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I think I deleted some files by mistake - now I have no sound driver. How would I install one? I have Windows XP.

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    Lebanon Raingam Sep 03, 2010

    Could you please let me know the system configuration or model or motherboard model of your computer? Without one of these it's not possible to help you find your sound driver. Thanks

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The simplest way is find out either the pc model and got to the manufacturers web page and download the drivers ffrom there. or alternatively get the motherboard number type it into you internet exploreer and see if the manufacturer has a web page and download the drivers. Then go to you device manager easiest to get there is place your mouse over my computer the right click the icon and go to properties then the haedware tab and then device manager. In here are all the device drivers for the pc if you have any icon with a yellow triangle this indicates a driver problem then highlight the driver that is causing the problem and delete the device. Then scan the computer this option is at the top, the device will be detected then install the drivers.
Note sometimes the computer doesnt pick the device up correctly and this is were it is important you get the driver first so you dont cause yourself problems later .

hope this helps

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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.

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-- 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)

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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.

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