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Right Here goes,
Tried installing Win TV Usb today and got hit with a blue screen of death which was unreadable. Rebooted my computer and scandisk ran and found a couple of corrupted files.
At the moment i can't get any sound and have managed to re-install my cd/dvd drive.
I have been into device management and reinstalled the audio but no joy, there aren't any yellow exclamtions either.

Bit stuck. HELP :whistling:
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Hi greenshorts...

Is the volume icon (little speaker) visible in the system tray (by the clock)?

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No, not usally there. Try and start it from the "start" menu and get a message saying no active mixers installed, go to control panel and add hardware. Tried this to no avail.
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Try this...

Open Control Panel and double-click on the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.

Under the "Sounds" tab, select "Windows default" in the Sounds Scheme drop down menu.

Under the "Audio" tab, make sure that your Sound device (the one listed in Device Manager) is listed in the top two sections...if not, select it from the drop down menu.

Under the "Voice" tab, make sure the Your Sound device (the one listed in Device Manager) is listed in both boxes...if not, select it.

Under the "Volume" tab, put a tick in the box to "Place volume icon in the taskbar".

Click "Apply" and then "Ok".

Now look down by the clock...is there a little speaker there? If yes, double-click on it and make sure there is not a tick in the box next to "Mute" and that the Volume sliders are all set to at least halfway.

Reboot

Sound?

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Got to the audio bit and its all greyed out???
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Click Start, then Run, and type services.msc...click "Ok".

Scroll down the list to Windows Audio. Under "Status", is it Started?

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Yep says started.
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Try running a system restore to the first restore point before you installed the TV Sound.
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yep, did think of that, (sorry missed it off the first post), tried doing system restore. but looks like there all corrupted. won't let me restore to yesterday or any other points, even gone back to a over a month ago, just says the sytem can't be restored
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What's the make and model number of your machine?
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Its a Time Laptop, think the model nos:00462NT03G4

Mobile AMD AThlon xp-M2400+
622mhz 224mb Ram
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Did you get an XP installation cd with the computer?
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No got a system restore disk and a xp drivers disk.
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I don't think that's going to help us... :whistling:

Let's try a chkdsk operation...

click Start then Run...type chkdsk /f /r (note the spaces) and reboot when prompted (type Y and press Enter). This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.

Edited by wannabe1, 25 April 2006 - 12:40 PM.

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Right done that, takes a while!! No problems found
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