Reply To: sound card stopped working
This morning I downloaded a Ubuntu DVD. I took the 64 bit version of 16.04.02. When you boot from that, the first option is a “live” environment, where it doesn’t do anything with your hard drive.
In the upper, right corner, there is an icon for sound, and you can click on that and test your sound system. Mine worked. I didn’t have to provide any drivers. YMMV!
That makes an easy way to find out if possibly your sound card is working.
Also, in your favorite search thing, drop in “sound stopped working in win 10” (probably without the quotes) and you will get a lot of ideas on what to try.
When you find the answer, please let us all know how you fixed it! That may help others here that are struggling with the same problem.