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A/V Win 10 updates stops my sound working

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Mr Happy, 15 May 2019.

  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Hello all

    Since moving to Win 10 a while ago, my sound has suffered on every single Win 10 update.
    After each update I will boot my PC and I can guarantee that my sound will have stopped working, and the only way this can be fixed is by uninstalling the software followed by a fresh install

    I have tried to look into this but I have not got anywhere! So my hopes lie with the skilled folk on this forum.

    I am currently running WIn 10 64 bit, and my Soundcard is a Soundblaster Z

    Has anyone else come across this or knows of a fix.
    Maybe there are better soundcard options out there for me to look at?
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    IIRC it is or was a known issue with Creative cards... one Creative appear not to have bothered fixing [or at least they do;t appear to have for the Z]...
     
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  3. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    If you're running your monitor on HDMI, check your default sound output - it may have been set to HDMI and if your monitor has no speakers, you won't hear any sound until you switch back to your SB output.

    Any other monitor hook-up or HDMI into monitor w/speakers & I'm outta ideas.

    EDIT:
    I'd go w/ @RedFlames thinking...
    EDIT 2:
    Compare this to what you have, already
     
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  4. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Thank you for the reply's. I am starting to believe it could be a creative problem. The soundcard works fine, until the point of any given update. To be honest, I bought this card as an upgrade from my XF-I Fatal1ty gamer card, but it does not sound as good IMO.

    I may look for another card to replace this one
     

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