windows XP master volume greyed out

Posted: 10-15-2005, 06:41 PM
Windows XP volume control is greyed out when accessing on the system tray or
through control pannel. Any thoughts?

windows XP master volume greyed out


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Wesley Vogel
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-15-2005, 08:18 PM
Does your sound card have any problems?

Open the Device Manager and check the status of the sound card.
Start Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |

[[To view the status of a device
1. Open Device Manager.
2. Double-click the type of device you want to view.
3. Right-click the specific device you want and then click Properties.
4. On the General tab, under Device status is a description of the device
status.

Notes
To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
click Device Manager.
If the device is experiencing a problem, the type of problem is displayed.
You might also see a problem code and number and a suggested solution. If
you call a support line, this number can be useful for determining and
diagnosing the problem.
For information on how to resolve hardware device problems, click
Troubleshoot to start the Hardware Troubleshooter. ]]

[[A black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field indicates the device is in
a problem state. Note that a device that is in a problem state can be
functioning.

A problem code explaining the problem is displayed for the device.

A red "X" indicates a disabled device. A disabled device is a device that is
physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not
have a protected-mode driver loaded.

A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties
indicates that the Use Automatic Settings feature is not selected for the
device and that the resource was manually selected. Note that this does not
indicate a problem or disabled state.

A green question mark "?" in Device Manager means that a compatible driver
for this device is installed, indicating the possibility that all of the
functionality may not be available. ]]
From...
Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;310126

Maybe your Sndvol32.exe file is damaged. See the RESOLUTION here...

Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
Error Message When You Try to Add It
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;319095

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:[email protected],
Gary <[email protected]> hunted and pecked:
> Windows XP volume control is greyed out when accessing on the system tray
> or through control pannel. Any thoughts?
Gary
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-15-2005, 09:38 PM
The device is operational (M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Sound Card). I even wiped and
reloaded WIN XP SP2 and it is still grey. The card seems to accept input and
shows output on the device's own VU Mete, but the it's like the volume is
turned all the way down.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> Does your sound card have any problems?
>
> Open the Device Manager and check the status of the sound card.
> Start Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
>
> [[To view the status of a device
> 1. Open Device Manager.
> 2. Double-click the type of device you want to view.
> 3. Right-click the specific device you want and then click Properties.
> 4. On the General tab, under Device status is a description of the device
> status.
>
> Notes
> • To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
> Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
> click Device Manager.
> • If the device is experiencing a problem, the type of problem is displayed.
> You might also see a problem code and number and a suggested solution. If
> you call a support line, this number can be useful for determining and
> diagnosing the problem.
> • For information on how to resolve hardware device problems, click
> Troubleshoot to start the Hardware Troubleshooter. ]]
>
> [[A black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field indicates the device is in
> a problem state. Note that a device that is in a problem state can be
> functioning.
>
> A problem code explaining the problem is displayed for the device.
>
> A red "X" indicates a disabled device. A disabled device is a device that is
> physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not
> have a protected-mode driver loaded.
>
> A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties
> indicates that the Use Automatic Settings feature is not selected for the
> device and that the resource was manually selected. Note that this does not
> indicate a problem or disabled state.
>
> A green question mark "?" in Device Manager means that a compatible driver
> for this device is installed, indicating the possibility that all of the
> functionality may not be available. ]]
> From...
> Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;310126
>
> Maybe your Sndvol32.exe file is damaged. See the RESOLUTION here...
>
> Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
> Error Message When You Try to Add It
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;319095
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:[email protected],
> Gary <[email protected]> hunted and pecked:
> > Windows XP volume control is greyed out when accessing on the system tray
> > or through control pannel. Any thoughts?
>
>
Sharon F
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-15-2005, 11:36 PM
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:38:04 -0700, Gary wrote:
> The device is operational (M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Sound Card). I even wiped and
> reloaded WIN XP SP2 and it is still grey. The card seems to accept input and
> shows output on the device's own VU Mete, but the it's like the volume is
> turned all the way down.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Does your sound card have any problems?
>>
>> Open the Device Manager and check the status of the sound card.
>> Start Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
>>
>> [[To view the status of a device
>> 1. Open Device Manager.
>> 2. Double-click the type of device you want to view.
>> 3. Right-click the specific device you want and then click Properties.
>> 4. On the General tab, under Device status is a description of the device
>> status.
>>
>> Notes
>> E To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
>> Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
>> click Device Manager.
>> E If the device is experiencing a problem, the type of problem is displayed.
>> You might also see a problem code and number and a suggested solution. If
>> you call a support line, this number can be useful for determining and
>> diagnosing the problem.
>> E For information on how to resolve hardware device problems, click
>> Troubleshoot to start the Hardware Troubleshooter. ]]
>>
>> [[A black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field indicates the device is in
>> a problem state. Note that a device that is in a problem state can be
>> functioning.
>>
>> A problem code explaining the problem is displayed for the device.
>>
>> A red "X" indicates a disabled device. A disabled device is a device that is
>> physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not
>> have a protected-mode driver loaded.
>>
>> A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties
>> indicates that the Use Automatic Settings feature is not selected for the
>> device and that the resource was manually selected. Note that this does not
>> indicate a problem or disabled state.
>>
>> A green question mark "?" in Device Manager means that a compatible driver
>> for this device is installed, indicating the possibility that all of the
>> functionality may not be available. ]]
>> From...
>> Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;310126
>>
>> Maybe your Sndvol32.exe file is damaged. See the RESOLUTION here...
>>
>> Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
>> Error Message When You Try to Add It
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;319095
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:[email protected],
>> Gary <[email protected]> hunted and pecked:
>>> Windows XP volume control is greyed out when accessing on the system tray
>>> or through control pannel. Any thoughts?
>>
>>
Just a thought... What is listed in Control Panel> Sounds and Audio as the
main mixer? On my desktop, the nVidia mixer is merged with the Windows
Volume controls (or mimics it so much that it appears the same as Windows
Volume Controls). However, I've had other sound cards/chips and drivers
that installed a separate mixer. Adjusting volume meant using that program
or by adjusting the preferred mixer in Control Panel to using the Windows
Volume Controls.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Gary
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-16-2005, 01:25 AM
Yes, the delta 1010LT has it's own control pannel and it's own volume. it
replaces the Windows volume, however if you go to Windows control pannel the
volume is grey just as the delta master volume is in the system tray. Or, in
other words both Windows and the delta system trey volumes are grey as well
as the Windows control pannel volume. The delta's control pannel volume works
and you can see the VU Meter raise and lower when playing a sound, but it's
like the master is turned down. Also, you can turn the delta control pannel
volume all the way up and hear just a little of the sound.

"Sharon F" wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:38:04 -0700, Gary wrote:
>
> > The device is operational (M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Sound Card). I even wiped and
> > reloaded WIN XP SP2 and it is still grey. The card seems to accept input and
> > shows output on the device's own VU Mete, but the it's like the volume is
> > turned all the way down.
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Does your sound card have any problems?
> >>
> >> Open the Device Manager and check the status of the sound card.
> >> Start Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
> >>
> >> [[To view the status of a device
> >> 1. Open Device Manager.
> >> 2. Double-click the type of device you want to view.
> >> 3. Right-click the specific device you want and then click Properties.
> >> 4. On the General tab, under Device status is a description of the device
> >> status.
> >>
> >> Notes
> >> ‧ To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
> >> Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
> >> click Device Manager.
> >> ‧ If the device is experiencing a problem, the type of problem is displayed.
> >> You might also see a problem code and number and a suggested solution. If
> >> you call a support line, this number can be useful for determining and
> >> diagnosing the problem.
> >> ‧ For information on how to resolve hardware device problems, click
> >> Troubleshoot to start the Hardware Troubleshooter. ]]
> >>
> >> [[A black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field indicates the device is in
> >> a problem state. Note that a device that is in a problem state can be
> >> functioning.
> >>
> >> A problem code explaining the problem is displayed for the device.
> >>
> >> A red "X" indicates a disabled device. A disabled device is a device that is
> >> physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not
> >> have a protected-mode driver loaded.
> >>
> >> A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties
> >> indicates that the Use Automatic Settings feature is not selected for the
> >> device and that the resource was manually selected. Note that this does not
> >> indicate a problem or disabled state.
> >>
> >> A green question mark "?" in Device Manager means that a compatible driver
> >> for this device is installed, indicating the possibility that all of the
> >> functionality may not be available. ]]
> >> From...
> >> Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;310126
> >>
> >> Maybe your Sndvol32.exe file is damaged. See the RESOLUTION here...
> >>
> >> Volume Icon Is Not Displayed in the Notification Area, and You Receive an
> >> Error Message When You Try to Add It
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;319095
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:[email protected],
> >> Gary <[email protected]> hunted and pecked:
> >>> Windows XP volume control is greyed out when accessing on the system tray
> >>> or through control pannel. Any thoughts?
> >>
> >>
>
> Just a thought... What is listed in Control Panel> Sounds and Audio as the
> main mixer? On my desktop, the nVidia mixer is merged with the Windows
> Volume controls (or mimics it so much that it appears the same as Windows
> Volume Controls). However, I've had other sound cards/chips and drivers
> that installed a separate mixer. Adjusting volume meant using that program
> or by adjusting the preferred mixer in Control Panel to using the Windows
> Volume Controls.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Sharon F
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-16-2005, 01:30 AM
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:25:02 -0700, Gary wrote:
> Yes, the delta 1010LT has it's own control pannel and it's own volume. it
> replaces the Windows volume, however if you go to Windows control pannel the
> volume is grey just as the delta master volume is in the system tray. Or, in
> other words both Windows and the delta system trey volumes are grey as well
> as the Windows control pannel volume. The delta's control pannel volume works
> and you can see the VU Meter raise and lower when playing a sound, but it's
> like the master is turned down. Also, you can turn the delta control pannel
> volume all the way up and hear just a little of the sound.
Did you play with the speaker volume controls in Control Panel>
Sounds/Audio> Volume> Speaker Settings yet? Sometimes getting the speaker
volume in sync with the sound card's volume controls can be a bit of a
project...

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Gary
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-16-2005, 05:55 AM
Actually, the speaker settings and device volume controls on the volume tab
in "Sound and Audio Devices Properties" control pannel util are all grey
(part of the problem). It's strange that none of this was happining and I did
not install any new HW/SW. Not that it matters, because I have already wiped
and reloaded with just the soundcard and the app I use with it. It has to be
a hardware prob with the card which sucks cause it's a pro studio card that
was over 300 bucks. Tis strage the only indication of anything wrong would be
the master volume control. Hell, at least catch fire or somthing!

"Sharon F" wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:25:02 -0700, Gary wrote:
>
> > Yes, the delta 1010LT has it's own control pannel and it's own volume. it
> > replaces the Windows volume, however if you go to Windows control pannel the
> > volume is grey just as the delta master volume is in the system tray. Or, in
> > other words both Windows and the delta system trey volumes are grey as well
> > as the Windows control pannel volume. The delta's control pannel volume works
> > and you can see the VU Meter raise and lower when playing a sound, but it's
> > like the master is turned down. Also, you can turn the delta control pannel
> > volume all the way up and hear just a little of the sound.
>
> Did you play with the speaker volume controls in Control Panel>
> Sounds/Audio> Volume> Speaker Settings yet? Sometimes getting the speaker
> volume in sync with the sound card's volume controls can be a bit of a
> project...
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Sharon F
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Re: windows XP master volume greyed out
Posted: 10-16-2005, 07:31 AM
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 22:55:05 -0700, Gary wrote:
> Actually, the speaker settings and device volume controls on the volume tab
> in "Sound and Audio Devices Properties" control pannel util are all grey
> (part of the problem). It's strange that none of this was happining and I did
> not install any new HW/SW. Not that it matters, because I have already wiped
> and reloaded with just the soundcard and the app I use with it. It has to be
> a hardware prob with the card which sucks cause it's a pro studio card that
> was over 300 bucks. Tis strage the only indication of anything wrong would be
> the master volume control. Hell, at least catch fire or somthing!
>
Gary, that's way more sound card than I've ever used! I'm poking around the
m-audio website and searching with google. Do you have the Delta Control
Panel installed? A thread here from someone with your problem. Fixed by
updating driver:

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...ddcaaa417799ad

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
 
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