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I'll start from the begining...

A couple of weeks ago, i recieved and invitation from a RL friend to join her webcam/audio chat via Trillian. The video chat worked fine, but when she began sending audio a loud, screaching noise came from my speakers.

I shut Trillian down, but the noise remained, so I restarted my computer.

upon the computer restarting, i found that it would not play sounds from trillian, media player, DVD's or any other application I could find. frustrated, i gave up.

bored today I opened Yahoo Messenger (the actual program, not trillian), and like usual, the sounds weren't working. For some god forsaken reason, i decided to enter a yahoo chat room (using the yahoo messenger program) and I was greated with some fool yacking about this or that in the chat room.

This was exciting news! my sound card was working! Then DING! an IM. I quickly opened up media player, and played a MP3, it too working perfectly. The sounds in every app i could think of were working, as intended.

Out of curiosity, I closed the magical yahoo chat room, and, to my dissapointment, all sounds immediatly ceased. So I opened up another chat room, and Ta-DA! sounds are back like they never stopped.

Now, i have no desire to have a yahoo chat room going, everytime i want to hear a sound on my computer. Does anyone have any idea What the... is going on here? I'd really like to get this straightened out.

I have a compaq laptop with the dreaded SoundMax audio device

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance,

ADam
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have you tried reinstalling the drivers?
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my plan was to uninstall the sound drivers, then reinstall them fresh...


so i uninstalled them, and restarted... FIXED! without reinstalling them. i'm not really sure how this worked? were there multiple drivers installed for it?
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hehehe...it's possible...or maybe the windows drivers had attempted to supercede the product drivers...or vice versa
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