Alright, I'm new to posting and feel I have a doosey of a task. I'm pretty good at this stuff so this can't be something minor. Bring it on!
The problem: No sound
Besides the obvious there is a little red 'x' over my speaker icon in the lower right.
When I double click it it goes into "detecting problems"
"Audio Device is disabled" (it's enabled, read below)
"Audio Device you selected is currently turned off in Windows" (check out what i'v done below)
Ultimately "problem not fixed"
I have also oddly noticed that the "levels" tab in the speakers properties does not load and subsequently has a blank window with a line (I'm hoping this might be the aha moment for someone to realize whats wrong)
What I've done:
Hit the mute button and volume up (duh)
I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers more times than i can count.
I have visited manufactures websites and independent installed the newest drivers AND software
I have obviously checked the cords, tried headphones, and all that such
I have no errors in the device manager and it says all devices are enabled and "working properly"
Windows is fully up to date and legit
I have system restored to before when it worked and no such luck
I have checked services.msc to make sure "windows audio" is started... it is
I have reinstalled directX and every other possible audio codecs and updates I could think of
I've uninstalled any program I thought could have triggered this deep mute of silence
Windows Action center is useless:
I've run the independent "audio device repair" with no such luck
In case the actual hardware was broke:
I have tried running the sound through the HDMI jack with no such luch
I have installed a usb sound card I had sitting around to try to run sound through there
I've changed "default device" plenty of times
And I'm sure I'm missing some of the things I've done. I can't think of computer changes I recently did that would have done this, it seems out of no where.
Thanks for any help!