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x230 sound disappears on normal startup, sound only remains when restarted

2019-08-02, 2:29 AM

In the last few weeks I have noticed my laptop sound works on a normal (not restart) boot, but then it disappears. I have to restart the laptop and then it's fine. The next day I boot up from cold, same problem.


To clarify, on a normal boot I hear the Windows 7 startup noise, however, shortly after if I play a media file there is no sound. If I restart the laptop, everything is okay.


I did install some updates through System Update which I'm guessing caused it. However, I have uninstalled them all now but the problem still exists.


I have uninstalled my sound driver and let Windows reinstall it several times- no fix.


Does anyone know what this exact issue is?


UPDATE: Just realised when I ran System Update it did update some firmware. I wonder if that's what caused it (obviously I couldn't roll that back)

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