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04-Jun-2008, 08:18 PM #1
Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out
I am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.
  • The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
  • The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
  • The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
  • I am using Windows Default Sounds.
  • There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
  • Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
  • Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
  • Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.

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05-Jun-2008, 04:55 PM #2
So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....
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06-Jun-2008, 04:28 PM #3
Yeah the Device Manager looks OK to me. I will reinstall current driver next week and see what happens.
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