Earlier this evening, I visited Something Awful like I usually do on Tuesdays and Fridays (I like the Photoshop gags). Well, tonight they featured their “Fake S/A” gag in which it appears that their website has been hijacked.
The fake page was full of annoying Flash and Quicktime elements and so forth.
My computer did not like this one bit. The browser crashed. I re-booted and found that my display adapter was “missing” as was the mouse controls and sound.
I’m not saying the site did this to my computer, but it was the last site I visited before the problems started.
After fiddling around for about an hour, I was able to restore the video and mouse controls. I still do not have any sound. The speaker icon is missing from the systray. I tried “removing” the audio device and having the system “find” it. Didn’t help. I tried to go through the control panel, but it tells me there are no sound devices in my system. The speakers themselves work, but no program that uses sound (Media player, for example) will work.
Attempts at using Restore have failed. The system refuses to recognize any previously set restore points. This is unrelated since Restore is iffy at best. I’ve had to reset that feature twice before.
Here’s my setup:
1.2 Ghz AMD Athlon
Any clues on how to fix my sound?