About two days ago, my audio on my PC just stopped working and I cannot figure out why. Additionally, Windows doesn't even recognise when an audio device is plugged in, front ports, or rear.
I have tried everything. I know that the headphones work, tested them on my iPad. I have opened up my PC and I have made sure the connectors are connected; however, the rear is connected directly to the motherboard i/o, so that shouldn't be an issue. I have tried reinstalling drivers. I have also tried the method shown here; upon using this method, Windows allowed audio to be sent via the front and rear jacks, however, no sound could be heard out of either.
This issue coincided with my PC automatically updating the Intel Corporation MEDIA 22.214.171.1242 driver update. From what I remember, the audio worked fine when the driver downloaded, but as soon as I rebooted my computer and the driver actually installed, the issues occurred. I am not sure if this is a common problem and I couldn't find a way to revert or replace this driver.