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      • #376244
        WSkc0dxh
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have a friend whose audio volume persistently decreases. When starting a cd or any other audio source, the volume needs to be increased. Then over the next 3 to 4 seconds the volume will progressively decrease to nothing. I can increase the volume again, but it will decrease in the same manner. I have not been able to find new drivers on Creative’s web page. Any ideas?

      • #615429
        WSMarkJ
        AskWoody Lounger

        Are there any applications running in the background (or taskbar) that might take control of the volume? Nothing specific comes to mind, but I imagine it will be audio or MP3 related…

        Give it a look-see to be sure. You didn’t mention which OS you’re using. If you’re on Win98, ME or XP, you can type MSCONFIG in the Start | Run dialog to get the System Configuration Utility. This will show you what exactly is loading on startup. If you’re using NT or 2000 you can download a nice freeware utility from Mike Lin’s homepage.

        Hope this helps

        • #615512
          WSkc0dxh
          AskWoody Lounger

          It’s win98se. I’ve had everything disabled/turned off except Windows’ volume control and the problem persists. Any other ideas?

          • #615518
            WSMarkJ
            AskWoody Lounger

            Hmmmm…. That baffles me!

            When you say the volume decreases, do you mean that the mixer level drops? If you have the Windows mixer open, does the volume control actually drop? If so, I would still guess software problem. If not, I would look towards hardware.

            And I’m officially out of ideas… shrug

            HTH

            • #615520
              WSkc0dxh
              AskWoody Lounger

              Yes, when looking at the mixer the master volume does sometimes visibly drop. Other times the volume decreases without moving the mixer marker.

              • #615842
                WSFish
                AskWoody Lounger

                This is a long shot.

                Are the speakers battery powered?

              • #615914
                WSkc0dxh
                AskWoody Lounger

                Nope. Powered by another brick in the wall.

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