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Sound!!! Help!!! Every time I load XP Pro on a new or used HD the sound dissappears. The ability to adjust sound is gone and the images of the speakers or microphone are greyed out. Untouchable. The sound card is there. I had sound before. I try locating drivers and turning eerything sound related that I can find on. Still no go. Help please. Sir Bruce

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May be you should install you Sound Card installer again!

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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