Hello, this has started a few days ago. I was using my vlc player to view a movie and i noticed that the volume on the player wouldn't go past 200 (max volume is 400). So i opened the volume mixer and there is device (speakers) and applications (system sounds) and then the player. There is a bar that makes it impossible for me to set my volume. This was never here before? Could it be a virus, or malfunctions? If anyone knows how to get rid of this annoying occurance please let me know. I have been trying all types of solutions from various places. If it cannot be resolved, i will just get a mac. Ive been throughly irritated. Thanks in advance!!