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dixdix

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Relocate this if in the wrong place, not sure as it's not exactly hardware...

I'm using an Acer laptop with a M-Audio Firewire soundcard on top of the factory soundcard. ( I produce and record music). Problem is occasionally if I leave audio running and it goes to screensaver when I resume working the volume jumps to zero and I have to go to the volume control window to put it back up again. This is only using the external soundcard by the way, and I want to avoid disabling the screensaver if at all possible... I don't want to disable the on-board soundcard either as I like to use my laptop around the house without having to carry an extra box around, I only use the firewire for music production... Any ideas guys? I have th M-Audio set as the default, bot the in-built one if thats important, both for playback and recording.
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is the screen saver a program of some sort, or do you have it just blank the screen?
Im suspecting the screensaver is loading something, thus screwing up your settings.

also, is it the windows volume properties getting turned down, or the firewire box control panel?
and which M audio box you using (strictly for own curiosity)
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M-Audio Solo Firewire. Yeh its a program, a Lords of Dogtown screensaver. Its the windows volume that resets, no the firewire box properties.
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any sounds in that screeensaver? there might be a setting set to mute sounds...
I would try a different screensaver, see if the problem continues. or just set it to blank the screen after 15 minutes or whatever.

let me know how it goes.
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