Seems I found the problem by trial and error. It was the way I was plugging in the speaker jack. When I pushed it in quickly and more forcibly the control panel popped up showing the Line in option
Concerning your suggestion I'm a bit of a die hard when it comes to technology
My laptop has a perfectly good i3 processor. with 4gb RAM, It holds 2 hard drives so now I have one 500gb and a boot 240gb SSD. I even bought a new matt screen to replace the damaged one
I prefer to improve and upgrade what I have instead of giving up on a perfectly good computer than to ditch it and buy another
But thank you for your help
It need not be DTS. There are all kinds of Audio Controllers and if you look through each and every item on your control panel when it's in "small icons" view it should be obvious which one it is if one is present. It's usually related to who made your sound card, but sometimes not.
In any case, given what you've mentioned it might be a really good time to start considering new hardware. You're living on borrowed time with something that dates from the introduction of Windows 7 and pretty much even the lowest end laptop or desktop is light years ahead of it in performance. It's much easier to transition when you can pace yourself and your data transfer than to have your existing machine "collapse" and be forced to do everything in a rush.
Edited by Juliasdream, 02 June 2017 - 04:36 PM.