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I have installed Wubi on my laptop and it was working well, so I decided to mend it.
Actually, Skype was very unclear and so I did a random Google search and found a post referencing .asoundrc with some script, which I copied and saved on my hard drive somewhere. I lost the instructions half way along and there was a note about "4800 on the fly" or words to that effect. This part of the instructions, I failed to follow and that's what led me to this point.
I then went in and tried to locate and delete anything referencing .asoundrc and deleted the contents of a file, but was unable to delete the file itself.
The sound with the exception of Skype was previously working well. Now, there is no sound at all in any application. I seem to have turned it off completely.
Is there a way I can recover sound? I could uninstall then reinstall Wubi, but I successfully set up WiFi and have things arranged the way I like them, so would rather only do that as a last resort.
This is my first experience with Linux and indeed with anything technical to do with the computer, so please explain things very slowly to me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by 42MuskhamSt; 06-30-2011 at 09:31 PM.