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PowerDVD DX 8.1 on Windows Vista Sound Not Working, Other Sound Including Windows Media Player Working Fine

A client of mine had me troubleshoot a problem on one if his Windows Vista laptops running PowerDVD DX 8.1 to play DVD’s from the internal DVD drive. I have used PowerDVD in the past but it has been awhile so I wasn’t exactly sure what the problem was right away. He said that one of his sons had been messing with the *function button along with the number keys at the top and the sound stopped working. I looked through each of the possibilities and nothing made sense that could have caused the sound to quit working.

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Upgrade a Linksys WRT54G Version 5 Wireless Router Firmware

Upgrading a Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router is a bit more complicated than most of the other Linksys WRT54G wireless routers. It is not as easy as downloading a dd-wrt .bin file and uploading it via the router administration GUI. Instead you must first install some other bin files to wipe the wireless router clean and then install the dd-wrt software.

Follow these instructions and your wireless router will be running dd-wrt software in no time.