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O sound I've seen previous answers about clicking on the sound codec but the message said that my system was OK. I did not delete the codec & restart. Is that really OK? Vin

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  • vinnjb Oct 12, 2008

    Is it safe to just uninstall the codec.

    I have no manufacturer's CD

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Go the codec that corresponds with your sound card. uninstall. reboot(you may need the manufactures install cd).

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Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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  • Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
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