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Windows 7: sleep mode causes sound issues

09 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit 7100
sleep mode causes sound issues

Greetings to all of you,

I've used Windows 7 RC for 3 days now, and quite love it actually. But, from the moment I installed it, I had a weird issue. Whenever my computer (laptop/notebook (whatever you call it where you're from)) goes into sleep mode, (as it was configured by default after xx minutes (can't remember)), as soon as I wake it up, it appears to have "lost" the sound driver, as it says: "no audio output device is installed". But when I restart, I can use audio speakers with no problem.

(took a while to find out problem was sleep mode, because with laptop/notebook I do --> close lid, unplug power cable -->move somewhere --> plug in power cable --> leave it for 30 minutes...... )

Summary, computer goes to sleep mode --> wake up --> audio driver is unavailable --> no sound output until restart.

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17 May 2009   #2

Windows 7
Same Problem Here

I just installed Windows 7 RC ed. on a laptop and PC. Not only when it goes to sleep, but also on Hibernation, it would be safe to say that any form of shutdown that is not a complete SHUTDOWN tend to bring up this problem. I don't find the driver dissapeared. Only the sound muted, as I can still manage to display the sound properties and watch that little green bar activate whenever a sound emerges from the software. Simply, the sound is muted, but no I don't see any drivers dissapearing. It's bad on my laptop cause I frequently put her to sleep. I gotta restart it if I wanna hear some monster slashin on my WOW game.
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19 May 2009   #3

Win 7 ver 7100 32 bit

Afraca, I had exactly the same problem as you on a Toshiba laptop, and had to restart completely to restore sound functions. I am using version 7100 32 bit.

However I have now updated the system BIOS and the problem has gone away, so I suggest you try the same
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19 May 2009   #4

Windows 7

I forgot to mention. My laptop has 64-bit version 7100. And my PC 32-bit version 7100. So it must be a basic problem on the OS itself. Windows drivers? I don't think so. I had to download the sound drivers on my PC, as I have a Creative X-Fi Platinum, and Windows couldn't find the drivers itself. I forced the installation of the drivers with Creative Labs. It must be something simple causing this problem. Hope it will get fixed on an update. Just keep sending feedbacks.
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19 May 2009   #5

Windows 7

It's happened once to me after waking from S3 sleep mode.
To restore the sounds without rebooting, I restarted the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service, which also restarted the Windows Audio and the Creative Audio services.
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