Sound randomly stops working


  • The sound randomly stops working on my computer. For no apparent reason, the sound completely stops, without any noise before hand. When this happens, if I try to play music for example, the progress bar doesn't even start. The only way to bring sound back is to reset the computer, at which moment I windows tells me it can't play the logoff sound.

    I don't use the onboard sound card, as I have another one which I use for guitar playing (line 6 studio gx). When the problem doesn't occur, it works perfectly well. I completely disabled the onboard soundcard in the device manager just to make sure it doesn't cause any conflicts and have the latest drivers.

    Here are my computer specs :

    Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition   (Build 7600)
    DirectX Version 11.0
    CPU : intel core I5

    ram : 4 gb

    GPU : Nvidia GTX460

    Motherboard : P7H55-M SI
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:35 AM


  • Hi,

    What have you done before this issue appear? It seems the problem with your sound driver.

    Please try to login with Clean Boot to see if the same issue occurs.


    Also try updating device driver.




    Leo   Huang

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    Thursday, November 04, 2010 6:14 AM