it does not. I think they are working, as when I played with them while watching a youtube video the volume changed.

I checked the driver number as suggested on Lenovo support and downloads troubleshooting audio site, and it matched the one given as proper for this machine. I do have sound, it just is not being controlled by the proper buttons.

How do I restore the green volume control bars and ensure the buttons are working correctly?

On a related note, I attempted this last night and had issues as well. I use Audacity to record onto this machine. There are times I use it to change an mp4 file into an mp3 by playing the mp4 and recording it as a temporary mp3. I attach the microphone jack to the headphone jack with a cable and record. Last night, I tried to do this, and recorded a loud buzzing. I tried turning down the microphone volume through the volume controls, and although Audacity claimed to record at a loud volume, it was quiet and warbly. Any suggestions?

Mainly I'd appreciate some help with the volume buttons, as hopefully I can figure out some other way to fix the recording issue. If I have left out any information that could help fix this, please let me know.


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#1
April 8, 2010 at 08:04:32
... click>> This package enables or updates the audio function........... more

... I suggest unhooking the mains whislt recording (and speaking in chat) just run off the battery as the mic will also pick-up the ac/dc adapter cycle interference!

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#2
April 8, 2010 at 08:09:26
Your mistake was letting the "repair person" use his XP disc rather than the IBM/Lenovo restore disk. Hopefully the driver download posted by mavis007 will correct the problem, but it makes me wonder which others drivers were omitted by the "repair person".

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#3
April 8, 2010 at 09:05:14
I just tried the driver uninstallation/reinstallation. The volume controls are working properly, but the green bars are still not appearing on my screen. The buttons are working, though, as there is a definite difference in the volume after messing with them. Just no green bars. How do I get them back?

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#4
April 8, 2010 at 09:50:14
... click the purple "more" in my above post scroll down to "Presentation Director"

... which look like Function <key> utilities

... although the read-ups do'nt tell me much!

... click>> read this ...sort of related
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... found it! (... you'd think they'd put them on the same page!)

..... Hotkey driver here

... you also might need this Keyboard Customizer Utility


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#5
April 11, 2010 at 17:30:31
I have not been able to work on my computer for the past few days, but I will try your suggestion out tomorrow. Here's hoping that it works. :)

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#6
April 12, 2010 at 13:31:04
He must not have installed the Hotkey driver - I installed that, and wouldn't you know, the green lines are back! I never would have thought to try drivers - I didn't even know about them before all this. Learn something new every day. Thanks ever so for your help!

Off to mess with the microphone volume buttons until I get the rest working again, lol. That is probably just a matter of patience and persistence.


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