My creative X fi xtreme audiois detected, without problems, drivers are up to date. But no sound is coming out.
The sound panel doesn't show the audio levels when I try something like youtube, and media players are not even playing the mp3s.
What can I check?
For more background.
I had just installed a new video card, GeForce GTX 470 (I had the same model video card that got busted). I am not sure whether this is a coincidence or not.
I first had some issues where the sound was crashing (getting that repeated sound noise).
I then decided to format the pc and re-install windows (7 64-bit), as it needed one anyway. After the format I couldn't hear anything.
Drivers should be up to date.