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Windows 7: Sound stops working after a couple hours

30 Mar 2012   #1
frostdragonfly

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Sound stops working after a couple hours

my sound works everytime i start my computer up
but after a few hours it stops working on youtube and vlc/foobar/media player
but when i hit log off, the sound works again (the logoff sound even plays.)
what is going on?


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31 Mar 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Please fill out the My System Specs to start with. We are in the dark as to what you have.

A good place to start is your vendor's sound drivers. Reinstall the latest vendor sound drivers.
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31 Mar 2012   #3
frostdragonfly

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Asus m5a97
AMD Phenom II X6
Intel SSD 320 Series
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Gigabyte GTX 260

i use an external sound card
Creative E-mu 0202
however, when my sound goes out, it stops working even if i plug in headphones into my onboard sound
my youtube loading bar stops and my foobar wont play music (time doesnt move)
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31 Mar 2012   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

That is a USB connected device. I would suspect some USB related issue. If this unit gets it's operating power from the USB port, it could be an overload on the USB bus. There is only a certain amount of (total) power available on the bus and depending on what is plugged in (or how much power the Creative E-MU draws) it may be too much for the USB bus and ultimately it shuts down.

I have a home recording studio using Sonar X1 software and I have USB connected recording interface but it has its own power supply so I don't run into any potential USB port power problems.
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01 Apr 2012   #5
frostdragonfly

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ill try running the on board sound for a day or something to see if i still get the same problem

thing is, i used to run this e-mu 0202 on windows xp, and never had a problem with the sound, ever.
My psu is thermaltake 750W, dunno if that is a factor though.
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01 Apr 2012   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

I don't think the power supply wattage has any bearing on the amout of power available for USB ports, that is determined by the internal USB hardware.

XP and Win 7 handle some audio functions differently. Do you have Windows 7 (or at least Vista) specific drivers for the e-mu 0202? I see a 2010 "Beta" driver listed for Win 7.
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01 Apr 2012   #7
frostdragonfly

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

yea, thats the driver im currently using.

when the sound goes out though, i've tried plugging it into my mobo sound,
so, it makes me feel like its a weird driver problem
the funny thing is when the sound doesnt work, i log off and log on,
but while i log off, the sound starts to work again (the log off sound actually plays after nothing else will play)
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01 Apr 2012   #8
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Where are you plugging in the device, to a front USB port or to a rear USB port? If you are using the front, try a rear port or vice versa and see if makes any difference. On many motherboards there is a difference in available power between the front and rear ports.

If you have a powered USB hub (one with it's own power supply) also try that, with the e-mu device only plugged into the hub, as it should provide enough power and eliminate that as an issue.
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02 Apr 2012   #9
frostdragonfly

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

my front ports dont work, its plugged into rear ports though, ill try a different back port though.
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