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Q: Annoying Static Sound Even When Muted...

I have ASUS X540LA Windows 10 64 bit Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.104).

I am getting a static sound even when muted. The sound isn't coming through my earphones but is still heard from the pc even with the earphones plugged in.

I hear what I expect to hear, and nothing more nothing less, through my earphones.

I have disabled and uninstalled my RealTek HD Audio Device and Driver but I believe this is only silencing the issue and not resolving the problem.

Disabling and uninstalling the audio device and driver has rendered sound completely unavailable.

I would like to resolve the problem without opening my pc and cutting specific speaker wires.

What is going on with my lappy and how can I resolve the issue?

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Preferred Solution: Annoying Static Sound Even When Muted...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


ok when im inside my internet explorer browser, say typing this message, and if i move my mouse I recieve static, or real annoying sound, and I want to 'disable' 'remove' or 'delete' This Option.

I would Really, Appreciate this if u know how to please let me know.


btw; sometimes the static is just there even without me touching my mouse, i guess the sound overlapped or loopbacked and creates some irritaiting noise.. i hope someone out there knows what i mean..

A:static sound is annoying me

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Sounds as if your having some type of interference, sometimes speakers sitting too close or a cell phone sitting nearby will cause this.
What kind of a mouse are you using, try a different one to see if it still happens.

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I recenly purchased a 2017 Spectre 15 x360 (512/16/i7). Loving it so far except when using any 2 finger gestures on the trackpad. I noticed that whenever I scroll pages using 2 fingers or performing any 2+ finger gesures (like zooming or swiping up with 3 fingers to get task view), there is an annoying static/buzzing sound coming from the speakers. It just happens when 2+ fingers register on the trackpad. When I point around using 1 finger, the static isn't there. The sound does not get louder when I crank up the volume.  This is surprising since HP touts that special care has been involved in designing the audio components such as extra shielding and stuch. But it doesn't seem to be the case...    I recently updated the audio driver but rolled it back because it didn't fix a problem. But I didn't really notice any static before updating the driver. However, I'm not sure if this is the cause since I wasn't in a quiet enough place to notice.  It's not that big of a deal but in quiet environments, it is very noticable. 

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Hello everybody.
Before I start I just wanted to say , sorry for the bad english .
So , I have read allot of forums lately , and I found out that windows 8 and windows 8.1 weakness is its latency.
For me this proplem accoured like 2 months ago (before it didn't happend) , and yes I have messed around with the bios before that happend (now its all set to default )
Currently I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 (made a clean install yesterday) latest updates and drivers installed (with a program called DriverEasy) , and I am also running all the default settings in bios currently . I noticed the problem , 2 months ago just like I said before , when I was watching a video on youtube . Since that , I just can't watch some videos anymore with the ANNOYING static/crackling sound , its very annoying .And it also seems that it affects CPU performance and fps drops.Like I said before , I installed Windows 8.1 yesterday , so no minor tweaks have been done to the system .

I have already tried :

-"disabledynamictick" command
-Disabling all unused devices in bios
-Disabling EIST and C1E (no improvment at all)
*-Disabling HPET Mode reduces latency , but pc isn't stable.

Here are my computer specs (its a 4 year old and its really , really bad ):

Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT(motherboard)
-Intel Celeron E3400(processor)
-Intel G41 Express Chipset(intergrated graphics card - really bad)
-4Gb 1333Mhz Kingston DDR3 Memory(ram)
-Windows 8.1 Update 1 (latest drivers and updates installed)

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A:Windows 8.1 High DPC Latency,(annoying static sound)-Help.

Windows 8 Compatibility:[FONT=Arial] The DPC latency utility runs on Windows 8 but does not show correct values. The output suggests that the Windows 8 kernel performs badly and introduces a constant latency of one millisecond, which is not the case in practice. DPCs in the Windows 8 kernel behave identical to Windows 7. The utility produces incorrect results because the implementation of kernel timers has changed in Windows 8, which causes a side effect with the measuring algorithm used by the utility. Thesycon is working on a new version of the DPC latency utility and will make it available on this site as soon as it is finished.

Source: http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml]Click

Beside that it's most likely a hardware / driver / codec - issue.

Your system is also not really powerful as well.

Windows 8 / 8.1 are not causing that kind of issues. There is only an input-lag, which can be fixed via M$-tool, when playing older games without direct-/raw-mouse-input.

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For a point of reference, I checked this thread first.

I'm having a similar issue to what is listed here. Even when all my sound is muted I have this distinct buzzing sound when I plug into my front jack. I've tried it with three different headphones, and two different sets of speakers. I do not have this issue when I am connected to the rear port, but I do if I run the "Audio Manager" and retask the front/rear input. I have followed everything the threadstarter has (including what Fireberd recommended about resetting the IRQ), and I am still running into the issue. I have even looked into the BIOS to see if there was something I could adjust there and nothing. I also found something about PC Beep, but I was unable to get that working as well.

Also, I think it's worth mentioning that, like in the above thread, I don't have any sound issues until Windows starts (specifically, once the four dots on the Windows Loading screen becomes the WinLogo).

I've tried everything mentioned in this thread, and I've even Googled the Audio Codec to see if I can download something different to no avail. I'm at my wit's end, as I've had this computer for all of a week, and I don't want to have to send it back to the manufacturer if it's at all possible (though, since I hear it even when muted, I'm not sure that's a possibility at this point). For the sake of ease, I'm including my system specs (although I also have most of them posted in my profile).

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A:RealTek HD Audio Onboard gives static, even when muted.

I have similar problem with Realtek High Definition Audio Chipset ALC888S on HP Pavillion Motherboard. I get a constant popping sound and garbled audio.

I have Altec Speaker setup with two front, two rear and woofre speaker setup and I connect Realtek Audio output via SPDIF Coax Cable.

I have loaded latest Drivers from RealTek Site R 268 Version #

The control panel "Realtek HD Audio Manger's display results seem to be confused with the display results from the Control Panel Sound Card. The former says I have a digital Output SPDIF Connection but the latter expects me to connect my speakers via analog connectors which I do not have because I have AN Altec Lansing setup described above using the SPDIF (Digital Mutli_Channel Audio Format) digital output connection.

Does anyone know what is going on?

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Hello I wonder if anyone can help me, Basically I can hear static pop noise from laptop even when the speakers are muted and I've uninstalled the realtek hd audio manager drivers but can still hear it. I'm not sure what this problem is since when I'm watching a movie it annoys me. I'm running out of ideas

A:muted/uninstalled Realtek Hd audio manager but still get static popnoi

Pops/Clicks/Noise/Static is a common complaint. If you search through the many posts here you will see you are not alone.

Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. The first step is to update the drivers for the sound and video, using drivers from the PC vendor, especially the sound as non-Vendor sound drivers many times do not work or work correctly. Wi-Fi is known to cause this, a cell phone or wireless phone close to the PC can cause this. You will have to take it a step at a time and try to fix it.

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I have no applications running at all in Windows. I have the system sound muted, but I still have some sound coming out of the speakers. It sounds like some talk radio. I also have all networking disabled. I have no idea where this is coming from.

How can I tell if any process on my computer is accessing the sound drivers?

A:Solved: computer sound muted but sound is still coming from speakers

In some cases, if the speakers are cheaply made and not sheilded, they can acutally pickup radio waves (especially if you live near a radio tower). Does the "Talk radio" continue if the speakers are on, while the computer is off?

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Due to problems I was having with my PC, i had to get a new motherboard. It's an ASRock P4145D with Intel chipsets. I was told that when I installed my OS to my wiped HD, I would have to install drivers for the motherboard also from the disc provided. So I load up WinXP, and I test an audio cd on it, and it sounds fine....fast forward to the next day. I get around to installing the drivers for the motherboard, and now I can barely hear the sounds coming from my speakers. I have tried checking the volume controls, I've checked in the Device Manager, and there are no !!! that I need to troubleshoot. I guess I am wondering if there is anyway to go back and delete any of the drivers that were installed from the motherboard disc, or if anyone has any suggestions on how I would correct this. I've searched the forums and downloaded some nifty programs that give you all the specs of your pc, so if anyone would like to know what I'm dealing with, let me know and I can post it. Again, any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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Running XP Professional and the sound is muted. In the control panel in Sounds and Audio Devices\Volume the mute box is checked and will not clear. Is there a registry setting that is causing this or can this be set elsewhere?

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Friend just bought a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.

It seems like the sound is muted every time the computer starts.

Almost no new programs on there yet except I've installed LogMeIn free.

Any ideas?

A:Sound muted

Quote: Originally Posted by thewolfe

Friend just bought a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.

It seems like the sound is muted every time the computer starts.

Almost no new programs on there yet except I've installed LogMeIn free.

Any ideas?

Try going to your PC's manufacturers website and see if any updated drivers are available.

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I installed Windows XP Home over WinMe on my Dell Dimension 8100 computer a few weeks ago and also downloaded and installed the Santa Cruz XP compatible sound drivers from Dell's site. All was well, including the sound, until recently. All of a sudden when any sound plays (including with Media Player and CD drive), I can barely hear them. All volume controls are up all the way, nothing is muted, and Device Manager shows no problems whatsoever. I've uninstalled the sound drivers, defragged, and reinstalled them twice to no avail. I've been to every forum I can find, have found others with the same problem and read all replies...but after following all the steps that were advised, the sound is still messed up.
I would SO appreciate any help or ideas on this, as I'm at my
wit's end and out of options.

A:Muted sound in XP

are you using external speakers, and if so, have you plugged them into something else to make sure they didn't die? (ditto for a bass unit if you're using one) do you get sound if you plug in headphones instead of speakers?

if its not the speakers, that really only leaves the sound card (since you've checked the software, the drivers, etc.) do you have a spare you can put in to test?

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The sound on my computer (Windows XP) is silent. I cannot hear any music or sound coming from here. I checked the Sound control panel and it's not muted yet there is still isn't any sound. I disconnected the external speakers but still, nothing. I'm thinking a virus damaged it. What are some other things to try and check? Stupid computer!

A:Solved: Sound is muted in some way - please help

Yet again moments after posting, the sound worked. I guess the computer read my complaint and fixed itself immediately. So no help again needed. Hey though maybe whenever I don't know about anything I'll just think to post here, then I'll know the answer as soon as I post the question! Hahaha...lol

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I'm trying to help a friend so I don't know what sound card she has. She is running Windows XP Pro, and a few weeks ago, every time she starts the computer her sound is muted. You can go to the control panel and unchecked it and everything will play fine. But, every time she turns her computer off and back on it's muted again. I'm at a loss about it. Like I said everything worked fine until a few weeks ago.

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I'm not sure what happened or what I did, but I was closing some un-useful files from windows task mgr, and all of a sudden my sound stops working. HOWEVER, one of my games did recently crash (as it's been doing more and more often, something that never happened on my computer) and I did notice my volume was gone after playing that some. I was in a skype call with a friend at the time, that's how I know skype is working just fine.
A possibly related issue, my cpu is either being eaten up by something or it is broken. Things that used to bring my cpu up by a few measures, not makes it run at 90+%; it started happening a few months ago. since then my games that never crashed are having visual glitches, causing them to into hardlock, the a black screen, then the game screen goes away and I am left with the image of my desktop with my game curser still there. I have to close the game entirely to be able to do anything.
as far as my colume is concerned, I have no real clue why it stopped working but I really rely on my volume for pretty much everything.

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Running vista on a dell xps laptop. if i have the sound muted and i shut down. when i restart and unmute the sound it does not work. i have to leave it unmuted and restart the laptop again for it work. any idea what might cause this.


A:No Sound If Muted On Last Shut Down

Any errors in Event Viewer? Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Under the Windows logs will be categories for Application and System. Please look for errors/warnings at the time you mute the sound and at the time that you reboot.

As a first attempt, I'd try uninstalling your sound card drivers and reinstalling a freshly downloaded copy from the Dell Support website.

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Hello all, since one or two month I cannot use the sound especially the internal loudspeakers on the Lenovo Thinkpad P50. External Headphones work. On the P50 the red light on the mute key is activated while on Win10 the loudspeakers are in unmute state. Anybody has the same issue?I just tried to deinstall-install the sound but it is still the same.

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Since I installed Windows 10, whenever I start my laptop the sound is muted by default. It doesn't happen with a restart, only when starting after a shut down. Does anyone know how to fix this? I know it's a first world problem, but it's annoying.

A:Sound muted at startup

First thing would be to see if an updated driver exists for your sound device. If not or if it does not make any difference then the following might help.

Windows 10 by default has something called Fast Start enabled. It does help your laptop boot up faster but has also been known to cause other problems. It does not apply when Restart is selected which is why I think it may have something to do with your problem.

To deactivate Fast Start type power options in the search bar, hit enter and in the window that opens click on "Choose what the power buttons do". In the new window click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable". This will allow you to uncheck the selection to "Turn on Fast start-up".

See if this helps and report back. Also see what impact it has made to the start-up times and you can decide if you want to keep the fix or go back to the Fast start-up setting and have to un-mute the sound.

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Hello i'm having a problem using any microphones (i've tried 4 different ones so far)- at some point after the mic is plugged in my sound is completely muted until i restart the computer. All my drivers are up to date and this only occurs when the mic is plugged in. Also video playback such as youtube plays slowly when this happens.

Any advice?


A:Muted sound after using microphone?

Please fill in the "My System Specs". We have no idea what your hardware or even the Windows OS version is.

Also, are these USB mic's or standard analog computer mic's?

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Hi my system WAVE sound getting muted.

I could hear Invisible pop ups and souds on Firefox and IE as well. could please help me out in this...



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Hi there

Recently ive had "invisible" pop up, asking me to purchase items etc via audio, i have also noticed that my wave sound setting keeps getting muted, im guessing these are the same things.

i run windows xp prof

not sure what kind of information you need so please feel free to ask and ill do my best to answer

- Regards Icy

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:35:01 AM, on 7/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
D:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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A:Invisible pop ups and sound muted

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Sometimes in the past week or so, when I was on some website (no, I don't remember which), I must have muted the sound (when the phone rang, or something). I closed all the windows before restoring the sound, and now I do not have sound on ANY website (or anywhere else, like when booting up.) I've noticed in the past that when you mute the sound on one website, it stays muted for all sites, and stays that way until you un-mute it. However, I can't remember where I did it.

Is there any way to find out which page I cut the sound on, or is there some other way to restore it? I've gone through all (that I can think of) the audio devices, and none of them are muted. What do I do to restore sound?

Thanks, in advance.

A:No Audio; I Muted The Sound Somewhere.

You could check the Sounds and Audio Devices settings. Go Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices. Make sure "Mute" is not checked.

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got a weird problem.

my sound card does not play any sounds at all.
my sound card is selected in control pannel.
I have used newer downloaded drivers.
all drivers are installed correctly and have no conflicts and no sharing IRQ's.
all my volume sliders are on full with none muted.

I can see my sound card working when i play a cd or play any window sounds by the level meters moving.
I cant see it being the drivers because my sound card works just cant here anything.

Ive tryed contacting to manufacture but I think they have gone bust.

somthing seems to be muted someware but cant figure out what.

win xp home
st audio c-port sound card
amd cpu

A:sound works but muted somehow???

check ur speaker connection/wiring

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Firstly, I want to thank whomever will assist me in advance of their aid. The work provided on this website is nothing short of phenomenal and I truly appreciate all the help I have received in the past.

I am a Chrome and Firefox browser user, and unfortunately I appear to be having some Iexplorer issues. I keep getting random pop-ups and my wave volume keeps being reset to mute. I don't use IE except to log on to my offices web based remote desktop protocol. I even have ActiveX controls set to prompt me when they are being used. I just recently updated my Adobe Flash, perhaps that could contribute to the issue.

I have already run AVG Scans, Super-Anti Spyware scans, and even a Malware Antibytes scan. Nothing changed after removing harmful programs on my system.

Please find enclosed below a copy of my hijackthis log. If you have any questions please ask, otherwise I will be awaiting instruction or advice on what steps I should take next.

Thank you,



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:53:37 AM, on 7/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:IE Pop Ups and Sound Adjustments (Wave Muted)

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So far, the problems I have are two or three iexplore.exe processes running as SYSTEM processes, the Wave volume randomly ending up turned all the way down, and an occasional random background sound, like clicking, or those annoying "Oh my god! No way!" sounds from those smiley advertisements, though, that might be from advertisements that are opening up.I saw the response on another thread with the same problem, so I went ahead and ran the things that were suggested there. If the instructions are different, I apologize.Thank you for your time.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Admin at 3:49:50.78 on Thu 07/15/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1024.276 [GMT -4:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exesvchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:Sound muted, IE running as SYSTEM

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..i've noticed that my subwoofer sometimes opens with sound already muted!!! i have to unmute it via the remote control, is this normal?

..this dude who sold it to me told me its normal, thats what the remote control is for, but what if the remote got bused or something? its kinda too late to return it now, can i fix it?

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I have spectre x360. Recently I have it repaired by HP for various HW issues. (It is amazing that how much component failures you get just right after manufacturer 1 yr warranty period) Now those major issues are fixed. However, I find one of the behavior of the laptop's sound system has changed. Originally, the way my laptop worked was that even if I put the speaker on mute mode, when I connect my headphones, I could still hear sound. Then, if I disconnect the headphones speakers stay muted. I found this feature very useful. For example, in a quite library, when you listen to music and accidently pull the headphone wire off the socket, you don't disturb anyone. Now, the problem is that the headphone is muted when the speaker is muted. How can I get the original behavior back?

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I have an older Dell Inspiron with WINXP. Over the past week or two I've been burning a lot of CD's to iTunes, typically listening to them while they copy.

Today I just wanted to play a song in iTunes but speakers were quiet. I checked speaker volume, it's on. Task bar, it's showing that it's mute. So I single click the speaker icon, and it does not show that sound is mute. Volume is at 75%. I also opened the volume control panel and same thing, none of the mute buttons are showing mute.

While typiing this post, I had some other ideas... when I opened Quicktime it went into an install process. I then tried playing an song in itunes and it works fine. HOWEVER, the task bar speaker still shows mute.

Question: Why does the taskbar show MUTE when I can play music and the actual volume control does not show mute? (If I open the volume control and click mute, it mutes but the icon does not change).

Thank you very much,

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I just recently bought a new USB condenser microphone (ART M-ONE USB) to record my acoustic guitar, but when I record, there is this static-like hum. The problem lies with the connection between the mic and the computer because when I plug in headphones directly into the microphone, the hum is gone. It only happens when you hear it through the computer. I've read other similar posts and it doesn't seem to do anything with gain or such. I was more thinking it was something to do with a ground loop or something, but I can't say much since I'm not much of an expert on thee things

A:Annoying Microphone hum/static

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Stumbled upon this trying to fix my static and it helped it out a bit, not 100% though but thought i would share it.


goto your playback devices > click your speaker properties > advanced > and change the default format to a higher setting, such as 24 bit, 48000hz (studio quality)

thats it, and of course you can play around; if you have an alright sound-system you can tweak your eq. settings and such to compensate for playback quality.

A:Sound Static Help (removes most static)

Thanks for the tip but did not help me.

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I'm having the same issue that I noticed several other people are having, but I didn't see their problem go away. Below is the highjackthis log. So far I ran in regular/safe mode ComboFix, ad-aware by lavasoft, AVG antivirus I'm having no luck getting rid of this issue. If I login right away the IE windows are in the background and are open by SYSTEM, 2 minutes later the sound volume goes to 0. If i wait a few minutes then login I see the popups already open on the screen since SYSTEM opens them and I'm guessing it's running something as a service in the background that opens iexplore.exe. My only solution in dealing with this issue right now is running a script I created that automatically kills the iexplore.exe process as soon as it starts. I use firefox so killing ie isn't an issue for me. I appreciate any help I can get with this.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:42:49 AM, on 7/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
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A:IE Pop Ups in background open by SYSTEM and Sound (Wave Muted)

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Hello intelligent internet folk,

Today my sturdy Sony Viao turned mute.
The sound was working, well and true up to the point when it just stopped.
The computer seems to think that the audio is working, showing movement in the speaker thing on the control panel, but there is no sound even if headphones/speakers are plugged in.
I have tried disabling/enabling the audio device, and turning the computer on/off.
There are no start-up sounds. No sound at all, and as far as I can tell, the settings all seem the same.
I'm at a loss as to how to fix this most irritating problem.
Do I need to install a new 'driver?
please help!
I can't go on much longer with no sound.

A:Muted Computer!!? No sound - device/driver problem?

Welcome to the forum
Please try to make a Restore point first

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Wires/connection of the speakers are fine. The static problem only happens when I plug in my webcam. I tried not maximizing the volume control on the computer, webcam and speaker, but the annoying little static whenever sound comes out from my the speakers is still there.
Taking out the webcam solves the problem, but when I videocall someone it's really annoying. Is there any other solution?

Oh, and is it normal/harmful that my USB keyboard gets disconnected from the computer(then I have to manually take out the keyboard plug and replug it again in order to work), whenever I unplug/replug my webcam a bunch of times?

A:Annoying Static from my computer Speakers

only thing I can suggest is uninstalling the webcam drivers and reinstalling them from manufacturer's website, or have you tried this? When you got the webcam did you install the drivers from a disk?

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After an infection of several malware programs, I ran a scan and quarantine with Malwarebytes (scan log attached ScanLog.txt)

After 2 restarts my internet connection seemed broken. It showed a working connection on the icon tray,
and I could connect some specific services, like friends chat on Steam. however I could not connect to anything else (internet browser, skype).

I followed only 'Step 1' on this website: http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection
as well as entering command 'netsh winsock reset' separately into cmd, it did not work

After another restart, I have no internet connectivity (connected to unidentified network, no internet) still and its seems my sound also does not work (volume icon X'd out)
my internet works fine on wifi devices.

I've attached the Farbar scan logs.

It seems like this is a common problem, I couldn't find a fix-all in any of the other threads, so here I am
Please tell me if I have not included enough information, thank you!

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Hi everyone

I'm getting really frustrated trying to get my sound to work on my computer. The other day when I was messing around with my hard drive I accidently disconnected the wires from the "front panel audio connector". I tried to fix it but I could only get one of my speakers to work. I've been trying several different combinations of wires, but the problem is that the connectors are labeled differently than what my motherboard instruction manual gives me.

Here's what they say:

And this is what the wires say:
Purple - R IN
Yellow - R OUT
Black - GND
Green - MIC BIAS
Blue - L IN
Red - L OUT
Black - GND
Orange - MIC IN

Right now I have it matched up like this:

I have a feeling that where it says to put AUD_VCC, there shouldn't be anything. Anyways, your help is VERY much appreciated.

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Its weird, whenever i record my voice i get a weird crackling static, its like the mic detects everything. I know its not the mics problem cuz its brand new and its been like this since my old mic. Is it the sound card? Its like my mic is over staticky or something.

How can i fix this? thanks

A:Annoying Crackling Static Problem for Microphone

Take a look here: http://www.hotcomm.com/FAQ/FAQ_trouble_mic.asp

Scroll down to Microphone Quality and see if any of those suggestions help.

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Annoying Ad popups, random click sounds, random ad sounds in background, eg "Kill germs with bla bla some product", Every 30 min it often mutes my wave sound volume. Also, When i'm watching video on youtube or video on media player classic (fullscreen mode), sometimes it loses its focus (goes back to small screen etc). And, i dont know if this is related to that but every time i try to uninstall daemon tools elite.. my computer freezes.

Oh ye, and also, often at startups my zone alarm mention something about bannerconnect.net eg "Bannerconnect.net has been blocked ..". very sus indeed.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by reVrost at 17:37:28.51 on Mon 07/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.394 [GMT 10:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe 4
svchost.exe 4
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
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A:[HELP] Bannerconnect.net, Wave Sound Muted, Random Clicks in Background, Ad Popups

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

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If I play a youtube video, the first 1-2 seconds are muted then the sound starts playing. If I pause the video then unpause after 10 or so seconds, this issue happens again. It doesn't happen though if I immediately unpause. Very annoying, what to do? 

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I have a HP Pavilion a1253w computer...running Windows XP. For the past 6 months the audio has been almost gone. I can put the speakers within 12 inches of my ears and hear the sound like it is far away. 6 months ago I had to put my ear right on the speakers to hear it so it is some better (not much). I want a full normal sound coming out of my speakers.

I checked the sound board and nothing is muted anywhere, i uninstalled all the audio devices and reinstalled, I check diagnosis and it says nothing is wrong with the sound card/device. Nothing fixes this problem.

What could be wrong with my computer sound since nothing is muted and it says sound card is good? I am totally perplexed by this problem.

A:Audio sounds very muted...but it is not muted

Are you currently running an on-board sound card, if so, I can almost guarantee (about 70% sure) that your on-board card hasn't so much died, but is well on the way.

Get yourself an expansion sound card relative to the available slots you have and you should be fine.

On-board cards are known to go from time to time, id say a safe estimate would be approx 20% of boards lose their on-board sound abilities at some point in the first 5 years.

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I have a problem with the Toshiba XP Factory build for the Portege A600 and Portege R600.
If you try to modify the sound properties for the Webcam using the Camera Assistant Software with the sound muted, the Camera Assistant application will hang & Windows is unable to close it or even shut down. The only way to shut down is to hold down the power button until the machine switches off.

So far, the only workaround I can come up with is to turn the volume down to zero rather than using the mute option. The trouble is, if you forget and mute the sound rather than turning it down and then try to modify the sound properties, its 'game over'. Also, this isn't really satisfactory as the policy is to keep the machines muted until the sound is needed.

It doesn't happen with the Vista Build, only the XP Build.

My guess is that this will happen on any machine using the Chicony Webcam & software with the Realtek HD audio but I haven't tried it on enough machines yet to be sure. So far, I have recreated it on two A600s and an R600. The machines are not faulty and you can create the problem, 'straight out of the box'. Just do the following:
1) Use the Toshiba supplied Product Recovery DVD to restore the Toshiba Windows XP SP2 factory build
2) Once you have done all the set up stuff, mute the sound
3) Open up the Camera Assistant Software application & select the properties
4) Choose the audio settings tab

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A:Portege A600 Webcam Software hangs when modifying settings with sound muted


I don?t have a Portege but U400 with integrated webcam and preinstalled Win XP.
I installed a clean Win XP and then updated the XP to the latest state and installed all possible and available drivers from the Toshiba page.

I followed the steps described in your message and I have to say that I didn?t notice any strange issues? the webcam software is still running properly?

I don?t know what the problem could be but I recommend checking the sound driver fro update? maybe you could use the one from the Realtek page?
Furthermore check if the BIOS has been updated to the latest state and if your Win XP is up to date?.

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I have a problem with my display -- it's really weird, because it's actually able to be Print Screened. Sometimes when I leave a game or a fullscreen application using my graphics card (integrated Radeon 3000 Graphics), my screen will sometimes have a weird static-y noise thing. It's really hard to explain, but here:

I made the really ugly red crayon, bu the weird stuff near the top of the screen is the glitch. It's really, REALLY annoying, and the only workaround is to restart my graphics driver which bugs me.

Any suggestions?


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I bought Lenovo Ideapad 510s 14IKB a month ago. Till now everything was working great, but now I am expriencing weird issue with sound played back through speaker.  When I play any sound (music or video file) through speaker, sometimes everything is fine, but very often sound is muted for 6 second in the begining and then it plays normally. When I connect headphones, I do not experience any issue.Anybody who experienced similar problems? I tried to uninstall audio driver, install it again, update driver, etc... Nothing helped.

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Hello all,  Please advise has anyone of you encountered with the static noise on headphones and popping/clicking sound on speakers while on battery? All these things happen before any video\audio is starting to play. Static sound also is hearable after audio/video is stopped. And how did you resolve this problem?? Thanks!

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I am having sound trouble. The sound is cutting out. Sometime it works fine. Recently, it will just cut out, stay really low are only be static. IT happens with music and also when I am video chatting. Someone may be talking and the sound will just go really low or cut out completely.  I have had technicians reinstall all drivers and it will work sometimes but not all the time. Sound seems to work fine with headphones.

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ive updated all the drivers and still get the same prob.
this is in windows 7. So i am out of things to try. first bug ive run in to and its a big one at that. apart from that windows 7 is damn hot

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I have recently bought a secon hand Asus m2n-e sli mo'bo, from a friend.
All was going well, everything was set up with drivers from origional discs.

While playing a game (lost plannet: Extreeme condidtion) my pc crashed and reset itself. Since then i have been unable to get any sound, when sound is played it just makes a static sound. The only slight bit of sound i can hear is when playing the speaker test program in C-media. I can hear the voice slightly under the static sound.

I have tryed:
>All ports.
>Rolling back drivers.
>Latest C-media drivers from Asus.
> Ac97 drivers.

>Sound card:I tryed to use a Creative Audigy Soundblaster (X-Fi XtremeGamer). After inserting into my mobo my computer failed to boot, or even reach bios.

If anyone could provide answers/solution to either of my problems I would be very greatfull.

Thanks Craig

A:Static sound from onboard sound = dead?

Start > Run > sfc /scannow

This will confirm all Windows files are intact. Your Windows CD may be required during the scan if any files are found corrupted

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

A:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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