i have had windows 7 installed for a few months, working fine with soundblaster xi
around 7p was watching youtube videos with sound
went and made dinner
around 9p came back, realized there was no sound coming out of speakers, even though windows mixer shows sound output
restarted, no sound
uninstalled driver, restarted
had windows search for driver, it installed, windows mixer showed sound bar moving while playing an mp3 but couldn't hear
i've tested with speakers plugged into soundblaster, as well as headphones plugged into the audio port on the front of my computer.
what could have happened? what could the solution be?
wow, check out the crazy similarities between my post and this one: (the solution didn't solve my issue)