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#1 gonefishin

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:09 AM

I have an interesting question here

see I recently took my computer to i guy.......and he turned off the onboard sound and put me a soundcard in.........because i was having sound problem issues

now here is my question...... i have the original recovery/restore discs to my compaq xp ..........
you run them and it restores the original factory settings

so lets say one day some thing hits my computer or some thing happens and i have to use them.....
and they restore original factory settings...........that would mean the soundcard and drivers would be gone and the original realtek audio , drivers etc ....... would be back right ? so basically my sound would be gone

if that is the case what do i do ??? Im afraid my comp will one day crash and them im up the creek with out a paddle

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:17 AM

You do just what was previously done...you install the physical sound card, install drivers for same and connect your speakers to it.

I don't think it really matters if you disable the onboard sound or not...but I would, since I would not be using it.

It might be wise to get the drivers for that now.

It would be even wiser to start conducting periodic backups of your working system...in which case the recovery CDs are unnecessary.

By using a more recent backup, you would avoid losing what has transpired between the the purchase of the system and the date of the most recent backup you conduct.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:15 PM

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you said I should " It would be even wiser to start conducting periodic backups of your working system. "

how would i make back ups ? do not understand

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:55 PM

Backup Options - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/backup.htm

Windows XP Backup Made Easy - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...t_03july14.mspx

Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422

Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315255

Much more info on backing up available by using Google.

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