Original Title: sound not working after unplugging HDMI cord?
My OS is a Windows 8 right now.
I use my HDMI often with my Vizio TV. When I unplugged the HDMI yesterday, the sound from my computer speakers didn't work. When I plugged it back in to see if it'd work on the TV, it didn't. I also plugged in my headphones to no avail. Everything else comes up fine, just without sound. I heard my laptop make a noise when I turned it off so the speakers are working fine.
I've read several solutions for others users and none seemed to do any justice. I've headed to "playback devices" with "show disabled" and "show disconnected" checked out and the only option there is my "speaker" (HDMI is not on the list). The "default device" option is grayed out so I cannot use that method. When I try to "test" the speakers, a box comes out stating "the device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and then try again." Mind you, the HDMI is unplugged completely.
I've tried going to the device manager to the sound, video, and game controllers section to disable then enable Intel (R) Display Audio and Realtek High Definition Audio and that also made no difference.
I checked for updates on my drivers and the computer says they are all up to date and functioning properly.
Any help will be highly appreciated! Also, a step by step set of directions would truly help to whatever the method because I'm absolutely TERRIBLE when it comes to technology :p. Thanks again in advance!