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#1 welshpilot

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:43 PM

hi
recently i posted a request for help with a sound problem , i thank the people who replied but i am still unable to sole the problem and it has got worse , please read and i will start from the begining

i have a intel pentium 4 cpu 3.6Ghz , 2.0GB ram and a radeon X1650 series graphics card , the mother board is a ASUS P4S8X-X with on board sound i hve 2 hard drive one at 300GB the other 150GB I AM RUNNING WINDOWS xp WITH SERVICE PACK 2

A few weeks ago while useing flight simulator that whenm i changed views the sound would "break up and the picture stutter " this i thought would be a problem with the simulators confuiguration , but i have the same problem if i play music in windows media player the song stutters and breaks up and then plays fine , however if i open another application while it is playing then it happens again , i am now haveing the problem of if i start flight simulator then the sound goes off completly and i have to do a restart of the machine to get it back , allthough with the same problems as before . i have also noticed that sometimes the pc wants to do a scan disck check quite frequently and finds a few ~"bad sectors " it seems to do this every few days ???
i will be very gratefull for any help or advice as this is getting on my nerves , i am thinking it may be the on board sound makeing the trouble and would a sound card solve it ??
thanks in advance
Bryan

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:44 PM

Two suggestions:

a. Run chkdsk according to the instructions for running it from My Computer/Explorer. Put check marks in both boxes.

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

b. Defrag the C: partition after chkdsk has run to completion.

Bad sectors are a routine occurence of life in ComputerLand. Running chkdsk as described allows those to be overcome.

But the frequent appearance of bad sectors on a hard drive can be an indication of trouble.

Post back after doing these things, please.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:59 AM

HI HAMLUIS
thank you for your help
i have done what you suggested , as i say i have two h/drives so i have carried out the instructions on both , the c/ drive came through with no errors on check disk and no problems on the defrag, the f/ drive however took nearly 36 hour and had a load of "orphaned files " bad sectors etc , and on the defrag had 2 files which could not defrag (in the flight simulator folder )
however the problem still persists ?
any ideas as to what else could be the problem ??
regards
Bryan

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:51 AM

hi
still have the sound problem , i reprint al the details from my original post and the kind answer from one of the members , and my results , hope someone can help or advise ??
thank you
Bryan
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hi
recently i posted a request for help with a sound problem , i thank the people who replied but i am still unable to sole the problem and it has got worse , please read and i will start from the begining

i have a intel pentium 4 cpu 3.6Ghz , 2.0GB ram and a radeon X1650 series graphics card , the mother board is a ASUS P4S8X-X with on board sound i hve 2 hard drive one at 300GB the other 150GB I AM RUNNING WINDOWS xp WITH SERVICE PACK 2

A few weeks ago while useing flight simulator that whenm i changed views the sound would "break up and the picture stutter " this i thought would be a problem with the simulators confuiguration , but i have the same problem if i play music in windows media player the song stutters and breaks up and then plays fine , however if i open another application while it is playing then it happens again , i am now haveing the problem of if i start flight simulator then the sound goes off completly and i have to do a restart of the machine to get it back , allthough with the same problems as before . i have also noticed that sometimes the pc wants to do a scan disck check quite frequently and finds a few ~"bad sectors " it seems to do this every few days ???
i will be very gratefull for any help or advice as this is getting on my nerves , i am thinking it may be the on board sound makeing the trouble and would a sound card solve it ??
thanks in advance
Bryan

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Two suggestions:

a. Run chkdsk according to the instructions for running it from My Computer/Explorer. Put check marks in both boxes.

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

b. Defrag the C: partition after chkdsk has run to completion.

Bad sectors are a routine occurence of life in ComputerLand. Running chkdsk as described allows those to be overcome.

But the frequent appearance of bad sectors on a hard drive can be an indication of trouble.

Post back after doing these things, please.


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HI HAMLUIS
thank you for your help
i have done what you suggested , as i say i have two h/drives so i have carried out the instructions on both , the c/ drive came through with no errors on check disk and no problems on the defrag, the f/ drive however took nearly 36 hour and had a load of "orphaned files " bad sectors etc , and on the defrag had 2 files which could not defrag (in the flight simulator folder )
however the problem still persists ?
any ideas as to what else could be the problem ??
regards
Bryan

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:06 AM

Just maybe you need to backup of all the data in your F: to C: and format the F: partition. After the clean format, do a scandisk or "chkdsk" in XP and detect whether you have the bad sector problem still persist. Good luck :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:18 AM

I agree with Syunichi about that F: drive/partition.

And...I would run a manufacturer's diagnostic on that drive. It appears that drive is in trouble, IMO.

Stuttering, as I know it...normally happens when a system is using onboard sound or a soundcard which relies on the CPU for functionality...and the CPU is pulled away to do other tasks not related to running the sound function.

This was pretty common when I was on Win 98, less common today, but it still happens.

My solution was to buy a decent sound card and install it in one of my PCI slots. I made sure that the sound card was not particularly CPU-intensive, as some PCI cards still are.

Some reviews that you might want to look at: http://compreviews.about.com/od/multimedia/tp/SoundCards.htm

I have had Turtle Beach cards before and I think that might be a reasonable solution for your situation...but I really don't know.

Perhaps you'd get a better idea of a solution by visiting a forum for users of your flight simulator.

Another approach would be to use Task Manager to see what processes/apps are running when the stuttering is introduced. Maybe some of those apps don't need to run (I have no idea what you have installed on your system).

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

hello gentlemen
thank you for your advice , i dont think i will be able to back up my f drive to my c drive as i F is larger and has a lot on it so i may be looking at a reformat , i have had sound problems before i did the upgrade , so i think i will try a sound card first , i have a soundblaster card of a older machine so i will give it a go
thank you again
regards from wales u,k
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:46 PM

There was no need to repost an entire new thread on this issue. So I merged the two topics in to one thread for clarity and ease of following all the material.

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