When I logged on 27 Jan 2013, the sound didn't work, i.e. the login theme.
And video from flash based sites, the sound.
My last reinstallation of XP home Edition was in March 2011. Everything works fine on the system with this exception of the sound. I tried uninstalling the sound driver via control panel and also the folder, only for it to freeze. XP says that the sound hardware is working fine.
I thought the headphones were the problem but I tried another pair I have.
It can't be that either.
Any ideas anyone?