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Rowie100

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Hello there everybody,

I usually don't post any new threads on forums, but at this point, I am getting desperate for help ; _ ;

My problem:
I guess a lot of people know the programm Skype.. well, my microphone worked fine with Skype! Other people were able to hear me very good. It all went very smooth.. for a few weeks at least...

I don't really know HOW I did it, but somehow, my mic stopped working from one to another day... I already checked if my mic wasn't just broken (occurs to me a lot >.>), but it wasn't, as it was still working on my sis' computer (WinXP too, also Skype).. I also noticed that all of my Bureau-Accessories were missing :S... Things like volume control, paint, and games like patience and pinball... Gone! Ö

At this point, I thought about using the internet to find a solution... I also used TechSupportGuy forums, but nowhere was an answer to find... (well, maybe there is, but I didn't found it *yet)...

I hope i have described my issue well now, and I also hope, that there might be somebody out there, who knows how to fix this problem...


(P.S. I managed to recover my paint and my volume control, by putting the mspaint.exe and the sndvol32.exe back in my system32 folder)



Greetings,

Rowie100
 
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Hi,
I guess that you already updated your drivers and all volumes.

You could try to do system restore to the point the mic was still working.
 

Rowie100

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Hey Maceman!

thanks for your reply! :D

I already did a system restore to a point when my mic was still working, but no success :S Still no voice recording... I'm almost sure it has something to do with my stupidity, because i remember (I should have posted it in my problem>.>) but like 2 weeks ago, I went into 'Software' of the configuration screen, and clicked on 'add or remove Windows XP Features'.. and I think thats when my mic stopped working... maybe I deleted some files out of my system32 folder? (because mspaint.exe and sndvol32.exe is also located in that map?)
 
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Hey Rowie100,

In that case you can add Win XP features back in same place you removed them. But I think you need is your Win XP cd-rom.
 

Rowie100

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Hi Maceman,

I will try your second comment in a few moments, I already tried to add/remove windows XP features without cd-rom, but I guess I simply need the cd for it...

Only problem is my video card is too big, and blocks my port to my cd player, so im kinda 'living' on downloaded ISO games xD Ill guess ill just take it out using a sledgehammer >:D

Thank you. I'll post if it worked
 

Rowie100

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Hey Maceman!

Today I wrecked out my videocard, and put the winxp cd-rom in my drive, and clicked the 'add/remove windows xp features' button, and after a few minutes of quick installing some random stuff...

My mic worked again!!!

thank you for your time, and especially for the answer :D
 
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