I use Windows Media Player to listen to mp3s. Said programme worked flawlessly, not a few hours ago. Now, however, there is no sound. The muteness is affecting only Windows Media, apparently; I opened a browser window to a site that automatically launches a sound file, and I can hear that clearly.
I installed Ad Aware in the time between stopping Windows Media when it was playing earlier and then starting Windows Media a couple of minutes ago. I quarantined two objects (Alexa RegKey and a tracking cookie) earlier, and thinking my sound difficulties lay with them, I restored. No sound, still. Another, second Ad Aware scan I ran (immediately after the first) returned six files, which I deleted because doing so seemed innocuous enough--so much so, in fact, that I didn't bother quarantining first. I don't think deleting any of those has subsequently caused this problem, and, regardless, since the files have been deleted, I don't think there's much I can do.
Any idea what kink has gotten into my Windows Media Player, and/or how I might go about fixing the problem?
Thanks in advance!
Edit: Um. "Play" --> "Volume" --> "Up," in terms of Windows Media Player menu options, has restored the sound. I cannot imagine how it was turned down/off to begin with, however. Sorry about the bother, then, though I'd appreciate any speculation/rumination about what the heck happened.
Edited by Jay, 19 May 2004 - 02:18 PM.