Sound does not work. Under the properties of sounds and Audio, peripheral devices by default "sound" is grayed out.

Original title: audio device problem
just reinstalled windows xp.  Sound does not work.  Under the properties of sounds and Audio, peripheral devices by default "sound" is grayed out.  Microsoft Fix it, but the best I get is "do not set as default audio device.  The lack of sound recording does show a device.  Ideas?  BTW, I sometimes get static noises out of the speakers.



I suggest you to follow the steps from the link and check if it helps.

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