When windows boots, every other time the startup sound doesn't play and I know for a fact after that the sound won't work completely. Other times it works fine. Now it is getting to the point where the windows sound plays, test the speakers through Control Panel they work fine but it won't work in any program/ plug-in.
My Mic on the other hand is displayed as being in perfect working order in Hardware Manager but again, either not detected in programs or just not picking up any sound.
My Windows is up-to-date, likewise all my drivers, I've cleaned my registry. No I idea what is the problem. Please help!
Just thinking that it might be a program that's stopping the windows audio service? Try this but if it doesn't do anything you can change back. Right click the speaker icon in the notification area and select playback devices, click on speakers then select the properties tab then advanced tab. Untick the box for 'Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device' and reboot.
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