getting back audio devices and drivers after they go poof.
Here is what I did. I spent several days trying to get help from microsoft. Their so called help site is CRAP. Finally ! Prompted by an answer from someone on the Web, that idd not work for me , here is what I did that succeeded.
If you have Windows.
Go to your start and click on Programs or in some caes All programs
In the coulmn that comes up
go to accessories
That will open a series that has system tools
Move arrow to system tools and to the right a column will appear
In that column go to system restore
Click on system restore
a screen will appear with a calendar in it
Go to a date that preceded the download that caused you the problem or in other words before you lost your audio and drivers.
Click on that date in the calendar
The screen will take you throught the rest
The system will go through a restore process to take it back to the date you select. Be patient.
It will also shut down then come back up. You will hear the results when it starts back up.
I am no computer guru or anywhere close but this worked for me when nobody with Microsoft/windows , no one had an answer that worked on my computer.
MY THANKS TO ALL WHO OFFERED SOLUTIONS , EVEN THOUGH THEY DID NOT WORK SPECIFICALLY FOR ME. WHAT THEY DID WAS GET ME THINKING IN THE RIGHT/SUCCESSFUL DIRECTION.
MY BEST WISHES TO ALL. THIS SITE IS THE SITE THAT GOT ME GOING IN A DIRECTION THAT WORKED FOR ME. I HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU.
IF YOU ARE NOT SUCCESFUL WITH WHAT I HAVE SENT , LET ME KNOW WHERE IT FAILS IN THE PROCESS. I WILL RETRACE MY STEPS AND SEE IF I CAN HELP. THIS IS A VERY FRUSTRATING PROBLEM.
MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR
FROM THE OLD DUMB ASSED COUNTRY BOY