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No sound Hi, I deleted some files from my computer, and I messed up something because I have no sound. I cant seem to find any drivers to fix the problem. Do you think you can point me in the right direction?

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Re: no sound

Go to your computer manufacturers website. They will have them there. Or else post the manufacturer make and model number of your computer. I will search for them.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Iv just formatted my pc but cant hear anything on it now as i cant find the install disk for the speakers plz help

Hi jamesjoyce1
You have deleted the sound driver . Go for it on the sound card manufacturer's site .
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Sep 05, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Qp.res file is missing.fatal error.

It seems that you have deleted something from your computer. For a simple fix go to Start -> Run -> msconfig and hit Open. Click the selective startup radio button then click on the startup tab. See if there are any references of the stuff that you recently deleted and un check them.
If that does not help use a good Windows registry cleaning (or fixing) software and use to scan and remove any of the remnants of the software you removed. This can also help.

Jul 13, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Cant get sound to work

Hello welcome to Fixya, there several reasons that can cause the sound not to work on your computer.The first thing you should do is to check the volume on your computer to make sure that the volume is up and if you keyboard has volume button make sure that the volume is up.If you done all of this and still can't hear no sound please go to the manufacturer website and download the sound drivers for your computer. You can also download the sound drivers from other websites such as:
Please remember that if you see the word audio drivers that also mean sound drivers.
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Jun 10, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How to replace missing cmicnfg.cpl file

This error occurs after trying to uninstall the updated (and overrated) C-Media WDM Audio Driver for onboard sound that appears after upgrading to XP SP2 and/or going to WindowsUpdate. Likely the driver didn't work, so you tried uninstalling the driver and were going to put back the old Realtek AC'97 driver, but couldn't get rid of the updated driver.

To fix: Start, Run, type in "regedit" (no quotes), and delete the cmaudio string from
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. This makes it so it will not run on startup and try to find the cpl file that was deleted during the uninstall or not installed correctly by the installer in the first place, whichever your case depending on when you started seeing the error. If your sound was working perfectly before this, you are done. To get your sound working again if it isn't, read on -

While still in the registry editor, click on the top computer icon in the Registry Editor to highlight it (so that it will do a complete search of the registry and not just from your present point forward), do a Find (Ctrl+F) and find and delete all KEYS related to cmaudio and C-Media, not just the string entries, but the KEYS, except for that entry in the Run key I mentioned above, just delete the cmaudio string for that one.

Delete the string "CMCPlus" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls to get rid of the Control Panel icon, and delete the file it points to that resides in C:\Windows\System32.

Download this remove utility from

and run the file you find in the zip file - it can be ran without extracting it from the zip. Take out the C-Media Audio Driver line.

-- NOTE: This utility is for taking the name out of the Add/Remove Programs section only, and does not remove it from your computer, but it is very useful for issues like this when we are MANUALLY uninstalling a program to take it out of the Programs list and should work in 98/ME/2000/XP.

Delete these files from the C:\Windows\System32 directory (or "System" directory for Win98)


Delete everything you can readily delete in C:\Temp, C:\WINDOWS\prefetch (XP only), C:\WINDOWS\Temp, and C:\Documents and Settings\%YourName%\Local Settings\Temp (2000 and XP only), so that there will not be any files left for it to try to recover the driver from. You will likely have to leave things that start with hsperfdata_ and Perflib_Perfdata_***.dat files if you find them, but should be able to delete most others without changing attributes.

Now open the Device Manager (Right-click "My Computer", hit "Manage", then find Device Manager in the Computer Management console). Right-click the C-Media WDM driver under Sound, video, and game controllers, hit Uninstall. Then right-click the top computer icon listed there with your hostname beside it, hit "Scan for hardware changes". It should install a generic "Multimedia Audio Controller" instead of the "C-Media WDM Audio Driver", though you might see that C-Media Audio for just an instant before it reverts back to a generic driver (if it stays, you'll have to go back through the registry again, delete the system files again, and do a full search of your hard drive for those files so they don't get re-copied again). From here you can download your specific Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver setup.exe file here or use your motherboard's installation CD to re-install and you should have sound again.

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Oct 07, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Deleting a file from desktop .

  • Restart the computer and try to delete it.
  • get in to safe mode and try delete it.
  • Disable all the sevices and try to delete it.
  • try to delete it from command prompt.
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there are some utility software for microsoft platform, you can get them and remove your files, some kind of these programs is just for remove such as these files

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Sound asus


You seems to be lacking sound card driver.
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Oct 13, 2008 | Operating Systems

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Problems with Symantec\subEng

Sometimes Windows stores important files on a computer that are necessary to run propertley. I strongly suggest you not to delete it because you might end up messing up your entire computer. If you want to clean up disk space instead I will give you exact instructions.
1: Go to Start and Go to Control Panel.
2:Go to Clean up disk.

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Jun 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I would try running one of the free online scans by someone like Mcafee or PCCillin, you can run these without actually buying the software. They will help you see if you have any issues.
As for the file you cannot delete. It is likely that this file has been locked hence your not able to remove it. There is a free handy program called unlocker that may help if you search for this on google and install it, you can then right click on the file and you will have a new unlocker option, choose this and you can then unlock the file, and even try and delete the file from this program.
Hope this helps. Please note I have no idea what your file it so I cant guarantee that if you remove this file everything will still work, as long as your sure its ok to delete the method above should work.


Jan 24, 2008 | Operating Systems

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