My sound has been working just fine. All of a sudden it stopped working.
Control Panel reports no audio devices, but device manager is showing I have
no problems with my driver. Nonetheless, I removed the driver (RealTek High
Def Audio) and rebooted the machine. It recognized my sound card and added
the driver back in. I went in to Properties for the individual items and
made sure they were set to enabled. Still Control Panel reports no audio
Based on internet searches, I double checked that the Audio service was
automatic and running (yep), that the PnP service was running (yep) and
showing up in the system section of Device Manager (yep).
I was using a headphone w/mic, and yes, it was plugged in properly. I
double-and-triple checked it. I also tried switching to my speakers instead.
Still no dice.
I walked through the WinXP audio troubleshooter and checked everything it
The only fishy thing I can see is that on the Properties page in the control
panel individual items, it says "Device is enabled but has not been started".
Not sure what that means or how one is supposed to start it.
Does anyone have any suggestions?