Was wondering is anyone else is experiencing a sudden loss of sound issue in
This occurred on my PC pre and post SP1. I've come across some scattered
posts across various forums with a few ppl having the same issue and we
can't seem to nail if its a Vista fault, Soundcard+driver
Watching Vids or playing music (WM Player).
After stopping the Vid/Music or closing the App (WM player or winamp etc)
can randomly cause sound to get heavily distorted or simply stop altogether.
crash and NO system/application events are ever produced.
Affected users have semi success stopping and starting the Windows Audio
Service but the best workaround is a full reboot until it randomly occurs
Frequency can be 5 mins after a reboot or 5 hours making it very difficult
The soundcard in question is a Soundblaster X-Fi extreme gamer and the
motherboard chipset is a VIA K8T890 North / VT82521 South (although other
affected users differ slightly)
All drivers are latest and I have tested previous versions of
sound/mainboard drivers but no coconut !
Your thoughts please ...