Volume Control won't stay put.

I have a HP Pavillion zd7000 laptop that has an issue with the volume control. I recently replaced the hard drive and reloaded the OS from the OEM disks. The problem existed prior to my reloading the OS and after as well. I am running WXP pro SP2 and have done all of the updates for the drivers as well as the os. The problem is when I move the slider up to increase the volume; it will stay in position for a second and then gradually slide back down to the minimum position within a few seconds. The same will happen if I use the volume buttons on the keyboard. It appears the sound card and speakers are not the problem because I get sound while it is in the increased portion of the slider. Then loose it quickly as the slider moves itself back to minimum. I have checked the sound components for errors in the device manager and have none. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  
FhixerAsked:
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William ElliottSr Tech GuruCommented:
sorry, i'm slow,...

is this article from you as well?  or is this an ongoing issue with other people?
http://www.pcclub.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=19446

you can unplug the keyboard, but it takes some work.

personally i think this is a hardware issue,. you didn't spill anything on the keyboard did you?
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William ElliottSr Tech GuruCommented:
turn the volume up then unplug the keyboard

if it doesn't go down, then it is a keyboard issue
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
weellio: Can you unplug keyboard from laptop? :)
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
when you reinstalled the system.....did you check for the problem without loading any extra software?
though i too feel that weellio is right about a problem in the keyboard volume buttons......but this can be due to a background running program also which is controlling your volume!
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FhixerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Weellio, I have not dismanteled the laptop yet. Nothing was spilled on it as far as I know; but it doesn't belong to me. The article that you mention is not from me, but it is nice to see that it has happened to others. I will get it back and try your suggestion.
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FhixerAuthor Commented:
Thanks SheharyaarSaahil, I noticed the problem was still there before any other software was installed. I also agree with weellio and plan to check the buttons on the keyboard.
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William ElliottSr Tech GuruCommented:
you should be able to go into device manager and remove the keyboard (virtually) andd see if the problem goes away at that point,.
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FhixerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, You were correct, the volume down key was sticking. Thanks for your help.
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