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.
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 it....now 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??