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Old April 19th 11, 12:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Lee
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Default Volume appears to be disabled

I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't know why
but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and when I go to
control panel and call up the volume setting everything on the volume tab
is grayed out and I can't click anything. Currently there is no audio when
I play a video but strangely I hear a loud beep on some error messages.
How can I get my volumne back?
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Old April 19th 11, 01:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Don Phillipson[_4_]
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Default Volume appears to be disabled

"Lee" wrote in message
...

I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't know why
but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and when I go to
control panel and call up the volume setting everything on the volume tab
is grayed out and I can't click anything. Currently there is no audio
when
I play a video but strangely I hear a loud beep on some error messages.
How can I get my volumne back?


Most laptops are equipped with a rotary manual switch for
audio volume (which overrides software sittings and is not
indicated by any software.). We do not know the brand of your laptop.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


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Old April 19th 11, 07:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Elmo[_2_]
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Default Volume appears to be disabled

On 4/19/2011 7:39 AM, Lee wrote:
I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't know why
but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and when I go to
control panel and call up the volume setting everything on the volume tab
is grayed out and I can't click anything. Currently there is no audio when
I play a video but strangely I hear a loud beep on some error messages.
How can I get my volume back?


You'll have to reinstall the sound card drivers.. apparently, they've
been damaged or removed.

Where did my sounds go?
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm

--

Joe =o)
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Old April 20th 11, 05:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Lee
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Posts: 16
Default Volume appears to be disabled

It is a Dell Latitude D620. There are 2 buttons with symbols that look
like speakers near the power button. I tried pressing both of these but
the volumne symbol does not reappear in the system tray at the bottom of
the screen. Do I need to restart the computer?

"Don Phillipson" wrote in
:

"Lee" wrote in message
...

I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't
know why
but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and when I
go to control panel and call up the volume setting everything on the
volume tab is grayed out and I can't click anything. Currently there
is no audio when
I play a video but strangely I hear a loud beep on some error
messages. How can I get my volumne back?


Most laptops are equipped with a rotary manual switch for
audio volume (which overrides software sittings and is not
indicated by any software.). We do not know the brand of your
laptop.


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Old April 20th 11, 05:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Lee
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Posts: 16
Default Volume appears to be disabled

I just have a reinstallation CD. Will that work?

Elmo wrote in
:

On 4/19/2011 7:39 AM, Lee wrote:
I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't
know why but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and
when I go to control panel and call up the volume setting everything
on the volume tab is grayed out and I can't click anything.
Currently there is no audio when I play a video but strangely I hear
a loud beep on some error messages. How can I get my volume back?


You'll have to reinstall the sound card drivers.. apparently, they've
been damaged or removed.

Where did my sounds go?
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm


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Old April 20th 11, 10:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Elmo[_2_]
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Default Volume appears to be disabled

On 4/20/2011 12:06 PM, Lee wrote:
I just have a reinstallation CD. Will that work?

Elmo wrote in
:

On 4/19/2011 7:39 AM, Lee wrote:
I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't
know why but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray and
when I go to control panel and call up the volume setting everything
on the volume tab is grayed out and I can't click anything.
Currently there is no audio when I play a video but strangely I hear
a loud beep on some error messages. How can I get my volume back?


You'll have to reinstall the sound card drivers.. apparently, they've
been damaged or removed.

Where did my sounds go?
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm


No, I suspect you'll need to go to the Dell site, and download the audio
drivers for your model Latitude there. There doesn't seem to be a
listing for a Latitude D20 though..

http://support.dell.com/support/down...=19&l=en&s=dhs

--

Joe =o)
  #7  
Old April 21st 11, 12:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Don Phillipson[_4_]
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Default Volume appears to be disabled

"Lee" wrote in message
...

It is a Dell Latitude D620. There are 2 buttons with symbols that look
like speakers near the power button. I tried pressing both of these but
the volumne symbol does not reappear in the system tray at the bottom of
the screen. Do I need to restart the computer?


For hardware information, consult a Dell manual.

Hardware buttons seldom/never show their function on screen.
The SysTray is controlled by software, not hardware.

Whenever in doubt, it usually helps to restart the PC.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


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Old April 22nd 11, 04:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Lee
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Posts: 16
Default Volume appears to be disabled

Thank you. Restarting the computer appears to have worked.

Elmo wrote in
m:

On 4/20/2011 12:06 PM, Lee wrote:
I just have a reinstallation CD. Will that work?

Elmo wrote in
:

On 4/19/2011 7:39 AM, Lee wrote:
I have a laptop computer running Windows XP Professional. I don't
know why but the volume icon has disappeared from the system tray
and when I go to control panel and call up the volume setting
everything on the volume tab is grayed out and I can't click
anything. Currently there is no audio when I play a video but
strangely I hear a loud beep on some error messages. How can I get
my volume back?

You'll have to reinstall the sound card drivers.. apparently,
they've been damaged or removed.

Where did my sounds go?
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm


No, I suspect you'll need to go to the Dell site, and download the
audio drivers for your model Latitude there. There doesn't seem to be
a listing for a Latitude D20 though..

http://support.dell.com/support/down...spx?c=us&cs=19

&l=en&s=
dhs


 




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