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Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once

Q: Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once


I've been stuggling with this for a few hours now and am at the end of my wits..

I've got two audio devices that I would like to link to my PC at once.
I've got one plug connected to the back panel, and one to the front. But one always cuts off the other. In my sound devices, the system registers them both as: "speakers, VIA High Definition Audio, Standard device"

Is there any way that I can connect them both at once, and still have both of them outputting audio?

I hope the internet will save the day!

Many thanks in advance!

A: Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once

If you use realtek,
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Otherwise You're pretty much screwed, only other way is to use Virtual audio cable, but you'd have to set it up every time you booted (and it costs 20$)

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Hello all.
I have Bluetooth speaker that I have hooked up to my computer and is working properly.
I would like to also use the laptop speakers simultaneously to create a kind of surround sound system.
Is this possible? I have found many threads saying that it isn't.

When I use the audio device settings it just changes between the 2 outputs, it doesn't seem to allow me to use them both at once.
Is there any freeware that allows for this type of configuration?

A:Playing sound through two audio devices simultaneously

If the bluetooth speaker connects via a transmitter connected to the 3.5mm jack then its possible, otherwise its not.

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Is there a way to play sounds through 2 different sound devices at the same time. I want to have a conversation with someone on Skype and use Windows 7's "listen to this device" to have both my voice and his come through both my speakers (for recording) and my headset (so I can still hear what he says without the feedback from the speakers). I won't actually be outputting through speakers, they'll be unplugged, I just need it to come out of that output so I can use "Stereo Mix" to stream both our voices together.

So, is there any way to do that? Play the same sounds through both audio devices?

Edit: Another example, I can use Windows 7's "Listen to this device" feature to listen to my USB microphone through my main speakers, then use Stereo Mix to restream that back into an input. This lets me play music (also through my speakers) and have both my music and my voice coming through Stereo Mix's input. Unfortunately I can't listen to the music I'm playing when I use this method, and I'd liek to be able to. How can I play my music through both my speakers and my headset at the same time?

A:Playing sound through 2 different devices simultaneously

I haven't found a way to do this yet, I have a sound card connected to some speakers and a USB headset and they only work one at a time. It is possible if you have a non-USB (i.e.3.5mm) headset and a 3.5mm splitter.

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I have an audio application with no name. It plays random ad sounds into my speakers or headset, which ever is set as default. Sometimes it will go away on it's own, but other times it just stays on. This is really slowing down my already slow internet connection.

I've tried MBAM (Malwarebytes) and Spybot - Search and Destroy, but to no avail.

I'd love any help I can get.


A:Malware playing random ad sounds and music through any audio devices.

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In Mac OS Quick time does this (I can have 10 audios all playing simultaneously). WMP nor VLC seem capable of this.

I need a solution to this for both Linux/ubuntu and Windows 7. Maybe there's a way to customize vlc or wmp?


A:I need an audio player capable of playing multiple audio files simul

Multiple instances of MPC maybe?

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Starting about a week ago whenever any audio is being played through my computer (speaker or headphone) I will hear a buzzing sound and occasionally the audio with skip. This happens weather I am playing audio that is being streamed from the internet or that is on my computer directly.

I have tried several things to fix this problem including installing all windows updates that are available as well as updating my audio drivers.

I am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. My computer model is hp pavilion dv7t quad 6100 and I have IDT high definition audio codec driver version 6.10.6381.0 which my computer says is the latest driver version. Updating to this version has not solved the problem, however.

Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. If there is additional info that is neccesary, please let me know and I will post it.

A:IDT High Def Audio, buzzing sound when playing any sort of audio.

Unplug the speakers from the PC and see if you still get the buzz with headphones. Some "buzz" problems can be related to "AC power ground loop" problems if some separately powered devices are connected.

Noise and skipping are problems that have been posted here before. There is no "one fix" for that. There are possible hardware problems, drivers (including video drivers), Interrupt issues, Wi Fi caused, etc.

Skipping can be because the other device that is on the shared Interrupt that the sound is on is interrupting the sound. Sound is always on a shared interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. You can try this: go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDT and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers. Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect the sound and reinstall it and some times put it on a different shared IRQ.

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I have a laptop that appears to have a rootkit virus.   The laptop is simultaneously playing two audio streams that sound like radio feeds.   It appears to be running under svrhost    The process uses about 10% processor and when I close that svchos process in task manager, the audio stops for a few minutes but then starts up again.
The OS is Windows 7 SP1 32 bit.
Thank You
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by skakaty at 23:45:21 on 2014-04-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2985.1763 [GMT -4:00]
AV: GFI Software VIPRE *Enabled/Updated* {FFE93D16-FD09-0282-C7D3-8B1731B6A051}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: GFI Software VIPRE *Enabled/Updated* {4488DCF2-DB33-0D0C-FD63-B0654A31EAEC}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZCfgSvc7.exe
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I have recently formatted my PC and ever since have not had any sound whilst playing audio CD's. I know my soundcard is fine as i get all other sounds i.e windows sounds plus when i listen to saved MP3's the sound is fine. Someone suggested trying listening with headphones plugged into the CDROM drive and when i do this i CAN hear the CD, but i dont understand what this means? Can someone help me so that i can listen to audio CD's without having to use headphones.


A:No sound while playing audio CD's

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Good morning

Recently had some malware/spyware problems that I thought I had cleaned up but have had persistant problems ever since. Most noticibly I get constant audio adverts playing in the background at odd intervals. These appear to be linked to iexplore.exe as the audio stops when ever I end the process in task manager. However, they pop back up again in task manager a few seconds later. I rarely if ever use internet explorer but these exe files are showing up regardless.

Not sure where to begin so hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.

A:Random Audio playing in background, multiple iexplore.exe running

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 8200, I have a cd/rw that came with it, so Today I bought a DVD/RW installed everything, The DVD plays video fine, The problem is, It does not have audio, so I took the dvd out and put in an MP3 Cd and it plays Audio CDs fine...I cant seem to troubleshoot any further than to play with audio level controlls but still doesnt have Audio on DVD movies, So I tried a diffrent DVD and also played it using a diffrent player...Same thing happens.No Audio on the DVDs but Audio is fine playing Music CDs on both CDRW drive and my new DVD/RW drive...I cant seem to find a thread with the same problem...I even tried uninstalling the driver on the DVD/Drive and started over again...same thing no, Audio. Help!

A:Audio CD Plays Sound But when playing DVDs No Sound! Help Please!

what application are you using to play said DVD?

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I installed win7 64-bit in my pc 2 weeks ago and found a crackling sound while playing audio.I checked that all drivers are up to date and working properly.I later installed xp in D drive and found audio working fine.I dont want to uninstall win 7.Please somebody help.
thanks in advice.........

A:crackling sound while playing audio

Check that either in the bios or in a program that start with Windows, that no cpu throttling is happening.

(Commonly called Speedstep, Cool n Quiet or things like that in the bios.)

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I dual booted win7 along with win xp . My sound card , Zonar Dg works fine in xp . i loaded the drivers for win7 . The sound bar in the speaker in task bar shows audio is playing and also shows playing in Zonar program . No sound is coming from speakers .

Note : Sound did come from speakers one time . I think it was a video but no sound from any mp3 files on my pc . Sound since has never worked . Only that one time . Very odd I think .

I have tried all the usual things since I am used to re installing xp many times . not muted . DG card selected as default . Speakers set to proper mode in zonar app .

I tried using the realtek audio on my motherboard , which does work in XP . Not working in 7 .

I am stumpped on this one . Maybe I could use the xp compatibility ? Never used this so really do not know much about it .

thank you for any help .

A:No sound from speakers but audio playing

If you have the RealTek enabled, disable it in the BIOS. It can cause conflicts and potentially the problem you have. Windows 7 will only allow one default audio playback device, unlike XP that would allow more.

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Theres this annoying buzzing sound while playing music or any kind of audio, this just popped up today it was fine yesterday, and I didn't update/install anything. This only happens with the computer speakers, when I plug in headphones the sound is fine. I'd show you the audio clip but I'm not sure how, I'm not great with computers so if you need to know anything about it tell me.

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When I turn on my computer it is extremely slow to start up. When it finally does, multiple audio tracks begin playing with no videos. Also, there are no browsers open. After a few minutes the computer screen goes black, followed by a blue screen crash and shut down. Help?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Sean Anderson at 23:30:57 on 2013-09-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3839.1926 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServ... Read more

A:Slow start up, multiple audio tracks playing, crash to bluescreen

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Started today when I opened Pro Tools. There was audio playing that sounded like a radio station. Sometimes two tracks would be played over one another and other times there would be adverts. The audio cuts out every now and then and then starts playing a few seconds or so later. In the volume mixer it is under "Name Not Available". That's all I can think of that might help sorry :/

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Marky at 22:13:40 on 2012-06-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.7659.4577 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Sound keeps playing automatically. Sounds like many radio stations playing at once with frequent adverts. Cuts out frequently a...

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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My computer died recently, so I dug out some fossil from way back to at least listen to music/watch some movies until I can buy a new one(Which won't be anytime soon). I hooked up the HDD from the dead PC to this one and everything is working OK(all things considered). However, I can't seem to be enable the sound. On paper everything seems fine even the "needles" are twitching(see image in the link) when I play an audio file but sound won't come out. The only Playback device available in the list is "Digital Audio (S/PDIF) 2- High Definiton Audio Device".

I checked the drivers and everything is up to date.
I hooked up the Speakers to the laptop they're working fine.

Help me out please, without the sound this thing is basically glorified texting machine.

Additional info.
OS: Windows 7 Shine edition 64 bit(whatever the hell that is, pirated )
Motherboard: Asus P5PL2

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I?m facing this problem while playing the audio files(like mp3, wav...etc) with front panel headphones, the sound interrupting continuously (like 10 seconds sound-1 second mute-12 second sound-1 s mute-5 s sound-1 s mute) but there is no problem while playing video files. I opened the mixer from taskbar audio icon and saw the headphones device goes and comes cyclically while playing audio files. Please someone help me??

A:Audio sound intrrupting while playing mp3 with headphones

Please fill in the "My System Specs" so we know what hardware you have.

Does the speakers do the same thing?

Have you tried a different headset?

Do you have the correct sound driver? The PC vendor (or motheboard in the case of a home/custom built system) sound drivers should be used. Non vendor drivers can be a problem in some systems.

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My machine got infected with Viruses when it was rebuilt and the Virus protection software was not reloaded!

Over the last 10 days I have used McAfee, XoftSpySE, RegCure and Spyware Doctor to remove the majority of Viruses.

I still have one very annoying virus which none of the above can solve. An audio feed will suddenly start playing through my system without any prior action, it even starts if there is no one using the system! It is not always the same audio feed, they come in many lanuguages. Just this morning an American news feed started while I was checking my e-mail. There is no program running when the feed is playing, I can only assume it is some kind of process with a timer or a triggering mechanism to start playing.

Please help!

Kind regards.

Tony Davies in Sunny Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland

A:Sound/Audio Starts Playing Automatically

Sounds to me like you’ve got a rogue process running in there somewhere, and it’s probably either coming from a system start up location or running as a scheduled task. Looks to me like you’ve already made a good start with software to track this down, however, I’ve personally found AdAware to be the most reliable at this sort of thing, so perhaps you could give that a go (available here and see what it turns up?

To check the Scheduled Tasks list, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scheduled Tasks and see if there’s anything you don’t recognise in there; by default, this list should be empty, with only the ‘Add Scheduled Task’ icon displayed.

To check your Startup list, run MSCONFIG from the Start Menu’s RUN command, and then selecting the STARTUP tab. Look towards the bottom of the list for anything you don’t recognise in there, and Google it to see if it’s recognised as malware.

If you’ve still found nothing, then the next step involves searching in the registry, which if you’ve never done it before, can be a bit daunting, however, it may turn out to be the only thing short of an OS reinstall that sorts things like this out. Be CAREFUL here, because it’s really easy to mess up your entire system if the wrong thing is edited in the Registry You access the registry from the Start Menu’s RUN command by entering REGEDIT. The interface that com... Read more

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I have just recieved a re-conditioned computer and there seems to be the capability for sound, but I dont seem to be able to get it working.

Have tried the basics, but really could do with a bit of guidance, as I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

Using windows xp and have got a Packard bell

A:No sound playing, but seems that i have an audio card built in

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Hi everyone, from the day I bought this Dell Inspiron N4010 until now.
The audio is not working naturally, how could I explain this.

I've spent alot of time to set the setting but it's not working, I updated the latest driver(realtek) and default the setting. The result is the same.

The audio is not balanced, like when you play a song, the bass will overcome the main voice, or the vocal will overcome the main voice.

Can anyone explain this?
Gladly appreciate for any help.

A:SRS Premium Sound, Audio not playing natural.

Quote: Originally Posted by game333

Hi everyone, from the day I bought this Dell Inspiron N4010 until now.
The audio is not working naturally, how could I explain this.

I've spent alot of time to set the setting but it's not working, I updated the latest driver(realtek) and default the setting. The result is the same.

The audio is not balanced, like when you play a song, the bass will overcome the main voice, or the vocal will overcome the main voice.

Can anyone explain this?
Gladly appreciate for any help.

Hello game333,

I know what you mean and its hence why i don't use it.

But for now, how are you listening to your music/sounds?
Headphones or the built in speakers?

Try lowering the SRS WOW effect and see if that makes a difference.

Also, i would highly assume that the SRS is more suited to surround sound speaker systems but that is just speculation.


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So I built this computer a few weeks ago with Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything sound-wise has been working til a few days ago, but I have been working through some video problems.
Since this started on Friday, the sound mixer/volume control shows sound playing. But nothing comes out the speakers. When I click the top, it doesn't say 'speakers', it says 'Realtek audio'. When I click that, the sound window comes up and under "jacks" it says "rear optical jack." The top says S/PDIF. Those are both formats that I have never used on this system. I've always used only the rear panel analog jack.

Anyways, I feel like I've tried everything under the sun and I'm close to RMA'ing the motherboard. It's that bad. Anyhelp is uber appreciated. Thanks guys

A:No audio in speakers -at all-, Windows is playing sound

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Playback section, your "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device. It sounds like the digital is now set as playback.

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I tried the TDSS tool again, and still it won't run. Nothing so far has worked to rid my PC of these problems. Here is the data that was requested

A:Infected with Google Redirect, Random Audio Playing and multiple script errors

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Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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Yesterday I started getting a rhythmic (stays in-time, not random) popping/clicking sound whenever I play certain audio sources. This happens on any of my devices whether they are connected directly to my computer, or to my computer via my external USB amp/DAC (an O2+ODAC Combo from JDSLabs). Youtube audio, for example, causes it, even if the Youtube video is muted in the browser. The popping/clicking sounds remain for an indeterminate time after the audio stops, ranging from a few seconds, to indefinitely (until I restart my computer). There doesn't seem to be any other performance/functional problems with my computer that I have noticed.

The only change I've made to my computer recently was I replaced one of my two monitors 2 days ago, but it was working just fine all that day (without this problem) until I woke up the next day.

I have tried increasing the minimum processor usage (as I've seen recommended for problems like this one) to no avail. I've also run both my anti-virus (Emsisoft Anti-Virus) and Malwarebytes.

Based on research I've already done, it could be a DPC Latency problem (seems to have similar symptoms), but I am having a hard time figuring out if that is the case, and if so, how to fix it. I installed the Windows Performance Toolkit, and have run xperf. I did it as follows:

I ran

xperf -on PROC_THREAD+LOADER+PROFILE+INTERRUPT+DPC+DRIVERS+POWER+IDLE_STATES -stackwalk Profile -BufferSize 1024 -MinBuffers 256 -MaxBuffers 256... Read more

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Hi HP,I m using Windows 10 (64 bit operating system) While playing any song or any video , it produce some crackling sound heavily. Please make my problem solved as early as possible.

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My computer making clicking sound all the time(even when no app is running!)..Sometimes its playing songs..advertisements on its own..when I see process it shows a.exe or b.exe.
I have tried running Malaware byte and it detects some trojan.boot backdoor bots etc..sometimes 9 or 22 infections and says one file will be deleted only afer reboot (i.e. EvdoServer.dll).
Now everytime after restart and if i scan it wont show any infection but after a day or two it shows infection agains.Also as it says i am afraid of using money related transactions..please help me clean my laptop! I have disabled my sys restore and all logs are after running freash malware clean up.

THANKS in advance!!

Here are the logs as mentioned in the procedure.:

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by moon at 19:13:53.81 on Mon 08/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.358 [GMT -6:00]

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A:Clicking sound and songs/audio advertisements playing automatically!!

BUMP, please

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I have homebuilt core i7 930 running an asus p5 premium. Whether I use onboard sound (realtek), sound blaster pcix titanium, or sound blaster omni usb, I get strange behavior where the sound will drop out while I'm watching a tv app (hdhomerun, or kodi as well), or listening to music.. at random times, could be 5 minutes, could be 45 minutes. To get the sound back, if I click the speaker icon and click the bar that plays the windows ding, it plays (a little crackly during the first few milliseconds, then clear, like it's waking up) and then sound plays normally until this happens again. So it's propagating through multiple different drivers. I read somewhere that audio devices can sleep (I suppose laptops mainly? Maybe I read it wrong).

Did some searches, found nothing similar, most are "no sound". Thoughts?


A:Interesting Audio Problem - Drops Out and Returns on playing new sound

Welcome to the forums, I do have similar problem in my laptop, the sound drops intermittently while listening to Internet radio in my laptop, I am testing High performance mode in Power Options, next I will be trying uninstalling the sound driver and let Windows install the driver, if I come across a solution, will report back.
EDIT: No luck with both methods

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I've posted this issue before on numerous support fourms, and none of them or I could figure out this issue. It's been driving me nuts.

A couple months ago I cleaned my computer (plugged everything out, cleaned the area/computer, etc.) when I put everything back together and booted up, I had no sound, but the tray icon indicated sound was indeed going through. As far as I knew nothing had been changed. I made sure everything was plugged in correctly, reinstalled the drivers, made sure I didn't click something off I shouldn't have, but still nothing. But then I plugged in headphones into the tower headphone jack, and boom I had sound. I was as surprised as everyone else. Someone suggested then, to rule out a hardware issue, that I download Ubuntu and see if the sound problem occurs there. It didn't, I had sound coming out of my speakers.

I would hate to re-install Win, as I've gone without doing so for five years. But if it came down to it, it's whatever.

I use the on-board sound from my MB, as I've learned over the years sound cards are a thing of the past. But perhaps I could reattach the old one I have? It's sadly over 10 years old however, I don't know if it would be worth trying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Major cudos if we're able to figure this out once and for all. Good luck

My system:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (on-board sound)
Ripjaws 8 GB
Nvida Geforce GTX 780

A:Sound not playing through speakers, but playing through headphones?

Please post a screenshot of the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel Playback Section.

Also a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I got a few movies and a few clips of things. but when i play it, the image wont show except for the sound. It has worked previously on VLC (I just downloaded), Windows Media Player, and the new Windows 8 Player thingo. Please help me fix this problem that ive never had before.

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I can sound files for less the 10 mins before this high pitched screaming from the speakers starts i can play audio cd's with this squeal in the background

please somone help

i have a VIA sound device i think its built onto my motherboard, but i need HELP!

A:When playing Audio files my pc suddenly stops then and starts making a siren sound

How do you make the sound stop?

It is coming from the speakers, not from inside the computer?

Is it only when you play audio CDs?

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I have three audio devices on my pc (ATI HDMI, Via HD onboard and steelseries usb soundcard) and through all devices I only get audio out of the left channel. I have tried two pairs on headphones and my tv speakers all with the same results. I have looked at all the balancing end everything is set to even on both channels.

Windows 7 X64 ultimate
M4A78 PRO Mobo Via HD audio
Steel Series Usb SoundCard

A:Audio Only out of one channel (multiple headsets and audio devices)

As you have three devices, each one separately generates the sound. The only thing common would be the sound itself, such as a wav or mp3 file.

When you use the PC's sound chip (VIA HD) that is one hardware device and the wired on the motherboard output jacks. If you use a USB connected sound device then you are using that device to generate the sound and that device's physical jacks. If you use the ATI HDMI, most video cards have their own built in audio chip (unless this is an old video card that uses S/PDIF connection to the motherboard) and thus again everything separate for audio generation and connection.

One comment, if you have both the Via on board audio and the usb connected sound card enabled at the same time there can be conflicts and sound problems. Not the balance problem you have but there can be problems. If you want to use the VIA then physically disconnect the USB. If you want to use the USB, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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I burn cd's that are not protected content (i.e. not from I-Tunes). My cd played in my car or on my home stereo doesn't recognize the songs or the album and artist after I burn them. Does anyone know how to get the songs and artist/album onto the cd's I burn?

A:Burning CD's no information when playing on other devices

Try Media Monkey MediaMonkey

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Like the title says.
It's never during normal use like youtube, shopping, or anything else. Only games.
I've already done that power settings thing, and it seems like I am out of options.
I rely on a wireless stick to be connected, so it really is a nuisance.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Hi. I'm new here but please help.. this is a weird problem & getting in the way of my work.

This is a new problem with the computer. My hard drive died & upon formatting the new one, this problem occurred.

64-bit Vista, high end comp.
I have 4 USB devices: a wireless network card, a mouse, a keyboard, and a midi piano.

The wireless network card works without any problems at all times but when I'm in Vista my mouse is very jittery and skips all over the screen. My keyboard lags and will occasionally freeze up and not read the input or freeze on a specific key & type that letter until it unfreezes a second later. When I'm playing my midi-usb piano it freezes up and plays strangely (it's basically the same problem for all 3 devices). My mouse is pretty much unusable.

What I found strange though is when I started up a game in full-screen, everything worked perfectly.

I have no viruses. I tried different devices, I tried unplugging certain devices. I tried disabling my anti-virus and restarting. The only thing that helps is if I play a game.

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I have an onboard realtec 97 sound device, and it has multiple plugs on the back of my cpu, Green, for speakers, pink for mic, then theres a blue, black and orange plugs also.

I dont know what the blue black and orange ones are for, but my question is this.

I have a headset with a mic, which had a seperate jack for the earpiece and the mic, i use both ventrillo and teamspeak but not both at the same time, and i was wondering if it was possible to plug the earpiece into something to just use the ventrillo or teamspeak audio streams, while having the regular desktop speakers broadcast the sound from a game and my sirius satellite radio. currently all sound comes from the speakers, green plug, what exactly are the blue, orange and black plug for? and is the above scenario possible? thanks.

A:Sound stream splitting? multiple plugs for sound devices

Im not sure whether you can split the stream or either turning it on and off as you wish. But what i know is the function of those colour plugs.
It all means that your sound card is compatible with 7.1 theater speaker configuration. As i remember, green is for front channels, blue is for rear channels, red is for subwoofer and centre speaker, and orange is for middle (7.1) channels. Don;t worry about all these colours, it shows that your soundcard is good. However i've even came across with an integrated sound card which has 6 plugs (2green, red, blue, orange, red, and black).

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Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.

The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.

What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.

The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.

And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.

To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.

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A:Multiple Audio Devices

Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.

I think HP would be your best bet in this they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.

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My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).

A:multiple audio devices

..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????

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hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You

A:need help, multiple audio devices

Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.

Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.

Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.

Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.

Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.

At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.

Here's the latest drivers:
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.

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Audio cd's stop playing after a minute + also having trouble ripping audio cd's to my computer.

09-08-2011 11:57 AM

I need some help and not sure what to do next? Seems this problem is common but I can't seem to get it down. I'm far from a expert so please help me...

My dad has a Compaq presario SR5550f w/ Vista 32bit w/ service pack 2 up to date.
When he try's to play audio cd's he get's this message.

Windows Media Player cannot read the CD. The disc might be dirty or damaged. Turn on Error correction, and then try again.

CD player plays only 1 minute and 3 seconds before error-ing out (although still plays DVDs). So, I thought Ok, let me rip his music and he can play off his comp. But when I try to rip audio it's goes about 20% and gives me a read error.

So, I turned on Error correction and nothing.

Seen in a few forums that I should update the drivers.

I uninstalled the burner driver from the device manager and nothing still.

I updated his Nvidia graphics driver just fine but it didn't find any thing for the motherboard?

I also updated his audio driver from the hp website.

So, after all that I thought maybe it's a hard ware issue? So, I changed out this burner for a new one and it still does the same thing?

have tested other cd-rs & retail audio disc. For some reason it's just audio's and ripping?

The other day he watched a whole dvd movie just fine!

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A:Audio cd's stop playing after a minute + also having trouble ripping audio cd's.

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Hello everyone. I am using a old-ish Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista. So, every time I'm playing songs on YouTube, then open FL Studio 10, FLS 10 won't let me play or record any audio. When I look at the "ASIO4ALL" box it has A little red "X" on audio output(I use "Realtek HD Audio" if that helps). Now when I stop the internet audio/YouTube and restart FLS 10, the little red "X" is gone and all the sound works... I was wondering how to play Internet audio while playing or recording audio on FL Studio 10 is there something I can tweak with the laptop audio or some better sound program I can download free(or not free)and not have to get a new sound card??? Thank you for your time. Peace.

A:How to play Internet audio while playing or recording audio on FL Studio 10

Please use the font I've changed your post to above. Otherwise, apart from hurting the eyes of the reader, you'll seem to be like shouting.

Recording from youtube, be it whole clips or the audio track, is against youtube's TOS.

Therefore closing this since we cannot help.

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I noticed that very occasionally, my computer will hang. Nothing will respond, not even Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and the only way out of it is to force a shut down by holding down the power button.

I also noticed that this has always occurred when audio is playing. The audio will loop infinitely once the computer hangs. Sometimes, when I hold down the power button for a while, the system will unhang. Other times it will not.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC662
I should also mention that the machine is a laptop!

I can't update to the latest Realtek drivers because that causes the sound to start crackling and fizzing really badly (stupid bug). I also don't have any minidumps as the computer doesn't get a BSOD, it just hangs and I have to force shutdown.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem or what I can do to help you solve this problem?

A:System Crashes While Playing Audio, Audio loops indefinitely

What is manufacturer and exact model number of laptop?

Run Belarc -

What is BIOS date?

Don't post Belarc output - keycodes are in the listing.

Regards. . .



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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?

A:Trying to use multiple audio output devices

I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")?  For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!

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I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.

My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.

This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.

Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.

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Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.

I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?

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I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?

For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?

I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.

Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple audio devices, stereo mix and a microphone

You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET

I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device

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I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).

Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?

I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.

A:using multiple sound devices

as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)

To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.

also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.

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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:


A:Sound from multiple devices

You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.

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Hi, I very much want to know the answer to this problem. My setup is simple. I am working with my Mobo's onboard sound card (Mobo is Asus M3A32-MVP Wi-Fi) and here's the thing. I see multiple devices in both Vista and Seven (have a dual boot) - I see the front headphone jack, the SPDIF, the rear audio port (it's 5.1 surround) and also an HDMI. I've just recently bought two bluetooth headphones and I have paired them and see them in the audio devices panel too.

Now this is what I want to do. I want to hear the audio on all the devices simultaneously. If I turn on the audio system (connected to the SPDIF) then I should hear the audio there. If I connect multiple Bluetooth headphones, I should hear the audio from my comp on any and all of them.

So, why can't I do this? Apparently this was the default behaviour for Windows in XP. That is, any audio played was available on all connected devices. Now, here in Vista and Seven we have a major downgrade in that we have to select a SINGLE audio output device as the "default" device and when a device is selected as such, the audio stream is SOLELY passed into it. THIS IS SO VERY WRONG! It is so illogical to do something like this in today's world of changing and evolving multi-media environments. I mean, what if my Mom wants to hear my music from the kitchen at the same time that I'm listening to it as I work on my desktop. She should be able to simply plugin and start listening to what I'm hearing! This is RIDICULOUS!

I ho... Read more

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i'm using k lite codec pack in my vista home premium.

in some dual audio movies, i can select one audio file from task bar.

but in some movies, it plays both audio files and i cant see option to change audio either in media player classic or in task bar.

any direct solution except reencoding movie file?

A:some dual audio movies playing both audio

In Media Player Classic I had this with a couple of files. If you use the Haali renderer you can select the sound track from the notification icon in the task bar.

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Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

A:No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly

Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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I keep getting a blue screen when i play music from my itunes, or when i play videos or music files online. The error message is something like "kernel page instack error" or something to that affect. It doesnt happen when i play movies from my windows media player or vlc player. I think it has something to do with my drivers, but i really dont know. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

A:blues screen when playing music from itunes, or playing videos online

You can look at this document and follow the instructions;en-us;Q315266

Basically it says:
1. Install the latest SP
2. Check your hard drive (chkdsk)
3. Scan for viruses

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I get BSOD whenever I am on my computer for 6 hours or over, watching a video and playing a game, or while playing gmod in general. My comp specs are on my profile as best as I could get. My computer runs 68C 26% fanspeed when not playing any games and gets as hot as 86C when playing games.
and my graphics card is up to date.

some of the BSODs were like memory management or time management or something.

Here is my SCF/scannow
Attachment 263947
and my SF Diagnostic minidump
Attachment 263945

A:BSOD playing too long, watching a video and playing a game or gmod

Hello and welcome foodwrap Mate you mentioned memory management was brought up.

Now two things you can do here is
a) reseat the sticks

b) run a memtest if the reseating doesn't have any effect

You will need to make a bootable disk for the memtest and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive then insert the memtest disk and Save and > Enter.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

The machine will boot into the memtest program - no OS is loaded and it will start "testing" the RAM
Now you need to let it run for at least 8 passes unless you start to get red errors straight away.
The test takes quite while and sometimes people run it overnight.

But do the reseat first and have a look to see if any crud is down in the slots. You can take this chance to have a quick once over of the machine for dust etc

See pics for what it will look like when you run the memtest if you have to.

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Hello sevenforums Community,
since about month im getting Bluescreens, which never happened before in 4 years.
It usually get the when i watch streams on twitch (which didnt happen since 1 week on my account though) or currently while playing League of Legends.
But they dont come every game, so i can for example play 4 games in a row and nothing happens or i get 3 one them in one game. Also they can come at any game time. It is kind of random to me how they appear.
The last two days I got about 7 so i really need help from u guys.
In the last two weeks i always got this message (STOP : 0x00007A (0xFFFF6FC50023598,0xFFFFFFFFC000000E,0x000000002A991880,0xFFFFF8A0046B30BE) ) without a sound and the pc didnt instantly reboot.
But the last days the Blackscreen stayed like 4 second so i couldnt see the error message on it, so i dont know if the error changed but there was this buzzing sound.

I really appreciate help (and sorry for my english skills ^^)

A:BSOD while playing videos or playing games (LoL) Error STOP : 0x00007A

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
BugCheck D1, {44, 2, 0, fffff8800406a8c1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+5c8c1 )
Do you have the Atheros Network Adapter installed on your PC? If so, please update it and let us know.
The other dmp file wasn't too helpful - not sure if it was my windbg or if it was just corrupted.

Also can you run chkdsk?
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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Hello -- I recently installed a new GPU and I'm getting multiple different types of BSOD's. I have completely reinstalled windows twice and now the issue is popping up again. I'm currently not running an anti-virus because I wanted to eliminate that issue. Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Multiple different BSOD's while playing Warcraft

Bump ...

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Hello. I keep getting BSODs while using my computer. I'm not familiar with software and OS interfaces, so if you could break it down for me I would appreciate it a lot. I have an HP laptop dv7-1451nr. I have windows 7 ultimate x64. My laptop is around 3-3.5 years old now and I recently reformatted with the windows 7 ultimate OS. My friend look at the hardware for me and we found one RAM stick was bad and took it out so now I'm down to 2GB of RAM. The BSODs seem to happen mainly while I'm either trying to play a game, while those are the most consistent I sometimes get random BSODs doing what I can do right now on this computer. Can you help me out? I attached the dump file/ system report zip file.

A:Multiple different BSODs, mainly while playing games.

Do you have an anti-virus installed?

Test your RAM using Memtest86+. Let it run until 6-8 passes have completed or errors have been found.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Enable Driver Verifier. Enabling this should hopefully crash your system and then point to the faulty driver that is causing problems. However before you do, it is advised that you create a system restore point and backup first.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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Thanks in advance for your assistance.

While playing several games I have had random BSOD's over the past month. The graphics freeze up and I get BSOD. Unfortunately I have only been able to save two dump files.

Thank you!!

A:BSOD while playing multiple games.

Happened again. I've got the same stop code everytime. 0x00000101

Here is another zip with the latest crash. Thank you.

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Playing Diablo 3 with multiple Diablo 3 instances running results in BSODs after a few hours.

Looking at them in BlueScreenViewer..

The DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA are my fault, was messing in the BIOS. The ones occurring between 5/23 and 6/16 @ 3:42:07AM are the ones from Diablo 3.

Memory has been tested using Memtest86+ overnight with 0 issues and HCI Memory Test with 0 issues.

X6 1090T AMD CPU
16GB Corsair RAM
Asrock 870 Extreme3 Mobo
Corsair 850 TX PSU
Win7 x64
Roughly 2 years old, Win7 reinstalled about a month ago.

A:Multiple BSODs while playing Diablo 3

Not sure if it's against the rules to bump my own post.

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Hello i've just installed 2 22inch monitors on my pc (2x 1680x1050)

Now when i play a game such as Guildwars i can only get it up to be 1680x1050.

Is there anyway to trick Windows to think that it has 1 monitor of 3360x1050 instead of 2 monitors of 1680x1050 so i can strech Guild Wars to 2 monitors
(i tried dragging in windowed mode but it only allowed me to have a resolution of 1680x1050)

I know there is ATI Eyefinity technoligity but my ATI HD 4890 does not support this so i am looking for a other sollution that works with Windows 7

Thank you for your time and efford.

A:Playing Games on multiple monitors

there isnt any other way around it mate

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I am getting a lot of BSOD's for a while now and I got quite desperate in finding the solution. A friend who knows more about this stuff then me had some suggestions, but he wasn't sure either.
The BSOD's happens mostly when I am playing games, but not always. I updated drivers as much as I could.
I keep getting different BSOD error messages, but WhoCrashed tells me its probably a driver, most likely my graphics driver. I updated it to the most recent one that came out a few days ago, but it didn't help. I ran memtest, but my RAM seems to be fine.
I added the requested DM log file, as I read in the help post.
Thanks in advance,

A:Multiple BSOD's while playing different games

Hello, Welcome to EF.

AODDriver2.sys Tue Feb 11 05:06:52 2014 (52FA044C)

Please uninstall EasyTune for the time being.

By any chance are you connected to the internet via USB? Possibly using it as a wireless? If so, are you able to connect to your motem/router via ethernet cable?

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BSODs started about 2 weeks ago, haven't really had time to look into it. This week I've tried updating Windows, updating drivers, running chkdsk, running sfc/scannow.
Thanks in advance

A:Multiple BSODs when playing games

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I am having my computer BSOD on multiple different games and am unsure what is causing the issue.
I am having problems on the following games (that I know of): Witcher 3, 7 Days to Die, GTAV (only once and never again).
I am able to load up the game and use the menus just fine, but when I load into the actual game, my display crashes and my computer becomes unresponsive to where I have to do a hard shutdown.
About a month ago, I upgraded my graphics card from a Nvidia GT 530 to a GTX 970. I originally thought there might be an issue with the drivers, so I did a clean wipe of the video drivers and reinstalled them using the provided software with the 970, then I updated them from the GeForce Experience. I am still getting the same result.
A few weeks ago, I heard that the streamer service for Nvidia Shield may be causing the crashes, so I disabled that to see if it made any difference. It seemed to work for awhile, but then the crashes came back. I am at a roadblock and confused of what to do. Included is the .zip package for the info. Thanks for any help!
EDIT: I was able to find the exact code from the bugcheck. It was 0x00000116.

A:BSOD playing multiple games.

Hello, Gameguy007 and welcome to the forums. I have check your dump files and all of the dumps are the same. I also looked at some of your error reports and have found some things I would like you to uninstall. This is the results of your dump files

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80090fe010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88005ea7128, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.
A video TDR failure means your Drivers have crashed and did not recover in the allowed time. TDR means Time Delay and Recovery. What I would ask you to do is

1. Uninstall FRAPS. You are getting quite a few errors from it.

2 Uninstall Norton using the Norton removal tool ( and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows) Norton is a well known cause of BSODs.

Reinstall your video drivers, downloading them from the link given in the following tutorial. Install only the Graphics driver and PhysX, nothing else. NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Next Please, open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry a... Read more

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Firstly, thanks for your time and colaboration.

I bought a new PC at the end of the last year, so I have had it for 6 months now, but seems like I am having a lot of problems specially when I'm playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Sniper Elite v2. Most of the time, the problem is that when I'm playing CS:GO, it suddenly "crashes" to desktop (the game simply closes) without giving any crash error or report, which makes extremely difficult the task of finding the reason of it. But sometimes, when I open the game again and I play for minute or two, it freezes and my computer just shows a random BSOD screen (and by random I mean that every time is a different message from the BSOD, a different reason). The BSOD issue happens less often than those crashes, but I have special interest in them because I think is the only way of determine which the problem is. The crashes that I have described usually happens 5 or 6 times in a 30~40 minute game.

I've also had some other problems while gaming, specially Sniper Elite v2. I can't manage to end the first mission of this game (it takes only 10 minutes or so), because I always get an error or a problem:
Sometimes the game just stops working (with the "SniperElite.exe stopped working" window afterwards).
Sometimes it freezes (sound loops and image freezes) for 10 seconds, and then the game minimizes, but I can still listen to the game but I can't maximize it (the 50% of times that this happens, there's... Read more

A:Multiple BSOD's playing CS:GO, each one shows a different cause.

Hello, Lakupiippu and welcome to the Forum. I will try to help you with this. As far as the slots for the memory, your Motherboard manual will tell you which slots they should be in. I looked at your last 4 dump files. After reading your description of the problem, my initial thoughts were memory. What is typical of bad memory is that the error codes are usually different and the blame is usually put on something different. These are the results of your last 4 dump files.

Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: ffffffffffffff83, memory referenced.
Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: fffff88004239e26, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved)
Later in the dump, your graphics card was blamed

fffff880`037884f0 fffff880`049bf4b6Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
This is your current driver

start end module name
fffff880`048a6000 fffff880`05369000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symb... Read more

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I've been having issues with a computer I've built recently. Whenever I play games like WoW, Killing Floor, and now Diablo 3... I'll be able to play for awhile, but maybe after 30min to an Hour my computer will just crash. Black Screen on monitors, sounds coming from speakers (no music continues normally. It's more like the last sound going "ErerrrrrrRGghhhhh" lol). No blue screens or anything.

Now... I originally thought it could be a GPU issue. But i've already RMA'ed one card, and gotten a new one. This one has run pretty well so far. But I don't know. I'd feel awkward RMAing another card.

I've performed Stress tests on both my CPU and RAM for at least 4hours on each with no errors coming up for either.

SO I am kind of stumped. I was reading "BSOD while playing games" and thought my issue was a bit similar.

I went through the steps that writhziden had posted in that thread. Disk Check - I had no errors on any of my drives. SFC - I had ran that before a few times. And finally the Verifier, which caused my system to crash in regular start-up. But it was fine in safe mode.

SO yea... I'm looking for any help that might help me resolve my issue with black screening while playing games.

Windows 7 . . .
- 64 Bit Ultimate OEM
- i5 2500k -CPU
- ASUS P8z68-V/hen3 -Motherboard
- Radeon HD 7870 -GPU
- Corsair Professional 850w PSU

Computer is about 2months old now. I sunk a lot of money into it... I just want the darn thing to ... Read more

A:BSOD While playing Multiple Games

Related to kernexplorer.sys ad-aware security program from Lavasoft. Remove it and replace with MSE

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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Windows 7
x64 Proffesional

Hardware is 7months old,
Software is 5 days old (Fresh Install to try and solve my problem)

I have been getting BSOD almost every time I play BF3, the cause or .sys file mentioned in the blue screen changes most times

I have run several tests and tried reinstalling serveral drivers with no result.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Multiple BSOD playing Battlefield 3

These were Related to cmudaxp.sys Audio WDM Driver from C-Media Inc and Kaspersky.

I would re-install the audio driver with the most recent and remove and replace Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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I have been playing some modded minecraft with friends on a server but I have recently been getting crashes and power downs to a black screen after about 20-30 minuites, the windows event viewer is showing as a veriety of errors, 41 kernal power and 10016 Distributed com are my main concerns, is there any easy way to fix this without reinstaling windows, these errors only appear when playing the game as the computer is highly stable when I am playing other games or doing general productivity tasks, I have a screen shot of the errors so could it be possible for fixes to be found?

can anyone diagnose what specifically is causing these errors so I can attempt a fix as this is really starting to get on my nerves.

A:multiple errors when playing minecraft

these errors only appear when playing the game as the computer is highly stable when I am playing other games or doing general productivity tasks,

I'm sorry I can't be of more help - but doesn't your own quote supply the answer... a little anyway.. - if you only have a crash in 1 single game, then it's the game! minecraft!

so post those errors and your issue in the minecraft developers support forum for a start. Maybe you already have..

but anyway, what do you mean "powerdowns to a black screen" ??

and it's "modded" on top of that.. but I assume your friends don't get these errors and powerdowns?

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I am getting a lot of BSOD's for a while now and I got quite desperate in finding the solution. A friend who knows more about this stuff then me had some suggestions, but he wasn't sure either.

The BSOD's happens mostly when I am playing games, but not always. I updated drivers as much as I could.

I keep getting different BSOD error messages, but WhoCrashed tells me its probably a driver, most likely my graphics driver. I updated it to the most recent one that came out a few days ago, but it didn't help. I ran memtest, but my RAM seems to be fine.

I added the requested DM log file, as I read in the help post.

Thanks in advance,


A:Multiple BSOD's while playing different games


It appears that you are running Windows 8. This forum is for Windows 7. However, we do have a website for W8. Please visit: Windows 8 Forums and we will assist you there!


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The problem started more than a year ago. The blue screen occurs mostly while playing games such as newest Tomb Rider, Skyrim. I tried lowering down the settings and updating graphic card drivers.
Thank you in advance

A:Multiple BSOD's while playing different games

Hi Prezesik92,

The system seems to be crashing due to 'dxgmms1.sys' driver (DirectX Graphics MMS).

Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_APERTURE_SEGMENT::EvictResource+2d5 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem.
The issue could be due to a corrupt/outdated driver. It could also point at a possible 'hardware failure'. You may try using the system in 'Safe Mode'; if the system does not crash in this diagnostic environment, a 'driver' is likely to be the root cause.

Please try the following steps:
1. Uninstall 'AVG & AVG Utilities 2011' from the system. Restart it and update 'Windows' to install 'Microsoft Security Essentials'; recheck results.

2. If the issue persists, run Diagnostics on Memory: Please follow the steps listed in this tutorial to check the memory health: RAM - Test with Memtest86+
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the m... Read more

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Whenever playing games I usually crash right when it starts, though not at the menu. Rarely it crashes again that day but its happening more and more often that its starting to worry me, so I finally decided to try and fix the issue.

When it crashes the screen becomes pixilated colors, like a splash across the screen. Then I have to manually restart or uncommonly it restarts itself. Though luckly when it restarted itself once it had found a problem in "Problems reports and solutions."


Shut down unexpectedly

8/7/2009 1:20 PM

Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 00000000F2000040
BCP4: 0000000000000800
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Server information: 2cb9dec0-a706-4495-9ebb-6a58e8647932
And also a different one


Video hardware error

8/8/2009 4:09 PM

Not Reported

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20090808... Read more

A:Multiple crashes when playing games

Hi -

I see 1 BSOD and 1 Live Kernel Event - the bugchecks -

0x124 - Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) and indicates a fatal hardware error has occurred, although I have seen this related to drivers.

0x117 = VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED = indicates that the display driver failed to respond in a timely fashion.

Go to Device Manager, expand the tree branch for Display Adapters, right-click on each device (probably only 1 will be there), select "Un-install". Then re-boot. Vista will install the drivers.
START | devmgmt.msc

Be sure your video drivers are updated and that ALL Windows Updates are in. Go to your system manufacturer's web site for the driver updates

Regards. . .



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Been having major issues playing GTA IV.

First, the sound kept getting cut during gaming. When I exited the game, there was no sound in Windows either. I had to reboot to get sound but after a couple of minutes, the sound cut off again and I wasn't even gaming then. Video playback became really laggy (YouTube played videos as if in slow motion) and there was no sound.

I had to reboot the PC several times. Unisntalled sound card (through Device Manager) and then reinstalled it as well as the latest drivers. Still had same issue when I tried playing GTA IV.

Today, I got consecutive BSODs while playing GTA IV. I've had several issues with GTA IV like missing textures, no sound, freezing (at loading screens), CTD (crash to desktop) etc. Tried reinstalling the game several times from scratch and even tried different hard drive but none of them work(ed).

I'm playing GTA IV heavily modded (Gionight ENB mod with several custom cars/weapons etc.) but my computer is a beast and it should be able to handle it easily.

My specs:

CPU: i7 990X
Mainboard: Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer
Memory: 12GB Corsair Domintar 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 32GB SLC SSD x2 (RAID-0)
Video: EVGA GTX-580 3GB Tri-SLI
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The first BSOD was STOP code 0x124 and that was with stock clocks for the GPU. The second BSOD was STOP code 0x1000007e and that was with GPUs OC'd to 850MHz.
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A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

I need you to do a stress test on your cpu with prime95 and follow this guide very carefully:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2\091111-25022-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*F:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (12 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`04c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`04e98670
Debug session time: Mon Sep 12 00:31:58.025 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.350
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
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Use !analyze -v to get de... Read more

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The title speaks for itself, i have dump files listed below, and i would really like to fix this problem. Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD playing some games/recently playing FIFA World


Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 18:40:06.502 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.767
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007fe08f8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Sun Jun 22 03:33:23.804 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:06.240
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007be55d8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 18 15:45:19.162 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.333
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007b727c8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error an... Read more

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A few weeks ago I mounted a new hard drive that had data recovered from a damaged one. And since then I've been getting blue screens almost everyday. Prior to that the machine was working fine.

I did not notice a specific time for it to happen, but generally when I am playing "Heroes of Newerth" and have other applications opened BSOD strikes.

I use Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Internet Security.

Please advise, and thank you.

Attachment 247827

A:BSOD on a daily basis, mostly when playing playing Heroes of Newerth.

Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RTKVHD64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RTKVHD64.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880065a534b, fffff880093a1868, fffff880093a10c0}

Probably caused by : RTKVHD64.sys ( RTKVHD64+e834b )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always n... Read more

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Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help

A:Assign applications to multiple sound devices

In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.

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Hi I am having an issue where I have Ads playing thew my laptop speakers, they play for about half an hour then stop Ive done every scan i can think of and system restore but cant get rid of it, here is a log it would be great if you guys can help if you solve this Ill shout ya all a beer ty .DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by Dons at 8:03:58 on 2012-06-26Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3872.1474 [GMT 12:00].AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\... Read more

A:Audio Ads playing

Hi,Please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.(you need the 64bit version)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bi... Read more

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For a while now i haven't been able to play audio cd's on my pc. the file manager recognizes the tracks (.cda files) but the info just isn't being recognized by the cd player programs. the programs even load when the cd is put in, but they say that no disc is loaded. Please provide any advice that you may have.

A:playing audio cd

The only thing I could find on your problem:

1 Q139180 - "Data or No Disc Loaded" with Sony CDU-541 SCSI CD-ROM Drive, see support/kb/articles/Q139/1/80.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=no%20disc%20%20loaded&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W95

Excerpt from this page:When you try to play an audio CD using a Sony CDU-541 CD-ROM drive connected to an Adaptec 1520 SCSI controller, you may receive the following error message size 5617 bytes, updated 6/11/1999 8:15:00 PM GMT)

2 Q137310 - Audio CD Not Recognized in IDE CD-ROM Drive, see:

Excerpt from this page:When you insert a particular audio CD in the CD-ROM drive, it may not be recognized and CD Player may not be started automatically, even if the Auto Insert Notification option is turned on.(size 7806 bytes, updated 5/24/1999 6:29:00 PM GMT)
[This message has been edited by Dan O (edited 11-21-2000).]

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I have windows 98 and the problem that I am having is for some reason out of the blue when I try to play any audio such as cd's or anything like that my windows media player drags like an old record on the wrong speed. even if someone sends me an audio message in dwyco(the video conferencing program I sometimes use) it sounds like it's dragging. as far as I know I didn't install or uninstall anything at the time this happened but I could be wrong.

A:playing audio

Did it just start doing this or has it always done it? Also give your computer specs.

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Running windows 7 and IE 8, Several friends have sent me links to Utube files. Some of them work fine but several I can see the video but no Audio. I copied them over to my other computer and they work fine. Any Ideas??

Thanks for any help on this.

A:IE 8, not playing some audio

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Do you mean downloaded videos of youtube or links to youtube?

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When I have my internet open it has started to play audio ads which don't appear to have any link to the page that I have opwn. If I close the browser down the audio continues to play and there appears to be no way to get rid of it. I would appreciate any help that could be given on this and have attached my HJT log below.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:14:11, on 22/04/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_15\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_15\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Broadband 2500V\Help\bin\mpbtn.exe
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A:Audio Ads keep playing and I can't get rid??

Forgot to mention in previous post that my malwarebytes anti-malware is refusing to open.

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after fixing the default player for mp3 files as jet audio in the computer through selecting a file open with choose programme-use this to open such files-

when we right click upon a mp3 file it shows play with jet audio, add this to jet audio's present playlist etc. i used to get all this. recently i have reinstalled jet audio and i am not able to get these. i get these items with vlc player which is also installed in my computer. please help

A:playing mp3 with jet audio

After the reinstall did you set Jet Audio as the default player for mp3?

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Very recently my computer's audio has stopped working.
My headset has a separate microphone and headphone plugin. I use a combiner to put both of them into the computer at once.
Anyway, I cannot hear audio through my headphones, whether I use the combiner or not. I have tried to hear audio of various applications (browsers, Groove music, video games, etc.) and none work.The audio comes out through the computer speakers normally.
I have already restarted my computer and this did not fix the problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions/fixes?

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Hi Folks,

I do have a small problem with, I think codecs. I have a movie with .avi extension. Now the problem is that there is no audio being played. Other movies are ok, it's just this one that is troublesome. The problem lies in audio codec - see G-spot below:
Please note the Audio information which says:
0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
48000Hz 192 kb/s tot , stereo (2/0)

now another instant of a movie with nearly the same stats is below (audio there is working properly)
0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
48000Hz 384 kb/s tot , 6 chnls (3/2 .1)

Anyone knows how to get the sound working in first example? it seems that codecs are installed, however something is not fully right...


A:No audio while playing avi. in WMP

Download and install the K Lite Codec Pack. It should have any codec that you need.

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Hello. Yesterday, my sound was working fine. Then my computer startedto lose stability after I ended some instances of scvhost.exe that were using 90% of my processor. My start menu bar will suddenly die, and now, even though the Soundmax Digital Audio drivers are installed, when I try to play music nothing comes through. When i go to sounds and audio devices in control panel, it says "No audio device". Help?

A:Audio not playing!

How did you end the Scvhost.exe in the Task manager??

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DVD plays in Cyberlink PowerDVD, RealPlayer, but no audio output.
VCD can play in Windows Media Player and have audio, but not with the DVD. What's wrong? need your help..tnx.

A:No audio when playing DVD

Does the DVD have audio anyways? Maybe its missing some audio files... Check it in a dvd player to check.



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I've actually already seen this problem handled here, and while trying to follow of the solutions realized that I might need some personal help. The computer already had a lot of assorted malware that has been (mostly) dealt with with Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D scans, though this problem presists (also, a "MyPC Backup" PUP that's yet to go away as the files that need to be deleted are always in use apparently). My main concern though is the audio issue. It plays sounds from what I assume are ads, before I even have the chance to launch Firefox (I thought it could've just been an ad or hidden pop up window at first). The only thing I've been able to connect it to is the "Name Not Available" option in the audio mixer, which muting causes it to stop, though I'd rather eliminate the problem completely than just muting it and pretending that it's not there. DDS Log:  DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2Run by sheila at 18:26:02 on 2014-01-05Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3032.791 [GMT -6:00].AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\sy... Read more

A:"Name Not Available" playing various ad audio

Hello, Zorbis.
My name is etavares and I will be helping you with this log.
Here are some guidelines to ensure we are able to get your machine back under your control.
Please do not run any unsupervised scans, fixes, etc.  We can work against each other and end up in a worse place.
Please subscribe to this topic if you have not already done so.  Please check back just in case, as the email system can fail at times.
Just because your machine is running better does not mean it is completely cleaned.  Please wait for the 'all clear' from me to say when we are done.
Please reply within 3 days to be fair to other people asking for help.
When in doubt, please stop and ask first.  There's no harm in asking questions!

Step 1
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. 
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then cl... Read more

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Hi everyone,

First time I've visiting this forum. My computer started playing audio ads a few days ago, I have run every spy/malware program under the sun and nothing is stopping them. I have been advised to run Combofix but thought I would see what the advice here was before I take what appears to be drastic action.

I am not an expert, but not an idiot either. I will be able to follow advice!

Any and all help is very welcome.

Thank you!

A:Audio Ads keep playing

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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hi,i recently had to reformat my pc but now i cant get any sound,i know my sound card is a "sb live wave device"soundblaster.when i go into device manager it says all sound and video devices are working,but the sound devices are not enabled in the device manager properties tab,ive tried doin updates for drivers and it says"cannot find a better match for the hardware u have,"this is really strange,it dosent give me option to enable the sound devices

A:sound and audio devices


If you have newer drivers and it says you already have the best drivers loaded...then, try the newer ones. I know that WinXP does that with modem drivers and it DOES NOT have decent drivers for modems. In fact, they only support the v.90 modem drivers and not the v.92 and therefore some modems will not work with their drivers that they say are the best match. I think it would be worth a try to load the newer audio drivers that came with your card...what can you lose.

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Hi, first off i should say I really don't know much about computers or rather computer lingo if you will...i know everything as the thinger, the squiggly, etc...but im pretty good with manipulating things.

anyway so my problem is this...i tried setting up a dual partition windows/ubuntu my cd was faulty and it didnt finish installing. I was able to access my windows for a day or so when all the sudden my volume stops working, working one second not working the next. so if i remember correctly i tried to restart my computer, could get into my windows was using ubuntu for a day or so (where the sound was working) and then decided to reinstall windows.

so here i am, lost all my info hoping i'd get my sound back and still no good.
Now I should specify the problem really...the speakers are on, connected to the computer but there is no sound, the volume icon in the system tray is not there, and when i go to the cp>>audio devices everything is greyed out.

when i go to my device manager and try to reinstall my device it wont let me do so...(i'm adding a screen cap)

And LASTLY (i promise) I've tryed altering stuff in BIOS and also I've done the whole right click on my computer>>manage>>system>>windows audio thing...ahhh well i'm not expecting much but i've seen you people on here seem pretty helpful, i'm desperate at this point dont know what else to do. help me please....i'll buy you a soda.
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A:No sound, no audio devices.

you just need to download the proper driver for your hardware, try through windows update first and see if you get it.

if not use something like PC Wizard 2008 to determine your audio hardware, then google for the driver from there.

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Well, i have 5.1 creativ speakers got about 2 years back. they worked fine with wxp but when i upgraded to wvista and w7 all hell broke loose. at a point in time in vista i got the rear speakers to work. when i upgraded to w7, i also got the rear speakers to work eventually. i now have a new motherboard with shitty drivers and can't get the rear speakers to work. in the tests they work but when i play music, watch movies anything nothing comes out of the front centre or rear speakers. any help guiz?
p.s. the drivers my mobo uses are VIA HD Audio deck. i've tried uninstall all sound drivers and reinstalling but to no aveil
p.s. also at one point in time few days ago everything was working but the next day the rears just stopped...

A:5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

did all the speakers sound when test in via hd audio deck or windows 7 audio control panel?

if yes, most likely you will need to enable the 'upmix' feature of VIA. I'm not sure what is it called, but in Realtek it is called Realtek Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx. If there isn't any, you may want to try Channel Mixer for foobar2000.

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Ok, so the errors I am getting are
A. 0x00000101
B. 0x000000d1
C. 0x00000050

A:BSOD playing multiple games, errors down below

Hello Bea, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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ive built my computer in april and since mid Septemper i started getting alot of different bluescreens while playing video games like Dota 2 and Borderlands 2.

-I have ran Memtest86 for 10 hours with 0 errors.
-I scanned my computer in safemode using Malwarebytes with 0 errors.
-I have checked my harddrives using the Seagate tools with 0 errors.
-I have reformatted and clean installed Windows and tried playing Dota2 with no programms other than Steam and Skype installed on the Computer still bluescreened.

The bluescreens are pretty random, sometimes i can play 4 hours without any, sometimes i bluescreen after first 20 minutes of playing.

Thanks in advance.

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A:Multiple Bluescreens while playing Video Games

It is ATI Display Driver.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck FC, {fffff8800c44d180, 80000000ab005963, fffff8800c44cfc0, 2}

Unable to load image atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Unable to load image atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+115455 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Uninstall it with driver fusion and install the latest one. Report teh result back.

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