Hey there. Man I have problems crop up with this computer more often than... oh nevermind.
Anyway, on to the issue. I'm not sure what happened, but now I have no sound at all except when playing files directly through Media Player. I checked the mixer and nothing is muted. There's no sound through IE8, or the sound control panel, or windows media center, or any games. But, playing songs, sounds, and videos through media player and they sound great.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, using Creative X-Fi Fatality & 5.1 surround. I suspect it was some update, because everything was working just fine as of a couple of days ago. MS Tech support is out, because they want to charge $59. I'll reinstall my system before paying that.
Any help would be appreciated.