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Every time I quit a game such as Braid, Fallout3, AVP all sound on the PC dies (Control Panel > No Audio Devices) I installed a new sound card (SB Audigy) and updated to the latest drivers, and it still happens.

It happens with Steam games and without.

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As per the FAQ - questions on gaming are out of scope of SU. Please consider posting in one of the sites listed at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4 – Sathya Feb 18 '10 at 0:49
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this seems a little more gray-area than most gaming questions. the game may not be central to the problem. @LoopyWolf - does the problem happen with any other sound applications? Audacity, media players, etc? – quack quixote Feb 18 '10 at 0:54
    
@~quack "gray-area" alright but gaming related nonetheless. – Molly7244 Feb 18 '10 at 0:57
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Then someone edit it instead of discussion it endlessly in comments. Come on guys. You have the rep. Do you expect the diamond moderators to edit every question with the already busy time we have? – BinaryMisfit Feb 18 '10 at 1:09
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This should absolutely be reopened. The problem is with his audio and is not about gaming specifically. If the problem was every time he launched photoshop his audio died it would be allowed. Games (perhaps something in DX?) just happen to be the trigger. – MDMarra Mar 9 '10 at 20:26

Ok I am shooting in the dark here as I encountered a similar issue with a creative soundcard on vista.

For me the drivers were buggy which caused a memory leak in the sound processing app. So what you need to do is when the sound is out press Ctr+alt+del( or Ctrl+alt+esc ) to bring the task manager and see if any application is using an unreal amount of memory (also see if the exe is related to sound/creative by googling it). In my case the issue was fixed by disabling the eax effects(or something like that).

Hope it helps :)

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Try to update your audio driver and remove any additional plugins(dolby/SRS etc.) that where installed in your PC. This may sometimes help you

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This is really a comment and not an answer to the original question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – DavidPostill Nov 15 '15 at 17:58
    
Since I'm not having enough reputation, the only way to communicate is to post as an answer, once i get enough clarity about the problem, i can edit the answer. Really sorry about that. – adarsh mohan Nov 15 '15 at 18:01
    
You won't get any clarity from a five year old question ... ;) Please read Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? – DavidPostill Nov 15 '15 at 18:02
    
thanks for the info @DavidPostill – adarsh mohan Nov 15 '15 at 18:10

If you used "IObit Driver booster", uninstall the newly installed driver and look for the required driver on the manufacturer's website. I've been through multiple computers due to driver booster updating a PCI bus driver causing all the drivers to disappear and make the computer unusable.

So uninstall the new driver, the driver booster, then look on this site for the required driver (http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=1&prodID=4847&prodName=Sound%20Blaster%20Audigy&CatName=Sound+Blaster)

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Check connections in your PC, that the card is seated correctly, make sure the on-board audio in the BIOS is configured

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This is really a comment and not an answer to the original question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. Please read Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? – DavidPostill Mar 29 at 18:04
    
Card wouldn't function at all if it was a hardware problem. Also as stated this should be a comment as it doesn't contain a definitive answer. – Mustafa AKTAŞ Mar 30 at 13:19

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