First post, by dyinginformant
This doesn't have to do with old games or old hardware. It is a mystery what happens, but very aggrivating. So I wonder if anyone can help me with this?
I have a Sound Blast Live 5.1 card and Windows XP. There was a mistake I made or something when I was updating the drivers (and I bet this is the cause of my occassional problem). In Windows Update it says I do not have the latest sound drivers when I know I do and I downloaded them. And this is what happens to me semi-regularly:
The sound in Windows disappears. Actually, all sound disappears. I don't know what triggers it, but it's not a typical problem, so the only way I can normally solve it is by randomly running sound and music applications and internet radio sites or streaming media, and hoping that it will "kick" sound back. Usually any sound or music playing means it's completely back.
I have tried every application I can think of (well, not all because I get the point that sound isn't working), and I restarted the computer, etc. For now, how can I get sound back, and for always, how can I fix them problem for good so it never happens again?
Ofcourse you may not know. But you all seem like very smart people who know a thing or two more about PCs than I do. I hope you can try and help me. Thanks a lot for your time and help so far.