Anyone with suggestions please feel free to chime in!! Here is the problem (Toshiba laptop W7). The sound recently started to mulfunction. While watching a video it stops working. If I pause the video wait a bit and then continue it some times restarts but then it may stop again. If I try different players I get same symptoms. System devices shows no errors, and nothing else seems to have any conflicts. Rebooting always brings sound back but then the problem might come back. At times I was able to play a video for 40-50 mins Ok, but not often. Stopping and restarting 'audiosrv' in services most of the time brings sound back but not for long. Any ideas how to troubleshoot this any further? I'm not 100% sure but if I have the volume to say 10% seems to be working longer. I need to look into that more, but I hope its not true because it would mean some component goes into 'saturation' and stops driving the speakers. Don't have external speakers to test yet. System sounds also stop working when this problem happens. I got some ideas more to try on my own, but maybe someone has some more to offer!! Thanks.