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Power surge on USB port took all sound with it

I currently have a Dell Inspiron 1150 with Windows XP. A few weeks ago I had a mouse in the USB port and then plugged an MP3 player into the other one to transport MP3s. Everything went well until about 20 minutes after I had taken the MP3 player out of the port. I got a pop up that said there was a power surge on my USB port. So, I took out the mouse, restarted the computer and it went away for a while but came back even though there was nothing plugged in (It still comes up every now and then. I soon discovered that I had no audio either. I went to check and now my computer says that I have "no audio device" installed.

What happened and is it possible to fix this?? It's so frustrating.

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Thanks Ron

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Ron the thread you are linking is general. This is a specific problem worthy of its own thread, A sound problem caused by a power surge. I have the same problem and dont really want to read about people who couldnt install their soundcard or changed their settings or updated their drivers.

if anyone has the answer let me know.

I had a surge from plugging in my laptop to my desktop( bad idea) and my usb ports dont work as well as sound shows as no audio device from control panel sounds bios says its there, Ive tried downloading drivers drivers say their working, no speaker shows up in the bar.
I think I need to do some circuit testing on the motherboard or the soundcard it has oem emachines card. Anyone got a good link for that or a suggestion?

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