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win32 error... no sound!

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#1 shaz12


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:00 AM

I hope I have posted this in the right section, sorry if I haven't, but I'm new here.

When I was booting my pc up and windows had loaded, a box was appearing saying "Generic Host Process for Win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close" I also had no sound when I browsed the internet and clicked on any media i.e youtube. The volume icon from the task bar was even missing. Although I can play music through winamp and windows media player.

Someone advised me to make sure all my windows updates were up to date. I did this and it seems to have fixed the win32 problem, however I'm still having the sound problems and still missing the volume icon fron the task bar.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

I suppose that I would uninstall my sound device drivers...then reinstall them or update...as an effort to solve the sound problem.

I would do so on the premise that key files are damaged and need to be replaced.

How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/

Add Volume Control in Windows XP - http://www.petri.co.il/add_volume_control_in_windows_xp.htm


#3 shaz12

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:46 AM

Thank you for you quick response. I'll give that a go! :thumbsup:

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