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Old 15th May 2008, 10:05 AM   #1

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Default Sound Problem On My Pc

Hi guys

Whenever i am about 10mints or 60mins into the computer being turned on, the sound just stops. I cannot hear anything and when i click on the audio icon on the taskbar, a message comes up saying "There are no active mixers devices available".its so annoying. its happening for about 4months now.


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Old 21st July 2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Is this the same computer you are having hard drive problems with?
If so, you may have a heat issue. The processor fan might have died, or there may be a problem with the heat sink.
Are there any other problems with this computer?

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Old 25th August 2008, 11:12 AM   #3

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Looking at when this post was originally made, you may have already resolved the problem.

Anyway, since the sound stops working after it has been on for a bit, I would look at a couple of possibilities.

- Bad Sound Card
- Overheating in the Case
- Virus / Spyware

The sound card could be bad. Whether it is integrated into the motherboard or in a PCI slot, you could pick up a new PCI Sound Card (relatively cheap) and give it a try.

Since the problem is not constant (starts after it has been working) overheating in the case could be a problem. If the computer is operating in a hot environment, that wreaks havock on electronics.

Finally, I would make sure my virus software is up to date and run a couple of spyware scans just to be safe.

Good Luck!

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Old 28th November 2008, 01:56 PM   #4

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Originally Posted by hrdatamanager View Post
- Overheating in the Case
- Virus / Spyware
Now I got to admit this I was not knowing that factors like overheating and viruses can also affect the sound properties of computers. Not that such issues have not troubled me before but scanning for viruses or thinking about the overheating was the last thing in my mind. As expected I used to perform a format of the windows installation to overcome the problem. Having known this now I guess I can be better prepared.

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