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No audio from external speakers

After windows automatic updates on 7/21/09, on my Dell D430 laptop running on XP pro, the external speakers on my laptop no longer work...the earphones still have all of the sounds / audio that I would expect.

However the external speakers that are connected via a docking station no longer produce audio. They worked fine yesterday.

Perhaps the win update I ran this morning did something to create a conflict with the docking station?

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To find out if it's the windows update that did it, you could to a system restore. Press the start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Then you choose Restore computer to an earlier time. This will give you a small calendar, which have some numbers in bold font. Choose the latest restore point.

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