Lock the Master Volume

i'd like to lock the Volume on WinXP.. my cousin is coming to live with me for a while and she likes her punk loud. I would like to know if there is a way to lock the master volume.


Group Policy editor maybe??

Start, Run, type in "gpedit.msc"

That's the only place I would think any option might be.


I may actually be insane.
Turn everything up as high as it will go on the software side, ie windows sndvol32 and winamp/whatever then hide the main hardware control (amp/speakers whatever) or somehow cut it off from outside access, tape it up or something like that :)


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Originally posted by SPeedY_B
... tape it up or something like that :)
Tape it up??? :p

dubstar, first things first... how versed in computer sh!t is yer cousin???

If not much, I have a solution. But you will suffer also. :rolleyes:

O.K. :rolleyes: Open "Control Panel" then click open "Sounds and Audio Devices". The open window will of course have the "Volume" tab opened for you to see. At the bottom of the window is "Speaker Settings", click the "Advanced" button and set the "Speaker setup" for "No Speakers". :eek: :p


I may actually be insane.
heh, i meant tape/fix something over the volume control making it un-reachable.
If you hide the volume control from the systray most people dont know where to find it.
BUT even with that limited you can still turn the amp/speakers up.
well the problem is, different programs change different volumes... for instance, Kazaa's volume changes the master volume, and another program (cant think of it) changes the WAV(mp3,rm,ect) volume.. i just want to set a max on the master volume...

also, i do not have external volume control. only on the software side..

and i do not have "gpedit.msc"
well with the master volume, the wav volume, and the mystery WinAmp volume it gets loud enough to destroy the speakers i have and disturb the neighbors.


I may actually be insane.
Hrm, I think that your best bet is to do as gonaads suggested and just kill it off. But it does depend how computer savvy this person is, and if they can figure it out and get the noise back :)
she knows her computers..

kazaa controls Master Volume

realone controls Wav volume

windows media player controls a mystery volume

quicktime controls a mystery volume

winamp controls a mystery volume

divX player controls a mystery volume

What is this mystery volume control?? where is it??

also, i cant turn off my speakers, i listen to all kinds of radio station with these puppys.. i'd feel deaf.


I may actually be insane.
the mystery controls are usually the wave control, they just sont move the actual slider on the sndvol32 display.
They can never go above that of the Master volume anyway