SoundI don't know if this will help but I have noticed my sound being garbled, and thought it was a mysterious program in the background interfering. Nope. I upgraded SP2, had so many problems, I then uninstalled it. Then it came to me, you know, I think my sound was working great while I was using SP2. So I reinstalled it, my sound is fine which leads me to believe one of windows xp previous updates ruined my sound. As much as I hate, and always blame MS, I did not think it was a problem caused by a minor update, nor MS at all.
Silly me. I have everything functioning properly now except I my printer won't work on SP2. So sound v. Printer. Well, I have a desktop PC attached to my printer so I will just have to use that to print. I also have very low quality, very light, (like a doc printed in draft mode). I downloaded the fonts from MS, no luck. This appears in avery app I run. Sucks. So to answer your sound problems, go back and uninstall all the updates you made from Windows, and start over again. Add one update at a time until you see the sound problem come back.
On another note, I now hate Toshiba as much as MS. I wanted to reload the fonts from my Toshiba only Windows XP disc. Can't find it. Called Toshiba and they said they never ever included a windows xp disk. Bull. I can visual it in my mind; it's red. This was over two years ago, so some of you might not have the disc. They sent me some restore discs to bring my laptop HD back to it's original condition. Nope, not gonna do that. By the way, the XP disc came when I bought the laptop.
So I go to MS, and enter in my serial number, and before even be allowed to enter a request for a new disc, the message displayed, you have a Toshiba version of Windows XP, please call Toshiba. I am sorry, doesn't this stuff piss you off. I KNOW I HAD THE WINOWS XP disc. The disc also has backup software that I want o try, but it was not loaded on my original PC. In order to do that, it says I need to insert my Windows xp cd.
I bought a new laptop because it had windows xp on it. That is one reason why I bought it, so I can use XP. I think under these circumstances, consumers should not be breaking the law if we copy the Windows XP disc amongst us who have it, or have had it. They aren't playing fair, why should we. If anybody wants or has a copy of windows XP Home edition, don't be afraid to ask my next question. Will anybody copy their Toshiba'a XP Home Edition disc, and send it to me? I'll pay you the shipping and some more. I really don't think this is illegal, I have a legal right to that disc, and if this went to court, Toshiba and MS would lose, but I don't have the resources to sue them. What's also important to remeber that if you USE XP, or any MS OS, things just get screwy over time, and it is necessary to do a new reinstall of the operating system only, not my apps or data files. This is common. Everybody knows that. Even MS will tell you to do a complete reinstall when
things go astray as MS OS's always do.
Sorry about the rant. Regarding the sound problem, other than what I said before, try re-installing windows XP if you have the disc. That should have the correct drivers to get the sound going. Btw, I also went to Toshiba's website to get a new sound driver, it did not fix my sound problem.
To those of you still reading please send me a copy of Windows XP home edition for Toshiba's only. I know some of you have it, because I did!
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