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multimedia audio controller gone

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by soundheals, May 14, 2012.

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  1. soundheals

    soundheals Thread Starter

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    Hi, I accidentally deleted my audio controller, now need to get it back! How do I know which one to download and from where?
    Windows XP professional, version 2002 service pack 3
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
    2.81 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

    Any other info you need to help me with this, please tell me.
    soundheals
     
  2. flavallee

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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

    What's listed there with a yellow ? or ! next to it?

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer?

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    How did you "accidentally delete" it?

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  3. Zorayda

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    I would also need some help with that. I have a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3 and it's a 32-bit. Thanks!
     
  4. soundheals

    soundheals Thread Starter

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    Flavalee, I think I fixed my problem with the audio controller, worked with the guy who built the computer and he suggested I reboot from a certain place on the harddrive and that reinstalled it, essentially.
    (Sorry that's not a very satisfactory answer!) My mic still doesn't work, though, so now I need to test drive it on another device. to answer your question about deleting it in the first place, I was trying to make room on my partitioned drive so this older computer would work better, and saw that program was only used "rarely." Turns out I must use it a lot, if it deals with iTunes, so why it was labeled a rarely used program, I don't know.

    soundheals

     
  5. flavallee

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    Right-click RECYCLE BIN, then click Properties, then move the slider from its default value of 10% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - System Restore, then move the slider from its default value of 12% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    Click Start - Run, then type in %temp% and then click OK.
    When that temp folder appears, select ande delete EVERYTHING that's inside it.
    If a few files resist being deleted, leave them there and delete EVERYTHING else.

    After all of the above has been done, empty the Recycle Bin and then restart the computer.

    Your computer should now have more free space in the hard drive. (y)

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    Going to Add Or Remove Programs and haphazardly uninstalling entries, based on them showing as being used rarely, is a dangerous thing to do.

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