I am trying to recover from a recent virial outbreak on my computer. At least I think that is what caused all my problems. I have run Spybot Search + Destroy, a-squared, Ad-Aware, Avira AntiVir personal Edition, and Avg. There were several virus programs on my computer all of which I had deleted. Still suffering problems though even after all that. On the day I downloaded AIM my sound stopped working and my computer is still making noises like it is doing heavy computing from time to tim but no program seems to be doing much of anything. I have windows Vista Basic. Down in the right hand corner of the task bar the white speaker icon has a small red and white x next to it. I have Realtek HD Audio manager. When I right click on the orange speaker icon in the task bar that represents Realtek HD Audio manager and click on audio devices it takes me to a window called sound. By right clicking in this window and clicking Show Disabled Divices a device called Sterio Mix is displayed any atempt to enable this device will not work. Right clicking the Realtek HD Audio manager icon and clicking on volume control displays a window of the same name. This window claims No audio device is installed. Going through task manager in the services tab clicking a button called services at the bottom will bring me to a new window. In this new window is a program called windows audio. When I try to start windows audio I recieve this error message 0x80070005:Access is denied. I also am unable to perform a backup to a later point in time. Not that that matters because the backup to a piont when this wasn't a problem has dissapered. I also dissables a few dll's that seemed to be causing my computer problems but the sound was not effected. I also deleted a mystery program called icehccxydo. Oh also now my live messenger from MSN wont allow me to sign in.