error - sndvol.exe, CPU tests

Dell Dimension 8300 desktop
January 10, 2010 at 11:24:04
Specs: windows xp-sp3, 2 GB
windows xp-sp3 now gives: "sndvol32.exe application error -fails to initialize" twice when: click Volume icon, OR run system tests: 1. CPU register test 2. CPU level 2 cache test 3. CPU math register test.
Problems know of - cannot adjust volume levels except main out, and Slow at times. Came with SoundMax audio- has latest drivers.

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#1
January 10, 2010 at 11:25:12
Is this a recent update to SP3?

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#2
January 11, 2010 at 07:25:05
No - almost 1 year ago. I just did clean clean boot, leaving 8 processes running, no device manager, no audio. Still get error with 'Volume'.

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#3
January 11, 2010 at 07:50:51
Could be a recent update from MS may have pooched the drivers. Look in Control panel> add/remove programs. Check to show updates. See if any updates were installed that correspond with the issue.

If so, Google for the update to see what it/they were.


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#4
January 11, 2010 at 08:56:35
PC has been offline for 2 years. but is updated for security, directx, .Net Framework, etc.
I was trying to get Quicktime Pro to open a divx.avi, and did install K-Lite mega codec pack 5.50 and ran all the tools.

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#5
January 11, 2010 at 10:58:35
Then check to see if your sound is set to use a certain sound source exclusively. May be set to something else than what you are connected to.

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#6
January 11, 2010 at 14:53:50
I need to be clearer: only audio problem is that cannot access expanded volume control: line in, wave out, etc. Can access main output volume and rest of Sounds and Audio devices control panel.
In Audio, Voice, all Volume buttons do nothing.
In Volume, Advanced does nothing.
Just did Dell Diagnostics in boot partition all A-O.K.

How about if I uninstall Soundmax, reboot so Windows audio is now discovered hardware and install it instead.


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#7
January 11, 2010 at 20:00:48
SOLVED via microsoft answer forum by "EasyFix";
Just create in Notepad AUDFIX.reg :
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]

"aux"="wdmaud.drv"

double-click file is all


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#8
January 12, 2010 at 03:12:01
One of those mysteries that never are explained.

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#9
January 12, 2010 at 06:23:51
When I recieved my Dell PC it came with a entire set of CD's containing all the software and the O/S dick installed on the PC it als had a CD called the utilities and drivers CD ! I believe this is the one you needed ? You should keep all the CD's for your PC close by not packed away in a storage container ,you never know when you will need one of them so put them in a small box and placei it near your PC . IMHO
Best Wishes Nick

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