I have a Lenovo G500 laptop with windows 8.1, I got the laptop just over a year ago and I have been having problems with the sound ever since. The laptop came with Conexant SmartAudio HD audio driver and around once or twice a day (sometimes more) there would randomly be no sound when I go on youtube or something. For some reason no sound would come from the video.
I have tried updating the driver, I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it but nothing works. The only way I can get it to work is to disable the driver, re-enable it then restart the laptop.
I was thinking it could be a hardware issue but I downloaded another audio driver (Realtek I think it was) to replace the faulty one and I had no problems with it. The reason I went back to the Conexant driver is because it has better sound quality.
Is there way I can fix this or even download another driver that has good sound quality?