Posted on 2006-05-08
I had a weird problem this morning. The machine is a DELL Optiplex, Windows XP SP2 , on board integrated audio Intel AC'97 from Microsoft.
The sound was gone when I logged on. I checked the Control panel and the controls were grayed out and the applet said "No audio device".
Device manager shows all audio devices to be OK all were listed as "This device is working properly".
I reinstalled the audio driver from DELL's web site and the sound was back.
Then I restarted and yes, again no sound. And so on... for a long time.
Any idea of what is going on?
Probably I should mention the fact that at the same morning 3 more computers experienced the very same problem.
Could it be a Windows update that was installed the previous night?
All 4 PC's are DELLs .
Any insight ?
I appreciate your time.