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Audio keeps disabling... help

By djackson84
Jul 9, 2010
  1. Hi. My audio keeps going out. I get an error that say "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close" and then the sound goes out. When I click on the speaker icon on my task bar I get a message that reads "That are no active mixer devices available" when I go to control panel to add the hardware and restart, it lasts for about 10 mins, then I get the error again, sound dies, and have to re-add it. What's going on? I'm using Windows xp.
     
  2. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    Try downloading new drivers for your motherboard alternately you can also try getting audio player like Realtek from here
     
  3. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    where do I get drivers?
     
  4. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    I downloaded the Windows drivers from "site 1" and I'm still getting the message that undoes it, after about 15 mins. also, Itunes is telling me that is detects a problem with my audio configuration and that also cannot play music. Can anyone help me with this? Why don't the updates last?
     
  5. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Hello? Can anyone help me with this?
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    To find the audio drivers for your PC we need to know what PC you have. Is it made by a major manufacturer like Dell, HP, Gateway, Acer, etc. or is it custom or self-built? Are you using onboard sound or do you have a separate sound card?

    If it is made by a manufacturer and you are using onboard sound, go to the PC manufacturer's website and search for the driver appropriate for your model of PC. If is a custom or self-built PC and you are using onboard sound, go to the motherboard manufacturer's website to find the sound driver.

    If you are using a separate sound card, go to the sound card manufacturer's website for the driver.
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,045   +271

    Most likely, your computer is infected. Start new topic in malware forum.
     
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