repeatedly lost audio drivers

  damnthispc 21:27 13 May 2008

these are my pc specs
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
BIOSTAR Group GF7050-M2
2.20 megahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
128 kb primary memory cache
512 kb secondary memory cache
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/20/2007
Maxtor 6 G160P0 USB Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 2
MAXTOR STM3160215AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0
2016 Megabytes Installed Memory
3.5” format removeable media [Floppy drive]
NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a [Display adapter]
Hansol 720E [Monitor]
Bluetooth AV/HS Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus Version 7.0.470.000

The problem is, whenever i start the pc up each evening I find that media player and winamp can't access audio, 'there is a problem with your sound device'
reloading the drivers and restarting the machine puts things back in order but its a real pain to do this every time.
When I open the realtek control panel the audio demo works so i'm baffled.
any suggestions anyone

  damnthispc 19:12 14 May 2008

forgot to say that audio demo works before i re-install the drivers

  ICF 19:32 14 May 2008

Have you tried the most up to date realtek drivers?

  damnthispc 21:34 17 May 2008

yup I have the latest driver from realtek

  MAT ALAN 21:39 17 May 2008

the issue may not be with your drivers but the applications, uninstall winamp download latest version of Media player, reinstall winamp if you need to...

  Stuartli 22:32 17 May 2008

Is the Realtek HD Audio (on-board?) selected as the Default Audio Device as I notice you mention Bluetooth Audio (Start>Settings>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Sound and Video tabs)?

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