Original title: no active sound device.
I have a Toshiba laptop model Tecra A7-S712 running Windows XP SP3. At some point I have lost sound. I have a Realtek ALC861 sound card and I have reloaded the drivers mulitple times. I have tried several other things without any luck.
Under "Sound and Audio Devices" it indicated "no audio device". And when I try to run any audio player I get the error "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers adn Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware".
Thanks again for any help.