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No Volume/Speaker in taskbar

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Randal12, May 6, 2005.

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  1. Randal12

    Randal12 Thread Starter

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    Toshiba Satellite 1805-S253, Win ME.

    Recently tried to install an 802.11g PC card, lots of issues, and had to have a local shop uninstall, fix registry, and repair video drivers and stuff.

    I don't want to go back to them, but I now have no sound other than the modem will deliver the dialtone sound. Media Player is silent. No Speaker icon in the taskbar.
    No way to click "show volume control in taskbar": I can see it, but it is inactive.

    Specs say ALI M1535, and Trident AK4543 Codec.
    Device Manager says there is an ALI WMD driver.

    Looked all over for an easy driver download.... aargh.
     
  2. lunchbox

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    As much as i hate to say it, It's probably nothing wrong with your hardware. Windows ME is the biggest POS i have used. Its seriously worth the effort to reinstall with something decent. Heck, If you dont have the money/specs for WinXP put Linux on there.

    So yeah, As much as i'd like to help you ive got no idea about WinME, Nor do i really want to. Heh
     
  3. Augie65

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    Try this:
    # click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel
    # open Sounds and Multimedia, and then click the Audio tab.
    # click the Volume button under Sound Playback
    # Remove all checkmarks from Mute boxes at the bottom of the Master Volume window and adjust the volume setting slide bars to their highest positions. Close the Master Volume window and test for sound.
     
  4. Randal12

    Randal12 Thread Starter

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    It is there but not active. See new thread posted today.

    R
     
  5. winbob

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    It would appear that your sound device is not properly installed (drivers that is).

    Check Device Mgr for the status of the sound device. Probably an Exclamation Point next to it.

    REMOVE the Device(s) via Device Mgr and then REBOOT. Win/ME should reinstall them and their Drivers...unless you corrupted the Driver files :eek:

    If they are corrupted, go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest versions.

    Oh, unless your "new post" is unrelated to this current one, you should NOT split the info apart :(
     
  6. Randal12

    Randal12 Thread Starter

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    Sound Controllers and all system devices appear OK.

    Sorry for any posting faux pas. My previous post on this was put in hardware, where I got told it was not hardware, and that WIN ME sux.

    R
     
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