Sometimes Windows 7 may decide to give you unnecessary heartache with volume issues. I did found out that Windows 7 can be plain annoying at times particularly if you have used for quite some time and more so the volume. For some unknown reason, it has a habit of falling volumes that cannot be explained.  I am not sure about you but sometimes my volume decreases considerably and despite turning the level to its maximum, it still gives out a fickle output volume.  My quest for a solution to this relentlessly annoying habit led to some troubleshooting discovery I would to share.

Incessant Low Volume

The aim of the feature that causes this problem is basically to keep the volume at a regulated level automatically when communication is detected.  But for whatever reason, the feature just activates at unnecessary times and just won’t go off, rather maintaining its presence till your volume hits record low. The most annoying thing with the low volume problem is the fact that even on reboot; the problem might just refuse to go away and may bother you endlessly. Well, here is how to solve this challenge;

Procedures to Correct the Low Volume Problem

  • On your Start tab, access the list and open the Control Panel
  • On the Control Panel, access the tab named “Sound” and access the “Change System Sounds” tab from here
  • Once you are in the Change System sounds window, you will see the “Communications” tab. Simple click on the tab to open it and once it is opened, select the “Do nothing” option. You will realize that it might have increased the percentages by itself placing it at highs such as 80%. Just change to do nothing.
  • Once you are done with the simple change that is it. Your system sound has been readjusted and you can enjoy the quality sound you once had.

The operation is as simple as the instructions above and it worked for me. I don’t know the motivation behind Microsoft’s inclusion of this feature in the windows 7 operating system but it sure does work and that is what matters. Whatever made Microsoft not fix the problem that was clearly a part of the preceding Vista OS I cannot understand at the moment? The sound problem is one little aspect of Windows 7 that can cause you unnecessary heartache if you do not know how to troubleshoot it. But here I have given you a simple procedure that should see your volume up and running in a matter of seconds.

Check for Other Errors

However, sometimes you need to be sure it is not your drivers or other sound settings that have been tampered with. It pays to check your sound settings to establish that they are not the problem if the troubleshooting I have given you does not work. It could be driver errors, or installation errors. Regardless, if it is the typical sound volume problem as explained above, simply do the above mentioned.