No internet audio, registry problem
Posted on 2011-05-10
I have a Sony Vaio laptop that I’ve restored to the factory original XP Home Edition from the restore partition on the hard drive. There is no audio working on the internet (IE6, IE8 & Google Chrome), for example on YouTube. Audio still works fine when opening audio file on my computer’s hard drive, or CDs, or during bootup and shutdown.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Flash Player 10 with no improvement. I have examined the registry and found that there is only one entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Drivers32. It is Name = ab(Default), Type = REG_SZ, Data = (value not set).
I right click and select New > String Value and the default entry created is Type = ab(New Value #1), Type = REG_SZ, Data = (value not set). Then I change the Type of the new entry to wavemapper, but I get the following error message, “The Registry Editor cannot rename New Value #1. The specified value name already exists. Type another name and try again.
Next I go to the top of the Registry Editor and I click on Edit and select Find…, and enter wavemapper in the Find what: field, with Look at Keys, Values, and Data all selected. But it finds nothing.
It seems like the missing entry in the registry is the problem, but I can’t get it to accept my modifications. What am I doing wrong?