I have a quite odd problem. I have an Abit AB9 Pro mobo with a Realtek sound chip on it. Earlier today I rebooted my machine and when it came back up Windows told me I didn't have a sound card installed.
I went into device manager and I saw that under "Sound, video and game controllers" that there were 5 NVIDIA Sound devices listed with the exclamation point icon.
I then deleted all of them and had device manager re-scan for hardware changes. It then failed to properly install the drivers
. I then rebooted and disabled the audio on the mobo , deleted the devices from device manager, rebooted enabled the audio & let it reinstall. Still nothing working, but now it does show "High definition audio device" instead of the NVIDIA device.
Any ideas on how I can go about fixing this? Thanks for all input!