Hi ikonix360, The only last educated guess would be that the hard drive is beginning to show early signs of failure starting with the audio. Based on my own personal observations I had an ASUS laptop with an audio that was choppy and that failed first. A few months later, the ASUS reported a "Drive Bad Back Up and Replace" Error and shortly thereafter the entire hard drive failed.That is nothing like Voicemeeter Banana at all
Voicemeeter Banana is a replacement for the Windows Audio Mixer and adds more functionality like an actual mixer would have. I consider it to be what the Windows Audio Mixer could of and should have been.
At the moment it is key to me being able to listen to the game audio in my headphones and send both game and mic audio to the USB HDMI capture device connected to the other PC for streaming Fortnite.
Also I recently installed it on the streaming PC at church so that I could send the audio to a TV in the nursery connected by HDMI and hear the audio in the headphones at the same time.
That one works without any issues.
It's just the one PC that has problems.
I wonder if that particular model is defective. You should investigate it. I would check for recalls on the manufactures website or reports from other customers about the make and model that you have.So I just checked and the other identical PC is doing it as well.
Hmmm I bet they missed the defect back than because I noticed a problem once with a specific HP model when the G and U keyboard stopped working when it was brand new, and compared it with an identical PC that had the same issue with the G and U keys and there were no recalls or complaints by consumers. I assume customers believed they themselves did something wrong.The computer was made in 2010 so if there were a defect it would have been found way back then.
Plus it only happened right after a Windows update.