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Windows 7: Sound skips after some time (tried diff. sound cards)

03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
Sound skips after some time (tried diff. sound cards)

Hello, I used to have Vista on this computer and didn't have audio problems. I've upgraded to Windows 7 and use the latest drivers available for my sound card (Striker 7.1). I have also tried not using these drivers and instead using a USB sound card (Sennheiser that comes with one of their headsets).

My problem is that, some time after booting up my computer, the audio starts skipping/glitching every ~30 seconds (if not more). This will usually happen with almost 100% frequency after the computer goes into sleep mode. A reboot fixes this for some time and then it starts over. This happens with all audio sources (moves in VLC, music in iTunes, youtube, etc.)

I have absolutely no idea what could be causing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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04 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x64, Windows XP x86, linux

This is apparently a fairly common problem in windows 7. Just google these forums for 'audiodg.exe', and you'll see tons of other people reporting the exact same thing.

I have the same problem and my solution ended up being to write a cmd script I can launch that runs
net stop audiosrv
net start audiosrv
This shuts audiodg.exe down and starts it back up. Sad part is I have to run this anywhere from every 10 to 30 minutes. Extremely annoying.
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09 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

Thanks a lot, this appears to be a working fix and is much faster than having to reboot.
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14 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
Got mine fixed

This worked for me. Right click sound icon, select playback devices, highlight the green checked speaker icon, click properties, click the tab that has the name of your sound card, check the box that disables enhancements and apply.
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02 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xlr8r View Post
This worked for me. Right click sound icon, select playback devices, highlight the green checked speaker icon, click properties, click the tab that has the name of your sound card, check the box that disables enhancements and apply.
Holy sh1t! I've been doing this since I installed W7 64bits. Weird how we all end up finding similar solutions by ourselves.
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