Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:53 AM
14th November 2010
I seem to be having no end of problems with Windows 7. The sound keeps switching on and off.It would come for a day or so , then switch off for about three days to a week, then switch back on again for another day or so.
Whenever I try to play a video, whether from the hard drive or a CD or DVD, the picture would show but no voice.When I try to play music, whether from my hard drive or a CD, I would hear the instruments but no voice. If I try to play my lectures, whether stored on the hard drive or from a CD, there is no sound at all.
These are some of the remedial measures that I have tried but which have yielded no positive results:
(1) Upgrading the sound drivers. A message showed up on the screen that said my drivers were the latest and didn't need to be upgraded.
(2) Downloaded drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website.
(3) Scanned the system with AVG,Spybot,Lavasoft,and Aries Remover. The first two for viruses and other malware and the last two for rootkits.It was suggested that I may have a rootkit infection.
(4) Reinstalled Windows 7 but to no avail.
Some details about my computer:
Biostar Tseries Motherboard.
Athlon AMD Phenom 9650 Quad core Processor.
2.3 GHz Processor speed
8 Gigs RAM
64 bit Operating System.
Is there some way for the problem to be solved? Is it a hardware or software problem or a combination of both.