For the last two weeks now I have been without sound from my Windows XP O/S, then happened all of a sudden.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver many times, and each time brings the same result - no sound!!!
As a further check, I have a Linux operating system installed on a completely separate hard drive, and when I boot this operating system I have sound. Now, I do know that the drivers are different, but what it does tell that the sound card itself is not broken.
Looking at Device Manager, nothing is disabled, and all the properties look correct!
Each time I boot up my Windows XP O/S after a reinstall of the drivers, the speakers also boot up and I get the the usual hiss of power going to them. This to me from the past means they are okay. This only leads me to think there is either something wrong with the drivers or there is something wrong with Windows XP.
I have downloaded the last drivers from Creative from their website and even plugged in some headphones into the socket but nothing is working.
I have even carried out a system restore, but to no avail!
Does anyone have any answers, because I am clean out of ideas!