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Winamp says it can't find the audio device, and the sounds control panel audio section has all the preferred playback devices grayed out and cannot be set. I reinstalled all sound drivers, but the problem remained.

The problem started after I had a virus and cleaned it off.

The Event Log says it cannot start the Windows Overlay Components.

Any ideas?
Thanks Much!!

Andrew
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Hi ajcamp,

Welcome to Geeks To Go, my name is Tony.

What sound card do you have?
Do you have the lastest driver updates?
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Hi Tony,

Thanks for writing.

I just bought an Audigy 2Zs and downloaded the latest drivers & installed.
The problem started while I was using the built-in AC97 Audio Chip, and
since I couldn't get that working, I tried my luck installing a new board.

I have disabled that, and installed the SoundBlaster Audigy.
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Did you update the AC97 Audio Chip?

I know with that (as I use it as well) that if you dont update it, it can make the computer go a little loco.
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Hi Tony,

(1) Are you speaking of a firmware upgrade to the AC97 Chip itself or the Audio Drivers? I guess I could try to get a firmware upgrade for my Gigabyte Board.

(2) Are you saying that the AC97 built-in Audio Chip could still be affecting the Windows audio system even if the chip is disabled in CMOS?

Thanks again.
Cheers
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Both of them.

BUT before updating the drivers for the chip, back upt your system using a system restore (but creating a new one restore point, not restoring the computer)
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