volume mixer resets

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jalea148, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. jalea148

    jalea148 New Member

    Sep 30, 2014
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    Dell Precision M6300 [64 bit]; Win 7 Ultimate
    Have tried the following:
    Set Control Panel > Hdw & Sound > Sound > Communications > Do Nothing
    Installed Windows Codec 4.1.0 4.1.0
    Ran System Restore

    This problem started a few days ago after a Windows update. Then the System Restore was run to prior the Win update. Volume Mixer Resets to 0; will not allow any adjustment.

    Often, if not in focus cannot bring OverDrive Media back into focus directly [1st need to minimize other applications or close it with Win Task Manager].

    Happens when running OverDrive Media & Office 2010 & Chrome

    Also happens when only running Chrome

    Runs OK for several minutes after restarting Windows
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    First, unless you need that Codec pack for some reason, I might suggest starting there by uninstalling it.
    Second, it's possible that somehow during the update process your audio driver has either been corrupted or replace by a less than optimal substitute.
    Try going here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-m6300/drivers
    You'll need to choose the Vista 64 bit drivers as that is the closest match available from Dell it appears. Try reinstalling that and see if it helps.

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