Problem With nForce Control Panel (nVidia)

By barkerrd
May 6, 2005
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  1. When I click on the nForce control panel icon in the system tray, I receive this message: Incorrect size returned during FXMANAGER_ALLOCATE. I then click OK and the control panel comes up. However, the speaker output level bars are frozen.
    Any suggestions?

    Windows XP-H.E.
    eMachines T3256
    2200 megahertz AMD Pentium III
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface
    NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) MCP Audio
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    newbie, What are you attempting to do?
  3. barkerrd

    barkerrd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I am merely right clicking on the icon for the nForce Tray Options in my system tray. Once I click OK to the error mentioned in my previous post, the nForce Control Panel comes up. Before the error appeared, the speaker output levels would move as the actual output varied. Now each speaker bar is displayed in its full length - green, yellow, and red. The bars appear to be frozen.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Have you tried doing a uninstall/reinstall ?
  5. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 Newcomer, in training Posts: 495

    Try downloading the audio driver package from Here
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    ALso

    Do make sure you have latest drivers, as suggested by tbrunt3.
    You can also get to all nvidia display options by right clicking your dekstop (on an empty spot) and select properties, then click the settings tab at the top right. click the advanced button (lower right) there should be a tab titled GeForce, forceware or Nvidia Properties. when you get here there should be a side menu that pops out to the left side giving all acccess to nvidia options and then some..
    G'luck! :D
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