i only have an integrated soundcard and the only other audio related software i have is realtek. i hear system sounds and os sounds, and when i edit in premiere pro 2 the sounds come out fine, but when i play either audio or video files on any media player (windows, nero or quicktime) it won't play and wont detect the speakers. if i check control panel it also shows that the pc cant detect the speakers.
if i remember it right this problem began when i installed my ipod software on my pc. since then the only temporary solution ive been doing was to unplug & re-plug my speakers cable & restart the pc-- but sometimes this doesnt even work.