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no sound device on xp

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mr madras, Mar 13, 2007.

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  1. mr madras

    mr madras Thread Starter

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    Hello to you all, i am very happy to be on here,
    maybe someone can help me, I have a laptop running xp, i wanted to update the drivers so i used 'drivermagic' it was a bad mistake to make, it has made things worse, when it updated the sound driver it downloaded this version which made the original driver vanish and in its place installed a driver which wont work! would anybody be able to tell me where i might replace the original driver, for some reason system restore was switched off, so i can't restore to an earlier point, this is now all a big mess, mentions of op. system re-install was suggested! but surely not! , i have been foolish i now know.
    yours hopefully mr madras.
     
  2. norton850

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    Have you tried to roll back the driver in Device Manager?
     
  3. mr madras

    mr madras Thread Starter

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    I looked in device manager and all i have to choose from is the sound,video and game controller folder, it doesn't give me the option to roll back the driver.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Or simply restore the Operating System to a day before the driver update, using System Restore.
     
  5. norton850

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    Just to make sure. In Device Manager open up the Sound etc. heading. Right click on your card and choose properties and then the driver tab. Is there a roll back option?
     
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