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taskbar goes gray and no sound

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#1 Amateurpc


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:01 PM

about five minutes after I boot my computer, my task bar goes gray, I lose audio, and my - [] X buttons go gray. I lose the speaker icon. I get an error message that I have no mixer. Internet search indicates many others have experienced this problem since 2007. I ran Malwarebytes, but it did not detect anything. I restored to an earlier date to no effect. I tried a remedy suggested to I386 file in System 32, without success. I Tried Microsoft download, but it ended due to an unidentifiable file (which is probably the problem file. Anyone have a solution to this problem ? XP professional.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 06 February 2011 - 05:27 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

This is an unofficial response and the advice is mine, not that of bleepingcomputer.com or it's representatives...

What version of windows are you using?
Have you checked for audio driver updates?
Is windows up to date on all it's patches?
Have you tried running "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt?
Have you tried checking your hard drive for errors? <--- (this one may not help, but it couldn't possibly hurt either)
Have you run a scan with anything else other than Malwarebytes Anti-malware?

(if I had to guess based on what you posted, I would guess a faulty driver)


Edited by ATGUNWAT, 08 February 2011 - 10:55 AM.

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