Missing Volume Control in Windows 98
Recently, I noticed my volume control window wouldn't open.
It had happened sometime in the last 2-3 days (that was when i adjusted
Normally, when the window is opened, the upper left hand corner is
labelled "Master Out".
what i tried doing (unsuccessfully) to fix this:
a) shutting down and
re-booting/restarting the computer
b) running MS system file checker.
c) scandisk ... indicated everything was
d) un-installing & re-installing
the drivers (audio)
e) un-installing & re-installing
vol control SndVol32.exe
f) tearing my hair out*.
Craze, you are a GDG, a G-Damn Genius.
Thanks very much Craze!
* (either by the grace of Murphy's Law or some other unknown reason,
I had partial results with this method)
** here is an excerpt from thread
Originally Posted by Craze
Here's the fix for a suddenly missing Volume Control I suspect occurred
when Windows '98 froze during the process of updating new skin changes
into my dAP player.
The "X" and "Y" coordinates that position the volume control window
from last opening got trashed in the registry.
START>RUN...type REGEDIT...click OK.
Expand tree for HKEY_CURRENT_ USER
Use "EDIT" tab in tool bar...select FIND...type in VOLUME.
Click FIND NEXT.
Browse through registry until VOLUME CONTROL is found using F3 key to
Click on VOLUME CONTROL...X and Y should appear in top lines of the
right pane window.
Click on X.
Right click X
Type in the number 5
Click "DECIMAL" radio button
Repeat for "Y".
The values my X and Y had changed to from the freeze up were (3000)!