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Audio Driver needed

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I have an HP pavilion laptop and it used to run XP very smoothly until i got a virus that would not allow me to start up any programs at all, including the recovery processes. So I searched through all my computer CDs and found a copy of Windows XP and loaded it from startup. Now I have an operating computer, but no audio drivers or devices installed because the copy of windows XP was for a GATEWAY computer and not my Pavilion. I cannot locate my original CDs and am a poor college student who cannot afford to buy any new hardware and my warranty is out of date. I have searched and searched and downloaded lots of things that should have fixed my audio driver, except that my computer has registry problems because it is not a legitimate copy of XP for my pavilion. Can anyone SPELL out for me how to download a FREE driver and hardware that works so that my computer will play sound? Thanks.
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Please do not duplicate your topic. It makes more work for members and staff and could potentially get you mixed advice being given. Your original topic is HERE so please edit your original post to include any new info but do not reply to your topic or someone may think you are already getting assistance. The duplication may be a glitch so I am closing this topic.Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. :)
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