For some reason, the sound on my computer stops working randomly. Once every few minutes, sometimes down to a few seconds in between, it just cuts out and goes silent. sometimes it will come back on its own a few seconds later, but most of the time i have to restart the service to fix it.
I've tried reinstalling my sound drivers (I'm using a USB headset), and rebooted several times, to no effect. What's most annoying about it is that it's somewhat intermittent and I can't find the cause, yet it always happens at least once every 10 minutes.
I've already tried several solutions (windows 7 audio randomly stops from here, for example), but nothing works since I haven't found the cause. My other USB devices also randomly stop working (all of them at once, though much less often than just the sound), which seems to be related, but I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting that.
Thanks in advance for the help!
EDIT: It seems all of the devices I've been having trouble with are connected to the same USB controller, so the issue is probably with that. Is there any way to troubleshoot a USB controller other than by reinstalling the driver and trying different controllers?
EDIT 2: Different USB port (different header on motherboard, too), same problem. I'm pretty stumped with this one.