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Old 23rd August 2006, 18:16   #1  |  Link
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No windows sounds after uninstalling FFDshow

I have kind of an odd situation that happened yesterday. I was just doing some routine maintenance, cleaning off a few programs I don't really use on this computer, and defragmented my hard drive. I don't think any of the programs were anything that had to do with sound, except for FFDshow, so I am going blame that as the culprit. Basically, none of my normal windows startup/shutdown/beeps or sounds work, however I can play music and stuff just fine in Winamp or Windows Media Player. Another odd thing, which is probably linked to this, is that I can not adjust the volume with my keyboard controls anymore, however I can adjust it in the NVIDIA NVmixer in the taskbar.

Basically thus far I have reinstalled FFDshow to see if that helped, which it didn't. I uninstalled the NVidia NForce4 drivers and reinstalled, that didn't work. Manually installed a few of the default audio codecs, which all had been erased (when checked in Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Hardware/Audio Codecs/Properties) everything was gone. So I found a website which told how to reinstall default audio codecs, and did so - but still no success. I know it is not a huge deal to not have startup sounds/beeps/etc, or to not be able to adjust the volume with the keyboard, but it is still annoying enough to get under my skin. I don't assume anyone else has ever had a similar problem or might know how to fix this without doing a whole fresh installation of Windows? Thanks in advance!
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Old 23rd August 2006, 19:02   #2  |  Link
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Try this registry script. Taken from a clean XP SP2 install. That should fix your system sound problem.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]
MPC-HC 1.9.22
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Old 23rd August 2006, 19:36   #3  |  Link
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You are my new best friend for the day! Worked like a charm, at least in getting my sounds back. For some reason I still can't adjust the volume with the keyboard. I uninstalled and reinstalled MS Intellitype already. Any suggestions (or registry scripts?) to fix that?

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Old 17th November 2006, 15:46   #4  |  Link
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thanks clsid and SiKKo
i spent 20 days trying to found a solution...till i recalled uninstalling ffdshow...
as we would say here in croatia... svaka vam dala
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Old 1st December 2006, 22:20   #5  |  Link
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Ha! This fixed an issue I was having too. Thanks a bunch!
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