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Audio goes out at random times on my computer

by Defender17 / May 20, 2007 12:58 AM PDT

I have noticed that the audio cuts out randomly. I will be playing songs on winamp and all of a sudden when the next song comes up it doesn't play. If I hit the play button it doesn't move. All the audio then does not work for my computer until I shutdown and reboot. It is not just winamp either, which i thought at first. If i use Media player, or another program, or even if i am just surfing the web. I have checked the volume control and it is still set to high volume. Any ideas?

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If you told a bit more, I might suggest a driver or such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2007 1:12 AM PDT

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Not much to tell.
by Defender17 / May 20, 2007 2:46 AM PDT

I have a dell dimension 2400. XP home edition. I don't have anything altered to the default factory settings. The situation I described is all I know, I have never been able to pin point the audio problem to a specific occurrence. I never have noticed after i do something it happens, it just seems to occur every so often.

Would it be a driver for the OS for audio? or a driver for winamp/media player?

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"it be a driver for the OS for audio?" or ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2007 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Not much to tell.

Another driver. Many think they can use a PC as delivered without worry about drivers. This is sadly not true.

Since you revealed the make and model, here are the 2 drivers I would install.

But first, if you used your service like this...
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=9BWV351&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

You would see what they offer. Notice how some items are in the year 2007? Are you keeping up?

See item 1 at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=816&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go%21

Since the Dimension 2400 offered three different audio cards I can't offer which driver I'd use until you tell me a bit more.

Bob

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Same problem
by SantaFeSuperChief / November 8, 2011 2:43 PM PST
In reply to: Not much to tell.

I have the same problem and the same machine. Used to work and now I have to log off and log on to play audio. Sometimes I can go a long time and other times I can only play one video or sometimes I can't even play one and no sound.

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