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Old 03-22-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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I keep losing sound, so annoying...

Ok, so, i'll start up my computer, play some songs or a game for a little bit, then I will get the message I uploaded below "Generic Host, blah blah... whatever".

Then whenever I try to play a song, I get the message in the other picture from WMP... I also have no sound in games after I get the message.

How do I fix this, this is so annoying, after a restart, my sound works good as gold, for 5 or 10 minutes until I get that **** error again!!

Also, before it happens, I can click on the little speaker in the corner and adjust my volume fine... then after it happens, when I click it says "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware"

Another thing, when I go to "Sound and Audio Devices" in control panel, it say's No Audio Device... wtf. I'm using onboard sound.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Bad driver? Check your PCI slot if its not onboard.

Hmmm, perhaps look into it a little more in detail. Does it happen after you open a specific program? I bet some piece of software causes a file/driver to conflict with another file/driver and after you open said program it goes KAPUT.
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It happens after playing Counter-Strike 1.6 or listenign to music... or sometimes it will do it when I'm just browsing the web doing nothing else. I'm re-installing Asrock939-DUAL-SATA2 audio drivers now.
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I think you want to get the drivers for the onboard sound device itself from the mobo manufacturer. Sata audio drivers sound like they're drivers for sata optical drive to support audi playback better. I could be wrong, but i don't see how "sata audio drivers" would have anything to do with onboard sound. Again, maybe i'm missing something, i dunno. the correct drivers should be on your mobo disc, and usually you have to choose to install them after the mobo is first intalled. The disc will often give you the option of choosing those drivers or not, so if you din't install them the system may be using XP drivers which may be buggy especially if you haven't kept XP very up to date and the mobo is a fairly new model.
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Dazco, the motherboard is called the Asrock 939DUAL-SATA2.

I did download the correct drivers, they have nothing at all to do with SATA drives.

I'm still having the problem after re-installing, though it doesn't seem to happen as quickly...
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Then the next thing you might try is to stop each instance in task manager thats not a necessary process one at a time till you find which one is causing a conflict if thats indeed the problem. I have to believe it is because it's obviously happening in memory since it happens just browsing the web. You might look at the processes and see if any might be related to all the things that tend to cause it like web browsing as you said one of them is. Web browsing could have something to do with audio too because some pages play audio or video files automatically or maybe it's when you choose to do so manually.So it could be some sort of codec issue. Maybe a virus or spyware, so be sure to run scans and check for that kinda stuff.
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Obviously this on board sound was working ok at some point, have you tried the Asrock site for updated drivers, the last time this happened to me, the problem was hardware, the fact that you've got volume, makes me think your either short a driver or theres a conflict somewhere. Missing Codecs will also cause problems.
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