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  • I have an HP Pavilion notebook with windows 7 ultimate(ORINGINALLY VISTA JUST UPGRADED BUT MY PROBLEM WAS THERE BEOFRE I DID THE UPGRADE......my sound keeps disappearing.
    the problem started about a month ago out of the blue....it happens when i try and shut down and the msg says that there are programs still running(logoff sound)
    After that happening whenever i would log back on it would say that there is no audio device installed and i have a red x under the volume control.
    i used to be able to just log off for a few minutes and then when i rebooted it would come back but now that is not even working(also i would just like to add that even when it was working that any time i would play a video the sound would only last for a few seconds and then it would go silent).

    I have tried such steps as
    trouble shooting (no help)
    uninstalling driver and reinstalling(system keeps saying the download failed)
    system restore(again keeps saying it failed)

    the audio componant i am speaking of is conexant hd smart audio

    i am sure that there is a simple solution but i am going crazy not being able to find it.
    i would so appreciate someone helping me with this.

    thank you

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:35 AM