Consistant loss of sound under Win2K

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by loughkb@yahoo.com, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. loughkb@yahoo.com

    loughkb@yahoo.com

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    I've verified that this happens consistantly. Running Win2K guest under beta4 on a mac mini core duo. Win2K has all current service packs loaded, and parallels tools also loaded.

    Sound is fine initially. However, if I leave winamp playing a stream, sound will simply stop after approximately 43 minutes of playing. From that point, there will be no sound, and any windows app that attempts to play a sound will either freeze or run as if there were no sound device.

    Rebooting the guest os brings sound back. If I don't use sound, the guest can run for a day and sound will still be available. It only fails after 43 minutes of continuous playback.
     
  2. lancetx

    lancetx

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    I'm still thinking that sound is not completely stable in Win2K even with the Beta 4 update. I had a kernel panic the other night while booting Win2K right when the intro sound came on. On another occassion, Windows became unstable and sound output quit within Windows until I rebooted the VM. I then decided to disable sound entirely within the VM and it's been smooth sailing now ever since.
     

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