Sound + Admin problem


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I have this computer since October '09 working with Vista. Right before christmas I updated to W7 Famillial Premium and problems started. First, sometimes after I wake up the comp from hibernation mode, I have no sound. If I restart it, the sound will come back. Also, it looks like it happends when I am leaving a CD in it but I do not know if it's linked or not. Second, I recently bought the two addons for Borderlands (the zombie island and the underdome) and I wasn't able to download the files in the HDD saying that I need admin rights to do so. The thing is: I am the only admin on the comp and simply the only account on the computer. It also does the same thing when i try to extract anything directly on the HDD, BUT, it doesn't ask that if I do it in a folder (for example: program files). I don't really know what to do and I looked on others but it doesn't really help.
Here are the specs:

Windows 7 Famillial premium x64
Model Aspire M7720
Processor Intel I7-920
HDD 1 To
Graphics GeForce GT 220
Sound Realtek but i don't know the model

So, yeah. Please help me.

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Hi and welcome to the forums !

1. Visit your audio manufacturer's site to download and install latest driver and software. Update your system too.

2. Control Panel - Device Manager - look at Power Management settings for Network Card, WiFi, Modem,
and other devices. (Double click the device and Power Management Tab)

Set ALL power plans to the default.


Let us face facts, Sleep and Hibernate will never be 100% reliable. For any given machine, they either work 99.9% of the time, or their failure rate is so high you have to abandon power management.


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Thank you. And for my Administrator problem ?

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