Windows 7 Pro can play mp3 files flawlessly. So this is not a sound system issue at the basic level.
When I plug in a Logitech C310 USB Webcam/Mic it all seems fine enough as well.
When I install Skype all seems fine enough also.
But, when I try to use Skype, I get the following popup:
"You just plugged a device into the audio Jack"
"You just unplugged a device from the audio jack"
First one and then the other every few seconds just like there is someone back there throwing a switch... it's that regular. And it only seems to happen when there is audio output from Skype.
Well, of course there is *NOTHING* going on with the actual audio jack. In fact, if I run Skype at the same time that I play an mp3 file, the mp3 file continues to work great. But the Skype audio is intermittent at about the same and at about the same rate as these popups - although I can't correlate them closely enough to say which allows sound and which stops it from Skype.
I really need to get this fixed....