Several days ago my sound stopped working. I am seeing that ominous "X" over the icon and when I hover my cursor over it I get the message "No Speakers or Headphones are Plugged In." I really can't say what may have caused the problem, I hadn't made any changes that I can recall that may have caused an error. Since then I have read dozens of troubleshooting guides in forums, and I feel like there isn't anything I haven't tried yet. I have uninstalled and installed my various audio drivers
several times, done a system restore, and most recently I went to Staples and purchased a Creative SoundBlaster XFI GO! Pro USB Sound Card, in hopes that it would solve my problem. It hasn't. I have more than a passing knowledge of computers, but I am self-taught and for that reason little more than a hack computer user. Is there anyone out there who might have a solution to my problem? I am at my wit's end!
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