OBS Not Opening and Crashing Windows on Startup


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Hi fellow streamers,

Having a problem with my OBS all of a sudden. I've been streaming for years with the same setup but never encountered this.

Basically anytime I open OBS the audio instantly crashes when asked to open as administrator and then never opens up. Then I also find that windows itself has crashed and I can't open anything else up so I have to hard restart the computer. I have checked anti-virus, I have checked my drives, tried uninstalling/reinstalling.

I have a i9 12900K CPU/ 4070 ti GPU/ 32gb RAM. I just don't understand the problem. I recently made an update on windows a cumulative update. All drivers are up to date.