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Strange audio problem in Windows 8 Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Strange audio problem in Windows 8 Pro


    So, I've been running Windows 8 for a year, never had any major problems, till now.

    When I'm watching any videos, say a 5 minutes video, I watch 2/3 of them, and the Audio suddenly stops working, at all. There's no sound. Volume bars doesn't show any sound generated, too.

    So, first I thought there was a problem with the Audio Driver, so I reinstalled the driver, which didn't solved the problem. Then I completely un-installed the third party audio driver and relayed totally on the Window's default audio driver (Which didn't had the SRS or other effect, but if this problem gets solved, I don't care about that) but that didn't worked, either, same problem.

    I tried disabling/re-installing the default driver, too. No luck But the problems gets solved if I restart the PC. Restarting takes a few little seconds, but it is really annoying to restart the PC in every hour or so.

    So, as you can see, I've tried most of the general troubleshooting. I guess you people can help me.

    (Note: I really don't want to reinstall Windows)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    How about some system info? Manufacturer and/or MB model #? If applicable, audio card info.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    How about some system info? Manufacturer and/or MB model #? If applicable, audio card info.
    Yes. It's not my desktop, but a P.O.S Laptop.

    It's a Dell Isnpiron 5110 which I use to watch shows and stuffs. Has a built in Sound card, I guess.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 31
    windows 8.1 Pro

    Same problem


    I have the same problem except my problem happens when I switch to my tv and then back to my pc is when the sound dies. Then restarting is the only cure. And this is also something new. I am thinking the problem might have come from an update.
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