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Windows 8. After closing my DAW, Windows no longer has sound.
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After closing Sonar X2, I can't get any sound from any other program unless it's a DAW. All other windows programs cannot seem to latch on to the driver. Tried a full uninstall/reinstall. No go. Any insight would be great.

I realize of course that this is more likely a Windows issue than a Presonus issue but I have to cover my bases. I know that MS are going to blame Presonus. This is clearly an issue with their mapping.
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This may be a binding issue. I don't know. It's likely that because I chose to update while keeping all of my settings, something got trashed in the process. It may have been more wise to do a reinstall of key drivers. Then again...I'm not a tech wizard.
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I think, I may have finally figured this out.
Click on the speaker icon in the right hand corner of the desktop screen/ Click on Mixer.

Or, in the start screen, go to the menu by hovering over the right hand side of the screen, click on settings/control panel/sounds,

Once you've got your devices listed in the box select your default speakers/properties/advanced tab/deselect the boxes marked "allow applications to take exclusive control of device" and "give exclusive mode applications priority" and click apply.

Now this might seem counter productive: Click on restore defaults. This should restore your sound but in order to prevent this issue from happening again, deselect the boxes marked "allow applications to take exclusive control of device" and "give exclusive mode applications priority" AGAIN and click apply. This should prevent any other application from hijacking your sound.

I really, honestly hope this helps. Please share if it works for you.
Elliot Easton: "(You make me feel so bad, I wish I was back sleeping in) The Testicles Of My Dad"- Renaming the song performed by Dan Alder @ Guitar Superstar 2010
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I'm going to try this. Had the same issues with Win8.

Thanks for the tip.

Jan


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.....and one day we all have to pay for the physical abuse and psychological mistreat of our digital equipment....as soon as they outsmart us, which won't take a long time according to Ray (Kurzweil), they'll remember the times their ancestors were sold and used as slaves, kept in cold rehearsal rooms where they were pounded on, night after night.

Sometimes even, and hold on to a chair or something......., were forced to play General Midi!
 
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