I updated my sound and video drivers and installed DirectX 8 from the Microsoft update site. Now my computer has no sound. I went through the troubleshooting program. Everything seems fine except in the control panel, under multimedia, there are no playback or recording devices listed. I ran across a discussion board where someone recommended a site that enables you to uninstall DirectX 8. It looks intimidating to me. The site is http://www1.freewebs.com/firecat/ I'm afraid of causing more problems. Is this the best solution?