Until recently I used my Compaq laptop computer as the sound system in my front room. Been downloading music so tend to play back files through Winamp. Also have a library of Atrac stuff that I play back with Sonicstage
Before Xmas I bought a USB turntable which I've been using Audacity to convert to WAv. Unfortunately this has the effect of at least temporarily rendering all other audio programs silent. This at first caused me a great deal of trepidation since I thought the 2 systems couldnot be compatible. & I would have to keep making chhanges to the set up in order to run both audacity & the 2 I mention above. I went away for a couple of weeks & on returning I noticed that the sound had returned for winamp. Through further attempts to use audacity it seemed that sound would be knocked out on winamp but it would return if I came back to it a while (hours?) later.
At the moment it seems that this has ceased to be & I no longer have any sound on Winamp or Sonicstage. Is there something simple I'm overlooking in terms of Sound set up. I've tried looking at the audio option on the control panel & can't see anything obvious there.
Now audacity is also giving up a grey info box saying that the sound settings are wrong.
Have I unwittingly blown a sound card or something?