Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


No Sound- The device is being used by another application

  1. #21


    Posts : 5
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by CathyT View Post
    Well, so much for that. It was all working fine, then I plugged in headphones, now I have no sound again. I am SOOOO frustrated. I will finish uninstalling all the last Windows Updates, I am still convinced that is the problem.
    My user also said she used the headphones on her PC last week when it broke after the updates were installed.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    ASUS laptop. Sound broken after forced update. Same error. Just commenting in hopes someone somewhere is working on a fix.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Same here, Vaio Windows 8 after Updating.. i tried once to restart it and the sound is working.. but now the sound start to losing again and restarting doesnt solve the problem... hopes someone found the solution
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by jabberGhost View Post
    Signed up to say, SAME HERE. Day before yesterday, temporary sound ever since.

    So..what are we just waiting for windows to fix it now?
    UPDATE : I Just upgraded to windows 8.1 to see if it had an effect...... just like my first post, it's a cross windows 8 problem that started with the latest critical update. It literally forced my computer to shut off, even though I have auto updates turned off.

    I had downloaded an antivirus and nothing came up, i have an ASUS and it's not HP.

    So I would say perhaps it's a "GLITCH" that microsoft is using to get people to upgrade to win 8.1, and I know that sound ridiculous, but I wouldn't put it passed the developers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by ForsakenMoose View Post
    I have a found a rather strange solution to this problem. The issue is that an application is seizing exclusive control over the speakers, muting all other sound.

    Obviously this is a temporary solution and we should all try to find an actual fix, but for now this seems to keep them working.
    Thanks Forsaken Moose! I was having a big issue with this for a few days now! This temp solution worked for me Much appreciated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I have the same problem with windows 8 and ASUS laptop! I only get my sound working by restarting computer and starting to use my sound device before leaving the computer idle for too long...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #27


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    *SOLUTION*

    Hey everyone,i just had the same issue after the last critical update.
    WHat i did is a recovery to 10.7.14 last critical update.when everything was good,and here it is after recovery everything is good and the sound working again )

    I also disabled those automatic updates for now.

    Hope this may help you as well.
    Samsung NP370R5E laptop here.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #28


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Did you mean June 10, 2014 or July 10, 2014 for your recovery? I'm asking because I have had the problem since mid-June and don't have any of the July updates installed. If it was July, this will not work for me and others who have had the problem since June. Hopefully it continues to work for you.

    I've also seen that people with Realtek audio drivers have installed the latest driver, and it apparently fixed the problem for them. I have the current IDT audio driver, so I'm still looking for a solution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #29


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by GaryG45 View Post
    Did you mean June 10, 2014 or July 10, 2014 for your recovery? I'm asking because I have had the problem since mid-June and don't have any of the July updates installed. If it was July, this will not work for me and others who have had the problem since June. Hopefully it continues to work for you.

    I've also seen that people with Realtek audio drivers have installed the latest driver, and it apparently fixed the problem for them. I have the current IDT audio driver, so I'm still looking for a solution.
    I meant July.
    Because i had the problem right after the 13.7 update...
    So if it's June at your pc than it's something else maybe....don't know.

    For those who have it from last update i think this helps.it works for me so far,more than 24h already of normal work.
    The latest driver didn't work for me when i tried.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #30


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    same here acer aspire laptop.did a refresh to see if it solves this and now there is no previos restore point.gutted
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
No Sound- The device is being used by another application
Related Threads
Hi, While exploring Device Manager today in my Win 8.1 system I discovered I had three entries listed under Sound, Video and Game Controllers: (1) AMD High Definition Audio Device (2) CyberLink WebCam Virtual Driver (3) Realtek High Definition Audio Every now and then when my...
Just turned my PC on and I keep getting a Windows 8 Device Connect sound every 4-6 seconds.. no USB or anything wired connected to my PC for it to give me this sound?
So I was doing some uninstall housekeeping because of an issue with another program when apparently I accidentally deleted my audio device. I believed this to be Realtek so I went to the website and downloaded their free 64 bit version. BTW I'm running windows 8.1. The device manager doesn't show...
Hi, At every start-up there is ether a Device Disconnect sound or a Device Connect sound that gets interrupted by a Device Disconnect sound. This happens on every start-up, after almost everything is loaded. P.S. There are no Yellow !-s in the device manager.
I get the error attached. 22484 However, devices show up in device manager. 22485 When I try to re-install the driver from the dell site, the installation fails. Here is the error log:
Has anyone made a sound changing app where you can change startup/shutdown sounds ect? Can you via registry and other tricks get sound to happen on fast boot and resume? I wonder if I could get windows task scheduler to do it...mmmm
Hi All, I'm a newbie here, so sorry if I haven't done a proper search on the forum to a solution for my problem, I tried but couldn't find an exact match. I had to dump my Sound Blaster X-FI card because of the pops and crackles, which I didn't have in XP. I'll try to resolve that problem by...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook