i recently ran all of my adware/spyware programs and found a lot of threats to my computer. as i usually do, i deleted everything that showed up. i dont know if the adware is tied in with my problem. i have sound on my computer, like alerts and things. but i dont have any other audio. and i cant get to it at all. i right click on the volume icon on my task bar, and it says "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to control panel, click printers and other hardware, and then click add hardware....this program will now close.". ive followed the instructions it gave me to the best of my ability. my system isnt set up exactly how it described. anyhow, i went to add hardware, and it searched for hardware that is on my computer but that hasnt been added yet or something like that, and then it says "have you already connected this hardware to your computer: yes...., no..." im not really sure what it is asking, obviously its not reffering to anything specific that can be duely noted. i dont really know what to do. any help would be much appreciated, thanks.