I've been dealing with sort of a strange issue with a friend's computer, it seems there is some sort of infection that is preventing the sound hardware from functioning. The drivers are installed and the devices are functioning properly. I know it's an infection because SpyBot and Malwarebytes won't start. It's probably registry corruption but I can't seem to find the exact problem. There is also a redirect problem with his browser but I can't run any software. So I'm gonna head back over there next week with BART CD's to see if I can remove the bulk of the infections, but I'd like to see if I can get him somewhere in the mean time. I've dealt with this type of thing before but I just reformatted since there was no personal data on the computer. I'm trying to avoid doing the same thing this time around, although it may come to a repair install. Any help would be great... even if I can get SpyBot working at least it's something before I go over and run BART.