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#1 TOGWT

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:56 AM

Computers audio sounds occasionally like a battery that is losing power (Xp Realtek AC 97)

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

You need to explain the problem in much more detail please.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:14 AM

like a battery that is losing power


And what sound would that be? warning beeps?

1. Have you tried reinstalling your audio driver?

2. Are you positively sure that it isn't a particular program that is producing these sounds? When do you hear them?
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

How best to describe sound- say normal sound 100RPM, my computer runs at 100 rpm (normal sound) and then runs at 50rpm (very slow sound) and then back to 100 rpm.

I updated the drivers (with software)to no avail.

FWIW- I'm not a computer guy

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

like a battery that is losing power


And what sound would that be? warning beeps? No (see above post for description)

1. Have you tried reinstalling your audio driver? YES

2. Are you positively sure that it isn't a particular program that is producing these sounds? Yes, I can hear it on any program, music or when streaming TV

When do you hear them? All the time I'm playing a music program i.e. classic FM



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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:12 AM

Is it only on sounds generated from the Internet or does it happen if you play a file stored on your computer? What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

I had a ScanFix virus that I cleared with this forum's help. But it was running slow before this, and hasn't changed. All computer sound (CD, Internet, etc)runs slow.

I've updated drivers (with software) didn't help. No new HW fitted (not sure I could if I wanted to anyway ;))

Edited by TOGWT, 07 December 2011 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

I belong to various car care forums and I'm usually the one answering questions, now I know how it feels ...:)

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

Try playing a sound file in safe mode. How does it sound?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Could you explain "Safe Mode" (I'm a Chem Eng) self-taught old guy as far as computers are concerned :)

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

I looked up 'Safe Mode'

In safe mode I put a CD in the drive > no sound > normal mode 'slow sound

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:15 AM

Would it be safe to 'uninstall' audio via CMD (devmgt.msc)shutdown > and then ''update' audio via CMD?

Thought process ( bear in mind this is coming from a Chem E not an IT guy) is that one of the audio files is corrupted

Thanks

Edited by TOGWT, 08 December 2011 - 07:17 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

I'd like you to do two things please:

1) Open device manager. Are there any yellow or red symbols? If so, with which items are they associated?

2) Reboot the computer. As soon as you see the blue WELCOME screen, depress the LEFT CTRL key on your keyboard and KEEP IT DEPRESSED until the desktop is fully loaded and the cursor changes from an hourglass to a pointer and remains a pointer for at least 10 seconds (this is essentially a clean boot). Not try to play a sound file. What happens?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:04 PM

1) There are no conflicts

2) Reboot made no difference

I tried uninstall / re-install, not perfect but a marked improvement

Thank you for all your help

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:27 PM

Well, I really haven't done anything to help and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to. All I've been able to do is rule out some things. We've ruled out a software conflict and we've ruled out missing drivers.

Is this the only anomaly with your system?

Have you run a full system scan with BOTH your anti virus app and with MalwareBytes? If not, please do so.

Please try one other thing. Open Task Manager to the Processes tab. Sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top (click on the title "cpu" twice to sort the column descending). Now play some music. Do you see any process spiking while the music is playing?

Edited by Allan, 08 December 2011 - 12:28 PM.





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