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No sound with Generic Host win32 error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by macdudeosx, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. macdudeosx

    macdudeosx Thread Starter

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    The card is a Soundblaster Live! card on PCI, there is no onboard sound. I recently had to "repair" my Windows drive by reinstalling the original system drives from the install CD while keeping my documents. Everything works fine now except for the sound. I can hear system sounds but nothing else, no games, no iTunes - nothing. The card worked perfectly before the "repair" with out a driver, but I installed one for it post "repair" and it still does not work.

    I have 2 drives on this computer, one with Ubuntu and one with Windows. The sound card itself works fine with Ubuntu. But just in case I got another known working sound card and that one too works with Ubuntu but not Windows.

    I get a "Generic host process for win32 services" crash error concerning svchost.exe on every startup. If I get iTunes up before this error, the system recognize the card and it works. Right after this error appears my sound stops working.

    After the error appears, under "Sound and Audio Devices Properties" Windows says there is no audio device but under hardware it shows my sound card as enabled and working.

    My Computer specs are on the little computer icon.
     
  2. BruinBeer

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    That error message spells no good. I think you must do a decent virus scan very quick. It sounds like your computer is infected. I saw 2 pc's with the exact error message you got and both was infected
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  3. macdudeosx

    macdudeosx Thread Starter

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    Its been like this for maybe 2 months and I have done virus scans with Avast, spybot, and webroot and they say its clean. Ill pickup a copy of McAfee at my school store later, but even if there is a virus and I kill it, how do I fix this without having to erase and reinstall?
     
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