Troubleshoot Sndvol32.exe Error
What Is Sndvol32.exe Error?
Sndvol32.exe is actually an important part of the Windows operating system.
Responsible for managing the sound-card volume and running programs properly, the problem occurs when error messages appear. The user will be unable to listen to music on the system. Usually, Windows XP users encounter the Sndvol32.exe error.
Sndvol32.exe error can be caused by any one or several of the reasons listed below.
- Accidental deletion of the DLL file from the system
- Damage to the DLL file due to spyware or virus infection
- Improper removal of software
- Unintentional overwriting on the DLL file by a mismatched version
- Obsolete hardware drivers
- Several obsolete/invalid registry entries
- Corrupt registry entries
Regardless of what triggers the Sndvol32.exe error, it is of utmost importance to take immediate measures to fix the problem and to keep it from occurring again.
Further Information and Manual Repair
If you are looking for ways to fix this error manually, the Windows functionality of System Restore will come into play in this particular scenario.
In case the error is caused by a damaged or corrupt file, performing System Restore is an ideal choice as it will allow you to not only get a fresh copy of the operating system, it will be possible for you to remove the error at the same time as well. The procedure for performing System Restore is outlined below as follows.
- Click on the Start menu and type ‘System Restore’ in the search box.
- When the icon for ‘System Restore’ appears, click on it.
- Now type ‘Restore’ in the search box that appears on the start menu.
- The window for the System Restore center will now appear.
- Now you have two options. You can either opt for “Recommend Restore” which is the case where the system itself will choose a restore point for you or you can select “Choose a different restore point”. Users are advised to choose the latter option as it is more customizable.
- Users can now select from a list of restore points that have been created before. If you observe closely, you will realize that one of the restore points is prior to the occurrence of the Sndvol32.exe error.
- Click on the restore point. Once you have confirmed your selection, your system will restart and it will roll back to its previously selected restore point.
One recommendation is to perform the system restore in Windows Safe Mode. This is just to ensure that the System Restore is performed smoothly and any potential problems are kept at bay.