Then I noticed the loudspeaker icon was no longer showing in the task bar. I went to the 'Sounds and Audio Devices Properties' and saw that the Mute check box was empty so that's OK but the Show loudspeaker icon in the task bar was also unchecked. Ticking that I got the icon back as well as my sound!
If that loudspeaker icon is there or not by one's choice why should that affect the sound system?
Can anyone enlighten me please?
OS XP Home SP2