I have a Sound Blaster Audigy card (SB0570), and when I go into "sounds" and "playback devices" it is no longer there starting today. I've always alternated back and forth between my external speakers (through the sound blaster card) and my built in pc sound card (for headphones/earphones), rather than to keep plugging them in and out each time I want to switch, I just used the playback sounds option to switch if I wanted to hear out loud via my speakers or if I wanted to use earphones.
Today when I went to switch to my external speakers, the option for sound blaster was not there anymore. I did a reboot, I unseated the card and seated it back in and still no sign of the card option shows up. I tried to download the drivers and it wouldn't let me install the drivers saying there was no compatible device detected in my computer.
Is there anything else I can try or is this a sign that the card itself just died somehow?