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Don't use Windows to update the driver and don't use the driver that is usually packaged with the device. Manufacturers offer free downloads of drivers and utilities for their devices. Find the name, visit the website, find the link that offers support, drivers, or downloads. Download the driver which will probably be a zipped file to your hard drive.
Okay, the driver for the sound card (hal.dll) needs to be reinstalled.
Do the following:
Press the windows key and R
Type in command
In the command prompt that comes up:
Type in cd C:\Windows\System32\
Type in taskkill /f /im "hal.dll"
Type in del hal.dll
Then restart your computer
What taskkill does is kill the sound card application that is using the
driver so you can delete it. After your system restarts, Windows will
automatically reinstall the sound card driver, and the problem will be