Volume Mixer looks messed up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Synapse Syndrome, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. This has been annoying me every since I started using Vista, but I have
    never mentioned it, as I thought that somebody else would. As I have seen
    no mention of it, I just thought it was just happening to me, even though I
    am on my third installation (same hardware).

    Does anybody else get crazy corruption on the Volume Mixer, nearly all the
    time? I think it might be due to my graphics card drivers, unless this is
    common with other people.

    On a side note, I like the new Vista sound control, but I find that I always
    have the whole Volume Mixer open on my second monitor. I hope somebody can
    come up with a replacement, which is smaller, and can auto-hide or

    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 19, 2006
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  2. I wish I had even a rudimentary mixer in Vista Ultimate RTM.



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    NewFox Guest

    Its always the drivers problem huh? havnt it occured to you that vista might
    be too touchy with what display drivers you install? I mean the sound mixer
    thingy in XP
    never got messed up whatever driver you had..

    so may it be bad design that vista is so sensitive and gets messed up
    I would call a rock solid OS, one that can work even if the drivers are not
    But in vista.. you throw in a bad driver and suddenly firefox shivers, the
    start menu gets corrupted, or the mixer is messed up....
    NewFox, Dec 19, 2006
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    James Guest

    Same problem. Improved since RC1, but still I end up with black boxes and
    other strange anamolies.
    James, Dec 19, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest


    Are you getting the regular volume mixer when you right click the volume
    icon if you elect to show it in the notification area?

    Chad Harris, Dec 19, 2006

  6. Yes, this is what I am referring to, if you mean the new vista style one to
    be the regular one. It appears corrupted just about all the time, and it
    seems that I am not the only one that has this problem.

    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 19, 2006
  7. What graphics card do you have? I have an ATi FireGL V5200.

    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 19, 2006
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    James Guest

    nVidia GeForce 6800. It's the only visual element that consistently bugs
    out on me. Not nearly as bad as it was in RC1...but it still happens.
    James, Dec 19, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Try running sfc.


    Chad Harris, Dec 19, 2006

  10. That's not going to help at all, considering that this has appeared with
    three different OS installations.

    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 20, 2006
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    Tristan Y. Guest

    I have the same issues with my vista ultimate edition as well.
    When I had installed vista for the first time, the volume mixer was fine,
    but after I install drivers and softwares, at least one of the volume mixer
    bars is corrupted.

    This is annoying because the corruption also displays the slide at 100
    position, when it's not set to 100.
    Tristan Y., Feb 7, 2007

  12. I have Volume Mixer graphics corruption all the time when I use it. It
    still works okay, but it is difficult to see what is going on until I move a
    slider. Hopefully there will be a Windows Update to fix this soon.

    Synapse Syndrome, Feb 7, 2007
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    Good_Bytes Guest

    Uninstall Logitech SetPoint, and the problem is solved
    However, if you install SetPoint back, the problem comes back
    Good_Bytes, Jun 1, 2008
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