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  1. XR8D2K

    XR8D2K Thread Starter

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    I must have deleted something that has to do with sound & volume control... I can not use my mic either... I went into ctrl panel, then go to sounds & devices, then click on volume control, but I get a windows message saying that the volume control program is not installed and to go to add/rem programs, which seems, I can not install or select ANYTHING about sounds...

    WHAT GIVES & WHAT CAN I DO... besides reloading WinXP...???
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove
    Programs in Control Panel.

    To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows
    XP CD to the system_root \System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To
    do this, follow these steps:

    Start/Run/CMD. In the command prompt window type:

    X: (where X is your CD Drive letter)
    CD \I386

    Then use the expand command:
    expand -r sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32

    Note: This assumes XP is installed on C: and that its installed in the
    Windows folder. If not, you'll need to adjust the command accordingly.
    Additionally, this must be an installable version of XP, not a "recovery
    CD".

    Got this from: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_v.htm#volume
     
  3. XR8D2K

    XR8D2K Thread Starter

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    worked like a charm... THANKS...!!!
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    You're very welcome :D
     
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