This is where I boot up a Live Linux CD/DVD. NO INSTALL REQUIRED and there are dozens of what they call DISTROS out there. If none work then it's likely some hardware failure is the cause and not a driver.
The good news is that USB Audio is cheap (under 10 bucks) and you can avoid the usual many hundred buck repair.
I'm taking your word you tried everything and it's not the volume set to low, muted or such. That is, you know your Windows and PC.
PS. No, you don't learn Linux. Read http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm
I have a lenovo thinkpad T61 with integrated sound, specifically sound MAX integrated digital HD audio. I run windows 7 home. My sound worked yesterday and does not work today.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, did not work
I checked device manager, says it is working properly
I plugged ear buds in and they did not work either
I have checked everything I can think of but still have no sound.
1. Could anyone please help me with advice? maybe there is something I am missing.
2. If the hardware broke would device manager still be reading it as working properly?