Not sure how this forum works, but I just wanted advice or opinions on why my 'sound' has stopped working,
have check plug, checked volume controls, it does not play CD's, and cannot get any sound from speakers,
please ask me what you want to know, and how I can find the answers,
need help please
I would start by seeing if there's a driver issue for the sound card.
Go to Control Panel and open System. Click on the Hardware Tab and click on Device Manager.
Check to see if your sound card has either a yellow exclamation mark or red x on it. If the driver isn't installed, you might see it under "unknown devices" - in which case you'll need to find the proper driver for it.
There's also a chance that the driver was updated by Windows Update with a bad driver and caused the sound to not work all of a sudden. If that's the case try the follow in the Device Manager as well. Double click on your sound card device (ie SB Live) and on the "Driver" tab, click on Rollback driver.
Hope that gets you going and at least point you to the right direction