Confusing sound card issue - PLEASE HELP!! Thanks.
Can anyone suggest what I might do to resolve this situation?? I recently formatted my hard drive to recover from a virus issue. Once I've reinstalled windows and reinstalled my drivers, I can't get my sound card to properly read right. All the drivers are installed, but my computer still does not recognize it. When I try to run any applications that require a sound card, it tells me that there is no sound card present on my system. Any time that I go in to my device manager, all of my sound card properties all read that the device is functioning properly. Any suggestions on what I might try to resolve this issue? All the remaining problems that I have with my system all hinge on having a functional sound card. I've tried installing and uninstalling all of my drivers, changing the PCI slot that my sound card is physically plugged into and even buying a new sound card and installing drivers for that which also results in the identical resolution. I have a Hercules Game Theater XP as my primary card, and I just bought a Dynex 5.1 sound card as well. There should be a picture below of the problem issues as they are identified on my computer. Thanks in advance for any help!