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Sound works for few hours after restart, then no sound until I restart computer

Question: Sound works for few hours after restart, then no sound until I restart computer

I get sound from my speakers just fine after I restart the computer, and it works fine for anywhere from about 3 hours to about 20 hours after the restart. Then no sound at all until I restart.The problem seemed to arise shortly after I installed Norton 360 (an upgrade to the Norton Internet Security I was running). I have had a "chat" with Norton Support twice now, and they were worthless. They don't even read carefully what you're telling them, so they try to make the problem something other than what you have said.I would be so grateful if you can help me fix this problem. Thanks.

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Answer: Sound works for few hours after restart, then no sound until I restart computer

try uninstalling norton and then give it a try. I think norton maybe the culprit

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I have a Satellite C850-101 running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

When I turn the laptop back on from Shut Down, no sound comes from the speakers or from the headphones.

If I restart the laptop the speakers and headphones work fine.

So every time I turn my laptop on, the speakers do not work and they will only function again when I restart..

A little investigation of this problem shows the following...

Whenever I turn my laptop on and go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Manage Audio Devices I see two items:

1) "Speakers - High Definition Audio Device - Not plugged in" with a greyed out speaker icon with a red arrow.

2) "Digital Audio (S/PDIF) - High Definition Audio Device - Default device" with a coloured external amplifier icon (looks a bit like a DVD player) with a green tick. There is an audio level icon next to it which does show sound whenever sound is played on my laptop, but no sound is audible either through my speakers or headphones. I believe this is for the HDMI connection

Whenever I subsequently reboot my laptop and go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Manage Audio Devices I see one item:
"Speakers - Realtek High Definition Audio - Default Device" with a coloured speaker icon and a green tick. The sound works perfectly fine.

I have uninstalled the sound drivers, reinstalled them from the Toshiba website and also downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Realtek.

I have played around with most of t... Read more

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I have Windows XP and when the computer powers down after no use, when i get on again, i have no sound. I have to re-start the computer to get sound. Any suggestions?
 

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Every now and then my pc freezes and screen goes black as if my graphic card looses connection. Also , there is sound in the background if there is an application running in the background. Afterwards you can hear some weird sounds in the background. After a reset I receive a 116 error report and PC seems to work just fine. Sometimes it can work for 2 weeks without crashing. I googled for some info and everything seems to be about drivers or graphic cards. I have SLI GTX 670.

I'm looking forward to your help,

Answer:BSOD 116 . PC freezes with sound in background and works after restart

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I have just upgraded from soundblaster live value to soundblaster live 5.1 digital. When the computer starts up or reboots the sound has breaks in it.Would the team have any idea what would cause this?

Answer:Sound breakup on computer restart

Driver updates and check there troubleshooting.There has been a known probelm with some of the older Live but not the newer Live range. But no doubt Creative will have either a patch or a fix, support about the problem.

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The sound on my computer (Dell Optiplex) keeps going out. If I restart the computer, it will come back on, but I don't know how to stop it from happening to begin with or why it keeps cutting out.  It's quite annoying.
 
When I click on the sound icon in the right hand corner, I get this message: "There are no active mixer devices available."  I have tried all the suggested fixes for this, but the only thing that works is to restart the computer.
 
I have gone to the control panel to add new hardware.  That doesn't work as everything shows up as working just fine.  Can't add anything.
 
I have checked the device manager -- nothing has a yellow exclamation point.
I have tried to update the driver -- I get the message that I have the latest driver installed.
I have tried to stop and then restart the service in services.msc.  No change.  Sound still won't work. 
 
According to belarc advisor, this is what I have on my computer:ADS DVD Xpress B
SndTAudio
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
USB Audio Device
 
This could be worse - I could totally and always without sound, but it's really quite annoying to have multiple programs open (I work from home on the computer) and have to close everything down in order to restart to get the sound back. It's such an unproductive waste of time and suggests that there is something wrong.
 
Anyone have any other ideas I haven't tired yet?

Answer:Sound stops working - must restart computer

I need a few more details. What sound device are you using? Headphones? Speakers that connect through 3.5mm jack? What is the USB audio device as listed by belarc? When does the sound stop working? Does it stop working while streaming a video? What are you doing when the sound stops working? 
 
As a good first step, first uninstall the sound drivers and software from Control Panel\add and remove programs\uninstall and then reinstall by downloading the newest version directly from dell's website: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/ProductSelector You can find the service tag generally on the top, side, or back of the desktop.
 
Because this is an older computer (I assume since it is running windows xp), I suggest you open the case, dust the computer out and while you have it open, inspect the motherboard for blown or bulging capacitors: https://www.google.com/search?q=blown+or+bulging+capacitors+motherboard&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cR7ZU8zAB9amyASd34HABw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1272&bih=766

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when ever i boot or restart my computer my sound from my headphones is always disabled and i have to turn it on manually

via the bottom right corner of the desktop

thanks...
 

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I need some help here with my sound. First of all I have a really crappy computer and I'll be getting a new one soon, but for now here is my question: I have an eMachines C2825, 1gb RAM, 2.08 ghz AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor, running windows XP. I've never had problems until recently. I have on-board sound, no fancy sound card installed but it is definitely the root of my problems.

Here's the deal, my sound seems to be failing me, I'm sure I have the correct drivers because I've had this computer for a good 3 years now and the sound has been crystal clear up until now. If I start my computer and log on, the normal log on sound is cracked and crackling and skips. Then I try to play music and all it does is stutter and skip. Now here's the really weird parts! 1. If I log off or switch user, the sound then becomes completely unusable until the computer is restarted. 2. If I'm playing music in any type of media player (I've tried Windows Media Player, iTunes, and Foobar2000) and I click on a new song, it will simply not play, it will sit at 0:00 and not play, no matter what track it is. This happens across all 3 of the programs. This is where it's even weirder, if I close the program, it restarts my whole computer automatically.

Thanks in advance for anyhelp
 

Answer:Sound causing computer to automatically restart

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Hi everyone,Sometime ago I ran an automatic BIOS update to my laptop. This was the second time since I bought it and the first time I had no problems. A short while after the update, I noticed that the sound driver always went inactive if I switched off my laptop and switched it on the next day, i.e. a full shutdown or a restart maybe necessitated by Windows updates or something of that sort. When I switched it back on, the sound driver was inactive. The first time I did not think much of it and simply reinstalled the driver. I had to re-download it, though from the HP website. After that it has happened twice. This does not occur when I hibernate or put it to sleep. Only after a full shutdown or re-start. Last time I checked the programs folder to see if the driver had vanished. It was there, but simply inactive on the status bar. Normally I can see the driver in the Control Panel as well, but when that happens, it is nowhere to be found. When I re-install it, at some point it tells me that the folder already exists and will be overwritten, which proves that it is actually still installed, but the speaker icon on the status bar tells me that there is no hardware plugged in (whereas it is). I did some research on this through Microsoft updates to see if I had any updates that were causing this. I read somewhere about a particular update, but when I checked through my update history, I did not have that update installed that was purported to cause this problem, so I left them ... Read more

Answer:Sound driver goes inactive after computer restart

Did you try installing the Essential System Updates already? What do you mean by inactive by the way? Is it mute or disabled?

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hello here my problem
My sound will stops working all of sudden
And will not come back unless I restart the
computer, ive check my sound settings when it
stops and nothing seems wrong the computer,
it doesent even notice no error messages for it.
I tried new speakers nothing changed.
I check youtube videos for sound checks and the video goes
in slow motion and with no sound so i restart the computer
and its all back to normal i checked my driver it was up
to date and no hardware has been installed.
I tried useing a head set into the jacks at the front still no sound.
So far its only happend while playing 2 diffrent games
any idea what i can do?
my computer is.
packard bell ipower 2.0 gaming pc
6GB memory
gt 240 2gb graphics
windows 7 home

Thank you for your help and advice.
 

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I just rebuilt my game pc and ever since I installed windows 7 64bit anytime I hit restart it says windows is shutting down, the screen goes black and stays black. I have to press the power button to force a shut down and then restart it. BUT, if I shut down windows with the shut down button the pc powers off normally and hitting the power button makes it boot just fine. So everything works perfect, except when I try to use the restart button on windows it hangs after it says shutting down windows.

I have every update available from windows update installed already, disc has service pack 1 on it already.

I am running windows 7 64 bit pro installed. (I did a clean install, no upgrades)



My hardware in it is...... (everything has the current drivers installed)

Gigabyte z170xp-sli motherboard that has the current bios installed.

Intel core i7 6700k 4.0ghz cpu.

Crucial mx300 SSD hard drive.

Evga gtx 1070 video card.

Sound blaster z sound card.

16gb corsair ddr4 ram.

Corsair 650 watt PSU.

27 inch samsung monitor connected via hdmi.

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acer aspire z5610 i have my computer is on for maybe hour or so then i hear the beep then stop then beep comes back looping sound continues then computer freezes then automatically shutdown restart it self i took it back to acer giving them say problem they did the test but they said they quote it fine but still having it

i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still there
Can anyone help me

Answer:computer looping sound automatic restart computer

Hello,

Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

All three Prime95 tests: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

If you get any BSODs, provide us with: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Help me my acer computer keep crashing on me give me some stupid sound then looping again with continuing long sound then computer freezes then force reboot it self...i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still thereCan anyone help me

Answer:computer looping sound automatic restart computer

What sound is it making?What was it sent in to repair previously?

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My system is getting restart every 2 hr.

Answer:Windows 7 Computer restart every two hours

Are you running a beta version of Windows 7?

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It's all in the title really.. The internet works fine as soon as I startup but after about 1 to 2 hours I get the message "Err-Timed-Out" on every page I visit.. except, worth noting maybe, if I'm watching a YouTube video it'll still play and load up but trying to visit other sites I get the error. Anyway, after I restart the pc, the internet works fine again... for another 1 or 2 hours.

I tried a number of fixes after searching online..
* editing host file to delete any sites.
* doing the ipconfig /flushdns /renew (etc..) through the command prompt.
* disabling Anti-Virus
* disabling AdBlock (on chrome)
* running Spybot
* cleaning registry using CCleaner.
* cleaned using Malwarebytes

Pretty certain it's not a router/network issue because my tablet still connects to the internet fine.

Any help would be really appreciated, it's been happening everyday for weeks now so I'm almost getting used to having to restart every hour or 2 but another concern is if the problem could get worse and the internet might stop altogether?

Answer:Internet Works A Few Hours Then "Err-Timed-Out".. Only A Restart Fixes It

This is usually a server issue. Are you on a stand alone computer?

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Hello everyone,

Insert any USB device to this computer, Computer keeps restarting and it wont stop doing that until I remove the usb device. I tried with all the usb ports on this computer and problem is the same. Even by hooking up a usb keyboard or mouse, computer wont get to the login screen. it keeps on restarting. It wont even go into 'safe mode'.
Anyone have any clue whats going on and the solution to fix it?

My appreciations in advance!.
 

Answer:Insert a USB device to this computer, It is going to restart and restart and restart

scroll down to 400, might help.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I have windows 10 factory installed. I bought this T450s 2 months ago. After working fine for 2 or 3 hours, suddenly wireless not responding and showing yellow mark. whatever I do , the wireless icon is frozen and laptop not responding till I make restart. After restarting everything comes to normal status again.Please advise me since this problem makes me restart computer every 2 hours.

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Hi i have a computer that is about 2 years old now and the problemhas only started in the last few months. The sound will go without warning. By go i mean just stop completely, Even if speakers are on full and the the sound option in the task bar is turned up, it will not play sound. It especialy happens when i am on dawn of war.

Dawn of war is a war hammer game. It has been out for a long time so i think my sound card is compatible but i cant remember how to get that up.

Any help would be great, i know i haven't given allot of information above but i cant think of anything else that might be useful. Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Sound will go and i have to restart

Hi

Does it happen if say your playing an MP3 or watching a film, if not then it may be the game causing the hiccup, have you tried uninstalling the game and then running defrag on the drive and the reinstalling it.

Regards
 

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Now that i found this forum, i can FINALLY get all my issues resolved.. i think i have started 3 or 4 threads already in the past couple days, lol. Anyways, for whatever reason, the sound from my computer stops sometimes. Ive got an AIWA stereo hooked up to my computer through the AUX inputs, so usually when im using my computer, ill have the radio playing or a cd or whatever, and then sometimes when i switch to AUX i have no computer sound.. like if i wanted to play an MP3 i cant hear anything, no sound at all, even out of other programs (games, msn, etc) Any ideas? my sound drivers are up to date by the way.
 

Answer:No sound until i restart... sometimes

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Howdy all.

My computer has been working flawlessly for some 18 months, until a couple of days ago, when the sound mysteriously stopped working. The problem began immediately upon attempting to view an online episode from CBS' InnerTube streaming video service. The video displayed just fine, but there was no sound. Following a restart, I had no sound aside from system beeps in any application, whether from .AVI and .MP3 files on my HD or games.

System specifics here:

OS: Win XP SP 2
Mobo: Asus A8N SLI (Nforce4 chipset)
Sound: Onboard Realtek AC 97

I've attempted the following fixes:

1) I downloaded the latest Nforce4 drivers, installed them and sound returned, but each time I restart, the sound disappears again. Repeatedly reinstalling drivers (usually two or more times) eventually causes sound to return.

2) Speakers have been tested via substitution, and they're fine. I'm tempted to try an old sound card, but t's obviously not a hardware issue because otherwise I'd never get sound at all.

3) The system scanned fine with AVG Pro. I run a full AVG scan daily, Spybot S&D every couple of days, RootKit Revealer once a week. I use ZoneAlarm as a firewall solution.

What gives now? Is there something that should be loading on startup that isn't? CBS InnerTube uses Flash or RealPlayer (user option). Why would using the service break sound?

Thanks for any assistance. I'm a software developer, not a desktop support guy, so these ki... Read more

Answer:No Sound Following Restart

Try doing a system restore choosing a date and time just before you trying to view that video.

Orange Blossom

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Question: restart no sound??

When i restart my computer (which isnt often) wave volume is reset to 0 <zero>. How can i make it remember my last setting so i dont have to constantly mess with the volume controls? I know its not a driver issue and not a hardware issue, as the only setting that has changed is the windows settings and not the realtek HD audio settings.

Answer:restart no sound??

Can you give some specs on your computer? Motherboard or computer model if you don't know that.

Pauldo

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I've tried a lot of things to figure this out and it's been going on for quite awhile, still if anyone can post any reason why it won't stream sound, please do so, I want help badly.

I tried an instill of a new hard drive and made it the master drive, however I couldn't install windows from a disc (pci.sys) so instead i copied my os off of the old hard drive but everything had to be copied. (If you can tell me an install process to help me with my sound that'll work too)

youtube doesn't work.. etc
absolutely everything from the internet = no sound except if it caches a file and plays that file instead.
checked volumes, "play sound in webages", downloaded codecs, flash, updates.
post anything, please?

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I had noticed that a lot of people first had sound issues with their Creative X-fi soundcards. Most of them sorted it out by running the Creative drivers in Vista compatibility mode, or by installing the support pack released by a member on the Creative support forums.

The problem for me is that when I do a fresh install the drivers (either the official or the support pack) I can hear sound properly from the speakers before the computer restarts. However once I restart to complete the driver installation, the sound is gone once Windows loads again.

If I do an uninstall of the drivers from device manager the sound comes back once again, but once I restart it is gone again.

I can't explain this weird behaviour but think somehow Windows is overwriting the drivers after a restart. I'm just wondering if anyone hear knows why this is happening the way it is?

I currently have a Creative X-fi Xtremegamer fatality pro, and 4GB ram. I also have a leadtek winfast pvr 2000 which installed properly and works fine (aside from no audio) so i'm wondering if that might be conflicting some how.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Creative X-fi - no sound after restart

I have a Xi-FI Xtremegamer card aswell and when I was installing new drivers before I was also losing sound. This includes with vista 64bit. The card and drivers were showing as working and the volume panel showed no errors either. When I uninstalled back to the old driver or system restored sound would come back.

Embarrassingly enough I found out new Creative drivers sometimes set your default playback device to a different one from which you were using before. Dunno if you have checked. We always assume its a driver issue or program failure >.< . Like, why the hell does Creative ALWAYS set my microphone volume to 8% every time I install a new driver?? EIGHT %!! That was another fun story...

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Hi everyone i just recently bought the HP star wars special edition laptop and i just noticed whenever i restart the laptop the dvd rom will make a sound also happens after it boot up. Is this normal?

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I bought a computer from a state surplus site so no OS was installed. I installed XP-SP2, went ahead to install all drivers/updates but my sound just won't work. I finally did manage to get it working one night when I downloaded a chipset update I believe it was, but turned it on the next morning and all was back to normal, sound didn't work... I am bugging out about this because I got it to work and now it won't. This is my second install of Windows, the first time I dowloaded all my drivers, ect. except for the chipset update. I coulda sworn it was after the chipset dowload that I got my sound working, then stopped after I restarted my computer.So I uninstalled the sound driver, rebooted and installed. No luck. Uninstalled and reinstalled w/o rebooting, no luck.Now I've dowloaded so much crap because I'm using the Intel site AND Gateway to get my driver info I decided to wipe the computer and start from scratch using a method from the Intel site: Disable sound in BIOS load all my drivers (chipsets first) then enable sounds and load that driver...and no luck still.I then installed SP3 and I reinstalled my sound driver. As I was shutting down for the reboot I heard the Windows outro muisic, booted up and didn't have sound once again.Uninstalled, reinstalled and I have sound again. I haven't rebooted yet, and everything still works. Only thing I don't see is the mixer controls, which I assume goes in my tray after the reboot. So it must ... Read more

Answer:Keep Loosing sound after restart

Bump......still unsure on this issue, talked to a few people still clueless 

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In the last few months, I have noticed my sound crackling. I kept thinking I had fixed the problem, but I have finally figured out that the crackling returns whenever I restart my computer. Restarting my computer again may or may not fix the problem until the next restart. I have been having to restart about 3~5 times to get my computer to run without crackling.

I have Google'd and found many other very similar sound crackling issues reported by other users. None of the solutions have worked for me, and none of them discuss the "random after restart" symptom I have described.

I can test to see if my sound is crackling by playing sound while my Steam library is open. I had thought the problem was just Steam, but I can still hear some crackling without ever launching Steam, but using Steam is the easiest way for me to test for crackling. If I do hear crackling nothing I do makes it go away (I just have to restart and cross my fingers), and if I don't hear crackling, I never do until my machine is restarted again.

When the sound is crackling, I have also noticed some issues with video playback, the video will speed up and slow down and sometimes freeze. The closest I came to having the issue fixed was after I uninstalled my graphics driver, there was no crackling while it was uninstalled, but the problem came back as soon as I reinstalled the driver (I actually reinstalled an older driver, but that didn't seem to make any difference). I have also updated all my othe... Read more

Answer:Possible sound crackling after restart

Hi, please see
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update ? The Register
which might be relevant.

I posted this here recently
Did the advent of the CU cause you stutter? MS re-re-re-sponds..

Otherwise please feel free to search the forum for 'stutter' - there are plenty such threads.

Which is your Windows build? Creator's or other?
Windows key + R, winver.

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In the last few months, I have noticed my sound crackling. I kept thinking I had fixed the problem, but I have finally figured out that the crackling returns whenever I restart my computer. Restarting my computer again may or may not fix the problem until the next restart. I have been having to restart about 3~5 times to get my computer to run without crackling.

I have Google'd and found many other very similar sound crackling issues reported by other users. None of the solutions have worked for me, and none of them discuss the "random after restart" symptom I have described.

I can test to see if my sound is crackling by playing sound while my Steam library is open. I had thought the problem was just Steam, but I can still hear some crackling without ever launching Steam, but using Steam is the easiest way for me to test for crackling. If I do hear crackling nothing I do makes it go away (I just have to restart and cross my fingers), and if I don't hear crackling, I never do until my machine is restarted again.

When the sound is crackling, I have also noticed some issues with video playback, the video will speed up and slow down and sometimes freeze. The closest I came to having the issue fixed was after I uninstalled my graphics driver, there was no crackling while it was uninstalled, but the problem came back as soon as I reinstalled the driver (I actually reinstalled an older driver, but that didn't seem to make any difference). I have also updated all my othe... Read more

Answer:Possible sound crackling after restart

Hi, please see
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update ? The Register
which might be relevant.

I posted this here recently
Did the advent of the CU cause you stutter? MS re-re-re-sponds..

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Hi all,

I am having a problem whereas when i shutdown a PC it is restarting itself. I am 99% sure it is a driver issue. I have recently installed a USB Wireless Adapter, a Netgear WG111T. When i remove this adapter from the PC it shuts down without a problem. Ib have downloaded the latest drivers from Netgear's site but i still have the problem!

Any Ideas?

Thanks

Graham
 

Answer:Since when did shutdown sound like restart?

I wonder if it crashes on shutdown. Can you try and see if the following shows an error message on shutdown?

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
3. Clear the Automatically restart check box under System failure, and then click OK. The error message should remain on the screen so that you can record the error information.
 

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 hello all, The pc restarted itself and produced a continuous siren sound on booting(i cannt access BIOS, monitor is on standby) . his isnt the first time as it happened two weeks ago and i took the pc to the repair shop where they installed a new power supply, a case fan, and a 'cooling' soultion for the CPU. they said that CPU temperature was 60C and increasing when i would run a game and this was basically the reason for the prblem.since then the pc worked fine although when i checked CPU temperature after i took it to the repair shop, it was around 55C and jumps to around 64C when running a game. but the pc was running so i thought its k.However, this morning, i was playing a game(pes2006) when the pc restarted all of a sudden and the the same continuos siren sound appeared . i took it once again to the same repair shop where they said this could be a RAM incompatibility(there r three ram sticks one of the them is from a different manufacturer), or static electricity that could have causeed  the second appearance of the problem. they also said that this time it has nothing to do with cpu temperature or any heat-related problems.  the pc now is at the repair shop but i would like to hear an opinion on this and if it is true that 55C on startup is normal for the CPU.note: i checked the beep codes (BIOS is AWARD) and it indicates its a RAM problem. PC specs:- MOBO : Albatron 865.- CPU  : Intel P4 2.8 Ghz.- Ram  : 768 mb ram.- VGA&... Read more

Answer:pc restart with siren sound

First of all I would get it back from the repair shop and not take it back to them. If you feel good enough about doing it there are plenty of people here that can walk you thru just about anything computer related. And unlike the repair shop they will only charge you a leg instead of an arm and a leg (just joking they don't charge)What operating system are you using?How clean is the inside of your comp? I know you took it to the repair shop but I have seen people get them back from the shop just as dirty as they were when they left.

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I recently built a computer. Everytime I restart, it freezes. I'm not sure if it is not shutting down totally or not booting back up. I can shutdown with no problem but if I try to start it back up again too soon it will freeze.
I never do see the Windows screen. It is a black screen.
Also, I am not able to get the sound to work (out of the rear speaker port). Although, it will work out of the front panel port. I have checked the drivers and they all seem to be functioning properly in the Device Manager.

Here is a little info about the system:
Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+
Speed : 1.66GHz
Model Number : 2000 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR2410 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way set, 64 byte line size

Mainboard
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : No
MP APIC : No
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
System : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367-8235
Mainboard : VT8367-8235
Total Memory : 256MB DDR-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8366/A,VT8367 Apollo KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 256MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:05:07 AM, on 1/1/2002
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Answer:Restart Freeze/No Sound

Bump;
....and in case you need to do a back up from Hijack This, do the following;
Repost the entire log, but Place and Run Hijack This from a new permanent folder location [not a temp folder], ie, c:\Program Files\Hijack this
 

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When I first boot up the PC there is no sound but after a restart the sound comes on and remains ok until next shut down, restarts no problem. On board ac 97 sound system.Any ideas to this niggling problem.

Answer:No sound on boot up, ok after restart.

My initial thoughts are to update both the motherboard and sound drivers. If your not sure what to look for please tell us the make/model of the motherboard.

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We have one computer in the office that has recently started an odd behavior. The sound disappears when the computer is restarted. We have to manually delete the sound device from Device Manager and restart which then forces a reinstall and the sound works - until the next shut down or restart.

Automatic Updates had been ON, we turned it OFF, the problem remains. This problem began shortly after a repair install of XP SP2 was done (after a failed install of SP3 which we had to remove). Other than SP3, all other critical updates have been done since the repair install.

Anyone know how we can 'lock' this device in place?

Here is the Sound section of the dxdiag report taken while the sound did not work:
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Sound Devices
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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_019D1028&REV_02
Manufacturer ID:
Product ID:
Type: WDM
Driver Name: smwdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.5246 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 1/27/2005 14:31:06, 260352 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run
Here is the same ... Read more

Answer:Sound keeps disappearing at each restart

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I'm running windows xp with a sound blaster audigy sound card.

There was no sound after xp was reinstalled so I went out to windows update and downloaded the drivers. sound immediately worked. that is until after the next windows restart. then the sound disappears. to get sound working again i have to uninstall the device via device manager and add new hardware. the drivers are installed and sound works until the next windows restart.

when i play an mp3 or something, the system acts like its playing it (windows media player's dancing art crap) but nothing.

does anyone know what I need to be looking for? is there hardware or software that can take control of the audio controls preventing no output through the sound card?

any suggestions is appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: no sound after every Windows restart

A suggestion: Get the drivers for your card from soundblaster's web site instead of using Windows Update.
 

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Hi there,
So my computer has given me this problem in the past- and it righted itself. Not this time. I have a SoundMax onboard soundcard on a Gateway desktop, and according to device manager, everything is working fine, but no sound could come from the speakers. So I decided, maybe it is a hardware thing- I happen to have another Creative sound card here, lets try it. It worked! Yay! Then I restart, and then it stoped working too!
So, now I have two sound cards, one onboard, one PCI, both appear to be in total working order according to XP, and neither emit any sound after I restart the machine so I am assuming this is a registry issue or something windows related.
Can anyone out there give me a hint?

I went to Start/Run/ DXDIAG - Sound1 and Sound2 and both said they were working fine and no problems, but when I ran the Test Direct Sound, nothing came out...
 

Answer:sound stops working when i restart xp sp2

scroll down to 371

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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hi all, i need really big help here, i buy pc week ago and i build it up in my old case everything was fine, then i buy new and biger case and i replace everything in there i have chack that everything is instaled right many times, so no am getting loop sound when i play a game, wach a video or when i just do something on pc after a 3-4sec windows freez and restart i have re-install win millions time and nothing, i have pay for pc over 1000? now am going crazy about it
(sorry for my english)

? OEM Windows 7
? x64
? originall installed Windows XP 32
? OEM version
? Age of system 1 week
? Age of OS installation: to many times
? CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
? Video Card ASUS Nvidia GTX470
? MotherBoard ASUS M4A77TD
? Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W ATX

Answer:BSOD, Loop sound then win restart pls help

I guess it is windows 7? 64 Bit?

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As the title states, I seem to intermittently lose sound all together. The machine will run fine for 3-6 days, and then it will suddenly lose sound. Like someone hit the mute switch, but no one did. I have searched for an answer within all the running programs.. Even killing all the running programs and going back to just the basic desktop, but still, no good. This same phenomenon used to happen back in my Vista days as well, with this same PC.. Then, when I installed Win 7, the problem went away, that is until about 2 weeks ago. It has happened 3-4 times over the last 2 weeks.

Sound card is an M-Audio Delta 2496. They do not have a Specific Windows 7 driver, and I doubt they ever will. Took a year for them to get a Vista Driver..

Answer:Sound sometimes dies.. Have to restart to resolve..?

Hi, did you try to install the driver in compatibility mode, for Vista?

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This is my orginal problem: my soundcard is the SB audigy 2. Back in XP the drivers usually worked fine and produced the right 'loudness' of sound.

It seems in windows 7 to only produce sound at the 40%-60% levels compared to XP. i know this for a fact since i've done testing.

So people told me to downland the daniel k drivers (SB Audigy Series Support Pack 3.6 (11/09/2009) - Creative Labs)

New problem: These drivers worked and fixed the problem however after i restart it goes back to the 40%-60% sound levels. What is happening is it rolling back the driver or what and how do I fix it?

More info: I run the installer and it asks me to restart to uninstall the old drivers I do that. Then when the computer reboots I re run the installer and the drivers install. Now my sound works perferctly however when I restart the next time it's back to the problem.

any ideas? thanks.

Answer:Sound blaster drivers after restart

Did you do this first?
IMPORTANT: Before installing this version, start Windows in Safe Mode and delete the following files:

- 32-bit: C:\Windows\System32\UDAAPO32.DLL
- 64-bit: C:\Windows\System32\UDAAPO64.DLL and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UDAAPO32.DLL

These drivers are supposed to fix the low volume problem.
Fixes and improvements:

- Fixes the static issue when playing audio using DirectSound, WaveOut or WASAPI interfaces.
- DTS Interactive encoder now works on Windows XP without any tricks.
- Fixes a cosmetic issue on Audio Console, encoder status now says DTS Interactive.
- Readds support for 64-bit OpenAL and 64-bit ASIO.
- Fixes Microphone not available on Audigy1 cards on Windows 7 / Vista.
- Enables support for WASAPI exclusive-mode event-driven playback, seems to be working just fine.
- Fixes the enhancements errors in Windows mixer and Windows Media Player.
- Adds Microsoft Audio Home Theather Effects for both Speakers and S/PDIF Out endpoints.
- Includes Encoder Switcher to enable DTS Interactive on Audigy cards.
- Fixes the Audio Console "Internal application error" when enabling the DDL Encoder on localized installs.
- Updates Audio Console to display DTS Interactive in the Encoder tab when Encoder switcher is used.
- Workarounds a bug that unexpectedly resets the speaker configuration.
- Prevents an issue during installation on Windows 7/Vista that may result in low volume when certain enhancements are enabled.
- Implements Hardware CMSS Headphone by... Read more

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I'm having a slight problem here, Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm set up with two monitors, the second with HDMI, but I have default sound as the speaker/headphone outputs on my motherboard.

For some reason everytime I restart my computer it defaults to HDMI for audio and I need to switch it back, kinda annoying. The HDMI audio is at the top of the sound list if that's relevant.

Answer:Default Sound Device changes on restart

That is the way Windows works. If there is an HDMI cable plugged in to the PC, it will automatically set the default audio playback device as HDMI. In these cases you must manually change the playback device to "Speakers", as you have found out.

This works the same way in Windows 8. As more and more HDMI monitors are becoming available Microsoft needs to change the way it manages the sound playback. But, until they do you will have to continue to manually set it.

If you can use DVI or VGA for the second monitor, instead of HDMI, that would solve your problem.

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kk so my gf's surround sound works and all but everytime she restarts/shutdown, the settings go back to 2.1 which is annoying cuz my gf turns off her PC everynight.

ASUS P4SD-LA
Realtek AC'97 a3.81 driver
Creative Inspire T5400
Windows XP Pro SP2

i have reinstalled and installed the latest audio drivers.
any other ideas?
 

Answer:5.1 surround sound reverts to 2.1 after restart

truflip said:



kk so my gf's surround sound works and all but everytime she restarts/shutdown, the settings go back to 2.1 which is annoying cuz my gf turns off her PC everynight.

ASUS P4SD-LA
Realtek AC'97 a3.81 driver
Creative Inspire T5400
Windows XP Pro SP2

i have reinstalled and installed the latest audio drivers.
any other ideas?Click to expand...

when you mean "settings" do you mean windows settings or the software that came with the sound card?
do you have the windows audio speaker near the clock?
double click on it
if u do go to options--->select advanced controls
go to options again--->make sure advanced controls is checked marked--->select properties---->you should see 'playback', 'recording' and 'other'--->select 'other' and hit ok---> you should see 4 volume controls 'front' 'center' 'subwoofer' and 'rear'--->select 'advanced' on the subwoofer volume--->click 'enable 5.1 magic' and then ok...close all volume control windows and restart
 

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This has been happening the last couple of days. I don't know why. I start my computer, and the sound doesn't work. But, when I RESTART it, the sound is fine. Why is this happening? How can I fix this without a restart? It doesn't happen each time I boot my system, just some of the time.

Is there a service I can restart? An application I can reopen? Etc.

Answer:No Sound: Restart Fixes - Why? Howto without?

What are you doing just before the sound stops? Did you open a certain program? Sounds like a software driver conflict. Wait until it does it, again. Then, go to Device Manager and check to see if there are any red exes or yellow exclaimations marks next to the sound. Also, when the sound stops, look near the system clock is there a speaker icon with a red ex?

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W7 x64 SP1.

Not sure if its hardware problem or software or drivers, but anyway.

Was running a maintenance on my V-Card, unplugged everything from the pc. After i was done, i plug everything back in, turn my PC on, and hope to check out YouTube, but all i hear is some screeching when i watch videos.

I downloaded and installed latest Realtek HD drivers, and after that situation improved a bit, but still unbearable. Now i hear sounds but shifted and corrupt. Even on max sound, voices can barely be heard, but other sounds sound even louder. I.E. Machinima logo screen sounds loud and shifted, but voices are barely hearable.

It all happened in a matter of minutes. I unplugged, and then plugged back in. Done that a thousand times, but now this crap happened.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:After restart headset sound messed up.

what "maintenance" did you do? Did you try rolling back the system to before it happened?
 

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Im posting this on behalf of my bf, he recently bought a second hand computer with on board sound, when he tried to update the onboard sound drivers, the computer restarted and mentioned something about media cable failure, and when he checked 'blue screen view' it said something about Portcl.sys, i have researched this and i read up that its about the sound which is ironic.
he has disabled the sound in the bios on boot-up.
how can he get his sound to work without his computer restarting?
thanks for your help in advance.
Hollie
 

Answer:Onboard sound causing restart

From where did he try to update to onboard sound drivers?

Is this system one that was built by an individual or is like an HP, Dell, etc.?

If the onboard sound continues to give issues he could install a relatively inexpensive sound card.
 

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For the past few weeks I have been having a serious problem. Every few hours, my computer restarts. This is premeditated by a loss in my speakers and my microphone, which comes back after a few seconds. However, I restart within 30 seconds of the loss of audio. This isn't a blue screen, this just plain turn off my computer. No error message. No minidump.

I did make a recent upgrade from dual 8800 Ultra graphics cards to a single GTX 295, all the voltages are fine, I have more than enough power. RAM is fine, nothing is wrong/changed for the past 3 months. These issues became very common when I installed STALKER: Call of Pripyat, so I uninstalled with Revo Uninstaller, not fixing anything.

I have been trying to post my report files, but the upload keeps failing. I've tried in .rar, .zip, and .7z, so I'll try to re-upload in the morning.


3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7100)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. StrikerExtreme 1.XX
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.06 03/03/2008

2816 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_A2' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B2' has 1024 MB

TSSTcorp DVDR/RW TS-T632L ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
TSS... Read more

Answer:Loss of microphone/sound and restart

Try splitting the upload in half - there's a limit to the size that you can upload.

Try these free diagnostics/stress tests while waiting for a reply:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

*****
Additional tests for certain specific circumstances:
Try this free video stress test: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

Quote:




FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit




Try this free stress test: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

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Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want t... Read more

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I have to update my Vaio Update software (version 3) to version 4. The instructions on the Sony website say:

1. Download the file to a temporary or download directory (Please note this directory for reference later).
2. Uninstall the existing VAIO Update and restart the unit.
3. After the unit has restarted, please go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click EP0000162589.exe.
4. Follow the instructions displayed in the installation wizard.
5. After installation is completed, please restart the computer.

All is clear to me, except that I don't know whether "unit" is another word for "computer", or something different altogether...? If they mean the same thing, then the same word should be used. Anyway, I don't know whether I have to reboot my computer after removing Vaio Update 3 or whether I can install version 4 directly after removing version 3. Sorry if this sounds silly.
 

Answer:Solved: Restart the unit=restart the computer? Didn't understand Vaio Update instruct

ok download the file to for example my docs next uninstall version3 and restart your comp next get the file from my docs double click the exe follow the wizard instructions when finished restart again hope this helps
 

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Good evening! I have no sound coming from WMP11 (Yes I checked the mute button). My computer has sound everywhere else. WMP 11 will burn, rip and play music and video but no sound. I have run Ad-Aware, SpyBot and AVG anti-virus. I have uninstalled WMP11 and installed WMP10 and that didn't work. I then uninstalled WMP10 and installed WMP11 again. That didn't work. I went to device manager and ran through all the sound drivers. All seem to be working and up to date. I am baffled. I have made sure that WMP 11 is my default player and I have checked all sound settings. I am attaching my Everest file just in case. Can you please help? Thank you very much.
 

Answer:No Sound in WMP11 but sound works on computer

Here is some more information if that will help anyone. I have Microsoft XP Professional SP3 and WMP11 was working fine then one day it just stop producing sound.
 

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Since the new windows 10 anniversary update, the sound drivers for my laptop get uninstalled when i restart the computer. The sound drivers are Conexant ISST from Bang & Olufsen, i have tried installing other audio drivers or updating them but they all get removed and the original driver gets put back. To fix the problem at the moment, i am forced to restart the computer twice as that seems to reinstall them.

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Thought at first it was a sound card problem, but I think it is Windows ...

Set up:

Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1, currently up to date.
Creative X-Fi sound card optical to AV receiver

Problem:

Sound will randomly disappear, and only come back upon restart. Also it has to be a hard restart because when it tries to shut down it hangs, tells me that it's waiting for log off sound, but never is able to do it, then when I force shut down it hangs, and I have to hit the reset button on the machine. The sound disappears when I am watching movies with any player, while watching videos on the internet, or playing games. It just goes away. One hint I got was in Media Player Classic it tells me that it's lost focus, but searches have revealed nothing that has helped. I thought it was my old install just getting aged, but it resumed the problem when I did a complete new install.

Any ideas? Is this a known issue with something that I just haven't found? Any help would be appreciated, it's making me crazy.

Answer:Losing sound, restart only thing that fixes it

Device Manger > Sound Video & Games >

Try updating the sound drivers. Right click then update. If that doesn't help then try uninstalling, then reinstalling the drivers.

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Hi everyone, i am facing a weired problem, i just bought new laptop HP ProBook 450 G3 laptop last week, but from starting i am facing sound problem, on after every 1 2 days my laptop sound suddenly gone, no sound from speakers, from headphone etc, i have played audio, video movies, youtube videos but no sound from anywhere, but when i restart my laptop then sound work properly, but again after 1 2 days again sound gone suddenly, and i have to restart my laptop... i don't know what is the problem, it is very irritating that every after 1 2 days i have to restart my laptop for sound... what i have tried so far,,,.1 - uninstall and then install again windows 10 pro 64 bit2 - uninstall audio driver and download and install new driver from HP website against my model no3 - update my laptop BIOS4- run troubleshoot audio from windows but troubleshoot fixed nothing but nothing can fix my problem and i have to restart my laptop when my sound is gone,... kindly please anyone let me know is it hardware issue or any software issue ? and how i can fix it ?

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Every time I restart or turn off the computer, it defaults to Headphones & Speakers lose sound, any suggesions, please.

Answer:Lose sound in speakers on Windows restart

Which operating system are you using ?

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hello peeps

i have a very frustrating issue goin on here..
tried different solutions on the net,
but nothing works.
the issue is this:

whenever i want to watch a online video,
all computer sound stop working after 10 min or so..
sound will only return after a restart..

anyone know why this is,
and how to fix it?

i run windows xp on a dell stationary..
i run malware, adware, spyware, antivirus software very often,
and know my way around a pc in general.
but this thing i cant find any solution to.

please, please help!
bless
baz
 

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I have had this problem for a while now and it requires me to hold down the power button and restart my computer. There seems to be no time limit, my computer is not overheating or being overworked. It has happened while i have been just browsing the internet or when I am playing games. I am stumped on what to do. I want to make sure it is not something software side before I go doing anything with replacing hardware.
 
When it freezes all sound just stops and I can not move my mouse. What ever my screen was showing a second before the freeze is what it stays showing. It seems to happen alot when i hit fullscreen or unfullscreen a youtube video or Twitch.tv stream. I have tried waiting it out but it stays that way for hours.
 
I will admit to having torrented before.
 
My Rig:
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
PSU: Coolmax VL 600W
Cooling: Rosewill RCX-Z1

Answer:Random Freezes (no sound and requires restart)

Freezing can be difficult to troubleshoot as it doesn't give us much information about the cause.Driver Verifier might force a BSOD which will produce a dump file for me to analyse. What is Driver Verifier?Driver Verifier monitors Windows kernel-mode drivers, graphics drivers, and even 3rd party drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. Driver Verifier can subject the Windows drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.Essentially, if there's a 3rd party driver believed to be causing the issues at hand, enabling Driver Verifier will help us see which specific driver is causing the problem.Before enabling Driver Verifier, it is recommended to create a System Restore Point:Vista - START | type rstrui - create a restore pointWindows 7 - START | type create | select "Create a Restore Point"How to enable Driver Verifier:Start > type "verifier" without the quotes > Select the following options -1. Select - "Create custom settings (for code developers)"2. Select - "Select individual settings from a full list"3. Check the following boxes -- Special Pool- Pool Tracking- Force IRQL Checking- Deadlock Detection- Security Checks (Windows 7 & 8/8.1)- DDI compliance checking (Windows 8/8.1)- Miscellaneous Checks4. Select - "Select driver names from a list"5. Click on the "Provider" tab. This will sort all of the drivers by the provider.6. Check EVERY box that is NOT provided by Microsoft / Microsoft Corporatio... Read more

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Alright, I was told by a friend that I should come here with my problem, as nobody else can seem to help me with this, so I'm hoping you guys know what you're doing!

Now, down to my problem. I get this EVERY time I play ANY game whatsoever. Whether it be Duke Nukem 3D, or Half-Life 2. I'll be playing anywhere from 30 seconds, to half an hour, when all of a sudden my screen goes totally black, I hear a sound looping (usually the last sound I heard), and then my monitor reads "Power Save" (which usually means my computer is off, but in this case it isn't). My computer becomes totally unresponsive, and I have to force reboot the damn thing. Now sometimes, before my computer goes unresponsive, the game I was playing tabs itself, and I see an error that reads something along the lines of:

"VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator because it was no longer responding to driver commands."

Then it will ask to send an error report, blah blah blah. Sometimes, if I'm quick enough, I can hit send or don't send, and then it will go right back to my game and I can play for another couple minutes or so before it finally totally locks up, and everything goes black. I have no idea what is causing this problem, and of course no idea what to do about it. Can anyone here help me, or has anyone encountered a similar problem? Thanks for any help in advance.

By the way, here are my comp. specs:
AMD Athlon 64 +3200
1.99GHz Processor
448mb... Read more

Answer:Sound Loop/Force Restart on all games...

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ok my lappy is running windows 2000 and basically i cant get ANY of the drivers to work for my sound cardThe computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0xbd90d17a, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini101508-04.dmp. iv tried googling and i got to the microsoft page that tells u about the bugcheck lists but i dont think mine was on itdo u need other information?

Answer:Sound Drivers causing system to restart

Sure. What kind of laptop is this for starters ? ?I googled lappy but they don't seem to be a major manuf.

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Hello, may i know who can help my problem, when i switch on my desktop it works fine but a few months ago when i switch on my desktop it auto restart and no matter how much i do it still auto restart if not it will have a beeping sound instead so anyone can help me.

Answer:desktop auto restart with beeping sound

System specs please.Try to re-install RAM.You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

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I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 530 with WinXP Home. Everything is working fine ACCEPT, every time I do a cold restart of my computer the Display setting return to 'Windows XP Style'. I keep setting it to 'Windows Classic Style' with a green background and green title bar is individual windows.

In addition, I have the sound set to 'No Sound' so all the beep and bells are shut off, that also reset itself to the default of endless annoying beep and whistles.

Things I've tried so far-

1) I tried creating my own display Theme called 'Green-1'. When the computer does a power-up Start, the Themes display still says 'Green-1' but the display has been reset to 'Win XP Style'. However, the Start Menu and the background color remain as I set them (classic and green respectively).

Note: A warm power-on Restart some will maintain the setting and sometimes will not. But, so far, a cold power-off Start resets to Default every time.

2.) In another forum, someone suggested a Registry change which can be found at -

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Under the title -

"Windows XP doesn`t save User Settings"

which makes the following changes -

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"

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Answer:XP: Changing to Default Display & Sound on Restart

Really? No one has any ideas for me? I can't be the first person this has happened to.

Steve/BlueWizard

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Hi all,
I am running Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P2004 AIO UK, I have no sound, but download the drivers from the Realtek site, install and the sound works fine, but if I reboot, the sound is not working again, any advise greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Noel Lackey

Answer:Windows 8.1: No sound, install driver, sound works, reboot, sound disappears again

This is strange!
Perhaps something here at Fix: No sound in Windows 8 may help you.

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Specs:Windows 7 Home Premium sp 1 64-bitIntel i7-2600 @ 3.6 ghz12 gig ramBeats AudioProblem:Randomly, the sound on my Windows 7 machine will go out. It hasn't occurred mid-song or video, but  I will randomly find that the sound has stopped when I go to listen to something. I have checked to see if it was an issue with my headphones or speakers but that is not the case (they both work fine), and I have double checked to see whether anything is muted under the Windows sound OR Beats Audio and nothing, and no other sound file was playing that should have interrupted it or something of the sort. I have not been able to discern ANY potential cause for this, and so far the only solution has been to logoff or restart. Upon logoff, the sound immediately returns (the Windows logoff sound pops up) and things are fine until the audio cuts out again.What might be the cause of this? I am really stumped and I cannot think of any causal reason why the audio would go out. Conversely, how might I just handle it? Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. You guys are the best here and that is why I'm coming back for more help from you folks.

Answer:Muted Sound with No Apparent Cause, Resolves on Logoff/Restart

That is indeed strange...Onboard sound...or addon card ? ?Only thing i would think other than the chip itself would be a heat issue...

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So, my laptop's sound just randomly stops at points. Restarting my computer fixes the issue, but it happens again after some time. Also, whenever this happens, any video I'm watching, specifically on Youtube, seems to go into this permanent buffering mode. Is there anyway to fix this?  I'm running Windows 10 64-bit on an HP Pavillion Sleekbook 15.

Answer:HP Pavillion Sleekbook Sound Shuts Off, requires restart eac...

Hi @LegendSoma, Welcome to the HP Forums! You have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community!  I have read that your HP Pavilion 15 Sleekbook is having issues with the Sound. I have checked and it seems that it could be a Flash Player issue. Here is something that might help. Here is a link to help resolve the speakers and sound not working correctly. The link to using the Windows troubleshooting tool is the best for this situation. If this does not help I would uninstall the Realtek HD Audio and any other that are listed in the Device Manager, click the arrow next to Sound video and games controller to expand that category.Right-click on he IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio and select Update Driver Software.Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driver.After the installation is complete, restart your Notebook. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution, this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks!    Thanks. 

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Recently the sound on my Sony Vaio will play initially, but afterwards won't work. It doesn't say it's muted and the little green part that shows sound in the speaker area also doesn't appear when something is playing. I have tried to test the speakers to see if that plays sound but when I do it says that they are being used with another application and to close it before I try to test them, even when nothing else is open. If I restart it, the same thing will happen again. Why is this happening?

Answer:Sound on Sony Vaio plays and then stops until restart

Its not unique to your Sony. I have a Dell Vostro, and after one of the automatic updates downloaded a couple of weeks ago, the sound started doing exactly the same thing, i.e. works intermittently. Sometimes re-booting sorts the problem out, but sometimes it doesn't. Three of my colleagues with the same model laptops have experienced identical issues, so this is clearly a Windows 8 / 8.1 thing - which I wish they would fix, and quickly, because I'm becoming very irate with it.

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I am becoming frustrated with this problem as my PC is no more than 2 months old.......(dell). i do not switch my PC off and each morning i get up and attempt to play media....say on bbc news......(picture and audio) it does not work. the media plays for a few seconds and then freezes and i never hear any sound. I have discovered that restarting the PC fixes this every time. It then works for the rest of the day.......

I am completely confused. Have looked at my drivers and it says they are all working fine plus i can see no problems with the sound under control panel....mind you i have basic knowledge. I have no different software on this new pc than i had on an older model and i never had such problems. i would appreciate some guidance as i have run out of ideas.......many many thanks
 

Answer:sound and media stops working and is fine after restart

I think you should carefully check you sound card drivers for the latest updates. As I understood you have a built-in sound card. That type of problem is rather common and the reason is in the poor software. Good luck in your search!
 

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Hi, I've been having this soundcard not working and slow startup issue, for 5 months now. When I start the computer it's slow and the soundcard is not detected at all. I go to playback devices and it's not even something I can select. Restarting the computer always corrects the problem. Once Windows starts everything is fine, but the initial startup is very slow. Occasionally the internet connection isn't detected either, but it's rare. Restart usually fixes that too but it's not everyday like the soundcard. It feels like when Windows is starting it hangs on something. I went through msconfig and checked everything I could, and nothing seems suspicious or unaccounted for. I'm not entirely sure though.

Things I did-
ccleaner
Malwarebytes

I've checked for viruses with Malwarebytes and Windows Security Essentials on a daily basis and they never detect anything and the computer does run well once everything is working after restarting. Things started to go downhill during that Windows 10 anytime upgrade. I'm unsure what drivers my soundcard uses. I think it was discontinued too - SB Recon3D PCIe

If anyone can help with this problem I'd greatly appreciate it. I am getting a new pc in March, but I need this one for work so I have to make it last until March, when I can afford to get something new.

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Hi,Just the other day I installed a Gigabyte Iram into my PC as my main disk, along with a SATA HDD to store the Documents and Settings folder.I have successfully configured the computer to use this folder, installed all programs and copied files over and all seems fine.However, when I start up the PC, about half the time the control panel and drivers fail to load for the sound and/or graphics card, reinstalling them causes the device to work on the next boot.In device manager the relevant devices show as present with error code 39 - Device driver cannot load because it is corrupt or missing.For the soundcard, when the PC is shut down a message box appears stating that the program is not responding displays with the EXE of the program that runs in the taskbar, with the option to End Now.I have tried upgrading the sound and downgrading the graphics, and uninstalling and reinstalling the devices, no effect.I cant think of anything else to try, to be honest this has me completely stumped.Any ideas?----------------------------------------------------------------------My configuration is:Gigabyte 8I945P-G-RH motherboard3x HDD as followsC : Gigabyte Iram - Windows install and Program FilesD : SATA HDD - Documents and Settings and Program FilesE : SATA HDD - Storage onlyGraphics card:1x PCI-E GeForce 6500 (512m)1x PCI GeForce FX 5200 (128m)Sound:Onboard Realtek Hi-Def audio 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 HT1GB DDR2

Answer:Graphics and/or sound driver missing after cold restart

How many and what type of sticks are in the Gigabyte IRam  ? ?Did you happen to run MemTest on them one at atime before installing ? ?

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Whenever I try to play the game ROSE ONLINE(Rush on Seven Episodes), it loads up normally to launcher, i click start, the game guard thing goes, BUT AFTER THAT, it restarts my computer. I Unchecked Automatic Restart but it keeps automatically restarting instead of giving me a Blue Screen of Death with the file thats the error xD. Help? =D
(P.S. This happends to the game Risk Your Life 2 As well but i quit that game.)

(P.S.S. I attached my DXDIAG Report.
 

Answer:Computer Restarts When Trying to Play Rose Online & Automatic Restart Still Works.

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After about an hour or so of being on, my computer will stop playing audio. It seems to happen randomly, and only comes back on when I restart, but it will go out again afterwards.
I have my PC connected to a monitor via HDMI, and a digital audio cable from the PC to a stereo. Neither output will play sounds from the PC, but both they can still play from other sources with no problem. I tried checking the drivers in the control panel and nothing seems to be wrong there.
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
Any assistance on this matter is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sound randomly stops working; restart temporarily fixes it.

Knever, to the Bleeping Computer Community. Please post back if you are still having the same issues and then post the computer model, device attached (monitor, speaker brand) next time also. In addition to the information, Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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About 20 mins ago my system froze and my headphones turned to static when I rebooted the PC windows loaded and my sound card was missing from device manager. I did a check of the system files and got a all clear, so I rebooted the PC and it magically reappeared and started working again.

My sound card is a Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatality and I have driver version 2.17.2008. Now I noticed there is a new 2.17.2009. What would make a sound card just stop dead and then just start working again? The system is two years and I have a Realtek HD audio device and a AMD HD audio device also showing up in device manager. The Realtek and AMD are both integrated into the motherboard but they all worked fine together for two years so I never touched it. I guess I should be happy it's back, but I am wondering what occurred.
 

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After about an hour or so of being on, my computer will stop playing audio. It seems to happen randomly, and only comes back on when I restart, but it will go out again afterwards.

I have my PC connected to a monitor via HDMI, and a digital audio cable from the PC to a stereo. Neither output will play sounds from the PC, but both they can still play from other sources with no problem. I tried checking the drivers in the control panel and nothing seems to be wrong there.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.

Any assistance on this matter is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Every so often (weeks apart) the sound on my computer suddenly quits. I can get it back by doing a restart (which makes me think the sound driver is just locked out when the sound quits), but I'm wondering if there is a command I could enter that would restore it without having to do a restart.

I'm not sure if the sound quits because I have had my computer up for a certain number of days/weeks, or if it's associated with (possible interactions between) on-line computer games, since it always occurs either during a game or when one or more games are present in non-active windows. Today it happened while I was in the middle of working a Shockwave jigsaw puzzle.

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro on a refurbished Dell Precision 330 w/ a Pentium 4 processor over a DSL connection. I'm not certain I know how to find out what sound card or driver I'm using. In Control Panel "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" I see SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio by Analog Devices as the preferred audio device, working properly according to the second entry in the hardware list. (All entries in the hardware list are reported to be working properly, incidentally.) There is a folder named C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AUDIO\SWMAXWDM which may contain the driver it uses. If I need to provide more information, please advise how to find it.

I'd appreciate learning if there's a way to correct this problem that's quicker than restarting the computer. Thanks in advance... Read more

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Exact same issue here, except for me it did not work. (Lost it after a restart after installing an unrelated software).

Answer:Lost Sound icon after a restart after installing an unrelated software

Hey. Try Icon Cache - Rebuild

By the way try restarting PC first and see if it is listed in notification area icons when you select customize

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computer doesnt restartIt asks me for the keyboard language and other options.I am not able to go to the web site.The restart doesnt finish and I am obliged to restart manualy by pressing the on/Off button.

Answer:Computer doesnt restart and I have to restart manually

"It asks me for the keyboard language and other options"Upload a photo or SS ( screenshot ) to a site of your choice, of that complete message please.Double check the quality of the image before uploading.

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hi all

Windows 10 on Compaq CQ58

when laptop first powered up sound does not work, we have to use restart to get sound working, any one know what is causing this and how to fix it

cheers redrowsufferer

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Hi all

Windows 10 on Compaq CQ58

when laptop first powered up sound does not work, we have to use restart to get sound working, any one know what is causing this and how to fix it

cheers redrowsufferer

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I have Been haveing some sort of trouble getting to understand my computer, newly build, and its pretty good actually apart from the newest releases up to date.
But i'm getting some blue screens, and when ever Theres no blue screen it just freezes and it repeats as a broken glass sound in the headphones

my system is a Windows 8 dident update it to Windows 8.1 becouse ive been waiting for some good reasonable changes for the update wich dident show up as i expected, Anyway the problem is these crashes and blue screens, some of the blue screens restart automatically and some of the freezes or interruptions causes only a full screen freeze, so i have to manually restart.
My build up is acpi x64.
my disks is ocz-vector and Toshiba dt01aca050
and sound board is soundblaster Z audio device.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Graphics Card not Black edition. yet .
and asrock x79 extreme 11 motherboard
processorers Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4960x CPU @ 3.60GHz

Im sorry for any kind of repeating in this situation or atleast those WHO find its issue may want to forget and dont mind the repeatings

the blue screen errors shows them self and can be find in a map where they will be contained, obviously ive read that much on it. and found them but i cant find any kind of Tool or not to be the handy man smashing the computer by calling it Tool but a program that really wants to fit in with these issues me and the computer recently and most the computer, so by any Means i could use some support and... Read more

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I have to restart my PC every 12 hours or so or else it freezes. I have always done all of the updates, spyware checks, virus scans, degrags and everything checks out. I also have cleaned around it as the dust seems to accumulate fast around the outside of it. Can you tell me what the problem might be? I have an HP a1223w Windows XP. Otherwise, everything is just fine with it.
 

Answer:Have to restart every 12 hours

Welcome to TSG....

Actually even though a computer can be left on all the time it is not a good thing to do for reasons that I will not go into here but they really should be shut-down periodically so they can be re-booted even just to refresh the defaults. nuff of this.

I would like you to install and run this from bootup and the instructions are ther e for that. It is speedfan and it tells about temperatures in a computer. Pleas epost the heat ranges to this thread.

Here is a download to run SpeedFan as a service on boot up here:
http://www.skipyrich.com/sfsvc.ptml

SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures
http://www.almico.com/speedfan432.exe
 

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Hi. I hope I've got the right section for this. I'm having a problem with my pc, where I can't use it continuously for more than 8 hours before I have to restart. Any longer than 8 hours, and the display messes up. Icons will disappear or turn black, other icons will still be there but there'll be nothing underneath to say what they are, text on internet pages will just turn into lots of lines.

I thought it may have been something to do with Virtual Memory, so I increased my paging file and that hasn't worked.

My AV is updated everyday, and when I do a full sweep, nothing is ever found, I also run Ad-aware, Spybot, A2 regularly and have spyware blaster intalled. They find nothing.

Sometimes after the 8 hours, my system will crash completely, and just before, AVG will tell me a virus has been detected in a particular file. When I restart and scan that file, nothing will be detected.

I had some help on another forum, and the error message I was getting after a crash (8193) seemed to suggest it was a problem with Volume Shadow Copy and COM+. COM+ would not start, but I managed to reinstall it. It's now fine although MS Software Shadow Copy Provider, which I believe is linked to VSS, and should be started, fails to start (error ID: 1053). When I check event viewer after a crash, I don't seem to have any errors now.

I emailed Microsoft. They were as much use as a chocolate teapot. I've been going round in circles, trying to... Read more

Answer:Always have to restart after 8 hours.

Hmm could it possibly be cooling again? Maybe if you take the computer a[art and clean out the inside of it it may help a little. Try that and see if there is an improvement and come back and tell us what happened when you are done.
-The new tech guy
 

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Sound levels of main driver reset on (closing the lid?,) sleep, or restart.
Main driver: Soundmax as installed via Windows Update
Overlayed driver: SRS Audio Sandbox

Main output: Line Out
"Default" levels: 89,19,20 for Main,Left,Right
Preferred levels: 20,20,20 for Main,Left,Right

(Left,Right settings available in additional settings for balance per channel)
(19,20 Left,Right was once chosen to compensate for slightly broken headphone)
At preferred levels, using the volume buttons to alter levels processed with SRS Audio Sandbox provide a tolerable maximum level. 20 is good, 89 is way to loud.

Clearly, something causes the settings to reset to the wrong "Default levels".
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3996 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99999 MB, Free - 52269 MB; D: Total - 138372 MB, Free - 62706 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30E7, KBC Version 90.24, 2CE949CVX6
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
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Laptop: HP EliteBook 8530p
Pre-installed OS: Vista
Currently installed: 7 x64
Vista Driver: Soundmax (original) [Never used Vista, unknown if issue exists in Vista]
7 Driver: Soundmax via Windows Update [Has issue] [Currently in use]
7 Driver: So... Read more

Answer:Solved: Soundmax driver sound levels reset at restart/sleep/closing lid

Fix: It seems Skype was causing the issue. An update apparently reset some settings, which caused Skype to automatically adjust sound levels. Switching this option of in Skype provided me with a few hours and a sleep-awake scene without the problem.
 

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ok so i have been having thi sprob for a long time, like ever since i got the card, actually. tried looking thru creative forums, even contacted creative customer support several times. it happens when i am playing a game, or even just playing music, but not as often.

here is what i have done to try and fix: change pci slot of card, change audio settings in creative audio console, change latency settings, change all types of bios settings, uninst/reinst drivers 100's of times/manually delete registry entries/installshield entries/use drivercleaner pro, etc; close ALL background processes except the ones you can't close, probly more but i cant remember off hand.

this doesn't happen during any particular game either. it happens during the elder scrolls 3: morrowind quite frequently though. other games : wizardry 7, wizardry 8, i DO play a lot of "older games" (1999-2002) and there is no compatibility mode built into the sound card or creative software. i have tried running the games under windopws compat mode, no help either. any ideas anyone?

p.s., my specs in my profile are up to date. thanks
 

Answer:sound blaster x-fi platinum: RANDOM FREEZE/RESTART/LOUD PIERCING SOUNDS

Hi there,
I see you have tried a lot of things.
It sounds weird, I do not think sound cards need any compatibility mode.
With older titles it's direct sound only isn't it so they SHOULD work ....

Is onboard sound disabled in BIOS?
What entries do you have under sound video and game controllers in the device manager?
 

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So I'm pretty annoyed at this point and here is my situation. I have an acer revo 3610 that I use as an HTPC. It came with win7 Home premium on a recovery partition.I installed this partition when first setting up the PC but after almost 2 hours of uninstalling bloatware said screw it, and downloaded a fully cracked CLEAN version of win7 off the net.Now of course, MS' new patch has come out and branded my PC's OS invalid. I spent DAYS setting up and tweaking my HTPC to play television the way I want and now, I'm stuck with a copy of windows that will apparently restart every 2 hours or some such and has forced my wall paper to black and reminds me every bit that my copy is illegal.Well I'm not really interested in hearing about why I shouldn't pirate because I bought that PC partially because it came with win7. I did not however ask for a PC filled with gigabytes of "freeware" and trialware with no option to just do a clean install of windows.My question is pretty simple. I have paid for a PC that's price includes a valid license for windows 7 home premium. I want a clean install of windows 7 that I can then use my valid CD key. Is this possible and if not, who do I sue? lol

Answer:OEM win7 restart every 2 hours

If the pc comes with a preinstalled windows 7, the is either a recovery cd or a recovery partition, to make a fresh install.The recovery partition is mostely accessable by pressing ALT-F10 or something like that.A cracked Windows version is always a bad idea, because it's illegal, you get the reminder screen and you never know, whether this version includes a virus or trojan.

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i have a toshiba laptop, with windows vista ultimate installed. about a month ago something happened, when i downloaded and installed something that had a virus, well i got rid of most of what was wrong, alot of spyware and bleep, now i am stuck where for the past month my computer has restarted every 2 hours and 15 seconds, and i ahve internet explorer popups under firefox.

i have run a slew of virus programs to no prevail and even followed totuorials on other websites that dont seem to help. i thing i have a problem related to a rootkit "clbdriver.sys/beep.sys" i have run GMER multiple times and every time it hangs up on a file titled clbdriver.sys that is hidden in the system32\drivers directory.

i have a log from catchme, GMER, hijackthis, and combofix if u would like me to post them. please help me as soon as u can, kuz the computer restarteing every 2 hours makes it almost impossible to do anyhting. any help onto this would be greatly appreciated

p.s. as im posting this i dont seem to be getting any popups from IE i think i fixed that last night when i followed the tutorial on majorgeek.com (http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139681)

Answer:Restart Every 2 Hours And 15 Seconds

Try system restore and restore to before you installed the program with the virus......

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Hi there! Really need your help to solve my problem that i am having right now!My W7 is always restart every 1-2hrs. The W7 is not the pre-installed/original in my laptop. It was upgraded programme from W-XP. Every 1-2 hrs using, there is a window says my W7 has expired in 0hrs. How do I solve this problem?Would greatly appreciate your suggestion and help!!

Answer:Windows 7 Always Restart In Every 1-2 Hours

That sounds like you installed a version of Windows 7 that was meant for testing and that action is intentional. You need to BUY a copy of Windows 7 or revert back to your WinXP.

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how can i correct the problem ofkeeping my sound not only in media player but all sounds are lost untill i reboot
 

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I have a weird problem on a laptop as following: When starting the PC everything runs correctly. But after about a four hours of use everything goes the wrong way... Something is going wrong with the network connection.
 
When trying to browse on the web I’m unable to get through to any website. And chrome is displaying a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNETT error.
 
Email is still working great. Even TeamViewer works [Actually I haven't tried to connect while the problem is on, but if I was in middle of a session it continued working]. When trying to ping to a URL I can't ping successfully but any IP address [for example 8.8.8.8 or 64.233.171.99] it works just fine.
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What I’ve tried:
 
First I ran a full anti-virus scan with Avast, and there were no infections found. Then I scanned with Malwarebytes, and it found a few infected files and I went ahead and deleted them [Some of them were from an infection called ChrimeWatch].
 
I checked the DNS [through nslookup command, and in the Control Panel Network Connection Details] and it was not changed when problem occurred.
 
I changed the DNS to Googles public DNS server 8.8.8.8.
 
Using other browsers.
 
Flush the DNS with ipconfig /flushdns command.
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It's a Windows 7 laptop.
 
Can anyone please help me?!

Answer:DNS stops after few hours of use, till i restart the PC

Reset Chrome...Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome":  Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen. Click "Reset browser settings" button. Restart Chrome.If the above didn't help....Reinstall Chrome...If you want to save your bookmarks...How to Backup Bookmarks in Google ChromeIf you want to save your passwords as well see here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-backup-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome-browser/ Close all Chrome windows and tabs.Go to the Start menu > Control Panel. (Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)Click Programs and Features.Double-click Google Chrome.Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialog. Delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks, and history, by selecting the "Also delete your browsing data" checkbox.Install fresh copy.

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Hello,

I have a computer which runs all the time i.e 24x7. Is there any way I can schedule computer to shutdown automatically on Sunday evenings for 3 hours and then restart on it's own?

If there is a way to do it, please let me know. I want whole shutdown, rest for 3 hours and restart to be automatic.

Thanks
Sach

Answer:Automatic shutdown and restart after 3 hours

I know some bios have an option to power up a PC at a set time , it's under power options , usually named 'resume by alarm' or some such thing.

You can schedule an auto-shutdown using the task scheduler , someone produced a youtube vid showing how it was done here , probably easier than me explaining it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2RwocqWpcE , turn the sound off..the backing music is quite loud...

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I'm running a emachines WinXP Pro, 687 MG RAM with AMD Athlon 2.4. As programs I have Spyware Doctor, AVG Anit-virus, Sygate firewall, and Registry Mechanic.

A few days ago the comp shut down without warning. At first I thought it was the power supply. I opened the case and blew out all the dust from the bits and the power supply. Later it started fine. The next day it shut down again, and again without warning. It again shut down last night. This time I checked the heat sink to see if it was overheating - it was not. Today I was on there and this time the video gave out, and the keyboard wouldn't work either (I tried to shut it down using the keys), and in fact it wouldn't even shut down using the power on / off button and I finally had to unplug it from the wall. One more thing: twice it restarted after removing the power plug from the motherboard and pluggin it back in.

Is this a mechanical problem? A virus?

I need help on this, it seems like the time it's working is getting shorter and shorter, meaning I can't get files burned to a DVD to save them.

Thanks,

JohnC
(this is also posted in the security and hardware forums)
 

Answer:Comp is shutting down, won't restart for hours

Welcome to TSG....

How did you check the heatsink for overheating?

Did you remove the heatsink from the top of the processor?
 

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Hello,

First of all nice site! Didn't know it. Congrats.

I have a problem with my laptop. Before 1,5 month, windows started restarted and showed blue screen error. If i remember right it started after some windows updates but i'm not sure. Pc restarts exactly every 6 hours, at 11:01, 17:01, 23:01 and 05:01. (My local time is +2 GMT hours)

I attach the sf diagnostic zip. Any help would be nice!

Thank you in advance

Answer:BSOD Problem, Restart Every 6 Hours

C: drive only has about 4% free space. Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)

Drivers for these devices aren't installed:





Not Available USB\VID_138A&PID_003C\00B0B8A6AF88 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Base System Device PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2392&SUBSYS_1631103C&REV_30\4&39D23F95&0&01E2 The drivers for this device are not installed.



The first one is most likely a Validity Sensor, the second is most likely a JMicron PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller (Media Card Reader). Please install these drivers immediately.

Dumps blamed exfat2k.sys - some sort of file system driver. If you don't know what it is, post back and I'll research it some (I'm late for work now).

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

agrsm64.sys Mon Nov 10 10:01:35 2008 (49184CCF)
Agere Systems Soft Modem
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=agrsm64.sys

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Eng... Read more

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When I try to restart the computer from the start menu it shuts off. It takes about an hour or two before you get the HP logo and then windows starts. It has been doing this for a few months now. Other than this it goes to the internet and does everything
else just fine. At this time I do not have 800 dollars to purchase a new computer. What is the problem. In BIOS there is section that says "BIOS days start, from Sunday to Saturday, with hours and minutes.
What should the parameters for this section be? I have a HP OMNI 120-1120t Intel (Leon) IC NA PC, BIOS LEO_707.rom V7.07, that is running WIN7 PRO 64-Bit Service Pack 1.
How can I stop this from happening?
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Tony A. Smith,III.

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This has been going on for a few months now on my new HP dv5-1000us notebook running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. This problem has happened at numerous locations with different routers / networks, always the same symptoms though.

The computer starts up with wireless networking and wireless connection working fine. At some seemingly random time (usually a few hours) my connection status will go from "local and internet" to "limited connectivity" with the little yellow warning icon. I try disconnecting and reconnecting, it can't connect. I turn off and on the adapter using the on-keyboard button, it says it is going "off" then "on" but connection is not restored. "Repair" attempts fail immediately, with no explanation given, it just says it can't connect. I can't ping any IP address or websites, I get "host unreachable" messages. The only solution is to restart, at which point everything is fine again (for a few hours). Note that in this time when the wireless is not functioning, I can plug in an ethernet cable and be connected to the internet just fine.

I did IPCONFIG/ALL in the connected state, and the 'after' disconnected state.

In the connected state:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dhe.duke.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi
Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-35-51-FE
DHC... Read more

Answer:Always lose wireless after a few hours, requires restart, need help!

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This has been going on for a few months now on my new HP dv5-1000us notebook running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. The computer starts up with wireless networking and wireless connection working fine. At some seemingly random time (usually a few hours) my connection status will go from "local and internet" to "limited connectivity" with the little yellow warning icon. I try disconnecting and reconnecting, it can't connect. I turn off and on the adapter using the on-keyboard button, it says it is going "off" then "on" but connection is not restored. "Repair" attempts fail immediately, with no explanation given, it just says it can't connect. I can't ping any IP address or websites, I get "host unreachable" messages. The only solution is to restart, at which point everything is fine. Note that in this time when the wireless is not functioning, I can plug in an ethernet cable and be connected to the internet just fine.

I did IPCONFIG/ALL in the connected state, and the 'after' disconnected state.

In the connected state:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dhe.duke.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi
Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-35-51-FE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ad1e:6705:f705:d3f5%11(Pref... Read more

Answer:Lose wireless after a few hours, requires restart, need help!

I'm no expert on this, but it sounds to me as though the problem may lie with your firewall.

Some firewalls, if they sense a threat (real or imagined) will close all ports and thus stop traffic to and from your machine. Rebooting will return things to their base settings.

I'm sure the experts will be along soon and tell me I'm talking rubbish. But, until they do, just check.

Oops. Sorry, didn't notice the ethernet cable bit

Memo to self: Don't try to answer questions. Sorry again

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Hi, with the anniversary upgrade, an active hours period of up to 12 hours is provided, after which, assuming one's PC is on, it will restart if so required for a Windows update.

I realised that programs such as 'Don't Sleep' which optionally block shutdown, hibernate, sleep, may actually be useful in overcoming this restriction.

Would this be likely to work or would an update related restart overcome that? Are there any other options?

I'll try it when I can.

Answer:Delaying restart for updates beyond 'active hours'

Try those settings, they supposedly worked on previous version, not sure about AU, I do not use WU, so I can not test it.

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Configure Automatic Updates using Registry Editor

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