How come the sound coming out of my laptop via my headphones has been reduced by about 50%?

by on November 16, 2011

Q: Hi, I am using headphones for sound in my Toshiba laptop (speakers give too much feedback). Everything was fine until about a half hour ago, when the sound was reduced by at least 50%. I went into the sound function and readjusted, that didnt work. I then rebooted to no avail. The problem still persists. Where I used to have to turn DOWN the volume on commercials, now Im having trouble hearing them. Any ideas?