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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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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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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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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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
... 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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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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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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