due to the looming pandemic forcing everyone to stay inside, I've recently decided to get back into video games. I did a fresh install of windows 10 the other day, and tried to play a few games with my controller. I found that whenever I press the right trigger on my controller, my computer's audio cuts out system-wide immediately and does not come back on until I restart.
The controller is a wired Afterglow for Xbox 360 PL-3702.
Windows 10, version 1903.
I see two audio devices under Sound, Video and Game Controllers in Device Manager: a AMD High Definition Audio Device and a Realtek Audio device.
I've tried updating drivers for my controller and audio controllers.
I've reproduced the issue and collected logs of it following the steps here. If you know how to read these I'd be happy to send you the trace.
Now, I've tried to look at the trace of this in both Windows Performance Analyzer and Windows Media eXperience Analyzer to try and get a better sense of what's causing this. I see a pretty clear event where a bunch of stuff shows up in the visualizer, but I don't know what any of the stack traces that show up mean. This did not occur on my previous install of Windows on the same computer so I suspect it's related to something with some new Windows "gaming" feature I didn't have before.
I'm really at a loss as to where to go from here. It's both perfectly clear and completely mystifying. Any ideas?