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Windows 7: All audio stops while playing video games.

20 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Proffessional 64bit
All audio stops while playing video games.

So this problem has been happening to me for a while now. Randomly while playing a few video games, all sound shuts off. I dont get sound from the game, or youtube, or itunes or anything. In sound, my speakers are registering the sound as the green audio bar is moving, it just isnt playing. Also it causes youtube videos and other media to play very slowly. They are fully buffered, but it moves much slower, with no sound. The only fix is to restart my computer.

Ive done a lot of searching around and there are a lot of people who get this problem, at different times too. The problem is that it is so random and hard to reproduce. Everyone also seems to have different fixes and workarounds, but none of those work for me, except the reboot of course.

People suggested disabling and reenabling speakers, reinstalling drivers, and also restarting the windows audio service. None of those worked for me but I did notice something. If I disable the windows audio service, or ended the audiodg.exe process videos from youtube and such would start playing at normal speed. They didnt have sound of course, but they were playing at a proper speed. Then when I restarted the windows audio service the videos played slow again.

Im at a loss and have no idea what is going on. While there are other threads about this problem, I decided to make a new thread with a bit of updated information. I home someone out there could shed some light onto what is going on.

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