I've searched for and read many threads on forums about these two issues separately but never together, and I've whittled it down to the EXACT issue.
With my motherboard (asrock n68c-gs) i need to install the windows 7 VIA audio drivers
. After doing so, the "No audio output device is installed" error disappears and I can access the volume icon. Upon reboot though, once I login I get the "C:\...Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable" error. Now this error ONLY occurs when I install an audio driver
that fixes the audio output device error. It also hapened when I installed the realtek 3d blah blah driver, which also fixed the error, but not when I installed the realtek HD audio driver, which didn't fix the problem. The problem IS the correct driver installation, which has to be the most retarded issue I've experienced in the last decade.
Does anyone know how to fix this? I've had to use a restore point every time just to get the desktop back. I've tried solutions such as looking in the location where it says the desktop is unavailable, and also checked regedit User Shell Folders. The registry entries pointed to C:\Users\(my profile)\. Checking it now it gives a variable %USERPROFILE%. Is the fact that it wasn't written using the variable the problem? Thought I'd ask before I change anything. If not, any of solutions?
Thanks in advance.