I was cleaning out my computer's hard drive cuz it kept freezing and I figured I should get rid of everything I don't use. Well, as it turns out, I accidentally deleted my sound-system that came with my computer. As a result, I have no sound for anything. Can't listen to music, can't watch videos, etc. The system I had before was an "audio device on high definition audio bus", or, at least, that's what my computer tells me. If anyone has any advice on what I should do, that would be fantastic. Thanks for your time!
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1. The hard drive is dying, almost full, or the registries are really messed up,
2. The video card is dying or overheating.
You can test and check:
1. Use a good working hard drive and install the Windows operating system from scratch, and check the performance,
2. Check the air inlet, air outlet, and the cooling fan's blades. If it is dirty, then you can clean it up using a canned air.
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You need to remove the hard drive from your laptop and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. You need access to a computer that has Internet access then download and instal the Recuva program.
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Put the memory card into an USB card reader and plug it into the USB port in your computer, then run the Recuva program.
Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
Can be run from a USB thumb drive
Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jazz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
Restores files from external ZIP drives, Firewire and USB Hard drives
Deleting or formatting won't make the data in computer hard drive erased permanently.
Those deleted data is still stored on the computer hard drive , it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of the hard drive.
So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.
Try asoftech data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your computer hard drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted. download the software from link below Format Recovery Software
Your hard drive is defective or the circuit (system-board) that controls it. It's cheaper to replace the hard drive then the system-board to see if that's the problem. If it's under warranty Dell will replace either parts.
Your IT friend would have to be mistaken, I state this because without a hard drive you will not have an os. hence them replacing the hard drive being covered by warranty when as far as they are aware there is none, it is what they are considering. If you lost the hard drive they need to determine if replacing it is in there best interest as your warrenty prabobly will not cover a missing hard drive.
Get out your vista os disk call them back and explain whats going on if your warrenty is still covering your system that is. They will assist you on getting it back online. or you can try and get the error messages that are being generated and we will be happy to assist you.
you can do restore incase you use Windows XP,
1.click start-->programs-->accessories-->system tools
2.click on system restore
3.choose the back date or the same date(incase you deleted only sound driver)
4.click next and let it complete the process
5.it should restart your windows and everything should work
** incase still problem then go more backward