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Sound problem with Win 7


Legolas

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I have come across my first real problem with Win 7. In any app I use including games, the sound control dial on my laptop does not turn the volume up or down. I can only control the volume within the programme I am in at the time. Anyone found the same problem.

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rossgolf

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isnt that due to seperate hotkey drivers for the volume up/down to work?

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Legolas

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To be honest I am not sure I know what you mean. In XP the volume control on my Laptop turns the volume up/down in any programme that has sound ie WMP or within games. In Win 7 I can only control the sound using the controls within the programme. I have updated the sound drivers with no effect.

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anskyber

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Tried mine from the "speakers" icon in the notification area, it controls sound.

Have you tried updating sound drivers?

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Chegs ®™

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Quite possibly your problem is caused by missing "Easy Access Key" drivers.My Laptop has the same problem and I intend having a long look round HP site for these "drivers".

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Legolas

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anskyber the sound can be controlled using the taslbar sound icon

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Legolas

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Sorry had not finished...as I was saying...the sound can be controlled using the taskbar sound icon but not the actual Laptop volume dial.

Chegs ®™
I will have a look on the Fujitsu Siemens website for "Easy Access Key" drivers. Thanks for the replies.

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crosstrainer

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My sound control applet installed ok, but gives no control over anything....It's listed as a compatibility issue (AC 97 chip)

The sound works ok, although I though it wasn't until I fired up Doom3 and got blown halfway across the room (had the master volumes on my speaker system set to max!) They had exactly the same issues with this sound chip in Vista....Took them ages to sort it out, seems that one lesson still has not been learned.

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Legolas

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Thanks for the info. It looks like I will just have to wait...after all it is a beta, although if the problem persisted in the full version I would not use it.

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Legolas

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Its not resolved but I will tick

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corporal53

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I have been looking at Windows 7 and I find it pretty good with exception of my sound it is broken and dragging and not sure how to solve the problem, it does not matter what media player I try it is always the same. Can anyone help please.

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