Assuming you are using a Windows XP OS, try this.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Adminitrative tools > Services. Scroll down to and double click on "Windows Audio."
Make sure the Startup type is set to "Automatic" and click on "Started". Then click Apply > OK.
Hope this is helpful.
So I try to go to my Volume Control and get this message:
"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware. This program will now close."
When I go to my Sounds And Audio Devices Properties, the tabs labled Volume, Audio, and Voice will not even highlight. The buttons that is, nothing works, they're all disabled or something.
I guess I'm just having all kinds of problems with this new Windows installation, help please! Thank you.