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Sound icon is there but doesn't bring up volume control

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marie500, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. marie500

    marie500 Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Home SP2.
    Pretty often clicking on my sound icon (Which IS present in the system tray), does not open the volume control slider. When this happens I go to Control Panel but Sound controls won't open from that location either. There's no way to control the volume and must reboot to get it back (temporarily, because it keeps happening).

    Do I possibly need driver updates? If so, which one of these is my sound card?
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

    Or is it an XP problem.
     
  2. Polduh

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    you need identify first your sound driver software,, i recommend you to use toolkit driverguide to detect your driver. then download the driver from web..
     
  3. marie500

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    I see sites to download that program but they are not familiar sites to me. Is there a recommended site to get this program?
     
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    Dell's list dates the latest driver released in 2000.
    What else could this be?
     
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