Sound hangs and repeats a 1 second loop endlessly
After playing for a variable amount of time, the sound hangs and repeats a 1 second loop. The only way to stop it is to reboot. Killing and restarting the windows audio service does not stop it. When the service is restarted is continues looping.
Realtek integrated HD audio. Does this with Windows 7 WHQL driver as well as later drivers from Realtek. Does not happen with the other add on sound card in my machine which is an Echo Layla 3G professional outboard sound interface. 64bit Windows.
a.Are you playing the audio from the media player?
b. Since how long are you facing this issue?
Step 1: I would suggest you to disable one of the sound card(i.e either Realtek or WHQL) and check if the issue persists.
1.Click Start, type device manager in the Start
search box and hit Enter.
2.With Device Manager open, expand "Sound, Video and game controllers".
3. Right click on the Sound card, click on Properties.
4. Under the driver tab, click on "disable". Click OK.
Restart your computer and check if the issue persists with one sound card disabled.
The next time follow the same steps and enable the card by clicking on "Enable" in the driver tab.
Repeat the same step for the other Sound card as well.
In some cases, you can work around the problem by disabling optional speaker effects that are collectively known as
enhancements. If disabling speaker effects solves the problem, you might need to update your audio driver.