Speakerless in Sicily

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chris52

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Hoping someone can help point me in the right direction. I lose sound in my speakers now and again and the only way to get the sound back is to restart the computer. I have a new Sony Vaio (about 4 mo's old) running WinXP. Anybody have any clues? :confused:
 
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When the sound goes off are you in the process of playing music, etc or does it go unavailable BETWEEN uses?

When it is unavailable, check the status of the sound devices in Device Mgr...is everything OK???

What about the volume control...muted, or all the way down???

Check Control Panel/Sounds&Audio... under the audio Tab, is the correct device selected for sound playback?
 

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Thanks for your thoughts winbob. The volume is set right, devices show it as working properly and the correct device is selected for playback. I will lose sound at random. Never when I am listening to something, but it will be fine, then I go back to listen to something and I can't hear it. As soon as I restart, they work fine. As a matter of fact, during shutdown, I can hear the windows chime, sound, warning....whatever it is, that plays just before shut down or restart. Very puzzled here. Any help would be great. Are you a printer man as well, I am getting ready to post on on that *@#! thing. Thanks again.

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Your last comment makes me think that some app has gotten control of the sound device. However, I would expect that you would get a msg to that effect????
Next time you lose sound bring up Task Mgr Screen (Ctl-Alt-Del) and check over the list of processes. See if there is anything unexpected running that might use sound.
 
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