Hi, I'm DaMoogle and I'm here with an odd problem. Today, Windows Update got some updates for Excel 2003, IE7, and Outlook. I've tried to download them multiple times, but they will not install properly. In fact, when I clicked install, the yellow icon disappeared from the taskbar (i.e it did not hide itself), but the computer appeared normal until I clicked on volume control. Then, I got a message saying "There are no active mixer devices available." I got this message in the past, so I simply restarted the computer. Everything worked fine, but somehow Windows XP forgot that I already tried to install the updates. So I tried two more times, but on the third time something really weird happened. I went through the usual steps(install, wait, check volume control), but this time I was on Youtube while using Firefox. I wanted to adjust the volume settings, so I went to Volume Control and got the "no active mixer devices" message, yet my laptop volume settings worked (i.e the external volume buttons on the keyboard) and I still got sound from the sound card. This has never happened to me before. So, how can I install the updates without messing up Volume Control?