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My sound suddeny stopped working.

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Hiya. I hope this is the right forum. Lemme start from the top. The problem started when i uninstalled the C-Media WDM Audio Drivers from add/remove programs. (stupid move, i know.. Don't ask. o.o) Upon rebooting,it gave me an error saying something like "error loading cmicnfg," & i had no sound, so i started searching Google for help on d/ling the drivers again, where i came up this site

Upon reading the opinions on that site about how the drivers i uninstalled weren't that great in the first place,yet were hard to completely remove from a system, I followed the directions in the posts about how to completely remove all traces of the drivers from the system so i could install different drivers. When i completed the steps, i still had no sound, & since that time, I have tried more then 20 different drivers of various types, including the same exact one i uninstalled, to no avail. My sound refuses to come back.

My processor is a AMD Sempron 1500 MHz, 2200+ w/ 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)

Motherboard Name: ECS K7VTA3 v6 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Lan)

Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT8367 Apollo KT333

my current Audio Adapter: VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (might be pointless, since i need to remove it anyways.)

I'm not sure what other info would help in regards to this.. I tried driver updates for the motherboard & chipsets as well, & my roommate has also been working on this problem to no avail. I also tried doing a system restore to before i uninstalled the drivers, but for some reason, it wouldn't let me do so. It simply went thru the motions, rebooted, & when i signed back on, all it told me was the it could not do the system restore, & gave no more information.

Thats about all the info i can think of at the moment. Hopefully someone can help me out. It's driving me mad.
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Download Everest and see what audio driver you have. From here you should be able to find the correct drivers. If not post back.
That's actually the program i just used to find out my other info. The thing is, i d/led the sound drivers for my motherboard right from ECS's website. My comp has on-board sound, btw, i think i forgot to mention that. I installed the drivers from ECS's site, installed them ok, (there were no error messages or anything, only the prompt to reboot) but when i rebooted, there was still no sound. o.o;
Try using the Realtek AC'87 audio drivers. I have an ECS board and they work fine for me.

I wouldn't recommend downloading from their website as they have really bad bandwidth and would take a while, download them from Here .

This website has much faster downloads in my experience.

Hopes this helps.
i've actually tried those drivers already, to no avail. Still no sound.
You have to make sure all the cmedia files are removed completely before updating/renewing the AC97 drivers.
i actually did remove all the files, or so i thought.. the website i posted a link to in my first post had step by step instructions on how to do just that, & i did it twice now. o_O;;
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