Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Volume Control is not there

19 Apr 2017   #1
RKelly5327

 
 
Volume Control is not there

Well folks, I have a Windows 7 Home Edition laptop here that belongs to an 82 year old widow from church that has no Volume Control. The Volume Control is not there. It is listed when I run the Customize option and choose the System icons, but the option is grayed out and cannot be turned on. And wouldn't you know, the sound is turned way up too, so I stuck a plug into the headphone jack to quiet it down. I can't even control the volume with the function key and the appropriate F key. I've tried everything I can find here and every other place Google showed me, but no success. I also uninstalled all the sound drivers, ran the Trouble shooter, but end up in the same boat.
One other thing- I can't get the Computer Icon on the desktop. I can create a shortcut on the desktop, but that's not what I want. Usually there is an option to "Show on desktop", but that is not available. Anyway to fix that? Yeah, I know there is, but I don't know what it is- yet.
Re-installing Windows 7 is not the way I want to go, knowing how it takes days to get all the updates again while the poor thing just sits there and runs and runs. I'd like to get this thing back to the lady as soon as I can, but I'm certainly not breaking any speed records with that task!
I hope someone can come up with a cure for this Dell beast. It's the N7010 model.
Thanks to anyone who can come up with the cure.
Ron K


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Apr 2017   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

First thought. Are you installing the correct driver from the Dell Downloads? Or a hardware driver from another location? Or has Windows installed the generic, basic function, High Definition Audio Driver (Codec)?

If its not the Dell driver, that is the first step. However, with other problems I suspect the ultimate fix is going to be a "factory reinstall". Depending on the age of the PC there can be a Dell recovery partition, accessed by F8 at power on and that will restore it to the original factory condition. True it won't have all the updates but it will fix all the problems.

Here is the link to the correct Dell Realtek sound driver
Support for Inspiron 17 N7010 | Dell US


While you are at the Dell downloads, also download and install the System Utilities/System Software Utility. That MAY help with some of the problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2017   #3
RKelly5327

 
 

Funny I didn't get a notice that anyone had replied like I usually do. Anyway, I saw a Rollup update and a couple security updates so I did them. After I rebooted the volume control was back and accessible. I had rebooted it several times before after fiddling with it, but the rollup update fixed it. All set! Thanks for your help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Apr 2017   #4
RKelly5327

 
 

Look at that! I used 'before' and 'after' right next to each other in the same sentence. Funny, to me anyway. :-)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2017   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Great. Problem solved.

I didn't think anything of the grammar usage. I'm a "Pennsylvania Duchman" originally from the Harrisburg area. LOL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2017   #6
RKelly5327

 
 

Harrisburg! We live in Williamsport. We lived in Harrisburg and New Cumberland a couple different times. We moved here from Harrisburg in Sept of 98.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2017   #7
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RKelly5327 View Post
Look at that! I used 'before' and 'after' right next to each other in the same sentence. Funny, to me anyway. :-)
Ha! Ha!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Volume Control is not there




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Volume control gone.
You wake up one morning and your volume control icon is not in the taskbar. You get into the customize box and the volume control has no icon. In the system controls box, volume control is grayed out and you can't turn it on there either. Any ideas?
Sound & Audio
Volume Control
Ok... On my keyboard is a volume scroller. It works in every game I have tried but 'Roblox', when I turn it, nothing happens! :mad: How can I fix this (There are no game settings for this) Please Help! :confused:
Gaming
is there a hot key to control the volume...
Hello, i'm currently using internet explore 8. i was wondering if there was a keyboard hot key to lower and raise the volume on youtubes player... Feedback would be great thanks...
Sound & Audio
WMC has no volume control :eek:
Hi all. I've just recently updated to from xp to Windows 7 and find the WMC interface much nicer than Winfast PVR, which I was previously using for live tv. However, I have one major issue with WMC. The volume control on the application is just a shortcut to the main speaker volume. Is there any...
Media Center
Volume control!
Hi guys, Wondering whether anyone has a solution to my predicament... I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate but the volume buttons on my media center remote have stopped working :-s bad times. Any ideas? Thanks :o)
Media Center


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:20.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App