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Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Forto, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. Forto

    Forto Thread Starter

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    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.

    Cheers

    Forto
     
  2. idowindows

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    So dev mgr shows a-ok?

    I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....
     
  3. Forto

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    Yeah the Device Manager looks OK to me. I will reinstall current driver next week and see what happens.
     
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