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Windows 7: Volume level continuously changes

26 Jun 2010   #1

XP Pro
 
 
Volume level continuously changes

I have been struggling with trying to find a fix for this for a long time now. I have searched various forums and tried the couple suggestions that seemed to be offered for similar issues but nothing has worked. I have no other serious issues with Windows 7 but this is REALLY annoying and making me want to re-install XP.

Regardless of what I'm doing my volume level continuously changes. It's too loud..then too quiet. Sometimes it's fine for long periods then other times it changes every 5-10 seconds. It does this all on it's own with me doing NOTHING! I have tried putting the setting in the sound communications tab to "do nothing" and have also disabled all sound effects in the speaker properties to eliminate that loudness equalization option but nothing has worked. This also happens in a wide variety of programs so I doubt this is an application problem. It happens in several games, it happens watching Youtube videos and happens randomly with any number of websites with sound. It goes so quiet I can't hear so I turn it up..then 10 seconds later the volume goes back to where it was and blasts my eardrums out. I can't keep the volume at a steady level and it's DRIVING ME INSANE! Hlep!

BTW, I'm using Windows 7 64 bit with onboard Realtek HD sound. I should also have all updated drivers as far as I know. Anyone have any info on this?

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26 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I'm also experiencing this problem.
I'm not sure if it's the drivers problem or the recent update for RealTek Drivers.
It gets really frustrating, plus given the fact my computer recently crashes and restarts randomly ever since I updated my realtek driver.
RealTek and/or Microsoft needs to address these sound issues ASAP.
I know I'm not the only that wishes not to upgrade to Windows 7 if I knew the problems and issues that were going to come with them.
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I am having the exact same problem. I uploaded a video of it for others to help identify what the problem is.



The issue is that the sliders are moving up and down automatically, causing the sound levels to change by themselves. It's VERY annoying, and I'm hoping somebody will be able to find a fix.
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29 Jun 2010   #4

XP Pro
 
 

nobody has any ideas on this?
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29 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, just so you don;t think noone is paying attention...

There is a feature where windows will mute sounds by 80% if it thinks you are getting an incoming telephone call. If comething were confusing that... You can turn that off by right clicking your speaker icon and selecting "Communications" and "Do Nothing". See if that stops it.
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29 Jun 2010   #6

XP Pro
 
 

Like I said in the OP..I have already set that to "do nothing" but it hasn't helped.
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29 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm, ok I missed that. But there may be some other piece of "smart" software like Skype or something that is also messing with the volume when it really shouldn't be :/

Some drivers also have a loudness control or volume leveling feature but I don't think that is a default Windows feature, at least I can't find it now but I remember seeing it once.

Other than that it almost sounds like a prank virus or something
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08 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Helping OP bump, still looking for possible solutions.
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11 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Same problem here. Exactly as cpro described. I've also changed the telephone setting to do nothing but no help. I have Asus p5q-vm do motherboard with VIA VT1705 6 -Channel High Definition Audio and I've tried every driver I have found. I've also tried without drivers (with windows "default" drivers) but no luck. I use the computer to watch tv so this problem is really getting to my nerves. I haven't played any games or used the computer to anything else so I can't really say does the problem occur on any other situation. I had XP on the same system before with the same TV-program (DvbViewer) and I didn't have any problems. Please help.
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11 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Check the suggestions in this thread.

My volume slider under windows 7 keeps going down automatically.

2) If you have voice recognition turned on, try turning it off.
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