Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:58 PM
I turned on my machine today and the sound didn't work. The usual IM sounds were gone and any sounds from the browser, like youtube videos and stuff are no longer working. So I tried playing a song in winamp and it gave me an error about something like "a device...." (forgot the whole thing). I googled around and got a fix. I went to Preferences in Winamp, Plug-Ins > Output, and there I selected "DirectSound output v2.46 [out_ds.dll]"
Winamp started working but everything else still doesn't make sounds. When I went to control panel to check sound settings, it told me that MMDRIVER.INF was missing so I googled around for it's code, and made my own which I put in the System32 folder. Then the Sound settings in the Control Panel no longer gave me the mmdriver.inf missing error. The settings show my AC97 card and everything, and "Place a volume icon in TaskBar" is also checked, though the icon is now missing.
I went into device manager and saw no errors there.
What to do?