I have the Inspiron 8000 with Win XP Pro. My media keys work, except for my volume keys don't work. I have downloaded the Dell Access Direct and the ESS Maestro 3 and the taskbar sound works, but not my keyboard volume keys. Does anyone know wants wrong with it? Thanks in advance.
Here are a couple of things that were posted by other forum members years ago. This is all I have in my notes about Access Direct.
"After AccessDirect is installed, the keys have to be changed from applications to CD/DVD functions for multimedia use and your volume buttons should work. ""I have gotten the buttons to work by installing the Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard driver." mojo_4664
Jim Coates -- 12 year active forum member
Hi, I tried changing the apps to CD/DVD, still won't work. I will download the USB Keyboard driver and will let you know.
I downloaded the USB Keyboard driver and volume keys still don't work. Any other suggestions?
Ok. Thank you for your kind help.