|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.