I have recently finished building myself a P.C. When I first used it I noticed it had no sound. There was a cross over the sound icon and it said no audio output device installed.
On running Dxdiag there seems to be nothing at all under "sound", even though I know I have integrate realtek HD audio.
Under system information (msinfo32), however, it says that under sound device there is a sound card, but it says "status: error".
In device manager, in sound, video and game controllers, it has the realtek card there, but with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Under properties it says that it "cannot start. (code 10)". It says that the drivers
for it are up to date, but even so I downloaded the most recent realtek audio driver
to make sure. This made no difference, although I am not sure it installed properly as device manager still says that the default windows driver is in place.
I have speakers that work and I have checked alot of things to see if they are okay, including clean installs and the such, but my computing knowledge is extremely limited and I was wondering if anyone could suggest anything I could check or do or buy to make my sound work.
Thanks very much for your time, Telstar