I have just recently gotten through running a fix on my system in the malware forum with HJT
The last step was to Defrag my system, which I did today. Now all of a sudden my system is trying to tell me that it no longer has a voice!
I am able to use an online dictionary that has a pronunciation feature that speaks the words for you to hear, with no apparent problem.
However, my internet answering machine tells me that it can't access the sound device because another application is hogging it up, and that I should "Exit" any programs that are using my sound device.
Well, I do not have any other programs running, that I know of, that require the use of any sound device.
I tried to start Win amp, just to see if it would play. It would not and gave me a really long error message about reseting things. Then it hung when I tried to exit out of it.
I know that something has gotten reset in my system, however I do not know what it is, or where to look to reset it.
I did START> control panel>> sounds and audio devices = on the volume tab it says No Audio Devices.
I know that is not correct as I had been having no problem with sound before I did the defrag.
Can anyone tell me where to look to reset this thing so that the sound will work again. I have win XP with SP 2 installed, and I do not know a darnd thing about that sound device, where ever it is.