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Windows 7: Cannot open any audio controls.

01 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Cannot open any audio controls.

Hello. Ive had a weird problem on my pc. I cannot open volume mixer, playback devices, recording devices, sounds or volume controls, even through control panel. The way i am able to turn up the volume from pc is through my keyboard. Other problems that I have are I cannot open the change date/time settings from anywhere through the pc, even if i go through control panel. I am only able to open paint and calculator if i open through Run as Administator. I have already re-installed the audio drivers to see if that at least fixes opening up audio controls. I am running windows 7 64-bit.


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01 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

run sfc scan several times (3)
see if that helps.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I ran the command three times. All three times it found no integrity violations. Any other suggestions? I really dont want to wipe my hard drive.
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01 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you checked your system for any malicious spyware, trojans and worms....cause that's what it sure sounds like.
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01 Jan 2013   #5

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I ran avg anti-virus and it found nothing. I think I've had this problem since i installed windows. Maybe later in the week when i noticed it and when i wanted to change where the audio was coming out from. Anything else?
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02 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

sorry for the delay, i would attempt a repair install, as you say it has been an issue since you had 7.

Repair Install
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03 Jan 2013   #7

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Hey thanks for responding. Well i followed the tutorial and did a repair install but still have the same problems. Even the date is still messed up. Please tell me there's more options other than wiping hard drive.
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03 Jan 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

doesnt look promising,
dont do that yet, (reinstall)
i'll ask some other members to have a look at this thread.
it would be a good idea to back up your important data to an external or other drive.
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03 Jan 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Confirm the date/time is correct in your BIOS.
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03 Jan 2013   #10

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I changed the date in the BIOS. I have the correct date now but still cant change date/time from windows, along with my other problems.
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