When the computer boots and the red icon is shown go Windows button Control Pane, Admin Tools services
Scroll to Windows Audio service
I presume then the service is stopped
click on the dependencies tab and you will see the services that the audio service depends on
Check those services as well
This can on occasions be the result of using the so called make it go faster programs - some of which supposedly tweak services and the registry etc.
If you have used one of these my advice is do not.
Please see this short article I wrote regarding the issue - if of course it does apply to you by any chance http://www.geekstogo...-care-programs/
post 4 on that link refers
You have also posted this topichttp://www.geekstogo...o-language-bar/
Does this refer to the same computer please
Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 September 2012 - 01:37 PM.