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Windows 7: Peculiar sound issue, prevents any sort of media from playing

21 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Peculiar sound issue, prevents any sort of media from playing

Some month ago, I started noticing spontaneously activating issue where a new YouTube video would not start playing even though buffering and otherwise being just fine. Same would happen with Soptify (web and client), Windows Media Player, just name any software that would want to make sound. Even with restart, I'd have to force it due to a running process "Playing Windows logoff sound".

One way I've found to fix this on the fly is to unmute my headset's microphone (Logitech G35). Everything would immediately start playing the media, like it were a magic button.
Today though, even this does not help me any more.

No error messages what so ever, no other symptoms. Only major change in my PC's setup this year is my new G700s mouse and switching from Panda antivirus to AVG.

I'm completely dumbfounded by this increasingly annoying issue. Any level of help is appreciated!

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