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Audio Mixer Doesn't Exist

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#1 coinguy


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:57 AM

Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this problem. A few days ago my computer stopped playing sound except for system sounds. I opened windows media player 11 and it said that it had been improperly shut down . After changing what files it would play i suddenly have sound back on my computer unless i open something using a web browser (the video is still okay). The Volume control solution will not work since it says that i do not have any audio device installed. This also started happening right after i got a system warning svchost.exe had experienced an error and if i hit ok to close it the entire computer freezes and i have to turn the power off and on again. I am using Fire Fox but IE also has the exact same problem

Any solution anyone has to this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 06:34 AM

Please run theSystem File Checker. to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If SFC discovers that a critical system file has been damaged, altered or missing, it restores the correct version of the file from the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run sfc and it may ask you to insert your XP Installation CD so have it available.

To use System File Checker:
Go to Start > Run and type: sfc /scannow

Make sure that you include a space between the c and /. This command will initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files, verify their integrity, and replace any problem files.

When you try to run the System File Checker tool (Sfc.exe) on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, you may be prompted to insert the Windows XP SP2 CD. However, the System File Checker does not accept either the Windows XP SP2 CD or the original Windows XP CD. This problem occurs because the System File Checker must verify the SP2 files against the originally installed files. However, the System File Checker does not recognize the Windows XP SP2 CD or the Windows XP CD.


When you use the System File Checker tool (Sfc.exe) on a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-based computer, you may be prompted to insert one of the following:
CD 1 from the Microsoft Windows XP Professional CD package
The Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD
The Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD


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