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Soulhunter123

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#1 13 years ago

Hey Something is muting my audio. When I play a game (called Ballance) my sound suddenly cuts out and the game slows down every so often. Then I quit the game, but I still have no audio. I checked all running processes for anything to do with the game that could be muting my sound, but there's no suspicious processes. I disabled my sound card, re-enabled it, but still no sound. I've checked all the volume sliders etc. and my audio control panel - but to no avail. It's as if some invisible process is muting my sound - like an instance of the game is still running in the background, even though its not. A restart solves this muted sound problem - so it must be something that is triggered off by this game and doesn't "un-trigger" again 'till I restart. Any ideas of how I can recover my sound without restarting? Thanks. --------[ Summary ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Computer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1) DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) Motherboard: CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2083 MHz (12.5 x 167) 2600+ Motherboard Name ASRock K7S8X v3 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN) Motherboard Chipset SiS 746FX System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type AMI (07/11/03) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1) Display: Video Adapter RADEON 9200 (Omega 2.5.97a) (256 MB) Video Adapter RADEON 9200 (Omega 2.5.97a) (256 MB) 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9200 (RV280) Monitor LG Flatron 1715S [17" LCD] (141170007) Multimedia: Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device Storage: IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller SCSI/RAID Controller A347SCSI SCSI Controller Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080L0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133) Disk Drive Generic USB Storage-SMC USB Device Disk Drive Generic USB Storage-CFC USB Device (7 MB, USB) Optical Drive AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device (Virtual DVD-ROM) Optical Drive MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9571 (DVD-RW:2x/1x, DVD-RAM:2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:12x/8x/32x DVD-RW/DVD-RAM) Optical Drive SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352B (DVD:16x, CD:52x/24x/52x DVD-ROM/CD-RW) SMART Hard Disks Status OK --------[ Windows Audio ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- midi-out.0 0001 0066 Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth mixer.0 0001 0068 C-Media Wave Device wave-in.0 0001 0065 C-Media Wave Device wave-out.0 0001 0064 C-Media Wave Device




Kilobyte

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#2 13 years ago

Right-Click the Taskbar, or Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, to and click on Task Manager.

Then check for any processes that do not normally show up, such as ballance. End Task them, and the sound should return.

Sometimes you may need to End Task Explorer.exe. You may need to Run a New Explorer.exe Task afterwards, to reload your Desktop.




Soulhunter123

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#3 13 years ago
Soulhunter123I checked all running processes for anything to do with the game that could be muting my sound, but there's no suspicious processes.

But I do appreciate you trying to help anyway :P




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#4 13 years ago

I recall having a problem like this years ago--it turned out to be a crash due to my sound card; updating my drivers solved it. I suggest, update the drivers for your sound card--or first check carefully the sound options for the game and then if there are any issues with certain cards. Maybe try a few different sound options in the game and see if it still happens; if it does, it's likely not the game.




Kilobyte

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#5 13 years ago
Soulhunter123But I do appreciate you trying to help anyway :P

Hey, no problem. :doh:

Try disabling Hardware Sound Accelleration in Dxdiag for a few seconds, or logging out, and then logging back in.

Also try changing the prefered sound driver, to another, and see if you can get sound from that one.

Then try disabling the sound card for a few seconds, in the Device Manager, and see if that works.