I have a new laptop, HP Compaq, running Vista.
I have the volume level set on high on the task bar, and in the sound
properties in the control panel, but all the windows sounds are hardly
audible. i.e messenger (yahoo & hotmail), email notification, critical
battery etc. All the ones I need to hear if I'm not right on top of the
When I test the windows' sounds in properties in the control panel, they
are fine but only then. Other wise they are so low I can hardly hear them.
Other sounds are ok, like Windows Media player. Media on the internet. i.e
video clips etc.