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Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Q: Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

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Preferred Solution: Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

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.)

A: Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

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Hi,

Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
Audio
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,
Jacob

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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Hello there!
First I must say I'm not really sure if this is an actual hardware issue. I had my (Win 10) computer for approx. 1.5 year and I didn't have this problem until recently. When I play music I get this static noise glitches, in case of video the glitches of audio track and video track are in sync. It can range from barely noticeable glitch to around 1-2 second glitches (the ones after which you'd expect to get bluescreen, I never do).
While I could get use to this, the glitches make my computer almost unusable for VR gaming (Vive). As you can imagine it could be motion sickness inducing experience if the video jitters and skips frames every other second not following actual movements of your body. The issue seems to be more severe for VR than regular gaming. It also takes ages to load VR games for some reason (compared to regular games).

The reason why I think this might be hardware issue, more specifically issue with electricity wiring in my apartment is that the fridge situated in the same room as computer stopped working approx. month after I started to have the issue with my PC.

I'd appreciate any suggestions!
 

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I've installed the latest driver 4 my gfx card (integrated) , I've scanned with kaspersky, panda, avg, ad-aware and windows defender and I've cleaned up my registry and disk with Ccleaner.

I've got 223 MB RAM, which seems to get eaten up as fast as heck during start-up and afterwards, so I downloaded XP FreeRAM Pro or w/e. It got 4 stars on download.com and IMO it works well. Computer temps are within safe levels (40 -55c max) and it makes no distinct sounds when frozen. When it freezes, the screen stays still and sound turns off. Basic functions like turning on the CAPS lock light are working. I've got my PC tuned up for fast performance, no desktop BG, no window effects (it looks like windows 98) only 4 desktop icons (including the mystring thing). I only got ZoneAlarm firewall, AVG and FreeRam on my taskbar. Still slow, sometimes. I dunno what else to do.

I'm running on an AMD Duron, with VIA motherboard (with S3 Unichrome integrated gfx)
and VIA AC97 audio controller (which i haven't found an update for).

Any suggestions? Thx in advance.

Oh, and it freezes on low-end games. Pharaoh only needs 32 MB RAM and I can't run it w/o freezing it's maddening.
 

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Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

A:No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly


Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.



Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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Windows will crash to BSOD after about 10-15 minutes of playing a game, listening to music, or watching video. This started happening about a month ago. Up until then everything was fine. I though I found some people with the same problem when I search on Google, but updating their BIOS fixed their problem, it didn't fix mine.

I have updated all of the drivers I could think of and flashed my BIOS to the newest version on the ECS website (I have an ECS KA3 MVP motherboard). This didn't fix the problem. I also made sure I downloaded the Vista driver from Nvidia for my graphics card. I have also run a Memtest and had not errors, and I ran a video card stability test and everything was fine (didn’t even crash). I checked all of the temperatures on the restart and they are all in normal operating range. Here is what the BSOD says everytime.

Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***Stop: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x81F215B2)
***ndis.sys - address 81F215B2 base at 81EFC000, Datestamp 454962FD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 00000008
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81F215B2
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Here is the info from my latest crash dump file…
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.7.0005.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mi... Read more

A:Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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So lately,
I've had a problem with video games. They would freeze and only way to turn of my computer is through the power cable or power switch on back of desktop. After that if i try to turn on my computer it would freeze at random moments without letting me even get the my screen (this, what im doin now) and i need to let it "cool off" for hours before it lets me go back, no this is not a heat issue my heat is no higher than 43degrees most of time blow 40. here are specs from TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12269 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 561901 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V LX
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.0, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Computer Freezes when playing video games and loops last seconds of music

come on guyz i need ur help
 

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Ok, let me get to the point, lately whenever I play a music file on my system or watch an online video, all I get is sluggish and choppy sound. I am running Vista Home Premium SP1. My specs are as follow :

AMD Athlon 64X2 TK-53 1.7Ghz
4GB DDR2 RAM
120GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

I've got all of the latest drivers
I ran various virus scans, yet no avail. I am running with all the latest OS updates. Now I am at my wits ends and baffled as to why suddenly it does this.

I also check my hard drive for errors using chkdsk yet it reports nothing bad.
However now that I think of it, I did update my BIOS last week I am running a PHOENIX AMD BIOS with version 3.13 Date : 08/22/2008.

Perhaps this caused some odd behavior ? But as far as I'm aware of, nothing else is wrong with my system.

My only problem is choppy audio while the hard disk drive is active. For example I could be copying a file while listening to music and all I hear is choppy audio. Unfortunately this is a pain in arse while playing games from the hard drive. All I get is choppy/sluggish audio.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I am getting rather tired at the moment, don't mind my ****ty grammatical errors in this post. All I want to do is get my point across and hopefully get this problem fixed.
Thanks
Jordan
PS : If anyone would like to contact me further regarding this problem please don't hesitate to send me a Private Message or post in this topic.
 

A:Choppy Sound while playing music or video

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I apologize in advance if my post is missing any information; I attempted to follow the directions for properly posting but while I'm am computer functional, I'm not overly computer literate.

I'm running:
Windows 7 Professional computer 64 bit
4.0GB of RAM
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHz

The system constantly crashes when playing video games and games consistently lag. We have completely re-installed the OS and replaced all parts in the PC at least twice. When the system crashes the speakers buzz loudly, although sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the computer itself.

We switched from Nvidia because everything has checked out and it was hoped that the problem was the hardware not playing nice to no avail. I'm still getting the same error/crash.

The error report that comes up upon reboot is:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005E2A038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\052312-21933-01.dmp
C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-42900-0.sysdata.xml

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A:Routine crashing with buzzing sound when playing video games.

All except last one showed up a WHEA error stating that there was a timeout failure of the northbridge bus between CPU and RAM. Commonly this is due to a mobo, RAM or CPU failure. Just to make sure, if you believe your system is stable enough, you can attempt updating your BIOS for your mobo as that can commonly fix things. In most cases however, this is a problem that will only be resolved by swapping hardware.

If you wish, you can run some hardware tests as followed in the order given:

RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Blend; overnight (9+ hours)
GPU: MemtestCL - Run twice (if any of the tests work on your GPU; ATI cards will need to install the ATI APP SDK as it requires OpenCL)

All of these (excluding MemtestCL) are included in the UBCD if you prefer a Live CD environment (which is the best environment to test hardware on). Note that Prime95 currently does not work on the latest version of UBCD. Also, please provide us temps/voltages using HWInfo with Sensors only option checked. Log two 30-minute instances: one for idle, and one for high load. If you can get the system to crash during high load logging, that's even better.

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

A:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

A:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

Code:
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*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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According to Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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I'll just be randomly playing music and all the sudden the volume will get a lot quieter, after awhile it will get normal again, sometimes it will go higher than normal too. This happens when I play a game or music. Usually it lasts about 20 seconds after changing but often it can go high to low to lower in a matter of seconds, this all happens randomly too it's not only happening when my music gets louder or quieter. I checked wires and the volume control center and no bars are moving. It happens on all media players and all games and movies and all sorts of things.

I have Windows XP Home SP1, 2.4 ghz Intel P4 processor, SB Audigy, 1 GB DDR ram, Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro 128 mb. Any help will be MAJORLY appreciated, as this problem really makes doing anything involving sound on my PC sound like crap.
 

A:Volume randomly changes playing games/music

Try updating drivers first.
 

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Once or twice a day, I get a BSOD. I've tried updating my drivers to no avail. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

A:BSOD while playing games or listening to music

Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffffa0008aa8f88, 2, 1, fffff880053a2b3d}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::UnreferenceDmaBuffer+7d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Update your ATI/AMD display driver.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.


During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

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HI all. I am new to this so please excuse any errors. I have a P4 3gig, 1gig ram, 256 graphics (or is it 512? Can't remember), 180 gig hard drive pc that I had custom built for me just over a year ago. Since I had it, I have had loads of problems with it. Most have been sorted out by the shop that built it for me (I have had to take it back 6 times in the past year) but this problem persists. Whenever I play a game (be it Rome Total War, Football Manager 2006 or Doom 3!), listen to music on WMP or iTunes, stay on net for a prolonged period of time, look at pictures or movies, then it freezes. I hear a couple of 'beeps' then it freezes. If I press reset, the PC just makes a long beep noise so I need to switch the power off from the back. This happens regularly.

The last time I returned it they appeared to have fixed the problem. They said that it was a heat sink problem. Got it back from the shop and it appeared to be working perfectly, better than it has before. But low and behold, it problem has returned. My 1 year warranty has now ran out and I would like to attempt to fix it myself before going somewhere else and having to pay for it to be fixed. Does/has anyone here have/had the same problem and how did they fix it? Any help you give will be greatfully received.
 

A:PC Freezes when playing games, music or most other things!!!

Maybe a heat problem. What's the temperature of the processor?
 

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So basically my computer has been crashing for about two weeks now. I have just switched from Ultimate 32-bit to 64-bit and they were both clean installs. I was thinking about buying a registry cleaner but i guess ill come to the pros first

A:BSOD while watching videos, playing games or music

Hello Vlandor.

Since you are having problems when running something I have to ask you how old the hardware is. I had a similar problem my self not too lobg ago and it ended turning out to be the harddrive that was faulting.

My recommendation would be to run some benchmarking programs to see if you might get some kind of clues that way. Maybe you can find a bench mark that crashes your computer almost instantly compared to the other programs. I would recommend starting of with Prime95 for CPU stress testing and 3DMark for stress testing of your GPU. Please come back and tell us the results when you are done with the two.

Also i have to ask if you did any changes to the computer before these problems started to accur. Also a registry cleaner will not help you if you have tried a clean install of windows.

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I've installed a new GPU, an asus radeon hd 7870 and BSOD started to happen.

A:BSOD playing games, listening to music - still trying to understand

Hello Luidig, it is caused by the display driver.

Code:
fffff880`0a6cc2a8 fffff880`04cf1821Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x3c821
============================
lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`048c5000 fffff880`0493b000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Aug 16 06:43:06 2012 (502C4922)
CheckSum: 00079744
ImageSize: 00076000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Let us know the results.

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Whenever I've tried to play music, a dvd or video of any sort, or play a game my computer has been getting complete freeze ups. The problem only started around 3 - 4days ago.
I play music in Itunes, and this is where the problem started, however, I have also tried using winamp and vlc but I get the same problem. I can get anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes of music before the problem occurs but when it does it locks up the whole computer, i can move my mouse around but nothing can be clicked, no keyboard commands are working (ctrl + alt + del, alt + f4 etc.). When the song freezes it will constantly loop the second of the song that it froze on but no other worrying sounds are made by any part of the computer.

If I'm watching a video I once again get between 30 seconds and 10 minutes before a problem occurs, the audio will carry on as normal, but the video will hang and thats when the whole computer freezes. Once again, no keyboard commands work, and the mouse can move but not interact.
When playing games everything is fine until i try to close the game or click (or alt + tab) away from it, then it will get caught half way between the command and freeze up the entire computer just like the other causes of freezing.

The only way I can un-freeze my computer is to turn it off at the power button or using the restart button.
I've used various anti-virus, registry cleaner, diagnostic tools etc. but nothing seems to have helped the situation, a system re... Read more

A:Complete freeze playing music, videos or games

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So I just bought a new laptop, toshiba satellite p755-s5390, and have been noticing some static crackles/ lag. When I play music (pandora) sometimes it randomly has a static spike and lags my mouse for 5-10 second periods, then goes away. This also occurs when I'm playing an online game (airmech). When it happens while playing, it lags my screen and shoots my ping up to 500-1000 when its normally around 75-100. I also hear the static while its lagging. I have tried re-installing my sound drivers but that didn't fix anything. I know its not my outlet because I have gone to different homes/hotels and its still there. Could it possibly be my Ipod? Thanks for helping!

BTW, running Win 7 64bit
 

A:Random static sounds and lag while listening to music and playing games.

Bump, Pls help...
 

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it becomes more frequent and severe,can somebody look at the dmp files,whocrashed says it's not hardware problem
it's something about memory it says
Attachment 270614

A:BSOD while browsing web playing games/videos/youtube/music

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %

Code:
dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 19:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Security Software

Right now I cannot see any security software installed on your system, did you have any? removed it for some reason? Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free



   Information
Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.


Update and make full scans with both separately.


Start up

Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
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Hi everyone

I had the problem that my computer shuts down while playing games or just browsing the internet. At first I got a black screen, but was still able to hear sound (e.g. music player) for ~2-3 seconds. This happened every 1-60 minutes after booting... (If I run in secure mode, everything was fine) So I decided to set up a clean installation of Windows. BUUUT the problem occurs again. Not every 15 minutes, but it occurs.

I'm not quite sure if this is right, but I've got the feeling that this began again after installing all automatic updates. Ofc I have the recent versions of graphic card drivers etc.

Just like described in the BSOD forum I attach a zip with further informations including dump files etc.


I would be sooo happy if you could help me solving this problem.

Cheers!

A:Random black screen (while playing games, listening music, ...)

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

It may very well be the GPU drivers (even though they are recent).

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I cannot figure this out. I have done several fresh installs. Made sure everything is seated properly. Any help? I keep getting a BSOD while doing simple things on the internet. Such as flash games or youtube or even just playing Spider Solitare. But I can play BF3 or Black ops 2 for several hours with no problem.

A:BSOD while playing flash games or listening to music on youtube

Tried switching memory slots. ran memtest86 0 errors. I can run bf3 for hours upon hours with no issues moment i do simple things it crashes not understanding this at all!!!

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I've beenexperiencing this problem for awhile now. When I watch videos (for example, abc.go),play pc games, or listen to music (itunes), my computer would randomly freeze up and make a loud sound. The audio would sound like abroken record and I can't exit out so I have to do a hard shut down on mycomputer. Also, I notice my internet connection is slower than usual. I do havevirus/spyware protection and I have scaned to see if there was a virus, but itshows nothing serious. My computer is about 2 years old. I would greatlyappreciate it if you guys have any suggestions as to what I should do. Thecomputer specs are:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack1, 64 bit

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10

Processor Count: 1

RAM: 1979 Mb

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ChipsetFamily, 797 Mb

Hard Drives: C: Total - 225687 MB, Free - 126718 MB; D:Total - 12585 MB, Free - 2107 MB;

Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3612

Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated andEnabled

I am a single mom and not getting any help from their dad. Icannot take my only pc for repairs for financial reasons. I would appreciateany help you guys could offer me in fixing this problem.

Thanks! Chasity
 

A:Computer Freezes Up when watching videos or listening to music or playing some games.

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i'm having problem with my SOUND. A few couple of weeks ago, i reboot my computer. From Window Xp Home to Xp Pro sp3. I then found out everything esle on the computer work but NO SOUND.

the problem is. i can play music in Window Media Player but can't hear anything coming from the speaker.
i try mosly everything. check the Volume, un-install, reinstall the Sound Device, download a new copy of SigmaTel Audio off Dell.com. when i first install the copy i download from dell.com, the music or sound will than play for like one time.

for exsample.

I click the music in window Media player, it'll play and the sound will come out of the speaker, but once i stop it and click PLAY again. the song will play but no sound come out of the speaker.

I click on sound and audio devices properties, Under Sound - Program Events - I click on some of the wav. and press play
a error will come up and it say ... Window cannot play the %systemRoot%/media/window Xp error.Wav file. It may be damged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again.

Under sound and audio devices properties - Audio, The Sound playback list - SigmaTel Audio, Which mean i know i have a sound device on my computer.

i'm running on a Dell Dimension E310.

Any reply will Help.
Thanks for Reading.

A:Music Playing, No Sound

Try replacing the driver again. I'd try this one firsthttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/If that doesn't work then try this onehttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/The instructions for installation are on the bottom of both links

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I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??

A:have music when playing video but no talk??!??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Siggi Jul


I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??


Hi and welcome

By the talk I assume you mean the peoples voices. If that is so you may have the sound control panel configured incorrectly for stereo instead of 5.1.

We need a ton more info before we can help. what sound card, etc
kenn J++

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i just reformatted my pc. at lags a little when playing videos and even mp3's.

i ran adaware and spybot. and cleared the found items. here's my log:

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:23 AM, on 4/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
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A:pc slows down when playing music or video

I see nothing in your log other than

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zzzHPSETUP] G:\Setup.exe

Do you know what that might be ?

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Okay, so I purchased a brand new computer (in parts) from NewEgg. I got:

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 R Motherboard

Galaxy GTX550TI Video Card 2GB DDR5

Zephyr MX-750 (750 Watts)

AMD 6-core FX-6100 3.3Ghz Processor

A single 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM stick

A 1 TB Hard drive which I used as my main, and I owned a previous 1TB Hard Drive which I am using as my secondary.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I've played Guild Wars, League of Legends, and Skyrim, and anywhere between 10-60 minutes, my pc will crash, freezing up completely and the sound will get stuck. I've gone 8+ hours with the PC on while in the Skyrim Construction set, using Microsoft Word, and browsing the net. At one point, I got the Blue Screen of Death (Only 1 incident) with the following code: 0x0000001E

I've updated everything, video card, motherboard, any windows component, updated. I ran my antivirus in case I brought anything from the old 2ndary HD, nada. There have also been a couple cases where we could smell something hot. Not burning, just hot.

It continued to freeze when I tried to play ANY game, so I sent the video card back. Had to be the video card, what else could it be? I got the new one today. It lasts longer, but it continues to freeze when playing any video games. I have part replacement/refund from NewEgg for another 20 days, I need to figure this out now. Help!!!

What freaks me out is that EVERYTHING is new. No idea what I can do in this particular situation.

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A:PC freezes while playing video games (returned/exchanged video card)

Maybe there is an issue with your power supply.

Run this
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

While running this
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36

Let them go for 1 hour and see what you get. It will render your PC pretty much useless so set it and step back and watch.

See if you still lock up.
 

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Hey all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW. At first, the only problem I had was no bass. I could hear the tremble fine, but no bass at all. I started clicking around under some sound settings and no I have no music at all however, when I "test" the speakers, I hear the test noise going off.

How do I fix this? Thanks!

A:My laptop has sound but isn't playing music - help!

Tony, what are you using to play music and you can verify that NO mute feature is on, be it within the music player or the PC itself?

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I am experiencing a buzzing sound when I play music online.  I primarily listen to music through the microblogging site Tumblr.  For example, if I had a song playing for a minute or so and opened a new tab I will hear a buzzing sound for anywhere between 2 to 10 seconds.  Other times, particularly during songs that are longer, the audio will fail and I will get an error message with a red x on the song I clicked.  Neither of these problems happen all the time.  The buzz is more prominent and seems to happen more frequently when I am opening and closing tabs.  
 
I have narrowed this down somewhat.  It does not happen when I play an actual CD in the drive.  It does not happen when I listen to a song on Youtube.  It does not happen if I play an mp3 that I have saved on my computer.  It does not happen when streaming a podcast.  I have listened to podcasts that are over an hour long and did not get the buzzing or failed audio message.  It does not happen in Internet Explorer.
 
This seems to be related to tumblr sites and/or Chrome.  I have pasted a link as an example of a song where this occurs.
http://musicforthemisplaced.tumblr.com/post/62769786099/no-doubt-ex-girlfriend
 
Things I have tried:
 
1. Updated the drivers
2. Scanned for viruses/malware
3. Updated Windows
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A:Buzzing sound when playing music

You can safely remove flash players re-install, I think your plugin may be out one version... should still work though, but might help. Updating Shockwave is also a good idea as sometimes the technologies are interdependent.
 
Could be a Tumblr bug also... I doubt it is Chrome. Have you looked at the Tumblr support? (if there is such a thing)

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After downloading a music file from Wal Mart I now cannot play any of my .wav files or commercial music CD's. I have checked the volume control center, running wmp 10

Sure could use some help. Thanks
 

A:Solved: No sound when playing .wav or music CD

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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Hi guys, ive been having this problem for a while...

Everytime there is activity in my hard drive whether it is because i switch my wifi connection or my hard drive is forced to do something my sound crashes and becomes very disorted i have no idea why.

I use WMP 12 in Windows 7 Home Premium, my latop is an HP Pavillion dv4-4068la and my audio drivers are up to date and working, i hope there is nothing physically damaged on my laptop that causes this.

I can get up from bed and carry my laptop while its playing music and the sound is not affected thats why i think it has something to do with my operative system not the mother card or stuff like that.

Im planning on completely restore my system to its original state. Any tips on how to fix this without been so extreme on the case?

Thanks alot!

A:Distorted sound while playing music.

As you are planning to reinstall, that would be the best way to go. Although a major task, from what you report that should fix it.

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Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


Harry Dreier

A:Clicking sound when playing music

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Originally Posted by HDreier


Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


Harry Dreier





Have you tried a different set of speakers?

Lydokane

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Is this possible? I mean by plugging headphones into the jack on the cd-rom drive. I've never had a problem doing it in Windows 98, but when I try it on any XP machine without a sound card, I cannot. I've tried using both media player and winamp to no avail.
 

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I have a strange experience with sounds lately, I have no idea why this happening or what is causing it but here it is: One day I was doing some light gaming on both my tower and laptop since both my computers meets the minimum requirements, and while playing this game, I heard some unusual sounds on both my laptop and tower; my laptop while playing the background music of the game, seemed to be missing a couple or not few sound types in the game. On my tower, it sounded like it had an extra beat, as if I could here that extra sound(s) with the background music playing. I can't explain real good, but to simplify this, my laptop seemed to be lacking of some melody beats, while my tower has it all, and slightly deeper bass. I turned my laptop speakers high, yet no extra melody beat appeared. I did the same with the tower, sounded the same as before but just louder. I am sure I installed this game on both my computer successfully with no errors, I reinstalled it again, and same problem occurred. I don't understand, is the speakers more sensitive on the tower, and giving it more variety of sounds or is the laptop speakers not so sensitive in outputting more variety of sounds. Or both are wrong and it is just the matter of XP and VISTA, or is it the software or drivers installed for the sounds?

Is something wrong with the speakers? Do I need buy better ones? Ones that's suppose to act normal?
 

A:How come some background music of games sound different?

try updating your sound drivers first, then you might want to look into past problems others might have had with this games sound. Since this happened to both your computers at the same time it sounds like the problem is the game.

A simple test to see if your speakers are broke is just...play music on them. Does it sound fine? yes? then it's not your speakers

unfortunatly without knowing what game it is that you are talking about I can't really look into any problems others have had with it.
 

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A friends PC keeps crashing after a few hours of usage (watching movies, listening to music). I've been attempting to troubleshoot it but I'm not to sure about how to find the cause of the problem. Based on my google search, which led me here, it's caused by either RAM, HDD, Drivers or overheating. I unfortunately can't get the dump right now, but I did get the info from the event log.

The computer has rebooted from bugcheck. The bugcheck was 0x00000124 (0x000000..., 0xfffffa8003560038, 0x00000000b2000000, 0x000000001040080f).

Problem Event Name: Bluescreen
OS Version 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


Does this info narrow down the issue, or is it just generalizing the problem down to what's been stated before?

A:0x124 crash after playing video/music

For an insight, go through:Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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Help! For some reason, when I try to play mp3, cd, or view video, my pc comes to a virtual stop! the cursor will move only every 1 or 2 seconds, and the music or video will not play! Can anyone help me?
 

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Ok, I restarted my computer from a fresh boot this morning and when I opened up iTunes to play a song, I clicked the play button. It then proceeds to keep the song on 0:00, no audio no nothing. No attempt to even start the song.

Thinking it was an iTunes error I tried to play something in WMP. It did the same thing....clicked play and the song stays on 0:00. Now I tried to play a video in WMP to see if that worked, and it played extremely slowly and laggy with no audio. VLC media player is doing the same thing.

Some background on my system, it doesn't lag. I have an i7920 and the hard drive the music and audio is stored on is extremely fast. I also tried moving the music to a different HD on my system and it does the same thing. Any help is appreciated. I am going to try a system restore.
 

A:Music/video not playing (Not an audio problem)

A system restore fixed it. Looks like a windows update was installed. Thats the only thing that could have done it. I haven't installed anything for over a week. If you know what might have done it specifically, let me know.
 

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This is not a "must have", but it is a lot of fun. You can play a video as desktop background which is especially nice if it is a music video. For that you need VLC. If you do not have it yet, you can install it from e.g. here ( Download VLC Media Player 1.1.2 - FileHippo.com ). And here are the few easy steps:

1. Open VLC and go to Tools > Preferences
2. Click on the icon called Video on the left (3d icon from the top)
3. Change Output (which is set to Default) to say Directx Video Output
4. Click on the Save button (important)
5. Now select the video you like to play -> Media > Open File
6. Right click on the VLC window where the video plays and go to Video > Directx Wallpaper
7. Minimize the VLC window and enjoy your new desktop

If you want to get out of it, right click on the VLC icon in the taskbar and Close VLC. In case you later want to use VLC for "normal" operation, you have to reset the Output to Default and Save it.

A:Have fun playing a music video as desktop background

Cool trick whs, thanks for sharing!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Hey all,

So, heres the scenario! My friends laptop used to play music fine in different media players like iTunes, winamp, limewire and so on... Her computer for the past few weeks hasn't played any music. When she hits the play button or double clicks a song nothing happens. It doesn't even begin to play she says.

I asked her if she heard any sound during regular use of the computer. She said yes, she hears everything fine, even youtube videos and music through websites.

She checked the device manager, nothing out of the norm there. I do plan on walking her through how to scan indepth for viruses and spyware and such, but other than that I'm stuck!

Any help is much appreciated!! Thank you all
 

A:Music not playing in any player - Sound works. Help plz

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Hi all, I have a new Asus N61J Laptop with windows & 64 bit o/s. Im wondering if anyone can help me with setting up to play music through my soundcard in yahoo chat. When I have set up to play through the sound card , in my many attempts to get it working, i get no sound at all,, any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi.
Advice needed. I have a new motherboard in my machine, an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com and my 2 soundcards the older Adigity 2 ZS with all the bells and whistles locsk up the machine and the X Fi Gamer SB 0730 in the PCI slot has very low audio to the stereo system. Another PC with he same card is considerably louder. I had a PCI e Recon 3D but it had a faulty line input so I could not plug my other PC into it (essential). It was plenty loud enough but not hi fi. I have a Yamaha 100 RMS per channel surround sound hi end unit RX V2090 and a pair of B&W DM6 monitor loudspeaker which I listen to music on from CD and the computer FLAC, 320kbs mp3 and some lower resolution (not many). Another machine hooks up as a media center for surround sound from Blu Ray, DVD's and HD over the ai TV and Netflix. Amazon etc. I am looking for the sound card in this machine to be for Stereo playback only. The other machine does the home theatre movie experience. I sometimes listen to cheapo headphones at low volume late at night but mainly this will be fairly moderate listening levels. I have read about Asus cards and some of them suffer from high pitched whistling and hum from ground loops. I am interested in the obliviously being phased out Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com. I also like the Assus ASUS Xonar Ess... Read more

A:Sound Card for playing music in Stereo

OK so I took my own advice and ordered the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com
I have installed it and I am testing it through the hi fi whilst tweaking options, the driver disk I got seems to be bang up to date with Windows 8 7 drivers only and more updated than drivers on the web. I'll post a further diagnosis after a few days of testing but I am impressed and that is pretty hard to do to this old fart.

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