Originally Posted by Wildstar
The first thing you should do is run dxdiag (a Windows command you can enter in Start>Run) and see if your sound devices are being detected (not sure which tabs you need to check, but they're Sound 1 and Sound 2 in Windows Vista). Another thing you probably need to make sure of is if you're running Service Pack 3 (you can check by right-clicking Computer on your desktop and choosing Properties).
I can get sound from within Windows fine. I'll check my dxdiag when u get home. I also did upgrade Win 2000 to SP4.