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Windows 7: System sounds are very low

13 Jun 2011   #11
AnnJ

Windows 7 Professional x 64 SP1
 
 

Well.... all that stuff stopped and it looks like I can scroll now and could type here without changing editor modes.


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13 Jun 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah don't know what happened there you should be able to just go back into the playback settings panel click on the remaining item and click configure.
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13 Jun 2011   #13
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I suggest, if Windows allows, going to Playback devices, click on the default device, and click on Properties near the bottom the window. That'll let you into the Properties, and from there, go to the Enhancements tab and see if Loudness Equalization is able to be enabled. Hit ok, and that in theory should bring up the volume loudness. But I can't say for sure for ATI sound cards.
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13 Jun 2011   #14
AnnJ

Windows 7 Professional x 64 SP1
 
 

Yeah... those things had me nervous for awhile!

OK... I went in and checked the configuraqtion of the speakers and they are set to stereo and I tested while I was there. It's funny, but those sounds bounce all the way up on the volume meter in the tray...

Thanks for trying to help me...
Ann
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13 Jun 2011   #15
AnnJ

Windows 7 Professional x 64 SP1
 
 

Hi CokeRobot (love that name).... I checked it out and there is no enhancement tab. I checked all of the tabs in properties and no mention of equalization anywhere.
Thanks for the effort though...
Ann
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13 Jun 2011   #16
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is probably handled by something int he creative labs controls, which I don't currently have so I can't walk him through.
The ati isn't controlling his sound btw it's the creative labs x-fi card.
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15 Jun 2011   #17
AnnJ

Windows 7 Professional x 64 SP1
 
 
Update

For anyone following this thread....
I had a Dell tech remotely look at my system and he went to all of the areas we discussed here plus things I had tried on my own before my original post..... made no changes.... then he went into the BIOS and disabled the onboard sound. Still system sounds are around 5-10 on the volume scale..... even when I win at solitaire you can't hear the fireworks display!!

I remembered I have a subwoofer with 2 speakers (Harman Kardon) from my old system and will hire someone to come swap out my speakers for me. Hope this helps.

Will update more when that happens and thanks for trying to help me, Maguscreed!

Ann

PS... The Dell tech said that was the best he could do with my system and I can't help but feel he is wrong!
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15 Jun 2011   #18
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You shouldn't need someone's help to set up the other speakers for you, I assure you it's not very complicated.
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15 Jun 2011   #19
AnnJ

Windows 7 Professional x 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks... I should have stated why I needed help with the swap-out ... I have a fractured back and cannot lift the computer off the floor or even tip it so I could insert the jack connections. I even had to have an installer set me up when I got this machine.... Boy, it was rough watching someone do what I've always done myself!

Since my old speakers were fantastic, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Ann
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16 Jun 2011   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look at the post by chev65 Low sound volume
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