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All of a sudden no audio device

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I tried to use window's media player tonight and it tells me the following message:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly."

I went to control panel / sounds and devices and it tells me I have no audio device, no playback device and no recording device. How the heck did it disappear?
Hopefully someone can :blink: me. I am not the greatest at computer stuff when it goes wrong.
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It's not unknown for sound-drivers to go AWOL from time to time or to become corrupted, with the same result-- no sound.

First try 'System Restore' and choose a restore point that's dated earlier than when you first noticed the problem. Or if you know what drivers the sound device needs and you have them on a CD, re-install them from that.

Edited by pip22, 18 November 2006 - 07:04 AM.

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