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Could Slay 5.0u be killing my sound in Win2k Pro?

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:03 am
by Legacy
I occasionally lose all volume, maybe twice a month, and the first I notice it is always while playing Slay. Only happens on this computer, running Service Pack 4.

I don't think it's Slay itself, but a perfect storm of factors, where something in Slay is the last straw, but I really have no idea. Just wondered if anyone else has had this experience. Logging out of my account and logging back in fixes it, as does restarting. Haven't found any way to fix it without doing either of those things.

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:43 pm
by Sean OConnor
I'd be surprised if it was Slay as I only use the very basic sndPlaySound function, see:

It's been the standard simple way of playing a WAV file since Windows 3.1

Could you check if your sound drivers have been updated?

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:23 pm
by Legacy
Yeah, it's an Audigy with the latest drivers available from Creative. But, good news, sort of, is that last night it happened while Slay wasn't running.

I don't think it's a hardware problem, as logging out of my account and back in fixes it, so I'm not power cycling anything.

Guess the search continues.