Re: NVDA may Crash with inactivity on older Windows 10 computer

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I don't consider 2015 old myself, as they seem to work very well even if its still got windows 7 on it as well. I'm at a loss, unless you have something else running like a malware spotter or something. It cannot even be the sound card driver tendency to go to sleep if you get other sounds without a pregnant pause. What do the individual audio controls show. You might need sighted help for that while its in the sulk mode. Could it have somehow rebooted and decided there was no sound device? A look at the previous log after a reboot might show something up.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Monte Single" <mrsingle@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2022 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA may Crash with inactivity on older Windows 10 computer

Hi Ron,

I'm not sure what yu mean by "older".
I am using an hp desktop with a core i5 sixth gen processor with nvda.
I bought this pc used about 3 years ago.
So it could have been first used in 2015-16.
On a daily basis, I leave it running with nvda set to speechoff; in the morning I press insert plus s to turn the speech back on.
Never had this problem.
Yes, I have had problems trying to switch from nvda to narrator or a jaws demo, but not nvda.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: June 6, 2022 11:02 PM
To: NVDA Official Group <>
Subject: [nvda] NVDA may Crash with inactivity on older Windows 10 computer

Hi Group,

Has anyone seen something like the following. I use an older Windows 10 computer for storage and back up. After not touching it for several hours, NVDA does not work. That is to say, there is no sound output. I know the main sound card through which NVDA voices is working because other sounds I can play with hotkeys do indeed work. I can't really say if it crashes, but if I press the hotkey used to launch it, it seems to reload as if it had crashed and needed to be restarted.

What could cause this and is there a remedy?

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