Restoring use of Sndvol.exe v. difficult?

  kimjhon 23:12 07 Jul 2003

SoundBlaster driver update has disabled my Sound Control.

Does re enablement mean a very obscure registry fix ? Wondered if I am wasting my time trying to find one.

If anyone knows the fix ( or knows if it too difficult), would be obliged.

  woodchip 23:15 07 Jul 2003

What does Device Manager show

  kimjhon 23:23 07 Jul 2003

Hi woodchip

No conflicts. Drivers work OK. Its just that there is a very cumbersome Creative facility to config sound level instead of the yellow speaker icon. Icon gone and clicking on sndvol.exe evokes no response.

  jazzypop 23:28 07 Jul 2003

Which version of Windows are you using?

Sndvol.exe is frequently (but not always) associated with a Trojan - see click here

Sndvol32.exe is the sound / volume control nowadays.

  kimjhon 23:32 07 Jul 2003

On two counts!

sndvol32.exe it is. Typing it from memory not a good idea.


  woodchip 23:34 07 Jul 2003

If it worked before why did you uppdate it. I would remove all the software from ADD/Remove then remove all sound from Device Manager and when you restart comp put the original disc in for sound, when it asks for it

  kimjhon 23:42 07 Jul 2003

I un installed and then re installed my SounBlaster drivers when I lost the midi voices and had to use 3 year old Windows midi.

Midi is fine now. But the selective install is made diff. They want you to use their Player etc etc. and try to install in a sneaky fashion after you make the selections.

However, I didn't do to badly. just the easy Windows vol control missing.
Expect I should have taken a snapshot of the registry ? ?

  woodchip 23:49 07 Jul 2003

Have you looked in Control Panel\multimedia\ Show volume control box, check it?s got a tick

  jazzypop 23:51 07 Jul 2003

If you double-click soundvol32.exe, does it open? If so, create a shortcut to it on your desktop.

  kimjhon 23:54 07 Jul 2003

First thing i looked for. But it seems to have been redesigned.
No sign of 'show vol control' option.

  kimjhon 23:56 07 Jul 2003

That's just it. no response when d/clicking .exe file in Windows/System

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