why cant I hear sound on my computer after I

February 20, 2011 at 21:10:39
Specs: Windows XP
My computer had a virus so it had to be erased. Now There isn't any sound. I bought a sound card and installed it. The computer reads that it has a sound card now but I still cant hear any sound. What didn't I do?

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February 21, 2011 at 01:05:19
Mbradley10, a couple of things come to mind. Sure it was a virus and not a worm/trojan? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running. Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Next is the card itself. Have the proper drivers (update to be sure). Take a look at it's properties and be sure nothing's muted or set too low.
Ed in Texas

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February 21, 2011 at 13:15:33
Did you reinstall your motherboard drivers that came with your pc that could be the problem alltogether


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