I was just wondering if anyone can provide help in this area.
A few days ago, I wanted to clean out my hard-drive, so I did the following things.
1. Used control panel to uninstall programs that I didn't think I need. I accidentally deleted my sound driver, but I didn't know that yet.
2. Used the clean disc function from Windows XP to clean out any temporary files from my hard-drive.
3. Further cleaned my hard-drive using a program called CCleaner, which cleans out all storage files, which means that I cannot roll back my system to a previous date (the first thing I tried to fix this problem.)
4. Compressed the hard-drive to give out more space.
When I realized that I deleted the sound driver, and did not have any sounds, I tried the following things.
1. Use Windows Update and updated all the current updates, including the sound driver, "C-Media AC97 Audio Device." There's no sound after the installation.
2. Try to roll back the system, but Windows XP said that it cannot find the files from the previous dates and, hence, cannot roll back.
3. Downloaded Realtech AC97, which some people who had similar problems did, it has absolutely no effect.
4. Uninstall the Realtech AC97 drive, still nothing happened.
5. Put my original sound driver's CD into the computer and reinstalled my sounddriver, and updated the current "C-Media AC97 Audio Device." driver according to the information available on the CD. I rebooted, but nothing happened.
I checked my system status, driver information, device services. There is no error whatsoever. In fact, according to my system, there should be sound already, and winamp even plays all the songs I requested, and shows the amplitude graph to show that it is playing. The trouble is, there is no sound coming from the speaker, and I even double checked the speaker connection, and turn off the speaker, unplugged them, and turn it on and replug them again. Still nothing.
I have tried every available guides I can find, and nothing worked up to this point. Does anyone has a solution to this?