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Windows 7: Volume Mixer keeps resetting.

08 Feb 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Volume Mixer keeps resetting.

I have some technical difficulty in fixing the Realtek Driver. I recently bought the ASUS P8P67 motherboard (BIOS version 1204) and installed the provided Audio driver that came with the box which is version
Other specs displayed in Realtek info page is

DirectX version 11.0
Audio Controler : HD Audio
Audio Codec: ALC892

I am running Window 7 Ultimate on x64 bits with the Sandy Bridge i7-2600 core. Noise Suppression and Acoustic Echo cancellation are disabled.

My problem with this driver is that from time to time, the volume on the Realtek mixer drops down immediately as shown on the screenshot.

Also, to certain programs that I am using, like Battlefield 2, the volume keeps resetting to very low even though I set it to volume level 28 before I closed the program. When I stop the recording or I closed the Midomi website (from screenshot), the tab drags back itself to 28 for iTune and the music played back at normal volume - how can I fix it?

How can I disable Realtek from keeping resetting my volume to low for the programs that I am using? Is this a bug? I tried reinstalling it did not fixed the issue. I tried putting the system volume to 28, and tried recording but the bug still exists.

Any help is welcomed. I tried looking around the forum, but it seems to all point to the BIOS. My BIOS has been cleared which indicated clearing it again will not fix the problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Does the volume changing ONLY happen with certain programs and/or web sites? Does it happen when you use media players such as the Windows Media Player?

I've run across some programs that will set the volume to what the program wants and when you exit, instead of returning the volume to where it was originally they will either leave it at the program's volume setting or just reset it to zero.

I've seen the same problems with video resolution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I found the fix! It's actually in the System Sound > Communication

I had it set to Reduce volume of other sound by 80%.
I just set it to do nothing and it fixed. Thanks fireberd for replying :).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home 64

Thanks flowright, this worked perfectly for me. I'd made the same change a couple months when messing around with Mumble, and the same problem was happening to me when I plugged my iPod or Android phone in, and in a couple other weird circumstances that are plausibly audio related.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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