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Sound on Sony Vaio plays and then stops until restart

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    Windows 8

    Sound on Sony Vaio plays and then stops until restart


    Recently the sound on my Sony Vaio will play initially, but afterwards won't work. It doesn't say it's muted and the little green part that shows sound in the speaker area also doesn't appear when something is playing. I have tried to test the speakers to see if that plays sound but when I do it says that they are being used with another application and to close it before I try to test them, even when nothing else is open. If I restart it, the same thing will happen again. Why is this happening?

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    Windows 8


    Its not unique to your Sony. I have a Dell Vostro, and after one of the automatic updates downloaded a couple of weeks ago, the sound started doing exactly the same thing, i.e. works intermittently. Sometimes re-booting sorts the problem out, but sometimes it doesn't. Three of my colleagues with the same model laptops have experienced identical issues, so this is clearly a Windows 8 / 8.1 thing - which I wish they would fix, and quickly, because I'm becoming very irate with it.
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    Windows 8


    mz132 - have a look at the thread titled "No Sound - the device is being used by another application" No Sound- The device is being used by another application

    I didn't read through all 10 pages worth but on page 9 there is a fix - its to do with one of the updates. I've tried it and so far so good, but as its an intermittent problem, it may be a while before I can confirm whether the issue is sorted or not.
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    Windows 8


    Thanks for that, I've tried looking around but haven't found any other issues that were the same as mine. I'll look at the thread now, hopefully it works, having to constantly restart my laptop is getting tiring! Similar problems have been to do with updates so it could easily be that
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Sound on Sony Vaio plays and then stops until restart
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