|Thank you. I didn't know about the sound recorder shortcut. It worked. Unfortunately my problem is much more that I originally thought. I do not have any audio devices. I have tried several things, no luck.|
Steps I have taken so far. I searched MajorGeeks and tried downloading the Realtek drivers. Then I found http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showpo... and tried it.
I now have several files in Programs>Realtek, but no apparent way to activate them. The last thing I tried was this from TechSupport Forum, it was a response to a similar problem:
"Let's try this.
Boot into safe mode and go into device manager. Right click on and uninstall each of the following:
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Drivers
Media Control Devices
Realtek AC'97 Audio For VIA (R) Audio Controller
and anything else that my be listed under sound devices. Also click on "View", "Show hidden devices" and see if there are any exclamation marks. If so, uninstall them also and reboot into normal mode. Windows will detect the devices and automatically reinstall them."
I had all but the Realtek item in my registry. Now I have nothing in Sound devices at all. One more thing, my computer keeps finding new hardware "multimedia audio controller" that it wants to install. I don't know what it might be. I am unable to install it.