Sound card error: Driver not found

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    Sound card error: Driver not found

    Today, all of a sudden, my sound card stopped working. It worked fine about an hour ago. All I did was reboot the computer . . .

    When I run a program of mine that requires an audio device, I get an SDL_GetError() error message of "Driver not found".

    I'm using Windows XP (*gasp*) and have a "Realtek AC '97" audio controller.

    Any suggestions?

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    I wouldn't quite know. Check the device manager. If there's a problem, it would normally expand everything as needed to show whatever has the problem. Those that are problematic have a triangle with an exclamation point in it.
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    Upgrade to the latest drivers, 'n see if that helps.

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    Check the cables. Make sure it isn't muted. Try another pair of speakers.

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    Not sure he'd get a 'driver not found' error just because it's muted or the speakers don't work...

    It's either device failure OR driver issues, or both

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    Hmm, I thought I had posted in here already . . .

    Well, after rebooting and disabling and re-enabling then rebooting, somewhere in there it got fixed. Thanks anyway.

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