All of a sudden all sound has stopped working
When i try to start the Windows Audio service it fails due to dependant service Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
I try to start this and get an error 0x80070002 stating that a specified file cannot be found..

This was with a Creative SB Live! 5.1 and also with an onboard Via AC97 chip.

Quote Originally Posted by Event Log
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 16/12/2006 20:02:22
Event ID: 7023
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: scotland
Description:
The Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908D1-A6D7-4695-8E1E-26931D2012F4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7023</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2006-12-16T20:02:22.000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3909</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>scotland</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="param1">Windows Audio Endpoint Builder</Data>
<Data Name="param2">%%2147942402</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
Can find no solutions online - nor as to what the "specified file" is.. un-installing the drivers make no difference whatsoever.

Odd that they were working at first and now are not..

anyone seen this before?