Hey everyone. So lately my computer hasn't been playing any audio despite the fact that the sound is on. I noticed the problem in the browser (Chrome) but it isn't limited to web files. When I try to play a video file it also comes out muted.
Additionally, but may or may not be related, I've been noticing that videos often do not load (are stuck at 0:00 or are unresponsive) in the browser.
The sound usually works in the first five to ten minutes of booting up the laptop but then crashes. Two notes about this: When I go to control panel > sounds > speakers > configure > test it tells me that the speakers are occupied by a different program. And two, when the audio crashes, if I had headphones on before it would tell me the headphones have been disconnected despite them still being in the computer.
What's going on? Do I need to get my sound card replaced? I don't know what's up with the streaming video thing either. Help??
EDIT: I should mention that my computer is an Asus S400CA Vivobook, all hardware is the regular stuff, and the OS is Windows 8
Edited by Lexaus, 19 July 2014 - 06:38 PM.