Okokokokokokokokokokok so! I can't uninstall a bad driver it won't let me. I go into Add/Remove Programs, find it (IT IS "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver" with the picture of the crab logo on the left), then I see that it is about 48mb so it's probably doin' it's thing (being a driver), and I think, well, people told me to delete it, but I never did and since my sound doesn't work I should try, BUT IT WON'T LET ME!!! It says (when I click on remove) "Setup.exe has encountered some problems so it needs to close". WTF???!?!?!?! Other uninstalls work perfectly!! :bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl:
Edit: BTW whats a BIOs update do for me?
The best way to unistall a driver is to go into the control pannel>system>hardware>device manager>look for the sounds and audio devices drop down menu>and right click on the driver, and delete it.
What marv said, except I believe it's "Uninstall" you want, I don't remember there being a "Delete" option in device manager.
or try it in safe mode, if those don't work, which they probably will.
Your confusuing me. My control panel just consists of programs. No drop down menus, just a list of programs.
At the top left there will be an option with something about a classic view. Click that and lots more icons will appear, including the System icon that Marv mentioned, then follow his instructions.
Ok, I did that, but I don't know what to delete! I have one called "Audio Codec" one called "Legacy Audio Drivers" and one called Realtek High Definition Audio" (which btw has a yellow exclamation point on the icon).
There's your problem. The Realtek driver isn't installed properly, uninstall that one.
Are you sure it's a driver and not a piece of hardware? :eek:
The only way to uninstall hardware is to phyisically remove it from your computer.
The 'Realtek High Definition Audio' is the driver for the hardware. As Archaon said, uninstall it then reinstall it.