Hello, I recently (a few hours ago) and for no particular reason have been dealing with sound problems. I was listening to music and all of a sudden the speakers I had plugged in stopped working. I disconnected them and the built in laptop speakers would not work either. I have fiddled around in the sound options for hours, reinstalled the Realtek HD audio codec several times. and I even reinstalled Windows 7. No luck. I am becoming extremely frustrated. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.