hello peoples. i am new around these parts. i recently had some malware issues on my computer and in the process of ridding myself of it my soundcard somehow broke. i am almost positive i deleted some sort of windows driver for it, but it's showing up in my control panel and hardware devices. for some reason it's not showing up in the drop down list for Default Device in either playback or record. also, my Sndvol32 doesn't seem to work anymore.
when i try to play an mp3 in windows media player, i get an error message saying the device is either not working, being used by another app or is not being found.
the card is a Creative SB Live! Value (WDM) that came with a DELL Dimension 8200.
any help anyone here could give would be highly appreciated. thanks in advance.