Why do my speaker drivers keep disappearing?
July 28, 2011 11:24 PM Subscribe
Why are the drivers for my USB speakers missing sometimes when I reboot?
posted by peacay to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I've got some el cheapo
speakers that are about 6 months old and work fine. They are connected to a pc running Win7 and about every 2 or 5 times I start the computer, the troubleshooter program has to redownload the drivers.
The rest of the time the speakers work without problem after booting. One thing that comes to mind (although it might have no bearing) is that I've had a USB tv stick for a couple of months and this driver problem *might* have started since then. It's not a great hassle obviously so I haven't taken enough notice to be able to associate it with anything. At first I thought it had something to do with using the mute button on the keyboard but that doesn't seem to be the case.
What's the likely/possible cause(s)??