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Windows 7: volume controls itself. help please!

11 Jun 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Im having the same problem, except for the browser being stuck in "back" mode. Sound fluctuates from violently loud to almost-nothing quiet. Very annoying since I play many games and music with sound on.

I think the sound fluctuations have something to do with my 5.1 surround sound system I have. Right now only two speakers and the bass work, even though in the testing all 5 speakers make the proper sound. I read somewhere else that the sound fluctuations are related to the sound trying to play in all 5 but unable to.

If anybody has a solution to this problem, please help! Its been a bother for over a year now.

Also, the problem was present when I was using my old system, a Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop from 2005. The problem has seemed to carry over to my whole new system (speakers, monitor, keyboard, and mouse are the only things from the previous system).

Here are the specs of my new system, hopefully somebody can point out a flaw somewhere:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz 45 C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D-E (LGA1156)
VA1930wm @ 1440x900
ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
Hard Drives
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00M9A0 ATA Device (IDE) 40 C
Optical Drives
ATI High Definition Audio Device

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamlh View Post
okay so i finally gave in, wiped my computer, reformatted it, installed a clean version of windows 7 with all new drivers and updates. it took less than 12 hours for the problem to return, despite not loading anything onto the computer. so now im at a complete loss. what the hell can be causing it? already

I once worked on a laptop that had issues with random windows opening, menus dropping down and other odd interface problems.

Turned out it was heat related, specifically, the processor and/or possibly the mainboard chipset. I was never sure which one because they were both cooled by the same fan system. The fan was multispeed but the only speed that worked was low, as soon as the machine generated enough heat for the fan to notch up, it would turn off!

Anyway, temperature might be something to check, perhaps it's heat related.

The only other thing I can think of that would mess with the volume control is a background app like Real Audio or Possibly Winamp.

After a reboot I would use task manager to shut down all but the basic processes Windows needs to operate... especially any nVidia processes -and- nvidia services.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #13

W7 64 bit

I have the same Gateway system and the same problem exactly. More than just the volume control and browser, but all programs that exhibit the problem "stutter" as if someone is banging on a key. I did find that if I put the PC to sleep and wake it up, the problem is gone for a while.
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23 May 2013   #14

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Are you still there?

Is this problem solved? Didn't sound like it.

I have this problem, but I traced it to particular applications. If I restart the computer it goes away until I start one of those applications. I think it's an application-based problem.

You response?
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