cmicnfg.cpi sound driver corrupted XP OS



Sound stopped after loading the Microsoft website download C-Media WDM
Audio Driver. I have XP Pro and Realtek ALC650 Audio for MSI K7N2-L
Motherboard on self built computer. I failed to repair after trying
1.cannot restore system to earlier date (no change after going back a
2.Cannot restore driver in device manager to earlier drive (no past
3.Cannot restore after Google search following postings that cleaned
system using regedit, removed cmirndrv.exe, etc. Removed C-Media in
device manager and immediately installed Realtec APA397 which was
downloaded from Realtec website. No sound on reboot and then the
C-Media driver reinstalled itself.
4.Can't find Microsoft instructions or other software that repairs
bad sound drivers.
5.C-Media download acts like a virus that is hard (or impossible) to
What sound driver repair or restore method will work? tomshare Please
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Richard Urban

How many times, and in how many groups are you going to post this. I am at
the point where I am about to killfile you.

Go back to your original thread and continue the topic from within there.
Posting the exact same question dozens of times only get people angry at



Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


I do it because responses die out. I add more details in new posting.
Suggest other tech forums that can provide the right answer. thanks

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