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hey guys. today my sound and my monitor are acting weird. there is no sound what so ever. i try playing system sounds/my mp3 file music, but no sound at all. and even when i am on AIM[aol instant messenger] i cant hear the chimes. yesterday everything was normal but today was weird..my desktop has BIG ICONS [640 by 480] i didnt change anything too. i tried everything i could, but still no sound/cant change my screen resolution. [ no options ] so please, anyone. help me out here =) thanks
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Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP


Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Then look at multimedia / audio adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System

If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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