My sound just up & went. I'm using internal speakers, nothing external. OS is Vista Home Premium. Got the famous red X on the sound icon one day + the "No Audio Output..." message. In Device Manager, yellow exclamation marks are next to Realtek High Definition Audio (also have them next to 6to4 Network Adapters) and Code 10 error "This device cannot start." Driver Version is 126.96.36.19973. Clicking update driver gets a response about driver software being up-to-date and "the best driver is already installed". Have also tried advice on different sites: system restore didn't help; disabling camera was also suggested somewhere, but that didn't do it; went into BIOS to restore some settings; downloaded a driver but am now wondering if it was the right one. Clicking on check for solutions drew a blank until today, when it signaled a problem with Skype - then I found an APPCRASH back in Dec, but now it's May...Installed Skype 4 anyway but no change.
Can anybody help this semi-literate user?!
Thanks for any help,