Why Won't My Computer Let Me Adjust My Volume?

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TTIN

Traverse City, MI

#1 Oct 17, 2008
My volume is currently muted and I keep clicking on the volume icon, but it won't bring out the volume control like it usually does. Why?
eet

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Nov 5, 2008
hi im having the same issues with my mac when i try and turn the volume(its on mute now) it has a little no sign you know the circle with a slash underneath it. before this started i had earphones in but i dont know what to do.
Acorn

Oswego, NY

#4 Nov 5, 2008
User Error.
sfg

Scarborough, Canada

#5 Jan 11, 2009
my computer says tht there is no audio device wen there is and wont let me adjust my volume
Socceris2muchfun

Spooner, WI

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Hey everyone, I'm having the same problem. I went to start and that audio thing, butits like gray and it won't let me change it! UGH it makes me mad please someone help me!
Neocons are COWARDS

Buffalo, NY

#7 Jan 17, 2009
Probably because you are trying to adjust an etch-a-sketch
Neocons are COWARDS

Buffalo, NY

#8 Jan 17, 2009
Just Kidding. the problem is most likely your drivers.

Many times when you upload a new program or file, it will unintentionally effect your sound drivers. Quicken did that to mine.

I had to go to the computer manufacturers website, and download the sound drivers for my computer, then everything worked fine again.

Many times, your computer will come with recovery disks, or diver disks. You might be able to reload your sound drivers that way too.

I Hope that helps!

Since: Dec 08

Down South

#9 Jan 17, 2009
What OS are you using ?
If it is XP
go to control panel
(if you are in category view)
look for sounds speak and audio devices
left click and open it up
click on sounds and audio devices
It will bring up a box sound and audio device properties
First tab will be volume
First speaker should have the audio speaker name (example real tek or sound blaster)
if not or says no device , you need to reinstall the audio driver.

Hope this helps , if you need more help just let me know and I will try and help you .
Sometimes when audio drivers are down loaded from Microsoft can mess up what you have. If you need further assistance I will give you my email and you can email me there with the info I need to further help you .

Since: Dec 08

Down South

#10 Jan 17, 2009
oops .. I ment to say when updates are down loaded from Miscrosoft in can affect things like this . Sorry for the ooops....
Volume Now

United States

#11 Jan 17, 2009
Or..<click> on the Start button (lower left-hand corner of your screen). Then <click> on Programs. Then <click> on Accessories. Then <click> on Entertainment. Then <click> on Volume Control. <Click> on Options and make sure the 'Advance Control' CHECKMARK is there. Now 'demute' the little [] boxes that may be marked 'mute'. Check other things in the VOLUME BOX. Hope this helps, and gets rid of the grey!
angel

Alameda, CA

#12 Mar 14, 2009
sfg wrote:
my computer says tht there is no audio device wen there is and wont let me adjust my volume
mine does too and its not lickable im so mad what do i do?
angel

Alameda, CA

#13 Mar 14, 2009
i mean clickable its not cliclable
hgjhfk

Manchester, UK

#15 Sep 12, 2009
it wont let me open the volume control, every time i click it never comes up
hgjhfk

Manchester, UK

#16 Sep 12, 2009
TTIN wrote:
My volume is currently muted and I keep clicking on the volume icon, but it won't bring out the volume control like it usually does. Why?
same thing with me. Why?
hgjhfk

Manchester, UK

#17 Sep 12, 2009
Volume Now wrote:
Or..<click> on the Start button (lower left-hand corner of your screen). Then <click> on Programs. Then <click> on Accessories. Then <click> on Entertainment. Then <click> on Volume Control. <Click> on Options and make sure the 'Advance Control' CHECKMARK is there. Now 'demute' the little [] boxes that may be marked 'mute'. Check other things in the VOLUME BOX. Hope this helps, and gets rid of the grey!
i have done all that but i have to browse volume control
big mac

Brattleboro, VT

#19 Sep 22, 2010
I cant get the volume to work , I clicked on the speacker in the lower right hand corner and tried to drag the volume up but it wont stay it just goes right back down to zero!
fhtdst

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 19, 2010
I had the same problem so i just restarted my computer and it works fine now.
ThatWeirdFreak

Fitchburg, MA

#21 May 25, 2011
Uhmm, I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but I have windows XP and my volume is working, like I can hear sounds and music and whatnot, but I can't adjust the volume. When I try, it says that I have no audio device, but my computer has built in speakers. Anyone know how to fix it?

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#22 May 25, 2011
TTIN,

You didn't really provide a lot of information, so I'll just take a stab at it. Some computer operating systems will have a designated "administrator", that is the only person who can change settings.
swag

North Las Vegas, NV

#23 Jul 22, 2011
if it says you dont have a sound device you soundcard.yu can get one from sams ash!

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