I'm no computer genius, but I knew that having unused programmes on my laptop can't be helping my running speed etc, so in a bid to be quicker I decided to have a clean up. I went into my add/remove programmes and got rid of a few things... - MSN messenger - Adobe Photoshop - And a few other things I deemed unnecessary. After that I had no sound. I tired a system restore, nothing, and I've been on the acer website and downloaded the audio driver, still nothing. I'm running XP, as I tried vista and my laptop didn't take to kindly to this upgrade. So any help would be very much appreciated. I'm not a major rush, so if it take a week or so of process of elimination I honestly don't mind, its just terrible sat with a silent laptop. Thanks a lot, Eleanor.