The speaker icon in the corner disappeared and so I tried opening it through Control Panel and got this message:
There are no mixer devices available. To install a mixer device go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware and click Add Hardware.
This Program will now close.
I tried doing what it said no luck.
I had a look at the settings under the Sound section on Control Panel it says No Audio Devices and everything it just greyed out.
I searched google and many people suggested having a look at Device Manager to see if there's a problem with the sound card and there isn't. I have tried updating the driver, no luck. I'm not sure what else to do. Windows Audio is running when I checked service.msi. Any Operating System sounds come from the main PC units in the form of beeps. I have tried system restory all ready. Could any suggest a fix?
My sound card is Realtek AC97
My operating system is Windows XP
Realtek has the latest drivers
My PC is a HP t430.uk