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Audio driver I have recently changed by broadband connection from AOL o2 and had to uninstall all AOL contents. Now I have my PC with no sound and am trying to install multimedia Audio Controller as it must have been deleted. My PC is e-machine 370 could you help me find a driver for this. my e-mail is R19mcc@o2.co.uk Thanks

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  • r19mcc Feb 06, 2008

    Thanks very much for your help.....i have had aol on my pc since 2002 and found them to be the same as you...and as you said i do have a few aol folders which my pc is refusing to delete at present......thanks for your good advice as i now have sound again...

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Aol (or as it's sometime called, The Aol virus) may not (very likely) has not been completely uninstalled from your machine. That should not be the problem you are experiencing but stranger things have happened and (at a later date) you might wish to use Regedit (very carefully) and do a search for "AOL" - deleting those keys. Also delete any folder titled AOL. So much for the trivia problem although it wasn't trivia at one time and caused (with an earlier version of AOL many years ago) a major mess. By the way....67% of the geeks use Firefox as there browser. You might like it and it's FREE. Onward...With no disrespect for E-Machines prior models than what I hope is your new one...were very popular in repair shops...if it eventually has a motherboard problem it's strongly suggested you replace the motherboard (or any other failing component) with a name brand manufacturer (and hey...maybe upgrade at the same time).

Back to your problem...assuming you are connected to the internet go to device manager and see what is not installed...(the exclamation mark). Reinstall those drivers.
If you don't know how bug me or simply do a search on the internet for ....."how to install drivers".

Also.....normally drivers don't disappear...you might want to run SCANDISK in thorough mode (if available with your operating system) to fix any problems.

Failing both of these steps (and I would run scandisk before I reinstalled the driver) you could have a file corruption problem with your Operating system....not knowing which one you have try to do - in this order- a repair, a restore, a reinstall (be careful with the latter as you may have to reinstall all your applications). Note: Sometimes you can do a reinstall with a slash command and only reinstall the system files. This is OS dependent.

By the way....I would not rule out AOL having caused this problem. I personally used them when they were the only act in town....and waited as many as 10 hours to get connected, paid exorbitant fees, and will never forgive Steve Case (who finally got his one way ticket home). Hope this helps...Tango

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