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Windows 7: need help with strange (glitch?) with sound randomly not working

05 Mar 2013   #11
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Can you break it down to just one function? e.g. not have Skype, YouTube, Recording DAW software, etc., all going at the same time and all vying for the sound device. Too many devices at one time and if one of the applications does not release the sound device then it would act like you are seeing.

If one application you try does not cause the problem, try another (just the one application) and see if it does it with that.

If any application will cause it, there could be a Windows corruption for the sound. Uninstalling the device (IDT) in the Device Manager (but NOT the drivers) then restarting the PC will force Windows to reinstall the sound and many times fix flakey problems.


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05 Mar 2013   #12
Diddy7Kong

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Can you break it down to just one function? e.g. not have Skype, YouTube, Recording DAW software, etc., all going at the same time and all vying for the sound device. Too many devices at one time and if one of the applications does not release the sound device then it would act like you are seeing.

If one application you try does not cause the problem, try another (just the one application) and see if it does it with that.

If any application will cause it, there could be a Windows corruption for the sound. Uninstalling the device (IDT) in the Device Manager (but NOT the drivers) then restarting the PC will force Windows to reinstall the sound and many times fix flakey problems.
happens with ALL programs, and i need skype and a recorder going at once, because i dont feel like having two computers just to record a skype call in clean quality and this is my first computer to do that, everything else i used to have never had this and could have 75 things using the sound at once
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05 Mar 2013   #13
indianacarnie

 

Hate jumping in late on these posts, but have you ran an sfc/scannow to check for corrupted system files?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also, have you been here and tried any of their solutions?

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
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06 Mar 2013   #14
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What do you use with Skype? A standard analog PC headset (plugs into the mic and headphone jacks) or a USB type? If you are using a USB type usually they will change the default playback to the USB headset. On Recording, unless you have the Stereo Mix (could be called System Mixer) set as the default recording device that could also be causing some conflicts and problems.

I personally don't like the Microsoft "fixit". Its never fixed anything for me.
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