You cannot adjust the volume for a USB speaker after you resume the Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You are running a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • A USB speaker is connected to the computer.
  • You resume the computer from sleep or from hibernation.
  • You use Windows Media Player to play music.
In this scenario, you cannot adjust the volume for the USB speaker. This is true even when you move the volume slider up or down or click the mute button in either of the following locations:
  • In Windows Media Player
  • In the Windows Vista sound control panel


To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Disconnect the USB speaker from the Windows Vista-based computer. Then, reconnect the USB speaker.

Method 2

Restart Windows Media Player.


Article ID: 941283 - Last Review: August 31, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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