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Audio distortion running Windows 7 64x on XPS 8700

Q: Audio distortion running Windows 7 64x on XPS 8700

Running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Service Pack 1 on a Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition PC. I am experiencing audio distortion/breakup & dropouts/skips when playing music from the computer through headphones or external speakers. The problem occurs whether the source is iTunes, Windows Media or the optical drives. The longer the listening time, the more frequent & severe the errors become. When listening to ripped copies of the same music through an iPod connected directly to the audio system or headphones, no errors occur. I have installed an ASUS Xonar U7 external sound card. This seems to have improved the overall sound but it has not solved the distortion issue. The relevant drivers appear to be up to date. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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What follows is the text of the initial message that I posted at the Dell Desktop Forum regarding this problem:
Running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Service Pack 1 on a Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition PC.  I am experiencing audio distortion/breakup & dropouts/skips when playing music from the computer through headphones or external speakers.  The problem occurs whether the source is iTunes, Windows Media or the optical drives.  The longer the listening time, the more frequent & severe the errors become.  When listening to ripped copies of the same music through an iPod connected directly to the audio system or headphones, no errors occur.  I have installed an ASUS Xonar U7 external sound card.  This seems to have improved the overall sound but it has not solved the distortion issue.  The relevant drivers appear to be up to date.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
After a series of exchanges with Chris M, and performing actions suggested by him that included establishing that the Onboard Audio Controller was disabled & removal of the program REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DRIVER, Chris M's latest reply was:
I do not think that this is a computer hardware issue. The fact that both the Realtek and the 3rd party Xonar both have the issue points to the operating system resource allocation has the problem. You need to repost the issue on the Microsoft Operating System board to get their thoughts and opinions.
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A:Audio distortion with Windows 7 Pro on a Dell XPS 8700 SE

Before you go getting a new hard drive, I also had this issue. There are two versions of Win 7, one includes drivers and one doesn´t. Try this: go into your device manager and scan down to find your Audio then look to see if there are any big yellow questions marks. These will be missing or out of date drivers. Update or install these drivers then see how you go. Control panel> sound> test. Good luck.

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What follows is the text of the initial message that I posted at the Dell Desktop Forum regarding this problem:
Running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Service Pack 1 on a Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition PC.  I am experiencing audio distortion/breakup & dropouts/skips when playing music from the computer through headphones or external speakers.  The problem occurs whether the source is iTunes, Windows Media or the optical drives.  The longer the listening time, the more frequent & severe the errors become.  When listening to ripped copies of the same music through an iPod connected directly to the audio system or headphones, no errors occur.  I have installed an ASUS Xonar U7 external sound card.  This seems to have improved the overall sound but it has not solved the distortion issue.  The relevant drivers appear to be up to date.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
After a series of exchanges with Chris M, and performing actions suggested by him that included establishing that the Onboard Audio Controller was disabled & removal of the program REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DRIVER, Chris M's latest reply was:
I do not think that this is a computer hardware issue. The fact that both the Realtek and the 3rd party Xonar both have the issue points to the operating system resource allocation has the problem. You need to repost the issue on the Microsoft Operating System board to get their thoughts and opinions.
So, he... Read more

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I have been trying to install "0006-64_win7_win8_win8.1_win10_R279.exe. On my Dell XPS 8700 without any luck. I have installed a new SSD into my system 500gb. Win 10 (64bit) and McAfee. In trying to install the software it KEEPS looping e.g  loads, uninstalls. Reboots loads software, then starts to loop back into uninstalling. I have let this run for (3) reboots, but it just keeps uninstalling and installing. Installed from win 10 under device manager is "Realtek High Definition Audio". So I have a working sound system, but can't  alter any of the settings. Do you have any thoughts please?

A:XPS 8700, Windows 10, Realtek HD audio doesn't install?

Is this a new install of Windows 10? When did the audio last work? What software changes did you make from when it was working to not working? Go here. Make sure the operating system is Windows 10. Reinstall the three chipset drivers one at a time, rebooting after each one. Then install this Realtek driver.

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I have noticed that when I used two things together say:
Music Player and YouTube
Music Player and Screensaver (certain screensaver not all of them)
Music Player and scrolling down a webpage(Facebook)

I will hear pops and cracks in my music. What would could be causing this? I have the latest audio drivers and I am not sure what else I can update. Any thoughts on the cause?
You can see my PC specs by clicking the PC icon next to my name.
 

A:Audio Distortion within Windows 7

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I recently got a new laptop (pre-installed with windows 7), I am experiencing d a very odd lag. Usually, I was doing something like web browsing in Firefox or playing online games. My sound would lag and make this awful screeching static sound, and anything I had up, would lag or stop responding. Bringing up the task manager was also a hassle, as clicking or initiating anything else was met with extreme lagging resistance. While initially these bouts of lockup would run their course, they've been getting more severe.  I had to force a manual shut down. When I rebooted (which fixed it in the past, albeit temporarily), it still suffered this same extreme lag and sound distortion. It just keeps getting worse and worse.  I have tried to call Gateway tech support but its nothing but unhelpful automated voice recording.  I don't know what to do.  I'm sick and tired of this lag and audio lag.  I can't seem to get any help with it at all.

A:Windows 7 lag and Audio Distortion

I had the problem of audio distortion, clipping and compression after I installed Windows 7. Nothing worked although I properly updated all audio related drives until I stumbled upon new settings interface in Windows 7 which I did not suspect.
Here is what I did, which completely solved my audio problems.
Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback tab.
Right click on a playback device, and choose Configure Speakers. The default is set to Stereo. I recommend choosing Quadrophonic if you do not have a subwoofer, and 5.1 Surround if you have a subwoofer connected. Go through the tests and confirm OK. Go through
the rest of the playback devices.
Finally, re-confirm default playback device (even if it was already set as default device – by choosing a difference device as default first then re-selecting the intended default device).
Give an audio source such as YouTube a try. I was surprised all my distortions, compressions and clipping issues were now completely gone.

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Good afternoon!

With my PC Dell supplied Audio! The program worked very well on windows 8.1, but today it's upgrade to windows 10 and the program has stopped working! Rather, it runs, but works partially (screenshots). Please help, what do I do? (My computer: DELL XPS 8700)

A:XPS 8700, Windows 10, Realtek Maxx Audio Pro features missing?

Here is how to fix the problem and go back to your old Realtek HD audio driver on the XPS 8700.  This will restore the Maxx Audio Pro feature.
* Open the Control Panel and select System* Click on Advanced System Settings (on the left)* Click on the Hardware Tab* Click on "Device Installation Settings" and then click on "No, Let me choose what to do" and "Never install driver software from Windows Update". Click Save Changes. This step is important or else Windows Updates will always write over the Windows 8.1 driver* Open the Control Panel- Programs and Features and select the Realtek Audio Driver and uninstall it* Restart the system* Install the Windows 8.1 Realtek audio driverXPS-8700_Audio_Driver_N4TKF_WN_6.0.1.7016_A00.EXE* Restart the system. Be sure to select your Realtek Audio as default audio device if you have more than one device on your computer
This worked for me.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Hi Guys,

I am having some freeze lag and audio distortion (lag), when playing games, listening to music.

Things that I had done:

1) Updated my windows
2) Adjusted power options to high performance (Including minimum and maximum processor state for advance settings)
3) Adjusted visual effects to best performance
4) Disabled Windows defender
4) Installed Smart Defrag 3
5) Installed Ccleaner
6) Installed Malwarebytes Anti-malware
7) Installed LatencyMon

Here is my LatencyMon results:

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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:37:28 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.
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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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A:Freeze lag and audio distortion (lag) in Windows 7

REPORTED DPCs
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DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

Highest DPC routine execution time (?s): 29303.251788
Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: Wdf01000.sys - Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.254209
Driver with highest DPC total execution time: ndis.sys - NDIS 6.20 driver, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.517229

DPC count (execution time <250 ?s): 4739619
DPC count (execution time 250-500 ?s): 0
DPC count (execution time 500-999 ?s): 12536
DPC count (execution time 1000-1999 ?s): 435
DPC count (execution time 2000-3999 ?s): 182
DPC count (execution time >=4000 ?s): 0
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REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. Th... Read more

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This started happening the same day I upgraded from 8.1, but it went away. Suddenly it's come back worse than it ever was. I've tried uninstalling my Realtek drivers and rebooting and I've tried changing the sample rate. No change.
This is INFURIATING. I can't listen to music, watch videos, play games without the audio stuttering and it's driving me crazy.

A:Why is Windows 10 causing audio distortion/stuttering with Realtek and how do I fix it?

I made an account just to bump this. Bump.

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I have a new Dell XPS 8700 , it has 6 audio jacks with teeny tiny symbols, which colored jack do I plug my stereo speakers into? For now I have them plugged into the headphone jack on top of the computer. The volume here is very low. I tried plugging into the 6 jacks with no luck. The speakers are from an older Dell.

A:XPS 8700, audio jacks

green=stereo output front channels                 black=stereo output rear              grey=stereo output side
gold=dual output, center, subwoofer                blue=stereo output line level        pink=mono microphone output
At least that's what my xps 8700 book says.  Check the speaker icon in the taskbar for sound levels, they may be set real low. Also check accessories,sound, recorder, click on O.K., click on speakers. Hope this helps.
 

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Adjustable volume on monitor is to the max. Audio is low on DVDs, Podcasts, and sample music on computer. When using Windows Media Player problem is the same. How do you suggest I resolve this problem?

A:XPS 8700, Low audio from S2415H?

Explain in detail how the XPS 8700 is connecting to the S2415H. Every cable, every port.

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Where can I find a detailed description of each audio port for an XPS 8700?  The docs I've found so far are useless: "four audio output/headphone ports" doesn't tell us anything.  Can these manuals be dumbed down much more!?

A:XPS 8700 Audio Port descriptions

Hi Steve,
Here you go:
And to answer your last question, no, I don't believe so. 

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New XPS 8700 i7, Win 8.1
Problems: (1) Audio output is too heavy on the bass (and I'm a bass player, so that's saying something). Vocals hard to hear, little upper end. (2) Something in the system audio processor is adding excessive reverb/echo. (The song I was testing with is one I've heard 1000 times, so I know it's not in the original recording.) I've tried all variations on EQ and other settings in both Windows Media Player and Dell Audio--these adjust the sound, but don't get at the central problem.
Physical Hookup: Hooked into my home stereo through speaker out (green jack on back)-stereo 1/8" cable split to 2 RCA jacks into my amplifier. (Hooked up exactly as on my old desktop, which worked just fine.) I only have 2 speakers--no surround sound setup.  Playing MP3s through Windows Media Player.
I isolated the components: Sound problem is neither with the home stereo amplifier nor the speakers nor the MP3. Definitely somewhere in the XPS.
I plugged into the various audio outputs available, and the green one works best, but is far from perfect. 
I get the feeling that the audio output jacks are designed for a surround system rather than a simple stereo system, so maybe I'm only getting the audio feed for a particular subsection of a surround speaker set. But how do I switch the jack so I'm getting stereo rather than a surround channel feed?
Also, what is causing the ridiculous echo/reverb?
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A:Horrible XPS 8700 Audio Playback

The Realtek ALC3861 driver on our site is dated 10/16/13. Load the newest one from Realtek and retest.
* Go here* Click "High Definition Audio Codecs (Software)"* Accept the notice* Click Next* Look to the right of "64bits Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1 Driver only (Executable file)"* Click the US link* The file "64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_R275.exe" will be saved to your Windows desktop* Run the file. Follow the instructions

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Please help.
When I play the radio through the computer, I get a wavering, raspy, echo noise. If I record this, the noise remains on the recording.

But, if I play from the computer DVD RW, I do not get the noise, and if I record I don't get it either.
Thanks for any help.
Danv

A:Audio distortion

What model Inspiron?

Exactly how are you "playing the radio"? Is this internet radio? or are you inputting the audio from an external radio to the PC?

How about other audio, other than CD/DVD audio? Are system sounds OK?

More info is needed for someone to try an help you.

I do a lot of support on the Dell users community forum and have never seen this problem posted. I have seen problems with Echo, etc but when that happens it is on everything because "sound enhancements" have been enabled.

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I've had this problem for a few months when I'm using windows media player. I'm not sure if the issue is an audio playback issue or an outdated Audio Driver causing the problem.
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/IWjy7TaFRxMW4hp5D7wnduh.

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I have been looking for a solution for weeks and have tried so many options but still no luck.

I'm running Win7/64 on a Dell Inspiron 518 dual core processor.

When I attempt audio playback on files or online sound it distorts and lags. I know this is a problem that many others have but the solutions offered have not worked for me.

When I run DPC Latency Checker I get solid red. I have disabled each device one by one. When I disable the Network Adapter (Netgear WNA1100 N150 wireless usb adapter) 'most' of the reds turn to low greens. I have tried different wifi usbs and various driver updates but nothing changes. If I disable the Net Adapter sound improves but then again no internet. I have no way to connect direct via cable. I have also tried moving devices i.e. external HDs, printer & usb sound system to different USB connections but still the same.

This has been happening for about 4 weeks and cannot figure out why all of a sudden.

I've run malwarebytes and other diagnostics but no change.

Any new ideas/solutions would be greatly appreciated. Would really like to get my sound back to normal without the crackling again.

Thanks.

A:Audio lag and distortion

This is a fairly often reported problem on all, not just Dell's. The first thing, reinstall the Dell supplied sound driver. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums and we found that non-Dell supplied sound drivers either do not work or do not work correctly.

Wi-Fi is a known cause of audio problems. As this is a desktop, you should be connecting directly with a cable, not wireless unless its absolutely the only way you can connect.

Dell only has Vista drivers, but the Vista drivers work OK as Windows 7 is basically only "Vista Improved".
Driver Details | Dell US

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Hello,

Here is a common problem that many have/had and I'm looking for a solution to hopefully fix mine.

I'm running Windows 7/64 on a Dell Inspiron 518 dual core processor.

When I attempt audio playback on files or online sound it distorts and lags. I know this is a problem that many others have but the solutions offered have not worked for me so far.

When I run DPC Latency Checker I get solid red. I have disabled each device one by one. When I disable the Network Adapter (Netgear WNA1100 N150 wireless usb adapter) 'many' of the reds turn to low greens. I have tried different wifi usbs and various driver updates but nothing changes. If I disable the Net Adapter sound improves but then again no internet. I have no way to connect direct via cable. I have also tried moving devices i.e. external HDs, printer & usb sound system to different USB connections but still the same. Clock time also slows down even though the battery was recently replaced.

This has been happening for about 4 weeks and cannot figure out why all of a sudden.

I've run malwarebytes and other diagnostics but no change.

I'm usually good at fixing all my pc problems but this one is truly a mind bender.

Any new ideas/solutions would be greatly appreciated. Would really like to get my sound back to normal without the crackling and lagging again.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Audio lag and distortion

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When audio plays on my computer it gets a distorted crackling noise sometimes almost like a cd skipping. When nothing is running the problem is not that bad, however when I open applications it gets really bad. My mobo is an asus a8rmvp with the sound card built in and 1gig of ram. I've tried installing a sound card and using different speakers and the problem persists. Anyone have any ideas??

A:Audio Distortion

Hi Yarr,Have a look at Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP.

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i recently installed windows 7 on my comp and it runs great i love it
but maybe 2 or 3 times a day my audio like goes to i high frequency and gradually gets to a deep voice for whatevers playing in the back ground the only way to stop it is to shut down and restart
ive tryed redoing all my drivers ive tryed not using my onboard audio and got a sound card but it still happens
so if anybody knows anything it will be greatly appreciated

A:audio distortion

I have the same Intel M/B on my system. Slowdown and speed up on many PC's is the wrong driver and if the default Windows installed drivers were used that could be the problem. The first thing, did you install the Intel chipset drivers? If not that is one issue as they must be installed as they define (identify) the devices on or attached to the motherboard. Actually the chipset drivers should (must) be installed before installing the sound (and some other devices). Intel doesn't have much in the way of drivers for Win 7 on the downloads but in the case of the SigmaTel (IDT) the Vista drivers will work (and even provide the System Mixer).
Here is the Intel DP35DP downloads http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...p+Board+DP35DP

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I'm having difficulty playing some movies on windows media player and vlc player. Some shows will work and some will be very distorted. The picture and sound is extremely distorted as you can see in the picture. I didn't have a problem with this before but now I keep getting this? Someone told me that it was something to do with the codec but getting DivX or k-lite (think that's the name) has made zero difference. Can someone please help me as i'm at my wits end.

Thank you
 

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I built this PC 3 months ago and I have had this problem since then, I had a PC before that this one and I think I had the same problem on that one.

While doing certain tasks and I heard it once while browsing folders, I will get very distorted audio. This video Win7 distorted noise - YouTube (Not mine) you can hear at the 2:12 mark a very noticeable audio distortion, thats the exact distortion I have. I only get it while doing specific things such as installing Directx (Only rarely happens), I can get it to happen 95% the time when I try to uninstall Java and the window pops up saying "are you sure?".

Now I first thought this may be the RAM I have installed (2 Sticks of XMS 4GB, one is 1333mhz & one is 1600mhz, both of them run at 1333mhz). I took out the 1333mhz one and I still get the audio distortion so mismatched RAM isn't the problem.

I am going to try uninstalling Realtek audio drivers and install them again using the motherboard disk to see if that may fix it.

If anyone has a idea why this is happening please post, it's very appreciated.

Edit: This may have fixed it: I uninstalled the realtek audio drivers and restarted the PC, upon going through the same process of uninstalling Java I noticed the very small slowdown when it was loading the uninstaller but didn't get the audio distortion that went with it. I am going to keep it as it is and if I don't get any more distortion I will close the topic.

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A:Audio Distortion when doing certain tasks.

Unless you must have Java, there is no need to install it. I uninstalled Java almost a year ago and have never had a need for it. There have been several issues with Java security.

Audie is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device and that can also cause some sound problems, but not usually distortion - that is usually interruptions/dropouts in sound.

What do you have for Power Supply?

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I have a Blue Yeti microphone and the sound that I hear when I play things (such as videos/mp3s/and even computer tones) is really distorted. Not distorted as in lagging, but kind of fuzzy and weirdly toned. Ahh, I don't know how to describe it, but it sounds BAD. But the thing is, when I unplug it from my mic and into my computer, it sounds normal again...? I really hope my microphone isn't broken... Any suggestions or ideas on how I can fix this? I'm sorry if my description is really bad, I'm not a techy person, I just really need help...!
 

A:Audio distortion from Microphone?

Check from the Sound settings of Windows that You have in use DVD quality both with the speakers and Your recording microphone.


 

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Hi, I have a HP Envy15 with Windows 10. The fan is broken so I use a cooling pad under the laptop to keep it from overheating. When I'm doing something a little more intensive like stream music or try to play a game, the laptop starts lagging severely and the audio becomes lagged and distorted. I don't know if it's overheating or if some software I have installed is doing this (The only things I can think of that I don't know specifically about are the pre-installed HP and Intel audio,graphics,etc. stuff.)

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Since the construction of my most recent 2014 PC build, I've been having an issue where any headsets used for VOIP over extended periods of time have a strange breakdown of the audio quality.
 
While I have no exact way of simulating the issue, my closest explanation would be that all audio into the headsets sound as if they've had their gain throttled and the bit rate drastically decreased (as I've attempted in comedic format here). The issue cannot be heard by other people listening directly to the "What U Hear" virtual recording device which outputs directly from the system sound to voice chat, and any screen recording software I've ever used cannot seem to pick up the issue either — it is localised to the device I was using and its connection.
 
This issue has occurred on two headsets: the Plantronic .Audio 355 and Turtle Beach Ear Force X13 (both have in-line volume control and integrated microphones). The issue is not present when using standalone headphones such as an ATH-AD700 or MDR-V150 (in this case, even one with a broken jack) which I use in conjunction with third party microphones such as a Logitech C270 web cam mic.
 
I use on-board Game Blaster 7.1 Audio built into an ASRock x79 Extreme 11 mobo with the Sound Blaster control panel drivers and software.
 
 
EDIT: Sorry for the weird, incomplete post. I was trying to alt+tab and somehow submitted this.
EDIT2: Fixed.

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I have an older system which for some reason seems to have developed issues with audio/video distortion & lag, as well as some lag when opening programs & at start-up. There are no pop-ups or error messages appearing when this occurs.

Toshiba Satellite A-100 laptop
Intel Centrino Duo
Windows XP
Realtek sound driver
Total Disk Space: 101 GB
Free Space: 75.4 GB

I did a full-system virus scan (Norton), did a system defrag, and even tried reinstalling my sound driver already. System restore will not work for some reason -- I've tried multiple dates, and each time following reboot I get a message stating that System Restore is not available for the selected date. I have also tried temporarily disabling my Norton Antivirus to see if it might be interfering with my system somehow, but that didn't help either.

On the advice from another poster in the Windows XP forum where I originally posted this issue, I was advised to do a HijackThis scan & post the log. He seemed to think that my system is infected.

Is anyone able to offer any suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:59:57 PM, on 2/27/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Audio/Video Distortion, Lag -- Please Help

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Hey everybody, I'm new here and fairly new to computer sciences, which is why I need some expert advice on this problem that seems infuriatingly simple but VERY debilitating to my computer. I recently installed 2 more gigs of ram to my old custom unit and now whenever i play a game or watch a movie the audio has a bunch of skips and beeps and static. I can still hear the audio of the game or movie but the interference almost drowns it out. Any help would be much appreciated, and go easy, I'm a n00b.
 

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I have an integrated SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio sound card, and out of nowhere in Windows XP Pro, I began to experience scratchy audio distortion.

I recently installed a Hauppauge PVR-150 TV Tuner card, and I believe that maybe there is some sort of conflict.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this with a SoundMAX card or a conflict with a Hauppauge. I am guessing it is a conflict but I am not 100%.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:SoundMAX distortion in audio

Do you have the newest driver? And for Soundcards do you need to disable the integrated one to upgrade like a videocard or no?
 

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Hello
Whenever I try to watch YouTube videos the audio and video gets distorted and slows down to about 1/4 speed and the voices slow down to make it sound like I am listening to a guy with a deep voice. This only happens when the video is loading and completely stop when the video is fully loaded. This also happens with other videos on other websites but this only happens most of the time. sometimes I click on a video and it does not distort right at the beginning. The video also sometimes plays normally and gradually slows down distorting the audio. For everything the video and audio are synced.I have also tried disabling my default audio driver, and re installing Realtek but to no avail.

I am running Windows 8 with Realtek Hd Audio installed. This is a custom built pc with no additional sound card installed. Motherboard is msi h61m-p31.
Thanks in advance!
I have been running my pc for about a week and a half and this problem only started happening about 4 hours ago

A:Audio and video distortion

If this just started, use the System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date when it didn't happen. See if this fixes it. If not, System Restore has an option to undo the restore.

If System Restore didn't fix it, it could be what is on the Shared IRQ's with the sound and video. Video should either be on its own IRQ or it is the higher priority device on the shared IRQ. Sound is reverse it is the lower priority device on the shared IRQ. Uninstalling the devices in the Device Manager (do not uninstall the drivers) then restarting the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the devices. This fixes a lot of flakey problems and/or Windows corruptions with the devices.

Reseating the video card is another option.

I have a Sapphire Radeon HD7770 video card, but haven't experienced any problems with it other than I had to completely uninstall the old drivers and Catalyst Control Center and then restart the PC in order to install the latest drivers. I never had to do that with my old PC and a Radeon HD4550 video card.

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I'm having difficulty playing some movies on windows media player and vlc player. Some shows will work and some will be very distorted. The picture and sound is extremely distorted as you can see in the picture. I didn't have a problem with this before but now I keep getting this? Someone told me that it was something to do with the codec but getting DivX or k-lite (think that's the name) has made zero difference. Can someone please help me as i'm at my wits end.

Thank you

A:video and audio distortion

giving the source of the video[dvd rips] are you sure that they work, did you try them on another computer

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Hey everybody, I'm new here and fairly new to computer sciences, which is why I need some expert advice on this problem that seems infuriatingly simple but VERY debilitating to my computer. I recently installed 2 more gigs of ram to my old custom unit and now whenever i play a game or watch a movie the audio has a bunch of skips and beeps and static. I can still hear the audio of the game or movie but the interference almost drowns it out. Any help would be much appreciated, and go easy, I'm a n00b.

 

A:Frustrating audio distortion.

If the machine is old the most likely problem is the onboard audio has failed. If you discover this to be the problem just install a PCI audio card and you should be good to go.
 

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I went on vacation last weekend and everything worked fine.
When I came back some of the higher frequency sounds (read: vocals and similar range) are incredibly low and distorted. As well as some distortion in the rest of the range of sound.

I've tried adjusting the sound using both the default windows sound options and my audio software that came with my mobo. Also tried using a different codec pack rather than the one I had installed before. All with no changes in the sound.
I also tried reinstalling directX.

Everything is reset back to default from before I left.
Please help! I have no experience dealing with audio problems.

Biostar TForce 550 SE mobo
On board Realtek HD Audio output
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 3600+
2g RAM
DirectX 9.0c
Nvidia 8800 GTS 320meg
Running dual monitors.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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The audio and video on my Acer netbook is super distorted...Everything from my Windows start up tune to hulu and itunes.

I thought that there was too much stuff on it but I still have 62% of my 160 gb of memory left. I decided to defrag my hard drive anyway...it didn't work.

I also ran a virus scan the other day and came up clean...

Nothing else seems to be wrong with it...all other programs work just fine (unless it involves video and audio).

My Acer netbook is running Windows XP...

Thanks,
V

A:Audio/Video Distortion

Try running the chkdsk /r command on the drive first...then defragging it. It may help.

Louis

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Hi Guys,

I am having some freeze lag and audio distortion (lag), when playing games, listening to music.

Things that I had done:

1) Updated my windows
2) Adjusted power options to high performance (Including minimum and maximum processor state for advance settings)
3) Adjusted visual effects to best performance
4) Disabled Windows defender
4) Installed Smart Defrag 3
5) Installed Ccleaner
6) Installed Malwarebytes Anti-malware
7) Installed LatencyMon

Here is my LatencyMon results:

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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:37:28 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.
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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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So, I've been having this problem for a long time. I've had this computer since Christmas 2013 and it's been having a problem where my CPU spikes and I get major video and audio lag while gaming. I've tried a lot of things, and I even went to HP support, where they could not even help me. If anyone can help me I would be very thankful. (Windows 8.1)

A:CPU Spikes to 95-100, Causes Audio Distortion and FPS drop

It sounds to me like your have a cooling issue. Remove any dust from your heat sink. insure the fan is working. If all are good to go and your still having very high temps that would be time to repaste the heat sink to your CPU.

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Whenever I am playing a movie in windows media player,a noise like flowing water is corrupting the audio.It's intensity increases as the sound increases.I have tried to rectify this by resetting the settings in Realtek,but in vain....PLease suggest.
This noise is absent when playing an audio file!
 

A:Please help me to remove audio distortion in WinMediaPlayer

It may be as simple as a bad codec (or not...).

Try installing this free codec package:

Cole2k Media - Codec Pack V6.0.9 Standard

See if that helps in any way.

Zee
 

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Recently, I had my hard drive replaced after I ruined my old one. Since then, I've been having issues with computer lag. It will take a while before anything actually happens, but if I'm watching Youtube videos, eventually my computer screen will freeze while the audio from the video will become slow and distorted. It takes about a minute before it becomes unfrozen and the audio returns to normal, but then it'll happen again and again, sometimes 10 min later, sometimes 20 min later. I never had this problem before I replaced my hard drive and it is really starting to be irritating, and I'm hoping someone can help me fix the issue.
 

A:Computer Freezing and Audio Distortion

Let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post the following.
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
======
Run System File Checker
Click on Start - Search
Type
cmd
Right click on cmd.exe - select Run as Administrator.
At the Command Prompt window - Type
sfc /scannow

Press Enter.
Let it run to completion - but do not close the Command Prompt window.
To save the log file.
Copy and Paste the following into Command Prompt.

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

Press Enter
On your desktop you will see a text file called sfcdetails.txt
Copy and Paste into your next post.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-run-system-file-checker-analyze-its-logs-in-windows-7-vista
 

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The audio on any file captured using the ATI TV software is distorted, especially on the composite input.

I get OK audio using the ULEAD Videostudio 5 software that came bundled with the board, but that software has other problems that makes it unusable (it quits recording automatically if it encounters any noise or tape dropouts, no matter how slight).

I bought this board with the intention of converting VHS tapes over to DVD.

None of the AIT Tech support sites seem to be up. I wonder if this company's going out of business.
 

A:ATI Radeon 7500 Audio distortion

They aren't going out of business. I was on ATI all last night trying to fix an old 8 mb all in wonder. May be your ISP.
 

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I've had this problem for a while. Sometimes it happens, other times it does not. Usually I can simply reboot and the problem will be solved for the day. But, it's been getting worse.
 My CPU usage will jump to about 60-80% every once and a while and all my sounds and videos will lag for half a second, then I will get this weird buzzing distorted sound. Upon investigation in my resource monitor, I noticed that every time the distortion happens, the "system" process jumps to 20-30% CPU. I'm fairly certain this is the culprit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
- Derrik

A:CPU causing lag and video/audio distortion

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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Well, this is my last resort. I've done everything else I know of --

I have a Sony Vaio All-in-One desktop (model no. VPCL114FX) with Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1), 64-bit. The processor is Intel Core 2 duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz 2.94 GHz, the RAM is 4.00 GB. I have a brand new 1 terabyte hard drive.

I bought this computer a couple of months ago and have consistently had this problem since day one even though the previous owner says he had no problems. Every time I play a YouTube video, the screen locks up and there is intense audio distortion. Sometimes it does this with DVDs and very rarely games.

My techie brother cleaned the entire system out and installed some fixes, which allowed me to game just fine and play media, but did not help with streaming video. Unrelated to this, the hard drive crashed and I had the local computer store replace it. This included reinstalling the operating system and everything. So two days ago, I had a brand new OS, every single driver updated, and everything running perfectly fine. Including videos.

Yesterday, it started locking up, freezing, doing the audio distortion again. I've tried forcing YouTube to play to HTML5, forcing it to play to Shockwave, uninstalled/reinstalled Shockwave, turned hardware acceleration on/off. I found a fix online that had me go to "control panel > system > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory > Change." I increased the value to the r... Read more

A:Video locking up, audio distortion

Ensure you are using the latest video driver available from Sony.

You could also try using an older video driver. You could try using a driver directly from nVidia (which are likely newer).

Aside from that, it sounds like a hardware fault (ie: failing video chipset or simply overheating) as the problem continues after a fresh OS/driver installation.
 

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I have an older system which for some reason seems to have developed issues with audio/video distortion & lag, as well as some lag when opening programs & at start-up. There are no pop-ups or error messages appearing when this occurs.

Toshiba Satellite A-100 laptop
Intel Centrino Duo
Windows XP
Realtek sound driver
Total Disk Space: 101 GB
Free Space: 75.4 GB

I did a full-system virus scan (Norton), did a system defrag, and even tried reinstalling my sound driver already. System restore will not work for some reason -- I've tried multiple dates, and each time following reboot I get a message stating that System Restore is not available for the selected date.

I'm at a total loss...anyone have any additional suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Audio/Video Distortion, Lag -- Please Help

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I uninstalled a bunch of programs from my laptop today, I am running Windows 7 64 bit os. I made sure to google all of the programs before-hand to see if I really needed them or not.
Significant uninstalls to mention are:
Adobe Air
All of my old Javas (I had 5 of them, then downloaded and reinstalled the newest one)
Microsoft Silverlight
HP I.R.I.S OCR
and a bunch of Windows Live programs.

I didnt think that any of those would effect my sound at all. Sound is now crackeling and distorted - I have tried playing audio in TigerPlayer and iTunes.
 

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I'm using a Dell XPS L702X laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I've been getting these strange patches of Audio Distortion, usually accompanied by other types of lag, for a while now. They usually last from 2-15 seconds, and it seems that they are becoming more frequent and longer in length, but that might just me getting tired of them. Anyway, it tends to happen more often when my CPU usage is high, but can go on at any time.

Might this be a problem with my video/sound card? Please let me know if you have a solution, or require more information to find on.

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Hello,

I don't really know much about audio, so I'll just tell you guys what I'm experiencing. I have had the Tritton AX360 headset for quite some time now, and I've always used the analog 5.1 inputs. I've recently tried to use the optical cable, which has to go through the AX360 digital decoder that came with the headset. When I use the optical cable, the sound has a lot of background noise, even when I have the volume at 0. I do not have a sound card, and I am using onboard audio on my evga 122-CK-NF68-A1 motherboard, which has an azalia audio chipset with 8 audio channels.

Can somebody please help me understand why my sound does this?
If you need more information, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 

A:Optical Audio Distortion (Fuzzy)

If the headset has a mic built in, you might be hearing the feedback. You'd be surprised how much an idle mic will produce so if that's the case you might want to mute it out. If the onboard audio has some type of mixing software, you may want to look over the settings real quick to make sure everything is in line. Just as a heads up though, you would probably have better luck with a dedicated sound adapter over the onboard unit anyways. The integrated sound should work with the optical, but depending on how good the quality of the hardware is your results may be less than desirable.
 

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When my computer first turns on the sound in the speakers is distorted. Its very scratchy and if theres enough volume in them you can hear a hum. When I right click the icon on the tray for the hd audio deck and click exit the sound problems persist, but when I reselect the program I just closed it instantly corrects the distortion completely. What is going on and how do I fix it?

A:VIA HD AUDIO DECK sound distortion

No replys and still no help online please tell me how to fix this problem. If i play test sounds through the audiodeck it plays fine but any other program sounds scratchy. If i reset the audiodeck it works again for a little while any one know how to fix this.

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In the last week, all sound on my laptop has started to crackle slightly. I changed headphones, but realized that thats not the problem. If i increase volume, the crackling gets worse, and distortion really sets in. Strange....only started happening last week. I have tried reinstalling my sound card driver, but no change there. Have looked around all my audio settings but cant find any clues. music etc is still listenable, but there is just a faint crackle constantly annoying me. and distortion if i turn the volume up louder.

Does this mean my sound card is wearing out?? or is it a physical prob inside?

my sound card is : Conexant AC link audio
i have windows xp home edition on a HP compaq nx4800

any help would be much appreciated!!

alex

A:Crackling Audio/slight Distortion!

I have a similar problem, I'm thinking its a power problem. Maybe its a virus out there.

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I have had this computer for about a year now and it recently started acting up. What happens is the audio begins to distort and than the computer freezes if I close something out. This only used to happen when a lot of stuff was running at once or a big game was player, Spore for example. Recently it has been doing it more. Before if I skyped with youtube on while i played a game, you know big stuff, it would do this, but now if I have a paused youtube video or an ended youtube video on while I play minecraft it does the same thing. There is no error code or anything, I have to manually turn it off and on.

Please Help
Sincerely ~Sean

PS. I will see if I can get an audio sample for the forum of what happens.

A:Audio distortion followed by computer freezing.

Update your drivers especially the chipset drivers.

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Every time I use my (new, just out of the box) laptop's trackpad while watching a video/listening to music/doing anything that uses the speakers, the audio becomes staticky and distorted. It's been happening since I bought it a couple weeks ago. I've tried uninstalling the trackpad drivers and rebooting, uninstalling a couple audio drivers and rebooting, but nothing has had any effect. I haven't noticed the same distortion while using earphones or an external speaker. I've seen a couple people with Acer laptops (not the same model) reporting the same problem, but their issues seem to have been resolved by uninstalling the drivers. Does anyone have any other solutions, or at least a potential explanation for the problem?

A:Audio distortion inflicted by trackpad (E15 E5-575...

Try it with a mouse, to see if the problem is still present. This happens on my computer with the built in speakers as well, until installed the driver from here.




If I solved your problem, please click "accept as solution." If you found my post helpful, please click Kudos. it only takes a second, and I would really appreciate it! Thanks!-PMiner

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EDIT: Rewritten for clarity
On Realtek ALC3861 Audio Driver (ver. 6.0.1.7525, A00) for Windows 10, there is no longer a button labeled "Show Meters" under Speakers/Headphones > Maxx Audio Pro in the bottom right corner (please see attached screenshot). This button in previous versions of the driver for Windows 7 opened a new window with sliders to balance front and back speakers in a surround sound setup.
What I did:
Updated my OS from 7 to 10 and updated the Realtek audio drivers accordingly - to the above mentioned version.
What I expected:
The "Show Meters" button would be present in the newest Realtek driver.
What really happened:
Upon upgrade to the newest driver, the "Show Meters" button disappeared.

I have reinstalled the newest driver multiple times with no avail and tried the driver from Windows 8.1 and the default driver from Realtek with worse affects (Dell Audio window is missing most elements/drop down options, etc)

If anyone would know how to address the issue, if this is intentional, or who to escalate this to, I would appreciate it.

A:Latest Version of Dell Audio is missing "Show Meters" button. (Windows 10, Dell XPS 8700)

I feel that I should be more observant. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Select the Realtek device > Properties > Levels there are the exact changes I need. I don't know why I didn't notice until now. Could explain why there was no "Show Meters" button in this release but I thought Windows 7 also had the same leveling and there was the leveling in Dell Audio as well.
I'm still going with a new sound card from Creative however, seen a super nice $70 one that looks awesome and seems to have features to match.

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*EDIT - Solved. It was a driver problem. I reinstalled (again) and it works fine now. Go figure. So much for tech support. I'll leave this here in case anyone else has the same problem...

I recently got a new HP Laptop. I did buy it on E-bay, but it came brand new, in the original packaging.

So my problem is that when I try to listen to audio, it will start out fine and then kind of pop in and out and become very distorted like I'm listening to record player and not a computer. This happens with every audio I listen to, whether it's on an mp3 on my hard drive, or a movie on you tube, it doesn't matter. It also doesn't matter whether I'm wearing headphones or just listening to the computer stereo. The distortion is the same.
I've reinstalled drivers to both the stereo and the headphones, so I don't think that's the problem, but I could have done something wrong there. (However, more than half the time the drivers fail to install. I don't know what's up with that.)
I have heard that electronic distortion can mess with your speakers, but I have no other electronics in the room.
I have also heard that it could be caused by a conflict in the computer speaker and device volume, but I've checked that as well to no avail.

I believe this happened soon after I restored my computer from some nasty malware, but it could be that I just hadn't noticed it before then or attributed the distorted to a bad internet connec... Read more

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Ever since I built my computer 2 years ago, it has suffered on and off from this same problem.

When watching youtube, listening to iTunes, or playing a game through Steam sometimes it will begin to lag. The lag seems to come in waves, and causes my mouse and whatever is on my screen to lag. What's odd is that it lags in time with loud audio distortions from my speakers, which sound like 'bzzt' noises. Whenever this happens I check the Windows Task Manager Performance, and the CPU usage spikes in time with the noises.

The error is very jarring and game breaking, and often persists indefinitely. For youtube videos, if this error occurs I usually either have to try and get through the lag, or just give up (usually the latter.) With games, if I set Steam to offline the error still occurs, but much less frequently and is more likely to stop.

The error seems linked with my internet - when the internet seems to be fast this won't happen at all, but when it's slow it happens almost constantly to the point I can't watch videos, play games online (Guild Wars 2 won't connect at all without this problem occurring).

I've checked the power supply (no problem), temperature (doesn't seem to be a problem), the fans are all plugged in, drivers are all installed, antivirus scans (Microsoft Security Essentials numerous times, and sometimes Malwarebytes - both on normal and Safe Mode to no result), defrag, uninstalled many programs, and monitored what programs open at start up.

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A:High CPU Usage Spikes w/ Audio Distortion

There's probably drivers that are causing audio stutter problems. Try latencymon and follow its tutorial here: Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: real-time audio suitability checker

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Hello, I have run into multiple problems lately that I haven't been able to solve. The first thing that has happened is sometimes my computer will just freeze for half a second. Usually when I am watching/streaming video or playing a game, but sometimes while just browsing as well.

Second, I am now getting audio distortion for half a second. Like the sound is being stretched out and distorted, this has only been happening for a few days.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Audio Distortion / Video and game freezing

First and foremost can you please fill in your your system specs by following the included link so we know what we are working with. System Info - See Your System Specs

We need to see something along the lines of this:

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Anyone here have a solution to Realtek ALC653 issue. I keep having a wave like distortion when playing songs. If you know how audio cassette tapes sounded when they got partially demagnitized... That is similar to how the sound is except it is clipped and over loud. I am running the most current drivers from MS Update. Any ideas on a fix??

A:Relatek ALC653 Audio distortion issues...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jopplehead


Anyone here have a solution to Realtek ALC653 issue. I keep having a wave like distortion when playing songs. If you know how audio cassette tapes sounded when they got partially demagnitized... That is similar to how the sound is except it is clipped and over loud. I am running the most current drivers from MS Update. Any ideas on a fix??


Hi Jopplehead.

chev65 has suggested setting sound quality to: 16 bit, 48000 Hz, (DVD Quality) at this thread: No Sound out of Front Speakers

Also blackroseMD1 posted that sometimes using "speaker fill" to emulate 5.1 sound when only 2 channel stereo is available can cause unwanted effects here: Audio 5.1 in Windows 7

Hope this is helpful?

Robert

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I am running xp sp2 on a dell e1705.
I am experiencing randoms clicks/distortion on the playback of audio files in both Itunes 7.5 (quicktime 7.3.1) and Media center 11. These can occur on any track and do not occur in the same place twice so if I hear a click at, say, 54 secs on a track and I replay that part the click is not there.
I do not get this problem at all when I play the same tracks on my Ipod.
I initially thought the problem lay with Itunes and so I reinstalled both Itune and Quicktime. I have set the audio preferences in Quicktime to 64 khz and 16 bit, I have also tried the safe mode (waveout only) to no effect.
The default device for playback in windows is Sigmatel Audio. I have set the hardware acceleration to zero.
The clicks appear at random but seem to have some correlation with processor demand, ie when I open a program or save a file I will sometimes but not always hear the distortion.
Any help/advice would be gratefully received.

A:random clicks/distortion in audio playback

pls diable the enahancements...there is an option for the same in soudn properties...under Enhancement tab...check the box which says diable all enhancement

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Hey all.

I apologise if this is in the wrong section - I did look through each of the categories and deemed this one to be most appropriate.

The problem:

I've had my custom built PC for roughly a year now. Everything was working swimmingly until about August this year. After about an hour of the computer being booted - sometimes less - whenever I proceed to refresh a Google Chrome tab, the system jitters for a second and causes any audio (be it Spotify, Skype, game audio) to have an awful amount of distortion (As if someone is scratching on a record). The CPU usage spikes to well over 80% and often reaching 100% for a few seconds until the tab has finished loading. I should probably mention that this problem also persists in browsers other than Chrome. Tested on IE, Firefox and Opera. They all experience the same issue.

This will indefinitely happen whenever I boot the computer; to the point where using it for more than 30 minutes becomes rather frustrating.

I had experienced this sort of audio distortion - just without the CPU usage spikes - early this year. I thought this would just be an issue with the on-board audio. So I bought a relatively cheap sound card off of Amazon. Problem was solved until August. I have removed this card thinking it was the cause of the issue - but with the card either removed or in the computer - the problem still persists.

I have checked the various manufacturers' websites for driver updates. I believe I have the latest drivers for the ... Read more

A:CPU usage randomly spikes to 100% and horrific audio distortion.

Hello Dan and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since the audio distortion seems to coincide with the spike in CPU usage, I'm going to recommend you install a free utility from Microsoft called Process Explorer.

Process Explorer

When the CPU spike occurs, if you click the column labeled CPU, Process Explorer will sort the processes by CPU usage. The process using the most CPU will be listed at the top with other running processes listed in descending order by CPU usage. Once the process is known it may lead to a solution.

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I wrote a whole thing here and it logged me out when I clicked on send and lost everything, so I'll try to give the short version of this (edit: was unsuccessful at short):

I have had this computer for nearly two years, it works fine most of the time. I use it for many things one of them is to play World of Warcraft and Skyrim. While I play, the system will be okay one second and then everything gets really slow and the audio gets awfully distorted, the framerate goes to nearly 0, and it overall just feels like things are going to explode. The distortion lasts for about 15 seconds then things go back to normal. I play the games on minimum settings and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Lately it's happening less horribly every now and then even when I'm not playing.

System Info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 588647 MB, Free - 295089 MB; D: Total - 21527 MB, Free - 2293 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3585
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

Overheating?
I read it could be overheating so I got a program called RealTemp 3.70. Normally the computer is on 55 C° (131 F) average but I tried to replicate the problem and it first went up to 86°C (186 F) with n... Read more

A:Laptop slow and audio distortion with games and other things.

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This phenomena is most noticeable when playing music - but it happens with all audio, whether over the Internet or internal files (jpg). The distortion is random (doesn't occur at the same spot in music if I play a tune over again). I have reinstalled the audio driver but no help. The only thing that works is if I shut down the computer or restart it. The distortion always stops when I do this and may not re-occur for a day or two. Any suggestions?

A:Audio randomly & frequently exhibits distortion/static

Is this a PC with Wi-Fi?

Noise/static/skipping/popping, etc has been a frequent complaint. Only problem, there is no "one fix" for the problem. Each has to be handled case by case.

Start with the free Latency Mon program and see what it shows.
Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: suitability checker for real-time audio and other tasks

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In my right speaker, I have a slight distortion when i hear high-pitched sounds. I checked on my headphones and I dont hear it. I updated my Realtek audio drivers a few times. It improved the first time. I still have a subtle issue and I'm not sure what to do.

I switched the inputs on my speakers and I still seem to be getting it on the right speaker. it might be the speaker, but since it improved with the driver update, I thought I'd seek advice here before buying a new one.

A:Realtek audio driver causing distortion/speaker

Did you update the drivers to the latest one ?

if yes manually update the drivers to High Definition Audio Device via device manager.

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I am trying to figure out what's wrong with an older machine I put together for my dad. It has a ~2.1ghz Athlon XP 3000+ processor, 1GB RAM, and a sound blaster Live! 24-bit PCI sound card. Very unimpressive machine by today's standards but he basically only needs it for web surfing and audio. He likes to use YouTube as a source to learn new music etc.

The problem I am having is whenever audio is streamed in the browser, which as of right now is Chrome, the (flash) playback is very distorted or garbled. I noticed that CPU usage is very high and I've disabled hardware acceleration which didn't seem to help. When audio files are played from the system however, be it .mp3 or .wav the audio is completely fine so I'm not sure what the problem is.

The computer is definitely somewhat of a relic but it should be able to stream audio/video just fine I would think. I am going to try a different/newer power supply and maybe try to find more RAM for it, but right now I can't figure out why the flash audio is messed up.
 

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Basically, when listening to music, every 30 seconds or so, the music distorts pretty bad and my mouse will skip across the screen.

This may be unrelated, but in order to power on my computer, not only do I have to press the power button, I have to go to the back of the computer and toggle the power supply switch off/on very quickly in order for the computer to even boot. Don't ask how i figured this out.

I think I have attached everything needed.

A:audio distortion, mouse lags & computer won't boot normally.

Problem Devices:
Code:
Not Available ROOT\LEGACY_RDPCDD\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Not Available ROOT\LEGACY_RDPENCDD\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Not Available ROOT\LEGACY_RDPREFMP\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
LogMeIn Kernel Information Provider ROOT\LEGACY_LMIINFO\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
It appears you are missing some key components to your system. Given that you have an Intel based board, Intel? Driver Update Utility should detect the hardware and help you find the appropriate software by providing links to the drivers. Also, re-install the latest version of LogMeIn if you intend to use the software, or remove it from the system altogether.
Security Software (just verifying it is installed and working properly; nothing needs to be done at this time):
Code:
sdwinsec.exe c:\program files (x86)\spybot - search & destroy\sdwinsec.exe 2464 8 200 1380 3/24/2012 1:36 PM 1.0.0.12 1.10 MB (1,153,368 bytes) 7/12/2011 9:44 AM
teatimer.exe c:\program files (x86)\spybot - search & destroy\teatimer.exe 3772 4 200 1380 3/24/2012 1:37 PM 1.6.6.32 2.16 MB (2,260,480 bytes) 7/12/2011 9:44 AM
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I've been having some audio trouble with my Dell Vostro desktop for a month or so. It says audio service not running. If I Turn on dependent services it will shut off when I try to use sound.
What I've TriedSystem Restore (Won't restore)
Turning on all dependent services
Replacing audiosrv.dll with new file from windows restore disk
SFC /scannow (Has a bunch of errors. Will provide cbs.log if needed.



Please help.
Thanks.

A:Windows Audio service is not running.

With all the SFC/scannow errors I would suspect an OS problem.

I think Dell has a "repair my system" option in their recovery. F8 at power on will get you to the Dell restore options.

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i checked out my services
audio services for windows that arent running
Windows Audio - needed for windows audio endpoint builder
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Multimedia Class Scheduler - needed for windows audio

i try to manual start them and they wont boot due to some services arent running that it depends on
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A:windows 7 audio service not running

Edit:

not a audio driver i wish it was it would of been so much easier to fix
i am experienced with computer problems as im going for the COMPtia A+ certification
i uninstalled my sound driver and let windows 7 reinstall it for me and no luck
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Server Execution failed
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that message comes up each time i send an im but it allows me to chat so idk is windows 7 just another Vista?

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The desktop uses the Integrated IDT 92HD68E2 High Definition Audio Codec and there is no sound output from the headphone port in the top I/O ports or from either of the two back audio ports ? audio side speaker out or audio line out. I have tested the speakers and headphones on other devices and they work perfectly so either the jack sensing has failed or the issue is deeper than that.I have tried the following without any success:uninstalling and reinstalling the audio codec;uninstalling and deleting the audio codec, then downloading and reinstalling it;opening the Sound panel on the taskbar to see what shows on the Playback tab ? ie:The Speakers/Headphones and Communication Headphones go from 'not plugged in' to 'ready' when headphones are connected to the top headphone port. No sound at the headphones thoughThere is  no change to the display when the speakers are connected to the back audio ports.The only sound I get is from a second monitor with internal speakers connected by a DVI cable. The problem may be related to upgrading the OS from Windows 8.1 to 10 but I can't be certain as I really haven't tried to listen to sound files since upgrading. Any help I can get would be most appreciated.










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A:No audio on desktop running Windows 10

Hi: See if the W10 IDT audio driver works for you... This package provides the IDT Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe If the above driver doesn't work either, there is a workaround that you can try to at least get the sound to work... Go to the device manager and click to expand the Sound, video and game controllers device category. 1. Select IDT High Definition Audio CODEC under that category.2. Select Driver tab.3. Click Update Driver... button.4. Select  -> Browse my computer for driver software.5. Select -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.6. Select  High Definition Audio Device (Not  IDT High Def...  this is important.) and click Next.    A warning message may appear,  but click Yes.7. Windows has successfully update your driver software.8. Restart the PC. The key is step 6. 

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on my HP all-in-one computer, windows 8.1 was auto installed - the sound worked fine for a day, now it doesnt - also, i cant access the control panel - how can i fix this, and where can i get a free update or audio device?

A:Windows 8.1, audio service is not running

Although you don't have sound, the Operating System problems are really the problem. If you can't access the Control Panel, it looks like the 8.1 has corrupted your system.

This forum section is probably more applicable to your system problems.

http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/

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have done a search but its all about this service failing to start & giving errors etc.

any ideas anyone,

Thx all,
JackDinn.

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Isee that you have listed: OS Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition.

Hmm. Maybe there's a connection.

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I am at my wits end here, and I am hoping this place can provide some answers. My computer is a Windows 7 Dell, and I'll try to provide more information if I can.

I AM NOT TECH SAVVY.
 

A:Windows Audio Service is not running

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Realtek Digital Output
Realtek Digital Output (Optical)

I'm using the ASIO4ALL driver for the USB guitar interface.

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Your also cross posting here Windows audio not available to other apps when running Guitar Rig
since it is a native instrument program you may be better sticking with that thread.

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i have windows vista Ultimate. i have no sound coz of Windows Audio Service won't start ( even its automatic or manually).

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i have tried following 2 method but still not working
1)
windows Audio >> Properties >> logon tab >> i have check on "Local system Account"
but when i try to start i get follwoing error
Windows couldnot start the Windows Audio Service on Local computer.
Error 1079: the account specified for the service is diffrent from the account specified for other service running in the same process.
2)
windows Audio >> Properties >> logon tab >> i have check on this account "Local Services"
but when i try to start i get follwoing error
Windows couldnot start the Windows Audio Service on Local computer.
Error 1297: Aprevilege that the service require to function properly doesnot exist in the service account configuration. you may use the services microsoft management console (mmc) snap-in (services.msc) and the local security settings mmc snap-in (secpol.msc) to view the service configuration and the account configuration.

please help thanks
 

A:Windows Vista the audio service is not running

here is event log error message. when i try run/start Audio Service on Services please help.



The Windows Audio service failed to start due to the following error:

The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.



System


- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908D1-A6D7-4695-8E1E-26931D2012F4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7000

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2007-09-04T00:11:23.000Z

EventRecordID 9309

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer LH-MESBNJ61IVSC

Security


- EventData


param1 Windows Audio
param2 %%1079
 

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windows is playing audio files in the background with nothing up and running. Found by terminating the scvhost.exe file that was being a memory hog killed the audio issues, but the audio comes back.
 
I have done these steps so far
 
#. program - 1st run( X ), 2nd run detected infections( X )
0. Cleared all system restore points
1. Avast browser Cleaner  - 0,0
2. Emsisoft emergency Kit - 0, 0 
 computer.txt   1.36KB
  1 downloads
3. AdwCleaner - 0
4. Super antispyware - 7,0
5. MBAR - 0,0
6. MBAM - 0,0
7. Panda Scan 0,0 - Looked in previous logs and showed that Panda cleared up some infections recently from computer
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  1 downloads
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  0 downloads
12. Hitman Pro - see log file
 hitmanpro.rtf   1000bytes
  0 downloads
13 MBAM - see log file
 malwarebytes.rtf   1.31KB
  0 downloads
14. MBAR - see below as i cannot upload any more files/size limit of 4 K
 
assitance would be greatly appreciated
 

 
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A:Windows playing audio with nothing running scvhost.exe

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.81  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is disabled!)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 Windows Firewall Disabled!  
Panda Endpoint Protection   
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update. 
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
  Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 Flash Player out of Date!  
 Adobe Reader XI  
 Google Chrome 33.0.1750.154  
 Google Chrome 34.0.1847.116  
 Google Chrome Plugins...  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 2% 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 704622 MB, Free - 576360 MB;
Motherboard: Intel, PLCSF8
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: the audio service is not running, windows 8.1

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Hey,

I am having two issues, small but irritating; once I boot into Windows, my audio service is not running, it is set to automatic and it needed to be manually started (I have tried reinstalling my audio drivers)

I am also having issues with my network, my connection is "identifying" until I launch an application such as Spotify.

I hope this image can assist you in some way along with an ipconfig /all dump.








Quote:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hydrogen
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cable.virginmedia.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigab
it Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-F0-49-7A-4A-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::54cd:abf4:1535:3e1d%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2010 00:06:11
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 07 January 2011 00:06:11
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A:Windows Audio Service is not running - Automatic

First thing I would try would be sfc/scannow to see if any system files have become corrupt.

Click start and type cmd, right click cmd and run as admin. Type into cmd sfc/scannow and enter, looking at your sys specs it wont take long.

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A:Clean Install Windows 8.1 on New XPS 8700

Most of that "bloatware" can be safely removed with "Revo Uninstaller" or a program like that. Just watch out what you are removing, some of that stuff maybe good for your computer. If you don't have it, make a rescue disk first.

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A:Slow restart 8700 Windows 10

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When I try to turn the service on

'Windows Audio' on Error 1068 Dependency service or group failed to start

'Windows Audio Endpoint Builder' 1722 RPC Server is unavailable

Remote Procedure Call and Locator are both set to automatic and have started alright.
Plug n Play is set to automatic and has started fine.
Multimedia Class Scheduler has started find and set to auto.

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A:Windows Audio service not running after malware problem

Hello and welcome theone mat try running this - you will need to make a bootable disk though Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

You might even try these if you haven't already - just to eliminate stuff
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

then these - I know you have cleared the malware but these take only a few minutes to so

http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
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A:Just downloaded windows 7 and am experiencing audio ads running in backround help!

You will have to give us more details.

Where did you download Windows 7 from?
What websites are you watching movies from?
 

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PS: please be very specific, because I am alright with computers but the simpler the better, Thanks.

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A:The Audio Service is not running, Alienware M14x Windows 7 64-bit

Please fill in your specs for future reference.
First of all, I would recommend trying a system restore to a date before the problem appeared.
If that does not work, try right clicking My computer->Properties->Device Manager and see if there any driver that is showing with an exclamation mark. If so, please post the error code and the Hardware ID that you can find by right clicking the driver, going to Properties->Details and choosing "Hardware IDs" from the dropdown menu.
Also, try going intro Control Panel -> Sound and see if your speakers/headphones are recognized there.

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I'm not sure whether my problems should be posted upon this section "Windows XP Home and Professional" or "Am I infected? What do I do?"Problem : windows detect : no audio device , Local Area Connection not connected. after start up for 20-60 minutes. render every program running afterward no SOUND.Known symptoms :- 1. 2 warning message : ,Data Execution Prevention decided to close this program : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services ,Publisher Microsoft Corporation.,Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to be close.- 2. right after Windows start up, Control Panel>Sound and Audio Device have Realtek audio detected and everything if perfectly fine.after 5-30 minutes afterward, a strange loading occur then Sound and Audio Device detect no audio device. every program running after the strange loading occur cannot initialize Direct Sound then terminated ,some program can still be running but no sound at all.every program running before the strange loading occur (include system sound , firefox's flash sound) still able to play its sound perfectly fine.- 3. right after Windows start up, Network Connection>Local Area Connection (to my modem) connected , it's perfectly fine as everyday.after 30-90 minutes afterward, ADSL connection being cut and the Local Area Connection is no longer detect modem , Repair option cannot re-new IP address as quickly as if no modem being connect to PC.Possible cause I suspect :- ... Read more

A:windows detect "no audio device" after 30 minute running.

Please perform the following:Download the following:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will beg... Read more

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Hey all,
I've had to leave Intel Management Engine Interface disabled for awhile now due to ongoing driver/compatibility issues in Windows 10.
I've tried re-installing several different Intel AMT driver versions now including DELL support recommended 11.0.0.1153.
After reboot the system just hangs on DELL loading screen for about 2min before finally loading desktop then upon checking device manager Intel MEI shows the below error:
The error is a code 10 (STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE).
Checking Event Viewer is full of warnings and errors from source MEIx64:
The Intel(R) Management Engine Interface is being reset.
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver has failed to perform handshake with the Firmware
My system will no longer resume from sleep either after hitting 'Esc' key just ends up rebooting which I'm pretty certain is also related...rather annoying to say the least having to always shutdown when not in use.

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Hey all,
I've had to leave Intel Management Engine Interface disabled for awhile now due to ongoing driver/compatibility issues in Windows 10.
I've tried re-installing several different Intel AMT driver versions now including DELL support recommended 11.0.0.1153.
After reboot the system just hangs on DELL loading screen for about 2min before finally loading desktop then upon checking device manager Intel MEI shows the below error:
The error is a code 10 (STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE).
Checking Event Viewer is full of warnings and errors from source MEIx64:
The Intel(R) Management Engine Interface is being reset.
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver has failed to perform handshake with the Firmware
My system will no longer resume from sleep either after hitting 'Esc' key just ends up rebooting which I'm pretty certain is also related...rather annoying to say the least having to always shutdown when not in use.

A:XPS 8700 Intel AMT Windows 10 driver issues?

Canucks4life,Update the bios as well as the hard drive firmare in the computer. Check to see if theBelow information that may help resolve this error.OS installation on systems with mSATA module.When reinstalling the OS on the XPS 8700, field service technicians should ensure that they follow these steps to ensure that they can install the OS without any issue:Ensure SATA Mode is set to RAID or in some systems Intel Smart Response Technology in the setup. Tap Ctrl+I to enter the RAID BIOS and disable the accelerate option for the SSD. Initiate the OS reinstall. Follow it up by installing all the drivers including the Intel Rapid Storage Software. Run the Intel Rapid Storage software through all programs or the taskbar icon. Click Enable acceleration under the Status or Accelerate menu.Select the SSD to be used as a cache device. Select the size from the SSD to be allocated for the cache memory. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE: Any remaining space on the SSD may be used for data storage using the simple data single-disk RAID 0 volume that is automatically created. Select the drive (or RAID volume) to be accelerated. It is highly recommended to accelerate the system volume or system disk for maximum performance. Select the acceleration mode. By default, Enhanced mode is selected. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE: Enhanced mode: Acceleration is optimized ... Read more

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As you can see I am having the problem of audio service not running. I have read a couple threads and tried to do the recovery but my control panel just freezes up. Please help with any further options.

Thanks

A:Windows audio service not running 8.1 (control panel freez

What you don't want to hear. Most of these have required a reinstall. I've seen quite a few and users have tried many things but in the end it took a reinstall.

Whatever reinstall procedure Toshiba has, would be my recommendation. Back up your user data (pictures, music, word files, etc) to some other media before the recovery as that is deleted on most recoveries.

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I recently installed Windows 8 Developer Preview, and everything is working smoothly except for one thing - there is no sound. There's a small icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar telling me that "The Audio Device is not running."
I tried starting it using services.msc, but when I try to, it gives me error 1297: "A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration."
Can someone please help me? I have no idea what's going on.

A:Windows 8 Preview - The Audio Service is not running, error 1297.

Hi -

Please see - http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...0-18b7e775cfae

Regards. . .

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Randomly every couple of minutes i hear ads and music even with no windows open. I've run task manager and it shows that explorer.exe is showing high pc usage.

Ive tried Norton antivirus, Windows defender, Malwarebytes anti malware, etc. Nothing can detect this.

Please can anyone help. Thanks in advance.

here is my dds.txt:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Danilo at 16:26:00 on 2012-06-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2935.1020 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Please HELP! Ghost Audio, Ads, virus/adware running on windows explorer

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
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Download tdsskiller.exe and Save it to your Desktop.

Double-click tdsskiller.exe and click 'Run'

Click Change parameters then under 'Additional options' check the 'Detect TDLFS file system' > OK.

Click 'Start scan'.

If no infection is found, click 'Close' and let me know.

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Hello, fellow... meh, I don't know.

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: AMD FX-1400 Quad Core
RAM: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1.73 TB of 1.81 TB available
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor
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A while ago, my PC was having some lag issues that made the computer practically unusable. I found out in msconfig that I had almost all services running. I disabled many of the services, and I made sure not disable the necessary ones (i.e, Windows Audio.) I restarted my computer and there was a red circle with a white "X" over the audio icon. I clicked on the icon. A window named "Playing Audio" opened. On the window was a bar similar to the one shown while loading/downloading something. Above the bar said "Detecting Problems" and then "Scanning for hardware changes...". This went on for about 10 seconds. After this, the window changed. At the top in blue was "Troubleshooting has completed". Under that was "The troubleshooter made some changes to your system. Try attempting the task you were trying to do before." In the center of the window was "Problems found-Hardware changes might not have been detected".
In the search bar, I typed "Manage audio devices". When I opened it up, the window told me that there were no audio devices installed. I have checked in Device management under "sound, video and gam... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Audio Service not running (Error 1068/1058?)

The first thought, have you tried reinstalling the Sound Drivers? either from the motherboard vendor or if you have RealTek you can get the latest from RealTek and install that.

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Six months ago, I installed Windows 10 from an update.  My computer had been using the 8.1 operating system.  For some reason, everything went haywire a couple of weeks ago, and I went to recovery and reset the computer to default factory settings.  It took quite a while for this to complete.

However, after I did this, I had several updates that had to be completed, and I did this.  Then the Windows 10 update logo appeared on the bottom of my screen, and I tried to update to Windows 10 from 8.1.

I am unable to do this now.  I get an error message that "We couldn't update the system reserved partitions."

When I contacted Windows Support, they said that sometimes after updating to Windows 10 and then refreshing, the next update wouldn't work well. 

What can I do to get Windows 10 back on my computer.  I am so used to it, and I really like it.  I am old and cannot do really difficult tasks, but I can do some. 

Thanks. for your help.
 pwberne

A:Windows 10 failed to install on Dell 8700 Desktop

How to Create A Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive:
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Hello All!!

I have seen similar threads here but my problem is slightly different.
I have ASUS P4S8X-MX which have built in audio of Realtek AC'97 .
I am using Windows XP SP2 for quite a time and everything was fine unless i tried to install an updated driver for my sound. After updating, i got Code 10 error , device cannot start.
I uninstalled the drivers, Restart my PC and then installed my previous version of drivers.
Everything was fine and i can see volume icon in task bar. But when i tried playing an audio file there wasn't any sound. I clicked volume icon to raise it but it was disabled.
I double click it to open Mixer .. there are only 3 options (normally it use to have lot ..wave,speaker,etc..) Now it has only Wave , SW Synth, CD Player.. and No recording device.

I did try re-installing the drivers again and again but no LUCK..

I tried using Drivers Sweeper to remove the tracks .. doing that in Safe Mode and then again Installed Old drivers. It all go well but in the end its same situation with sound disabled.

I don't want to reinstall my Windows , is there any way to fix it ?

One thing i noticed is every time I install drivers the sound manager shows up at task bar but in moments it disappears while the soundman.exe is running in Processes and I can't find it in Control Panel as well (where it use to be) .


Its been 8 hours since I am struggling with that. But No LUCK!

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A:Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) If there were no Problem Devices (step 1 above) then also check on your Windows Audio service if Status=Started and StartupType=Automatic

I'll have a look and we can take it from there
 

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