How to Fix the HP Volume System on a Laptop

by Matthew Fortuna

A broken or disrupted volume on a laptop can cause a frustrating user experience. With broken volume, you may not be able to enjoy music, videos or any of the tones or sounds that define your computing experience.

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Click the "Start" tab on the lower left corner of your desktop.

2

Enter the "Control Panel" menu from the "Start" menu.

3

Click "System" in the "Control Panel" menu and then find the "Device Manager" and enter this menu.

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Click "Sound Card" within the "Device Manager" options and click "Uninstall."

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Click "OK" to confirm your selection and allow a few minutes for the uninstallation of your sound card.

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Exit the "Control Panel" menu and restart your computer. A tab should appear after your restart that says "New Device Found."

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Click the "New Device Found" tab and follow the prompts to reinstall your volume system.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.