So, Im VERY new here and Im not exactly a novice, but its been awhile since I tangled with windows. Im fixing an old PC I have to gift to a friend, and its totally infected with a ton of malware. I remember a friend recommending ComboFix and before I could join, I ran it. Worked Beautifully. So a few machines from family and friends later, and all of a sudden this happens.
It's a windows xp pro SP3 system with a Realtek sound card. It was loaded with malware, and I used combofix to get rid of most of it. The sound disappeared and Im being told the computer has no audio controller installed, and to install one.
In device manager, it says my Realtek HD audio card is working.
Ive tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting, letting it reinstall, Ive tried installing it manually as well, but every time, I get this error:
Error Code: -5009 : 0x800706ba
pAPP:Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
PVENDOR:Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
@Windows XP Service Pack 3 (2600) BT_OTHER 0.0
When I try to adjust the volume, Im told I had a violation and it will now close.
I even downloaded a hotfix from Microsoft, but windows update wont run.
Any ideas? A similar topic on another site had similar issues, but the solution didnt work for me.
I posted here and after some help, I was told to come here with my log after running DDS. I have one log from ComboFix, but not the first log, in which it locked up and quit early. I can post that as well
Thank you in advance.