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Old 02-06-09, 01:54 PM
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As you may know from my other post I have been experiencing problems with Blue Screen and Registry. So I decided on a full restore. Put the cd in and did the onscreen things it said. After restarting it after restore I had no sound, no modem and no dvd/cd drive. This started Monday this week. I have since got everything working but the sound.
Device manager says everything is working but I still have no sound. I tried the speakers on another machine and they work fine. I did everything troubleshooting said. Removed and reinstalled the Realtek High Definition Audio several times. Tried updating the driver but no help. Even went to Intel and got a download from them for my motherboard for the audio but the computer says it was corrupt. It says that with every Realtek download I try. I have tried from eMachines, Gateway, Realtek, Intel and several other places. Even downloaded Driver Detective and they say everything is good to go. But I still have no sound. When I restarted the last 4 times I get a message that the registry had to be recovered from another source but it was sucessfull in loading it.
It is a eMachine model T3504 desktop running Windows XP. It will be 3 year old in September. I have an extended warrenty from Best Buy where I bought it but software is not included in the warrenty. And I am sure they will say this is software related. eMachines will only help if I call them at $3 a minute because it is out of warrenty.
I have thought about installing the Windows XP full version I purchased for another machine if I can not find another way to fix this. I am wondering if or how the restore cd that came with the machine can be corrupt. I did a full restore which should have wiped everything and started fresh.
Any ideas on how I can get my sound back??
 
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Old 02-06-09, 01:59 PM
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I would quit messing with the onboard sound. You can get a pretty good sound card anywhere for $15-20. If you have room to install it of course.

It sounds like you have some other problem though. The registry message isn't right.

A full restore was probably a good thing..but did you reformat the drives as well?

I'll let one of the PC guys answer more...but it still seems like you have something lurking on your PC.
 
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Old 02-06-09, 04:41 PM
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Is a full restore from the cd not reformatting the drive? I did not hold over any files as suggested by the 2nd choice I had. The 1st choice said full removal and restore. Thought that meant the same as reformatting the drive. I only have 1 harddrive.
 
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