New to this & computers do my head in so bear with me please...
For no apparent reason, my pc has stopped issuing any sound from the speakers. Everything is connected properly but I can't hear anything online, via itunes or Windows Media Player. The pc is as it came out of the box (apart from updated ram) so no replacement sound or video cards. I've ran the diagnostics and DirectX is showing the following fault message for Sound1 & 2 :
DirectSound test results: Failure at step 19 (user verification of software) : HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
Nothing is coming out of
USB Audio CODEC
Microsoft MIDI Mapper (Emulated)
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth (Emulated)
Though the Realtek AC'97 Audio appears to be OK...
I was able to get sound until a couple of weeks ago but I don't recall doing anything special that might have affected anything (other than routine Norton cleanups). I am getting a popup box on start up - pchnotify.exe not working - that may have appeared around the same time..
I have seen a similar thread on here a while ago but that was something to do with a Creative soundcard. There are no yellow or red exclamations when I go into Device Manager.
Any help would be very greatly appreciated.