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Missing Volume Control in Windows 98
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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
volume last).
Normally, when the window is opened, the upper left hand corner is labelled "Master Out".

I was still able to hear sound, but clicking on the speaker icon in the taskbar-tray would only display "Master Out" rectangle on the taskbar.

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 fine.
    d) un-installing & re-installing the drivers (audio)
    e) un-installing & re-installing vol control SndVol32.exe
    f) tearing my hair out*.

Doing an internet Google search showed a site which had the solution**:
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=1156   
A fellow called "Craze (crazy curt)" posted a fix here.  The fix repairs a corrupt registry which places the x & y axis values for the
window absurdly offscreen.
He has helped many, it appears.  One person (thread 1124 post#16), had
x & y values of 41562 & 562 before the fix.  Personally, my values were also off the scale,
3000 & 3000 before the fix. After the fix they are 5 & 5.

Craze, you are a GDG, a G-Damn Genius.
Thanks very much Craze!

Sincerely,


Carpediem2100
2005,11,19






* (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 1156: ############################

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
Click Software
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 scroll with.

Click on VOLUME CONTROL...X and Y should appear in top lines of the right pane window.
Click on X.
Right click X
Select Modify
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)!

These things happen.

Crazy Curt

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