Originally Posted By: fredk
I thought they fixed that with win7?

A program in Windows 7 can request not to be messed with "exclusive mode", but the majority don't bother.
ASIO drivers completely side step the issue, by not using the Windows mixer at all. But ASIO is usually limited to professional interfaces, and audio production software.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K, PDP-5020FD, DV-79AVi
Axiom M22s, VP150, QS8s
Sony PS3, surround backs