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#1 Osabr22000

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 12:50 PM

My system is a Dell Inspiron E1705 or 9400. I have a duo core Proc, 2 GB of RAM, 256 dedicated graphic card and am running XP Media Center SP 3.
Recently, I would constantly suffer from BSOD's while watching videos or listening to music. I determined the problem was my sound card's driver. In order to solve the problem I had to uninstall it and go to Dell's site to download a newer version. A description of the problem and solution can be found here if interested: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-...-sometimes.html.

The problem I am having now is that all audio that comes from my system crackles since I have reinstalled the driver. Before, audio from my system only crackled when I was pushing it too hard. But now, sound crackles even if all I am doing is playing music. This occurs regardless if I am playing off my internal harddrive, external hard drive, I use my system's speakers or I hook up external speakers. Any suggestions as to a fix? Supposedly my sound card is a "Sigma Tel Audio".

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:53 AM

I've just been in contact with Dell today for a similar problem that had worsened over time into the BSOD every time I played music or video. The Dell tech installed a k-lite codec pack and the problem was instantly solved. Maybe not your problem, but the problem with mine was broken codecs and the k-lite codec pack repaired them. The tech said something as simple as downloading Quicktime could cause broken codecs, especially iin Vista. Food for thought...

#3 Osabr22000

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:45 PM

I got the BSOD problem fixed, and it was always sporadic to begin with. Sometimes it would crash, most often it would not. Now my problem is that all sound crackles about every 4 or 5 seconds. Also, is your system a desktop or a notebook? I did a quick search and it appeared that almost all of those BSODs you experienced were associated with their Dimension series, which was a desktop line of theirs. Thanks for your help.




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