Last night all of my files worked fine and I had no issues. This morning, I went to watch a video using windows media player and got an error stating that it couldnt play the video, the picture was there but it had no sound. I tried using VLC and again, no sound. While trouble shooting it with the windows help sidebar, I received a Skype call from my wife and could hear her just fine and even heard the skype ringing when she called.
I tested my sound using the mixer and could see that the green bar would move each time I hit test, but I would get no sound. I tried to update my drivers, but windows said that I already had the best available drivers for my hardware. Ive tried turning everything off, disabling and enabling the sound card and nothing has worked. I am confused and could use any advice. Thanks for your help!