I have a headset: Creative SB Recon3D. Since today (after power went out) sound doesn't work through my headset on the PC, it works fine on a Playstation 3.

I have Windows 7 64x. When I go to "playback devices" and want to "test" my headset, it gives me the following error:

"The device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and try again."

What can I do? I have already tried re-installed drivers for my headset etc.

  • As usual, have you tried rebooting your computer? Do other headphones or speakers work on the computer? – Celeritas Jun 10 '13 at 17:54
  • Yes, other speakers and headphones work absolutely fine. Tried restarting many times. No luck. – user230322 Jun 10 '13 at 18:05

I had this same issue with a computer in a business environment. I tried every driver add/change/remove/update in the book. I eventually re-imaged (reloaded the operating system) to resolve the issue.

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