I am working with a client who brought her computer home for the holidays, and now the sound won't work properly.
When the user tries to play a sound file in any media player (i tried WMP and creative media jukebox) an alert comes up saying that the audio device is already in use by another application. I uninstalled the device drivers, reinstalled them, and restarted. Initially, when the computer first starts, the audio will play. once the media player is closed and re-opened though, it will not.
I am pretty sure at this point that the problem is with some installed service that doesn't play nicely with the sound device. any ideas?