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Old 03-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, just to let you all know that I AM NOT IN ANY WAY AN EXPERT in this but i have years of experience using windows that means that i do know the thousands of problems everyone encounters while using them.

So, basicly, you are using Safe Mode in windows either because you get blue screen or because of some other reasons... And you have browsed the web and you everyone said you cant get sound in safe mode... Well, you CAN. At least it worked for me. This is how

Google Universal audio driver for windows xp

Chose the second thing that you get in the list. Download it
Download Realtek AC97 Audio Codec Driver A3.97 Driver for Windows 9X/ME/NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista/XP X64/2008 - Softpedia

Install this and you should now be able to have sound in safe mode. At least it worked for me.

Then again i repeat i am not an expert so do not get your hopes up to much... Hope this will help at least someone.

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Thanks for the tip, but Safe Mode is a Trouble Shooting bootup option, with limited drivers installed. Safe Mode is not meant to be used for normal computer operation, hence you do not need to have sound. If you install the wrong driver for your sound card you will disable it in Normal Mode.
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