I want to start out by saying this is on a laptop, not a desktop. So it started out with a minimal but annoying problem. My sound would work fine, everything perfectly normal, then after a few minutes of not using any sound it would just stop working. YouTube videos would play for 2 seconds, then reset at 0 and then play fully, every video did this and this is how I checked if it was happening again (has happened a lot, but no so much that it was that big of a problem). Now a simple restart used to fix it every time, but today it happened twice and I was fed up with it. So I decided to really see what was up with it. After troubleshooting and getting no problems detected I looked further into it. I wanted to see what was wrong so I played a sound file from WMP and got Error C00D11BA which is "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly." So after reading a few things about it I was informed that I needed to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them. I uninstalled them and deleted device software for them, then restarted. And Windows did install one driver back, though it was not the one I needed or had before, which are Intel (R) Display Audio and Realtek High Definition. I went to the websites of both and installed the drivers back and in Device Managers it looks exactly the same as before, though this time the system tray sound icon has a red X and mousing over it says "No Audio Output Device is enabled" I went into Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices and my speakers are enabled and both drivers are enabled as well. And trying to play something from WMP results in the same error as before. I'm really lost on what's happening here and would really appreciate some help. Thanks.