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I think I accidentally deleted my computers ability to make sound. Uh...how do I get it back?

Asked by testypoo (13 points ) September 5th, 2010

So I wrote this question http://www.fluther.com/96148/my-computer-is-so-freaking-slow-im-seconds-away-from-smashing/ last night and was removing things that automatically started up when I start my computer and removing programs that I didn’t use anymore and now my computer isn’t making sound. Again, I know nothing about computers. How can I get my sound back. Thank you all.

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jivanparinam's avatar

It dipends on your OS. For instance, Windows XP Home. Vista Business, Windows 7, Ubuntu 10 Desktop etc…

Mozart's avatar

See if this works, go into control panel, and click ‘administrative tools’. Then click on ‘services’ and scroll down until you see Windows Audio. Right-click, start it and set it to automatic.

testypoo's avatar

What do you mean by set it to automoatic?

By the way, I use Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 6000 from about 2005

testypoo's avatar

When I go into sounds and audio devices properties, it says “No Audio Device”

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Open msconfig and choose a restore point before you deleted the sound and it should be restored as if you never did it.

toaster's avatar

Sounds like your computer may be bugged/infected with viruses..
There is a relatively universal driver for integrated motherboard sound called the AC 97’ audio driver/codec. Give this a try and if not you can remove it through windows add/remove programs. Hope this helps you some.
http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-AC-97-Audio-Driver-XP-W2K-W98-WDM-driver-VER-5-10-0-5554-zip/3000-2110_4-210198.html

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