i recently purchased a MIDI keyboard for my computer (m-audio oxygen 49) and after some initial difficulty it is now working perfectly. however, in the process i managed to somehow delete or alter the driver that tells windows that i do indeed have a sound card. the program i use to make music, reason 4.0, allows me to select the sound card and it does produce sound so the sound card is still installed and working. however windows itself doesn't believe i have one. when i go to control panel / sounds / audio tab, the drop down menu for sound cards is greyed out. under the hardware tab, it tells me that the "microsoft WINMM WDM audio compatibility driver" has had a service disabled (code 32). i have tried disabling and re-enabling it to no avail.
i tried to visit the microsoft update site and redownload this driver, but i use firefox and it requires internet explorer. however, my IE has not worked in months. it will open but for some reason it doesn't believe i'm connected to the internet.
so basically i'm trying to decide if i should just reformat (it's been about a year and 6 months, so it's time) or if i can pull this off. the only issue i have with reformatting is that i lost all of my original disks when i built this computer so i'd have to repurchase a lot of programs. if anyone has any suggestions at all i would greatly appreciate it.
Edited by dogslikeus, 26 March 2008 - 02:57 PM.