Audio Device Graph Isolation Crashing/Interfering With Several Things

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 v1903

    Audio Device Graph Isolation Crashing/Interfering With Several Things

    Howdy All,

    I've had my HP Envy Laptop with Windows 10 for a few years (but just recently updated to Windows v1903), and for most of that time I've had some kind of bug with the audio. I wouldn't exactly call myself tech-savvy, although I know about a few things here and there, it's not very in-depth (so please be gentle in the comments!)

    The issues I've encountered most often have been:
    1. No sound after my laptop has been up and running for a while--I'll watch or listen to something then work on other things and come back to it later and, sure enough, no sound on Netflix or YouTube or iTunes;
    2. Sound not carrying to new device when one is connected to the computer's audio (my monitor is a Samsung TV, but also bluetooth headphones);
    3. The seemingly unrelated issue that GIFs or videos will sometimes load and load but not play.

    Some notes on habits:
    I usually leave the laptop running for long periods (days) between restarts, although it does go to sleep after 30 minutes and will be asleep for most of the day usually.
    Restarting does not seem to fix this issue, nor does clearing browsing data (for the GIFs and videos).

    While stumbling around the task manager I somehow came across stopping the Audio Device Graph Isolation process, and that almost always solves my problem, along with sometimes also running the audio troubleshooter. Don't know what it does, don't know what I'm doing when I stop it, but as soon as it stops if something is already playing the sound kicks in, or a GIF or video will immediately start playing. I've seen other threads here about ADGI making a CPU run hot, or slow (right now it's taking up 33% of CPU and there is nothing with sound running), but that's not my least not one that I particularly care's this crash or interference or something.

    I'm pretty fed up with the whole thing. It's the only part of this machine and system that has let me down, and it's getting near the end of its life, so I know it may be futile to go to the effort of fixing it, but I don't expect to get a new machine anytime soon so I might as well see what can be done.

    Any help or guidance would be appreciated!

      My Computer

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    1. Run the audio troubleshooter
    The audio troubleshooter might be able to fix audio problems automatically.

    To run the troubleshooter
    In the search box on the taskbar, type audio troubleshooter, select Fix and find problems with playing sound from the results, then select Next.
    Select the device you want to troubleshoot and then continue through the troubleshooter.
    You can also launch the troubleshooter from audio Settings. Select Start > Settings > System > Sound > Troubleshoot.

    2. Verify that all Windows Updates are installed
    To check for updates
    Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.
    Do one of the following:
    If the status says "You're up to date, go to the next tip.
    If the status says "Updates are available," select Install now.
    Select the updates you want to install, then select Install.
    Restart your PC and see if your sound is working properly.

    3. Some audio problems might be caused by an issue with the audio system’s IDT High Definition Audio CODEC. This can be fixed with a manual driver update which allows you to choose the sound driver you want to use.


    Not all systems will have an IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.

    To check and see if you have one, and to manually update the driver
    In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, then select it from the results.
    Select the arrow next to Sound, video and game controllers to expand it.
    Look for IDT High Definition Audio CODEC. If it's listed, right-click it and select Update driver, then select Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
    You’ll see a list of pre-installed drivers. Select High Definition Audio Device, and then select Next.

    if still have No sound in Windows read this full fix guide with more mrthods
      My Computer


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