Ever since the last creator update, I've had peculiar sound issues that I did not have previously. Initially, my sound service was not starting at all, but with some tinkering and some restarts, I managed to at least get the service running again. However, now, every minute or so, if ever any application or service requires it plays sound or access the sound driver, it hangs until I either mute/unmute or change volume. This issue is affecting my work as I do not know whether I receive e-mails or Skype messages without remembering to change volume every minute, which is very annoying.
I have a Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4 with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit operating system. Sound controller is Realtek High Definition Audio, latest version.