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Missing Control Panel Item

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lineangle, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. lineangle

    lineangle Thread Starter

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    In XP Control Panel I have no icon for "Sounds and Audio Devices" and the program does load when I click on the link. I can not find out how to reinstall or reactivate this program.

    Additionally, and I suspect related, when I try to install certain programs I get the error message, "Windows could not load the installer for MEDIA. Contact you hardware vendor for assistance."

    I have been unable to locate any advice for solving these problems at MS or anywhere else.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Look in Device Manager to see if your sound card is there and has drivers loaded.

    Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Device Manager

    Sound devices are down towards the bottom of the list
     
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