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sndvol32.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lithosaurus, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. lithosaurus

    lithosaurus Thread Starter

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    I lost my sound. I tried to reinstall the above file using microsoft's solution by I got the following error:"Can't open output file: c:windows\system32\sndvol.exe"
    I have no idea what happened to it or where it went. Any help would be appreciated. I am running Windowsxp home edition.
    Thanks Lithosaurus
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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  3. lithosaurus

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    The instructions that I followed were from microsoft windows support. I started by entering
    H:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
    The message on the screen said it had expanded said file but then it said it can't open it.
    Perhaps it doesn't exist. I am not sure how to get a "tree" listing of my computer files.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    You can simply try entering this at Start > Run:

    c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

    Or run explorer.exe and browse to it.

    If it opens in My Documents, select My Computer and browse from there.

    By the way do you have "place volume icon in the taskbar" checked in "Sounds and Audio devices" (Control Panel)

    If you have a Sound Card installed it should have its own sound icon which is different from the Windows one. But this usually has to be an installed card, not an integrated motherboard device.
     
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