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Intermittent audio with Win 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Cannot create a stable SoundBlaster audio setup with Win 7 Pro - works some days and refuses the next, are there conflicts with recent updates or patches?

    This never happened previously and I am tempted to create a fresh Win 7 environment and clone it on a couple of SSDs

    Any audio thoughts?

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:09 AM

Answers

  • Download and install the latest sound card driver from the website of the manufacturer and recheck the issue.

    Tips for fixing common sound problems


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:38 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to install the latest driver from the official website in another reply, I suggest you can also run the troubleshooter to troubleshoot the issue. Just open “Control Panel” > “Troubleshooting” > “Audio Playback”.

    Also, you can check the audio service settings. Type “Services” in search box, then find “Windows Audio” in the list. Right click it > “Properties”, and check “Automatically” in “startup type” column. Then restart the service.

    For another possibility which you mentioned about updates conflicting, you would better try to perform system restore for test.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/restore-system-files-and-settings

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon  


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    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:23 AM

All replies

  • Download and install the latest sound card driver from the website of the manufacturer and recheck the issue.

    Tips for fixing common sound problems


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:38 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to install the latest driver from the official website in another reply, I suggest you can also run the troubleshooter to troubleshoot the issue. Just open “Control Panel” > “Troubleshooting” > “Audio Playback”.

    Also, you can check the audio service settings. Type “Services” in search box, then find “Windows Audio” in the list. Right click it > “Properties”, and check “Automatically” in “startup type” column. Then restart the service.

    For another possibility which you mentioned about updates conflicting, you would better try to perform system restore for test.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/restore-system-files-and-settings

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon  


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:23 AM