Stevil fixed my sound problem without even coming over. He sent me a link to Microsoft's auto-fixer-upper which did the trick in less than 5 minutes!! Now my life is back to as normal as it gets, I can catch up with my YT subs and friends, my searches for every bit of music I love, all the things that keep me happy. Thanks Stevil!!! If anyone needs to fix their sound on a Windows system, email me & I'll send you the link. Life is good today, as it is any day you can fix a problem. And thanks to Westy for offering help in the midst of his nonstop schedule. You guys are the best.