Ok, this is going to be a long post, but I'm having a common problem with uncommon issues.
Two days ago, my desktop audio worked fine through USB headphones, onboard, HDMI, whatever. I move my computer back to my apartment and suddenly, I have no audio or audio devices. I'm not new to the dance of fixing problems on the computer, but this seems to be extremely troubling.
Basically, Windows reports that I have no available playback or recording devices (even with the "show disabled devices" option enabled); it only says "No audio devices are installed" along with the more general "No Audio Output Device is installed". However, Device Manager reports them being operational just fine. I have done the whole dance with uninstall, reboot, disable, reenable, scan for hardware changes, and still, I have nothing. I have double checked the services for audio/power, and everything seems to be working dandy. SFC reports no integrity violations. Dxdiag reports that there are no sound cards present even though clearly, the device manager seems to report them fine.
I had the correct driver
for onboard installed, but when I uninstalled the driver for testing purposes, it went away. I don't think that should be the primary concern here.
Here's some screenshots:
If anyone can provide some suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you all.