All drivers are up to date, even tried running driver sweeper and then installing different versions of the audio driver. There are no device conflicts in device manager. All of the volume controls are fully functional, nothing is muted. All Windows updates downloaded and installed. Ran the Windows XP troubleshooter and it didnt find anything wrong. Windows Audio is enabled and running. Ran CCleaner to fix any registry errors. I even tried reinstalling Windows XP and still have no sound.
Frustrated, I even tried a different motherboard and still no sound. I've tried different sets of speakers with no luck and both work on my other computer. I've googled for help and have found nothing that can help me. I'm about to throw this old computer in the garbage, it's driving me nuts.