Originally Posted by DjNDB
Okay, that's at least good.
Please open the "device manager", find the section "Sound, Video and Game controllers" and look for your soundcard.
If you find it, double click it, and look what it says in the "General" tab under "Device Status".
There is no section called "Sound, Video and Game controllers" the only thing similar is IDE ATA/ATAI controllers. Under that section there are ATA Channel 0-5 and then Standard AHCI1.0 Serial ATA Controller. I don't think those have anything to do with audio but under System Devices I found High Definition Audio Controller and under device status it says "This device cannot start.(Code 10). It does say the drivers are up to date(but knowing Microsoft there is no telling aside from the fact that I just installed the realtek driver earlier)