Windows 10 can't play audio on any device.

Steps taken (Most of them multiple times out of sheer frustration)

Checked to make sure devices show up and are selected as default in sound settings

Ran Troubleshoot Audio Playback

Uninstalled and reinstalled sound card in device manager

Uninstalled and reinstalled drivers

Switched to windows default driver

Ran sfc /scannow


Attempted to restart audio service, service becomes stuck at "stopping". Terminated service in cmd and started service.

Imported audio service registry files from another computer

Restarted numerous times during troubleshooting process.

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