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Error messages sometimes appears saying another program is using sound. at other times programs freeze and system is not recoverable.

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Hi @Paul100250

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you with the audio issue. 

 

Let's try these steps -

 

Step 1 Run Audio troubleshooter -

1) In Windows, type "Find and fix audio" into Search, or right-click the speaker icon on the taskbar and select Troubleshoot sound problems.

2) Select Find and fix audio playback problems or Find and fix audio recording problems from the Search results.

 

Step 2 Re-install the Audio drivers -

1) In Windows, search for and open Device Manager.

2) Double-click Sound, video and game controllers.

3) Right click on the Audio drivers and click on uninstall.

4) Restart the computer.

 

If the issue still persists, try these steps - Right click Taskbar > Select Task Manager > Services Tab > Right click Audiosrv > Restart. 

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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Have a great day! 

Asmita
I am an HP Employee

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