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#1 amyl

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:09 PM

My 2000xp home edition desktop runs like a slug. I did system recovery and am re-installing Windows XP. Will this System recovery help with this slow comp alone?

Or do I need to run the scan and report my log back here etc....

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:31 PM

Are you talking about system restore? If yes, did you have a virus before you used it?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:21 PM

Are you talking about system restore? If yes, did you have a virus before you used it?



No it was system recovery. Then I had to re-add Windows XP via installation cd. I don't believe there was a virus. The comp is running fine today...it wiped out all programs and I am re-adding the ones I need.

Only problem is with the speakers...It states that "active mixer device is not available" to go to control panel to add. I put in audio cd and windows media player said "cannot play because there is a problem with your sound device. Device may not be installed" I don't have a installation cd for the speakers themselves....is there anyway to install these. These plug in as a mouse would for a desktop...no usb.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:35 PM

Do you have a drivers CD?

Manufacturer and model of your system?

Sounds to me like your sound drivers are not installed. The sound mixer is normally installed when the sound drivers are.

If you look in Device Manager (Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter), there may be a yellow or red marking in the area of Sound, Video and Game Controllers (or it might be listed as unknown device). This would indicate that drivers are missing for something.

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Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2009 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:37 PM

Do you have a driver's CD?

Manufacturer and model of your system?

Sounds to me like your sound drivers are not installed. The sound mixer is normally installed when the sound drivers are.

If you look in Device Manager (Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter), there may be a yellow or red marking in the area of Sound, Video and Game Controllers (or it might be listed as unknown device). This would indicate that drivers are missing for something.

Louis


Is there a site that I can find this driver if it's not in device manager? When I looked in device manager I didn't see the driver.
I am using my friends log in to type this so it's the same person lol

Edited by nova413, 06 January 2009 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:55 PM

Did you see any markings at all which might indicate a problem?

If you tell us your system manufacturer and model (e.g., Dell Dimension 4000), we can look for any drivers which might apply to that system.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:39 PM

Did you see any markings at all which might indicate a problem?

If you tell us your system manufacturer and model (e.g., Dell Dimension 4000), we can look for any drivers which might apply to that system.

Louis



When I looked at Device manager last night I seen no markings or colors with exclaimation on the list but I couldn't find a name that matched the speaker name or anything relating to sound/audio (I dunno what driver name would be though). I know that when I try to pull up Windows Media Player or play a cd is states that no device is found.

I am not at home...this is my friend's comp. I know it's HP Pavillion she said it says F1503 but I think that's the monitor #.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:35 AM

Did you see any markings at all which might indicate a problem?

If you tell us your system manufacturer and model (e.g., Dell Dimension 4000), we can look for any drivers which might apply to that system.

Louis



When I looked at Device manager last night I seen no markings or colors with exclaimation on the list but I couldn't find a name that matched the speaker name or anything relating to sound/audio (I dunno what driver name would be though). I know that when I try to pull up Windows Media Player or play a cd is states that no device is found.

I am not at home...this is my friend's comp. I know it's HP Pavillion she said it says F1503 but I think that's the monitor #.



HP Pavilion a324x.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:02 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...;product=376085

The first download listed would be the audio driver package.

I would download that and attempt to install same, using the procedures outlined for updating in How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/

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