DV6000 Pavillion no control of sound

September 30, 2011 at 16:36:57
Specs: Windows XP, Turion 64 x2
I have a dv6000 6745us to be exact. I downgraded from vista to xp pro. when i bought it there was a problem with the sound driver it would sometimes not load and sometimes it would normally. Then like i said i downgraded to xp pro. I found a the drivers for it on a third party website. The sound driver was the harddest to install, as I had to install the microsoft UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) first. The Audio driver had to be installed trough the device manager. The problem is I have Audio but I cannot control it with volume control. If I mute the sound the little icon on the taskbar show that is mute but I still have sound. I can slide the volume down but the actual sound won't come down it is still stays in the highest. I have no control of it. If I use media player it's volume control works it will lower and rise the volume, but not the volume control built in xp itself. What can be causing this? Thanks in advance


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September 30, 2011 at 17:23:28
It could be that XP was never meant to run on that machine & the sound driver you have is not quite right. Do you know exactly what mother board & sound chip is in the machine? If not a program called Sandra may work.


If you only use the machine at home, I would run it through the home stereo. If not, try to identify your hardware & search for a different driver.

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September 30, 2011 at 18:46:30
"I had to install the microsoft UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) first"

UAA is built into SP3 & dos NOT have to be installed separately, unless (of course) you're not running SP3?

Do you have a Realtek audio chip?

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October 1, 2011 at 22:20:50
Thanks for your replies. I went ahead and installed Win 7 on it found the drivers for it
and worked fine then the sound started coming off and on, I did some digging on the web and found that these type of laptops have a kolt cable that controls the power button and the signal to the speakers. It also has another identical kolt cable that controls the quick launch buttons on the laptops front panel. What I did was switch these two cables. Now some of the quick launch buttons don't work, but my sound works perfectly all the time. I rather have sound any day thanks guys.


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