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#1 guitarguy93

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hey,guys. I'm having some trouble with my sound devices. When I right-click the volume icon in the notification area and click on the playback or recording devices option, the window (sometimes) opens very slowly. I ran a virus scan and it found nothing. I've tried disabling devices that I don't use, and that didn't help. I checked my CPU/RAM usage when the problem occurs, and it's no higher than it normally is. I've also checked drivers on all my devices and even the BIOS with no avail. Not to mention that it doesn't change automatically when I plug/unplug devices in.

This wouldn't be so much of a problem to me, but I use this computer for a lot of music production and changing sound devices is something that I do quite often. Having this window open so slowly is pretty counter-productive.

I've done some looking around and it seems that this is somewhat of a common problem, but I've yet to find a solution. Any help?



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 05:44 PM

Hi,

What security software is installed and is it current? Have you run any scans? If so, what were the results? When was the last time you deleted all of your temp files - cleaned up your browsers?

I'm guessing that is a new problem, not one that has been present for a long tikme and just getting worse.

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#3 guitarguy93

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:56 PM

No, it's actually occurred pretty frequently for a while now. I've just ignored it. It's annoying, but I didn't think too much of it. It's also not really getting any worse, but obviously not better.

 

Anyway, I run Panda Internet Security 2014, and it's current. I actually did a scan earlier today and it came back with nothing. I also run CCleaner weekly to keep temp files to a minimum.



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 05:41 AM

I would do 3 things:

 

a.  Uninstall...reinstall the audio drivers.

 

b.  Run chkdsk /r command on the Windows partition, Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880 .

 

c.  Run the sfc /scannow command to check for damaged system files, SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html .

 

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 07:36 PM

I ran chkdsk /r, but I fell asleep in the process. Was there anything I was supposed to see or was it automatic? Also, without having a disk drive, I originally installed Win 7 via the ISO tool on a USB key. For some reason, I can't get that to work anymore. I've tried a multitude of different options, but nothing has worked.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:59 AM

Well, I'm not sure what the chkdsk command did, but I haven't gotten the problem since. I'll let you know if it happens again.

EDIT: I think what I did to install Windows was running the tool on a different computer with my DVD and then installing it on this computer. Might be why I couldn't get it to work. What I ended up trying to do was run it with an iso I had downloaded from Microsoft's website.


Edited by guitarguy93, 30 September 2014 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:13 PM

:thumbup2: , all's well that ends well :).

 

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