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Windows 7: Sound randomly turns off

20 Jan 2009   #1

windows 7
Sound randomly turns off

For some reason my sound either mutes or is lowered when I play team fortress 2. I thought this was just a game problem, but now it randomly goes off for no reason at all. I tried fiddling with the device properties and that just makes the sound go out as well. My built-in mic isn't working either.

I tried re-installing the drivers from dell's website but they don't fix anything. Should I just go back to XP or vista?

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20 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi Eshros and welcome,

You might set the communications property to "Do nothing" and see if it still does it.

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20 Jan 2009   #3

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I tried that already, did nothing. I fixed it by disabling the microphone - not an ideal solution, but it works for me because I don't really ever use my microphone.
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