System: HP A642N
Audio: Integrated Realtek AC '97
Operating System: Windows XP x64
Network: Linksys wireless network
Antivirus: McAfee Suite
This setup has been running fine for years.
The day before yesterday, I switched from DSL to cable modem, and about the same time discovered that I no longer have sound (I like to listen to internet radio) and my volume icon has disappeared from the taskbar, even though the box is still checked in control panel/sounds and audio devices.
When I go to control panel/sounds and audio devices/sounds/program events and select a sound assigned to an event, I can't preview the sound; that button is grayed out. When I play an online game that uses Java, I still have sound and when I go to control panel/multi channel sound manager, I can conduct the speaker test successfully.
I just have no sound during normal system and program events. I don't think this can be modem change, but I just don't know. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I already downloaded the Realtek audio driver, uninstalled and reinstalled it to no effect.