Can't Open Mixer Volume

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by RCoen, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. RCoen

    RCoen Guest

    My OS has been very stable (latest patches etc applied, no new
    software/hardware). When I rightclick on the Sndvol.exe applet in the
    SysTrack the menu appears. I can choose Playback, Record, etc. but NOT Open
    Volume Mixer. Nor do I see the slider. When I left click on the Open Volume
    Mixer it looks like it triggers an Event to the OS, but nothing happens. I
    have rebooted (warm & cold) and even Restored to an earlier date without
    success.

    Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

    Thnaks,
    Bob
     
    RCoen, Mar 3, 2008
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  2. RCoen

    Brink Guest

    Hi Bob

    You might try reinstalling your audio drivers to see if that will fi
    the problem. Note, on some audio drivers, you will need to install the
    twice to actually install them. Once to remove the old one, twice t
    install it

    If that does not help, then see if running a "sfc /scannow" (no quotes
    can find and fix any system file errors that may be the cause. This wil
    show you how

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.htm

    Hope this helps you
    Shaw

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    Brink, Mar 3, 2008
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  3. What happens if you open it from the Control Panel?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 3, 2008
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  4. RCoen

    RCoen Guest

    Same problem, same behavior

     
    RCoen, Mar 4, 2008
    #4
  5. RCoen

    RCoen Guest

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately neither suggestion worked for me. Any
    others would be most appreciated.
     
    RCoen, Mar 4, 2008
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  6. RCoen

    Brink Guest

    Bob,

    The only other thing that I know of to do that is less drastic than a
    complete reinstall, is to try a Repair install. This will give you the
    details and how to do it.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

    Hope it helps you,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Mar 4, 2008
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  7. Are using WLOC by any chance?

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 4, 2008
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    daveswuk Guest

     
    daveswuk, Mar 5, 2008
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  9. RCoen

    daveswuk Guest

    Further to my last Bob, it would appear that as you suspect the application
    does open but does not appear on screen. If you open" task manager" and look
    under "processes" you will see "sndvol.exe" is running, this is it. If you
    end this process you can then try to open volume mixer again. I have found
    that sometimes it will open and sometimes not. This is far from being a cure
    for what is a definite problem but it gives you an easier way of trying again
    than constantly rebooting.
    Regards,
    Daveswuk
     
    daveswuk, Mar 8, 2008
    #9
  10. RCoen

    miracle1977 Guest

    thanks alot daveswuk I was having the same problems and what you have said
    has fixed many thanks

    Julie
     
    miracle1977, Apr 11, 2008
    #10
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    sandy scott Guest

    i cant get my speakers to work i done a restore and it quite working i dont know what to do to get it working now could u help me the open volume mixer wont open for me



    RCoe wrote:

    Can't Open Mixer Volume
    03-Mar-08

    My OS has been very stable (latest patches etc applied, no new
    software/hardware). When I rightclick on the Sndvol.exe applet in the
    SysTrack the menu appears. I can choose Playback, Record, etc. but NOT Open
    Volume Mixer. Nor do I see the slider. When I left click on the Open Volume
    Mixer it looks like it triggers an Event to the OS, but nothing happens. I
    have rebooted (warm & cold) and even Restored to an earlier date without
    success.

    Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

    Thnaks,
    Bob

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Can't Open Mixer Volume
    My OS has been very stable (latest patches etc applied, no new
    software/hardware). When I rightclick on the Sndvol.exe applet in the
    SysTrack the menu appears. I can choose Playback, Record, etc. but NOT Open
    Volume Mixer. Nor do I see the slider. When I left click on the Open Volume
    Mixer it looks like it triggers an Event to the OS, but nothing happens. I
    have rebooted (warm & cold) and even Restored to an earlier date without
    success.

    Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

    Thnaks,
    Bob

    Re: Can't Open Mixer Volume
    RCoen;633270 Wrote:

    Hi Bob,

    You might try reinstalling your audio drivers to see if that will fix
    the problem. Note, on some audio drivers, you will need to install them
    twice to actually install them. Once to remove the old one, twice to
    install it.

    If that does not help, then see if running a "sfc /scannow" (no quotes)
    can find and fix any system file errors that may be the cause. This will
    show you how.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html

    Hope this helps you,
    Shawn


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    What happens if you open it from the Control Panel?
    What happens if you open it from the Control Panel?

    Re: Can't Open Mixer Volume
    Same problem, same behavior

    :

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately neither suggestion worked for me.
    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately neither suggestion worked for me. Any
    others would be most appreciated.

    :

    Re: Can't Open Mixer Volume
    RCoen;633871 Wrote:

    Bob,

    The only other thing that I know of to do that is less drastic than a
    complete reinstall, is to try a Repair install. This will give you the
    details and how to do it.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

    Hope it helps you,
    Shawn


    --
    Brink

    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*

    Are using WLOC by any chance?
    Are using WLOC by any chance?

    Re: Can't Open Mixer Volume
    :

    Further to my last Bob, it would appear that as you suspect the application
    Further to my last Bob, it would appear that as you suspect the application
    does open but does not appear on screen. If you open" task manager" and look
    under "processes" you will see "sndvol.exe" is running, this is it. If you
    end this process you can then try to open volume mixer again. I have found
    that sometimes it will open and sometimes not. This is far from being a cure
    for what is a definite problem but it gives you an easier way of trying again
    than constantly rebooting.
    Regards,
    Daveswuk

    :

    RE: Can't Open Mixer Volume
    :

    thanks alot daveswuk I was having the same problems and what you have said
    has fixed many thanks

    Julie

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