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On occasion, my sound will just... stop working. Upon opening a music file, Windows Media will prompt an error message saying that there is a problem with my sound device. In the device manager, there is a bang on "Media Control Devices". When I delete it and scan for hardware changes, usually everything will be fine; after a reboot my sound will function normally as well. I would reinstall the drivers for the card, but unfortunatley (as lame as it sounds), I seem to have misplaced the CD. The sound card is an SBLive! that's about 5 years old.
This usually isn't a problem - for example, my sound works fine at this moment. The only thing that I can associate this problem with is either a) The years are getting to the device and it's time for a new one, or
My frequent infections of CoolWebSearch and se.dll (I have a post in the HJT forum if you're wondering) are disrupting my hardware. I notice that after I've been infected is when this problem usually occurs, but I haven't had the problem in awhile. If you're willing to help me out with this, I'd be satisfied, but I'm sure there are more important problems to deal with, as this is just a minor nuisance.