This sounds like an annoying problem. The only thing I can think of (seeing as you have reinstalled your audio drivers) is that the sound volume program inherent in windows might be deleted or damaged. Unfortuneately if this is the case, you will need to get yourself a copy of an XP cd. It doesn't matter what version, any will do.
You need to expand the sound volume file from the cd to your system32 directory on your drive:
Do not type the quotation marks in any of the following:
1) Put the CD in.
2) Run a command prompt by clicking start > run > type "cmd" and press enter
3) Navigate to your cd contents by entering the letter of youyr drive. For instance, if mine cd-drive is E, I would type "E:\"
4) type "cd i386"
5) type "expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe "
This should place a fresh version of the sound volume control in your directory. After installing it, remove the cd and restart. Not sure this will do much, as it sounds as though the actual sound drivers are corrupted or missing. It seems odd that you would reinstall drivers and still no sound card would be present. If that didn't help, try:
Uninstalling ALL audio drivers and components and reinstalling new drivers.
System Restoring, if possible.
If the program you used to remove a certain program edited the registry beyond repair, you may have to follow another path, as I don't know too much about the registry and I don't want to send someone off to mess around with it.
Edited by xtatik222k, 27 July 2006 - 12:22 AM.