Power DVD took over my sound card
It seems that the operation of that software takes over the operation of the way the sound card is addressed. The DVD software ware obviously made some registry entries, that were acting on this, and were not reverted after the uninstallation.
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Make a restore point, and back up the registry to be safer. Re-install the DVD software, and carefully look through all of its properties, and set-ups, where you may be have some type of option to not have this software to be active to have the sound. Also, look in the properties of the sound setup. It may be as simple as changing something in the volume control properties. You can easily get to the volume control properties by double clicking on the speaker symbol in the right side of the toolbar. The main system sound properties have locations in both the control panel section, and in the hardware properties.
Jerry G. ======
I just fitted a new CDRW-DVDRW which came with Power DVD 5 which I installed and it worked fine. Suddenly I discovered that other applications would only produce sound throught my sound card when Power DVD was running.
Winamp, Real Player, Windows Media Player, system sounds, DX Diagnostic, games etc produced NO sound unless Power DVD was on. If I hit the Power DVD mute button, the sound (in any other application) was muted. If I exited Power DVD, the sound was cut. (The PC speaker was unaffected!)
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I uninstalled Power DVD but still nothing produced any sound at all! I had to revert to the previous Restore Point to get things back the way they were. Is this a known problem with Power DVD? Or I am missing something else obvious? How can I reinstall Power DVD and be sure I won't lose every other application that needs the sound card?
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