I've been working on my kids computer for months now, off and on, thanks to a classic case of good intions going VERY bad. Their computer WAS working just fine until I decided that since I was upgrading the soundcard on my Dell, that it was only fair I give them my old soundcard. BIG mistake! The SB Live I tried putting in their computer was designed specifically for Dell and created a miriad of problems. So, I decided that I would simply remove it and use System Restore, No, it was disabled for some reason. No big deal, right? WRONG! The recovery disk that came with the system wouldn't work. Ok, I can get through this, I'll just use the generic XP disk I have, they aren't online and it has SP2 on it, so no biggie. ALMOST right, it went on ok, updated the most important stuff with my internet connection, but now I have the stupis message "No Active Mixer Devices Availabe.." I've been searching these forums for days, trying every suggestion listed, still no luck. I'm assuming, but not certian it has SOMETHING to do with SP2.
PLEASE help me get the kids off my back, there are 4 of them and they're threatening mutiny and confiscating MY system!!