Audio card not detected

  stormrider123 22:15 22 Nov 2010

Recently while playing games mostly gta san andreas the game crashes and then when i open it again it says soundcard not detected and i cant hear any sound e.g youtube videos or anything until i restart my pc its not a major problem but its very annoying
before it was once every few days but now it happens 3 or 4 times a day
can anyone tell me whats wrong

  northumbria61 13:56 23 Nov 2010

Have you tried a driver update via Device Manager ?

  Chris_Byers 14:03 23 Nov 2010

What O\S are you ising? It is not uncommon that when an application using the soundcard crashes it takes access to the soundcard with it. I've recently fieleded a question about spotify doing a similar thing under certain circumstances.
What you could try is restarting the Windows Audio service. go to computer management - services - Windows Audio. Right-click this then select restart (or start if it is listed as having stopped.

  stormrider123 17:58 23 Nov 2010

Hi im using windows xp and i also get yhe same problem with spotify

  citadel 09:41 24 Nov 2010

see if there are patches for gta as they fix games probs.

  stormrider123 15:48 06 Dec 2010

finnaly it seems to have dissapeared from happening with gta sa butr happens more often with spotify

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