I'm messed around,a nd seem to have removed multimedia support. All I have now is the Microsoft kernel Wave Audio Mixer, but in Device Manager there an error:
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)"
If I try to reinstall it from Add/remove Windows components, multimedia doesn't show up anywhere.
I suspect there's a way to reinstall multimedia from the command line (I believe all the files are in the SP2 i386 directory). but I haven't found it.
I've been through every damned diagnostic I can find on the web. I'm this close to reinstalling, but am concerned that that will cause as many problems as it'll solve. :-)