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Sound Vanishes

by LadyTalisman / June 4, 2008 4:57 AM PDT

My partner has an Acer PC with Windows Xp which has decided to stop playing any sounds when playing CD
It will lose all sound after about 56secs play back and doesn't then have any sound at all until you reboot system but then problem arises again

I've tried its diagnostic tests and updating drivers but with no luck

Hope I've explained this clearly


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I had this issue a cuople years ago.
by strickjh2005 / June 4, 2008 5:33 AM PDT
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I completely removed all the drivers and reinstalled them over and over to no avail. I ended up just reinstalling windows to fix the problem.

I spent well over 20 hours trying to trouble shoot specific files and got no where.

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Any specs available for that machine?
by Steven Haninger / June 4, 2008 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Sound Vanishes

Type of sound card, amount of RAM. It could be a matter of limited system resources that causes Windows to run out of "wind" after a while. As well, it could just be a defective CD player. You might try playing a long music file directly from the hard drive to see if the same happens.

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Vanashing Sound
by LadyTalisman / June 9, 2008 12:52 AM PDT

Sorry for delay
Thanks for your reply I have been away for a few days so have just found out that he has now got it fixed.
Still don't know what the problem was as left him to it but thanks for your help.

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