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Lost my audio.......

Hi....I have a Compaq V5201, AMD Semprom 3300, 2GB RAM, running XP. I was having a lot of problems with this laptop and I replaced I need to use it again and I have this problem. In trying to get it going again, I've dumped any excess content and programs and tried to go bare bones....with a lot of help from constant antivirus and malware runs. This has brought it back to respectibility...with this problem remaining...I have no audio and I'm thinking I may have dumped it accidentally. Any ideas on how I can get my audio back??

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Just checking.

I see folk kill the audio a lot. They forcefully uninstall helper apps and MS UAA drivers. To fix it might not be possible -> READ:

In post 4 you find HP warning that if you do the drivers in the wrong order, no audio. Same thing about repair. Never sure if it will return.

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How about this...

Even though I haven't used this laptop in a few months, I would still have some old system restore point wouldn't I? What if I reverted to that, or would that be pointless since I've probably dumped my audio drivers?

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Why not try?

It beats reloading the OS.

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(NT) So....the audio drivers would be there....??
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Where do we find the drivers? I'm guessing you need more about that. I use the maker's web sites first. I brought up the MSUAA issue since many were unaware about that.

In short, the drivers will be Windows undoing in my opinion. Folk I encounter are not willing to put up with this any longer.

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