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accidentally deleted sound card - please help.

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I have read about this quite a bit on the net, but I can not seem to find a patch or download that will allow me to have sound on this computer. I accidentally wiped out my sound card. I have a windows xp home edition.


When I go to control panel and audio sounds and devices, everything is completely blank. 


I know very little about computers. I would not be able to open the computer and locate a thing if I had to


 i accidentally wiped out my sound card while cleaning old files out. I did go to the device manager (By pushing the windows button and pause/break) and found the yellow question mark box, but when I updated the driver, the question mark went away and it gave an error message (I think error 10) that it could not fix the issue, and now I can not find the name of the original sound card. 


Is there simply a download on CNET or elsewhere that will give me a way to re-install the card? Is there a program that I can get free or otherwise that will restore my computer to 2 days ago before this happened?


(My system restore will not give me a restore point before today)?



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Edited by phillpower2, 05 April 2014 - 02:31 PM.
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:welcome:   kmarsullo


Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is a brand name provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used, providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

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