"I get a warning message but click on Continue Anyway. "
Add that warning message to your post please.
Hi. I have a Windows XP SP3 computer that's now over 4 years old. Recently I started facing the problem, that is, the sound of my computer stops working after I reboot.
After each reboot, I have to go to Sys Properties>Hardware>Device Manager>Audio Controllers. There I see the following entries -
> Audio Codecs
> Legacy Audio Drivers
> Media Control Devices
> Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
... and a few others. So, to fix the prob, after many trial and errors I found a simple method to side-step the problem.
At startup I go to the Device Manager and unistall the Realtek driver. I then scan for hardware changes, where a dialog box pops up asking for the file Audio3D.dll, which I locate in my Sys23 folder. I get a warning message but click on Continue Anyway. And that's it, the sound's back.
However having to do this after each reboot is a bit of a pain. Moreover, this PC is used by my parents, who are not so savvy as to be able to do this with ease.
So, if you know of a way to fix this problem, I'd be highly grateful to you for taking out time in helping me. Please feel free to ask further queries about my PC or anything that's needed as I'll surely come back here and reply to you.
Thank you for reading the Q.