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Problem with Audio Devices Connecting/Disconnecting

EpicLightning

New Member
I have noticed that when a program or something using sound is running, if I unplug my speaker device and then either plug it back in, or plug in a new audio playback device, the sound will stop working altogether and within a matter of about two minutes, the entire computer will become unresponsive to the point that I have to manually restart it via pressing the button. This problem did not occur in Windows 7 (previous version I had); so therefore, I know it is not a problem with the CPU.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows Eight Consumer Preview
    System Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines EL1850
    CPU
    Intel Celeron
    Motherboard
    ACPI x64-based PC
    Memory
    2048MG RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G41 Express Chipset
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL ST2010
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Intel Celeron; C-drive
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2
    Mouse
    Microsoft PS/2; Tablet Mouse
    Internet Speed
    20.69Mbps

GMan

Banned
Hi,

I'm not really understanding what you're doing. Why would you bother touching any playback settings when it is playing well to begin with? (I ask because the answer will likely influence my response.)

Are you talking about physical speakers/headphones or different audio interfaces running on the computer?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

MD678685

x64 all the way!
Member
Hello, and a late welcome to EightForums. Download the drivers for your audio card and reinstall them. If it carries on, it is a hardware problem indication that the hardware is incompatible with Windows 8. BTW, how old is your computer?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer Aspire AS7736G
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    DDR2 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce G210M
    Sound Card
    nVidia High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio (basically IDK)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" LED LCD Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS545050B9A300
    Iomega Select Desktop 2251799813685248(?)B(2TB) HDD
    PSU
    ?
    Internet Speed
    Around 5Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    avast! Antivirus 8
    Other Info
    X64 FOR THE WIN :D
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