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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:30 PM

A friend of mine dropped off his "new" computer that he got from his brother. It doesn't have sound. First I installed Everest Home, AVG Free, and ZoneAlarm Free. Then I scanned his computer for viruses and found 35 Trojens (oh yeah).

Instead of messing around with HiJacking the computer to remove the viruses I figured that a clean install of XP Pro (Current OS) would be best and then update to SP2 but he doesn't have the disks. Any Ideas???

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:36 AM

As long as you have the 25-digit license key, you can use any XP Pro disks as long as it's not an upgrade, unless it's a proprietary computer like Dell or something and you'll need the drivers for everything, like motherboard and so on.

I'd check what all the hardware is (Device Manager) first, then try to get all the drivers before I reinstalled.

But if sound is the main problem, it might be wise to troubleshoot that first. If it turns out to be a hardware problem, reinstalling isn't going to fix it. Check the Device Manager to see if the sound card is showing any problems. (Windows Key + Pause/Break key, Hardware Tab, Device Manager button)

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

What does Everest show under multimedia?

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 07:39 PM

Talked to the guy today Its an update and best I can tell they never made rescue discs (fun) .The Trojens are messing w/ everything but I will reply w/ more info when I get it.

Edited by BlackSpyder, 24 March 2006 - 07:41 PM.

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