Today has been a complete disaster with my HTPC. I've been running this machine for almost a year now with no issues at all. I use XBMC to play all my media and loved it. Today I decided to upgrade to the latest version of XBMC, The version is still in Beta, but it is a release candidate and should not have affected my computer the way it has. Here are the events as they unfolded.
- DL'd XBMC
- realized HTPC audio has stopped
- Checked other programs on HTPC to see if the audio works, NO AUDIO AT ALL even when program is close.
- connected optical cable to avr to see if it was an hdmi issue, I get audio back in regular windows programs but not while playing movie files like MKV using VLC.
- used system restore to revert back to a few days ago hoping this could fix my issue and I again can get audio from HDMI.
- Did not work,
I am thinking that my next step will be to do a fresh re-instal of windows, something I definitely dont want to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,