So Friday the 13th is upon us, and my PC let me know about it.
Yesterday, I installed TeamSpeak 3 and used it while playing a newly installed game, without any issues at all. When I shut down my PC, there were updates to install as usual. Then, turning it on this morning, Everything related to my audio and video appears 'broken'. My speakers, microphone and webcam are defined as "not working properly", and don't function at all.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, I've tried updating the drivers, and I've tried a system restore to a point when I know they were working just fine.
The audio troubleshoot is giving me an error code 32, and the device manager is giving me an error code 19.
This has happened to me once before, after running a newly installed video editor. Restarting the PC gave exactly the same symptoms. On the last occasion, a system restore fixed it just fine. I'm not having so much luck this time, though.
After all the meddling I've done with the drivers, I'm resigned to suspecting something is jabbing its pen into the registry.
As a last note, my microphone is plugged into the front panel of the pc, the speakers plugged into the rear audio, and the webcam is connected via usb, so I'm assuming I can rule out hardware faults.
I would really appreciate any suggestions or recommendations you could throw my way.