I also tried to just add an audio file to an empty project and still nothing.
Since nothing worked so far I am starting to worry the problem is something very obvious and stupid. Is there a general volume Setting thing somewhere that I am missing? Anything that should be completely obvious?
Also when i first installed Cakewalk I still had the software Voicemeeter on my PC, a virtual audio mixer. Since it was the only thing showing up in the sound driver section at first and I didnt get sound back then either, I uninstalled Voicemeeter and my regular sound card showed up. Could that still impact Cakewalk?