# Mysterious SB AWE 64 loss of sound volume #
Posted on 1998-06-26
A time ago I had to reinstall my Win95. To make sure that the correct audio drivers for my AWE 64 are still in use I decided to uninstall the AWE 64 software and then reinstalling it with the newest upgrades from Soundblaster.com.
The mysterious thing happened is that after running uninstall shields and rebooting the system the sound was still there but with drastically reduced volume. After reinstallation (a few times) of the AWE 64 software and of the newest upgrades for it I still have to set the master sound volume to 100% to reach a good volume level. As it worked fine before with the AWE 64 software I think it might be a Win95 sound configuration problem.
I'd appreciate an explanation + idea how to solve it very much.
Thank you for trying to help me! To your questions: I did not upgrade from a directory named 'Upddrv' but from a temporary directory. After checking the readme.txt from creative again I mean this was OK.
I have DirectX 5.2 installed on my system and besides gathered the following information about the soundblaster drivers:
- Creative Audio Driver (English) Version 4.38.2
- Creative Midi Instrument Mapper Version 1.00.16
The sound volume is reduced for both: midi and wave. Maybe somebody knows if it is possible to take influence on the master sound volume by changing a key in the Registry or a line in the system.ini?
Thanks for your effort!