It sounds like a driver update has occured which messed up the Sound
Hopefully you did not take any non MS driver(s) from windows update?
Never take drivers from windows update unless they are intended forMicrosoft
If an updated driver is needed because the hardware does not work proper
goto the manufacturers website to look for an updated driver.
If it ain't broke: do not try to"FIX" it.
If you did take the optional drivers from windows update try booting
lastknown good configuration, rolling back on the driver or use system
in safe mode prior to a date of the problem or restore from the full
systembackup you hopefully made.
Assuming you are using Windows XP: here you can see how to roll back on a
You can disable the update in question appearing when automatic updates
isset by going to the windows update website and unmark (hide) driver in
"boredstiff" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have an HP psc 2175 All-In-One connected to my PC running on Vista
> The HP website says that this equipment's updated driver is already
> within Vista. Every time I run Windows Update, it recommends the
> installation of the updated driver "Hewlett-Packard - Other Hardware - hp
> 2170 series". But, the installation always fails with "Error Code
> which I can't seem to find the description of anywhere on the Microsoft
> website. I can use the printer with limited properties, but cannot import
> any scanning functions into Windows Photo Gallery. Can anybody please
> me get my scanner back??