" There are no active mixer devices available. to install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click on Printer and Other Hardware and click Add Hardware". I did that but could not find anything like "mixer hardware". Is there some other device name to look for?
RealPlayer is installed and shows up on the System Tray. The driver has been updated from the HP site but still do not have audio! The version is the same as to one I had.
Using Device Manager, I've been looking at the hardware attached. Audio hardware is listed with no question or exclamation marks anywhere. All devices are listed as working properly and where applicable, and are Enabled.
However, in the SOUNDS, SPEECH and AUDIO DEVICES pulldown, Audio and Sound Recording selections are grayed out so nothing can be selected there.
As I mentioned, this is all happened after removing a number of unused programs using ADD/REMOVE feature of Windows. Some of the other problems created at that time were rectified by reinstalling software. But not all. . . .
The computer is HP origin running XP Pro, SP3, Pavilion model d4650y. All hardware is original with the exception of a 1TB Western HD and 4GB RM that have been added. All these problems are the aftermath of the SMART_HDD malware that has been (hopefully ) removed after many days of Bleeping Forum support.
Edited by MWBeno, 09 May 2012 - 08:03 AM.