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    I have looked everywhere and I am missing my control.  I try to install and get an error.  When I put in the XP disk it gives another error.  It drives me crazy and am out of options.  The volume control is not in the accessories and the control panel said install, no more volume.


    Thanks for helping this out.

    • Moved by nobugz Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:09 PM not a wf q
    Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:01 PM

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  • You have a corrupted volume control.  Do the following to resolve the issue.  You will need a copy of your windows XP CD, or if Windows came pre-installed, you will need to locate your i386 folder.  I would still recommend installing this from non-writable media, such as your original installation disk, as this problem is generally due to a corrupted file, and therefore the i386 installation file on your hard disk could be corrupted.

     

    You need to extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:

    1.

    Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.

    2.

    Click Start, and then click Run.

    3.

    In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

    4.

    Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:\Windows):

    CD-ROM drive:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe



    Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

    For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):

    e:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

    5.

    Type exit to quit the command prompt.

    6.

    Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).

     

    This should solve the problem.  If you have any further issues you can message me.

     

    Regards,

     

    Christopher Egilo, MCP, Microsoft Small Business Expert ®, Intel Associate Software Partner ®

    Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:13 PM

All replies

  • You have a corrupted volume control.  Do the following to resolve the issue.  You will need a copy of your windows XP CD, or if Windows came pre-installed, you will need to locate your i386 folder.  I would still recommend installing this from non-writable media, such as your original installation disk, as this problem is generally due to a corrupted file, and therefore the i386 installation file on your hard disk could be corrupted.

     

    You need to extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:

    1.

    Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.

    2.

    Click Start, and then click Run.

    3.

    In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

    4.

    Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:\Windows):

    CD-ROM drive:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe



    Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

    For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):

    e:
    cd i386
    expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe

    5.

    Type exit to quit the command prompt.

    6.

    Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).

     

    This should solve the problem.  If you have any further issues you can message me.

     

    Regards,

     

    Christopher Egilo, MCP, Microsoft Small Business Expert ®, Intel Associate Software Partner ®

    Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:13 PM
  • Working fine!  Thankyou for fast help.

     

    Nanad.

    • Proposed as answer by pondlovewer Monday, August 8, 2011 3:02 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by pondlovewer Monday, August 8, 2011 3:06 AM
    Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:17 PM
  • thank you for this information as it has solved my little problem of a corrupted sndvol32.exe problem that 'just' happened when i turned on my comp. don't know what happened??b4 you start...its clean. unless theres a new superdooperninjastealthfightinhijackin virus out there that makes conficker  and the ilk cry like a ____. its a simple easy to follow description that you laid out. once again....

    Thank You.

    SavageInjun™®
    • Proposed as answer by pondlovewer Monday, August 8, 2011 3:05 AM
    Friday, March 27, 2009 1:16 PM