|Sorry I didn't get right back to this, had something come up that has had me out of the house.|
riider, my apologies, I did forget that. It's an Acer PC w/ Acer speakers. I don't know that much about PC's to be able to tell you if it is an on board or sound card. I know I've never installed a sound card. I have installed a new HD a year ago, new power supply and more ram to handle the 1TB upgrade on the HD. I also upgraded my graphics card. I'm running Window 7 Pro. My Security system is Microsoft Essentials. Other than the controls on the taskbar, where would any others be?? The device mgr says everything is working and I've updated every driver (none needed updating). If you can tell me where or how to find if I have a sound card, I'll gladly look.
mortneff: the USB ports all work, I've checked them already. The port right above the cable connection is the place I had the speakers plugged in. I assume if it were damaged I wouldn't even be hearing static through them.
I have not added any new programs in months.
Don't see what a system restore would accomplish????