My computer was running slow due to programs running in the background so i decided to do a start>run>msconfig and disable the startup programs. I found that my comp. started running much smoother, but my sound had been lost.
I went to control panel to see if i could find the problem. Upon clicking on my sound card's icon(its an integrated sound card) nothing happened. So I clicked on add hardware to see if my comp. needed to find the hardware again; add hardware would not bring any menu up. So, I sent to system>Device manager to see the list of hardware and there is absolutely nothing in the list, its just blank.
My video card seems to be working fine, but there is an error if i try to run the video card software. And possibly the worst part of it all is that I can no longer run Photoshop; an error comes up saying 'Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error.'
I also thought maybe some of my motherboard drivers needed to be reinstalled, but it seems as though the computer isn't even recognizing my hardware, and the drivers will either stall or say that the hardware doesnt exsist.
I would greatly appreciate any help on this.
*I also re-enabled all the things I disabled in msconfig, but I still continue to have the same problems*