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Sound fails to play on Windows 8


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Sound fails to play on my Windows 8 laptop.

Here are the things I've tried.
  • Restarting the Audio Service (it doesn't restart, it stays stuck on "stopping", and I have to restart my computer
  • Updating my audio drivers
  • sfc /scannow
When I go to test the audio, this is what I see.

sound fails to play on windows 8.png

What can be done to fix this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 15 L2W58EA#ABU
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1TB Hard Disk Drive, Seagate ST1000lm035-1rk172
    Keyboard
    Inbuilt keyboard
    Mouse
    Synaptics Touchpad (inbuilt trackpad)
    Internet Speed
    10MB (tested to be 7MB)
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Comodo Internet Security

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