Hi I’m hoping someone can help me out, I have an old acer aspire 5050 laptop I use for work and a month ago the sound began to stutter like playing a cd when it starts to skip. Now it won’t work at all when I open task manager there is no sign of the onboard audio chips set. I’m no expert but I’m also far from a computer numpty. I’ve tried to do a system restore and I’ve tried to reinstall the driver and run windows update, If it was a desk top with a PCI sound card I’d swear someone had removed it. Also at the same time or around that time the CPU began to reach 100% very easily when using programmes I’ve ran a virus check and done the msconfig disabling pretty much everything also I’ve uninstalled pretty much every program but the CPU still reaches 100% easily making the computer very slow. It’s fine if I’m just browsing the net or using MS word but try and use stuff like Nero or adobe pdf and it just freezes or runs slow. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer as it’s got me beat.