all of a sudden the sound has stopped working on my packard bell easynote e3/e5 laptop.
I've tried system restores from many different restore points, but it keeps saying it cant do it. No reason.. it just, cant do it.
Ive checked the device manager and it has 2 yellow exclmation marks in the sound and video section, both of which are listed as Unkown items.
When i try to uninstall/reinstall the items, i get a message saying the items were not intended for my platform and it quits installation.
Ive now tried getting both the new ac97 patch, and the one i used when it worked last time, both of which havnt done anything.
Ive had a couple of messages about winmm wmd's and kernel audio splitters but still no resolve.
Ive gone to the packarad bell website and downloaded the new respective patches, including the realtek audio driver and the realtek wmd update but still no sound.
This is disgusting, Ive been trying to fix it for 3 days solid.
Is there an ymore info i can give?! Does anyone know what I can do?
Oh and when i try to play videos, obviously the video plays fine, but just without sound. When I try and open volume control i get an error message saying theres no mixing device on the system so i should go to add hardware, but of course everytime i do that, it either says theres nothing wrong and doesnt fix anything, or it says theres something wrong but it wont fix it. Brilliant.
I will love whoever can help me out of this sticky situation!! :P