sndvol32.exe needed urgently!

February 5, 2011 at 01:23:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have accidently removed my sound control
I need the sndvol32.exe command...Can anybody maybe e-mail this...probably as an attachment..I need it REALLY badly....will b really grateful fr your help...

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#1
February 5, 2011 at 09:34:54
Post the make and model # of your computer.

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#2
February 5, 2011 at 09:52:53
Tabi, See Reply #2 in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Tufenuf


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#3
February 5, 2011 at 10:47:23
@ Tufenuf - I tried to do that..bt it did not help...plus..I am nt able to find the "dllcache" file.. :(

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#4
February 5, 2011 at 10:53:47
And the link given in solution # 3 is not working...

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#5
February 5, 2011 at 11:08:19
The dllcache folder - C:\Windows\System32\dllcache - is normally hidden.

( sndvol32.exe is in it - you need to copy it to C:\Windows\System32 )

Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Folder Options.
Click on the View tab

Click on the circle beside Show hidden files and folders to place a dot there.
Click on the checkmark in the square box beside Hide extensions for known file types to remove the checkmark.
You may also need to
Click on the checkmark in the square box beside Hide protected operating system files to remove the checkmark.
Click on OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

If you search for a file rather than going to where it's supposed to be, you need to set the search options to look for Hidden or system files.


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#6
February 5, 2011 at 12:27:33
Tabi, If you still can't find that file you can download a zipped copy of it in the thread at the link below. It's in Couriant's reply # 3 in the thread. Extract it into your C:\Windows\System32 folder. I downloaded it and scanned it and it's virus free. You may want to do the same.

http://forums.techguy.org/multimedi...

Tufenuf


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#7
February 5, 2011 at 23:48:46
I downloaded it from that link but the sound is still not coming...in the volume control box...the main volume control column to mute all is missing...

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#8
February 6, 2011 at 06:48:50
It sounds like more is wrong than just sndvol32.exe was missing

Go to Control Panel - Classic view - Sounds and Audio Devices.
Click on the Audio tab.

What does it show for the Sound playback default device ?


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#9
February 6, 2011 at 10:13:51
It shows Avnex Virtual Audio Device...

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#10
February 6, 2011 at 10:16:48
And Under the volume tab...*Place volume icon in the taskbar* option is grayed out..

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#11
February 6, 2011 at 11:22:55
"It shows Avnex Virtual Audio Device"

The default playback device shouldn't be a virtual audio device - that's a virtual device - not a physical device - loaded by a software installation .
Is there any other device listed there when you click on the box that's listed in, other than possibly for a dial up modem with voice capability?
If no, then your audio adapter software installation either was not installed properly, or it's otherwise screwed up .
If your sound adapter is built into the mboard, I'm assuming that it's enabled in your mboard's bios Setup settings - it is by default.

"And Under the volume tab...*Place volume icon in the taskbar* option is grayed out.."

That's greyed out if the Audio device in the box is not a physical sound adapter, or if it is a physical sound adapter but the software was not installed for it properly, or it's software installation is otherwise screwed up.

Go to Device Manager.
E.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager
Open up Sound, video, and game controllers.
If there is an audio device other than Avnex Virtual Audio Device listed there ?
E.g. Realtek, Soundmax, whatever brand ?
......

You may need to un-install the software for your sound device and install it again. That should auto load whatever Windows itself has that is needed to support the sound device.

If the sound device is built into your mboard, or in any case....

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, often but not always on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.

For Dell computers......
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

For Compaq or HP computers....
Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Find the similar label on the outside of your computer case.
Quote the specific model number - it's at the end of the first line,
and the Product number (p/n) - that's on the third line.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.



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#12
February 7, 2011 at 09:41:00
The subheads under Sound, video and game controllers are :
Audio codecs
Avnex virtual audio device
Legacy audio drivers
Legacy video capture devices
Media control devices
Video codecs

PS : neither the sounds are working nor the microphone or anythng related to sounds..


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#13
February 7, 2011 at 11:56:50
There is no real sound adapter in that list.

You have no drivers installed for your sound adapter, or you didn't install the sound adapter software properly, or you did install the sound adapter properly but something is screwed up.

See the latter part of response 11 - I / we need your make and model.


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#14
February 7, 2011 at 23:37:18
Its a generic desktop system...
and the model of the motherboard is Intel D945GCNL...

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#15
February 7, 2011 at 23:51:59
The rest of the information :
System : Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service pack 2
Intel core 2 duo CPU
E4500 @ 2.20GHz


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#16
February 8, 2011 at 06:59:04
"Intel D945GCNL"
XP Pro

Intel D945GCNL home support page
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/suppor...

Downloads for D945GCNL
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...

Audio: Realtek* ALC Audio Driver
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...

Download the file that applies to your operating system:
AUD_XP_5.10.0.6201_PV.exe – for Windows XP*
........

Note that I'm assuming you have the main chipset "drivers" for your mboard loaded.
Those must be loaded in order for Windows to be informed about the capabilities of your mboard's main chipset. If you have loaded or re-loaded Windows from scratch, you must load these "drivers" after Setup has finished.
(Main chipset "drivers" are mostly, or all, *.inf files that inform the operating system about the capabilities of your main chipset.)
If you're not sure whether the main chipset "drivers" have been installed, get them here and install them - it does no harm to install them if they've already been installed.
Chipset: Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® Desktop Boards
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...
..........

NOTE that sometimes the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs - a part that runs all the time scanning for suspicious activity - will interfere with the proper installation of third party software, the software will not install properly, and you may get no indication of that at all while installing the software.
To avoid that possibility, you should always DISABLE the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs, BEFORE you install third party software (software other than most Microsoft Updates, etc., that did not come with Windows ), especially when it's a major or complicated software package.
E.g. if you are using the free or paid version of AVG, you should disable the Resident Shield in AVG's settings in Windows. In Norton (Symantec) products, there may be several things you need to disable, or set so they don't load for a specific short amount of time.
If you don't know how to do that, tell me / us which anti-malware software you are using.

When you are sure the software has installed correctly, re-enable the resident module(s).
......

Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add or Remove Programs and Un-install anything listed for the Realtek sound adapter, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, or at any time when New Hardware pops up, let the desktop screen fully load.

- go to Device Manager.
(e.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager)
If the sound adapter is still listed, RIGHT click on it and Un-install it.
If that was there, and you un-installed it, Reboot at least once.
DO NOT install drivers while booting.

Install the sound software properly by running the proper download you got from the web.

Doing that should auto load whatever Windows itself has that is needed to support the sound device.
.......

Sound and video "drivers" always have associated files that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device, and/or the other software associated with it, will NOT work properly.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....
(this ALWAYS applies to video and sound adapters )

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.
The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !

If you DID install drivers that way,

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

For sound adapter drivers...

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting.

- go to Device Manager.
(e.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager)
If the sound adapter is still listed, RIGHT click on it and Un-install it.
If that was there, and you un-installed it, Reboot at least once.
DO NOT install drivers while booting.

Install the sound software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the sound card, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the sound software installation from the installation program on that.



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#17
February 8, 2011 at 08:54:19
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeksss!! I got the sound backk :D :D :D
Thanks a lot for helping mee out..Thank you so sooo much!!
The music sounds soo gud aftr so many days :D :D :D Thanx!!

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#18
February 8, 2011 at 09:41:02
We're glad to hear you fixed your problem !
Thanks for the Thank you, Thanx !

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