Hmmm… well my Speaker icon isn’t in my taskbar anymore for some reason… and I never found the “Open Volume Mixer”. But, I played around with Windows Media Player and tried a variety of things… I never did find the “Open Volume Mixer” but did find something that was muted… VOILA! I have sound again! I sure don’t recall ever telling anything to mute!
A big thanks to StormJumper! What I learned… you need to know your software very well! And I am inexperienced playing music on my computer - I’ve played CD’s I’ve purchased on my CD players (car/home/etc)
BTW - I am aware I’m not to cross post and it makes sense for me to hunt for answers - being someone here has already likely run across same or similar issue. I had hunted for a solution to this problem… apparently my SEARCH “key words” were ineffective. So… Thanks StormJumper for pointing me to this thread.
Glad it worked out for you
and the volume icon you can right click on the taskbar and select properties and the the notification tab and put a check mark next to volume
Have a nice day