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Intermittent audio buzz after installing Windows 7

Q: Intermittent audio buzz after installing Windows 7

Toshiba A105-S4211

After installing Windows 7 on my laptop (clean install), everything's good EXCEPT when playing music. There is an intermittent loud buzz which lasts for a second or so - this happens only once every 5 minutes or so, but is very annoying. I tried updating the drivers to Realtek, which came with the computer originally, but it did not help.

Can someone help?


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i need a help..
i am a new user vista ultimate x64..
my problem is when i turn on my pc, my audio dosen't works properly and it sound likes "" when windows start,play movies or everthing that need sound.

i am using asus M2A-VM motherboard..
i already install the latest update of my motherboard driver..but i still got this problem..

can anyone help me???
thanks...i appreciate for any suggestions..

A:audio dosen't works..sound "" came out when start pc

Hello awieweng, and welcome to the Vista Forums

As a work around you may want to try this ...

Control Panel - Hardware and Sound select the default output device (speakers) and properties - on the enhancements tab there should be an option to "disable all sound effects" select this and OK out of the dialogue. you may need to re-boot but see if your sound is now better.

if it is then you have a known issue with WMP and certain set-ups MS is aware of the problem and are "working on it" so hopefully it will be fixed soon

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I'm experiencing an intermittent half-second or so "hiccup" on my laptop. Every few minutes there is a short-duration buzz. When playing a game (offline), there is a short-duration pause along with the buzz. I hear the sound in speakers or in headphones. I do quite a bit of digital audio work, and the buzz gets carried over into my mp3 files when it happens while I'm recording something. So far I've not been able to narrow the hiccup to any particular situation -- it just happens, although it seems more noticeable when playing a game or listening to music. It is not limited to any specific internet connection. Otherwise, the laptop functions beautifully.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6104 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, -1267 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290204 MB, Free - 221165 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Intermittent Buzz/Pause

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It's like my computer is burping occasionally. The buzz occurs about once or twice per song and lasts about a second. It is the same volume as the music -- I can't tell if the music is still playing during the buzz. (It seems to happen more often when I am drinking beer -- sympathy burps? Just kidding!) It happens with both RealPlayer 10.5 and Windows Media Player 10, both mp3 and wma files, and even when I am doing nothing else on the computer. I have Windows XP-Service Pack 2 -- just reformatted hard drive and reinstalled software, so I am factory-clean I think. Soundblaster Live card. Any help appreciated, really!

A:Intermittent buzz when playing music

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Hey all,

I have an HP m8120n with the P5BW-LA (Basswood3G) motherboard. Ever since I wiped the drive clean, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Pro x64 bit, the sound on the computer has started acting up.

My speakers buzz whenever I plug them in the rear port on the computer. It's just a constant, static buzz, regardless of whether I have anything else plugged into the computer.

I've moved the computer out of the room and into a friend's house, and the buzzing was completely gone. The speakers are a pair of Alesis Prolinear, and they work fine in other computers. The buzzing occurs regardless of whether I use the front or rear jacks.

Thinking it was a driver issue, I decided to update my audio codecs. Getting the drivers for this machine proved to be easier said than done. There is absolutely no Windows 7 supported audio driver on the m8120n's download page. The Vista version, whether for 32 or 64 bit, does not work at all on my OS, even when running in Vista compatibility mode wth administrator privlidges enabled.

Asus doesn't support OEM boards, so they didn't have any downloads for me. I finally had to go straight to Realtek and use their Windows universal download. It seems to have installed the right driver version: Codec ALC888S, which matches the codec listed on the mobo specs page: (Motherboard Specifications, P5BW-LA (Basswood3G) | HP? Support).

I do have an amp in my room, which I have a guitar hooked up to. However, the a... Read more

A:HP m8120n speakers buzz after installing Windows 7

This sounds like a classic "ground loop hum" problem that we musicians face all the time with different AC powered devices connected together (I used to be a guitar amp tech).

It could be the AC power you are connected to, even if both are connected to the same AC power source. If you do not physically connect the speakers to the PC, but plug in a headset do you get the buzz? If not that goes back to a suspected ground loop hum problem. IF the speakers have a three prong (grounded) AC power plug, use a "ground lifter" adapter that eliminates the ground on the speakers and see if that fixes it.

As far as the drivers, Vista drivers are applicable to both Windows 7 and Windows 8 as they use the same identical drivers. You should not have to install in a compatibility mode. The RealTek audio drivers for my Gigabyte motherboard are for Vista/Win 7 (and work in Win 8). I have a recording studio and some older devices that only have Vista drivers and they are working OK in Win 7 and Win 8

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Microsoft drivers are running the onboard hd audio, the realtek drivers don't seem to load; i've downloaded some updates for this jurassic MB from asus for windows 7 and they can't find the hd audio device [that's present and working] so they won't install. i've also downloaded some updated drivers from realtek but haven't tried rebooting installing one of those yet.
the issue: intermittently the screen will freeze for just about 4 seconds, if there's audio playing there will be loud buzzing like a 120Hz leak through a bad PSU. This will happen regardless of what apps are running. There are no programs crashing, no bsod's and after the timeout everything still works ok.
Using Thesycon's dpc latency checker the spike tops the scale at the time of the event. Using resplendence latency monitor 3.0 I can see 3,800,000 microsecond delays attributed to ataport.sys. The IDE drivers running the sata and atapi are also all microsoft's since asus has no updates for the ide controller. nvidia's chipset update 1554 seems to have updated some things but I have to reboot to see if it's had any effect. There'w an ide folder in that update but when running setup there's no sata/ide install option, and there's no other way to install it.
The video is onboard geforce and though this is showing an nvidia driver there's no control panel available-this is not a concern.
If I peruse device manager I seem to have duplicate instances of several devices:
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A:high dpc latency 3.8 seconds! ataport.sys intermittent a/v buzz/freeze

but the latency issue still persists.
where's that hammer...

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I have been using WMC7 for a number of months now with no real dramas. I tried to watch a movie (avi) that I have previously been able to watch. There is a loud buzz/crackle noise when I try to play it now. When I first noticed this I tried to play it with WMP and it worked fine... A little later on when I tried with WMP again it was doing the same buzzing noise (I hadn't changed any settings or drivers or anything)... VLC still plays the file correctly with no buzz. I have tried a few other movies and so far have only found one other avi that this also happens with.

I have tried to update the sound card drivers to latest version but this has had no effect.

Any ideas???

A:Audio Buzz in WMC and WMP but not VLC

What type of audio is it?
Download MediaInfo if you don't have it and feed it with the video file, then post back the information about the audio streams.
Please post the info from both files with which you experienced the buzzing sound.

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Right, have no idea why this is happening perhaps you lot can help

It's quite simple, i use a Plantronics USB headset (See here) The headset works perfect right up until i plug in a Xbox 360 controller (Guitar hero and normal) it makes this amazingly annoying buzzing sound in and out (speakers and microphone)

I've tried to resolve it and i can't figure out how to nothing works, you should note that the onboard sound card works perfect with xbox 360 controllers just the usb audio's as i have a usb audio guitar effects pedal which does the same when i plug that in while an xbox 360 controller is in there...

Recording: HERE

Any help will be appreciated!

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I'm getting a static sort of buzz through my headphones/speakers whenever my computer is doing any work, especially gaming. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of interference from my graphics card, if I move the front audio port wire closer to the gpu the buzz gets worse. Anybody know how I could fix this?
I'm using onboard sound from my Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L. Would adding a sound card fix it maybe?

A:Audio buzz

Try playing with the Sound and Audio settings in the control panel(several ways to get there). See if setting it to 'headphones' helps. Also the equalizer may be able to cancel some static. They make 'static canceling headphones, I've never used but is another option,

Good Luck!

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Just bought a pretty top of the line PC laptop. Had it for a month. Last night out of nowhere a buzzy sound has started coming from my internal speakers when any audio plays. It's not a buzzzzz like a constant buzz, it's almost like what you might associate with too much bass. But it happens no matter what I play, no matter the volume (though it's obviously worse the louder the volume gets.)

Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

Here are my computer stats:

Sony Vaio w. Win 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i7 CPU Q740 @ 1.74GHz
6g RAM

A:Getting buzz from audio in new laptop

You really should start your own thread since your problem is not the same as mine...

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I have windows 8 and asus crosshair v formula-z Motherboard and Gigabyte GTX770 OC Rev.2 4GB PCI Express Nvidia Graphics CardPlus and Sumsung SSD EVO 500GB HD - Corsair Memory Vengeance Pro Series Blue 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz -CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card - Corsair CP-9020061-UK CXM Builder series 750W Hybrid Modular Power Supply.I have some serious issues when playing simple audio via WMP or VLC player sometime i can play Audio for a while before the problem starts and it seems the longer i have music playing the worse it gets, as time goes on.What happens is every so often, for no longer than about a second, the Audio seems to buzz/vibrate/stutter like a power surge(very difficult to explain exactly the right problem.I have tried all sorts and cannot get to the bottom of this, i have downloaded LatencyMon but don't really understand it.Can anyone please help, it's driving me insane.Thanks

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Hi Everyone.

I have a panasonic home theatre system. It's decent, very nice to the mediocre ear. Anyway, i use my computer to play dvd's, and music, and all that jazz. So what i did, is i took an RCA to 1/8'' wire and hooked up my sound system to the sound card in my computer. Any time the volume is turned up, a hum goes up with it. Its consistent with the volume. I tried unplugging my computer's power from the wall, and left it dead. I plugged in the wire, turned it up, and it is still there! So i think that throws out electrical interference?
The weird thing, is that when i plug the same wire into my mp3 player, there is not the slightest hum at all! So i know the wire and the sound system are fine. I have a pci creative sound card (sound blaster live! 24 bit *old*) and the onboard Realtek one. I tried plugging it into both. Still the same result!

So it have to me some sort of an interference from the computer, but i can't for the life of me figure it out!

please help!

- Kevin
p.s. i thought about using an external sound card hooked up through usb (xmod for example) because if my mp3 player works... than that would have too. Well, please help me!

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Hi there,

I have a problem with my laptop, when I plug the audio output into speakers I get a very loud buzzing sound with large amounts of white noise added. The strange thing is that the buzzing only happens when the laptop is running on mains power, on battery it is fine. It's also fine on headphones as well!

I have tried using different speakers, different power sockets in my house and other peoples, different connecting cables all with no change to the noise. The only thing that seems to affect it is when I use different power settings on the laptop the battery saving power mode is a lot less noisy!

I'm quite into my audio stuff but have never had a problem like this before! Can anybody help me?

The laptop is an HP Pavilion DV6000 which I have owned for around 5 months.

Many Thanks


A:Strange audio buzz when power supply is used

I can't help you other than report that I have the same problem with my HP Pavilion 9540 and that when I talked to the rather incompetent support they said that the problem had been fixed for an other HP laptop by a BIOS update but that there were none available for mine.

Strangely enough the problem comes and goes and I had close to no problems at all in France but the problem has returned now that I'm back in sweden. The problem always goes away if I remove the power cord but isn't always there when the power is plugged in.

I have all the newest updates including Vista SP1 RC1.

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...within the past few days, I am getting a really annoying buzz through headphones and speakers. My computer is hooked into an audio system (basically a small home studio), and I've have checked all I know to check. Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.


A:EMachines computer has developed an annoying buzz in it's audio..

This is usually caused by a bad connection. Check you connections, wiggle the connectors to see if this effects it.

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Hi there, I have a Packard Bell Maestro 242 DX monitor and when playing games or viewing certain web-pages I can hear an audible buzzing noise from the monitors speakers. The volume of the sound varies in the sense that certain games or websites will produce a louder buzz than other games/websites. I have determined the buzzing to come from the audio cable, as when I unplug the cable the sound is gone.

I have read some other forums stating that I should move my audio cable so they should not touch any others but I have not had any results. I'd really appreciate some help as this is really starting to bug me.

Thank you

- Dante

A:Monitor buzz noise related to audio cable - Help

Could be you just need to buy a better quality, sheilded audio cable (shielded from interference).
Audio cables vary greatly in quality from cheap cr*p at one end to the best that money can buy at the other.

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Hi, My machine recently updated itself to Version 1607, Build 14393.51.  It started showing me the 'No Audio Device Installed on This Computer' error. I assumed it must be the driver or something. So I resintalled it.  Everytime I would try to, it gave me a BSOD with stop code saying ERR_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO. So I assumed a botched update and accidentally 'Reset' the PC instead of 'Take to an Older Build' Be that as it may, when it came back, it seemed to have the audio working. But then it died after a reboot but it still won't show me the 'No Audio Device Installed on This Computer' error.  Anyway, I installed the driver and it seems to be fine for 2 reboots.  Is this hardware? Is someone else facing this? -Best,Naveed.  

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If an admin could put this in the relevant section - I'm not sure where it belongs.

Basically, I didn't do anything to my computer, I was just listening to a podcast and suddenly heard an audio stutter. I thought it was a bad recording but then noticed it happening everywhere. I thought it was an audio issue but basically, the whole computer freezes for 1 second every couple of minutes. Video, mouse pointer, everything freezes. But just for a second.

I fancy this will take some digging.

A:regular 1 second computer freezes - audio buzz most obvious symptom

I would start with a full scan using MBAM if you haven't already. The free version has the same scanner as the paid.

Edit: It sounds like there could have been something nasty embedded in the podcast.

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Hello! I saw plenty of helpful replies here so I was hoping you could all help me with my issue.

System Specs:

Processor: Intel i5 2500k (o.c. to 4.2 GHz)
Mobo: Asus P8Z68 M-Pro
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 680 superclocked edition
Soundcard: Asus xonar DSX 7.1
PSU: OCZ ModXStream 700W 80+ certified
OS: Windows 8.1

Keyboard: Corsair k70 RGB
Mouse: Razer Mamaba 2012 Edition
Headset: Razer Tiamat 7.1

Background information:

I've noticed recently that there is plenty of audio buzz/crackling in my headphones when I'm doing nothing intense. It's not super intense so I thought it may just be because of my headphones (Razer....). But it seems to always be occurring. I did some research and I noticed that the USB used to power the headphones should be plugged into an external USB power supply. No luck there. I left it for a while but more recently I've been having even weirder audio issues.

A long time ago I bought hitman: Absolution (IIRC I was on windows 7 at the time). It was playing fine at the time with no issues. Recently there was a humble bundle for Hitman: Absloution and that peeked my interest to go and play the game again, only this time when I went in all of the audio in the cutscenes was lost and the main menu audio was messed up. Hovering over a menu button caused a popping sound. This is the first instance of weird audio/game bugs. However once i get past the main menu and cutscenes the ingame audio is fine. So I thought this may be due to the games integrity, but ste... Read more

A:Game Audio Crackling (and crashing) - Constant Static buzz

Fixed it by reformatting -- Guess the time was due

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I have an Inspiron 17 5000 series, having static sounds when I plug in my speakers or earphones To Listen To MP3 DOWNLOAD SONGS.  Problem happened "overnight"  one day all was well, next afternoon, static.   Did a system restore, thinking some auto update messed up the driver, but that did not help.  Internal speakers still sound really nice, but need to have the audio jack work correctly to be able to listen to my Mp3 Download Itunes Songs.
If I cannot get a fix for this, will have to send it back.  Got too much data, pix, and music  loaded and too many programs to reinstall.  Really Really don't want to do this.   
Please help!   and Thanks!

A:Inspiron 17 5000 series audio jack buzz-like noise

Note to anyone replying to this poster:
The text in the first post in this thread was lifted word by word from a post last week by a different person, with some links added. This does not appear to be a legit thread.

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I've noticed that when I'm watching some videos, the audio of that video will occassionally
sound like it's buzzing or being scratched like a dj does to a record.  It's sounds like it's happening due to
some lagging of the system not being able to handle whatever load it's under.
It seems to happen especially when I am photo editing at the same time as the song file playing in the background.   But it still happens even when just watching videos on facebook and moving my mouse around or typing at the same time.
I think it has something to do with the graphics card.  I'm currently using an old one:
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT.  My audio is RealTek High Defintion Audio, and I also NVIDIA
Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) showing up in my device manager.
I'm not exactly sure which is it that's causing it.
Does anyone know how to fix this buzzing/scratching sound?
Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1,  AMD Phenom II X6 1070T,  mobo A880GU3,  DDR3 8GB

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I've noticed that when I'm watching some videos, the audio of that video will occassionally
sound like it's buzzing or being scratched like a dj does to a record. It's sounds like it's happening due to
some lagging of the system not being able to handle whatever load it's under.

It seems to happen especially when I am photo editing at the same time as the song file playing in the background. But it still happens even when just watching videos on facebook and moving my mouse around or typing at the same time.

I think it has something to do with the graphics card. I'm currently using an old one:
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT. My audio is RealTek High Defintion Audio, and I also NVIDIA
Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) showing up in my device manager.

I'm not exactly sure which is it that's causing it.
Does anyone know how to fix this buzzing/scratching sound?

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, AMD Phenom II X6 1070T, mobo A880GU3, DDR3 8GB

A:Video Audio Or Music Files Making Buzz Or Dj Scratching Like Noise

Ok I figured it out with some more researching.

It's apparently the GeForce Experience installation. It has process called nvstreamsvc that seems to be the culprit.

I just disabled the service from starting up and it's not causing that buzzing/scratching lag in audio anymore.

Hope it helps anyone in the future.

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I received my Inspiron 15 7000 (7559) gaming edition yesterday. Brand new from, with 4k touch screen and dual HDD & SSD.

There is a faint, but noticeable and annoying high-pitch buzzing sound coming from near the center of the keyboard. This happens as soon as I use any audio after I boot. 
When I mute my speakers, the high-pitch stops and is replaced by a much less noticeable low-pitch buzz. 
The high-pitch buzzing volume is the same, regardless if my volume is at 2 or 100. 
Headphones plugged in, there is no buzzing from the earbuds, but still a low-pitch buzz from the laptop.
It sounds like as if the speakers were turned up all the way so there's high- or low- pitched static.
Edit: I'm unsure if it still buzzes when video/music is playing.

I am considering re-installing the audio driver, and I will also call support in the coming days.
I appreciate all suggestions and input! 

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First, I extend my love to you, sevenforum!

My laptop specs:

HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Entertainment Notebook
i5-3210M processor CPU @ 2.5Ghz
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel SCSI disk
system memory 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics

I purchased this laptop about two months ago and I am shocked to discover that there is already a problem with the sound.

Whenever I am watching or listening to anything with audio -- iTunes, Youtube, Windows Media Player, DVDs, etc. I have noticed that the sound coming from the computer (whether built-in speakers, external speakers or headphones) will experience occasional "glitching". It sounds like a brief buzzy stutter "Brrrrr" that lasts half a second and happens about every minute or more.

I've conducted all the usual system scans and troubleshooting, double-checked that my drivers are up to date and all Windows updates installed, defragmented the disk and prayed to the computer gods for mercy.

Upon reading other posts about audio buzzes, namely this one, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers. On my laptop those drivers are listed as:

- IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
- Intel Display Audio

This has not solved the problem.

I'm not a very experienced computer tinkerer but I'm not a novice user either. I would be grateful for any suggestions you guys might offer for potential steps I can take to either resolve or better understand this audio problem.

I just wanna jam to my tunes and watch m... Read more

A:Sound "stutter", glitch, or buzz during any audio activity.

If you scan through this section you will see a lot posts with the same or similar problems, so its not just "your" PC.

There have been some problems caused by Wi-Fi, so just for testing, disable the wi-fi and just play an audio file that is already on the PC or a commercial audio CD and see if you get the same problem or if the symptoms change.

(I'm an ex Pa native - Mechanicsburg).

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Cannot create a stable SoundBlaster audio setup with Win 7 Pro - works some days and refuses the next, are there conflicts with recent updates or patches?
This never happened previously and I am tempted to create a fresh Win 7 environment and clone it on a couple of SSDs
Any audio thoughts?

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Hello All,

Yesterday my computers began playing random audio clips (almost like a radio station including music, ads & strange voice clips). This occurs at random intervals. The volume mixer shows the audio coming from internet explorer even when it is closed. I have checked for any unusual processes using window task manager and the only thing I can see is there appears to be 3 or 4 explorer.exe & chrome.exe even when they are not in use. I have ran Malwarebytes & Super Anti Spyware. Malwarebytes cannot find anything wrong & Super Anti Spyware found a trojan and said it had fixed it however the problem still remains.

Any help in identifying the problem and/or removing it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance


Sorry forgot to add I am using Windows 7 64bit

A:Intermittent audio clips

Hello, this is probably a bootkit infection and rquires a deeper look to properly remove.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic. Let me know if all went well.

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Hello everyone,

For some reason I am having some audio issues. I can hear sounds from Windows Media Player and other PC sound files fine, but when I go online I sometimes can't hear anything. What's more, these "sound faliures" are random; if I hibernate the PC and start it up again the sound sometimes turns on again, and a restart always starts the sound up again. The sound issues only seem to happen when I wake up the computer when it is asleep -- and even then they don't always happen.

Any ideas? I tried switching browsers and no luck there. Adobe Flash is up to date too.

A:Intermittent Audio Issues

Not a browser issue. Intermittent problems are the toughest to solve. Could be a sound card going or poorly seated or speaker contact cabling (pull speaker cable and reinsert).

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Hello All
A few days ago my computer began playing random audio clips (almost like a radio station including music, ads & strange voice clips). This occurs at random intervals. The volume mixer shows the audio coming from internet explorer even when it is closed. I have checked for any unusual processes using window task manager and the only thing I can see is there appears to be 3 or 4 explorer.exe & chrome.exe even when they are not in use. I have ran Malwarebytes & Super Anti Spyware. Malwarebytes cannot find anything wrong & Super Anti Spyware found a trojan and said it had fixed it however the problem still remains.

Any help in identifying the problem and/or removing it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance


Sorry forgot to add I am using Windows 7 64bit

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Sam at 18:12:58 on 2012-12-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.2047.628 [GMT 0:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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A:Intermittent audio clips

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Hello everyone:

I have a older Dell Windows XP Media Center Edition PC 2002 SP3. I don't really use this PC much except to watch TV when I'm in my home office working on my HP laptop. We have a wireless home network.

The sound for the Dell comes through a set of Yamaha external speakers.

The TV has always worked perfectly. The other day, the audio began to wink in and out -- loud static now alternates with perfect-sounding audio. This happens maybe two or three times in a minute. Sometimes the sound goes out entirely, leaving just a clicking noise from the speakers.

The TV picture is fine. There's no discernable pattern to the winking in and out.

I have the PC set to automatic Windows updates and I think some update did run in the past few days as well, but aren't entirely sure.

I'm completely at a loss as to where to start trying to solve this. I've read some on the Internet and people seem to get some results with driver updates for the sound card. I've also read that corrupt codecs can cause the problem as well. Having said that, I also have to confess that I'm not all that technical, but can follow step-by-step procedures pretty well.

Can anyone suggest a course of action? Your help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.



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I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer after reformatting it.
The installation is successful but there is no Audio.
When i click on the properties of the Sound & Audio,
the error says: "Cannot start this device. Code 10".

I have tried to update it through Windows update, but there is no update for the audio driver,
it always says 'Your Audio Driver is Up to Date'.

I have manually tried to download and install the Audio Realtek HD sound Driver,
Still does not work.

Please Help!!

A:No Audio after installing Windows 7

Let's make sure that your playback devices are enabled.

Right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar > Select 'Playback Devices'
In the empty space, Right-click and select both 'Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices'
Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now? You may need to enable both of these.

You can also try the troubleshooter to discover any connection issues that may exist, instructions are below:

Click 'Start' > Select 'Control Panel'
Type troubleshooting in the top-right search field > Select 'Troubleshooting'
Click 'Hardware and Sound' > Select 'Playing Audio'

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Occasionally when I start up my computer, before the bios beep plays and before the computer is displaying anything on the monitor, I hear a loud, solid buzzing noise that occurs for around 2 seconds, pauses for a short period and then another 2 second buzz. It is always twice, but does not always occur on startup. My computer logs no disk errors, all the fans seem to be running correctly, and this problem does not occur at any point when the computer is running. Is this a problem that is worth further looking into or is it something that I can safely ignore?

The buzzing does not appear to be coming from the front of my case, where my disk drive, CD drive, and GPU are located. It only happens the first time I boot up my computer for the day (I boot several times a day, at least twice), so it may have to do with time between boots. My computer has been idling at about 38 Celsius, and I have only noticed this problem as the weather has gotten colder in my location.

A:Loud buzz on startup before windows loads

I figured it out, my cpu seems to be off balance. I will clean it or if that does not work replace it

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Gday all
I have an ideapad Y530 that is currently experiencing audio issues.
I recently upgraded from Vista to 7 Ultimate and ever since the audio only works about 1 and 10 times. I have found many posts on the net with similar issues but nothing exatly like mine. All speakers have been enabled, audio driver updated and every type of trouble shooting tried.
Basically i start the computer, get the Lenovo boot-up jingle, then no sound. But every ten starts, or so, the sound works perfectly?
The only other strange thing i notice is that if i plug in speakers and put the volume on FULL i can hear sound ever so faintly.
Feels like some sort of conflict but i cannot find one. Its as if Windows 7 loads the driver sometimes and not others, but if so why is the sound faint when i plug in speakers? Should i open the laptop to search for physical damage between the motherboard and speaker connections?
Very confused???
Cheer for an ideas.

A:Window 7 upgrade now intermittent audio?????

I wouldn`t go ripping apart your pc. You could destroy it. I doubt if there is anything wrong with it physically.

Did you do an upgrade from Vista or did you install 7 from the dvd. Uninstall the drivers again and reboot the pc. Use windows update to install the drivers again or go to the Lenova website and download them. You have to keep trying.

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I am experiencing a problem where about 50% of the time I boot up my XPS 13 9343, I have a red X over the speaker icon and no audio.  If I mouse over the icon it says "No audio output device is installed."

Looking at the Realtek HW Audio Codec in Device Manager, it says:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)
{Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful."

After seeing this, I uninstalled and deleted the driver through the Device Manager.  I re-installed the driver from the Dell site (9343_Audio_Driver_X22K2_WN32_7422.118.0_A01.EXE).  I am still experiencing the issue.

Is anybody else seeing the same thing?

A:Intermittent no audio on XPS 13 9343 (2015)

Good day , Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum!
Please let me know from when the problem started and what operating system is currently installed on this computer? 
Awaiting your reply,

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I have a Dell 2400 series desktop, rus Windows XP, ISP is AT&T U Verse and use a protected network within the home that connects two computers. Several times a day, for anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, whether I am at the computer or not, the computer plays an audio feed that sounds like it is from some internet news/feature station. I have run anti-virus, anti-spyware and found nothing. When the "voices" begin I have tried looking at the info regarding the network to see if I'm somehow picking up feed form another neighbor's network, but nothing looks amiss there. The other computer in the house does not have this problem. I can use the computer while these episodes occur. Suggestions?

A:Strange & intermittent audio streaming

Probably something to do with your T Uverse - Maybe you have something checked in the application or maybe there working on something that's causing the freak occurrences. Are you saying the music and or voices happen even when the system is shut down? Jazz

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I re-installed windows and my speakers no longer work, I have been told by friends i need to install sound cards, drivers, etc. But I dont have a clue on exactly waht to download and where to download it from. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Additional Imformation

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name K-C8070B56C99D4
System Manufacturer AOPEN_
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1470 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix/Award Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 11/22/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name K-C8070B56C99D4\Kel
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 477.54 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.90 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

aavmker4 avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor c:\windows\system32\drivers\aavmker4.sys Kernel Driver Yes System Running OK Normal No Yes
abiosdsk Abiosdsk Not Available Kernel Driver No Disabled Stopped OK Ignore No No
abp480n5 abp480n5 Not Available Kernel Driver No Disabled Stopped OK Normal No No
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A:[SOLVED] No Audio After Re-installing Windows, Please Help

and welcome to the Forum

Is this a branded PC? . . if so, what brand and model

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook. I did this without noticing it was muted. Now I have no audio. I have tried downloading a variety of vista compatible Conexant High-Definition Audio drivers and as yet none have worked.

The audio icon in my taskbar has a red circle with a white cross in it. When I try to install the latest driver through windows task manager it says I have the latest one. When I do a windows update I get no difference. Not really sure what I should do now. I'm out of ideas. Help? Please?

A:HP Audio isn't working after installing Windows 7

Have you tried downloading the dirvers from the HP website? I had to do that in the past..?

Select software and drivers HP Pavilion dv2000 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Background: A little while ago, the audio on my Windows XP Pro SP2 system
stopped working. I was using the on-board audio card and never had a problem
before. Then, the audio device just wasn't recognized by windows anymore.
When I went to the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" window from the
Control Panel, it would tell me that no audio device was detected. Looking
in the Device Manager, however, under the "Sound, Video and Game Controllers"
section, all drivers were installed properly, with no IRQ conflicts, and no
yellow exclamation points on any of the sound devices or codecs. I also
verified that my speakers were working on another system, obviously, and
ensured that the audio card was enabled in my motherboard's BIOS. I
downloaded the latest drivers for my motherboard (and on-board audio card),
uninstalled and successfully re-installed those drivers multiple times.
Still no sound! I even went out and bought a new PCI audio card, installed
it, downloaded and installed the latest drivers for it. STILL no luck. This
is when I really began to scratch my head.

Next, I tried a to do a non-destructive "Repair" of Windows using that
option from the Windows XP setup CD. I got errors doing that , and I gave up
after several attempts. Finally, on a cloned backup hard drive, I
re-installed Windows completely. Lo and behold, the audio worked fine!

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This issue occurs with unit with skylake processor.(Eg: HP ProBook 430, 440, 450, 470 G3) Please follow  these steps to try resolve the issue :  1.Disable Intel Smart Sound (ISST) option in BIOS before installing Windows 7. 2. Restart the unit  3. Uninstall the unknown device from Device Manager. 4. Restart it once again.  

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I am really hoping if someone could help me with this issue that I am facing ever since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit).
I was using Windows XP Home edition prior to this.
After the installation of Windows 7, I saw in the Device Manager under the section "Sound" : Multimedia Audio Controller. This also had a yellow exclamation mark.

On my desktop, on the bottom right hand corner, if I click on the speaker icon (It has a red cross on it), it says "No audio devices are installed".

I have integrated sound card.

Can someone please tell me how to check what sound drivers I need and from where to install it?

I would really appreciate the help.

A:No audio after installing Windows 7 Ultimate

You find your driver at the mfgr's website.

Tell us what hardware you have and we can be helpful.

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Win Vista 32 Bit Home Premium

New build, Feb 2007

ASUS P5B motherboard with integrated audio.

When audio is absent, it is absent during the entire time the PC is on.. Audio may appear the next time the PC is booted. If audio is present, it is present during the entire time the PC is on. Audio may disappear the next time the PC is booted.

Event Viewer Information:
source: application error

ID 1000

Faulting application AUDIODG.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b44e, faulting module AUDIODG.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b44e, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00002120, process id 0x46c, application start time 0x01c832f1143adeee.

I have attached 2 minidumps.


A:Solved: intermittent re-starts & loss of audio

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A bit of back-story for you...

My PC is relatively old; Athlon XP 2500+, GeForce4400ti, 1GB RAM, but is more than capable of handling what I use it for (web browsing, playing videos, listening to music). It has had any number of operating systems, from Windows 98 all the way to Vista, and an innumerable amount of Linux distros. It's served its time.

For the last few months, I've been running a legit copy of XP and kept it entirely up to date, and it has been running more than fine. Suddenly, out of nowhere, whenever I load a program there is a loud crackle from the speakers, and the system becomes jerky for a couple of seconds (mouse isn't smooth, takes a long time to open an explorer window, etc). Once the program loads, everything goes back to normal. This happens with basically any program, including Firefox, emesene, Org, etc, and, when foobar is playing music, the music will stutter when the system 'hangs'.

Now when this happens, there is a processor spike, but the task manager doesn't show me from where, just that it happened. The system is definitely clean of malware, I am 100% sure of it. The only things I can think of is a dodgy/corrupt driver, broken Windows service or hardware failure of some description.

I was just wondering if anyone has encountered anything remotely similar, or have any idea what these symptoms may point to?

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A:Audio crackle/intermittent performance issues


Could the PC be overheating? Is the fan running?

You could dowload speedfan to see what the temperatures are. (Just leave the advanced settings alone)

Go to Control panel>system>hardware>device manager. Are there any yellow question marks or exclamation marks anywhere?

Run CheckDisk:

1. Start>Run... type cmd and press ENTER
2. The cmd window should open, type in chkdsk /r and press ENTER
3. Select y for "yes" ( shedule it at next boot) and press ENTER
4. Restart your PC and let checkdisk run.

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Hi there,

recently I've started noticing that when I'm using the Nvidia HD audio most times when I either start up a program or switch tabs on Chrome my audio distorts and gets slow, this happens across all audio platforms (iTunes, YouTube etc). It's driving me nuts and I'd like to try and find a fix. Tried reinstalling the latest Nvidia driver which didn't work at all. If anyone has any ideas I'm willing to try!


A:Intermittent distorted audio with Nvidia HD Sound.

I notice that along with the NVIDIA audio for HDMI you also list the Intel Display audio. If you are using the NVIDIA, the Intel display audio should be disabled, in the Device Manager. This may not fix your problem, but it will eliminate a potential conflict problem.

If you use the PC audio (Realtek) with speakers or headphones do you have the same problem?

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Hi guys!

First i want to apologize for my bad english since i'm italian

So.. I just installed windows7 ultimate and suddenly the right audio channel is not working.

1) I want to make clear i've tried different cables and headphones/speakers (i'm a producer so i've got plenty..) and i can't hear the right channel at all.

2) I tried to download latest version of Realtek and it didn't help

3) On audio configuration when i press the configure button and it starts helping me configuring it, when i tried the right audio channel i could hear it very low (like the left channel is at least 10 times higher). that is the only situation in wich i can hear something coming out from my right speaker (and is like a 90w monitor.. so i think i'll hear it otherwise)

4) Since i just installed everything i tried to format and re-install, but i got no results

5) I tried the bit/hz thing but with ANY configuration i don't get any result

6) And now a very odd thing: since i got an external audio interface i tried even with that. right channel still not working.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand now some hardware things that may be helpfull to help me (hopefull)

DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2500 MHz (12.5 x 200) 4800+
2gb RAM ddr2
MB: Asus M2N-MX SE Plus
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Audio Interface: nVIDIA nForce 6100-430 (MCP61P) - High Definition Audio Controller PCI (RealTek ALC662)

Did i forget anything?

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A:Audio right channel not working at all after installing windows 7

Update: now with the external audio interface is working on both channels in stereo

Now i wonder why without this isn't working fine on right channel.. :/

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I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on Toshiba Portege M500. However there is no audio came out although in the device manager it worked properly.

I have installed realtek audio driver but still no audio.

Could you please advise how to fix this issue? Thank you.

A:No audio after installing Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on Laptop

If you installed RealTek, it did not take. The generic basic function Windows installed High Definition Audio Device is all that is showing for sound. Are you sure this PC has RealTek?

Looking at the Device Manager listing, this PC has other unidentified device problems. If there are motherboard chipset drivers for this model, install them as a first step.

More on the specs of this PC is needed. I looked at the Toshiba site but there are many different Portage M500 models.

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i intalled the windows 10 to HP Core I3 laptop. So after installing I installed the Skype and conected my freinds in UK and Canada. so when we started the dialog I can hear very well my freind talking but he is not hearing my voice (audio is not working) thats the issueplease resolve, i downloaded drivers and installed again but still it does not help  please giude me how to resolve the problem thanks Sumathi.

A:how to resolve audio issue after installing windows 10

Sumathi1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about lack of sound and wanted to help -- but need more information. I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?If you did the upgrade, how long ago was that, and what was the prior OS? Also, please follow these instructions for finding the detailed product number of your laptop: Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HPģ Customer Support And finally, I need to know what sound drivers you are using, so please open Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Sound. In there, you should see Speakers.  CLick on that and then click the Properties button.  In there, you should have a section Controller Information, click the Properties button. Then click the Drivers button -- and tell me what it says.We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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I just installed the GameMuse DVD 5.1 driver to my Windows XP Pro because my sound wasn't working and now I can't get past the "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen. It will say video resolution not supported and then the only thing I can do is reboot.

This never happened before when I installed this driver, but it happened now after I installed and used Driver Genius Professional.

Please advise.

A:windows not starting right after installing new audio driver

Try these:

1. During startup, press F8 repeatedly (could be a different F-key, usually F8). If done right, you should come to a black screen with multiple selections, such as starting in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, networking, etc. Select the "Start with last known good configuration" option and press enter. See if that helps.

2. In the event the above does not work, then do the same thing again and start in safe mode. If it allows you to do so, go into the device manager (right-click on "My Computer", properties, click the Device Manger button), select the device you installed the driver for, and roll-back the driver.

3. In the event neither of the above worked, do the same thing again, and start in safe mode. This time, try system restore. Try restoring to a point BEFORE you installed the driver.

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I switched OS to Ubuntu for about a week, LoL didn't run well in Ubuntu so I reinstalled windows 8. When i open playback devices all I have is NVIDIA HDMI Output (port 0) and (port 1), both of which show unplugged and disabled. I have disabled and disconnected devices set to show, but those are all that show. I have reinstalled drivers, reinstalled windows, downloaded Realtek, enabled onboard audio in BIOS, but nothing has fixed the problem so far. When I boot into Ubuntu via USB, the audio works fine.

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Hi Everyone:

I have a Sony Vaio VPCL23CFX All-in-one desktop computer (See my SPECS).

I have an odd problem that I cannot seem to resolve. When I play a song, any song, or any MUSIC, for that matter, I get a popping/crackling noise every once in a while. Sometimes it won't happen for a minute, then it will happen every 5 or 10 seconds and then it will stop, then it will start back up again with the every 10 seconds and then not for a minute thing.

It NEVER happens when no music is playing, for example, during a movie when there is no soundtrack playing or if I am watching a Youtube video that has no music. I get the same popping/crackling noise whether it is though the computer speakers or through the headphones.

Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this to happen or how I might get it to stop?



A:Intermittent popping/crackling noise during audio playback

Popping and crackling, if you look over the old posts here, is a frequent issue. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem.

Among many potential issues, sound drivers (make sure you have the correct sound driver from Sony), video drivers, Wi-Fi, power supply, external source such as a wireless phone or cell phone close by.

On the audio, if you only have the generic Windows installed "HD Audio Codec" that is the first place to start. Get the correct sound driver. What you list for the Sound Card is not really what it is, correct designation is "RealTek", according to the Sony site.

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i have a sony vaio, after i installed windows 7, it shows no audio output, diagnostic indicates driver problem. try to check the driver, said it is up to date. The sony support say they need to "install compatible windows components and reconfigure the settings in the computer", with a fee. I do not think it is worth it for this older computer to do that (A plan of one year service of $149.99).
Is there something we can do here to resolve the problem?
thank you very much

A:after installing windows 7 optimum, no audio out put, device is not installed

more info:
with the troubleshooting, it said:"SoundMax Integrated digital audio has a driver problem", maybe the driver is not compatible with windows 7. or do i have to get a new sound card?

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Guys, I have problem with Realtek HD audio when sound plays. The sound skippies on some areas.

Please reply.

A:Sound Skippies on Windows 7 after installing Realtek HD audio

Sound is always on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Depending on what the higher priority device is it could be interrupting the sound.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry and then LEFT click "Uninstall" DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. Sometimes this puts sound on a different shared IRQ and fixes the problem.

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Hello,Yesterday my computer started playing audio intermittently. It seemed to be chunks of radio or TV broadcasts. I ran a full Malwarebytes scan, and it found a couple of objects which it removed.Files Detected: 2C:\ProgramData\doeR23dF.exe (Heuristics.Shuriken) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\0.645282714424513.exe (Heuristics.Shuriken) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Then I ran Rooter. The log from Rooter seemed ok; nothing was found but there were several entries of the following type that seemed odd to me (although I freely admit that I don't know anything):______ ?????????? (5104)______ ?????????? (4132)______ ?????????? (4192)______ ?????????? (4380)______ ?????????? (4716)Finally I ran a scan with Hijack This. I will post the log below.I checked what processes were running on my computer, and found multiple instances of IE running, along with an executable called doeR23dF.exe. I never use IE, so I disabled it via the control panel. The random audio stopped.As of my last rebooting, Malwarebytes alerts me constantly (this happens about every minute or minute and a half) of the following malicious process being blocked:2012/06/22 02:31:14 -0400 LAPTOP Mick IP-BLOCK (Type: outgoing, Port: 59936, Process: svchost.exe)I posted about this last night, but in the wrong area, and Bleeping Computer staff directed me to the Preparation Guide. So I have now run dds.s... Read more

A:Multiple IEs running unprovoked, doeR23dF.exe (?), intermittent streams of audio

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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: At the ... Read more

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So, an old computer. Lately been having some serious problems with it. The most frustrating one, is that all audio from video playback, will hang for about two seconds, every forty seconds or so. This makes all video files unwatchable. I have no idea what to do. I use a USB headset, and figuring that was the problem, unplugged it, and jacked earbuds into the headphone jack. No change. I've updated all driver, run malware and virus scans. All come back clean. The issue does not occur when playing YouTube videos.

Attached zip file contains MSINFO file, and Event Viewer System log, because browsing the forum, those get asked for a lot.

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help


A:Intermittent audio hang when playing video files, but not YouTube

Its not a PC sound card problem if it happens with USB headset. When using USB headset you are bypassing the PC's sound card and going digital. The conversion to analog is done inside the headset.

Although sound is affected, its some other PC system problem. The first thing I see is only 2GB of RAM. With only 2GB of RAM you are at real world bare minimum for a 32 bit OS and really pushing it with a 64 bit OS that uses more memory. There is very little left for programs. The only reason to use a 64 bit OS is if you have more than 4GB of RAM.

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Hello I am looking for some help with installing Microsoft operating systems!
I want to use Windows PE or some other software that will meet my needsí!
Currently Microsoft Windows PE is not one on that list and it will not support my needsí!
Bartís PE will not work as well!
Maybe DOS, Linux (Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.2. Linux Distribution) or other can work but do not know just started this project!
The installations that is going to be used is; USB, CD and Network install
The pre operating environment will need support for programs and software that are capable of supporting the same funcksions as the onesí listed!
NVDA portable or software that supports the basic equivalent
Zoom portable, or equivalent.
The last one is the AUDIO support in the pre environment
This is only 3 requirements to be met canít be to hard!

A:Installing Microsoft operating systems! Windows PE audio and drivers!

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Just like the title says, I don't want the realtek audio drivers as it completely messes with my audio and also doesn't correctly switch when i plug in headphones for example.
It also doesn't allow for the 'speaker fill' enhancement to be used when playing stereo content through surround sound.

Windows itself does a far better job as opposed to realtek.

Every time i uninstall realtek it automatically gets reinstalled.

Sorry Microsoft, you don't know best.

A:How to stop Windows 10 automatically installing Realtek audio drivers?

Stop Windows From Automatically Updating Your Hardware Drivers | Lifehacker Australia

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Hi ,

I have Dell Inspiron 3521 , i5, and I am having tremendous amount of trouble with Bluetooth audio.
I downloaded original drivers from dell website but facing same trouble. I found a lot of solution from Google but all are useless for me.
I have windows 7 64bit service pack 1
I am using this window with administrator user
Do others have the same issue? Any work being done on this?

A:Windows Encountered Problem Installing Bluetooth Audio Driver

Did this work at one time and now does not and the reason for installing the driver? Or has this never worked? It does make a difference.

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Hey guys, we'll see how good a post this is...

On vacation in October, spilled a *little* water in the keyboard of this laptop. Powered it off IMMEDIATELY and flipped it over.
For about two days it refused to boot.
On the third day it rose again; all was well except... no audio. (In the speakers or headphones.)
Naturally I assumed it was kaput.

But lo! Occasionally we'd hear a system sound. Rare, but not often. And very quiet.
After fiddling around for a few weeks I gave up on minor fixes and reinstalled Windows.

STILL the rare-and-very quiet audio. Actually, only the speakers are very quiet; IF I get sound AND I have headphones plugged in, they're just as loud as ever.

My FIRST thought is that it's a hardware issue. But that doesn't explain why a system "click" or login sound will play, and then two seconds later nothing... does it? Sometimes the sound will work for hours, and sometimes literally only for one system sound....

If I go into control panel -> sounds, the little "levels" meter next to "Speakers" dances around happily when something should be playing...

Last bit of information: when I have the headphones plugged in, I can tell if I'll get audio or not, because it seems like power to the jack must cut on and off (power saving feature?) since sometimes I'll hear a quiet hissss (and know that audio will work) but most of the time there is no hisss and no audio.

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A:Intermittent/random audio (speaker&headphones) [Dell Mini 9, Prof x32)

The water has caused either motherboard damage and/or damage to the connector for the speakers (and possibly other connectors). The PC will have to be disassembled and the motherboard and connectors cleaned (at a minimum).

Considering the age and what type it is (mini), time for a new one.

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I have just installed the audio driver for my motherboard, restarted the computer and it seems that driver doesn't do anything at all. I have the speaker icon in the tray bar with a red 'x' on it, and it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Why is that? I tried the driver that's on the motherboard CD and also the one from Realtek's website, and while they are different versions, the problem is identical.

Please advise.

A:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

You have posted in Windows 7 forum but your spec says
OS: Windows Vista
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD2400XT
2. Is it the same system please but with 7, if NOT please post the spec
3. What does device manager show please for sound - on the entry there

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Hi, i installed the windows 7.. and windows automatic install a driver for my sb live but.. i dont have any creative control.. and.. the sound.. its very bad.. i dont know how to fix it.. and im trying to get the driver from sb and.. it seems like is just for 64 bits OS anyone know what i can do? thanks

A:Buzz with SB Live! 5.1

If you can post exactly what sound card you have, I'll find the drivers for you. As far as the drivers that Windows 7 installed, you'll need to do this:

Start button > Right-click: Computer > Properties > In System window, upper left-hand corner > Device Manager > Expand "Sound, video and game controllers" >

You'll either see your sound card, or something along the lines of "High Definition Audio Device"

Right-click and select "Uninstall"


As for the drivers that you need, you didn't mention what sound card you have so it's difficult to search and see what you mean by them only offering 64-bit drivers, which is quite frankly ridiculous, so we'll find you some 32bit drivers, but they will more than like be for Vista, and you'll just have to hope they work on Windows 7.

Go here Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster and select the link at the bottom of the page "If your product is not listed above, click here" for Sound Blaster Live!

1. Select "Live!" from the list
2. Select your version of Live!
3. Click Next
4. Download your drivers
5. Install, restart, and cross your fingers!

Hope this helps.

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Recently I have notice a significant background buzzing coming from my USB Microphone.

It is a CAD U37 and usually is very clear, I am wondering if this could happen if it has been banged or dropped?
and hopefully if there is someway of fixing it.

I do my recording in Mixcraft 5, and I've had no hardware changes or anything like that.
If you need any more information, please ask. I also could put up some short sound clips of the buzzing if that would help.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Microphone Buzz

I installed some speakers for someone the other day and there was a weird buzzing coming out of them. Turns out the speaker cable and the VGA cable were wrapped up for a few inches. Separating them fixed it. Check your cables out

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I tried following a previous thread on the forum but it's too advanced and/or it didn't apply to what I was looking at on my screen.

I have an Insignia desktop microphone and I'm on an HP laptop Windows 7, I think. The power cord is worn at the joint and it's taped with electrical tape. I don't want to buy another power cord unless I'm sure that's the reason for the buzz.


A:Microphone buzz

The laptop power cord? If so, disconnect the power cable and run from battery.

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Hey guys. I bought a Microlab 5.1 speakers 6 months ago and they worked beautifully. But lately sometimes all of them buzz The buzz is pretty small and lasts for about 1 sec but it's very annoying. From time to time the buzz appears and it interrupts the sound of movies or music I enjoy and that drives me crazy. I shut the computer down then unplug all of the wires of the speakers out of my motherboard, turn the amplifier on to check if my computer has something to do with that but the buzz keeps appearing, so I think my computer is innocent. Please help. What do I do?

A:My speakers buzz :(

Have you tryed uninstalling your sound controller and then reinstalling? I had this same problem with a different brand of speakers. Mine started doing this when I plugged in the audio cable to my laptop while the speakers power was on and heard a pop sound. I first thought I busted the speakers but after resarting computer it stopped far a while. I finally was so annoyed by the sound I uninstalled the controller and reinstalled and no problems since.

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I get buzz from four of my speakers, but not the fifth.
Seems like the buzz is coming not because of the speakers, but because of the socket where i connect it to (feel free to correct me if I use wrong terminology ).

I have 5 sockets at the back of the subwoofer (which is like the main body of the whole system), each socket is for a different speaker.
There's one socket that no matter which speaker I connect to it, it will not buzz (well, it will, but really quietly). However, the other four buzz really loud no matter what speaker I connect to them, but not equally loud (some are louder than the others).

I tried to plug to a different AC plug at home and turn off other electronic devices as suggested in other threads but it didn't change anything.

I opened one of the speakers and it was very clean inside, no dust, no damage, no tears or anything.

Tried to play with making it louder and quiter and plugging and unplugging other speakers - nothing changes.

Note that the system is quite old (about 6 years).

Could it be that the problem is in the sockets? If yes, what can I do about it?


A:Buzz from 4 out 5 speakers

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Buzz in speakers

This has been a long term problem. The buzz intensifies with mouse movements and is non existent with steady cpu usage-like games or playing music. The buzz exists even when sound is muted on the tray.If I turn the sound down at the speaker, the buzz is reduced to tolerable levels, but the setting is too low to hear properly.

My system :
AMD K6-2/500
512 mb PNY ram
Gigabyte 5A GAA MB with 7b bios[the last for this board and a beta]
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Zoom usb modem
Samsung CDRW
Savage S3 2000 vid card-AGP
Speakers are Magitronic
Sound card is ASOUND Express II2002
Logitech optical mouse[ps/2]

This buzz has followed me thru numerous changes over the last several years:
Up graded processor
Hard drive
upgraded bios several times
Two other sound cards-an isa soundblaster and a pci generic[ no change in results]
Replaced defective power supply unit
Several pci video cards
serial mouse
KVM switch
APC ups
Plantonics USB headset[sound card is bypassed while it's plugged in- so the buzz stops while the headset is in use]

This is a list of my IRQ's:
0 System timer
1 PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 (free)
4 (free)
5 Crystal SoundFusion(tm) Game Device
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 (free)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus
10 S3 Inc. Savage2000
10 Lucent USB Open Host Controller
10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
11 Crystal SoundFusion(tm) PCI Audio Accelerator
11 ACPI IRQ Hold... Read more

A:Buzz in speakers

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ok, i just got 2 gigs of corsair ram (x2 1gig) and its emiting a low repeting buzzing sound, can anyone tell me the problem?

A:just got new ram, emmiting low buzz when in

Make sure the RAM is inserted all the way into the slot, and that both clips are firmly in place, it could just be that the stick is vibrating.

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ok i'm going to start from the begining and hopfully i can get some help. yesterday when i got home from work i logged into my computer and started playing my game World of Warcraft. about an hour into the game my computer just shut off. i tried to reboot it and when it got to the desktop it just froze. i shut it off again with a hard shut off and when i tried to turn it back on all i get is this buzzing sound and nothing. i let it go all last night and tried again this morning before work and it did the same thing. it doesn't load anything and the screen stays black just a buzzing sound that buzz about 3 times then stops and still nothing. just hopeing i can get any sort of assistance for this. i'm running windows vista on a xps system from dell of course. thx you

A:computer won't come on and just buzz

Hi Blackfrost, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Do the fans spin up or leds come on?

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Hello. I just bought a new 2.1 system from logitech, Z523. The system works fine but i noticed that when the system is turned off the subwoofer makes a buzz but you can hear it only if you are very very close to it.
The strange thing is that when i turn the system on is stops making that noise. Anyway the noise doesn't bother me because you can hear is only when you stay with your ear next to it, but i was curious if this is something normal. Anyway the system sounds fine, the only thing is when i turn the volume to maximum there is noise in the speakers but thats normal from interferences right?

A:Subwoofer buzz

Is the subwoofer powered by A/C from the wall?

The symptom sounds like a broke ground (common/lead) to an active amplifier.
When the system is actice, the speaker lead is grounder by the computer but when
not running, the amplifier is still left active and the center lead is an antenna.

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Amazing! I have a keyboard amp attached to my computer for better sound, (the amp is a nice big black box like you have in a band) and I use a plastic CD case as the computer's mouse pad. When I roll the mouse across the plastic CD, a buzz is generated in the first I thought it was interference from my mobile about to ring, before cause-and-effect showed that the buzzing tracked along with my mouse, i can tap out an SOS in buzzes by gliding the mouse in alternate short and long distances over the surface of the plastic CD!

I'm not a scientist - can anyone explain this to me? the amp and mouse are metres apart, and only connected in the most distant way in the bowels of the computer. ie the amp plugs straight in to the audio out of the soundcard, while the mouse plugs in at the usual mouse plug place....

A:mouse causes amp buzz

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I'm hearin' a new song in my case... It's a Dell Dim 2400, 4 y/o, P4, to which I've just added two HD's, and two [in-spec] ramsticks.

No operational problems; just the buzz/hum sound. It's not rhythmic, or regular. Does it when idling, or photo editing.

And nothing shows in tasman... I'm thinkin' it's my original HD, although it does NOT make the same sound as a HD that's busy - like defragin', or a crash from an app that's wrong. Just a buzz, or hum.

Any ideas?


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HI my pc is making a load buzzing noise I switched it off earlier on because I thought it might blow up what could it be any help appreciated as usual

A:buzz buzzz

Make and model of computer?
Laptop or Desktop?
Where is the sound coming from?

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When the power supply is connected to the notebook, a buzz comes through the jack connected to my system.
When disconnecting the power supply, the buzz goes away.

A:HP 6110 buzz

knibbsa said:

a buzz comes through the jack connected to my system.Click to expand...

What kind of jack and what are you connecting to it?

Could just be a grounding issue if the buzz is coming from an audio output jack and you are connecting it to some type of amplifier that has its own AC power source.

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With Aero enabled on my Win7 machine I get an annoying buzzing noise that sounds like electrical interference. Aero seems to be causing static interference between my monitor & speakers. The higher the brightness setting and speaker volume the louder the noise gets

When using a basic non-Aero theme there is no interference. Had the same monitor and speaker set-up on my old WinXP system and never had this issue.
Edit: The buzzing noise comes through the speakers.

A:Aero Buzz

Quote: Originally Posted by Graviton

With Aero enabled on my Win7 machine I get an annoying buzzing noise that sounds like electrical interference. Aero seems to be causing static interference between my monitor & speakers. The higher the brightness setting and speaker volume the louder the noise gets

When using a basic non-Aero theme there is no interference. Had the same monitor and speaker set-up on my old WinXP system and never had this issue.
Edit: The buzzing noise comes through the speakers.

Its probably a driver issue. re-install audio, and video drivers. Of course check cables, etc
ken J

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I am having buzz noise. It comes and goes while playing MP3. I have tried various drivers including SB Audigy Support Package2. I have installed Win7codecs 1.0 Alpha. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

My PC comes with integrated AC'97 sound card and it does not have the above problem. Only problem with this built-in sound card is that it does not come with sound equalizer software. Is there any equalizer software which works with AC'97?

A:Buzz noise - SB Audigy 2 ZS

Try to install in compatibility mode for Vista.

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Hi, I need some help, Here is the situation, I just moved and in process of setting up my pc the speakers just buzz when i turn on the power, ive been told that maybe i need to reinstall the sound card but i have no idea. the sound worked fine before the move. also someone suggested the sound card could've gotten fried from static electricity, anyhow i have no clue what to do, any help would be much appreciated! thank you

A:No sound, speakers buzz?

Are the speaker jacks plugged in completely and in the right hole(s)?

If your CD-ROM drive has a headphone connector then try your speakers there to rule out the soundcard.

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Hi, Just recieved my brand new HP laptop gen 4 and am very pleased but there seems to be a 'buzzing' coming from the internal speakers when anything loud/basey is played. it seems like when a small, cheap speaker is trying to deal with a more complex range of sounds, treble middle and base at the same time. I don't know if you can help, i don't want to return it as it seems perfect. thanks in advance Bailey 

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Hello all! Here's my prob:
I just upgraded my system and bought new case+psu (550W no-brand) for a new MoBo (asrock sata2-glan) + new CPU athlon 64 x2 5200 + Sapphire Ati x1950pro + Maxtor DiamondMax SATA HD 250 GB + 2GB ram but no need to get into configuration that much. I'm using my SB Audigy from previous system and a maxtor PATA hd of 200 GB, and my logitech 5.1 speaker system which has always done good w previous pc. Now I mounted all that stuff on my own and when i turned it on it all went smooth until i turned the speakers on and started hearing a buzz at 0 to low volume and at max volume. when the knob is around the middle it almost goes away, but i hope there's a way to wipe it out w/o having to become deaf. I bought a new APC plug but it did no good apart from letting me know i have no grounding in my wall plug. The buzz seems to be the amplification of my CPU fan and to test that i've opened my case and put a fan in front of it. As the temp went down so did the RPM of the Cpu fan (cool'n'quiet technology i suppose) and so did the pitch in the buzz. I also noticed when i switched the various speed of my fan it caused a crack in the speakers (like electric charges..dunno). Last thing I noticed is when i plug headphones in the on-speaker jack the sound is OK and clean. Hope you can help me, this is driving me crazy!

A:Continuous buzz from speakers

Any ideas, anybody, anytime?

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Hey all. Im trying to get a quiet system. It's going well. I used to have my 6800gt agp RPM slider set at full when i first got it and when i wasn't into getting a quiet system. However, when I put the fan RPM slider to the lowest setting a buzzing noise appears which annoys me, it ruins the quietness i have at the moment. The buzz noise goes away only when the RPM slider is at the upper end, but then the fan is just too noisy in general. Does anyone know what might be causing this buzz when the RPM slider is set to low.

Thank You.

A:6800gt agp buzz noise

i have the same problem with my video card but instead of the fan speed the higher FPS im at the louder the noise gets

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If you don't want your address book exposed to all of your Gmail contacts, I suggest you disable Buzz. This reminds me of Facebook harvesting all of your email addresses. You will see a link at the very bottom of the main page of your Gmail for Buzz. Click on it and another page will open. Then another page will open if you choose to remove Buzz. Sort of a scary warning about removing your profile. If you are like me and just use the email, chooseto remove the public profile. Looks like there a lot of users concerned with this privacy breach. See the article in link below.Privacy group files FTC complaint on Google Buzz course, many of us have more than one Gmail account. Check all of them for Buzz.

A:Google Buzz--How to Disable

Heard about this on UK Radio 4 today.

Went to my Gmail and clicked on 'Turn Off Buzz' at the bottom of the page.
Later on, checked again and it was still Off and the option is there at the bottom
to 'Turn On Buzz'.

Is it therefore necessary to 'remove the public profile', as it is now disabled?

Didn't get any other pages opening, it just disappeared from the list above Inbox.

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i have turned the internet upside down looking for a solution to this. i only found one thread and no solution. my problem is that my soundcard is picking up interference. when the fan kicks on, immediately my speakers emmit a loud and constant high pitched buzzing until the fan stops. all my drivers and windows are/is up to date. the sound is there if i plug in headphones or external speakers. i can get rid of it by muting the speakers, but if i want to listen hear music or watch a video i have to tolerate the sound whenever the fan runs, which is often. my computer is pretty old. circa 2005 i think. as such i'm not expecting a quick fix answer but i can't afford a new one and i love my computer. it still suits my needs perfectly aside from this buzzing. please help!

hp pavilion dv1000 notebook
Intel M Centrino 1.86Ghz
1 Gb ram, 100 GB hdd
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3

A:speakers buzz whenever fan kicks on

To me sounds like its bad power coming from the power supply causing the fan to run and emite the hissing noise through the speakers sort of like when you turn on a vacuum and the lights dime because there all on the same circuit if you understand what I mean?

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Hello, I recently installed Ubuntu Linux... and didn't like it so I switched back to XP. When I switched back every time I try to record audio it only records a BUZZ sound, I have tried every setting. And this is on Microsoft sound recorder and Audacity. Do you think you can help me?

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I have the problem of the PC freezing with an annoying buzz. It does this alot. If I do a system restore it stops for about a day and then starts again. I tried all that I could think of. nothing works. It normaly does it when a program is running but I have had it right when the computer is turned on! please help
some one........ anyone?

A:Freezing with annoying buzz

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Sound worked fine before installing XP Pro SP3......after instal, no audio.

No audio after installing XP Pro SP3 (from disc) on an IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad.

IBM/Lenovo drivers from Lenovo Support site for "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus"

are not recognized when trying to install audio device.

Tried installing Microsoft drivers from Microsoft support site and got the same results.

Please help. Thank you.

A:no audio after installing XP Pro SP3 to IBM T60

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with yellow marks? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
Either way, download the Audio driver for your computer and any other drivers from the Lenovo site.

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I just reinstalled xp and restarted everything and then suddenly I have no sound. I remember there was this program I have to install to get sound but I forgot the name. Anyone got a program they can recommend? I don't have sound right now.

A:I need help installing audio.

If you know the manufacturer of your sound card, go to their website and look for the proper driver. If you don't know the manufacturer, look in Device Manager in your PC. In Win 98 go to: Start, settings, control panel, system, click the device manager tab, look under sound, video and game controllers. Don't know the exact procedure in Win XP, but hope this helps, T.

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my motherboard is a Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (Socket AM3) ATX Motherboard

it didnt use to make this noise but i used privazer with all advanced settings enabled and i deleted my pagefile and disabled hibernation, i dunno if my pc i s messed up or what now its not even a week old, starting to think these cleaners do more harm than good it also deleted all my restore points and even when i do system restore it never works only gives me an error

A:pc starts up it makes a buzz sound

dragonx1983 said:

my motherboard is a Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (Socket AM3) ATX Motherboard

it didnt use to make this noise but i used privazer with all advanced settings enabled and i deleted my pagefile and disabled hibernation, i dunno if my pc i s messed up or what now its not even a week old, starting to think these cleaners do more harm than good it also deleted all my restore points and even when i do system restore it never works only gives me an errorClick to expand...

First time when i used Privazer I experienced the Hell Side of my pc, Luckilly i had creaded a Privazer restorepoint and registry backup before the cleanup action was initiated. U can re-enable hibernation in the Advanced option >>Memory Indexing, followed by unchecking pagefiles.sys , this woul help regain some strength of ur pc. It will regain its speed after a few start ups as the cache memore is to be refilled.

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Hello- I have an old Toshiba Satellite (about 8 year old). I do not have external speakers. The other day, I noticed that the usual sounds coming from my laptop (Windows starting up, AOL greeting, etc) and news videos all have a gargly sound to them now. I can still understand what's being said, or recognize the particular greeting, etc., but could this be a software issue, or hardware? Does my laptop have a speaker that could be cracked? Back in the "old days," this kind of gargle/buzz underlying sound coming from a speaker usually meant the speaker was cracked. Any way for me to tell? Thanks

A:Toshiba speaker/sound buzz

Maybe your speakers are going defective. You may want to try an external speaker or headphones to see if you have the same problem or not.

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Hi. I just got a new Dell system with a 19" monitor. Things work well except when I am on a page that is a bright color, like white or yellow- my monitor makes a low buzzing or humming noise. I have tried all the resolution settings, resizing my desktop, moving cables, speakers, etc away from the monitor- still no luck... Dell support says there is nothing wrong. PS: I don't hear dogs barking all night in the alley behind my house! But this buzzing is a real bother!!

A:{RESOLVED} Monitor Buzz/Humming

I would say for you to just replace it and forget the hassles of trying to fix it. It could be your video card but try another monitor first on your computer, and if it still happens with your other monitor then you know its the video card. If it doesn't happen agian then you know its the monitor. Please let me know what happens.


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I switched on my PC for the first time today, and something inside started making a nasty buzz like an alarm clock going off. It was a continuous noise and went on until the desktop had finished loading up and then the noise stopped dead. There doesn't seem to be anything else wrong, it's all working fine.
It was fine yesterday, and I've not installed any new hardware at all. I tried giving the inside a quick vacuum in case it was just dust in the fan, but it did it again.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Nasty buzz when switching on

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Ever since I've owned my Acer AL2032WA(i think that's the model, it's a 20'' widescreen), whenever I power it on, i hear an electrical buzz in my power supply. I've even tried plugging the monitor and power supply's on two separate Monster Power surge surpressors/noise reducers, but, the buzz is still there for the first minute that the monitor is on. Oddly, this even occurs when the pc is off/power supply switch is off. The only conclusion I can think of, is that the monitor is causing either EM interference, or it's sending noise into the computer via the DVI cable...

My noisetaker psu just died abruptly for no reason, and the old whisper series I'm using until I get an RMA experiences the same buzzing that the noisetaker did. Since I've owned the monitor, I've owned used two different video cards, and two different motherboards with it, and in both combinations, i hear a buzz when i first turn the monitor on, or when it comes out of standby...

could this be hurting my psu?

A:Monitor Causes Power Supply to Buzz

Some CRTs degauss themselves every time they turn on. So yes, it is probably the degaussing circuits inducing or emitting some noise.

See if you get the buzz with the DVI cable unplugged. If it still buzzes, then the cause is EM radiation and it's nothing to worry about.

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I hope this is the right section to post this in!

I have a Toshiba laptop and the speakers on it aren't so great, so I plug in my Harman Kardon speakers that I got with another computer. The only place I can plug-in my speakers are in the headphones jack. Whenever my speakers are plugged in, I heard this extremely annoying loud noise that is kindof similar to the old AOL Dial-up sound. This sound never goes away, and I have to turn up the sound on my music to not hear it anymore.

Weirdly, when I unplug my laptop from the power the sound stops. What the heck?

Anyway, what could this noise be? Is it sounds my computer is making, my wireless internet, some type of silver plug-in thingy? (both my speaker plug-in and power plug-in for my laptop have silver ends to plug in, if that means anything)

How can I get rid of this noise? It's really really annoying.


A:Speaker buzz noise from laptop

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For a while now I have been having a problem where if I am in a program (seems mostly to be in games that want lots of resources) my computer will suddenly freeze and an awful buzzing noise will begin to come out of my speakers(NOT from the case). I saw a post about something like this from a previous user, but he said that the noise came from his case speaker, so it seems that mine is different. My system specs are as follows:

Athlon XP 2100+
GeForce4 Ti4400
512mb RAM
80 GB HD
Audigy Sound Card

And her is my DXDiag:

System Information
Time of this report: 5/18/2003, 19:14:21
Machine name: PHELPS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 77MB used, 1173MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: /Silent
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0901 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab... Read more

A:Buzz or Continuous beep and freeze

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I get really bad buzz whenever I play a game. It does it when I am plugged into the sound card jacks and when I am plugged into the onboard realtek jacks. It didn't do it until I installed my new motherboard and cpu. It doesn't do it with my headphones plugged into the same jack. Is there anything I can do to resolve this? I looked up a few things like ground loop isolators, but from the reviews it seems like they degrade quality and I'm not sure if it would fix the buzz for me or not. It gets a lot quieter when I enable vsync.

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V mobo
intel core i3 2120
sapphire radeon 7850 1gb
corsair builder series cx600 psu
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty sound card

A:Solved: Speakers buzz when gaming

Have you tried lowering the frequency in the Realtek settings? I used to get horrible crackling in video games until I lowered the frequency and it solved it. Just right-click on the system tray icon and then check out the tabs. It's there somewhere

Also make sure your drivers are up to date.

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This issue seems to come and go. Sometimes it lasts for a long time before leaving for a long time. Generally it happens when the computer is under heavy load but it also occasionally happens when watching videos. Eventviewer never highlighted anything in particular except for me manually turning the computer off when it locks up.

I'm fairly certain it is related to software. I've run plenty of diagnostics and it all has come back clean. It doesn't happen when in safemode but the last few times I checked it froze when trying to load in "classpnp.sys". If there is anything I forgot to add then let me know.

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Yesterday, between my First Lich King kill, and going to play Gmod. My mic decided to start making a constant buzz noise. The mic still records sound, and works with Ventrilo skype, and windows recorder, but it makes a constant hum noise. The noise is as loud as my talking, If I make my mic louder, the hum gets louder.

I've tried:
Pluging my mic into the back of my computer, and the same buzz noise as the front. (But the sound from my headset speakers was alot better)
Uninstalled my driver and rebooted and it auto installed. Same noise.
I tested my headset on my laptop, and it works fine.
I download the lastest Realtek drivers and installed them. Still same noise.
I've tried doing a 20 dB boost. Same noise, just louder.

My friends in vent/skype say they can hear me talking, just a loud buzz noise is covering my voice.

I've tried recording my sound also, and it sounds the same.

I dont know what else to do! All it leaves is my sound card being wonky, but if it was broken. Wouldnt my sound suck also? not just my recording?

Please help.


I can record a sample, if needed.


I was just recording to see test it again, I noticed something wierd. When I move my hand closer to the mic, the buzz sound gets louder! I dont know why. Weird.

A:Realtek Soundcare Constant Buzz

poor shielding on the mic.
what kind of a mic is it?
one of those cheapos that come with computers?

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