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How do I restore Sound?

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I recently uninstalled  programs and reduced the number of programs that open at start up. After I did this, I have no sound. I have no audio device. There is nothing in device mgr. Downloaded the soundmax integrated digital audio driver for Windows XP. I get the error message windows audio service has been enabled! please restart your computer and run the soundmax installer again.  I attempted to restore computer to 10/28 when I had no problems and date not available. The computer is not muted.Do you have any ideas as to what I can do to restore sound?
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You might try running SFC /SCANNOW or a Repair.
Both require your OS CD and about fifteen minutes.
SFC SCANNOW
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
XP Repair:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
A Repair is not designed to overwrite data but you should take precautions.
If you decide to go another route and your sound card is not integrated on the motherboard you may have some luck doing the following.
Turn your system off and unplug the power.
Remove the sound card. Plug the power cord back into the system and boot.
After you are completely logged in, select shutdown. Again, remove the power from the pc and replace your sound card. Plug the power cord back into the system and reboot.
Windows should detect your sound card at this point. If so, you should be able to reinstall your drivers. Make sure that you have the correct drivers for your sound card.
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