On the 8th of February there was 8 updates available. 3 security updates, milacious software removal tool, powerpoint 2002 update and word XP update, also an internet explorer update. Ever since then I have not had any sound. My sound card is a realtek high definition audio device that is built into my Asus P5Q Pro mobo. I've tried everything, and the only thing that gets the sound to work again is to revert to before the updates. I've had to system restore 3 times and still no luck. Here is what happens:
1. Install new updates.
2. Turn off for the night. The next day I turn it on it's fine. Then I shut down again that night. The day after that I go to use it again and no sound. It has taken 2 shutdowns to lose sound every time.
3. I know the drivers are still the stock ones that came with it. At the moment I just installed the newest drivers possible, released on feb 8th.
I still can not get it to work. What it does is in itunes it keeps the song at 0:00 and never plays. Then with youtube the video plays without audio, but it's extremely choppy. With windows media player, it tells me there was an error because there is no audio device. If I go into device manager and disable the audio driver youtube videos and itunes will play fine with no sound, but when I enable it again it returns.
I'm at a loss. I've tried every setting I could imagine in the audio control panel and still nothing. Please tell me that someone knows a fix.